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.

"Everything is connected. Concern for the environment thus needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society.”

Pope Francis

Urge Our Nation to Care for our Common Home

If we don’t act now to help poor farmers adapt to climate change, we’ll see more hunger, malnutrition, and poverty around the world. This tragedy can be prevented, though. Urge your Representative to take steps to tackle the challenges of climate change by joining the Climate Solutions Caucus.

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STORIES OF POVERTY

Why we advocate with people living in poverty every day.

Poverty and Migration

Every minute, nearly 20 people are forcibly displaced by conflict, persecution, gang atrocities, drought, famine and disease. Dire situations across Africa, Asia, Central and South America drive innocent people to risk their lives and abandon all they have for unknown destinations and uncertain futures.

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POVERTY and HUNGER

One in nine people around the world do not have enough to eat. When people live in extreme poverty, are forced to flee their homes and livelihoods to escape violence, or endure increasing natural disasters due to a changing climate, hunger and malnutrition follow and quickly threaten health.

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Poverty and Climate Change

Climate change impacts the lives of those most vulnerable and living in poverty in many ways. The increased temperatures can lead to droughts and famines. Severe weather patterns like hurricanes and flooding are causing destruction in communities, and leading to hunger and malnutrition.

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