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      Health Professionals & Climate Change

      Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion
      British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

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          Abstract

          Far from being laggards in mitigating climate change, health professionals should be leaders. They have scientific training, which means they are better able than many to understand the science that underpins climate change. They are more trusted than any other group, particularly after the bravery they have shown in countering the pandemic, and they interact with millions of citizens every day. Then the threat to health and the positive benefits to health from a low carbon life is probably the best way for citizens to be motivated to act on climate change. In many countries, health workers outnumber and other groups of employees, and the actions they and their families take as individuals can have a sizeable impact—and they provide leadership by example. Finally, health professionals have global networks, and mitigating climate change demands global action.

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          Journal
          Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion
          Sus
          British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
          2732-5164
          2732-5156
          June 21 2020
          June 24 2020
          : 13
          : 2
          Article
          10.38192/13.2.22
          468aef32-bc43-4611-b7b2-c7bf21549bff
          © 2020

          https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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          Education,General medicine,Social policy & Welfare,Medicine,Health & Social care,Public health

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