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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
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Author
Subject
Genre
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 societal 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, takes a cross-cutting look at 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
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YDXCP
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1930-2019
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Callahan, Daniel
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public health
  • World health
  • Environmental health
  • NATURE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • 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
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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
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ocn948826673
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231541527
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/call17702
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923452
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948826673
Label
The five horsemen of the modern world : climate, food, water, disease, and obesity, Daniel Callahan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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
ocn948826673
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231541527
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/call17702
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
923452
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948826673

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