OCTOBER 23

Donald Trump has failed to be a good steward of God’s creation. He has distorted and downplayed climate change

As Christians, we believe that God has entrusted humanity with the stewardship of the Earth. Rather than address environmental issues like climate change and position America as a leader in addressing them, President Trump forfeited American leadership and made us less safe.

Trump's Record

Religious criticism of Trump’s record on climate change

“During an initially awkward meeting in Vatican City, Francis presented President Trump with a signed copy of “Laudato Si” — the pontiff’s 192-page work calling for a new partnership between science and religion to combat human-driven climate change. In doing so, the pope seemed to make a clear statement to a president who once called climate change a Chinese plot and is on the cusp of deciding whether to honor the Paris agreement on addressing global warming.”

“Pope Francis presents Trump with a ‘politically loaded gift’: His encyclical on Climate Change”, New York Times, May 24, 2017


Religious criticism of Trump’s record on climate change

“During an initially awkward meeting in Vatican City, Francis presented President Trump with a signed copy of “Laudato Si” — the pontiff’s 192-page work calling for a new partnership between science and religion to combat human-driven climate change. In doing so, the pope seemed to make a clear statement to a president who once called climate change a Chinese plot and is on the cusp of deciding whether to honor the Paris agreement on addressing global warming.”

“Pope Francis presents Trump with a ‘politically loaded gift’: His encyclical on Climate Change”, New York Times, May 24, 2017


“President Trump's decision will harm the people of the United States and the world, especially the poorest, most vulnerable communities. The impacts of climate change are already being experienced in sea level rise, glacial melts, intensified storms, and more frequent droughts. I can only hope that the President will propose concrete ways to address global climate change and promote environmental stewardship."

“U.S. Bishops Chairman Regrets the President’s Withdrawal From The Paris Agreement”, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, June 1, 2017


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