Wednesday 06 April 2016 at 18:12In Two Weeks...
Six feet. That’s what scientists reported last week as the likely sea level rise in the next 85 years if we don’t check the current levels of runaway climate change. Under this scenario, “the 22nd century would be the century of hell,” said one respected scientist.
In two weeks time - on April 22 - world leaders have been invited to the UN in New York to sign the Paris Climate Agreement. Experts worldwide recognize that this agreement is a good start - but that far stronger commitments are needed.
Some countries, sensing the urgency, have already started signing. Fiji, Palau and the Marshall Islands, 3 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, have been joined by the big emitters US and China.
We need every country to sign, ratify and put the Agreement into action - and then get back to work and commit to bolder action that will truly solve the climate crisis.
Urge world leaders to sign the the Paris Agreement and commit to further action.
On April 18, just a few days before the UN ceremony, we will hand over a historic climate statement signed by over 100 high-level faith leaders from around the world. The statement calls on countries to sign & ratify the Paris Agreement, and to commit to further action.
It’s one of the most religiously diverse collection of signers ever for a climate statement.
Thousands of others have added their names, representing congregations and people of diverse faiths from across the globe. People just like you and me. Click here to join faith leaders and sign the statement.
Together our voices carry moral power and influence. Our leaders need to feel that power now. The Paris Agreement represented a good first step. Let’s send the message that the next step forward can’t come soon enough.
The age of fossil fuels can and must come to an end if we are to protect the vulnerable. We have the power. In 2 weeks we have the moment. Let’s make it happen.
Yours in faith,
Rev. Fletcher Harper