Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
Tell your representative you want health-protective chemical reform -- not reform that places industry costs over your health and safety!
Drake University's Center for Global Citizenship
Iowa Intersections: Coal, Climate and Global Health
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 4 p.m.
101 Meredith Hall
(Meredith is located north of Olmsted Parking Lot)
This talk will explore the meaning of coal to Iowa's health and its reverberations on global health and climate challenges. Audience members will be encouraged to explore related issues of rights and responsibility, economic and environmental security in Iowa now and into the future from a global health and human rights perspective.
Dr. McCue has traveled and worked extensively as a peace maker, researcher, and physician, and has helped organize many forums on cross cultural, global health, and refugee health issues. She is the coordinator for the Iowa Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, a founding member and former Director of the University of Iowa Global Health Studies Program, and also a founding member and executive committee member of the UI Center for Human Rights.
Her most recent work has focused on Climate Change, Coal and their related threats to health. She is one of the collaborating researchers for the recently published Recalibrating the Law of Humans with the Laws of Nature: Climate Change, Human Rights, and Intergenerational Justice published in 2009 by the Vermont Law School, and lead author most recently on the Iowa Coal Health Mapping Study.
This speech is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, please call 515-271-2840.
Tell your senators you want true health-protective chemical policy reform, not industry-driven proposals like the Vitter-Udall bill.
Oppose fast-track legislation that opens the door wider for trade deals that would invalidate many health-protective laws and regulations.
PSR's Dr. Catherine Thomasson joined other public health leaders and Senator Boxer to oppose the inadequate Udall-Vitter toxic chemicals bill (S. 697) and call for real reform that will protect public health. Read more »
This guide from PSR Arizona provides citizens of Southern Arizona with a comprehensive list of resources to help prepare for and build resilience in the face of extreme climate emergencies. It also provides information on how to help reduce and help stop further climate change. Read more »
PSR slide presentation provides a clear overview of the many health issues associated with hydraulic fracturing, from air contaminants to water contaminants to its contribution to climate change. Read more »