Sorry to be slow. I'm in Glasgow at a conference. Of course I'm very happy to support the GCI C&C proposal. You really don’t need to ask. It is so important, yet everyone is burying their heads in the sand.
Climate is so off the mainstream agenda right now. I fear climate change may happen faster than most people think - like the economy changes are not linear but exponential.
MA MB BChir FRCP FRCPCH FMedSci
Professor of International Child Health and Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health
"Luxury emissions are different from survival emissions, which emphasises the need for a strategy of contraction and convergence, whereby rich countries rapidly reduce emissions and poor countries can increase emissions to achieve health and development gain, both having the same sustainable emissions per person."
The health sector has a crucial role in helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to bring about ‘contraction and convergence' across the world. High-emitting countries in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere must drastically reduce emissions by up to 90 percent by 2050 with an individual annual limit eventually capped at about 2 tons per head of CO2 equivalent (industrialized countries currently emit 10-20 tons per head). Low-emitting developing countries, who have contributed almost nothing to the problem, should be able to increase emissions up to the same level. Climate Skeptics step aside
Global Health Council 'Global Health Magazine'
Dr Anthony Costello speaking on C&C
at the Medics/Military Conference at the BMA Monday 17th October 2011