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Scott Ridge

Scott Ridge is National Geographic Society's Director of Content Development.

Enviromedics: Wildfire and No Way Out

The following is an excerpt from the book “Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health” that was recently published by Rowman & Littlefield. By Jay Lemery, MD, and Paul Auerbach, MD “Hot and dry — they go hand in hand. As temperatures climb and rainfall diminishes, the landscape changes. Grass turns brown, leaves…

Enviromedics: Our Marble Needs to Stay Blue

The following is an excerpt from the book “Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health” that was recently published by Rowman & Littlefield. By Jay Lemery, MD, and Paul Auerbach, MD As any astronaut who has gazed down during spaceflight can tell us, Earth is a planet of water. But only 1 percent…