I Am Climate Change
Global warming—a gradual rising of the earth’s temperature caused by increasing amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere—is already transforming our planet. In 2012, the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases had increased by 50 percent over 1990 levels.1 The failure to address climate change will cause a continued rise in temperature with devastating effects, including the loss of crops, reduced availability of water and catastrophic storms.2
While poor and vulnerable people in developing countries have contributed the least to the problem, they’re hit the hardest. It’s essential that wealthier nations help people in the developing world adapt. A leader in climate change adaptation, CRS is providing small farmers and poor communities with strategic ways to deal with climate change. We also have an opportunity to urge policy and decision-makers to institute policies that reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. We can work together to achieve a just and sustainable future for all people, and for our entire planet.
1Quirin Schiermeier, “The Kyoto Protocol: Hot Air,” Nature 491, no. 7426 (2012), 656.
2 IPCC, Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report; Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Geneva: IPCC, 2014), 6–19.
Cabrini has created a simulation to show what effects the choices made in first world countries have on third world countries in order to advocate and spread awareness about the growing issue of Climate Change. Use their materials and information to host this on your campus!
Organize your campus to respond to the pressing issue of climate change with this Solidarity Vigil entitled "Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor." Include prayer, education, stories from around the world and advocacy, all in one event.
Turn your passion into action by urging Congress to protect the people impacted by climate change and institute policies that lead to a low carbon economy. It’s a quick and easy way to ensure your voice is heard.
Organize your campus to respond to the pressing issue of climate change with an Earth Day rally. Include prayer, education, advocacy, and fun, all in one event. Or, use the ideas to incorporate into an already-planned Earth Day event on campus.
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A great summary of the campaign and three issue areas. This can be distributed to others on campus.
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