Why won’t Europe heed the doctor’s advice on climate change?

Why won’t Europe heed the doctor’s advice on climate change?


When you feel unwell, who do you consult? Your doctor, who has been trained to treat you? Or your boss, who hasn’t?

In a letter published by the British Medical Journal last month, numerous health professionals called for robust EU action against climate change. A 30% reduction in the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 (when compared to 1990 levels) would save more than 80 billion euros per year, the professionals said. These savings would result from both a fall in the num...


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