I would highly recommend this documentary!
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Susan Geraghty, Associate, St. Hilary, Tiburon
On September 30th, 2019 Sister Dolores Maguire CHF organized the viewing of the Documentary “Paris to Pittsburgh” at St. Hilary Parish, Northern California. The audience included St. Hilary parishioners, along with people from the United Church of Christ and the Episcopal Church of Sausalito.
The Paris Agreement on Climate Change was signed by 196 countries in 2016 and agreed to a global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
President Trump withdrew the US from the Paris Agreement. This video shows how the Mayor of Pittsburgh responded when Trump invoked his city in a speech on why he had withdrawn from the Paris Agreement. Because of Trump’s false narrative, the Pittsburgh mayor decided that his city would still abide by the terms of the Paris Agreement even though the federal government rejected it! Other mayors and governors followed suit and so even without the federal government being a leader on this issue, the people in power at lower levels are making positive moves towards reducing green gas emissions and abiding by the Paris Agreement.