Global warming is a hot topic (pun intended) for some, and now, in a taped speech, President Obama has asked the medical community to start a dialogue with their patients about the potential health risks it can cause.
According to The Daily Caller : “‘We also need doctors, nurses and citizens, like all of you’, President Obama said in a taped speech presented to medical professionals gathered at the White House, ‘to get to work to raise awareness and organize folks for real change.’
The Obama administration has been hard at work trying to draw a link between global warming and public health issues. The summit included the U.S. Surgeon General, top administration officials, and public health experts from around the country telling doctors, nurses and other conference goers how to talk about global warming with their patients.
The central message: doctors should warn their patients that global warming could make their health worse.”
The Daily Caller, a conservative online news publication went on to explain:
“‘I know we have people all around the country, in all of the regions, who are also listening to this conversation, and like all of you in the room, I hope will go out and continue to talk and educate,’ echoed Nicole Lurie, assistant secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Health Department.
‘We need to engage medical students themselves,’ said Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General, ‘to demand the curriculum change’ to prepare them for a warmer future.
Speakers at the White House summit didn’t just tell doctors to go out and raise awareness about global warming, but to also promote the Obama administration’s regulatory agenda aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions.
‘We need people, proponents, to talk about it. Make sure that the public is informed,’ said Texas Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson. ‘Stand behind the EPA, because they’re attacked every day, all day by many committees.'”
What do you think? Is it important to you that your doctor informs you of the health risks of global warming?
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