Vol. 13 No. 2 (2020): Climate Change & Health

Climate Change & Childhood

Guddi Singh BA, MB BChir, MPH, MRCPCH, EADTM&H
Guy's & St.Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, UK
A cycle by a stone cottage

Published 2020-04-18


  • climate change,
  • Childhood

How to Cite

Singh, G. (2020). Climate Change & Childhood. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 13(2). https://doi.org/10.38192/13.2.3


When I was a child, I was a proud member of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature. I would pore over my issued green wallet and the gleaming silver-gold coins with endangered species imprinted where the Queen’s head should be. Saving the world was a noble goal, and as a young person, I was earnest about it.

Today, as a practicing paediatrician, I see it less as a quaint interest than a matter of life and death.


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