Editorials

Death through selfishness and failure of imagination

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7288.690 (Published 24 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:690

President Bush should lead on global warming, not retreat

  1. Richard Smith, editor
  1. BMJ

    In a world afflicted by murder, mayhem, and malnutrition it may seem bizarre to suggest that the worst thing to happen this year is for some words to come out of a man's mouth—but that may turn out to be so. Last week President Bush reneged on a campaign promise to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from power stations. This is a serious setback in a world that is already failing to respond responsibly to global warming.1 The short term effects of Bush's …

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