My Harvard Asia Quarterly (Volume XII, Number 2 – Spring 2010) article co-authored with Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa just came out. The article is on page 25-33 and is titled, “Global Climate Change: The Interconnection with Medical Technology and Health Care.”
Medicine, along with culture and technology, can both cause and resolve the problem of climate change. Medicine has helped reduce infant mortality and increase longevity, thus contributing to overpopulation which results in excessive pollution and resource consumption. But it can also help solve these problems by providing better forms of contraception and education.
Your comments are always welcome.