Tell Benishek to keep up to date on the medical literature!GOP Congressman [Dan Benishek] Says His Medical Background Qualifies Him To Deny Climate Change
Shadee Ashtari firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: 10/09/2014 3:36 pm EDT Updated: 10/09/2014 3:59 pm EDT
While more and more Republican candidates evade the questions about climate change by claiming they’re “not a scientist,” Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Mich.) says his medical background qualifies him to reject the overwhelming consensus among climate scientists that emissions from human activity are causing the planet to heat up.
Health is inextricably linked to climate change
Climate Change Challenges and Opportunities for Global Health
American Medical Association Special Communication | September 22, 2014
Jonathan A. Patz, MD, MPH; Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH; Tracey Holloway, PhD; Daniel J. Vimont, PhD; Andrew Haines, MBBS, MD
JAMA. Published online September 22, 2014.
Health is inextricably linked to climate change. It is important for clinicians to understand this relationship in order to discuss associated health risks with their patients and to inform public policy.