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Climate change and rising energy costs: A threat but also an opportunity for a healthier future?

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Publication date: 2008-07-01
First published in: Public Health
Authors: G. McCartney & P. Hanlon

Abstract:

Health problems caused by overconsumption, growing inequalities, and diminished well-being are issues that have been attributed to the prioritization of economic growth as the central purpose of society. It is also known that climate change and rising energy prices will inevitably bring changes to the globe’s economic models. Doctors and the wider public health community have campaigned successfully in the past on issues such as the threat of nuclear war. Is it now time for this constituency to make its distinctive contribution to these new threats to health?

Published in: Public Health, Volume 122, Issue 7, July 2008, Pages 653-656
Available from: Public Health

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