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Climate change is harming Americans’ health, US doctors warn

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1369 (Published 16 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1369
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

Although most people in the US think of it as a distant threat, climate change is already harming their health, a consortium of 11 doctors’ groups warns in a new report. “We—physicians in medical societies representing over half of the nation’s doctors—see a need to share our growing understanding and concern about the health consequences of climate change with all Americans,” said their report, released Wednesday 15 March.1

The group, the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, is composed of nine medical groups, including the …

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