Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health
With all the news about the spread of Ebola, it is worth taking a critical look at our public health system and whether or not it is equipped to handle the expected rise in infectious diseases associated with climate change. I recently had the chance to interview Linda Marsa regarding this issue on Go Green Radio. Linda Marsa is an investigative journalist and contributing editor at Discover who has covered medicine, health and science for more than two decades. A former Los Angeles Times reporter and author, she has just released her new book, Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health, and How We Can Save Ourselves. The book includes interviews with the world’s leading climate scientists and healthcare experts. Tune in here as we discuss the human health implications of climate change, and what we can do to create a more resilient public health system in advance of the crisis.