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Health risks, present and future, from global climate change

McMichael, Tony; Montgomery, Hugh; Costello, Anthony


There is now no serious scientific debate: human actions are changing the world’s climate, and are set to do so at an increasing rate in coming decades. Urgent action is now required to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (the dominant long acting greenhouse gas), if global temperature rises are not to exceed 2°C—the International Energy Authority warns that “the door to 2°C is closing.” Indeed, emissions must be hugely curtailed within just two decades, and then zero net emissions achieved by...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-03-19
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.e1359


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