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At no time since we first celebrated Earth Day 50 years ago have we experienced such an environmental crisis as today. Climate change and the depletion of the Earth’s ecosystems are having a devastating impact on us all. Last year, we ended the hottest decade and second hottest year in modern history.

We will need to drastically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in order to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050.

FCNL is dedicated to convincing congress that it is important to develop solutions to the climate crisis.

Scientists in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that such a warming would result in extreme temperatures; increases in frequency, intensity and amount of heavy precipitation; and increase in intensity or frequency of droughts.

As people of faith, we understand­—as many indigenous peoples have long understood—that we are an integral part of nature. We need not look far to see how climate change is harming people and ravaging vulnerable communities.

You can read more of this article, and the rest of the March/April Washington Newsletter, below.