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