“You have to think of what that means for health care,” author Michelle Stirling told The Gunn Show. “It means that health care stops looking at you as a suffering individual who needs care, and they start looking at you as a carbon footprint.
“These ideas are so ludicrous, so misplaced and so focused on the carbon footprint, they forget that their whole purpose is actually treating patients, people, human beings, and being a human being with that human being.”
Healthcare only contributes a mere 5% to global carbon emissions, but that’s still too much according to NEJM Catalyst, a council devised by the New England Journal of Medicine.
According to the group’s website, “Reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement requires ambitious action from the health care sector to do its fair share to reduce its emissions.
“An emerging body of work examines how health care organizations might reach a goal of net-zero emissions, defined as a state in which the activities within the value chain of a company result in no net impact on the climate from greenhouse gas emissions. While such a challenge may seem daunting, the authors contend that understanding the many reasons why this action is necessary will help strengthen resolve and drive results.”
Just last year, the NEJM claimed that the demographical groups often victimized by the Left have ‘inequitable’ access to hospital care. They called for more load-balancing resources, a move that would increase the industry’s carbon emissions.
The group is calling for green energy hospitals, largely relying on the same sources that are causing blackouts in California. Hospitals are unable to treat patients and coordinate their efforts without reliable sources of power.
The goal of net-zero emissions has already led one Canadian hospital to offer a veteran seeking treatment an assisted death rather than hospital care. The shocking proposal derailed his recovery from PTSD and a traumatic brain injury.