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Global Crises, Global Solutions

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 27 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:261
  1. Henry Greenberg (, associate professor of clinical medicine
  1. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, United States

What an intriguing idea. Convene serious thinkers to create a list of critical issues facing the global community that are amenable to governmental intervention, prune and prioritise the list to the top 10, enlist leading economists to outline the challenges, add thoughtful commentaries, and then rank the final 10. A group called the Copenhagen Consensus under the leadership of Bj⊘rn Lomborg did just this and teamed up with the Economist to disseminate the results. Global Crises, Global Solutions is the result, and disappointing it is, garnering at best two stars.

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