PSR: Physicians for Social Responsibility
September 26, 2007 Online Bulletin

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Global Warming Takes Center Stage on Capitol Hill

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Health Impacts of Global Warming
On October 23, PSR Executive Director Dr. Michael McCally testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on the health effects of global warming. Drawing from the growing body of scientific evidence pointing to the likelihood of more intense heat waves, exacerbated air pollution and increased spread of pest and water borne diseases, Dr. McCally called global warming a “global health crisis.” Read more...

Global Warming Legislation Inches Forward
On October 18, Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and John Warner (R-VA) introduced America’s Climate Security Act (S. 2191), a bipartisan bill intended to implement mandatory controls on U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. While PSR appreciates the efforts of the two senators, we call on the Senate Environment and Public Works committee to make necessary improvements before passing the bill. Read more...

Energy Bill Still Awaits Conference
This summer Congress passed legislation that could help reduce global warming pollution by making cars go farther on a gallon of gas, boosting production of clean, renewable energy and raising the efficiency standards of many common household appliances. But before these critical provisions can become law, differences between the separate House and Senate-passed energy bills must be reconciled. Read more...

2007 Member Survey Results

We’ve tabulated the results of our 2007 Survey of PSR Leaders and we have some interesting highlights to share.

The responses to the survey indicate that Global Warming and Nuclear proliferation remain the priorities of PSR members. Global Warming was chosen as the most critical issue concerning the health and security of families. Our members doubt that Congress will address this health threat.

The survey also affirmed that our members expect that a new generation of nuclear weapons will ignite a global arms race, and direct talks with Iran will help defuse the crisis over that country’s nuclear program.

To view the full survey results, please click here.

Book Recommendation

Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons
by Joseph Cirincione

Purchase this book from Amazon.com and a portion of the price will be donated to PSR.
Read a review of this book by Catherine Thomasson, MD, PSR Board President
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