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The Resource Body count : how climate change is killing us, Paddy Manning

Body count : how climate change is killing us, Paddy Manning

Label
Body count : how climate change is killing us
Title
Body count
Title remainder
how climate change is killing us
Statement of responsibility
Paddy Manning
Title variation
How climate change is killing us
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When the country caught fire, people realised what the government has not: that climate change is killing us. But climate deaths didn't start in 2019. Medical officers have been warning of a health emergency as temperatures rise for years, and for at least a decade Australians have been dying from the plagues of climate change - from heat, flood, disease, smoke. And now, pandemic. In this detailed, considered, compassionate book, Paddy Manning paints us the big picture. He revisits some headline events which might have faded in our memory - the Brisbane Floods of 2011; Melbourne's thunderstorm asthma fatalities of 2016 - and brings to our attention less well-publicised killers: the soil-borne diseases that amplify after a flood; the fact that heat itself has killed more people than all other catastrophes put together. In each case, he has interviewed scientists to explore the link to climate change and asks how - indeed, whether - we can better prepare ourselves in the future. Most importantly, Manning has spoken to survivors and the families of victims, creating a monument to those we have already lost. Donna Rice and her 13-year-old son Jordan. Alison Tenner. The Buchanan family. These are stories of humans at their most vulnerable, and also often at their best. In extremis, people often act to save their loved ones above themselves. As Body Count shows, we are now all in extremis, and it is time to act. Respected journalist Paddy Manning tells these stories of tragedy and loss, heroism and resilience, in a book that is both monument and warning
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction, 2021.
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10872994
Cataloging source
ANL:PDS
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Manning, Paddy
Dewey number
363.738740994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Climatic changes
  • Death
  • Natural disasters
  • Human beings
  • Environmental policy
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Disaster victims
  • Australia
Target audience
general
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how climate change is killing us
Label
Body count : how climate change is killing us, Paddy Manning
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 293-312)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the Black Summer -- Introduction: from warming to warning -- Fire -- Heat -- Flood -- Disease -- Breakdown -- Hope -- Epilogue: an Age of Pandemics
Control code
000067445475
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925456752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
NLApp89716
System control number
(OCoLC)1142893804
Label
Body count : how climate change is killing us, Paddy Manning
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 293-312)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the Black Summer -- Introduction: from warming to warning -- Fire -- Heat -- Flood -- Disease -- Breakdown -- Hope -- Epilogue: an Age of Pandemics
Control code
000067445475
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925456752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
NLApp89716
System control number
(OCoLC)1142893804

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