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Powerful op-ed sounds PSR’s themes

Two PSR/Washington physicians, Michael Soman, MD and Mark Vossler, MD, published a powerful op-ed article recently in the Seattle Times. “Climate Change is Killing Our Patients” presents with great cogency a number of PSR’s themes for 2019: that climate change is causing death and disease, here, today; that health professionals are taking action by promoting public …

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PSR Helps Raise Health at COP 24 Climate Talks

As the nations of the world meet in Poland to discuss compliance with the Paris Climate Accords, PSR national board president Pouné Saberi, MD coauthored an article asking: Where is health in the conversation? Dr. Saberi is attending the conference, known as COP 24, and worked with other in the health contingent to write the …

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Tell Congress to protect the EPA and our health!

Congress is working on a year-end deal to fund the remainder of the federal government for Fiscal Year 2019, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Congress must fully fund the EPA and not include any harmful policy riders that would block, weaken, or delay critical clean air and public health protections. The Agency needs …

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We Have 12 Years to Save—or Lose—Our Only Home

Pull on the seat-belt in your gas-guzzling car, folks, and strap in for the worst ride of our lives. This fall, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a critical report warning that humans have about 12 years—until 2030—before global warming reaches a catastrophic level.


Texans can determine the future of planet Earth

As Texans, we should inform ourselves about matters that can significantly impact our future. A report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released on Oct. 8 is a salient example. This methodical, data-driven and nonpartisan organization issued a new report with chilling implications. It says we need to take sweeping actions to curb the rise in global temperatures if we want to prevent ecological and societal catastrophe.


Facing Up to the Climate Crisis

The world must cap the rise in global temperatures more tightly and much faster than previously recognized—and doing that will require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” by countries around the world.


Climate Change Is Already a Public Health Crisis—Just Look at Puerto Rico

As Puerto Rico marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, with its communities still hobbled by catastrophic damage and lack of access to basic services like electricity and healthcare, Hurricane Florence hovered over the Carolinas, wreaking extra havoc due to slower storm movement.