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The caring professions and climate change- messages from XR

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Climate change is a social justice issue for social workers, nurses and the caring professions

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms the scientific consensus that the current changes in the global climate are the result of human activity. This has caused and will continue to cause sea-level rise, extreme weather events, droughts, floods, biodiversity loss, food insecurity, ocean acidification, and reduced water supply (Booth, 2019). All of which will continue to have negative effects on human health, well being and welfare. This will have the greatest impact on the lives of the most vulnerable groups, particularly those in poverty, making action against climate change a social justice issue.

In caring for the poor and most vulnerable people in society, social workers, nurses and others in the caring professions have a duty to act in solidarity with those most affected by climate change and Extinction Rebellion offers a model for change and a message of hope. This meeting is an opportunity to hear that message.

Please note date change due to University strike

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Booth, E. (2019) Extinction Rebellion: social work, climate change and solidarity, Critical and Radical Social Work, vol 7, no 2, 257–261, DOI: 10.1332/204986019X15623302985296

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