Sojourners: How Climate Change Is Making Americans Poorer

Aug 3, 2017 | In the News, IPL News Highlights, National Press Clips, What's New

By Susan Stephenson | 8-03-2017

The impacts of climate change are as visible as they are tragic. Sea levels are rising, millions of people have been displaced, and extreme heat and drought is creating famine conditions in East Africa. If emissions are not rapidly curtailed, global warming threatens disruptive change both for the planet and human civilization. At the same time, economic inequality is reaching levels unseen since the French revolution.

Both of these forces seem to offend cherished American values like equal opportunity, unspoiled natural resources, and the ability to create a better life for our children. They also contradict strongly held religious values like stewardship of creation, social justice, and peace. Read More

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