June 26, 2015
I am not a Catholic. However, I commend Pope Francis for recognizing global weather disruption as a moral issue. It is truly immoral that humankind would choose business as usual, sucking up every last drop of oil in order to enrich the rich and leaving a sadly degraded world behind, when a workable solution is within reach.
We, the people, must inform our representatives of this solution and convince them we want and demand action on this issue. That is why nearly 900 Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers went to Washington, D.C., this week.
Politicians need to know that carbon fee and dividend policies, like the one proposed by CCL, have been implemented successfully. In British Columbia, a similar policy not only reduced emissions, but created jobs, lowered income taxes and stimulated the economy.
Go to citizensclimatelobby.org to find out more, get involved, or tell your congressional representative that you support “carbon fee and dividend.” And don’t believe for one second you’re doing it to save plants and animals, our water supply, the oceans, the very earth we live on for the next generation — you’re doing it for all of us, those living today.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby,