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GPs 'should offer climate change advice to patients' - Telegraph

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

More on Climate and Health Council and its recommended actions:
Influence food menus wherever we go — ask for local food, less meat, and less processed food; a low carbon diet is a healthy diet. Drink tap water.
Advocate for personal carbon entitlements within an equitable, fair shares global framework, such as Contraction and Convergence.
Be a champion: put climate change on the agenda of all meetings — clinical teams, committees, professional networks. Doctors can tip opinion with chairs and chief executives.

Call me old fashioned but I would prefer my Doctors to worry more about the filthy state of some hospitals and the needless deaths of patients in their care before they start lecturing the world.


Quite so. I really doubt whether my vet will start lecturing me about global warming, but if he does I will open with the question: When are your patients most healthy, in winter or in summer?

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