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Climate and Health: Storms and Sea Level

Issue: climate change | environment & health

Type: fact sheet

A fact sheet from PSR on how climate worsens extreme weather.


Webinar: Fighting Climate Change Locally through Public-Private Partnerships: The 2030 District Network

Issue: climate change | environment & health

Type: video

As the federal government continues its failure to address the global climate crisis, innovative public-private partnerships such as the 2030 District Network are doing important work to fight climate change with local communities and businesses. Watch the recording below. Speakers: Peter Dobrovolny, retired architect and city planner Peter was instrumental in creating the first 2030 …

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AMA policy on climate change education for healthcare professionals & medical students

Issue: climate change | environment & health

Type: policy statement

The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted as official policy a call for teaching about climate change in medical schools and “across the medical education continuum.” This welcome development was spearheaded by PSR board member Todd Sack, MD FACP, with assistance from Erica Frank, MD, former PSR board member now living in Canada. In a …

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Oregon PSR Congressional Testimony on Climate Change

Issue: climate change | environment & health

Type: testimony

Patricia Kullberg MD, MPH representing Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility submitted testimony to the U.S. House of Representative Ways and Means committee hearing on “The Economic and Health Consequences of Climate Change” on May 15, 2019.


Heat, Fire, Water: How Climate Change Has Created a Public Health Emergency

Issue: climate change | environment & health

Type: report

Three transformative reports on climate change were released in late 2018, and together, they conveyed the seriousness of the climate threat and the urgency of taking action. Now, PSR board member Alan Lockwood, MD, FAAN, has produced a summary narrative that compiles the findings of those three reports into one compelling account. Its title indicates …

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Workers Memorial Week Heat Protection Letter

Issue: climate change | environment & health | federal government

Type: letter to policymaker

Letter signed by PSR and partner groups asking the Department of Labor to issue a heat stress standard to protect worker safety, citing climate change and rising temperatures.


Webinar: Messaging on the Climate Emergency

Issue: climate change | environment & health

Type: video

How do you talk about climate change without turning off your listener? How can you convey the severe threats that climate change poses, without driving people into either denial or despair? Learn from guest speaker Meighen Speiser what the communications researchers advise about what to say and how to say it. Just named ecoAmerica’s executive …

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Webinar: Why We Must Protect Clean Air Act Authority in Climate Legislation

Issue: air pollution | climate change | environment & health | federal government

Type: video

While well-designed federal policy to address the threat of climate change and protect our health is urgently needed, there are some legislative proposals being offered which could effectually undermine the efforts to reduce US carbon pollution. In particular, provisions that weaken or remove the EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act to set carbon pollution …

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Webinar: Creating Robust and Effective State Renewable Portfolio Standards

Issue: climate change | environment & health | renewable energy

Type: video

This PSR webinar features three of our chapter experts discussing state renewable energy solutions for the electricity sector. Specifically, they focused on how best to structure an effective state Renewable Portfolio Standard. The speakers covered issues such as: pushing for the strongest targets possible, keeping “dirty” imposters out of the “clean and safe” definition for …

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Comments on EPA’s Proposed Methane Leakage Rule Change

Issue: climate change | environment & health | federal government | fracking & methane

Type: letter to policymaker | testimony

The U.S. EPA is proposing to roll back the rules that restrict methane and toxic gas leakage from oil and gas wells across the country. This roll-back would endanger health locally, and damage the climate globally. PSR responded with strong comments about these health impacts—and 19 other health professional and public health groups joined to …

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