Boston, MA – Stress, increased risk for disease, babies born too early, and premature death are among the negative health impacts that could occur in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a new article from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital.
Marginalized groups are likely to be most affected, the authors said. That’s because hostile attitudes toward racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, and Muslims–which appear to have been brought more to the surface with the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump–have been linked in previous studies with both mental and physical adverse health effects.
Videnskab er efterhånden noget, der hører fortiden til, alt bliver politiseret og kun få stiller spørgsmål til vrøvlet.
Her er flere eksempler på, at læger tror de har forstand på klimavidenskab:
Using words such as a “dangerous step backwards” and a “rejection of science-based decision-making,” a phalanx of medical societies is denouncing President Donald Trump’s decision on June 1 to withdraw from the Paris climate-change accord and pursue a new accord.
Trump’s rejection of the Paris Agreement met with swift disapproval from the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health (MSCCH), which consists of 12 associations. His decision “is the wrong choice that puts Americans at unnecessary risk,” said MSCCH Director, Mona Sarfaty, MD, MPH, in a news release. “Climate change is the greatest public health challenge of our time.”
MSCCH members are the ACP, the American Academy of Family Physicians; the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; the National Medical Association; the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma. and Immunology; the American College of Preventive Medicine; the American Podiatric Medical Association; the American Geriatrics Society; the Society of General Internal Medicine; the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine; and the American Association of Community Psychiatrists.
Climate change is a major threat to mental health, the American Psychiatric Association (APA), warns. The association has joined the growing ranks of physician groups that are sounding the alarm about the multifactorial effects that rising seas, temperature extremes, and changing environments are having on individuals’ physical and mental health.
In a new position statement, the APA focuses on the profound impact of climate change on mental health, which may include the development or exacerbation of mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or substance abuse.
Det danske Ugeskrift for Læger abonnerer også på klima pseudovidenskaben.