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

Issue: climate change | environment & health

Type: report

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: Heat, Fire, Water: How Climate Change has Created a Public Health …

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Renewable Energy and Health

Issue: air pollution | climate change | environment & health | environmental justice | renewable energy

Type: fact sheet

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 sheet

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


Statement of Dr. Robert Gould, Berkeley City Council, July 16, 2019

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane

Type: testimony

PSR’s Dr. Robert Gould spoke before the Berkeley City Council in support of an ordinance that would prohibit natural gas infrastructure in new buildings.


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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Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane

Type: report

The sixth edition of the fracking “Compendium,” which summarizes and links to an almost encyclopedic compilation of reports, peer-reviewed articles and investigative reporting on fracking’s dangerous impacts on health, has been released. PSR is proud to partner with Concerned Health Professionals of New York in preparing and rolling out this volume, which highlights factual evidence …

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Fracking Compendium Promotional Graphics

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane

Type: fact sheet | infographic

PSR and Concerned Health Professionals of New York’s newest edition of the fracking “Compendium” summarizes and links to an almost encyclopedic compilation of reports, peer-reviewed articles and investigative reporting on fracking’s dangerous impacts on health.


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.


Flammable, High-Pressure Industry in a Populated Coastal Flood Zone?

Issue: environment & health | environmental justice | fracking & methane

Type: report

Public Safety and Emergency Response Aspects of a Proposed Methane Gas Compressor in Weymouth This new report from Greater Boston PSR examines the public safety and emergency response aspects of a proposed compressor station in a populated coastal flood zone.