Fevered by Linda Marsa
Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health -- and how we can save ourselves

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Another well-written and persuasive wake-up call for serious action to be taken against the consequences of global warming.
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Beyond images of emaciated polar bears and drought-cracked lakes, there remains a major part of climate change's impact that the media has neglected: how our health will suffer from higher temperatures and extreme weather. From spiraling rates of asthma and allergies and spikes in heatstroke-related deaths to swarms of invasive insects carrying diseases like dengue or West Nile and increases in heart and lung disease and cancer, the effect of rising temperatures on human health will be far-reaching, and is more imminent than we think.

Award-winning journalist Linda Marsa blends compelling narrative with cutting-edge science to explore the changes in Earth's increasingly fragile support system and provide a blueprint--a "medical Manhattan Project"--detailing what we need to do to protect ourselves from this imminent medical meltdown. In the tradition of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Marsa sounds the alarm on a subject that has largely been ignored by governments and policy makers, and persuasively argues why preparedness for the health effects of climate change is the most critical issue affecting our survival in the coming century.

 

About Linda Marsa

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Linda Marsa is an investigative journalist and contributing editor at Discover who has covered medicine, health and science for more than two decades. A former Los Angeles Times reporter and author of Prescription for Profits: How the Pharmaceutical Industry Bankrolled the Unholy Marriage Between Science and Industry, her work was selected for the anthology The Best American Science Writing, 2012. She lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published August 6, 2013 by Rodale. 258 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical, Political & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on May 13 2013

...at times Marsa seems to sail too close to the wind in her drive to inspire action...

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Good
on May 26 2013

Another well-written and persuasive wake-up call for serious action to be taken against the consequences of global warming.

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