New Report Shows Increased Heat Deaths from Global Warming

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New Report Shows Increased Heat Deaths from Global Warming
Dear James M,
 
A report released today by the National Environmental Trust, Clear the
Air, U.S. PIRG and Physicians for Social Responsibility demonstrates
increased heat deaths because of global warming.  As temperatures
increase, the intensity and duration of heat waves and heat related
events also should increase putting more and more Americans at risk.
 
"Several years ago PSR produced ‘Death by Degrees,’
which looked at the various health impacts of global warming.  At
that time we noted that a marked increase in deaths related to
increased temperatures was likely to result, and this report backs
that up.  The medical and public health communities are concerned
about all the health risks associated with global warming, and we call
on Congress and the president to act now to minimize these
catastrophic results," said Dr. Michael McCally, executive
director for Physicians for Social Responsibility.
 
The ‘Death by Degrees’ report noted that the poor,
elderly, young and those with compromised immune systems will be the
most affected by heat related events.  Heat stroke can cause
death immediately or can lead to complications that cause organ
failure in the victim.
 
The latest report on heat mortality was prepared after modeling was
conducted by Dr. Larry Kalkstein and Dr. Scott Greene.  The two
were commissioned by National Environmental Trust to consider the
impacts of heat waves and heat related events created by global
warming. To read the report click here. To view supplementary tables
with additional data on projected heat-related deaths,
 
 
click here.
 
 
PSR is working with other organizations for the passage of mandatory
controls on greenhouse gas emissions.  A 20% reduction in these
emissions is necessary by 2020 with an 80% reduction by mid-century in
order to slow, stop and reverse global warming and its catastrophic
consequences.
 
For more information about the report or the work of PSR please
contact Will Callaway at 202-667-4260 or wcallaway@psr.org.
 
 
 
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