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  • 1. Physicians for Social Responsibility. “Cooking the Earth.” Physicians for Social Responsibility. PowerPoint. 2009.
  • 2. Cooking the Earth: Global Warming & Coal U.S. Affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
  • 3. Coal: Then…
  • 4. … Now.
  • 5. Coal Pollutants: Deadly Healthy Airway Inflamed Airway
  • 6. Mountaintop Removal: Environmental Devastation
  • 7. Spill of Post-Combustion Waste December 2008
  • 8. Coal: Global Warming Culprit
  • 9. “ Overall… the health effects of a rapidly changing climate are likely to be overwhelmingly negative.” World Health Organization
  • 10. The Greenhouse Effect Source: Williams DL. Global Warming: The Greatest Threat . Alaska Conservation Solutions, 2006. Solar energy passes through Radiant heat is trapped Greenhouse gases in atmosphere
  • 11. Greenhouse Gas Emissions By Type Carbon Dioxide (84.1%) Methane (8.6%) Nitrous Oxide (5.1%) HFCs, PFCs, SF 6 (2.2%) Source: Energy Information Administration. Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 2005.
  • 12.  
  • 13. Truly A Global Problem
  • 14. World’s Polar Ice Is Melting
  • 15. More Heat, Greater Evaporation
  • 16. Health Impacts of Global Warming
  • 17. European Heat Wave of 2003 Source: NASA
  • 18. Deteriorating Air Quality
  • 19. Heat + Dirty Fuels => Ozone EPA
  • 20. Hurricane Katrina: Wake-up Call? AP
  • 21. Rising Sea Levels, Submerging Land
  • 22.  
  • 23. Extreme Precipitation, Flooding
  • 24. Drought in Africa UN
  • 25. Drought in America
  • 26. Reduced Flow from Snowpack
  • 27. Increased Water-Borne Disease
  • 28. Increased Insect-Borne Disease UNEP/GRID-Arendal Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School
  • 29. Impacts on Agriculture
  • 30. Environmental Refugees
  • 31. Choosing a New Energy Path
  • 32. Conserving Energy
  • 33. Energy Efficiency “ There’s no cheaper, cleaner power than power you don’t have to produce.” - Gary Zarker, Seattle City Light
  • 34. Smart EnergyPolicies
  • 35. Clean Renewable Energy WIND SOLAR WAVES and TIDES GEOTHERMAL
  • 36. MEDICAL EMERGENCY
  • 37. Mobilizing Health Professionals
  • 38.  
  • 39. Code Black campaign at work
  • 40. Thank You! U.S. Affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1012 Washington, DC 20009 www.psr.org