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The Resource The five horsemen of the modern world : climate, food, water, disease, and obesity, Daniel Callahan

The five horsemen of the modern world : climate, food, water, disease, and obesity, Daniel Callahan

Label
The five horsemen of the modern world : climate, food, water, disease, and obesity
Title
The five horsemen of the modern world
Title remainder
climate, food, water, disease, and obesity
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Callahan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In recent decades, we have seen five perilous and interlocking trends dominate global discourse: irreversible climate change, extreme food and water shortages, rising chronic illnesses, and rampant obesity. Why can't we make any progress in counteracting these problems despite vast expenditures of intellectual, institutional, and social capital? What makes these global emergencies the "wicked problems" that resist our best efforts and only grow more daunting? Daniel Callahan, noted author and the nation's preeminent scholar in bioethics, examines these global problems and shines a light on the institutions, practices, and actors that block major change. We see partisan political and ideological forces, old-fashioned hucksters, and trumped-up scientific disagreements but also the problem of modern progress itself. Obesity, anthropocentric climate change, wasting illnesses, ecological degradation, and global famine are often the unintended consequences of unchecked industrial growth, reckless eating habits, and artificially extended lifespans. Only through well-crafted political, regulatory, industrial, and cultural counterstrategies can we change enough minds to check these threats. Big thinking on issues that are usually evaluated separately, this book is sure to scramble partisan divides and provoke unusual, heated debate. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
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Callahan, Daniel
Dewey number
362.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA418
LC item number
.C32 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 F-108
  • WA 100
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  • Public health
  • World health
  • Environmental health
  • Environmental health
  • Public health
  • World health
  • Public Health
  • Ecosystem
  • Environmental Health
  • Global Health
Label
The five horsemen of the modern world : climate, food, water, disease, and obesity, Daniel Callahan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our overheating, fraying planet -- Feeding a growing population : how, and with what kind of food? -- Water : not everywhere and not always fit to drink -- Chronic illness : rich or poor, few escape -- Obesity : the scourge of bad diets and sedentary habits -- Always more people and ever more elderly : caring and paying -- The technology fix : a way out? -- A volatile mix : public opinion, the media, and shaping policy -- Law and governance : managing our public planet and our private bodies -- Progress and its errant children : more is never enough -- The necessary coalition : social movements, legislatures, business
Control code
ocn920806540
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 393 pages
Isbn
9780231170024
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015034495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o920806540
  • (OCoLC)920806540
Label
The five horsemen of the modern world : climate, food, water, disease, and obesity, Daniel Callahan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our overheating, fraying planet -- Feeding a growing population : how, and with what kind of food? -- Water : not everywhere and not always fit to drink -- Chronic illness : rich or poor, few escape -- Obesity : the scourge of bad diets and sedentary habits -- Always more people and ever more elderly : caring and paying -- The technology fix : a way out? -- A volatile mix : public opinion, the media, and shaping policy -- Law and governance : managing our public planet and our private bodies -- Progress and its errant children : more is never enough -- The necessary coalition : social movements, legislatures, business
Control code
ocn920806540
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 393 pages
Isbn
9780231170024
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015034495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o920806540
  • (OCoLC)920806540

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