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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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Health Threat Evident, U.S. Must Address Global Warming to Protect the Public
April 17, 2009
(Washington, DC) On Friday, April 17, 2009 the Environmental Protection Agency made an endangerment finding regarding the emission of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. The finding, a requirement of the Clean Air Act recently upheld by the Supreme Court, makes it clear that greenhouse gas emissions must be regulated in order to control global warming and protect human health.
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has made protecting human health from the effects of climate change a top priority. Dr. Michael McCally, a physician and senior scientist for PSR, noted that “the extreme heat events, spread of disease and worsening air pollution that is expected from global warming will impact everyone. Today, the EPA has reinforced that finding and made it clear that the U.S. government must act to protect human health.”
PSR is calling on the Congress to pass comprehensive climate change legislation that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions immediately and steadily during the next 40 years to ensure that global warming does not cause catastrophic climate changes.
Dr. McCally is an expert in environmental health issues and testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in 2007 about the public health impacts of climate change.
For the official EPA announcement in the Federal Register, click here.
The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty
Fact sheet on the nuclear weapons ban treaty, to be negotiated by the United Nations March 27-31 and June 15-July 7. Read more »
Climate Change and Famine
Climate change is already threatening the Earth’s ability to produce food. These effects are expected to worsen as climate change worsens. Read more »
Congressional Review Act Handout
Congress is poised to use the CRA to dismantle Clean Air and Clean Water protections. CRA allows Congress by majority vote in both chambers (with limited debate and no opportunity for a filibuster) to void recently issued rules-resulting in communities losing dozens of health, safety and environmental protections. Read more »
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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.