EDITORIAL

A Populist Movement for Health?

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Science  03 Oct 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5898, pp. 15
DOI: 10.1126/science.1163960

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One of the most effective science-based movements to raise public awareness of a global problem has been Al Gore's efforts, complementing the science-based work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, to expose the perils of global warming. Through decades of commitment, Gore and his team have laid out the science and consequences of unmitigated consumption of fossil fuels and the irredeemable impact this will have on the planet if unchecked. More than ever, this message is now resonating with the public.