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An Interview with Dr. Helen Caldicott, 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

This year at the 2019 PSR Visionary Leaders Awards, we are honoring outstanding contributions to the advancement of nuclear weapons abolition and addressing environmental hazards to health, including the climate crisis.  Dr. Helen Caldicott, a past PSR president and highly influential advocate who played a pivotal role in PSR’s work for decades, will be honored …

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PSR Chapters Focus on Nuclear Weapons in August Recess Meetings

On August 6, activists from PSR Los Angeles, Beyond the Bomb, Nuclear Free Schools, Vets for Peace, and Peace Action, met with Representative Adam Schiff, Chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, to discuss Representative Adam Smith’s No First Use legislation (H.R. 921). The bill simply states it is the policy of the United States not …

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Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 2019

August 6, 1945. August 9, 1945. Seventy-four years ago, the United States dropped nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two of the most horrific acts of warfare in history. This August, we remember the estimated 200,000 or more civilian men, women and children who died. We remember those who survived the bombing but suffered radiation …

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Join PSR and UCS on Sept. 25 for a webinar on Back from the Brink

Union of Concerned Scientists and PSR are proud to be co-hosting a webinar to highlight Back from the Brink on September 25. Back from the Brink: The Call to Prevent Nuclear War is a national grassroots initiative seeking to fundamentally change U.S. nuclear weapons policy and lead us away from the dangerous path we are …

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“Heat, Fire, Water” and the Public Health Emergency

Extreme heat, billowing wildfires, and water—either too much or not enough—are today’s faces of climate change. PSR board member Alan Lockwood, MD, FAAN profiles the health effects of these frightening phenomena in a new white paper. Learn more and download here.


Medical Schools Now Moving to Teach Future Doctors to Address Climate Change

In a healthy and welcome trend, physicians are persuading medical schools to teach the nation’s future doctors about the connection between climate and health, so our future health professionals are prepared to address the realities of the climate crisis’s impact on their patients and communities. This past June, thanks to the fantastic work of PSR …

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PSR Opposes LNG-by-Rail

PSR opposes the Trump Administration’s reckless proposal to allow liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be hauled by train. If such a train were to derail, the result could be a “gas bomb”—a fire so intense that emergency responders could not put it out.


AMA Adopts Sweeping Climate Change Education Policy

The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted at its June 2019 meeting a sweeping new policy that pledges the organization to promote education for medical students and physicians on the topic of the health threats from climate change.


Recent Heat Wave Kills Six, Harms Health of Others

This past weekend’s heat wave across the country had lethal consequences. According to estimates, six people have died from heat-related illnesses. Millions more endured the heat and may suffer subsequent health repercussions.