Climate change is creating more frequent and intense storms, prolonging droughts, food and water shortages and reducing crop yields. Its harmful consequences disproportionately impact impoverished communities. Many in our own community are reeling from disaster to disaster, with little time to recover or adapt. Climate change threatens to magnify desperation and suffering and increase instability and unrest.
Today, the United States stands alone as the only country in the world to reject the Paris climate agreement. The Administration’s decision to withdraw is also out of step with what a majority of Americans want. It is now more important than ever for us to show that we are committed to caring for God’s creation and about the devastating impact that climate change is having on vulnerable and at-risk communities, at home and overseas.
Over the next month, Congress will be deciding how to fund the federal government, including funding for programs such as the U.N’s climate program.
Contact your Member of Congress and urge them to protect Creation by advocating for continued U.S. funding for climate funding and overseas aid.