NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab climate scientist Peter Kalmus: "Here's why race justice and climate justice are one & the same: The oppressive extractive plutocracies that colonize and kill black bodies and colonize and kill our planet are one and the same."
CNBC writes, “Extreme weather disasters also lower cancer survival rates. One study shows that cancer patients were 19 percent more likely to die when hurricane declarations were made during their therapy because of treatment interruptions compared with patients who had regular access to care.
“‘For patients with cancer, the effects of hurricanes on access to cancer care can mean the difference between life and death,’ the authors wrote,” CNBC reports.
H. Sterling Burnett: "Contrary to these scary claims, human-induced climate change cannot be causing increased mortality from cancer, because data show no evidence hurricanes or wildfires are becoming more severe or frequent."
James Taylor debunks study: "The line of reasoning is preposterous. And even if the ACS’s line of reasoning were sound, the line of reasoning would indicate that climate change is reducing cancer incidence and mortality."
"Climate change has clearly not 'triggered more frequent weather disasters like hurricanes and wildfires.'”
Climate change is already increasing cancer risk through increased exposure to carcinogens after extreme weather events such as hurricanes and wildfires. In addition to increasing cancer risk, climate change is also impacting cancer survival. Extreme weather events can impede patients' access to cancer care and the ability of cancer treatment facilities to deliver care. ...
Climate change creates conditions favorable to the greater production of and exposure to known carcinogens. Extreme weather events are already increasing the amount of carcinogens in communities. ...
"To date, no studies have estimated the carbon footprint of cancer care...The energy expenditure associated with operating cancer treatment facilities and medical devices, as well as the manufacturing, packaging, and shipment of devices and pharmaceuticals, contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions in cancer care...Some cancer treatment facilities have begun to consider their own carbon footprint and started a process to achieve carbon neutrality. However, the proportion of health care institutions reporting environmental sustainability activities lags behind other economic sectors"
“Given the focus on COVID-19 infection rates and death tolls, it appears the climate activists in academia may want in on the scary and emotional death toll counts in order to draw attention back to their climate cause,” Mr. Morano explained.
UN Chief António Guterres: "We must act decisively to protect our planet from both the coronavirus and the existential threat of climate disruption."
Aaron Bernstein, Harvard University's Dir. of Climate & Health & Global Env.: "The good news is that the solutions for climate change are also pandemic solutions."
Sammy Roth, energy reporter at LA Times Reporter: "If we had a good reason to invest in clean energy and climate solutions before -- we have an even greater reason now is the economy in the shape that it's in and the potential benefits that would bring."
"Climate change is a killer, but we don't acknowledge it on death certificates," co-author Dr Arnagretta Hunter, from The Australian National University (ANU) Medical School, said. "There is second component on a death certificate which allows for pre-existing conditions and other factors.
"If you have an asthma attack and die during heavy smoke exposure from bushfires, the death certificate should include that information. We can make a diagnosis of disease like coronavirus, but we are less literate in environmental determinants like hot weather or bushfire smoke." ...
"Climate change is the single greatest health threat that we face globally even after we recover from coronavirus," Dr. Hunter said.
Paul Ehrlich: "It’s insane to have so many people alive at the same time." ... It turns out, if you want to have a maximum number of people live, the way to do it isn’t to see how many can cram on the planet at one time. The way to do it is to have a sustainable society, millions, but not many billions, for thousands, or millions, of years." ...
"The problem is not so much making automobiles more efficient, it’s getting rid of most of the automobiles."
"The health threat from the COVID-19 virus is trivial, compared to the health threat from climate disruption."
"Trump’s got a lot of blood on his hands already, but that’s nothing, we could lose everybody to climate disruption."
"When you ask what we should be doing, the answer is: we’ve got to change the entire system."