Thursday, August 29, 2013

HealthCare Execs Call For Action On Climate Change: OR, Why So Many People Are The Victims of Manslaughter In Hospitals

With Execs like these two it's no wonder Hospitals have become Abattoirs.

from Fierce Healthcare;
HealthCare Execs Call For Action On Climate Change
August 29, 2013 | By 

The healthcare industry must take action against climate change, "a health issue that will affect everyone in the world," according to Healthcare Without Harm President Gary Cohen and Gundersen Health System CEO Jeffrey Thompson in an editorial for LiveScience.

Cohen and Thompson cite the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue fever to new regions and the increase in respiratory problems in communities downwind of coal-power plants as just two examples of how climate change has already begun to affect public health.

"The world is learning that it is not possible to support the population when the planet is sick," they wrote.

Healthcare, the authors said, "occupies a unique position in society to admit its contribution to the problem, and to lead the fight against climate change." For example, they call for hospitals, which use far more energy than schools or offices, to take steps to increase sustainability. This action, they said, will "simultaneously ... reduce the rising disease burden and reduce the globe's spiraling healthcare costs."

Cohen and Thompson also urge hospitals and clinics to have contingency plans in place for the fallout from climate change, saying they should be "the last buildings standing in a hurricane."

They are not the only ones thinking along these lines. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has developed a strategy to design new hospitals that are better equipped to deal with the effects of climate change and make similar adjustments to existing hospitals. These strategies include increasing the flood-resistance requirements for new facilities and ensuring power backups in the case of flooding or extreme temperatures.

But Cohen and Thompson believe the call to action should extend throughout the country. They call for healthcare professionals to take the lead in communicating the reality of climate change to the public at large, citing doctors and nurses' successful messaging regarding the health hazards posed by tobacco products. Healthcare, they wrote, must "clean up its own system, and live its mission of addressing the environmental and social conditions that are making people sick in the first place."

For more:
- here's Cohen and Thompson's 
- here's Bloomberg's 
plan (.pdf)

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Thank You Mr Budryk and Fierce Healthcare

Healthcare, they wrote, must "clean up its own system, and live its mission of addressing the environmental and social conditions that are making people sick in the first place."
No, Healthcare must keep it's nose Out of Social Engineering and stick to Science that isn't turned inside out to peddle Collectivist Hogwash. 

"environmental and social conditions that are making people sick in the first place"

Uhh, yeah: like Mind and Mood control/Political Re-Education.

From Climate;

Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Report: Global Warming Scientists 'Adjust Both Data And Even Theory To Accomodate Politically Correct Positions'

By:  - Climate DepotAugust 29, 2013 9:14 AM
Climate Science Exploited for Political Agenda, According to Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons – PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee
By Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 – 7:00 am
TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Climatism or global warming alarmism is the most prominent recent example of science being coopted to serve a political agenda, writes Richard Lindzen of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the in the fall 2013 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. He compares it to past examples: Lysenkoism in the Soviet Union, and the eugenics movement.
Lindzen describes the Iron Triangle and the Iron Rice Bowl, in which ambiguous statements by scientists are translated into alarmist statements by media and advocacy groups, influencing politicians to feed more money to the acquiescent scientists.
In consequence, he writes, “A profound dumbing down of the discussion…interacts with the ascendancy of incompetents.” Prizes and accolades are awarded for politically correct statements, even if they defy logic. “Unfortunately, this also often induces better scientists to join the pack in order to preserve their status,” Lindzen adds.
Lindzen discusses key aspects of the global warming models, including their dependence on the “globally averaged mean temperature anomaly”—that is the average of the differences between the average temperature for the year at each weather station and the 1961-1990 average for that station. This metric is used to create an influential graph that resembles the daily chart of stock indices, but is of dubious significance. The change in the anomaly is tiny against the perspective of the temperature variations we experience daily, Lindzen demonstrates.
In normal science, models are judged by how well they agree with nature, Lindzen explains. In the climate “debate,” however, the models are given a claim to validity independent of agreement with real observations.
The highly oversimplified terms of the discussion in the policy arena “largely exclude the most interesting examples of historical climate change. The heavy intellectual price of the politicization of science is rarely addressed,” writes Lindzen.
Lindzen writes: “Global climate alarmism has been costly to society, and it has the potential to be vastly more costly. It has also been damaging to science, as scientists adjust both data and even theory to accommodate politically correct positions. How can one escape from the Iron Triangle when it produces flawed science that is immensely influential and is forcing catastrophic public policy?”
Escape from climate alarmism will be more difficult than from Lysenkoism, in Lindzen’s view, because Global Warming has become a religion. It has a global constituency and has coopted almost all institutional science. Nevertheless, he believes “the cracks in the scientific claims for catastrophic warming are…becoming much harder for the supporters to defend.”
The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons is published by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is a national organization representing physicians in all specialties, founded in 1943.
SOURCE Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

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