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JUST WHAT EVERY PATIENT WANTS TO HEAR FROM THE DOC. A LECTURE ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Not that I think this will take off. But it is bizarre, no, it’s STUPID!batbatbat

First .... Unless it’s some kind of emergency you get exactly ten minutes and often less, when you see a doctor here. That has been my experience anyway.  I can’t see them taking time to give a talk on my carbon footprint.  But the idea that “experts” are suggesting this dumb idea is beyond the pale.  It just show how totally in the Gore camp these idiots have fallen, and the extremes they will dream up to indoctrinate the public.  Starting with the very youngest and I have already seen that right here.

Some (experts again) have suggested that doctors should start treating their patients over the phone so as to avoid ppl driving cars into town or wherever the doc is located. Sure, like doctors are going to open themselves to a possible lawsuit for wrongful diagnosis the result of a phone call.

GPs should treat patients by phone to cut NHS carbon footprint, report says
Patients will be encouraged to stay at home and consult their doctor by phone instead of travelling to GPs’ surgeries under plans for a “greener” NHS.

TREAT PATIENTS BY PHONE

SCHMUCKS!

Doctors should give patients advice on climate change, a leading body of medical experts has claimed.

Nick Britten
Published: 11:53AM GMT 29 Nov 2009

The Climate and Health Council, a collaboration of worldwide health organisations including the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal Society of Medicine, believes there is a direct link between climate change and better health.

Their controversial plan would see GPs and nurses give out advice to their patients on how to lower their carbon footprint.

The Council believes that climate change “threatens to radically undermine the health of all peoples”.

It believes health professionals are ideally placed to promote change because “we have ethical responsibility…..as well as the capacity to influence people and our political representatives to take the necessary action”.

The Council has been recently formed to study the health benefits of tackling climate change and promotes a range of ideas from reducing your carbon footprint by driving less and walking more to eating local, less processed food.

It wants to raise ‘health’ on the agenda of December’s UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen.

They believe that offering patients advice on how to lower their carbon footprint can be just as easy and achievable as helping them to stop smoking or eat a healthier diet.

Other proposals include for all developed nations to pay an extra five dollars a barrel on oil and a tax on airline tickets. This would go into a special fund to develop low-carbon alternatives to existing technologies, they say.

Prof Mike Gill, from the University of Surrey, who co-chairs the Climate and Health Council, outlined the plans for the medical journal The Lancet last week.

He said: “Climate change already affects human health, creating problems that will increase if no action is taken.

“Overall, what is good for tackling climate change is good for health. Who better to spell out this message than health professionals? “We have the evidence, a good story to tell that dramatically shifts the lens through which climate change is perceived, and we have public trust.”

He said the health service was often “muted” on the subject of climate change and needed to make its voice heard more.

He added: “To maximise our influence, we must be much clearer than we have been to the public, to patients, and to politicians about the risks of doing nothing and the benefits to individual and global health of effective action.”

Vivienne Nathanson, British Medical Association director of professional activities said the report “clearly shows that taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions can have positive impacts for health.”

She said the BMA was disappointed health had not so far figured significantly on the agenda for the Copenhagen summit and called on world leaders to seek solutions that benefit the environment and individuals.

Andy Burnham, the Health minister, in support of the Lancet report said: “Climate change can seem a distant, impersonal threat [however] the associated costs to health are a very real and present danger. Health ministers across the globe must act now to highlight the risk global warning poses to the health of our communities.”

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