“If ever there was a book that ought to be on everybody’s reading bucket list this is it. But read it now rather than later . . .”
—Booklist (starred review)

Changing Planet, Changing Health is a landmark book that will raise our consciousness.”
—Al Gore
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Note: Dr. Paul Epstein, passed away in November 2011. Paul was a giant in the global health community, one of the first to warn about the threats that global environmental change, and he contributed mightily to the search for practical solutions to protect the health of people worldwide. For more information on this topic, see the work of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, where Paul worked.


Climate change is now doing far more harm than marooning polar bears on melting chunks of ice—it is damaging the health of people around the world. Brilliantly connecting stories of real people with cutting-edge scientific and medical information, Changing Planet, Changing Health brings us to places like Mozambique, Honduras, and the United States for an eye-opening on-the-ground investigation of how climate change is altering patterns of disease. Written by a physician and world expert on climate and health and an award-winning science journalist, the book reveals the surprising links between global warming and cholera, malaria, lyme disease, asthma, and other health threats. In clear, accessible language, it also discusses topics including Climategate, cap-and-trade proposals, and the relationship between free markets and the climate crisis. Most importantly, Changing Planet, Changing Health delivers a suite of innovative solutions for shaping a healthy global economic order in the twenty-first century.