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Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet
by Dr. Alan Lockwood

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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PSR Supports Wind Power for Maryland

February 14, 2011
Annapolis, Maryland

How does wind power save lives? Currently our state gets nearly 60 percent of its electricity from the combustion of dirty, lung-damaging coal. Every wind turbine we build off the Atlantic coast of Maryland means that huge amounts of coal will NOT be burned every day to keep our lights on.

Studies show that more than 400 men, women and children will be rescued from premature death if the offshore wind power bill passes in the state’s General Assembly this year.

Wind power would also save Marylanders nearly $2.5 billion in wrenching health-care costs related to coal-fired electricity.

The wind power bill – SB 237/HB 441 – would incentivize the construction of a 310 megawatt wind farm ten miles off the coast of Ocean City – with huge positive impacts on human health in our state.

Please join PSR on February 14, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., to show your support for healthy wind energy.

State House in Annapolis
100 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401

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Resources

  • Video: Fracking - Too Dirty, Too Dangerous

    Former executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Catherine Thomasson, MD, presents findings from PSR's report "Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Natural Gas". It is based on summaries of recent medical and scientific studies which clearly convey the health threats that accompany use of methane as a fuel. Read more »

  • Webinar: The Fight for Solar

    Solar energy is one of our best hopes for a clean energy future – yet some utility companies are trying to stifle the spread of rooftop solar. Learn more about the fight for rooftop ("distributed") solar. Read more »

  • Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Fact Sheet

    RGGI has significantly reduced air pollution from fossil fuel power plants, improving the health of people living in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions. Read more »

In the Spotlight

  • November 30, 2016
    Eating for Climate and Health
    PSR's new PowerPoint presentation on how climate change impacts food production, and agriculture's contribution to climate change.