The Medical Alliance to Stop Global Warming
by Tova Fuller
The Medical Alliance to Stop Global Warming is a joint effort of Student Physicians for Social Responsibility (SPSR) and the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). This collaborative campaign is working with student leaders to bring the critical issue of global warming to medical schools around the nation and to encourage health professionals young and old to adopt energy-efficient lifestyles. Medical students and professionals can play an important role in the effort to fight global warming.
The Med Alliance is excited to be presenting this March both in India at the students’ portion of the 18th IPPNW World Congress and at AMSA’s Pre-Conference.
Download a tentative version of the presentation that will be given as part of a workshop below:
The Call To Action
Fighting global warming, ending our dependence on oil, and protecting public health. Scientific consensus in the international community recognizes the very real threat of a changing climate due to greenhouse gas emissions. Our pattern of fossil fuel consumption is not sustainable. Unchecked, global warming will lead to increased heat-related illness and death, more intense droughts, famine, floods and storms, increased pest and water borne diseases, increased respiratory and cardiovascular disease as a result of worsening air quality, and displace hundreds of thousands from their homes. We call on our elected officials to immediately implement mandatory national global warming emission reductions, utilizing the most efficient and cost effective means, to achieve greenhouse gas reductions in order to protect the health of the American people and our neighbors across the world.
Our Call to Action is an effort to let legislators know we care about our planet, and our health, and subsequently we need stronger emissions controls. We will be delivering this petition to key legislators and presidential hopefuls in April of 2008.
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