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By Paul R. Epstein

ISBN-10: 0520269098

ISBN-13: 9780520269095

Climate switch is now doing way more damage than marooning polar bears on melting chunks of ice—it is harmful the health and wellbeing of individuals all over the world. Brilliantly connecting tales of actual individuals with state-of-the-art medical and scientific details, Changing Planet, altering Health brings us to areas like Mozambique, Honduras, and the U.S. for an eye-opening on-the-ground research of ways weather swap is changing styles of affliction. Written via a doctor and global professional on weather and wellbeing and fitness and an award-winning technological know-how journalist, the publication finds the excellent hyperlinks among worldwide warming and cholera, malaria, lyme ailment, bronchial asthma, and different well-being threats. In transparent, available language, it additionally discusses subject matters together with Climategate, cap-and-trade proposals, and the connection among loose markets and the weather difficulty. most significantly, Changing Planet, altering Health provides a set of leading edge suggestions for shaping a fit international monetary order within the twenty-first century.

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Perhaps the most immediate had to do with medical care for their newly liberated citizens, who were overwhelmingly rural farmers. Many nurses had departed, and almost all of Mozambique’s Portuguese doctors had abandoned the country, leaving just a handful of physicians to care for a population of twelve million. Fortuitously, President Samora Machel, whom Mozambicans knew simply as Samora, was a trained and experienced nurse, and he assigned health care a high priority in those early heady days.

University of California Press Berkeley and Los Angeles, California � 2011 by The Regents of the University of California Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Epstein, Paul R. 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. p. cm. SUMMARY: “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.

And he simultaneously leads his colleagues and perseveres on his life mission. In the way that energy flows through a complex ecosystem, Epstein’s lifetime scientific journey flows across the disciplines of public health, ecology, climatology, and social change. And he leaves a crucial mark in each area, inspiring new insights and scientific efforts. Earth-system change is a new and still emerging field. As Epstein and coauthor Dan Ferber make clear, the Earth is changing much faster than our ability to understand the changes or to control them.

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