Climate change can be a difficult subject to wrestle with. It threatens to have a profound negative impact on all of God’s creation, and yet our society often seems incapable of weaning ourselves off ofthe fossil fuels that are driving it. Of particular concern is the disproportionate effect on those living in poverty and in the least developed countries, the elderly and children, and those least responsible for the emissions of greenhouse gases.
In 2018, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church-USA recognized that our mandate to care for God’s creation extends beyond being good stewards as individuals, and calls us to advocate for policy changes at the national and international level that will promote a transition to sustainable sources of energy. Fortunately, we are not alone in this struggle. People all across the political spectrum are recognizing the urgency of the situation and the need to work toward solutions.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby, www.citizensclimatelobby.org, is a non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to building the political will for climate-change solutions. It promotes a carbon fee and divi- dend approach, which is recognized by PC-(USA) as an effective and socially just way of accelerating the transition to a clean-energy economy.
Come join us on April 26 for an Earth Day edition of Adult Education, with guest speaker Cliff Strawich of CCL, where we’ll discuss:
- The potential impact of climate change and why we must act now.
- Individual actions you can take to reduce your carbon footprint.
- CCL’s solution to fight climate change, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.
- How we as individuals and as a church can find our voices and advocate for climate justice.