BK 17 (Nov 5, 2019): The Invisible Killer - The Rising Global Threat of Air Pollution and How We Can Fight Back
Our Nov 5th book will be The Invisible Killer: The Rising Global Threat of Air Pollution - and How We Can Fight Back by Gary Fuller (Mar 19, 2019).
With approximately 254 reading pages and with 5 weeks to read that will be about 7 pages a day.
Check out the Bio & Videos below:
"The air pollution that we breathe every day is largely invisible—but it is killing us. How did it get this bad, and how can we stop it?
Far from a modern-day problem, scientists were aware of the impact of air pollution as far back as the seventeenth century. Now, as more of us live in cities, we are closer than ever to pollution sources, and the detrimental impact on the environment and our health has reached crisis point.
The Invisible Killer will introduce you to the incredible individuals whose groundbreaking research paved the way to today's understanding of air pollution, often at their own detriment. Gary Fuller's global story examines devastating incidents from London's Great Smog to Norway's acid rain; Los Angeles's traffic problem to wood-burning damage in New Zealand.
Fuller argues that the only way to alter the future course of our planet and improve collective global health is for city and national governments to stop ignoring evidence and take action, persuading the public and making polluters bear the full cost of the harm that they do. The decisions that we make today will impact on our health for decades to come.
The Invisible Killer is an essential book for our times and a cautionary tale we need to take heed of."
Check out the video below as well.
The Invisible Killer: The Rising Global Threat of Air Pollution - and How We Can Fight Back from Rising Up With Sonali on Vimeo.
This is what we discussed at the meeting...
* How none of us realized this was going on & how much a problem it is
* Various countries who are stealing sand
* Damage to Marine Life & Ecosystems
* Miners dying
* People being killed in various countries to get rid of them for exposing the problem
* History of making cement & making homes/buildings/roads etc
* Cars-roads-more cars...
* Swimming pools
* Beijing 50 lane highway
* Glass, Pyrex, Thermopane, Gorilla Glass, plastic now