Lillian was crushed. All those past years of work and gains just washed down the drain. What would happen to the people in coastal areas, especially those in Louisiana whose island habitats were already eroding due to high water? What would the world be like for her own grandchildren when the average temperature rose worldwide? What if her grandkids will be living the southern U.S., which will be so hard hit?
But just recently she began to recover when learned that California had stepped forward to take the lead in America in support of the Paris Accord. She read that Washington State had committed immediately to act in concert with California, and many other states had come on board also.
“Why yes,” said her pastor. “Are you aware of Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change, ‘Laudato Si’?"
"I'll let you know."
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