The House of Representatives officially announced the membership of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on Monday, March 4. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) will act as its chair, with Rep. Garret Graves (LA-06) as its ranking member.
Join us on April 10 the next event in our Quaker Change Maker Series featuring Emily Wirzba and Milo Keller from FCNL's Sustainable Energy and Environment team. Hear stories of Friends’ faith in action as we are called to be wise stewards of what God has provided.
In 2018, two major climate change reports were released that have shifted both our understanding of the catastrophic current and future impacts of climate change as well as the timeline we must operate under to avoid the worst effects. These were the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees C Special Report, and the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA) Volume II.
On February 7, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) and Sen. Ed Markey (MA) released their resolution, “Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.” While a “Green New Deal” has meant many different things to different people, this is the first time the idea has been formally introduced in Congress and fleshed out.
On February 6, FCNL joined 25 other national religious organizations, representing nearly 50 million people of faith, in sending a letter to Congress on the climate crisis. The letter urged members of Congress to set aside their political differences and work to address climate change.
The science is clear: climate change is real, is worsened by human activity, and will continue to harm our communities without significant action. Congress has a moral obligation to protect vulnerable communities and seriously address climate change in a bipartisan fashion.