B.C. doctor clinically diagnoses patient as suffering from ‘climate change’

‘Picked up his patient’s chart & penned in the words ‘climate change’

From CLIMATE DEPOT

Times Colonist: Climate change enters the ER: For the first time in his 10 years as a physician, the ER doctor picked up his patient’s chart and penned in the words “climate change.” “If we’re not looking at the underlying cause, and we’re just treating the symptoms, we’re just gonna keep falling further and further behind,” he told Glacier Media when asked why he did it. At the same time, Merritt says he hoped another family physician would read the chart, and one day, consider drawing a straighter line between their patients’ health and climate change.

… The response was immediate. Roughly 40 doctors and nurses at the small hospital — all busy trying to manage a pandemic and their regular professional lives — came together under the banner Doctors and Nurses for Planetary Health. … Starting Thursday at noon, Lau says the non-partisan group is calling on the provincial government to, among other things, declare an “ecological emergency” and end subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. “A lot of us were really shook by this summer, by the heat dome and the wildfires that are just escalating every year,” she says. “This is about moving forward in a way that saves lives.”

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You were WARNED
Calls to add ‘climate change’ to death certificates – New study demands ‘climate change’ be added as ‘pre-existing condition’

Cause of Death? Climate Change. “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.

By: Marc Morano – Climate Depot November 7, 2021 8:08 AM with 0 comments

B.C. doctor clinically diagnoses patient as suffering from ‘climate change’ https://t.co/dicVerPRle pic.twitter.com/sJRhjiRYrM

— Times Colonist (@timescolonist) November 6, 2021

https://www.timescolonist.com/bc-news/bc-doctor-clinically-diagnoses-patient-as-suffering-from-climate-change-4723540?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

By: Stefan Labbé

When a patient in her 70s came into the emergency department at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson, B.C., Dr. Kyle Merritt had no idea hundreds of people were dying of heat across the province.

It was late June, and British Columbia was consumed under a heat wave that would soon go down as both the hottest and deadliest in Canadian history.

The head of the hospital’s emergency department, Merritt could see the aggravated toll the extreme heat took on patients battling multiple health problems at once, often with little money.

“She has diabetes. She has some heart failure. … She lives in a trailer, no air conditioning,” says Merritt of the senior patient.

“All of her health problems have all been worsened. And she’s really struggling to stay hydrated.”

As the mercury climbed, more patients arrived and pressure on the hospital mounted. Merritt and his colleagues tried to make sense of a surge in heat illness most had only seen in medical school.

“We were having to figure out how do we cool someone in the emergency department,” says the doctor. “People are running out to the Dollar Store to buy spray bottles.”

Merritt remembers hitting a tipping point, the extreme heat an opening salvo in another summer of crisis. He started contacting other doctors and nurses, in Prince George, Kamloops, Vancouver and Victoria.

The response was immediate. Roughly 40 doctors and nurses at the small hospital — all busy trying to manage a pandemic and their regular professional lives — came together under the banner Doctors and Nurses for Planetary Health.“I was worried about the summer that was coming,” says Merritt of the rising number of health-care workers desperate to talk about how climate change is affecting their patients’ health. 

“I was really quite amazed at how many people have decided to jump in.”

Just as doctors and nurses started to make sense of the record heat, it cleared — only to be replaced by a blanket of wildfire smoke.

Climate change enters the ER

When a patient came in struggling to breathe, Merritt knew the smoke — that hadn’t lifted from the region for days on end — had made a case of asthma worse.

For the first time in his 10 years as a physician, the ER doctor picked up his patient’s chart and penned in the words “climate change.”

“If we’re not looking at the underlying cause, and we’re just treating the symptoms, we’re just gonna keep falling further and further behind,” he told Glacier Media when asked why he did it.

“It’s me trying to just … process what I’m seeing. We’re in the emergency department, we look after everybody, from the most privileged to the most vulnerable, from cradle to grave, we see everybody. And it’s hard to see people, especially the most vulnerable people in our society, being affected. It’s frustrating.”

At the same time, Merritt says he hoped another family physician would read the chart, and one day, consider drawing a straighter line between their patients’ health and climate change.

Smoke and heat affect more than peoples’ physical health. Merritt says he saw a number of patients already suffering from depression or anxiety have their symptoms worsen during the wildfire season. Wildfire smoke even triggered flashbacks in a patient who was coping with post-traumatic stress disorder from his time as a soldier.

Doctors at the feet of power

As global heating takes centre stage in Glasgow this week, Merritt and about 40 other nurses and doctors are taking their concerns to Nelson’s city hall, where the group will rally alongside at least 130 more health-care workers demonstrating at the provincial legislature in Victoria.

“We wanted to do something big. We wanted to gather at the feet of power,” says Dr. Kelly Lau, a family physician based in Vancouver, who is among those headed to Victoria Nov. 4.

