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.
"Changing Planet, Changing Health is a landmark book that will raise our consciousness about how we should respond to a growing emergency and save lives. Dr. Paul Epstein and journalist Dan Ferber offer stunning revelations about the ways that the climate crisis is jeopardizing food security and accessibility to drinking water while propelling disease vectors that are threatening public health worldwide. This book, the first to solely focus on the connection between the climate crisis and its damaging health effects, sounds a clarion call that shows how we can heal the earth, and ourselves."—Al Gore
“An eye-opener ”—Publishers Weekly
“An engaging book on climate change and public health.”—American Scientist
“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 an immediate coordinated effort to keep in check.”—E! the Environmental Magazine
“If ever there was a book that ought to be on everybody’s reading bucket list this is it.”—STARRED Booklist