Fossil Fuels As Tobacco: Like Lung Cancer, Climate Change Is A Symptom

After the WHO’s Health and Climate Conference in Geneva fifteen health charities call for divestment:

Just as the health sector has divested from tobacco, it now needs to act on this even greater threat. We consider the transfer of financial resources away from fossil fuels and towards clean, healthy, renewable energy through a “divest-invest” framework to be one of the most important steps we need to take. This entails the phasing out of investments in, and subsidies for, fossil fuels, which harm health, alongside a dramatic increase in investment in healthy and sustainablealternatives.

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