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The Coming Health Crisis

coming health crisis

The change in our planet's climate has a direct impact on the rise in infectious diseases, air pollution, ozone disruption, heat stress and other well acknowledged evils. But the indirect impacts of rising carbon dioxide levels and the ensuing warmer temperatures still beg to be addressed.

In this detailed article, the center's associate director Dr. Aaron Bernstein teams up with Harvard Medical School faculty member Dr. Samuel S. Myers to discuss the lesser known evils like water and food scarcity that are already rampant because of our global consumer culture. They write about the need for wealthier countries to recognize the crisis, and respond without delay.

Author: Dr. Aaron Bernstein with Dr. Samuel S. Myers

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The Scientist

January 1, 2011