Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
Tell President Obama and the US DOT to stop oil trains carrying diluted tar sands and fracked shale oil from the Bakken formation—both are more toxic, more explosive, and more carbon-intensive than conventional crude.
Code Black: Rx for Action
October 28, 2008
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) recognizes global warming as one of the most serious public health emergencies of our time. It threatens the health, even the survival, of human beings around the world.
Electricity generation accounts for 40 percent of our nation’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions -- and 80 percent of that comes from burning coal. That means coal-fired power plants generate almost one-third of our total CO2 emissions! Yet despite the deadly threat from these global warming gases, energy companies propose to build more than 100 more coal-fired power plants across the U.S.
PSR is enlisting health professionals in the Code Black campaign to halt new coal-fired power plants. To provide ongoing, updated information, we have created Code Black Alert, where we’ll blog about coal’s dangers to health, its role in global warming, and how the health community is responding.
At least, that’s the plan. Is that what you want to read about?
Thanks! Your input will help make Code Black Alert a valuable tool to inform, inspire and engage the health community.
Environment & Health Program Manager
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