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More basic research is needed to tackle the health effects of global warming

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5698 (Published 13 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5698
  1. Anne Brynolf
  1. 1Stockholm

The need for more basic research is becoming increasingly important as scientists recognise the impending health burden of climate change, a conference has heard.

Speaking at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, on 11 October Tony McMichael, professor at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the Australian National University, made the call for more basic research.

“We are at an interesting crossroad in research,” he told the meeting on climate …

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