Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
Drawing on peer-reviewed scientific and medical research, Dr. Lockwood meticulously details the symptoms of climate change and their medical side effects.
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As a lung specialist, I have concerns with the effects of climate change and the increased frequency of respiratory illnesses such as asthma and COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, in Missouri. A 2012 study found 1 in 10 Missourians suffers from asthma, with a higher prevalence in woman, children and those with lower incomes.
The global consequences of climate change seem overwhelming, as reported in The Lancet. What I can do is support the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan, a common-sense proposal to cut carbon pollution from power plants.
The effect of carbon pollution is no longer a future concept. It is affecting our society with major and increasingly prevalent respiratory illnesses for all ages.
Some say the plan is too expensive and would have a negative effect on society. They are ignoring the financial effects of health-care costs, decreased productivity and the inability to educate a population suffering from illnesses that are no fault of their own.
We need to support the promotion of a healthy population and not filling the financial pockets of the few.
Everett Murphy, M.D.
Source: Kansas City Star
Tell your representative stand up for climate action and against anti-science, anti-health measures like HR 3117.
Repealing the Clean Power Plan will result in preventable deaths and acute illnesses across the U.S. Urge EPA Administrator Pruitt to abandon his plan to repeal the CPP and instead side with the public's health.