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Medical schools are facing increasing pressure from doctors, health organisations and students to include climate change in medical education. Medical schools – particularly in the US – are coming under greater scrutiny over their role in the climate change fight

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When we think of medical school, we think of submerging ourselves in the sciences, be it biochemistry, anatomy – the list goes on. But with climate change standing as the defining issue of our time, medical schools – particularly in the US – are coming under greater scrutiny over their role in the climate change fight.

Medical schools are facing increasing pressure from doctors, health organisations and students to include climate change in medical education, reported The Wall Street Journal. It added that physicians and other health care workers need to prepare for the risks associated with rising global temperatures.

Climate change is moving at a rapid pace. A recent CNN report noted that July 2019 has replaced July 2016 as the hottest month on record, with meteorologists saying that global temperatures marginally exceeded the previous record. With ice sheets melting and temperatures rising, both humans and wildlife alike must find a way to cope with these weather changes.

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