[PDF / Epub] ☆ Choked By Beth Gardiner – Bluevapours.co.uk Nothing is as elemental as essential to human life as the air we breathe Yet around the world in rich countries and poor ones it is uietly poisoning us Air pollution prematurely kills seven million Nothing is as elemental as essential to human life as the air we breathe Yet around the world in rich countries and poor ones it is uietly poisoning us Air pollution prematurely kills seven million people every year including than one hundred thousand Americans It is strongly linked to strokes heart attacks many kinds of cancer dementia and premature birth among other ailments In Choked Beth Gardiner travels the world to tell the story of this modern day plague taking readers from the halls of power in Washington and the diesel fogged London streets she walks with her daughter to Poland’s coal heartland and India’s gasping capital In a gripping narrative that’s alive with powerful voices and personalities she exposes the political decisions and economic forces that have kept so many of us breathing dirty air This is a moving up close look at the human toll where we meet the scientists who have transformed our understanding of pollution’s effects on the body and the ordinary people fighting for a cleaner future In the United States air is far cleaner than it once was But progress has failed to keep up with the science which tells us that even today’s lower pollution levels are doing real damage And as the Trump administration rips up the regulations that have brought us where we are decades of gains are now at risk Elsewhere the problem is far worse and choking nations like China are scrambling to replicate the achievements of an American agency—the EPA—that until recently was the envy of the world Clean air feels like a birthright But it can disappear in a puff of smoke if the rules that protect it are unraveled At home and around the world it’s never been important to understand how progress happened and what dangers might still be in store Choked shows us that we hold the power to build a cleaner healthier future one in which breathing life’s most basic function no longer carries a hidden danger .
Beth Gardiner is an American journalist based in London Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times the Guardian National Geographic Smithsonian Time and the Washington Post These days she focuses mainly on stories about environment health and sustainability but she’s written about everything from politics education and feminism to food and the arts Choked her.
- 312 pages
- Beth Gardiner
- 03 October 2016 Beth Gardiner