Rekindling Action on Climate Change
May 24, 2012
The failure of comprehensive climate legislation three years ago has frustrated many as Congress has been virtually silent on one of the most serious problems our country faces today: the profound changes to the Earth's climate and our future because of human activity. Will you help us build support for the simple, moral proposition that extreme climate change is a threat to the health and welfare of the human race by asking Congress to lead us out of this impasse?
Next week, Rep. Jim Moran (VA) plans to introduce a resolution that acknowledges that human activity contributes to climate change, that its impacts will be harmful if those activities are unabated, and asks representatives to commit to discussing and considering solutions. Please ask your representative to become an original cosponsor of this resolution so that when it is introduced next week there are as many sponsors as possible.
This resolution is modest in scope but profound for advancing change. Today, in stark contrast to just three years ago, we hear conspicuous expressions of denial that the earth faces a climate crisis. We believe this impasse gives our nation's leaders an opening for dialogue about both the moral and scientific aspects of climate change. We at FCNL lend support for this resolution recognizing the challenge of engaging members of Congress and the public to acknowledge climate change and possible solutions. Our hope is to advance both the spiritual call of "seeking an earth restored" and the factual premise of the scientific community's near-consensus that extreme climate change is a threat to human health and future generations.
As this whirlwind of an election year continues, FCNL sees the resolution as a way to open new conversations by providing concerned people in this country with an opportunity to talk with others about these important issues. Please encourage your representative to support this resolution today.
Thank you for your advocacy. You can see more resources on our website, including the full text of the resolution, a fact sheet about it, and an explanation of its significance by our environmental lobbyist, Jose Aguto.
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