Starting Thursday at noon, Lau says the non-partisan group is calling on the provincial government to, among other things, declare an “ecological emergency” and end subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.

“A lot of us were really shook by this summer, by the heat dome and the wildfires that are just escalating every year,” she says. “This is about moving forward in a way that saves lives.”

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“Hey boss, I can’t come to work today because I got a bad case of Climate Change”.

— Ken Mediareader (@Spruce_gum) November 7, 2021

I prefer the diagnosis of #ClimateDersngementSyndrome

Daniel Wirt MD

— Daniel Wirt (@wirt_dan) November 7, 2021

Surely it’s a doctors job to record observable medical facts. Researchers pick through that data later to determine overarching patterns.

This is like a fireman recording the cause of a suspicious fire as ‘traumatic childhood’.

— Kev  (@Logicmanx) November 7, 2021

Even the suggestion of ‘climate change’ being a real condition from which one medically suffers from is preposterous and unethical.

The doctor is not fit to practice.

Canadians need to start taking charge of their own health care, and stop being conditioned.

— Alexander the pro free speech (@AlexanderTheNo7) November 7, 2021

Where do I get my climate change vaccine?

— Tim Rulez (@TimNorthVan) November 7, 2021

Related: 

Calls to add ‘climate change’ to death certificates – New study demands ‘climate change’ be added as ‘pre-existing condition’

Cause of Death? Climate Change.

“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.

Bill Gates on Aug. 6, 2020: “The actual economic and death toll from climate change will be much, much, much greater than what we have than what we have with this pandemic.”

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November 7, 2021 10:08 am

Still doesn’t attribute it to human causation though.

John Tillman
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
November 7, 2021 10:19 am

To adherents to the Church of CACA, “climate change” is understood to mean catastrophic anthropogenic CC.

Vuk
Reply to  John Tillman
November 7, 2021 10:53 am

Clear case of a Cacacide !

noaaprogrammer
Reply to  Vuk
November 7, 2021 12:42 pm

Does not that BC doctor know that birth is a major contributory cause to all death?

Alan the Brit
Reply to  noaaprogrammer
November 9, 2021 12:47 am

So is life, full stop!!! 😉

Redge
Reply to  Vuk
November 7, 2021 11:24 pm

For none UK English speakers “caca” is also a children’s word for shit

Very apt, Vuk

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
November 7, 2021 2:42 pm

I want to highlight the millions of people that didn’t die from cold because Climate Change ™

Ian Sloan
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
November 9, 2021 4:06 am

were they vaccinated?

n.n
November 7, 2021 10:09 am

social contagion

yirgach
Reply to  n.n
November 7, 2021 12:43 pm

social hysteria

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  n.n
November 7, 2021 2:40 pm

Insanity

chickenhawk
Reply to  n.n
November 7, 2021 5:55 pm

Alex, what is a punk rock band from the 80s?

MJB
Reply to  chickenhawk
November 8, 2021 4:02 am

nice one

StephenP
Reply to  n.n
November 7, 2021 11:41 pm

OK! Let’s give them what they want.
Remove immediately all fossil fuel products from their orbit, including heating, lighting, fuel for ambulances, plastics for syringes, vinyl gloves etc etc, as see how they get on.

I seem to remember at the start of the Covid outbreak that many deaths were described as being from Covid rather than with Covid.
One death in a motor-cycle accident was reportedly put down as due to Covid.
That poor woman’s death could just as well be put down as due to climate activism causing fuel poverty.

Dave Andrews
Reply to  StephenP
November 8, 2021 6:46 am

Don’t forget that nearly 99% of pharmaceutical feedstocks and reagents are derived from petrochemicals – so drastic reduction of life saving drugs!

niceguy
Reply to  Dave Andrews
November 9, 2021 10:38 pm

Less drugs for US athletes. More chances for non US athletes.

THOMAS ENGLERT
Reply to  StephenP
November 8, 2021 8:54 am

“That poor woman’s death could just as well be put down as due to climate activism causing fuel poverty.”

Did she get the jab?

Reply to  StephenP
November 8, 2021 9:34 am

To be fair, in Nelson BC, it is likely that all their electricity and heating originates from hydro-electric generation.

buggs
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
November 8, 2021 10:19 am

To be fair, the construction of every aspect of the delivery of that form of electricity and heating was accomplished using…horses?

DonM
Reply to  StephenP
November 8, 2021 11:31 am

Remove immediately all fossil fuel products from their orbit, including heating, lighting, fuel for ambulances, plastics for syringes, vinyl gloves etc etc … AND Air Conditioning!!!

(“We were having to figure out how do we cool someone in the emergency department,” says the doctor. “People are running out to the Dollar Store to buy spray bottles.”)

