Chronically ill folks have enough to deal with already without being told to switch their *life-saving* meds to “greener” alternatives. Go after pharma companies, not us. Thanks.
Remember when I said ableds’ hostility towards disabled and chronically ill people is becoming more apparent? If you’d rather believe that it’s asthma patients rather than large corporations fucking the environment, then you’re ableist and dangerous.
Yo ACTUALLY I’m still pissed off at this article. Hire disabled writers ffs. Not everybody can just change so easily, sometimes there are no alternatives. Go scrutinise the industries who make the bloody things, not the users! (1/2)
FUCK YOU, BBC. EVERYONE SAY IT WITH ME NOW: DISABLED PEOPLE ARE NOT TO BLAME FOR GLOBAL WARMING. CORPORATIONS ARE. FuckSAKE.
Oh, I'm sorry, I'll just go die of an asthma attack then. First you want to stop #disabled people from drinking, now you want us to stop breathing. "Cleaner" inhalers don't work. We will die. Stop trying to find excuses to vilify disabled people & kill us.
Three of us in The Dingle 7 have asthma. We each have meds that work well for us. It’s interesting* that straws and inhalers - things disproportionately needed by disabled people - are targeted for reduction or elimination. *what i mean is ableist af
Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'
On behalf of my son, who isn’t supposed to swear: Fuck. You. Try targeting the folks in power instead of the least powerful among us, for a change. Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat' - BBC News
Stop targeting the vulnerable you assholes! This is the same as targeting people with access needs for plastic straws. When 100 companies produce 71% of greenhouse gasses placing the blame for climate change on vulnerable people is just a distraction. 1/3
Good evening. Everyone associated with this article and its contents can please fuck off. Thank you.
I’m looking forward to a paper inhaler that dissolves before I’m done using it.
This is utterly weird. If you're an asthma sufferer, ignore these weirdos and continue using your medication. Do not be guilt tripped into making yourself ill by extinction rebellion.
This news story makes me incredibly angry. I'm so over disabled people being told they're a burden on the environment. These are not the things we should be focused on ahead of industry, transport, agriculture, energy production and use efficiency, etc. 😡
Asthma causing climate change?! At some point, these people need to fuck right off, and they seem to have passed it a while ago.
Sorry everyone, the asthma medicine I need on a daily basis to manage a chronic health condition and live a comfortable life is killing the planet. 🥺
Chronically ill people aren’t the problem, the oil/gas companies are. Victim blaming like this just serves to distract attention from the truly guilty parties.
This is wildly irresponsible: medication is not a consumer choice and it is immoral to place such pressures on patients to 'demand' medication that may be less effective for them, and asthma is actually a serious condition, not a minor irritant.
Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'
I have been asthmatic for 30 years & in all that time no one has ever suggested that switching to a ‘greener’ inhaler was an option. Yet another example of making a structural issue into an individual responsibility. H/T ⁦
So courageous for taking on Big Asthma.
So because you want to save future lives (which is laudable!), you’re going to risk existing lives?
Hey, new followers. We like to joke around here, bit we also like to call bullshit and talk about ventolin. This is filthy ableism. Our asthmatic co-host wouldn't even need inhalers if it weren't for, I dunno, childhood exposure to corporate pollution.
Should read: ‘Switch to green inhalers cuts carbon footprint as much as turning veggie’
I think asthmatics have enough to worry about. Maybe start with the massive corporations & world leaders and work backwards.
Then maybe sort out air pollution, damp homes, stop building car parks next to schools and expanding airports instead of making people feel guilty. Sort out the problem.
This is a poorly thought out headline putting unnecessary blame on the individual and not pharmaceutical companies - Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'
The morning alertness provided today by this story. 1) Inhalers keep child1 alive. It has been scary with them... without them he would be dead. 1/3
Unbelievable! Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat': Metered-dose inhalers account for nearly 4% of NHS greenhouse gas emissions...i.e. equivalent to 180,000 return car journeys from London to Edinburgh!
Asthma carbon footprint as big as eating meat.
I’m one of those people who, in struggling to breathe, are ironically responsible for greater greenhouse gas emissions #ViciousCircle
Hidden and embedded emissions. Climate challenge #GEO2317 exploring all structural constraints on decolonisation. Patients not given choice - somewhat out of our hands. Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'
Greens against inhalers.
BBC News - Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat. Health care like every other sector needs to become greener. Here's an opportunity.
Thank you I will give up breathing as my 2020 year resolution to save the planet. Disappointed at such an irresponsible headline - so many better ways to summarise these research findings without adding to asthma stigma
V torn. On 1 hand, reducing emissions is vital & everyone should play part. On other no-one with medical condition (like me btw) should be guilt-tripped about taking vital meds. Authors say this but worried about public reaction, beware headline
“Making the swap would have as big an "eco" impact as turning vegetarian or becoming an avid recycler, they say.” So, a small thing an individual can do, not the ACTUAL SOLUTION. Fuck this headline and framing
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Good thread here from , delving into the poor framing by on #ClimateChange #asthma story. #envcomm.
BBC News - Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat' I Many people with asthma could cut their carbon footprint and help save the environment by switching to "greener" medications, UK researchers say