By Katie Preston and Catherine Thomasson
As Congress debates the allocation of $60 billion for Hurricane Sandy relief and discussions of the fiscal cliff continue, we can’t ignore a contributing factor to those and other costs in the U.S.: the climate cliff.
While most politicians shied away from talking about climate this year, the faith and medical communities have been forthright in identifying climate change as the health and financial burden it is — now and in the future.
Preston is a candidate for ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and director of Virginia Interfaith Power & Light. Thomasson is an internal medicine physician and executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility.