Hospitals Are Killing Thousands From ‘Climate Change’ Each Year Or Something

Hey, here’s a good idea: let’s make hospitals use unreliable energy sources that can only operate when the sun is shining or the wind is blowing within a certain range, because that’s super good for the environment

Hospitals are helping make us all sick
Greenhouse gas emissions from health care will be responsible for the loss of thousands of years of life.


As temperatures go up due to climate change, extreme weather events (like Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Harvey) become more frequent, and more intense. Warmer temperatures are also a public health problem in and of themselves, aiding the spread of infectious diseases and increasing rates of malnutrition. The changing climate is going to make people sick.

And the healthcare system in the United Sates—which is supposed to keep people healthy—is partially to blame.

Between powering facilities, manufacturing medical supplies, creating pharmaceuticals, and other activities, the U.S. healthcare system is responsible for a solid chunk of the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change; it released the equivalent of 614 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2013, and around 10 percent of the total emissions in the United States. (snip)

Sherman and her collaborator, Matthew Eckelman, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern University, wanted to put a number on the damage of healthcare emissions in a form familiar to healthcare professionals. Based on a series of calculations, they determined that the contribution to climate change by the institutions trying to protect your health will be responsible for the loss of 123,000 to 381,000 years of healthy life in the future. The results were published in the American Journal of Public Health in October.

These people are so full of mule fritters it’s hard to understand how they don’t explode. And how they sleep at night with this garbage.

I wonder if these same idiots will stop using fossil fueled ambulances? Oh, hey, what about all the doctors buying into this? Will they give up their own fossil fuels usage? Stop playing golf? Operate by erratic ER lights?

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9 Responses to “Hospitals Are Killing Thousands From ‘Climate Change’ Each Year Or Something”

  1. david7134 says:

    Why is it assumed that different weather will make us ill?

  2. Bob spelled backwards says:

    So the weather causes nosocomial infections now? I guess that I should’ve paid more attention in cell, & microbiology.

  3. McGehee says:

    Why do climate alarmists hate easy access to health care?

    Oh. It’s because they hate their fellow man.

  4. Jl says:

    “As extreme weather events become more frequent and more intense…” Except that “extreme weather”, whatever that is, isn’t becoming more frequent or more intense

  5. Dana says:

    It seems that the left want us to go back to the 14th century. Back then, there were no hospitals.

    Of course, humans croaked around 40.

    • david7134 says:

      Just think of the pollution caused by what Tesla did.

      • Zachriel says:

        david7134: Just think of the pollution caused by what Tesla did.

        Much less than what coal energy produces, and much of the pollution associated with solar production can be significantly reduced with proper controls.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Yep, Tesla could use some good PR (no pun intended) after the mass firings in October and the company’s dismal failure at reaching production goals on the Model 3s.

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