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

ISBN-10: 0520272633

ISBN-13: 9780520272637

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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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List price: $26.95
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Paul R. Epstein, MD, MPH, is Associate Director of the Center for Health and Global Environment at Harvard Medical School and a medical doctor trained in tropical health. He contributed to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.Dan Ferberis a contributing correspondent forSciencemagazine. His feature articles have appeared in many publications, includingPopular Science, Audubon,andNature Conservancy.

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