How Health Care Contributes to Climate Change
Mercer, C. (2019). How Health Care Contributes to Climate Change. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 191(14): E403–E404.
This article addresses the impacts that the healthcare industry in Canada has had on climate change. It states that from 2009-2015, healthcare in Canada was accountable for 4.6% of national greenhouse gas emissions. The author claims that research has indicated that healthcare emissions (through the relationship between air pollution and human health) results in 23,000 years of life lost due to disability or early death.