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As Montana health professionals and health organizations, we work together because the climate crisis threatens the health and future of Montanans, including our communities, our resources, and animals. We declare our commitment to addressing climate change as a public health issue.
We accept climate change science and believe that the current disruption is human-caused, serious, occurring now, and requiring urgent action. The impacts on human, animal and environmental health are happening today and will increase into the future. To address these challenges, we advocate for healthy lifestyle changes and for a rapid transition to renewable energy and the cleaner air that will result. We recognize that many actions to improve human health also improve planetary health; the health of natural ecosystems on which humanity depends. We serve as messengers to our patients, colleagues, and communities about the myriad ways our health is affected by climate change.
Our most vulnerable — the unborn, children, pregnant women, and the elderly, as well as the economically disadvantaged, indigenous communities, and communities of color — are affected disproportionately. We seek climate and social justice in partnership with and on their behalf. We work to educate other professionals and communities; advocate on local, state, and national levels; and provide leadership in our state.
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