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Climate Protest

See the climate and health equity policy platform endorsed by over 150 medical and health organizations. 

Read our report on how climate change harms the health of Wisconsinites and how action could improve well-being locally and immediately. 

We are a community of health professionals who care deeply about each other, our patients, and our communities. Join us for additional on the ground networking and action. 

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Call for a Healthy MKE

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Policy Agenda

Policy Agenda

Robust, preventive actions are the best and least expensive way to save lives and protect Wisconsin communities; they keep problems from getting worse, and they rapidly produce health and economic benefits. Over 150 major U.S. health and medical organizations have endorsed a blueprint for a transformative policy action agenda – that puts health and equity at the center of guiding us to build a better future.

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Harms for rural and urban Wisconsinites include heat, dangerous weather events, infectious diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks, illnesses from contaminated food and water, and mental health problems. For decades, the leading causes of death and disability in our state have been chronic diseases and injuries, caused by the same systems that are primarily responsible for climate change and air pollution – transportation and land use, energy, and food and agriculture systems. That’s why health experts see climate solutions as health solutions.

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We are a community of health professionals who care deeply about each other, our patients, and our communities. We rely on science to understand the choices before us, and our values of compassion, justice, and transformation to navigate forward together.

Citations

  1. Lynas, M., Houlton, B. Z., & Perry, S. (2021). Greater than 99% consensus on human caused climate change in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. Environmental Research Letters, 16(11), 114005.

  2. Marlon, J., Neyens, L., Jefferson, M., Howe, P., Mildenberger, M., & Leiserowitz, A. (2022). Yale Climate Opinion Maps 2021. Yale. https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/visualizations-data/ycom-us/

  3. Tyson, A., & Kennedy, B. (2020) Two-Thirds of Americans Think the Government Should Do More on Climate. Pew Research Center. https://www.pewresearch.org/science/2020/06/23/two-thirds-of-americans-think-government-should-do-more-on-climate/

  4. Wisconsin’s changing climate: Impacts and solutions for a warmer climate. (2021). Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts. Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, Wisconsin. https://wicci.wisc.edu/2021-assessment-report/full-report/

  5. Abel, D., & Spear, K. (2019). Wisconsin Opportunity in Domestic Energy Production: The Economic. COWS. UW-Madison. https://highroad.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1368/2020/04/2019-Wisconsin-Opportunity-in-Domestic-Energy-Production-The-Economic-and-Health-Benefits-of-100-In-State-Energy-Production.pdf

  6. WHO. (n.d). How Air Pollution is Destroying Our Health. World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/news-room/spotlight/how-air-pollution-is-destroying-our-health.

  7. Patz, J.A., Lois, A.N., Clifford, S., Brossard, D., Maibach, E. (2020). Medical Alert! Climate Change is Harming our Health in Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin-Madison. https://ghi.wisc.edu/health-climate-cities/

  8. U.S. Call to Action on Climate, Health, and Equity: A Policy Action Agenda. https://climatehealthaction.org/cta/climate-health-equity-policy/

  9. American Nurses Association. (2023). Nurse’s role in addressing global climate change, climate justice, and health [position statement]. https://www.nursingworld.org/~4a64ad/globalassets/practiceandpolicy/nursing-excellence/ana-position-statements/social-causes-and-health-care/nursesroleinaddressingglobalclimatechangeclimatejusticeandhealth_bod-approved.pdf

  10. American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2021). The essentials: Core competencies for professional nursing education. https://www.aacnnursing.org/Portals/0/PDFs/Publications/Essentials-2021.pdf 

  11. Perera, F., & Nadeau, K. (2022). Climate change, fossil-fuel pollution, and children’s health. New England Journal of Medicine, 386(24), 2303-2314.

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