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 the EPA: don't delay the proposed rule to capture leaking methane gas. Our health and the health of the climate cannot wait!
President Trump, his new EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, and some in Congress are attempting to block or weaken clean air and climate protections like the Clean Power Plan. Tell your member of Congress to support full implementation of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Power Plan.