Tell your Senators: Don’t Leave Poor People Out of the Climate Bill!
With each hour that passes, climate change is making poor people's battle to survive more difficult. More extreme weather means flooding in the dry season, drought in the rainy season and incredible destruction when major storms, hurricanes, tsunamis and cyclones bear down on communities.
Right now, the US Senate is working on a plan to combat climate change - and that means the moment for action is NOW to make sure poor people are given the chance they deserve to build resilience to climate change and lift themselves out of poverty.
Take action today and tell your senator to stand up for the ability of the poor to be part of the solution.
I am writing to urge you to support meaningful international adaptation investments in the Senate climate and energy bill for the world's poorest people to build resilience to climate change. Since poor people have contributed least to the climate crisis but bear the largest burden, I believe the US has a responsibility to help these communities adapt to the effects of climate change. Around the world, people are ready and willing right now to be a part of the solution.
With each hour that passes, climate change is making poor people's battle to survive more difficult. Investments in proven, cost-effective adaptation strategies will reduce their vulnerability to the effects of climate change, while also helping to avoid global conflict and instability as people flee areas hit with climate-related disasters. If we don't act now, we will likely pay a far greater cost in the future - in dollars and lives.
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