Matt Morgan: Meetings without meatBMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m239 (Published 28 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m239
- Matt Morgan, intensive care consultant
- University Hospital of Wales
The flowers in my garden sprouted before the Christmas tree was taken down. Australia welcomed the New Year alight with fire. The year has hardly begun, but the climate emergency is set to be the story of 2020.
It’s hard to raise a glass to the next decade while the climate emergency causes more deaths than smoking, AIDS, diabetes, and vehicle crashes combined, putting increased pressure on healthcare services.1 Climate related illness and injury disproportionately affect low income communities—another example of the poorest and most vulnerable people bearing the largest burden of ill health. And yet, while health providers are busy treating the …