Climate Change

Here are some facts to support your understanding of issues around climate change:

  • More than 97% of climate scientists agree that climate change is real, and burning of fossil fuels is a major cause.
  • We recognize that, while our individual efforts are important, we cannot rely on personal choice to halt climate change. National legislation is needed.
  • Economic studies have shown that pricing carbon will stimulate the economy when the revenues from the fees or taxes are returned to households.
  • Global warming increases immigration as increasing water levels and drought cause people to move.
  • Reducing air pollution saves lives.

UU’s believe in caring for our planet Earth and every living thing that shares it with us.

— from the children’s version of the UU 7th principle

What you can do:

  • Educate yourself on the Carbon Fee and Dividend.
    https://citizensclimatelobby.org/basics-carbon-fee-dividend/
  • Stay informed of upcoming legislation
  • Write to National legislators
  • Tell your friends that the time to act is now
  • Attend the Climate March, April 29, in Wilmington, CA
  • Join a local environmental group: 350.org, eycej.org, or Citizens Climate Lobby

Global warming is no longer a philosophical threat, no longer a future threat, no longer a threat at all. It’s our reality.

— Bill McKibben, Co-founder of 350.org

Important links that can help you be informed:

Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) http://www.uua.org/environment

Coalition of UU’s and other faiths working on climate change
http://www.commit2respond.org

The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends
http://www.clcouncil.org