Calgary's activist doctors trying to make global warming into question for provincial vote

Calgary’s activist doctors trying to make global warming into question for provincial vote

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[CBC News] A group of Alberta doctors want climate change action to be top of voters’ minds as they head to the polls.

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And they’re looking to target what they’re calling “ambivalence” toward the issue in Calgary in particular.

The coalition of health professionals, including nurses, lab technologists, paramedics and students, have pitched in donations, totaling nearly $5,000, to pay for a series of billboards and a newspaper ad to run around Calgary.

“We’re small but passionate, and we’re starting within Calgary where we think we’ll get the biggest bang for our buck,” said Dr. Joe Vipond, with the Alberta committee of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.

“There’s a feeling that Edmonton kind of gets the climate crisis more than Calgary does. That Edmonton understands the need for strong policy,” Vipond said. “There’s still some ambivalence within my city of Calgary about the need for strong climate action.”

The group is trying to reach people who fall between those already calling for climate change action and those who deny the phenomenon is caused by human activity, which is the prevailing scientific consensus worldwide. Anyone who cares about their health, Vipond said, should care about climate.

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