It really is true: they hate you, and want to inflict as much suffering and misery on you as they possibly can.
Anesthesiologists can play a role in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming by decreasing the amount of anesthetic gas provided during procedures without compromising patient care, suggests new research being presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ ADVANCE 2023, the Anesthesiology Business Event.
Inhaled anesthetics used during general anesthesia are estimated to be responsible for 0.01% to 0.10% of the total worldwide carbon dioxide equivalent emission. For example, an hour of surgery using the inhaled anesthetic desflurane is equivalent to driving up to 470 miles, according to one study. Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas that traps heat in the Earth’s atmosphere, contributing to global warming.
“Global warming is affecting our daily life more and more, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has become crucial,” said Mohamed Fayed, M.D., M.Sc., lead author of the study and senior anesthesia resident at Henry Ford Health in Detroit. “No matter how small each effect is, it will add up. As anesthesiologists, we can contribute significantly to this cause by making little changes in our daily practice—such as lowering the flow of anesthetic gas—without affecting patient care.”
Yeah, I’m sure it won’t—y’know, seeing as how the politicized “health” “care” establishment has proven itself entirely trustworthy and honest and all over the last few years. Boy, this Climate Change (formerly Global Warming, formerly Global Cooling, formerly The Weather)™ nonsense has really become the shitlib catch-all to justify absolutely any insane thing they can pull out of their, ummm, hats, hasn’t it?