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

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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 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...
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Overview


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 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.
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"If ever there was a book that ought to be on everybody's reading bucket list this is it."--Booklist

"A harrowing look at the road ahead that should urge immediate, proactive change."--Kirkus Reviews

"Makes it clear that the health threats from climate change are here, and need immediate coordinated effort to keep in check."--E! the Environmental Magazine

"An eye-opener "--Publishers Weekly

"Because human health is 'the bottom line' at which the many adverse consequences of climate change will converge, Changing Planet, Changing Health is an excellent corrective for climate-change myopia."--Nature

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“If ever there was a book that ought to be on everybody’s reading bucket list this is it.”
E! The Environmental Magazine

“Makes it clear that the health threats from climate change are here, and need immediate coordinated effort to keep in check.”
Nature

“Because human health is 'the bottom line' at which the many adverse consequences of climate change will converge, Changing Planet, Changing Health is an excellent corrective for climate-change myopia.”
Taste For Life Magazine

“This eye-opening book reveals how climate change alters patterns of disease and contributes to many of the world’s most serious human health threats.”
National Catholic Reporter - Rich Heffern

“Absorbing and informative.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520272637
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 999,110
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Paul R. Epstein, MD, MPH, (1943–2011) was 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 Ferber is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine. His feature articles have appeared in many publications, including Popular Science, Audubon, and Nature Conservancy.
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