By Paul R. Epstein

Climate swap is now doing way more damage than marooning polar bears on melting chunks of ice—it is destructive the future health of individuals world wide. Brilliantly connecting tales of genuine individuals with state of the art clinical and scientific info, Changing Planet, altering Health brings us to locations like Mozambique, Honduras, and the us for an eye-opening on-the-ground research of the way weather swap is changing styles of illness. Written by way of a doctor and global professional on weather and health and wellbeing and an award-winning technology journalist, the e-book finds the marvelous hyperlinks among worldwide warming and cholera, malaria, lyme ailment, bronchial asthma, and different healthiness threats. In transparent, obtainable language, it additionally discusses issues together with Climategate, cap-and-trade proposals, and the connection among loose markets and the weather difficulty. most significantly, Changing Planet, altering Health offers a collection of cutting edge suggestions for shaping a fit worldwide fiscal order within the twenty-first century.

Show description

Read Online or Download Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It PDF

Best viral books

Tularemia - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References

This can be a 3-in-1 reference ebook. It offers an entire scientific dictionary masking countless numbers of phrases and expressions when it comes to tularemia. It additionally supplies huge lists of bibliographic citations. eventually, it presents info to clients on tips to replace their wisdom utilizing numerous web assets.

Toxocara: the enigmatic parasite

This booklet comprises 19 chapters concentrating on Toxocara and the sickness it reasons referred to as toxocariasis. The chapters are divided into the next components: molecular biology (3 chapters); Toxocara as a version approach (2); animal types for toxocariasis (1); human disorder (4); immunology of toxocariasis (2); epidemiology of toxocariasis (3); Toxocara within the veterinary context (3); monetary influence of the ailment (1).

Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Antimicrobial brokers are crucial for the remedy of life-threatening infections and for dealing with the weight of youth infections locally. furthermore, they play a key position in organ and bone marrow transplantation, melanoma chemotherapy, synthetic joint and center valve surgical procedure. not like different periods of medications, they're susceptible to resistance from mutations in aim microorganisms, and their opposed results might expand to different sufferers (increased possibility of cross-infection).

Oxford handbook of infectious diseases and microbiology

Absolutely reviewed and revised for its moment version, the Oxford instruction manual of Infectious ailments and Microbiology continues its place because the must-have consultant to all features of infectious ailments and microbiology. Reflecting the present method of joint postgraduate education programmes, the instruction manual takes an built-in method of either matters.

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

Sample text

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. 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.

In the background is the Zambezi River, one of Africa’s four largest rivers. (Photo courtesy of Paul Epstein) To prepare for my work in Africa, I had audited a course on tropical diseases taught by top experts at the Harvard School of Public Health. Upon our arrival in Mozambique, I had also undertaken six weeks of on-the-job training in the sprawling 1,600-bed complex of the Central Hospital of Maputo, the country’s most modern city. In the vast, open wards of the Maputo hospital, a collegial group of local and foreign doctors had given me a hands-on crash course in recognizing and treating the many afflictions common in southern Africa, including well-known diseases like malaria and tuberculosis, along with a multitude of life-sapping diseases caused by worms of all sorts and sizes.

And European researchers had gotten it wrong. He concluded that they had based their assessment on just several decades of disease trends in North America and Europe. They had neglected to consider how infectious diseases have waxed and waned through history. They had also neglected to consider how microbes regularly evolve antibiotic resistance, or how mosquitoes and other insect carriers of disease evolve pesticide resistance. They had assumed wrongly that the vaccines and antibiotics that vanquished infectious disease in the developed world would be available widely in the developing world.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.93 of 5 – based on 45 votes