Autres nouvelles It's Time for Canadian Doctors to Divest in Fossil Fuels - Huffington Post
Direct risks to our health include increasingly intense and frequent heat waves, extreme weather events such as hurricanes and flooding, whereas indirect risks include amplified food insecurity, displacement and conflict. The ever-accumulating evidence on climate and health is there. It is time that the medical community collectively do something about it.
Fossil fuel divestment, an action taken already by the British Medical Association and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, is one such solution that needs to be adopted by the Canadian medical community. Divestment means getting rid of stocks, bonds and investments in unethical industries and practices, such as those that profit from the uncontrolled burning of fossil fuels. It is now well recognized that around 80 per cent of the world's remaining fossil fuel sources must stay underground in order to prevent the worst effects of climate change.