Doctors and extinction rebellion

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Starting in the middle of April, the group “Extinction Rebellion” have organised a series of non-violent direct action protests. Most notably bringing central London to a standstill - but these events are now continuing around the country. Predictably, they have received a lot of criticism - they have also received a lot of support - amongst those arrested at the protests have been a few doctors, despite reservations that some may have for the impact on their careers. In this podcast, we'll hear from three people who have decided to support extinction rebellion, about why they do, and what the medical community's support might mean for climate change. We're joined by Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge and former Archbishop of Canterbury - the principle leader of the church of England. Robin Stott, retired physician and campaigner, and Alex Armitage, paediatric trainee. Schoolchildren’s activism is a lesson for health professionals https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l1938 Just 11 years to avert disaster https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l1801

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