Medical Alliance to Stop Global Warming A project of Student Physicians for Social Responsibility & the American Medical S...
What is Global Climate Change? Source: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/index.html
How are humans contributing to climate change? <ul><li>The levels of greenhouse gases (CO 2 , methane) have increased in t...
How are humans contributing to climate change? <ul><li>Data for the past 400,000 years shows a clear correlation between a...
The impacts have begun… <ul><li>The WHO estimates more than  150,000 deaths  and  5 million  “disability adjusted life yea...
Global Environmental Justice? <ul><li>Developed nations are responsible for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions… howe...
Health Effects of Climate Change <ul><li>Heat Related Illness </li></ul><ul><li>Illness related to Air Quality </li></ul><...
Medical Alliance to Stop Global Warming <ul><li>We are bringing medical students, physicians, and other healthcare profess...
Healthcare Call to Action  <ul><li>Petition for medical students, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. ...
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 Preside...
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 <ul><li>SPSR Website:  www.studentpsr.org   </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Brubaker: cj_brubaker@yahoo.com </...
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  1. 1. Medical Alliance to Stop Global Warming A project of Student Physicians for Social Responsibility & the American Medical Student Association
  2. 2. What is Global Climate Change? Source: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/index.html
  3. 3. How are humans contributing to climate change? <ul><li>The levels of greenhouse gases (CO 2 , methane) have increased in the atmosphere </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Burning of fossil fuels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deforestation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Livestock farming </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How are humans contributing to climate change? <ul><li>Data for the past 400,000 years shows a clear correlation between atmospheric CO 2 levels and global temperature. </li></ul><ul><li>The current levels of CO 2 are unprecedented and continue to rise, along with temperature. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The impacts have begun… <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>WHO-estimated annual deaths are estimated to double by 2030. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Global Environmental Justice? <ul><li>Developed nations are responsible for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions… however, developing nations will experience greater impact from climate change . </li></ul>United States: 3% world’s population ~30% total emissions
  7. 7. Health Effects of Climate Change <ul><li>Heat Related Illness </li></ul><ul><li>Illness related to Air Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme Weather Events </li></ul><ul><li>Infectious Disease </li></ul><ul><li>Illness related to Water Quality/Quantity </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in Food Production </li></ul><ul><li>Population Displacement </li></ul>archive.wn.com
  8. 8. Medical Alliance to Stop Global Warming <ul><li>We are bringing medical students, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to the heart of the global warming fight. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Healthcare Call to Action <ul><li>Petition for medical students, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>Calling on the United States congress and administration to take immediate action on climate change. </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver petition in Washington, DC in April, 2008. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Campus Events Earth Day Concert & Celebration
  11. 11. Campus Events Toxic Tour of New Orleans, LA
  12. 12. Campus Events Movie Nights Book Clubs
  13. 13. Campus Events Presentations by Dr. Michael McCally, Director of PSR Presentations by Dr. Catherine Thomasson, Past President of PSR
  14. 14. Campus Events Climate Change Awareness Table
  15. 15. National Climate Change Events Power Shift 2007
  16. 16. Conferences
  17. 17. Voter Education
  18. 18. Greening Healthcare
  19. 19. Workshop: Environmental Activism for Medical Students across the globe
  20. 20. Contact Information <ul><li>SPSR Website: www.studentpsr.org </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Brubaker: cj_brubaker@yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Tova Fuller: suprtova@ucla.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Lauren Zajac: Lauren.Zajac@mssm.edu </li></ul>

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