Climate advocacy networking
Doctors and all health professionals are highly respected. Many of us therefore feel that we should use our position to speak out and make sure that people know about the climate emergency and the extinction crisis and take urgent action. Below are a few links to campaigns/networks currently active.
NHS Climate Emergency
An open letter to the Government asking for them to declare an NHS Climate Emergency and require all NHS Trusts to reach a carbon footprint in line with a 1.5°C target to be achieved by 2030
Doctors for Extinction Rebellion
If you are a doctor and would like to join the DoctorsforXR coordinating/networking group on Slack, send me at email at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferably from a doctors.org.uk or nhs.net email account)
Open letter from doctors in support of non violent direct action on climate change:
Fossil Free Health
a campaign run jointly by Medact and Healthy Planet UK calling on the UK health community to divest from fossil fuels
Clinicians for Planetary Health
a global effort to galvanize clinicians and their patients around planetary health through lifestyle modifications and activism.
UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
An alliance of health organisations (Royal Colleges etc) which advocates for responses to climate change that protect and promote public health
Resource: Hugh Montgomery lecture
If you would like to know more about the full picture of the science of climate change and responses to it, you may want to watch Professor Hugh Montgomery’s lecture on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UP_-Bvf5fU (1h15min)