To the Editor: The relationship between population, climate warming and environmental impact has been little discussed in the Australian medical media and often ignored in the wider Australian media. All doctors should have a good working knowledge of the science of climate change and its correlation with increased human activity.
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Australian doctors need to catch up with population policy
Robin I W Collin
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