Hospitals Confront Climate Change as Patients Sick from Floods Fires Crowd ERs
Kaiser Health News. (2021). Hospitals Confront Climate Change as Patients Sick from Floods, Fires Crowd ERs.
This article explains how the healthcare industry is having a negative impact on climate change. It states that U.S. healthcare facilities consume more energy than any industry except for food service. Hospitals consume 2.5 times as much energy per square foot as typical office buildings, contribute to tons of medical waste, and emit atmosphere-damaging gases used in surgery and other procedures.