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Confession of a climate criminal

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7517.643 (Published 15 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:643

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Amusing but serious as well

I like this article. However it is too amusing and therefore clouds
the issue.
How many group debates on all sorts of issues (in the pub or wherever)
accurately state the problems and issues but actually never lead to any
change in behaviour in the members of the group? It would seem the worlds
problems are always someone else's reponsibility, even when we understand
what needs to be done. Democracy, "freedom" and the need for us all to
earn a living or even aspire to wealth, will always allow people to ignore
the obvious solutions.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

20 September 2005
Graeme M Mackenzie
gp
Whitehaven CA28 7RG