TITLE

Finding the Sweet Spot between Climate Change, Human Health, and Economic Growth

AUTHOR(S)
Egger, Garry; Swinburn, Boyd
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Solutions: For a Sustainable & Desirable Future;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The article presents the authors' views on the main cause of increasing obesity rates and excessive greenhouse gas emissions in developed countries which they believe are excessive economic growth and carbon intensive lifestyles. They offer several ways to lessen the effects of obesity and climate change and discuss how the solutions can be managed to incur minimal disruption. Addressing health and climate problems must reportedly consider an appropriate government system to achieve well-being.
ACCESSION #
70699908

 

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