Health Activism and the Challenge of Climate Change

Colin BUTLER, Sue Wareham

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This chapter focuses on health activism and presents historical accounts where health activism played an important role, such as in the great London smog and the medical campaign to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons. Health activism in the 19th century and the importance of medical journals in promoting new, reforming and humanitarian ideas are described. Health activism in relation to climate change as well as barriers and solutions are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClimate Change and Global Health
EditorsC.D Butler
Place of PublicationWallingford, UK
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781780642659
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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NameClimate Change and Global Health


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