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By Paul R. Epstein, Dan Ferber

ISBN-10: 0520948963

ISBN-13: 9780520948969

Weather 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 details, altering Planet, altering wellbeing and fitness brings us to locations like Mozambique, Honduras, and the USA for an eye-opening on-the-ground research of ways weather swap is changing styles of affliction. Written via a doctor and international specialist on weather and healthiness and an award-winning technology journalist, the publication unearths the spectacular hyperlinks among worldwide warming and cholera, malaria, lyme sickness, bronchial asthma, and different wellbeing and fitness 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 situation. most significantly, altering Planet, altering future health supplies a set of cutting edge recommendations for shaping a fit worldwide monetary order within the twenty-first century.

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Cholerae could hide out in a dormant state for years in the plankton in estuaries, swamps, and coastal oceans yet remain fully capable of infecting people when they drank water or ate shellfish that harbored the plankton. Colwell’s team obtained other evidence that bolstered the case for the ocean–cholera connection. When seawater warmed and its nitrogen and phosphorus levels were heightened, dormant cholera bacteria emerged from hibernation and became infectious. Under the same conditions, algae bloomed, followed after a lag by zooplankton, which fed on the algae.

The worried maid, who had no car, had 36 | Changing Planet, Changing Health carried the sick girl about a mile on her back to the nearest community clinic. The doctor there gave Elena medicine to cool her fever and stop her vomiting. But it didn’t work, the maid told Anne. Elena was getting worse fast. Anne called her husband. Within minutes, Mwangi Githeko arrived to pick up Anne in the family vehicle, a blue 1970s-era Toyota pickup. , they sped home over winding, hilly roads. By the time they arrived at their house, Elena was crying.

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. And they hadn’t appreciated that sunny projec­ tions for economic development in many countries masked widening inequities and growing impoverishment, which often lead to malnutri­ 20 | Changing Planet, Changing Health tion, which in turn lowers immune defenses.

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