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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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US Senate Introduces Long-Awaited Climate Bill

October 1, 2009

Washington, DC – Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) applauds Senators Kerry and Boxer for introducing the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.  It is critical and timely for the Senate to address global warming pollution.  Climate change is already affecting human health: according to the World Health Organization, climate change claims 150,000 lives per year.  In the future, climate change  is expected to inflict heat waves, reduce air and water quality, shrink food supply, increase infectious diseases, and create more environmental refugees and deepen social conflict. 

"For these reasons, we must act quickly to pass climate and energy legislation that includes deep and early cuts to global warming pollution, empowers the EPA to regulate CO2 under the Clean Air Act, and limits future pollution from coal plants, the largest CO2 point source emitters and doesn't subsidize polluting energy sources like nuclear," said Dr. Peter Wilk, PSR Executive Director. PSR looks forward to working with the Senate to strengthen the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act as it moves forward through the process.

Action Alerts

  • Stop the Dirty Budget!

    Tell your U.S. senators and representative to stand up for clean air, clean water and a sustainable climate by voting against anti-health budget cuts and "poison pill" amendments.

  • Reject FERC Nominees!

    Ask your U.S. senators to reject the nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the "federal regulator that almost never says no."

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Resources

  • PSR Expert Testimony on Coal Ash

    Chesapeake PSR is suing the EPA over a proposed delay in a rule that slashes coal ash waste discharges into rivers and streams. PSR National Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb gave expert testimony on the health impacts of coal ash disposal. Read more »

  • Barbara Gottlieb's Testimony on EPA Methane Standards

    On July 10, 2017, PSR Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb testified before the EPA against a proposed rollback of a methane regulation that would reduce leaks from oil and gas wells. Read more »

  • Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

    PSR and the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units have just introduced the updated Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit (PEHT). This free web app offers evidenced-based information for clinicians to educate parents about how to reduce toxic exposures during well-child visits. 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.