Klimakrise: Chefredakteur vom „Lancet“ ruft Ärzt_innen und medizinisches Fachpersonal zum zivilen Ungehorsam auf

Richard Horton ist Chefredakteur beim „The Lancet“- einem der renommiertesten medizinischen Fachjournale weltweit. Er hat am 24.10.2019 ein Video veröffentlicht, in dem er Ärzt_Innen und medizinisches Fachpersonal dazu aufruft zivilen Ungehorsam zu leisten um die Klimakrise abzuwenden:

„My name is Richard Horton and I’m editor of The Lancet.
The climate emergency that we’re facing today, is the most important existential crisis facing the human species and since medicine is all about protecting and strengthening the human species it should be absolutely foundational to the practice of what we do every single day. The GMC (General Medical Council) publishes an extremely important document which guides all health professionals duties of a doctor. The duties of a doctor are first and foremost to an individual patient or the public that they serve. The climate crisis is one of the most, I would say the most existential crisis facing our communities in the world today. Doctors and all health professionals have a responsibility and obligation to engage in all kinds of non-violent social protest to address the climate emergency. That is the duty of a doctor. (…)“