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Letters Leading on climate change

Healthcare professionals must “think globally, act locally” on climate change

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 26 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5686
  1. Gee Yen Shin, consultant virologist,
  2. Rohini J Manuel, consultant microbiologist
  1. Public Health Laboratory London, Department of Infection, The Royal London Hospital, London E1 2ES, UK
  1. geeyen.shin{at}

We agree with Ramanathan and Haines about the harmful effects of short lived climate pollutants and carbon dioxide on climate change.1 We also agree that if unchecked, climate change poses a grave threat to global public health.

Although we concur that healthcare professionals should be active …

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