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Posted Mon Feb 11 2013: from Climate Central:
Canadian Doctors Urged to Fight Climate Change
Scientists began talking seriously about some dangers of climate change more than 30 years ago -- rising seas, changing weather patterns, more rain in rainy places and more drought in dry places, and more. But the risks that lie outside their areas of expertise have taken longer to draw attention -- especially in the area of human health. That has started to change, however, as medical professionals have begun to understand how a changing climate could lead to all sorts public health problems -- increased mortality as heat waves become more intense and more common; a rising incidence of allergies; the spread of infectious diseases into new areas; and more. The latest evidence of this growing awareness: an editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that lays out the facts and urges doctors to become more vocal in demanding action against climate change.
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'Doc Michael says:
Why should they be more vocal? Climate change = more patients = more profit!

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