Extreme weather events widen existing inequalities and traumatise victims while climate anxiety affects mental health
Medical students are demanding their schools include climate change as a core component of the curriculum, as the intensifying climate emergency highlights the corresponding health crisis.
Hannah Chase, a final year medical student at Oxford said the sense of urgency hit home recently when a fellow student confessed they didn’t believe in climate change. “It just shows that we make such assumptions,” said Chase. “It’s needed, this education.”