Letters Climate change

Role of GPs in communicating lifestyle messages that are good for health and the climate

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6480 (Published 29 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6480
  1. Guy A Johnson, general practitioner1
  1. 1NHS Lothian, Sighthill Health Centre, Edinburgh EH11 4AU, UK
  1. guy{at}phonecoop.coop

The BMJ, and Costello and colleagues, should be congratulated for taking a lead, once again, on the importance of climate change for public health and healthcare.1 The authors suggest several actions that health workers should take in response to this great and urgent challenge. Most of these—such as carbon taxes, reducing poverty and equity, stopping fossil fuel subsidies, and supporting green and energy saving …

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