On Sunday, April 19th, Dr. Mohammad Khalid from PSR's DC Metro chapter welcomed Bike for Peace and Mayors for Peace with a reception for PSR members and guests. Dr. Thore Vestby, Mayor of Frogn, Norway and Svein Jerstad, Mayor of Kvinesdal Norway, both received gifts. Meetings were held with Senator Markey (D-MA) and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser requesting them to support disarmament. Afterward, they biked from DC to New York City along with Kansas City PSR leader, Ann Suellentrop, RN and Tore Nærland, co-founder of Bike for Peace, for the 2015 NPT Review Conference.Read more »
The U.S. government is planning to spend $12.6 billion in 2016 to start the process of modernizing our nuclear arsenal. This is only a fraction of the $355 billion planned over 10 years to launch new programs. PSR wants to change that! What can you, as a taxpayer, do? Join our webinar to find out.Read more »
With states across the nation assessing how to implement the Clean Power Plan, PSR calls on President Obama to recommend: Reduce carbon pollution by replacing coal with clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar power, along with energy efficiency. These health- and climate-protective approaches should be selected over natural gas and nuclear power. Are you a health professional? Add your name to our sign-on letter.
Climate change is one of the greatest threats to health in the 21st century, making it urgent that we slash carbon emissions. The EPA's proposed rule to limit carbon emissions from new coal-fired power plants gives us an opportunity to do just that. Barbara Gottlieb, PSR's Director of Environment and Health, testified before the EPA, calling on them to pass a strong rule.Read more »
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This article, by PSR and IPPNW leaders, was published in the international Journal of Public Health Policy. It lays out why an International Code of Conduct on arms trade is important to health -- and how you can help change history.Source: Journal of Public Health Policy
The problems at Fukushima are unprecedented in human experience and involve a high risk of radiation events larger than any that the global community has ever experienced. It is going to take the best engineering minds in the world to solve these problems and to diminish their global impact.Source: CounterPunch
Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
When natural gas and oil are extracted, methane -- a potent greenhouse gas -- leaks into the atmosphere from the wells, compressors, pipes and other infrastructure. Tell EPA to regulate methane now!
The industries that frack for oil and natural gas are exempted from our nation’s basic environmental protection laws. Let's end that injustice and apply the law of the land to the fracking industry.
Mohammad A Khalid, DC Metro PSR; Aminah Hoti, an interfaith scholar from Cambridge University; and Sarah Peck, Director of US-Pakistan woman council. Read more »
The newly generated data on the decline in agricultural production that would follow a limited, regional nuclear war in South Asia support the concern that more than one billion people would be in danger of starvation. Epidemic disease and further conflict spawned by such a famine would put additional hundreds of millions at risk. Read more »