Friday, February 25, 2011

Climate, Malaria, Cholera, and Haiti and the World

In the old days, when the state of Washington and the state's community college system ran like a real enterprise for inspiring youth toward a strong future, where education was a benchmark of economic, environmental and social justice, I had Sonia Shah on our SFCC campus, through some funding by the Community Building Foundation, Physicians for Social Responsibility -- Washington, and several campus funding sources. We also had James Howard Kunstler in town, with his book, The Long Emergency and Sonia's, Crude, looking at sustainability on many levels, many thematic twists and turns.

Check out the interview of her and Kunstler at the KYRS.FM podcast site:

Check out Sonia's new piece in Yale 360 --

17 Feb 2011: Report

Climate’s Strong Fingerprint
In Global Cholera Outbreaks

For decades, deadly outbreaks of cholera were attributed to the spread of disease through poor sanitation. But recent research demonstrates how closely cholera is tied to environmental and hydrological factors and to weather patterns — all of which may lead to more frequent cholera outbreaks as the world warms.

by sonia shah

Sonia Shah is an author and science journalist whose writing has appeared in The Nation, New Scientist, The New York Times and elsewhere. Her third book is The Fever: How Malaria Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years. In previous articles for Yale Environment 360, she has written about the spread of new pathogens and the threat of pharmaceuticals being released into the environment.

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