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Personal carbon trading: a potential “stealth intervention” for obesity reduction?

Barry N J Walters and Garry Egger
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (11): 668.

To the Editor: Egger makes novel and valid points in his portrayal of individual human effort as a potential contributor to offsetting greenhouse gas emissions by personal carbon trading.1 Of course, there is an even more potent strategy humans should adopt to modify climate change through their own activities — population control.

Barry N J Walters, Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetric Medicine1
Garry Egger, Director,1 and Adjunct Professor of Health Sciences2
1 Centre for Health Promotion and Research, Sydney, NSW.
2 Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.
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