Cambio climático: causas, consecuencias, negligencia empresarial, pseudociencia y un llamamiento a la acción


  • Martin Donohoe Public Health and Social Justice


El Jefe Seattle dejó un mensaje claro para nosotros, el futuro:  La tierra es nuestra madre. Todo lo que le ocurre a la tierra les ocurre a los hijos de la tierra. La tierra no pertenece al hombre, el hombre pertenece a la tierra. Todas las cosas están conectadas como una sangre que nos es común. El hombre no tejió la red de la vida; es sólo una hebra de ella. Lo que le hace a la red, se lo hace a sí mismo.

 Pues bien, la red se está deshilachando y nuestra madre se está muriendo. El calentamiento global es un hecho científico; está empeorando y está destruyendo la red de vida del planeta, enfermando y matando gente y costando billones de dólares.

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While there were some drops in pollution during the coronavirus pandemic, consequent to more people working from home and thus lower transportation-related energy consumption, overall trends are likely to continue.

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Add to this Trump’s appallingly anti-science, anti-public health, and negligent response to the coronavirus pandemic, which contributed significantly to the over 1 million deaths which occurred in the U.S., which was affected more than almost any other nation. The damage to the US scientific enterprise and reputation of public health agencies such as the CDC will take decades to repair. Both Scientific American and the New England Journal of Medicine come out strongly against another Trump presidency.

After winning the electoral college (but not the popular vote) and becoming president, Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, leaving it as only country opposed, but upon taking office, President Joseph Biden re-committed the United States to the Agreement.

For further information on global warming, corporate malfeasance and public health, pseudoscience, and many other topics, visit the Public Health and Social Justice website at or, where you can also find open-access slide shows, articles, and links to over 1,000 organizations. The Environmental Health subpage at includes information on what you can do to minimize your own carbon footprint, along with how to become more involved in the fight against climate change.



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Donohoe, M. (2023). Cambio climático: causas, consecuencias, negligencia empresarial, pseudociencia y un llamamiento a la acción. Medicina Social Social Medicine, 16(2), 86–94. Recuperado a partir de



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