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21. 100 nuclear explosions - a billion people starve to death

(Web Page; Tue Jul 11 10:29:00 CDT 2017)

A new IPPNW study released today at the annual Nobel Peace Laureates Summit in Chicago offers compelling scientific evidence that most of the nuclear arsenals in the world —whether large or small—threaten everyone on Earth. T...

Description: A new IPPNW study released today at the annual Nobel Peace Laureates Summit in Chicago offers compelling scientific evidence that most of the nuclear arsenals in the world —whether large or small—threaten everyone on Earth. The consequences for global agriculture of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan, for example, would be so severe and long lasting that we must now fundamentally change our thinking about nuclear weapons and redouble our efforts to eliminate them, according to the study’s author, Ira Helfand.

22. Nuclear famine comes to Oslo

(Web Page; Wed Jul 12 10:19:00 CDT 2017)

As the second session of the conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons opened, the co-chair, Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, the Director General of the South African Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, noted the ...

Description: As the second session of the conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons opened, the co-chair, Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, the Director General of the South African Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, noted the findings of climate scientists such as Alan Robock, who is here with us, and of IPPNW co-president Ira Helfand, to the effect that even a limited nuclear war would cause global climate disruption and an agricultural crisis that would have catastrophic consequences for her own continent of Africa. Her remarks could have come right out of IPPNW’s report Nuclear Famine. This was exactly the right way to frame a session on the long term consequences of the use of nuclear weapons.

23. Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?

(Web Page; Tue Feb 06 10:08:00 CST 2018)

In "Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?" researchers report that the climatic effects of a "limited" nuclear war between Pakistan and India would cut crop production worldwide, putting up to 2 billion people at risk of starvation...

Description: PSR's new, updated report on the global impacts of limited nuclear war on agriculture, food supplies, and human nutrition.

24. Martin Donohoe, MD, FACP

(Web Page; Mon Nov 26 09:13:00 CST 2012)

Biographical Sketch Martin Donohoe, MD, FACP is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health at Portland State University and senior physician at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Hospital. He serves on the Board of Advi...

25. Climate Change is a Threat to Health: Food and Hunger

(Web Page; Wed May 14 11:03:00 CDT 2014)

Climate is already disrupting food production, and this frightening trend is expected to increase. Climate change impacts are anticipated to affect production of the food, feed, fiber, and fuel we use on a daily basis. In addition, hi...

26. POSTPONED: Webinar: Eating for Climate and Health

(Web Page; Wed Dec 14 13:55:00 CST 2016)

NOTE: Due to the last-minute unavailability of our speaker, our webinar on “Eating for Climate and Health” will be postponed. Watch for an announcement in 2017 for the new, rescheduled date. PSR's latest webinar discusses ho...

Description: This webinar will be rescheduled.

27. Bilingual Pesticide Labels: Farmworkers Deserve No Less

(Web Page; Wed Aug 24 14:58:00 CDT 2011)

By Jeannie Economos This essay is in response to: How does our nation's reliance on pesticides affect the health of those who plant and harvest our food? Farmworkers feed the world. Anyone who eats and who purchases food at a grocery...

Description: Farmworkers feed the world. Anyone who eats and who purchases food at a grocery store in the US has an intimate connection to farmworkers, whether they are aware of it or not.

28. Ted Schettler, MD MPH

(Web Page; Thu May 17 13:18:00 CDT 2012)

Ted Schettler, MD MPH Ted Schettler MD MPH is Science Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network. He also serves as science director of the Collaborative on Health and Environment and science advisor to the Health Care Wit...

Description: Ted Schettler MD MPH is Science Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network (www.sehn.org). He also serves as science director of the Collaborative on Health and Environment (www.healthandenvironment.org) and science advisor to the Health Care Without Harm campaign (www.noharm.org).

29. Michele Boyd

(Web Page; Fri Dec 28 12:33:00 CST 2012)

Michele Boyd Michele Boyd is currently the Government Relations Manager at Abengoa Solar. Previously, she was director of the Safe Energy Program at Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), where she educated Congress, the media, an...

Description: Michele Boyd is currently the Government Relations Manager at Abengoa Solar.

30. Lisa Conley, JD, MPH

(Web Page; Tue Jun 04 09:45:00 CDT 2013)

Lisa Conley, JD, MPH Lisa Conley has been the director of intergovernmental relations and public health advocacy for the Boston Public Health Commission for three and a half years. In this role, she manages the Commission’s state ...

Description: Lisa Conley has been the director of intergovernmental relations and public health advocacy for the Boston Public Health Commission for three and a half years.