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Climate change and health

You may be sick of hearing about climate change, but it might also be making you sick. Dr. Agricola Odoi, University of Tennessee Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine thinks about the impact of climate change on health as analyzed in Changing planet, changing health: how the climate crisis threatens our health and what we can do about it by Paul R. Epstein in this Brown Bag, Green Book program.

“Paul Epstein, a physician, and Dan Ferber, a journalist, team up to discuss relationships between changing climate and changes in the occurrence of different health problems through stories of real people from different regions across the globe," Dr. Odoi says. The author explores the connections between global warming and cholera, malaria, lyme disease, asthma, and other health threats. Most importantly, the book offers innovative solutions for shaping a healthy global economic order in the twenty-first century. (Recorded May 16, 2012)

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Melissa Brenneman

Melissa listens to hours of podcasts on most days. She started the habit with the intention of taking long walks, but podcasts proved to be more addicting than exercise. She records, edits and mixes podcasts for the library.
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Alan May

Alan May works as a reference librarian at Lawson McGhee Library. In his spare time, he reads and writes poetry. May's most recent books are Dead Letters (2008) and More Unknowns (2014). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, New Orleans Review, Plume, and others.