(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave an address to the Ghanaian Parliament on Wednesday where she declared the “climate crisis” the “existential threat of our time” and said we have “a moral responsibility to be good stewards” of a planet that is “God’s creation.”
"To fully achieve environmental justice, we must combat the climate crisis---which is the existential threat of our time,” Pelosi said.
“And it is a moral decision,” Pelosi said. “If you believe, as I do, and I believe the speaker does, that this planet is God’s creation, and we have a moral responsibility to be good stewards of it, then we have to protect the planet.
Here is an excerpt from Pelosi’s speech to the Ghanaian Parliament where she talked about the need to combat climate change:
To fully achieve environmental justice, we must combat the climate crisis – which is the existential threat of our time.
America applauds Ghana’s leadership in this fight: a commitment that is enshrined in your Constitution, which pledges – and is really a model to the world – ‘to protect and safeguard the national environment for posterity and… [protect] the wider international environment for mankind.’
Thank you for that.
We salute your leadership in the Paris Climate Accord, and the work you have done to put fewer emissions, increase use of renewables and advance climate resilience in your own communities. The House of Representatives salutes you for that.
And we, and the American people, are with you and remain committed to honoring that, our own obligation in that regard for the children. For the children. It is always for the children.
Advancing the climate crisis, addressing that challenge, is a public health issue. It is a decision for clean air and clean water and public health.
It is an economic decision for the creation of green, good-paying jobs. It is a security decision to combat drought, floods, famine, rising sea levels, which cause competition for resources and migration challenges, which do so as well.
And it is a moral decision. If you believe, as I do, and I believe the Speaker does, that this planet is God’s creation, and we have a moral responsibility to be good stewards of it, then we have to protect the planet.
But even if you do not share that view, we all know that we have a moral responsibility to future generations to pass the planet forward in a responsible way.
We look forward to working with you closely on that. We thank you for your leadership. We can learn a lot from Ghana in this regard.