If those doctors can’t figure out how to cool people, given an air conditioned environment, how will they do it without?

Ed Zuiderwijk
November 7, 2021 10:09 am

My diagnosis of Dr Merritt’s condition is: Common Idiocy aggravated by gullibility.

Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
November 7, 2021 1:40 pm

On top of that, if Dr Merritt ever finds it necessary to look for a job among hospitals/clinics/partnerships with private practice offices, which happen to embrace genuine science instead of emotional feelings about it, then the death of his medical career will be attributed to political suicide.

Greg
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
November 7, 2021 7:33 pm

No, it is politics.
He has written a political statement into and official medical death certificate. The cause of death requires a direct physical cause. It does not require a speculative conclusion of the statistical probability of the underlying reason for the physical cause of death.

If someones dies from electrocution, you do not write Maxwell’s equations as the cause of death.

That is FALSE statement on a legal document. He should struck off.

Joao Martins
Reply to  Greg
November 8, 2021 3:09 am

Then, it was a case of professional misconduct.

What have the BC regulatory bodies of the medical profession to say about this case?

Joao Martins
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
November 8, 2021 3:15 am

I agree.

I decided (already a few years ago) o refuse assistance from doctors who have made such kind of non-medical statements, or took such non-medical stances. The C-thing made a lot of them who had been silent to “come out” and show that they are prepared to drop the fundamentals of their profession at the slightliest hear-say published in msm.

November 7, 2021 10:19 am

Is he suffering with, or from climate change?

SxyxS
Reply to  E. Schaffer
November 7, 2021 1:37 pm

He is suffering from being a feminised bootlicker –
(and it made me chuckle that he spoke to glacier magazine :Is this a satire ?)

Maybe he’ll bother to explain the 3.7 mio dead people killed by natural disasters in 1931 and everything was fine but only a few thousand dead in 2021 and life is hell on earth.
Or that burned acreage is down by 90 % compared to 100 years ago and only rising as result of deliberate “poor” forest management that increases fuel load (that’s why the Biden Mafia is now hiding old data)
And i wonder how he can proof cause and effect in this case?
A year ago he would have blamed it on Trump(derangement syndrome )or H!tler,
this years we are being bombarded with 24/7 with climate change and there was
COP26 right now therefore it has to be climate change.

Mass Psychosis and narcissism among educated idiots with a degree is the only real threat to humanity.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  SxyxS
November 7, 2021 4:46 pm

Would you want to walk into his clinic knowing such an idiot was allowed to practice medicine? This is often the result of socialized medicine.

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  Rory Forbes
November 8, 2021 4:24 am

I live very close to the border but I avoid Canada because of the miserable health care. My wife’s good friend is missing a leg from the knee down because of the incompetent Canadian healthcare system. Canadian citizens I know come to the US for their healthcare needs so they can be taken care of properly.

Reply to  Trying to Play Nice
November 8, 2021 9:37 am

I think more than incompetent, Canada’s healthcare system is SLOW. 4-12 months for an MRI that would be same day in USA.

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  SxyxS
November 8, 2021 4:21 am

Doctors are very susceptible to Dunning-Kruger. This one is a shining example.

John
Reply to  E. Schaffer
November 7, 2021 5:16 pm

he is a nobody and realised he could get his 60 seconds of fame

Greg
Reply to  E. Schaffer
November 7, 2021 7:34 pm

No, he’s making a false statement on an important legal document. He should be struck off and prosecuted.

November 7, 2021 10:23 am

No one has ever died from climate change — but some do die from climate alarmism … https://newtube.app/user/RAOB/yFA7uoq

Greg
Reply to  John Shewchuk
November 7, 2021 7:44 pm

Looking at the number of morons who have been indoctrinated with this BS fills me with FEAR AND PANIC.

Reply to  Greg
November 7, 2021 7:55 pm

Just thought of a better way to describe the fake notion that CO2 traps heat — in reality CO2 employs a Catch & Release system of radiation management.

Thin Air
November 7, 2021 10:25 am

Be sure to include all who die from the anxiety and fear of climate change, and the psychoses derived form that. It could be even larger than those that die from all of its physical consequences.

bill Johnston
Reply to  Thin Air
November 7, 2021 7:05 pm

Anxiety and fear. Probably the 2 most insidious and undiagnosed causes of death than almost anything else. Whether climate change or the Covid, people have evidently lost, for the most part, the power of critics thinking. And positive thinking. IMO.

Tom Halla
November 7, 2021 10:37 am

Cause of death:being treated by a delusional quack.

Greg
Reply to  Tom Halla
November 7, 2021 7:45 pm

He is obviously no longer capable of making a correct medical assessment of the cause of death. He needs to be struck off.

Doonman
Reply to  Tom Halla
November 8, 2021 11:46 am

I now list Gavin Newsom as my primary care physician on all medical paperwork I have to fill out for HIPAA and insurance documents.

