Climate change and rising energy costs: a threat but also an opportunity for a healthier future?

McCartney, G. and Hanlon, P. (2008) Climate change and rising energy costs: a threat but also an opportunity for a healthier future? Public Health, 122(7), pp. 653-658. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2008.03.019)

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Abstract

Health problems caused by overconsumption, growing inequalities and diminished well-being are issues that have been attributed to the prioritization of economic growth as the central purpose of society. It is also known that climate change and rising energy prices will inevitably bring changes to the globe's economic models. Doctors and the wider public health community have campaigned successfully in the past on issues such as the threat of nuclear war. Is it now time for this constituency to make its distinctive contribution to these new threats to health?

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Peak oil; Climate change; Economic growth; Obesity; Inequality; Well-being
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hanlon, Professor Philip
Authors: McCartney, G., and Hanlon, P.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Public Health
Journal Name:Public Health
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0033-3506
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2008 Elsevier
First Published:First published in Public Health 122(7):653-658
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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