The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has put out an “action alert” that is asking for all Catholics in the United States to contact their government leaders to try and reverse the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. The alert from the bishops says:
In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis wrote that “a global consensus is essential” for protecting the environment and life on earth. The Paris Agreement signifies international recognition that climate change imperils the entire human race. Poor and vulnerable communities in the U.S. and around the world are already suffering from natural disasters, storms, droughts, conflict, diseases, and food scarcities.
Climate change is one of the principal challenges of our time and U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is a critical step in the wrong direction. Please urge your government leaders to stand up for life and oppose U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement!
You can find the full text of the action alert on the USCCB site at https://tinyurl.com/paris-alert. On this page, you will find links to contact your congressional representatives. I would also encourage you to contact President Trump directly at https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact.
Working together, we can help take care of our common home.