The surprise is that no one I’ve ever returned the paperwork to has ever said a thing.

November 7, 2021 10:39 am

Stupidity has no limits.

gringojay
Reply to  Krishna Gans
November 7, 2021 11:11 am

Sometimes, as the refrain goes, “you can’t fix stupid.”

Notanacademic
November 7, 2021 10:42 am

So a doctor can be struck off for trying to treat a covid patient with ivermectin, hydroxychoroquine and zinc or praised for making the most ridiculous diagnosis anyone with any sense has ever heard.

niceguy
Reply to  Notanacademic
November 7, 2021 5:40 pm

I think we need 2A style right to cary medical care/insurance! (The original one, not the NY variant.)

Mr.
November 7, 2021 10:45 am

I’ve always thought that Birth Certificates should be a 2-sided document, with the ‘B’ side being a form for Death Certificate.

After all, the Death Cert really only has to have 3 fields to be filled out –
WHEN
WHERE
HOW

Capitalist-Dad
November 7, 2021 10:45 am

Quack, quack, quack.

November 7, 2021 10:48 am

Is that guy now part of the Climate Scienist guild ?

SxyxS
Reply to  Krishna Gans
November 7, 2021 1:46 pm

He definitely belongs to the climate swines.

In a thousand years no doc was so stupid to blame a death on climate change.
No matter where or how hot the weather was.
But repeat some crap often enough and you will always find enough morons who will join the choir because they are so weak and so corrupt.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Krishna Gans
November 7, 2021 3:19 pm

He’s shooting for Fauci’s team.

H.R.
November 7, 2021 10:50 am

Yes, there were excess heat deaths, but the heat wave was weather, not climate.

Now, if that heat wave hangs around for the next 30 years and the Köppen climate classification for B.C. changes, then I guess I’ll give the doctor a pass and say he was right. It was Climate Change wot dunnit.

But he’s jumped the gun. Let’s see what happens next year and the following 29 years, eh?

(What a maroon!)

MarkW
Reply to  H.R.
November 7, 2021 1:24 pm

You don’t seem to have gotten the memo.
If it’s hot, it’s climate.
If it’s cold, it’s weather.

H.R.
Reply to  MarkW
November 7, 2021 2:39 pm

I’ve heard rumors, Mark.
😜

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  MarkW
November 7, 2021 7:03 pm

Actually, Mark, the memo said:

If it’s hot, it’s CO2.
If it’s cold, it’s CO2.
If it’s anything in between, it’s CO2.

Joe Gordon
Reply to  H.R.
November 8, 2021 6:55 am

It would still be wrong. Let’s say someone dies because of a gunshot. What killed him would likely be the bullet striking a vital organ or causing extreme blood loss. This doctor would make some assumption about the life of the person who shot him (probably climate change as well).

Even if it was almost certain that high temperatures were due to C02, it’s still irrelevant to cause of death. It’s still apparently dehydration or some similar process that can be brought about by higher temperatures. Anything else is not medically relevant.

H.R.
Reply to  Joe Gordon
November 10, 2021 7:10 am

Tru dat, Joe. The death would be from heatstroke whether or not the region ever turns into a burning hell of a desert.

(My dad would say that the cause of death was always the same; breathing stopped. So he figured the secret to a long life was to just keep breathing. 😜)

Mr.
November 7, 2021 10:52 am

Prof Cliff Mass determined that even with 2 degrees F factored in for global warming in the Pacific North West since the 20th century began until the present time, this last June’s heatwave would still have produced record measured temperatures.

So maybe those Cause Of Death fields could have been filled out as –

“NATURAL CLIMATE CYCLE”

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Mr.
November 7, 2021 7:04 pm

I think a better CoD would be: Failure to Adapt.

Mr.
November 7, 2021 11:04 am

I wonder if the scope of qualification for Darwin Awards should be expanded to include “Imaginary Climate Trauma”?

I mean, the premise of the Darwin Awards is that humanity should acknowledge that some members of H0mo Sapiens are performing a public good by taking themselves out of the gene pool, so surely self-induced traumatic climate alarmism qualifies?

Peter
November 7, 2021 11:04 am

They “could” fight to shut down BCs coal mining and export port, largest in North America. No need to look outside the province for actions to take but they wont because its BCs largest export. So they will attack other provinces and countries.
BC is full of climate hypocrisy.

Reply to  Peter
November 8, 2021 9:42 am

BC Lojik:

BC Coal: Good, helps economy.
Alberta Oil: BAD, turning earth into burning inferno.

mikeyj
November 7, 2021 11:09 am

who feeds and dresses this idiot?

Thomas Gasloli
November 7, 2021 11:12 am

This doctor needs to lose his license to practice medicine. If he wants to practice politics he can run for office; but this is medical malpractice.

