Aiutiamo il pianeta ad avere un futuro se vogliamo dare un futuro ai nostri pazienti

  • Franco Bergesio Centro di Riferimento Regionale per le Amiloidosi, AOU Careggi, Firenze - Italia
  • Marco Di Girolamo Coordinatore Centro Amiloidosi Ospedale Fatebenefratelli “S.Giovanni Calabita”, Roma - Italia
  • Giuseppe Curciarello Ematologia Clinica e Oncoematologia USL Toscana Centro Firenze - Italia
  • Anna Lucia Caldini Laboratorio Generale, AOU Careggi Firenze - Italia
  • Santi Nigrelli ex Nefrologia Ospedale S. Maria Annunziata, Firenze - Italia
  • Anna Maria Ciciani ex Nefrologia, Ospedale Torregalli, Firenze - Italia
  • Marco Lombardi Nefrologia, Ospedale del Mugello, Borgo S.Lorenzo (FI) - Italia
  • Enrico Eugenio Minetti SC Nefrologia Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milano - Italia
  • Paola Parronchi Immunologia e Terapie cellulari, Università di Firenze - Italia
  • Calogero Cirami Nefrologia AOU Careggi, Firenze - Italia
  • Giacomo Laffi Medicina interna ed Epatologia, Università di Firenze - Italia
  • Riccardo Ciuti ex chimico AOU Careggi, Firenze - Italia
  • Chiara Cresci Pneumologia AOU Careggi, Firenze - Italia
  • Roberto Salerno Endocrinologia AOU Careggi, Firenze - Italiay)

Abstract

Climate changes have never been as dramatically apparent in our everyday life as now. It is urgent to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the consequences of climate changes both on the planet and on human health. The indiscriminate exploitation of natural  resources and the lack of shared  rules are among the major causes. Recently, some economists have called for a radical change in the present economic model towards a ‘social solidarity economy’ model. G.Giraud, a French economist, called for an ecological and social transition in order to reduce the ecological footprint and deal concretely with the problem of global warming. The good news is that the solutions are there and do not have to be punitive. Health consequences of climate changes have already caused serious draw backs on public health. Doctors and scientific institutions can and must contribute to help mitigate the effects of climate change through increasing commitment and support to goodenvironmental policies.  Climate emergency requires the extension of ethics and medical practice beyond their traditional mission to involve the relationship between patients, doctors and society. We propose that medical scientific institutions quickly promote the birth of task forces dedicated to addressing this problem. (GCND_planet)

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Pubblicato
2020-03-05
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