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

Author: Paul R Epstein; Dan Ferber
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul R Epstein; Dan Ferber
ISBN: 9780520269095 0520269098 9780520272637 0520272633
OCLC Number: 668191559
Description: xii, 355 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Mozambique --
The mosquito's bite --
Sobering predictions --
Every breath you take --
Harvest of trouble --
Sea change --
Forests in trouble --
Storms and sickness --
The ailing Earth --
Gaining green by going green --
Healthy solutions --
Of rice and tractors --
Rewriting the rules.
Responsibility: Paul R. Epstein and Dan Ferber ; foreword by Jeffrey Sachs.
Local System Bib Number:
391130

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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 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"--Provided by publisher.

"Spotlights the threats of global warming and offers a systems approach for possible treatments. Decades spent as a physician and public health scientist have allowed Dr. Epstein to examine and now comment on the dynamics of global politics, climate change, and global health. Together with journalist Dan Ferber, he expresses a fundamental need for communities (of all scales) and industries (of all kinds) to reach together for a low-carbon economy. They make their argument by combining personal accounts with accurate histories and industry case studies. What enfolds is a prescriptive narrative for repairing an ailing planet"--Provided by publisher.

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