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Climate chaos : your health at risk : what you can do to protect yourself and your family

Cindy L. Parker and Steven M. Shapiro.
  • Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008.
  • xii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Subjects
Medical Subjects
Genre
  • Popular Works.
  • Popular Works.
Series
Contents
  • Series foreword
  • 1. A climate change tale
  • 2. Climate chaos : what may come
  • What this book is about
  • What's happening to our climate
  • Why the climate is changing
  • The greenhouse effect
  • Greenhouse gases and temperature
  • Sea level rise
  • Dangerous climate change
  • The most worrisome greenhouse gases
  • The speed of climate change
  • Greenhouse gas emissions across nations
  • Peak petroleum
  • The book's outline
  • 3. Temperature : home is getting hotter
  • It could get hot
  • Heat and our health
  • The most vulnerable to heat stress
  • Poverty : another risk factor for heat stress
  • Geography matters
  • Gender considerations
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Fewer deaths from cold weather?
  • Global warming and behavior
  • Solutions
  • 4. Air : breathing harder
  • The climate-air pollution connection
  • Ozone and health
  • Who is most vulnerable to ozone effects?
  • Children
  • Other vulnerable populations
  • Particulate matter
  • Forest fires and breathing
  • Dust
  • Other air toxins
  • Pollen and climate change
  • Who decides how clean our air will be?
  • Air quality and your mental health
  • Solutions
  • 5. Water : water, water everywhere or neverthere
  • Risks to our water
  • How we use water
  • Where our water comes from
  • How much water we need
  • Droughts affect health
  • Droughts and infectious disease
  • Droughts and fires
  • Floods affect health
  • Climate change and water availability
  • Melting snowpack
  • Melting glaciers
  • Desalination
  • Bottled water
  • Water conservation--more than just personal virtue
  • Water scarcity, conservation, and mental health
  • Solutions
  • 6. Cataclysmic events : pounding people and the planet
  • A cavalcade of harm
  • Floods and inundations
  • Floods, contamination, and disease
  • Floods, mold, and more
  • Storm surge
  • Saltwater contamination of wells
  • Erosion
  • Other effects of cataclysmic events on health
  • Risk to infrastructure and health
  • Displaced people
  • Conflict --Cataclysmic events and mental health
  • The science of a rise in sea level
  • Thermal expansion
  • Melting inland glaciers
  • Greenland's melting ice
  • Melting Arctic Sea ice
  • Melting Antarctica
  • Melting ice = sea-level rise
  • The science of hurricanes and other storms
  • Solutions.
  • 7. Infectious disease : bacteria, viruses, and parasites, oh my
  • The relationship between climate and infectious disease
  • Malaria and climate change
  • Other diseases mosquitoes carry
  • Diseases from other insects
  • Diseases carried on ocean and wind currents
  • Foodborne diseases
  • What's next?
  • Infectious disease and mental health
  • Solutions
  • 8. Food : nature's bounty bashed
  • Plants, climate change, and our food supply
  • How crops grow
  • Heat's harm to crops
  • Climate change and pesticide use on crops
  • Soil, erosion, and climate change
  • Plants and ozone
  • After peak oil and its effect on food
  • Aquatic and marine food supply
  • Climate change and food toxins
  • How much of an effect?
  • Meat : what we eat drives climate change
  • Other contributors to climate change
  • Biofuels
  • Climate, food, and mental health
  • Solutions
  • 9. Ecosystem health : cycles of life ... or death
  • Ecosystems and our health
  • Farms and prairies
  • Mountains
  • Forests and biodiversity
  • Coastal wetland ecosystems and storm buffers
  • Marine ecosystems
  • Marine dead zones
  • Biodiversity loss and infectious disease
  • Biodiversity loss = extinction
  • Energy and ecosystem health
  • Coal's damage to ecosystems
  • Oil's damage to ecosystems
  • Reducing the impact of fossil fuels on the climate and ecosystems
  • Energy efficiency
  • Geoengineering
  • Alternatives to fossil fuels
  • Renewable energy
  • Nuclear energy
  • A final word on ecosystems
  • Solutions
  • 10. Human behavior : choice to change
  • Where human behavior and climate change meet
  • How we come to behave
  • How we change our behavior
  • Individuals and climate change
  • Brains and behavior
  • Environmental concern and emotions
  • Thinking : beyond concern to attitudes, beliefs, values ...
  • Personal responsibility and self-efficacy
  • Risk perception and fear
  • Sociodemographic variables
  • Hope for individual behavior
  • Community factors and climate change
  • Economics
  • Government and institutional policies
  • Media and communications
  • Social identity : norms, connections, and movements
  • Place
  • Other external factors
  • Hope for the meeting of individual and community factors
  • Solutions
  • 11. Epilogue
  • References
  • Index.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-213) and index.
  • OCLC
ISBN
  • 9780275998585
  • 0275998584
ISSN
  • 1942-8812
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2008016469
  • OCLC: 222666592
  • OCLC: 222666592

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