Letters Climate change and health

We must all act now

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39409.501817.BE (Published 29 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1110
  1. Alan Maryon-Davis, president1,
  2. Ian Gilmore, president2,
  3. Patricia Hamilton, president3
  1. 1Faculty of Public Health, London NW1 4LB
  2. 2Royal College of Physicians, London NW1 4LE
  3. 3Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London W1W 6DE
  1. President{at}fph.org.uk

    Almost everyone agrees that human production of greenhouse gases is driving global warming—more quickly than anticipated.1 The latest summary of the scientific evidence by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggests that by 2030 the earth will warm by 2.0°C—the tipping point at which warming may lead to more warming.2 Temperatures may rise by 6.4°C this century.

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