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Changing planet, changing health: how the climate crisis threatens our health and what we can do about it

By: Epstein, Paul R.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berkeley University of California Press 2011Description: xii, 355 p.ISBN: 9780520269095.Subject(s): Climatic changes - Health Aspects | Medical climatologyDDC classification: 616.988 Summary: Climate change is now doing far more harm than marooning polar bears on melting chunks of iceHit 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 Health brings 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 Health delivers a suite of innovative solutions for shaping a healthy global economic order in the twenty-first century. (http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520269095)
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Climate change is now doing far more harm than marooning polar bears on melting chunks of iceHit 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 Health brings 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 Health delivers a suite of innovative solutions for shaping a healthy global economic order in the twenty-first century. (http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520269095)

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