On May 24, 2015, the Vatican finalized Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical, Laudato Si’. On May 24, 2017, Pope Francis will meet with President Trump at the Vatican. We expect that climate change will be a top item on the agenda.
Take action: Urge President Trump to honor the United States' commitment to the Paris climate agreement.
The future of U.S. participation in the landmark Paris climate agreement is in jeopardy. President Trump plans to make a decision on whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement after he returns from the Group of Seven Summit in Italy on May 26-27.
The president is continuing to hear from advisers on the pros and cons of the United States remaining in the global climate accord. The meeting between President Trump and Pope Francis could have a significant influence on President Trump’s decision.
Please send a message to President Trump to urge him to stay in the Paris climate agreement.
We already see the life-altering effects of climate change—melting polar ice caps are displacing critical polar bear habitat, extreme drought conditions from East Africa to California, loss of shorelines and islands from rising sea levels, and powerful superstorms. We know that the effects of climate change hurt the Earth and impoverished communities first and worst.
Pope Francis has called us to an “ecological conversion” to orient our hearts, practices, and politics to ensure that the Earth thrives for future generations of all species.
Pope Francis has also calls politicians to have the political courage to address climate change through an honest dialogue. Remind President Trump of this message ahead of his visit to the Vatican.
Photo: Signs in support of a global climate accord on the Eiffel Tower during the Paris Climate Talks, November 30 to December 12, 2015.