One Book, One Community

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Shared Experiences Draw People Together.
Share a Book.
Share an Experience.

Shared experiences draw people together. That is why we are continuing the One Book, One Community (OBOC) program for its 13th year. Everyone in the school is invited to join together in reading and discussing a shared book, The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here by Hope Jahren.

The 2021-22 OBOC book:

The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here
by Hope Jahren

“Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist, a brilliant writer, a passionate teacher, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. In The Story of More, she illuminates the link between human habits and our imperiled planet. In concise, highly readable chapters, she takes us through the science behind the key inventions—from electric power to large-scale farming to automobiles—that, even as they help us, release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere like never before. She explains the current and projected consequences of global warming—from superstorms to rising sea levels—and the actions that we all can take to fight back. At once an explainer on the mechanisms of global change and a lively, personal narrative given to us in Jahren’s inimitable voice, The Story of More is the essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it.”

(text from the back cover of the book

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Stay tuned for profiles on Pitt Public Health researchers and friends of the school who are involved in climate change-focused projects and research.

SHOP LOCAL, SHOP SMALL

We recommend our community members check out the Tiny Bookstore, Pittsburgh's smallest independently-owned bookstore.

Purchase The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here with the code PPH2021 for a 25% discount!

Follow the Tiny Bookstore on Facebook and Instagram.

This year's book is also available for purchase at the University Store on Fifth.

Questions?

With questions about OBOC, or to suggest an event, contact Kimmy Rehak, educational programs specialist.

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APHA is building understanding and awareness of the public health implications of climate change. Those include worsened air quality, changes in the spread of vector-borne diseases and devastation to communities due to extreme weather events like floods and coastal storms. We need strong climate change strategies and interventions that protect people's health.

A World Health Organization overview of climate-sensitive health risks, their exposure pathways and vulnerability factors. Climate change impacts health both directly and indirectly, and is strongly mediated by environmental, social and public health determinants.