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The Resource Changing planet, changing health : how the climate crisis threatens our health and what we can do about it, Paul R. Epstein and Dan Ferber ; foreword by Jeffrey Sachs

Changing planet, changing health : how the climate crisis threatens our health and what we can do about it, Paul R. Epstein and Dan Ferber ; foreword by Jeffrey Sachs

Label
Changing planet, changing health : how the climate crisis threatens our health and what we can do about it
Title
Changing planet, changing health
Title remainder
how the climate crisis threatens our health and what we can do about it
Statement of responsibility
Paul R. Epstein and Dan Ferber ; foreword by Jeffrey Sachs
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Epstein, Paul R
Dewey number
616.9/88
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA793
LC item number
.E67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
RA793
NAL item number
.E67 2011
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 E-091
  • WB 700
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Ferber, Dan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical climatology
  • Climatic changes
Label
Changing planet, changing health : how the climate crisis threatens our health and what we can do about it, Paul R. Epstein and Dan Ferber ; foreword by Jeffrey Sachs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn668191559
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 355 p.
Isbn
9780520269095
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010051311
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)668191559
Label
Changing planet, changing health : how the climate crisis threatens our health and what we can do about it, Paul R. Epstein and Dan Ferber ; foreword by Jeffrey Sachs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn668191559
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 355 p.
Isbn
9780520269095
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010051311
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)668191559

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