Sean
November 7, 2021 11:12 am

How many Canadians retire to Phoenix, AZ every year?

H.R.
Reply to  Sean
November 7, 2021 1:06 pm

In contrast, how many Canadians retire to Yellowknife every year?


(Hint: Pop. ~20,000 and average age is 34.1 years. Not many Canadians up and move to retire in Yellowknife, I’m guessing.)

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  H.R.
November 7, 2021 7:06 pm

They much prefer Deadhorse.

Terry
November 7, 2021 11:13 am

In Canada, British Columbia is commonly called La La Land (I’m not joking about this) – now the world sees why!

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Terry
November 7, 2021 11:42 am

They should be sued: Everyone knows that La La Land applies to Calalafornia…

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Terry
November 7, 2021 4:52 pm

We’re also called “The Left Coast” for the same reason.

BCBill
Reply to  Terry
November 8, 2021 7:59 am

Most of the loons in BC are concentrated in Victoria and Greater Vancouver but Nelson is well recognized as an outlying sanity free zone. This may be due in part to all the American draft dodgers who migrated there and their predilection for substance abuse.

Klem
November 7, 2021 11:16 am

I wouldn’t expect Canadian physicians to say anything else actually, they are government employees after all.

Rudi
November 7, 2021 11:23 am

If they were not so ignorant in the matter they would probably prescibe CO2 as beeing the elexir of life for earth.

ChrisB
November 7, 2021 11:33 am

Just shows how our hard earned tax dollars are wasted on trying to educate incurables, aka idiots.

Uncle Mort
November 7, 2021 11:35 am

Apply more leeches…
Oh – we already have.

Rudi
November 7, 2021 11:40 am

I expect that soon humans are running around like mad Lemmings screaming and pulling their hair due to climate change at the same time as the climat is perfectly normal.

David Sulik
November 7, 2021 11:41 am

Every one of them needs to be placed in a psychiatric prison.

JeffC
November 7, 2021 11:44 am

He should be struck off for this nonsense. I wonder if he knows what the ICD10 code is for climate change.

DMacKenzie
November 7, 2021 11:48 am

“Smoke Inhalation” would have been a valid COD, since the numbers don’t support climate change, but a 30 something doctor knows little about the forest fires of the 50’s or 70’s….

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Rory Forbes
Reply to  DMacKenzie
November 7, 2021 5:00 pm

I particularly remember the fires in the ’50s. My family were heading up to a ranch, in the Caribou, for a summer holiday. Just past Merritt we were pulled over by the forest service and my father was enlisted in the “volunteer” fire brigade while the rest of us continued on to the ranch.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  Rory Forbes
November 7, 2021 6:46 pm

Yes, a friend of our family on vacation from Navy duty in the 50’s, found himself “volunteered” to be in charge of a group who turned out to be prison convicts, and the next team over had been sequestered out of a local bar. Today fire fighters are flown in from as far as Mexico…hopefully arriving c/w training and PPE…and the forest service’s fire fighting conscription powers have been curtailed.

Captain climate
Reply to  Rory Forbes
November 9, 2021 9:36 am

For real? You could be compelled to fight a fire?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Captain climate
November 9, 2021 10:04 am

Today, the province’s Wildfire Act authorizes B.C.’s fire officials to “order a person who is 19 years of age or older to assist in fire control.” it also provides the authority to also allows the B.C. Wildfire Service to commandeer vehicles, equipment and even whole private businesses.

The conscription provisions are a throwback to a time when Canadian governments routinely fought wildfires by press-ganging local men into firefighting units. As late as the 1960s, B.C. fire crews were often recruited out of taverns or at roadblocks rounding up passing motorists.

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/how-the-government-can-still-forcibly-conscript-you-to-fight-forest-fires

Bruce Cobb
November 7, 2021 12:01 pm

Never mind Twilight Zone: humanity has officially crossed over into the Stupid Zone.

jphilde
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
November 7, 2021 10:14 pm

Also known as the Bozone.

K. McNeill
November 7, 2021 12:10 pm

2nd law of stupidity: there is no correlation between education and/or other characteristics of a person and the level of stupidity.

a happy little debunker
November 7, 2021 12:12 pm

Heat Deaths =/= climate deaths
(Just as Deaths from cold exposure =/= climate deaths)

Can a Doctor be sanctioned for practicing quackery, without also being a ducky?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  a happy little debunker
November 7, 2021 5:03 pm

Why aren’t these same doctors not getting riled up by the 20 times greater number of deaths caused by the cold? Those studies also showed that it was the moderately warm and cold that killed more than the extremes.

Chris Hanley
November 7, 2021 12:21 pm

As everything bad is caused by climate change pro forma dead certificates could be printed with the ’cause of death’ already printed in as on the image above.
This would also save time for other hard-pressed authorities like police and coroners.

