“A must-read for anyone who cares about the future and environmental justice, Fevered combines riveting real-life stories with cutting-edge science to paint an alarming picture of the disatrous toll climate change is already taking on the average American. Doing nothing is not an option, and Marsa draws our attention to innovative solutions that can put our country on a path to sustainability for both our health and the environment.”
― Maxine Waters, US Congresswoman
When temperature rise, diseases thrive. Marsa, a contributing editor at Discover magazine, warns that global warming is ushering in a new era of medical crises for which we're ill prepared. . . Crammed with statistics, interviews and gruesome but fun facts, 'Fevered' makes its case with plenty of hard evidence. . . gripping to read. . . chapters unfold like medical detective stories.”
― The New York Times Book Review
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Linda Marsa is a contributing editor at Discover and a former Los Angeles Times reporter who covers medicine, health, science and the environment. Her work has been anthologized in "Best American Science Writing" and has appeared in Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Nautilus, Men’s Journal, Playboy, Parade, High Country Times, Pacific Standard and Aeon, among others. She has authored two books, most recently: Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Harm Our Health and How We Can Save Ourselves. A popular speaker, she has lectured widely on climate change at major universities, leading environmental organizations, public health institutes and for general audiences. She has been an instructor in The Writer’s Program at UCLA Extension for more than two decades and was named Teacher of the Year in 1999. The New York native now lives in Los Angeles with her family and a menagerie of rescues who are blithely unaware they won the lottery.