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Views of health professionals on climate change and health: a multinational survey study
John Kotcher et al., George Mason University. The Lancet Planetary Health

Medical professionals largely understand that climate change is happening and is caused by humans, view climate change as an important and growing cause of health harm in their country, and feel a responsibility to educate the public and policymakers about the problem. Despite their high levels of commitment to engaging in education and advocacy on the issue, many survey participants indicated that a range of personal, professional, and societal barriers impede them from doing so, with time constraints being the most widely reported barrier. However, participants say various resources—continuing professional education, communication training, patient education materials, policy statements, action alerts, and guidance on how to make health-care workplaces sustainable—can help to address those barriers.