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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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Resources & Publications

Informed activism is principled and effective activism. PSR aims to provide the best materials for its network of members and activists to work at the grassroots level against nuclear weapons, global warming, and environmental contamination. Select an Issue or Resource Type to search for up-to-date information to help you take action in your community.

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  • Zero Is the Only Option

    In March 2010, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and PSR docs Vic Sidel and Ira Helfand published a major new briefing paper on the global climate and health effects of nuclear war. Zero is the only option was produced for the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. Read more »

  • Climate and Health Effects of Regional Nuclear War

    Recent studies have shown that even a “limited” nuclear conflict, involving as few as 100 Hiroshima-sized bombs, would have global climate implications. Among the most serious consequences, a significant cooling of the earth's surface would curtail growing seasons for a decade or more, affecting the food security of billions of people far removed from the area of conflict. Read more »

  • War and Public Health

    Back in the 60s peace activists sported a bumper sticker that read: “War is not good for children and other living creatures.” In a way, that sums up Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel’s “War and Public Health,” where 46 experts on everything from epidemiology to international law weigh in on the authors’ central premise: “War and militarism have catastrophic effects on human health and well being.” Read more »

  • Letter to the President on the Arms Trade Treaty

    A group of 18 Nobel Peace Prize winners, including PSR's international affiliate IPPNW, signed this letter to President Obama asking him to take the lead in securing a strong global Arms Trade Treaty. Read more »

  • Drinking Water Fact Sheet: Pesticides

    Pesticides pose a health threat not only because of their toxicity, but also because of their widespread use in the U.S. Drinking water can be a significant source of chronic pesticide exposure, especially in agricultural regions where large quantities of pesticides are used. Read more »

  • Steps to Safety (for General Audiences)

    PowerPoint presentation on how nuclear weapons put the United States at risk today--and how we can reduce and eventually eliminate the danger posed by the thousands of nuclear weapons still stockpiled in nuclear arsenals, the tons of nuclear bomb making material vulnerable to theft by extremists, and the specter of more nations potentially seeking nuclear weapons. Read more »

  • Physicians for Social Responsibility on Healthcare Reform in the United States

    For physicians, and indeed for all health workers, promoting health for all is a clear social responsibility. Read more »

  • New Global Warming Factsheets

    Five new fact sheets by PSR on the health impacts of global warming highlight information on heat-related illness, vector-borne disease, the impact on food supply, vulnerable populations, and global warming’s mental health effects. Read more »

  • Tabling Materials

    PSR tabling materials for outreach at students and informational fairs Read more »

  • Video: Heat's Deadly Effects

    Video of our second climate change webinar, on the health effects of extreme heat and its connection to climate change. Read more »

 

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