Health professionals’ realization of the health impacts of climate is growing, as is their motivation to act. As America’s most trusted messengers, they have a great opportunity to engage the public in the clinical setting and at the point of care.
The future of our climate is always on the ballot, including in the midterms. Midterm elections often include Congressional races and city and state ballot measures that have the potential to shift the trajectory of #ClimateAction locally, regionally, and nationally.
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) called for the immediate reduction of planetary carbon emissions to levels 45% below 2010 levels by 2030 to avoid climate catastrophe. Next year, 2023, we will have seven years to meet the IPCC goals. The number seven is prominent in sacred texts and important in most faith traditions. Seven represents perfection and completion. For Jews and Christians, creation was completed and God rested on the seventh day.