Major report warns of climate change risk to world health
Thursday 14 May 2009
A major report on managing the health effects of climate change, launched jointly by The Lancet and UCL (University College London) today, says that climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st Century. Furthermore, lead author Professor Anthony Costello's major report says that failure to act will result in an intergenerational injustice, with our children and grandchildren scorning our generation for ignoring the climate change threat—with similar moral outrage to how we today look back on those who brought in and did nothing to stop slavery.
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