Fellow Cindy Parker's book, "Climate Chaos
," was reviewed by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.
In 2003, the worst heat wave in recorded history hit Western Europe. After 9 days of intense heat 45,000 were dead. Seven hundred people died in one of the deadliest heat waves in the US during a four day span of high temperatures in Chicago in 1995. Heat waves, defined as three or more consecutive days with temperatures of at least 90 degrees Fahrenheit, will become more frequent, intense and longer lasting than before.
Dr Cindy Parker at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health explores climate’s impact on health in her new book, Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk What You Can Do to Protect Yourself and Your Family. ...
Besides heat waves, climate change’s impact on health is far reaching. Nine percent of American children suffer from asthma and those attacks will become more numerous and severe with increased air pollution and ozone levels. Bird flu, cholera, Ebola, plague and tuberculosis are just a few of the diseases likely to spread and get worse as a result of climate change, according to a recent report.
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