COP 28 (2) Climate change and NCDs

16 November, 2023

Zerina, congratulations on your forthcoming involvement in COP28.

External speajers are giving "Nebula" lectures to year 7, year 8 and year 9 sudents at Sheffield Springs Academy. External professionals are invited to put their specialist knowledge up to view by the students and to encourage conversations. (Teachers can't know everything.)

I provide six lectures from tbe ones below:

"Walking a 46 metre planet tineline (one million yesrs per centimetre)

"Evolution's Rainbow - from Joan Roughgarden's book of the same name

"Hominids - 6,000,000 yesrs of hominids expression of technologies and environmental engineering

"Non Communicable Diseases

"Reproductive Health - physical going on from Evolution's Rainbow to discuss and describe the anatomy and physiology of human reproduction

"Reproductive Health - sexuality, law, culture, sexual, companionship and relationship determinants of reproductive health and sexuality

"Health portals and students accessed medical records

"History of health and medicine

Happy to share the presentations

One fact that has become apparent to me is tbe similarities between the causes of Non Communicable Diseases and climate change.

These are tbe uses of passive travel, passive entertainment, restriction of children to their homes because of tbe danger of motor vehicles (1.374 billion of them) and a global trade philosophy based on consuming, throwing away and not mending, buying brand new commodities as entertainment and reduction in physical labour.

HIFA profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data. Email address: richardpeterfitton7 AT