Former executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Catherine Thomasson, MD, presents findings from PSR’s report “Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Natural Gas”. It is based on summaries of recent medical and scientific studies which clearly convey the health threats that accompany use of methane as a fuel.
Webinar featuring speaker Michael Martin, MD on how climate change affects food production, and how our food choices contribute to climate change.
Why health professionals reject natural gas Are you concerned about fracking? Natural gas pipelines and compressor stations? The push to replace coal-fired power plants with gas-burning ones? You’re right to be concerned! Watch PSR’s latest webinar for more information on just how bad natural gas is for health and for the climate.
Learn what energy efficiency looks like and what it can accomplish – including its health impacts in the home.
Solar energy is one of our best hopes for a clean energy future – yet some utility companies are trying to stifle the spread of rooftop solar. Learn more about the fight for rooftop (“distributed”) solar in this webinar. Guest speakers from VoteSolar, a non-profit organization working to make solar a mainstream energy resource across …
The latest research and fracking’s impacts on community health, featuring speaker Larysa Dyrszka, MD.
This webinar, cosponsored by PSR-New York and PSR-National, explores the health consequences of fracking pipelines and compressor stations that carry fracked gas from the wellsite to refineries. Dr. Larysa Dyrszka discusses the chemicals they leak and why it’s a problem that health professionals need to be concerned about.
PSR’s Dr. Ira Helfand spoke at TEDx Vail (Jan. 8, 2016) on the threat to human survival posed by nuclear weapons, and what we can do to eliminate this threat. Many experts believe that the danger of nuclear war is greater now than during the Cold War. Dr. Helfand asks you to take meaningful action …
PSR’s Climate Health Summit was held September 20-21, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Climate Health Summit provided in depth information about the health implications of climate change and the health benefits of climate solutions. Communication skills useful for informing the public and policymakers about this critical issue were presented; and information on policy choices were …
The winners of the Nukebusters Short Film Contest were announced at PSR’s Gala for Peace & Health on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.