Cooking The Earth P Pt, Final, July 2009

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Cooking The Earth P Pt, Final, July 2009

  1. 1. Physicians for Social Responsibility. “Cooking the Earth.” Physicians for Social Responsibility. PowerPoint. 2009.
  2. 2. Cooking the Earth: Global Warming & Coal U.S. Affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
  3. 3. Coal: Then…
  4. 4. … Now.
  5. 5. Coal Pollutants: Deadly Healthy Airway Inflamed Airway
  6. 6. Mountaintop Removal: Environmental Devastation
  7. 7. Spill of Post-Combustion Waste December 2008
  8. 8. Coal: Global Warming Culprit
  9. 9. “ Overall… the health effects of a rapidly changing climate are likely to be overwhelmingly negative.” World Health Organization
  10. 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. 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
  13. 14. World’s Polar Ice Is Melting
  14. 15. More Heat, Greater Evaporation
  15. 16. Health Impacts of Global Warming
  16. 17. European Heat Wave of 2003 Source: NASA
  17. 18. Deteriorating Air Quality
  18. 19. Heat + Dirty Fuels => Ozone EPA
  19. 20. Hurricane Katrina: Wake-up Call? AP
  20. 21. Rising Sea Levels, Submerging Land
  21. 23. Extreme Precipitation, Flooding
  22. 24. Drought in Africa UN
  23. 25. Drought in America
  24. 26. Reduced Flow from Snowpack
  25. 27. Increased Water-Borne Disease
  26. 28. Increased Insect-Borne Disease UNEP/GRID-Arendal Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School
  27. 29. Impacts on Agriculture
  28. 30. Environmental Refugees
  29. 31. Choosing a New Energy Path
  30. 32. Conserving Energy
  31. 33. Energy Efficiency “ There’s no cheaper, cleaner power than power you don’t have to produce.” - Gary Zarker, Seattle City Light
  32. 34. Smart EnergyPolicies
  33. 35. Clean Renewable Energy WIND SOLAR WAVES and TIDES GEOTHERMAL
  34. 36. MEDICAL EMERGENCY
  35. 37. Mobilizing Health Professionals
  36. 39. Code Black campaign at work
  37. 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

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