Quick Reads: “Fire and Ice” by Jonathan Mingle


Fire and Ice

By Jonathan Mingle

ST. MARTIN’S PRESS

What kills more people than HIV, malaria, and TB combined? The unlikely answer is soot and smoke from cookstoves and hearths. In Fire and Ice, Jonathan Mingle explains how this dirty residue, a.k.a. black carbon, is one of the world’s most dangerous and least understood pollutants, leading to millions of premature deaths annually and contributing more to glacial melting than carbon dioxide does. His narrative humanizes the casualties—from drought-stricken California farmers to Himalayan families losing their water sources—and makes a compelling case for how we can clear our skies.

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