Spiked Mag: Climate alarmism is the real threat to public health: 'Slowing down economic development is far more dangerous than global warming' - Tim Black is a spiked columnist: To be published ahead of COP26 by the likes of the British Medical Journal, the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine, the already press-released editorial is brimful with pompous hyperbole. ... Still, there is something especially grotesque about framing climate change as a health emergency. Almost all the advances in medicine, diet and general welfare that we enjoy today rest on economic, material development – in short, on growth. The energy powering our hospitals, the technology at work in water-sanitation plants, the agricultural revolution that fuelled the expansion of food production – all this and so much more means that we now live longer, healthier lives than ever before. Yet it is precisely this industrial and economic development that the climate alarmists in the White House and editing health journals want to curtail.