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How to Survive Extreme Heat

Issue: children's health | climate change | Environment & Health | environmental justice | Equity & Justice

Type: fact sheets & infographics | toolkits & trainings

Multilingual information for patients, families & professionals Extreme heat is one the deadliest weather events. Even places with historically mild climates are experiencing heat-waves. All research projections indicate that extreme heat events will persist and worsen. It is essential that we are all prepared to deal with the consequences of extreme heat. This toolkit from …

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Climate Psychiatry 101

Issue: climate change | Environment & Health | Equity & Justice | health care

Type: fact sheets & infographics

Climate change can affect mental health and increase stress, violence, and suicide. PSR has partnered with the Climate Psychiatry Alliance to share information about the mental health impacts of climate change.


5 Things You Should Know about Climate Change

Issue: climate change | Environment & Health

Type: fact sheets & infographics

  It’s real, it’s happening now, and it’s human-caused. OK, you already knew that.   Climate change endangers health in so many ways. Rising temperatures can cause heat stroke, increase conditions for formation of ground-level ozone (smog), and create dangerous urban “heat islands.” Heat and drought can reduce crop yields and create conditions for devastating …

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PSR Solar Energy Fact Sheet

Issue: climate change | Environment & Health | renewable energy

Type: fact sheets & infographics

A new PSR fact sheet on solar energy.


Renewable Energy and Health

Issue: air pollution | climate change | Environment & Health | environmental justice | Equity & Justice | renewable energy

Type: fact sheets & infographics

New fact sheet from PSR on the health benefits of renewable energy.


Climate and Health: Storms and Sea Level

Issue: climate change | Environment & Health

Type: fact sheets & infographics

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


Climate Postcards: Climate Change Makes Me Sick!

Issue: air pollution | climate change | Environment & Health | safe food & water

Type: fact sheets & infographics

“Climate Change Makes Me Sick” e-postcards highlight the many ways that climate change harms our health. Click on the link below each e-card to find information, resources, and opportunities to take climate-protective action. Spread the knowledge!  Please feel free to share, re-post and print the e-cards. Agriculture Air Quality Allergies Extreme Weather Heat Insect-Borne Diseases …

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Nuclear Power: Not a Healthy or Safe Solution for the Clean Power Plan

Issue: climate change | Environment & Health | nuclear power

Type: fact sheets & infographics

New nuclear power was not included as an option for state implementation of the Clean Power Plan. Allowing credit for keeping older nuclear plants running was ultimately excluded from the final Clean Power Plan as well. There are many good reasons for this. Physicians for Social Responsibility is strongly opposed to nuclear power as an …

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Natural Gas: Not a healthy or climate-protective solution for the Clean Power Plan

Issue: climate change | Environment & Health | fracking & methane

Type: fact sheets & infographics

Building natural gas plants to replace coal-fired power is not a solution to the climate crisis; it merely replaces one fossil fuel with another. Burning natural gas is not carbon-free; gas produces approximately 60 percent of the carbon pollution emitted by a coal plant, depending on its efficiency. In addition, natural gas is primarily methane, …

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Climate and Health: Climate Change Contaminates Your Water

Issue: climate change | Environment & Health | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheets & infographics

A fact sheet from PSR on how climate change impacts water safety.