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Climate Change and Human Health: Risks and Responses

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 27 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1324
  1. Cathy Read, consultant in public health
  1. Barnsley Primary Care Trust

    The UK government's chief scientist, David King, has said that “climate change is the most severe problem we are facing today—more serious even than the threat of terrorism.” Yet terrorism continues to dominate the world's news media and preoccupy the thoughts of many people. James Wolfensohn, president of the World Bank, recently told an audience of representatives of business and civil society groups that the environment was on the back burner of international discussions on development.

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    Eds A J McMichael, D H Campbell-Lendrum, C F Corvalän, K L Ebi, A K Githeko, J D Scheraga, A Woodward

    World Health Organization, SFr20 (SFr14 in developing countries)/$18,

    pp 322

    ISBN 92 4 156248X

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    It is perhaps time to be reminded of Hippocrates, suggests Tony McMichael, one …

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