Gideon Polya is an Australian scientist who has published extensively on avoidable mortality (especially in relation to poverty, deprivation, hegemony, war and genocide) and the worsening climate emergency and climate genocide. He taught science students at a major Australian university for 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London , 2003). He has published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” - see also his contributions “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams) and “Ongoing Palestinian Genocide” in “The Plight of the Palestinians (edited by William Cook,) He has published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” as biofuel-, globalization- and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the “forgotten” World War 2 Bengal Famine (see recent BBC broadcast "The Bengal Famine" involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others). When words fail one can say it in pictures and he has created huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child (see Flickr) .He is the convenor of 300.org that , science informed, demands a return of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) to a safe and sustainable pre-Industrial Revolution level of about 300 parts per million (ppm) (300 ppm CO2) from the present dangerous and damaging 405 ppm CO2 (Google "300.org" and "300 ppm CO2").
- Gideon Polya Institute for Policy Research and Analysis