Should physicians rethink travel to conferences?

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Author: Erin C. Will
Date: Apr. 25, 2022
From: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal(Vol. 194, Issue 16)
Publisher: CMA Impact Inc.
Document Type: Letter to the editor
Length: 642 words
Lexile Measure: 1750L

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2021 was a year like no other as the planet experienced an unrelenting series of climate-related disasters. The widespread nature and severity of these disasters, from a deep freeze in Texas that left 4.5 million people without power, to the heat dome that suffocated western Canada and killed 595 people in British Columbia, to the wildfires in Turkey that destroyed 1700 [km.sup.2] of forest, to the atmospheric river that devastated the BC Interior and forced almost 20 000 people to flee their homes, were unignorable reminders of the future disasters we will face if we do not do all that we can to mitigate climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has indicated that the planet is in a "code red" situation and change must occur now if we are to prevent unthinkable devastation. (1)

As physicians, we bear a special responsibility to be leaders and role models in taking action against climate change and changing our lifestyles in ways...

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