Stand with Pope Francis to help combat climate change

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Climate change changes lives. In the poorest and most vulnerable places around the world, rising sea levels, merciless droughts, and torrential storms and flooding are threatening lives and livelihoods. As the international relief and development agency of the Catholic community in the U.S., Catholic Relief Services and our Church partners worldwide witness firsthand the life- altering effects of climate change on the people least responsible for it, least equipped to deal with it – and unable to escape it. We are doing our best to help, but the real power is helping to curb climate change altogether.

Echoing Pope Francis, the Catholic Bishops of the United States have spoken out strongly for the urgent need to respond to climate change. Now is the time for action. Tell President Obama that you stand united with Pope Francis: that it is our moral obligation as the world’s most powerful country to act now, with courage and conviction.

Urge President Obama to demonstrate strong U.S. leadership during COP21 so that the world can agree on how to tackle the climate change threatening the lives of so many of our brothers and sisters. Ask for robust U.S. contributions to the Green Climate Fund so that poor countries can better respond to the challenges of climate change and protect their citizens.

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