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Published on March 16, 2008

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Medical Alliance to Stop Global Warming A project of Student Physicians for Social Responsibility & the American Medical Student Association

What is Global Climate Change? Source: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/index.html

How are humans contributing to climate change? The levels of greenhouse gases (CO 2 , methane) have increased in the atmosphere Burning of fossil fuels Deforestation Livestock farming

The levels of greenhouse gases (CO 2 , methane) have increased in the atmosphere

Burning of fossil fuels

Deforestation

Livestock farming

How are humans contributing to climate change? Data for the past 400,000 years shows a clear correlation between atmospheric CO 2 levels and global temperature. The current levels of CO 2 are unprecedented and continue to rise, along with temperature.

Data for the past 400,000 years shows a clear correlation between atmospheric CO 2 levels and global temperature.

The current levels of CO 2 are unprecedented and continue to rise, along with temperature.

The impacts have begun… The WHO estimates more than 150,000 deaths and 5 million “disability adjusted life years” (DALYs) occur EACH YEAR due to the diseases and malnutrition caused by climate change. WHO-estimated annual deaths are estimated to double by 2030.

The WHO estimates more than 150,000 deaths and 5 million “disability adjusted life years” (DALYs) occur EACH YEAR due to the diseases and malnutrition caused by climate change.

WHO-estimated annual deaths are estimated to double by 2030.

Global Environmental Justice? Developed nations are responsible for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions… however, developing nations will experience greater impact from climate change . United States: 3% world’s population ~30% total emissions

Developed nations are responsible for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions… however, developing nations will experience greater impact from climate change .

Health Effects of Climate Change Heat Related Illness Illness related to Air Quality Extreme Weather Events Infectious Disease Illness related to Water Quality/Quantity Changes in Food Production Population Displacement archive.wn.com

Heat Related Illness

Illness related to Air Quality

Extreme Weather Events

Infectious Disease

Illness related to Water Quality/Quantity

Changes in Food Production

Population Displacement

Medical Alliance to Stop Global Warming We are bringing medical students, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to the heart of the global warming fight.

We are bringing medical students, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to the heart of the global warming fight.

Healthcare Call to Action Petition for medical students, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Calling on the United States congress and administration to take immediate action on climate change. Deliver petition in Washington, DC in April, 2008.

Petition for medical students, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

Calling on the United States congress and administration to take immediate action on climate change.

Deliver petition in Washington, DC in April, 2008.

Campus Events Earth Day Concert & Celebration

Campus Events Toxic Tour of New Orleans, LA

Campus Events Movie Nights Book Clubs

Campus Events Presentations by Dr. Michael McCally, Director of PSR Presentations by Dr. Catherine Thomasson, Past President of PSR

Campus Events Climate Change Awareness Table

National Climate Change Events Power Shift 2007

Conferences

Voter Education

Greening Healthcare

Workshop: Environmental Activism for Medical Students across the globe

Contact Information SPSR Website: www.studentpsr.org Chris Brubaker: cj_brubaker@yahoo.com Tova Fuller: suprtova@ucla.edu Lauren Zajac: Lauren.Zajac@mssm.edu

SPSR Website: www.studentpsr.org

Chris Brubaker: cj_brubaker@yahoo.com

Tova Fuller: suprtova@ucla.edu

Lauren Zajac: Lauren.Zajac@mssm.edu

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