Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement
April 18, 2019
This Earth Day, Urge Leaders to Avoid Climate Catastrophe
Two recent scientific reports — one from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and more recently, the United States government’s own Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA) — reveal the scope of the serious and widespread impacts we are already feeling from global climate change. These important studies reinforce the risks climate change poses to our planet. They also reveal that some of the most severe effects will come sooner than expected — unless we accelerate phasing out fossil fuels, drastically reduce our carbon emissions and transition to cleaner, smarter energy right now.
The worst effects of climate change can still be avoided if we compel local and national leaders to step up and act. As we approach Earth Day, click here to send a message to the president, your senators, representative, governor, state legislators, Energy Secretary Perry and EPA Administrator Wheeler urging an end to climate denial and bold action to address the problem.