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Our nation's clean water policy should provide all communities with access to healthy, safe water by protecting the streams and wetlands that contribute to our drinking water supply.

Militarism on a Sick Planet

Given the magnitude of current global challenges, militarism provides humanity little security, much less health or basic human rights. Increasingly militarism puts humanity in a situation of danger and vulnerability, especially when considering its role in the degradation of our environment and climate. Kenneth Gould, Brooklyn College environmental sociologist asserts, “Militarization is the single most ecologically destructive human endeavor.” Gould’s perception contrasts significantly with that held by most citizens and policy makers in the U.S.

The Militarism on a Sick Planet project is an Iowa PSR-led effort to address urgent threats to health and environmental security by exploring and making visible costly, mutually reinforcing and dangerous interactions between climate change and global militarism.

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  • Protect your drinking water

    Our nation's clean water policy should provide all communities with access to healthy, safe water by protecting the streams and wetlands that contribute to our drinking water supply.

  • Reduce Carbon Pollution -- Support a Strong EPA Rule

    Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Physicians for Social Responsibility works to protect humanity from the gravest threats to health and survival. Right now, you can make a difference by registering your comments on the EPA's new Clean Power rule to limit carbon from existing coal-burning power plants. Just click the button to get started.

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Resources

  • Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

    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 »