Lord David Frost recently downplayed the urgency of climate warming mitigation, suggesting that the UK manage this with air conditioning and structural changes to buildings. However, his stance seems dangerously shortsighted with looming threats like disease transmission from the tiger mosquito and potentially catastrophic shifts in weather patterns due to the Gulf Stream’s instability. It’s critical to approach climate change with the gravity and urgency it warrants, prioritising long-term safety over short-term convenience.
To get the best value for money, our politicians should focus on non-medical interventions.
Our global leaders may regret not paying more attention to what is happening in health: help middle-income countries leap past more advanced counterparts.