Mr.
Reply to  Chris Hanley
November 7, 2021 1:15 pm

Yes.
A separate Death Certificate form wouldn’t even be required –
just have an extra 3 lines on the bottom of the Birth Certificate saying –
CAUSE OF DEATH: Climate Change
DATE:
LOCATION:

Imagine all the paper, printing and mailing that would save.

Bob
November 7, 2021 12:25 pm

So determine how much of the health care facility’s electricity comes from fossil fuels and cut their access to electricity by that amount. If it is heated by gas, turn it off. No internal combustion vehicles can operate for the facility or deliver to it. These people are just dumb as rocks and no one should have to put up with them.

OweninGA
Reply to  Bob
November 7, 2021 5:15 pm

BC has a bunch of hydro power just like Washington state, so they are largely insulated from the lunacy in their homes. Of course driving is another story.

Reply to  Bob
November 8, 2021 9:46 am

Nelson BC is almost assuredly all hydro-electric power generation. And 99% will heat their homes with electricity.

Hoyt Clagwell
November 7, 2021 12:27 pm

Sorry sir but, your persistent cough is caused by “climate change.” The cure unfortunately will cost you $30 trillion.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
November 7, 2021 7:10 pm

And there’s not even a remote bit of evidence that the supposed cure will do anything good.

MaxP
November 7, 2021 12:29 pm

The death certificate might as well say Cause of death – Unicorn poisoning

Max P

G. Strebel
Reply to  MaxP
November 7, 2021 1:37 pm

Perhaps ‘Gored,by a Unicorn’?

No one
November 7, 2021 12:30 pm

How many fires are caused by human misbehaviour? There’s your straighter line. Otherwise you could just say ‘static electricity transitioning to dynamic’, i.e. lightning. That description would work for direct strikes also.

4E Douglas
November 7, 2021 12:44 pm

Will people who die of the preferred cold and starvation be allowed”Climate change”
On their death certificate?

Zig Zag Wanderer
November 7, 2021 12:46 pm

“We were having to figure out how do we cool someone in the emergency department,” says the doctor. “People are running out to the Dollar Store to buy spray bottles.”

Air conditioning might be a possible solution…?

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
November 7, 2021 1:41 pm

He didn’t know there was a switch for that.

Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
November 8, 2021 9:51 am

Considering Nelson BC is always very hot in the summer, I am sure their ER is prepared for heat victims. This doctor is acting like this is the first time it has ever been hot in Nelson. The official treatment for heat is immersion in cool water or cooling blankets.

November 7, 2021 1:08 pm

Isn’t it illegal to submit a falsified death certificate?

It would only have been true if it had been filled in with “Energy poverty due to climate fraudsterism.”

Dave Fair
Reply to  writing observer
November 7, 2021 4:14 pm

An elderly person living in a trailer with no A/C and having trouble staying hydrated during a heat wave. Cause of death: neglect, institutional and personal. Remember all the elderly European heat-related deaths because everybody else went on vacation?

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November 7, 2021 1:21 pm

That “doctor” merritt is suffering from the diagnosis of malpractice….most common symptom is quackery.

Climate believer
November 7, 2021 1:21 pm

“The doctor is not fit to practice.”

I couldn’t agree more. These people are not doctors.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Climate believer
November 7, 2021 4:16 pm

Medical employees of the State with a massive sense of entitlement.

MarkW
November 7, 2021 1:22 pm

So the doctor is proclaiming that had the outdoor temperatures been 0.2C cooler, the patient wouldn’t have died?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  MarkW
November 7, 2021 5:10 pm

That’s exactly what they appear to be saying, although they are too stupid to think of it in those terms. Interestingly enough, the Lancet study of weather related deaths showed that 20 times more people died from moderate cold than extreme heat or cold. 100s of millions of people live through temperature extremes up to 10 degrees warmer.

LdB
Reply to  MarkW
November 7, 2021 10:19 pm

Yep you can’t put an extra blanket on your bed if you get cold because you might die. Everytime you think you have reached “peak climate stupidity” it goes further.

HotScot
November 7, 2021 1:24 pm

Pathetic, hand wringing catastrophists.

The world has gone from admiring people of courage, to worshipping bedwetters.

Geoffrey Williams
November 7, 2021 1:31 pm

Kyle Merritt should consider what might have happened to that poor 70+ year old lady, had some of the resources devoted to his elite education and training been diverted into safe and comfortable, air conditioned accommodation instead of a cheap trailer ;
Prevention is the best cure.

Joseph Zorzin
November 7, 2021 1:43 pm

When people can’t get fossil fuels to stay warm in winter- and die, I hope the death certificate reads, “Cause of Death? Climate Alarmists.”

