n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - The health profession and climate change : advocacy needed : more about... climate change and health

Volume 30, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Advocacy is defined as support or argument for a cause or a policy. The lead article in this journal certainly suggests major changes in lifestyle, which will not be palatable to all in the health profession. Do we need to be advocates for the policy of auditing and curtailing our use of energy? One thing is certain - as a result of overpopulation and a massive reliance on fossil fuels for energy we are releasing far more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than ever before. Together with other greenhouse gases this will result in global warming and major changes in climate.

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