WILDOAK LIVING Program Recording Posted: Climate Change, Part 8: FEVERED - Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health -- And How We Can Save Ourselves
In case you missed the live program on August 19 or want to listen again or share this program with others, you can listen or download a recording of the program here:
Part 8 of Changing Climate - Changing World: Climate Change and Impact on Health
I talk Linda Marsa, award-winning health and science journalist and the author of a new book:
Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health -- And How We Can Save Ourselves.
In Fevered, just released this month, Linda Marsa reveals how some of today's most pressing public health issues are related to climate change -- and are only going to get worse in coming years:
- Outbreaks of infectious disease like Valley Fever
- The worsening of respiratory conditions like allergies, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder
- Increasingly frequent and severe natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, and drought
- How to rebuild coastlines after natural disasters ‹ and when we shouldn't
Why minorities are most affected by pollution and poor urban planning, including being isolated in urban heat islands
Far from just chronicling pending disaster, however, Marsa also points the way forward, using case studies and providing clear guidelines for how individuals can take action to protect themselves and their loved ones with, for example, "the new rules of hurricane preparedness" and strategies for better urban planning.
More info about my guest and the program topics:
This series is part of my contribution to education about climate change.
The idea for this series on Wildoak Living was born
during an interview I did with Dr. Peter Joseph in early 2012.
He inspired me to check out the The Climate Reality Project,
founded and chaired by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore.
In August of 2012, I was trained by Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project
to educate about climate change and became one of the
more than 4000 volunteer climate leaders.
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