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Advanced Praise for Fevered!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“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 disastrous 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

 

“Linda Marsa uncovers what may be the most important, but largely overlooked, impact of climate disruption—the potential for profound effects on our health and that of our children.”

— D r. James Hansen, former head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

 

“Linda Marsa’s Fevered is a brilliant look at where we’re headed with climate change and how we might lessen the damage with changes that are well within the bounds of the possible. By examining disasters like the Dust Bowl and building upon successes like Vancouver and other livable communities, she makes the case that our fate is not sealed. We can make a change, if we act today.”

Ed Begley Jr., actor and activist

 

“As seen in communities across the nation, climate disruption is costing us our homes, our health, and our lives. Linda Marsa…presciently envisions what a resilient public health system could look like—offering a hopeful vision of preparedness for the future.”

Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council

 

“Marsa lays out one of the most under-appreciated consequences of climate change—the real and present threat to public health—with a powerful combination of vivid narrative and sound science that’s unlike anything I’ve ever read. She makes it scarily clear that climate change is harming real people, in real places, right now.”

Michael D. Lemonick, writer at large, Climate Central, and lead author of Global Weirdness

 

“There’s nothing abstract about climate change: As Linda Marsa makes clear, it’s already reshaping the world in which each of us lives, and not in healthy ways!”

Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist and founder of 350.org, an international climate campaign

 

“By turns disturbing and inspiring, Marsa tells two compelling stories in Fevered. She shows us that climate disruption has already begun to damage our health. She also makes clear that it’s not too late to reshape our future by adopting clean energy and embracing smart conservation practices that are already bearing fruit in unlikely places.”

Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club

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Fevered: How a Hotter Planet Will Harm Our Health and How We Can Save Ourselves

My new book, “Fevered,” will be here by summer. Here’s the synopsis:

A timely and groundbreaking look at the profound impact global warming will have on human health—and what we can do about it

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, spikes in heatstroke-related deaths and growing swarms of invasive insects carrying fatal illnesses like dengue hemorrhagic fever and West Nile to increases in heart and lung diseases, cancer, depression and even dementia, the effect of rising temperatures on human health will be far reaching, and is more imminent than we think.  Growing scientific evidence shows climate change-induced health crises and the rising tide of natural disasters—hurricanes, floods, droughts—will strain the healthcare system beyond what it can support and shorten our life spans.

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 oncoming medical meltdown. In the awareness-raising tradition of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, Marsa boldly sounds the alarm on a subject that has been largely 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 very survival in the coming century.

Stay tuned… Linda Marsa’s book “Fevered: How a Hotter Planet Will Harm Our Health and How We Can Save Ourselves” will be available soon for preorder. Publisher: Rodale

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Welcome To My New Website!

My newly redesigned website is here and I’m excited to share it with you! Here you can read my articles and my thoughts on my blog which I will be adding posts to very soon! Enjoy!

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