Without the Paris Agreement many of us are worried about the health and well being of our planet and its inhabitants. These fears are not unfounded. The Paris Agreement was designed to put us back on to safe footing and to make right what so many decades of unchecked industrial growth has done to the health of our planet. It is important, however, to recognize that the Paris Agreement was designed to be effective with or without the participation of the United States as explained in the PSR Philadelphia Climate Change Fact Series - Facts 15 and 16.

As a leading super power with a powerful economy and a major contributor of the world's carbon dioxide, the withdrawal of United States is a damaging move in the wrong direction without a doubt. $2 Billion in support funding for developing countries to reach their goals will be missed The already struggling coal industry will not have a place at the table and will not have subsidies to help curb toxic emissions.  As these and other impacts unravel, we can and must do what is in our power to ambitiously seize every opportunity to achieve our goals by thinking globally and acting locally. Today's New York Times article describes  powerful commitments from across the United States that will be the silver lining to this terrible decision.

As mentioned above and in the PSR Philadelphia Climate Change Fact Series - Fact 15 and 16, the Paris Agreement is well-designed and avoids some of the typical pitfalls of in international agreements, where it is too often a case of the tragedy of the commons. It is both scientifically and politically possible for each of us to contribute meaningfully toward the ultimate success of the Paris Agreement.

At PSR Philadelphia  we will continue to organize medical professionals to address climate change, including the dangerous health impacts of the fracking industry's methane emissions. We ask you to join our efforts. Demonstrate your commitment to nurture and protect public health and peace.

Thank you always for all of your support!


PSR Philadelphia


Saturday, June 3, 2017
is hosting a  free  physician training,  approved for  CME   credit
by the Perelman School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education,  in physical and psychiatric evaluations for Asylum Seekers.  
Monday and Tuesday, June 12-13, 2017

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) will host the Climate Change, Health, and Nursing: A Call to Action conference at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies in Washington, DC. See the registration page to view the full list of speakers and event details, as well as to register for the event.

Change of Date
Friday June 16, 2017
Workshop on the Health Impacts of Air Quality 
On Communities in the Vicinity of Philadelphia's Refineries
Featuring the community perspectives and the research of
Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens, Dr. Marilyn Howarth 
and Dr. Peter DeCarlo 
South Philadelphia Health and Literacy Center 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
1700 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145-2392

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