Letters Climate change

A tale of two health ministers

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5591 (Published 22 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5591
  1. Ian Roberts, professor of epidemiology and public health1
  1. 1London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
  1. ian.roberts{at}lshtm.ac.uk

    In November last year I interviewed Professor Ruhul Haque, health minister of Bangladesh, about how rising greenhouse gas emissions are affecting health in his country.1 I asked him what doctors in Britain should be doing to draw attention to the plight of people in Bangladesh. He said that they should be “speaking in a common voice, in a …

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