Planetary overload global environmental change and the health of the human species mcmichael aj 1993 cambridge cambridge university press xvi 352 p soft cover isbn 0 521 45759 9 gbp1295 us1695 volume 30 issue 173. The human species faces a new threat to its health perhaps to its survival our burgeoning numbers the spread of technology and our conspicuous consumption are overloading earths capacity to replenish and repair itself taking a unique perspective planetary overload forcefully points out the consequences to human health of ongoing degradation of earths ecosystems. Planetary overload global environmental change and the health of the human species a j mcmichael kristin shrader frechette. Planetary overload presents a useful and interesting overview on human evolution the connection between health and wealth in various countriesa section on global climate change and its direct and indirect health effects from heat extreme weather eventsthe spread of infectious disease and the like. Health en dcsubjectclassification health care en dcsubjectclassification environmental quality en dctitle planetary overload global environmental change and the health of the human species en dcprovenance citation prepared by the library and information services group of the kennedy institute of ethics georgetown university
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