Explores the effects of global warming on human health, examining the impacts of extreme cold snaps; issues arising from aridity; the health dangers posed by hurricanes and floods; diminished air capacity from smog, pollution, the ozone, and aero-allergens; global warming and infectious disease; food security and food safety.
"There is a succinct concluding chapter that summarizes the text as a whole, a glossary, a list of print and digital materials for further research, and an index. Each chapter features endnote citations linking to original source material, which is important given the sometimes politically contentious nature of the series. Recommended for school libraries." --Reference Unbound, January, 2011
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