Climate Smart Southwest was a roaring success with 44 co-sponsors, 300 registrants and another 300 attendees the prior evening to hear Dr. Eric Klinenberg speak about Heat Waves. Plenary sessions by eminent climate scientists focused on what to expect from climate change in the Southwest, workshops by national organizations and federal, state and local elected officials showed how to take political action effectively, and afternoon workshops got everyone engaged in one of 6 areas of climate change vulnerability. People in Tucson and the desert Southwest are galvanized!Learn more »
September 20-21, 2013
Build new and fortify existing cross-cultural, community, and governmental partnerships to educate and engage community action to address the anticipated public health impacts of climate change in the Southwest.Learn more »
Three PSR Arizona members have served on the City of Tucson's Climate Change Advisory Committee over the past three years, representing Physicians for Social Responsibility as well as their academic and administrative roles.Read more »
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) recently sponsored a Congressional briefing to present the findings of a new PSR/IPPNW report, Nuclear Famine: One Billion People at Risk, that demonstrates the devastating consequences of a limited nuclear exchange on climate and agriculture. The report's author, Dr. Ira Helfand, delivered the message that without decisive action towards nuclear abolition, more countries will develop nuclear weapons programs and the threat of a regional nuclear conflict will continue to increase.Read more »
PSR AZ participated in the National effort to support the New START Treaty. We worked throughout 2009 and 2010 on the CTBT and New START with a national coalition with PSR, FCNL and the Arms Control Association.More on Nuclear Weapons »
In November of 2008, PSR Arizona sponsored and organized the first Health Effects of Climate Change symposium, with participation of experts from the CDC, University of Arizona, and many community stakeholders.More on Climate Change Action »
PSR Arizona was awarded a grant by PSR National in 2010 to address the Code Black project, opposing coal and educating the community about the hazards of coal ash.More on Coal and Nuclear Power »
A number of our members actively advocate for and lead workshops on health care for all Americans.More on Health Care for ALL »
PSR members Drs. Raymond Graap and Schuyler Hilts wrote this op-ed for the anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.Source: Arizona Daily Star
A radio interview with PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren and other local activists on the health impacts of coal pollution in Arizona.Source: KXCI
Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
Tell your senators and representative to support diplomacy with Iran. The more voices that are heard, the better the chances of this agreement taking effect smoothly. Everyone's voice matters!
Coal ash is toxic. Tell President Obama that protection from coal ash contamination has to be robust, mandatory and nationwide.
The Toolkit is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user-friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. Read more »
PSR Arizona President Barbara Warren, MD, MPH, discusses clean energy. Read more »