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Climate change is a health emergency

It’s nearly 30 years since Eric Chivian and three other Harvard faculty members won the Nobel peace prize for their work as founders of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. At its height IPPNW had a membership of 250 000 doctors from 80 countries. Its leaders spoke directly to the world’s leaders and to the public, helping them to understand the terrible things that happen to people’s bodies and lives when nuclear bombs explode. As Chivian says in a BMJ essay this week, the aim was to help people grasp what a nuclear war would really be like, so that politicians and the public would do everything in their power to prevent such a war from happening (doi:10.1136/bmj.g2407).  
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about 7 years ago
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Obama warns of climate change threat to public health

Climate change poses a threat to the health of all Americans, President Barack Obama said on 7 April, citing the dangers posed by deteriorating air quality associated with higher temperatures, more extreme weather, and the spread of insect-borne diseases that previously have been confined to nations further south. “All of our families are going to be vulnerable. You can’t cordon yourself off from air or from the climate,” the president said.  
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about 6 years ago
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Climate change affects human health, ATS membership survey shows

The American Thoracic Society has published the results of a survey of the ATS membership on climate change which found that the majority of ATS members believe that climate change is real and...  
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about 6 years ago