There is high speculation that Senate leaders will make a push on climate change and energy legislation, perhaps soon to avoid political posturing before campaigning for November elections is in full force. The USCCB recently sent out an action alert, reminding us that climate change is at the center of the environmental challenges facing our nation and the world:
"Our response to global climate change raises fundamental questions of morality and justice,fairness andshared sacrifice.People living in poverty - both at home and abroad - contribute least to climatechange but they are likely to suffer its worst consequences with few resources to adapt and respond."
The impacts of climate change -- increased temperatures, rising sea levels,and changes in rainfall that contribute to more frequent and severe floods and droughts -- are making the lives of the world's poorest even more precarious
ACTION NEEDED: The National Catholic Rural Life Conference has an advocacy and action link on their website. Click on the link below and see how you can take action to urge greater U.S. leadership to address climate change, especially its disproportionate impact on poor and vulnerable people here and abroad.