The Air They Breathe: A Pediatrician on the Frontlines of Climate Change

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Simon & Schuster
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5.5 X 8.38 X 0.43 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author
Debra Hendrickson, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician in Reno, Nevada. She is an associate clinical professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where she lectures on the impact of early childhood experiences (such as poverty and trauma) on long-term health. She has an honors degree in environmental studies from Brown University and was an environmental analyst and planner in New England and Seattle for ten years before attending medical school. Dr. Hendrickson has received many awards for academic achievement and research in both environmental studies and medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of its Council on Environmental Health and Climate Change, and a founding member of Nevada Clinicians for Climate Action. She has three children.
"A captivating, critical book that describes, with haunting details, how the tiniest humans are suffering the biggest from the climate crisis. Dr. Hendrickson makes a profound case that caring for the Earth is just as important to our children's lives as carseats and vaccines."
-- Michaeleen Doucleff, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Hunt, Gather, Parent

"With The Air They Breathe, pediatrician Debra Hendrickson provides a gripping and disturbing frontlines account of the tremendous harm that the climate crisis is already inflicting on our children--those who had the least role in creating the problem. Read this book and be inspired to make a difference while we still can."
-- Michael E. Mann, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Earth & Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Our Fragile Moment

"Pediatricians are among the most trusted people in our society, and this fine book reminds us why: they care about the most vulnerable, in very specific and useful ways. This book imagines that caring on a scale big enough to change the world!" -- Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature

"A must-read for every doctor, every medical school professor, every lawmaker, and every parent. Dr Hendrickson tells us not only what's at stake because of the climate disruption we are already experiencing, but who is at stake: those we hold most dear. Dr. Hendrickson is thoughtful and persuasive about what we must do to protect our children, and how we should adapt in the years ahead." -- Dominique Browning, Director and Co-Founder, Moms Clean Air Force
"Most importantly, Hendrickson does not focus only on the negatives. She also highlights opportunities to build a better world for current and future children, making sure that there are paths forward for everyone." -- Shelf Awareness

"An affecting report on climate change's dire effects on young people... This visceral study is not easily forgotten." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A pediatrician offers a unique perspective on the continuing dire situation regarding climate change." -- Kirkus Reviews