Thursday, July 23, 2015

Facing the Challenge of Climate Change: Some Quaker Responses

I was pleased that Pacific Yearly Meeting invited Jose Aguto of FCNL to speak at our Annual Session (see his call to action below).

The Annual Session also approved statements calling for action on the part of Friends to address the climate crisis, which you can find at the links below.

Here is some important climate crisis work that FCNL is doing:

Dear Anthony,
With record-breaking droughts, heat waves, blizzards and floods now the norm, it's clear that extreme weather is here to stay. Now is the time for Congress to work across party lines and help people and communities across America adapt to the new abnormal.
Minutes ago, Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ) introduced the PREPARE Act to help plan for and respond to extreme weather. Please urge your representative to support this critical bipartisan legislation.
We've long supported the PREPARE Act as an important starting point for address the damages people and communities across the nation are experiencing because of extreme weather events. And we know that many of these events are exacerbated or caused by climate disruption. The bill's focus on "extreme weather" can spark a much-needed bipartisan conversation and action in Congress on global warming, its consequences, and more solutions.
As the planet warms, more and more people will be impacted by extreme weather events. We together must prepare for it. Let us help Congress be a pivotal part of the solutions.
Jose Aguto
Legislative Secretary
Sustainable Energy & Environment

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