The U.S.scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science and issues affecting our quality of life. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the world in vehement denial of these dangers.
Climate change has the potential to cause widespread injuries and death related to natural disasters, displacement, heat-related illnesses, malnutrition, and air and water pollution. PSR-LA co-organized a symposium on April 30th, 2010 titled, Los Angeles Health and Climate: Advancing healthy and resilient communities in a changing environment.
UCLA’s Institute of the Environment Chair, Glen MacDonald, will explore what scientifically known and what is predicted regarding increases in greenhouse gases and associated climate change. Drought and impacted communities in Southern California will be discussed.
Green union jobs can help rebuild our communities, and the time is now! This month, President Obama held a Jobs Summit in DC to discuss the potential for job creation in this economic crisis. Sign the petition to show your support for good green jobs solutions in Los Angeles.