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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.


A public health emergency

Letter to the editor from PSR member Dr. Alan Peterson in LNP on the public health emergency that is climate change.


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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Submit Public Comments on LNG by Rail

INACTIVE – The proposal to allow LNG-by-rail is dangerous and ill-conceived. Please tell the regulating agency (PHMSA, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration check) that you strongly oppose the proposed permit.


Sound the Alarm

Mark Vossler, MD, Washington PSR, writes in Washington State Medical Association Reports on climate change and heart health.


Health at Risk

This article in Washington State Medical Association Reports on the public health impacts of climate change features quotes by Dr. Annemarie Dooley, Dr. Chris Covert-Bowlds, and Dr. Russell Maier, Washington PSR.


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.