Photos from Yesterday, Washington, DC USA – Climate is an Emergency

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2019.09.23 Climate Strike DC, Washington, DC USA 266 20021-Edit (View on Flickr.com)

Photos from Washington, DC, taken via active transportation (of course).

2019.09.23 Climate Strike DC, Washington, DC USA 266 20026
2019.09.23 Climate Strike DC, Washington, DC USA 266 20026 (View on Flickr.com)
  • Climate is an emergency
  • It is known what can be done to mitigate climate change, and it’s probably bigger than arguing over what we eat
  • Physicians and the health care system have an important (and accountable) role to our generation and the generations who come after us

Here’s what our nation’s capital city is seeing in terms of climate:

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2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon – Ted Eytan MD-1001-781 (View on Flickr.com)
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2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon – Ted Eytan MD-1001-780 (View on Flickr.com)

Here’s the nexus with health care:

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Fig 1. Time series of life cycle GHG emissions from US health care activities. Shown for 2003–2013, in absolute terms (orange bars) and as a share of U.S. national emissions (blue line). Mt = million metric tons.

Eckelman MJ, Sherman J (2016) Environmental Impacts of the U.S. Health Care System and Effects on Public Health. PLoS ONE 11(6): e0157014. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157014

2017.03.23 Impacts of Healthcare on the Environment (View on Flickr.com)

2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon - Ted Eytan MD 1001-766
2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon – Ted Eytan MD 1001-766 (View on Flickr.com)

And data about global methane emissions, a component of of our global warming situation

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2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon – Ted Eytan MD-1001 776 (View on Flickr.com)

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Additional photos below. Artist credit: Werk for Peace (@WerkForPeace)

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