Maryland’s Catholics Say Climate is a Health Risk to their Communities and Support State Climate and Energy Policies: September 2015

On September 22, Pope Francis flew into Maryland’s Andrews Air Force Base for a 3-day visit to Washington, D.C., marked by his address to the U.S. Congress and a public rally in support of his June encyclical on the environment. The same week, George Mason University and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released the first results of a spring 2015 survey of Marylanders on public health, energy and the environment. A majority of Maryland’s Catholics said that climate change is happening, will harm the health of their communities, and support state and local climate and energy policies. Moreover, they said they were already performing many pro-environmental behaviors in their own homes. Download the Report Here.

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