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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:41 PM
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BBC: Doctors warn on climate (policy) failureŚwill bring a "global health catastrophe"
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 06:33 PM by OKIsItJustMe
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8257766.stm

Doctors warn on climate failure

By Richard Black
Environment correspondent, BBC News website

Failure to agree a new UN climate deal in December will bring a "global health catastrophe", say 18 of the world's professional medical organisations.

Writing in The Lancet and the British Medical Journal, they urge doctors to "take a lead" on the climate issue.

In a separate editorial, the journals say that people in poor tropical nations will suffer the worst impacts.

They argue that curbing climate change would have other benefits such as more healthy diets and cleaner air.

December's UN summit, to be held in Copenhagen, is due to agree a new global climate treaty to supplant the Kyoto Protocol.
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http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS01...
http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/339/sep15_1/b3672
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wtbymark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:47 PM
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1. it should read "Doctors warn on climate [policy] failure"
because, well, if there Were a climate failure, that would coincide with atmosphere disintegration -
and well the cockroaches wouldn't be able to be here either
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Terry in Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:54 PM
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2. Indeed. I understand that death is very bad for your health -nt
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