OPINIONS

Increase Concern: Nobel Prize Winners Lay Out Tools for Solution.

- Robin Cooper, MD October 2018

From the comfort of my home, I am again watching another extreme hurricane unleashing destruction in Florida. I am in my own personal maelstrom following the news on climate change. The new report by UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is again sounding alarms with revised predictions of catastrophic impacts of just 1.5 degree C increase More…


CLIMATE CHANGE, PHYSICIAN BURNOUT, AND PSYCHIATRY
— H. Steven Moffic, MD

"There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread."
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IT’S CRAZY NOT TO BE CONCERNED WITH CLIMATE CHANGE!
Interview for Psychiatric Times: APA Annual Meeting, 5/22/17
— Steve Moffic, MD

Let’s talk about so-called climate change in a metaphoric way, or maybe even a parallel process way. To get us in that frame of mind, our mental model of looking at the world professionally, I intentionally use the slang and maybe stigmatizing word, crazy. More...


Fear and the Electric Vehicle: Accepting the Evidence is Very Hard
— Jack Gorman, MD

Few things are as certain among scientists as climate change. Political posturing aside, it is an accepted fact that human activities, especially burning fossil fuels and raising beef for human consumption, are increasing the earth’s temperature. This will lead to a host of dire consequences, motivating all countries except the United States to sign on to the Paris Climate Agreement in an attempt to reverse global warming. More...


Response to Protest Suicide on Climate Change: 
New York Times Letter to Editor, April 18, 2018
Lise Van Susteren, MD

To the Editor:
Re “He Called Out Sick, Then Apologized for Dying” (news article, April 16), about a civil rights lawyer who set himself afire in a Brooklyn park. More...


An urgent call to mental health caregivers to help treat climate concerns

— H. Steven Moffic, MD

Perhaps you noticed the special issue of the New York Times Sunday Magazine, which on Aug. 5 was devoted solely to the opportunity to address climate change in the 1980s. As I interpreted it, there ended up to be a political failure on the part of the United States to join a coalition to address the risks, and so we are left with an ever-growing climate change crisis. More...