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The Green New Deal: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Climate scientists are now telling us that we have less than 12 years in which to cut our climate-warming emissions in half or face irreversible consequences. That stark deadline is why we need a national awakening and a new commitment to action.  Concretely, we need to adopt a set of policies that will move us …

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Must-Read: “Climate Change—A Health Emergency”

by Barbara Gottlieb Two physicians from PSR’s Greater Boston chapter have just published a must-read article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.  Entitled “Climate Change—A Health Emergency,” it is a strong and cogent statement of the challenge the world faces from climate change and the responsibility of physicians (and, by extension, other health …

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“Americans need real protection of their air, water and health, not abandonment of the EPA’s mission”: PSR Opposes Nomination of Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator

For Immediate Release Press Contact: Olivia Alperstein Media Relations Manager, Physicians for Social Responsibility (202) 587-5232, oalperstein@psr.org Washington, D.C. — In response to the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization that mobilizes medical and health professionals and advocates on issues that …

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Preparing Medical Students for a Warmer World

Now more than ever, in this anti-regulatory and polluter-friendly political environment, the medical community must come to grasps with the imminent health threat posed by the uncontrolled release of greenhouse gases. Op-ed by medical student Christian Cayon in Common Dreams.