Help People Facing Climate Change.
Climate change changes everything.
Emissions are expected to fuel the Earth’s surface temperature to rise dangerously throughout this century. Crippling heat waves are predicted to occur more often and last longer. Extreme precipitation events will grow more intense and frequent. The ocean will continue to warm and acidify, the global mean sea level will rise – and 3 billion more lives will be at grave risk.
Climate change and poverty are closely intertwined. The people who suffer most from the disruption of natural systems are our brothers and sisters living in the poorest countries. Facing the loss of crops, livestock and income, their already fragile lives are upturned by malnutrition, disease and death.
Climate change is changing our response
Pope Francis calls on us to care for the gift of God’s Creation. The Church answers as soon as disaster hits, delivering food, shelter and medicine on the ground. But we also look ahead, working tirelessly with communities to support their efforts to adapt to new realities and face the future with greater resilience.
Climate change is changing our shared responsibility
As Catholics and Americans, it’s time to address global warming and poverty. Together, let’s take concrete actions that could stop this disastrous trajectory and achieve lasting results. Urge your legislators to oppose the Administration’s proposed cuts to foreign aid. It’s only 1% of our nation’s budget, yet it does a world of good. The Green Climate Fund and critical programs addressing the impact of climate change on the poor are supported by foreign aid. The proposed cuts would impair the ability of the most vulnerable to prepare for the challenges of climate change.