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Climate change: overpopulation is the elephant in the room

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 03 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2373
  1. Gee Yen Shin, consultant virologist
  1. University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. geeyen.shin{at}

There is very little to argue against in the editorial by Stott and colleagues.1 Apart from the climate denier fringe, it is received wisdom that climate change is a real phenomenon, it is caused by human activity, and it is an existential threat to almost all life on Earth.

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