Climate Change and Health
Mitigation & Adaptation
In November of 2008, PSR Arizona sponsored and organized the first Health Effects of Climate Change symposium, with participation of experts from the CDC, University of Arizona, and many community stakeholders.
PSR Arizona organized the Climate Smart Southwest conference held September 20-21 of 2013 to address the public health vulnerabilities to climate change in our region and for our SW communities. The conference was attended by over 400 people and representatives of 45 co-sponsors which included 6 national environmental organizations, and speakers included climate scientists, public health faculty and officials, National and International environmental leaders, and representatives of Native American and our Mexican border communities. Learn more here »
PSR Arizona collaborates with other organizations to facilitate community wide planning/workshops/forums for education about and addressing climate change. We have City appointed PSR representation and participation as members of the City of Tucson’s Climate Change (Advisory) Committee that is charged with the responsibilities of developing a climate change mitigation and adaptation plan for the City of Tucson. In this role we emphasize the Health Effects of Climate Change and the critical role of public health.
We are available and are called to speak on the health effects of climate change and environmental toxins (including those produced by energy production and transportation) in various community and political forums.
from PSR Arizona
Citizen’s Guide to Climate Extremes
This guide from PSR Arizona provides citizens of Southern Arizona with a comprehensive list of resources to help prepare for and build resilience in the face of extreme climate emergencies. It also provides information on how to help reduce and help stop further climate change.
Webinar: Gas Stoves & Your Health
PSR National and PSR Arizona held this important webinar about gas stoves and our health. Gas stoves have been linked to increases in asthma among children and respiratory illnesses among both children and adults.
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Call to Action Against the ‘Dirty Deal’ Sen. Manchin’s ‘Permitting Reform Bill’ Is Hitting a Wall of Protests, from Members of Both Parties and 100s of Environmental Justice Organizations —…
The World Health Organization and over 200 health associations worldwide—including PSR and its chapters—are urging world governments to agree to a legally binding, global fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty.