Dr. Richard Larouche wrote a letter titled, “From divestment to bold climate change mitigation strategies,” that was recently published in The BMJ.
From the letter:
I have read with great interest the recent report from the Climate and Health Council (1), and I wholeheartedly agree with the suggestion that health sector organisations should promptly end investments in fossil fuels. I also applaud the British Medical Associationâ€™s decision to lead by example and join the worldwide divestment movement. As for tobacco thirty years ago, health sector investments indirectly endorse the fossil fuel industry whose business model jeopardizes the environment and promotes a sedentary lifestyle.
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