Wisconsin Medical Society: Climate Change Position Resolution
The Wisconsin Medical Society endorses the following scientific consensus and findings of the 5th Assessment Report of the UN IPCC:
- Anthropogenic warming of the climate should be kept to a maximum of 1.5°C/ 2.7°F relative to pre-industrial levels.
- Relative to 2010 levels, global carbon emissions must decrease 45% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 to stay under that limit; and be it further
RESOLVED, The Wisconsin Medical Society will advocate for equitable policies to limit warming to IPCC recommended 1.5°C/ 2.7°, including:
- Carbon pricing; performance standards; funding for research and development of key carbon reduction measures; and increased funding for mass transit and active transportation.
- Phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies; and be it further
RESOLVED, The Wisconsin Medical Society will advocate for policies which assist communities and health systems to adapt to the health impacts of climate change, focusing on those most vulnerable.