During one of our “King and I” sessions on CRTonline, Ron Waksman asked me if it was appropriate to discuss non-medical issues with patients, especially those that might be perceived as political. It occurs to me that there are politicized issues that affect health. They are medical, so here goes.
I am writing this in the middle of August high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, enjoying temperatures in the 60s and 70s while most of the country swelters. Tomorrow, I return to Atlanta, and I am not looking forward to the change. This week, we heard from the UN commission on climate change, and although we have heard the story many times before, this warning was particularly stark. Can climate change be stopped? The answer is no. Are humans responsible? The answer is yes. Are there methods to avoid the most calamitous results of continued inaction? The answer is yes. Will the world's only species that can do anything about it, do anything about it?
Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, 2021-12-01, Volume 33, Pages 70-71
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