Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution

Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution

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  • Titel:Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution
  • Dateiname: choked-life-and-breath-in-the-age-of-air-pollution.pdf
  • ISBN: 103667022649585X
  • Datum des Hochladens: 2020-01-15
  • Anzahl der Seiten: 461 Seiten
  • Autor: Beth Gardiner
  • Verlag: Beth Gardiner


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Pressestimmen 'A brilliantly crafted readable anatomy of an insidious but powerful threat--air pollution. Choked exposes the trade-offs and abuses that have left us breathing unhealthy air and also offers moving portraits of the clean air champions who are fighting back.'--Kate Winkler Dawson author of Death in the Air'Gardiner's powerful account of what the air we breathe is doing to our bodies couldn't be more timely. Choked tells a gripping complex tale full of memorable characters--starring one of the deadliest villains of all time air pollution. It illuminates some disturbing realities but it also gives us hope by showing us what we can do to clean our air. This is an urgent essential read.'--Arnold Schwarzenegger'The stories Gardiner tells in Choked paint a compelling picture of a critical issue. Air pollution blights too many lives. Choked weaves together science politics and economics to show us the progress we've made toward healthier air and the work that still lies ahead.'--Christine Todd Whitman former director of the US Environmental Protection Agency'Air pollution is a worldwide problem that we cannot ignore. Ranging from China India USA and the UK this book provides a readable and informative survey of the dangerously poor quality of the air we all breathe.'--Christine Corton author of London Fog: The Biography'With gripping stories and a keen understanding of science Gardiner traces air pollution's insidious impact on our bodies. Choked is chock full of frightening tales from places such as Krakow London Delhi and California's San Joaquin Valley. Yet you'll come away breathing a little easier knowing that with the right choices we have the tools to make the world a healthier place for our children and grandchildren.'--Randi Hutter Epstein MD author of Aroused'Choked is a deeply reported and powerfully written account of an invisible global health crisis. Gardiner takes us on an eye-opening journey that packs an emotional punch but also offers valuable lessons from scientists politicians and ordinary people fighting for cleaner air.' --Lisa Palmer author of Hot Hungry Planet'At a time when we urgently need environmental policies that safeguard the health and well-being of all Choked illuminates the political and technological battles and victories that have determined what is in the air we breathe. Written with the profound wonder that defines the most engaging scientific narratives and with the deep concern that comes from being a parent this book is a personal journey to the heart of one of our planet's most pressing problems.'--Elizabeth Rush author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore'Weaving her curiosity as an investigative journalist with the concern of a parent (and human) accomplished journalist Beth Gardiner's debut book Choked is an eminently readable exploration of air pollution across the globe. Taking her investigative skills from Delhi to Poland to LA and beyond she brings back stories about how we are fundamentally fouling--and can save--that most essential element: the air we breathe.'--Meera Subramanian author of A River Runs Again'Choked literally breathes life into the struggle for clean air in the US and across the world. Gardiner is a masterful storyteller who makes the science understandable and introduces us to the scientists and policymakers who uncovered the dangers of air pollution and drove solutions that have saved millions of lives. This book doesn't just make air pollution personal it brings hope to all of us who remain in the fight for cleaner air and a stable climate.'--Gina McCarthy former director of the US Environmental Protection Agency'This important book tells so many touching stories from bold voices from all over the world each making it clear that we can no longer accept air pollution and the devastation it causes especially when the solutions are so close at hand. Clean air is a human right and every breath matters.' --Christiana Figueres former United Nations climate chief Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Beth Gardiner is an environmental journalist who has written for the New York Times the Guardian National Geographic Smithsonian and Time among other publications. She is a former Associated Press writer. Both the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Society of Environmental Journalists have awarded her grants to support her work. Gardiner is American but has lived and worked in badly polluted London since 2000.

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