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[Perspectives] Climate change—what health professionals might do about it

“This is absolutely unacceptable.” The delegate was so agitated he almost bit off the end of the microphone. It was a meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2014 to wrap up a major assessment. The final draft of the IPCC’s Summary for Policymakers was being scrutinised, line-by-line, and until every country agreed with every phrase the report could not be released.