9780520272637

Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do About It

  • ISBN 13:

    9780520272637

  • ISBN 10:

    0520272633

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 06/12/2012
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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Summary

Climate change is now doing far more harm than marooning polar bears on melting chunks of ice--it is damaging the health of people around the world. Brilliantly connecting stories of real people with cutting-edge scientific and medical information, Changing Planet, Changing Healthbrings us to places like Mozambique, Honduras, and the United States for an eye-opening on-the-ground investigation of how climate change is altering patterns of disease. Written by a physician and world expert on climate and health and an award-winning science journalist, the book reveals the surprising links between global warming and cholera, malaria, lyme disease, asthma, and other health threats. In clear, accessible language, it also discusses topics including Climategate, cap-and-trade proposals, and the relationship between free markets and the climate crisis. Most importantly, Changing Planet, Changing Healthdelivers a suite of innovative solutions for shaping a healthy global economic order in the twenty-first century.

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