MarkW
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
November 7, 2021 6:33 pm

Looks like Biden si considering shutting down more pipelines. Just in time for winter.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-admin-considering-shutting-down-michigan-pipeline

stinkerp
November 7, 2021 2:11 pm

So if it had been 1°C cooler, would she have died of “climate change”? Because that’s the difference in global temperature back in the early twentieth century “before” so-called “climate change.” What’s the temperature threshold you’ve arbitrarily decided qualifies as death from climate change, Dr. Quack? Because you’ve only got 1°C to work with.

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LdB
Reply to  stinkerp
November 7, 2021 10:20 pm

I blame that jumper she was wearing it clearly caused more than 1 degree of warming and killed her.

Tom Abbott
November 7, 2021 2:31 pm

From the article: “Cause of Death? Climate Change. “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. “

Claiming climate change as a cause of death would be medical malpractice.

Doctors shouldn’t do politics, which is what this is.

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Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
November 7, 2021 5:13 pm

Putting false information into an official document is a felony. They need to be charged and fined to the letter of the law.

michael hart
November 7, 2021 2:36 pm

Find another doctor. Quickly.

JBnID
November 7, 2021 3:02 pm

The latest fad seems to be doctors throwing away their credibility.
Good Job!

ResourceGuy
November 7, 2021 3:12 pm

So this is the great Canadian health care system?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  ResourceGuy
November 7, 2021 5:14 pm

Yep … they’re so intent on politics and social justice we have a huge shortage of family doctors here.

Reply to  ResourceGuy
November 8, 2021 9:54 am

There is this nut, but in general our healthcare system is ‘good’, but very slow.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
November 8, 2021 1:30 pm

What exactly is a slow emergency?

Gunga Din
November 7, 2021 3:16 pm

Cause of death was “Climate Change”?
It cost too much to heat his house because of “Climate Change”?

Kip Hansen(@kiphansen2)
Editor
November 7, 2021 3:18 pm

Silly PR Stunt.

RLABruce
November 7, 2021 3:44 pm

Cause of death was inept medical care. The patient received medical care from a mentally ill doctor who thinks climate change kills people–therefore that medical care was the cause of death.

LdB
Reply to  RLABruce
November 7, 2021 10:21 pm

For those in BC your immediate reaction should be to make sure this quake never treats you or your family.

Tom Morrow
November 7, 2021 3:54 pm

Is climate change here in the room with us? Can you see this climate change right now? Is climate change trying to communicate with us? Is climate change standing next to me?

The profoundly deep combination of narcissism and ignorance required to belief that a local weather event is somehow attributable to a global phenomenon caused by man is not based on science or fact. It is a matter of faith in the Holy Orthodox Church of Anthropogenic Climate Change.

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Edward Gein
November 7, 2021 4:21 pm

I literally let out a small prayer that this was an Onion article.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Edward Gein
November 7, 2021 7:15 pm

Well, prayers are kinda like farts.

Rory Forbes
November 7, 2021 4:42 pm

I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize for the shameful stupidity of the doctors here in British Columbia. It’s unacceptable for an educated person to be so worked up and irrational over empty hyperbole and outright lies. We deserve better.

We not only have the most clueless Prime Minister on the planet (next to New Zealand) even our medical professionals have become infected with the malady.

Charles Higley(@higley7)
November 7, 2021 4:52 pm

Blithering idiot and should be stripped of his medical credentials. He could also claim the economy killed her. What an idiot.

PaulH
November 7, 2021 5:39 pm

Am I the only one losing faith in doctors these days? I think I trust my local plumber more than I trust the average physician.

Bac Si
November 7, 2021 6:05 pm

Just to refresh everyone’s grade school science class. The Pleistocene Ice Age lasted from about 2 million years ago, to 10,000 years ago. 30,000 years ago, when the earth started this latest warming trend, there was a slab of ice that covered the top of this planet from about the middle of Russia to what is now the Canadian US border. That ice was between one and three miles thick. 10,000 years later, as the ice melted due to the added heat, man was eventually able to walk from Asia to the North American Continent. As travelers walked through that melted corridor, they could see the melting ice break off and fall on both sides of the corridor. There was at least one person killed from that falling ice. THAT was the first person who died from Global warming. At that same time, the lush green area of North Africa was slowly turning into the Sahara Desert. The first person who died from lack of water as they traveled across that area, also died of Global Warming.

This planet is warming back to its normal temperature, which is about 4 degrees Celsius hotter than it is now. An “Ice Age” is a “Temporary” period when the average temperature of the planet is colder than normal. That period is over and we are returning to our “Normal” (average) temperature. The warming started long before there were any SUVs, electrical power plants, or large factories. And throwing virgins into volcanoes, planting trees, or giving more tax money to politicians will not stop it. What we can do, during the next thousand years or so, is stop sticking our helpless old people into trailers or nursing homes without any air conditioning.

In 2003, temperatures in France reached more than 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperatures were not unprecedent, but they were unusually high, even breaking known records in some areas. 14,802 people died in France from that heat wave. It strikes me as odd that the Europeans, who are the biggest alarmists about Global Warming, never got around to putting air conditioners into their Government run Nursing Homes.

From this article, maybe Canada should stop planting trees to stop something that they have no chance of stopping, and spend their money buying air conditioners for old people.

Burt Hicks
November 7, 2021 6:11 pm

It would be foolish to visit a country that has become insane; it might be very dangerous. So before we become the same way here in America, avoid traveling to Canada — not just British Columbia.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Burt Hicks
November 8, 2021 5:30 am

I think travel is being allowed now at both the Canadian and Mexican borders if you have proof of vaccination.

That crazy doctor might be coming down here.

Ted
November 7, 2021 6:23 pm

Even if it was proven that the woman died from human driven heating, it’s still medically irresponsible to call for warming to be halted when thousands die from cold every year.

John the Econ
November 7, 2021 6:48 pm

More like “mental illness”.

Will they be calling the hypothermia deaths due to not being able to afford to heat their homes “climate change” as well?

Martin
November 7, 2021 11:08 pm

So get rid of fossil fuel use and maybe see the number of deaths from cold in winter skyrocket…but those will be ok I guess because they died “for a cause” instead of “because Climate Change”.

Redge
November 7, 2021 11:30 pm

And she’s really struggling to stay hydrated.”

As we all know, in very hot weather hydration is very important.

I find it hard to believe a doctor either can’t treat this effectively or by treating any urinary incontinence causing the inability to stay hydrated

observa
November 7, 2021 11:48 pm

It’s like this doc-
Climate related disasters killing less people (msn.com)

OTOH-
“She has diabetes. She has some heart failure. … She lives in a trailer, no air conditioning,” says Merritt of the senior patient.
“All of her health problems have all been worsened. And she’s really struggling to stay hydrated.”

Well don’t we all have to eschew our fossil fuelled HVAC and chilled water in order to save the planet doc? Have you turned off the hospital aircon forthwith until the Govt close all fossil fuelled generation? No more ICE ambulance pickups as enough is enough with these climate deaths. Demand the hospital be net zero NOW!

Reply to  observa
November 8, 2021 10:00 am

To be fair, in Nelson BC, electricity is sourced from Hydroelectric generation.

ozspeaksup
November 8, 2021 3:13 am

thats a licence needs removing! they couldnt figure out how to cool someone down in emergency?
really?
they dont have any ice?
utter ftard after publicity

leitmotif
November 8, 2021 3:20 am

So does that mean people who retire to Florida all eventually die from climate change?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  leitmotif
November 8, 2021 5:46 am

Yes, according to this doctor’s delusonal criteria.

Reply to  leitmotif
November 8, 2021 10:01 am

Nelson BC can get hot in the summer, but not as hot as Florida, or even other location in BC that are more popular retirement destinations (eg Kelowna).

tim maguire
November 8, 2021 3:27 am

Great. So patients’ medical charts are the latest weapon for shitty woke politics?

No matter how brilliant they are within their specialty, most doctors are astonishingly stupid and short-sighted in every other area.

Trying to Play Nice
November 8, 2021 4:19 am

Well, if Bill Gates says it, it must be true. He’s the world’s most honest man and the greatest genius ever. But, back in the real world, this doctor should lose his medical license. He is obviously unfit to treat people who are ill.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Trying to Play Nice
November 8, 2021 5:47 am

This doctor needs a doctor.

John
November 8, 2021 5:13 am

Obviously this doctor hasn’t a clue what that person’s problem is.

stpaulchuck
November 8, 2021 7:11 am

wow! a classic example of toxic stupidity flying in the face of actual science. I’m glad I’m never likely to need the services of that hospital full of loons.

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Caligula Jones
November 8, 2021 7:50 am

British Columbia is Canada’s California…

PaulH
Reply to  Caligula Jones
November 8, 2021 4:41 pm

That’s why they call BC “British California”

Gary Hills
November 8, 2021 7:58 am

If they want to go back to “Nature” there won’t be any hospitals.

Andy Pattullo
November 8, 2021 8:35 am

As both a physician and someone with a lot of experience reviewing medical malpractice I would have to say this physician’s license should be pulled as soon as possible. Medicine is supposed to be a practice based on science, not political fashion. Leave the path of truth and your patients will suffer needlessly.

ResourceGuy
November 8, 2021 1:34 pm

Next up, all post nasal drip caused by climate change. The doctor will see you now.

Captain climate
November 9, 2021 9:38 am

Which is our BC friends here is going to launch a formal ethics complaint on this quack?

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