Our climate is in crisis. Scientists are shouting an urgent warning: we have little more than a decade to take bold, ambitious action to transition our economy off of coal, oil, and gas, and onto safe and green renewable energy. Shifting to cleaner, locally-run energy will not only slow the tide of climate catastrophe, it’ll create millions of new jobs that sustain families while protecting community health.
For the last decade, many elected leaders and corporations have claimed to care about our future, but have done little more than say they believe climate change is real. Those talking points don’t cut it anymore.
It’s time to put people above the fossil fuel industry and truly act on climate.
With enough pressure, we can push leaders to start responsibly phasing out coal, oil, and gas while prioritizing support for disadvantaged communities and workers most affected by moving to a safer, more caring economy. Together we can also make sure that communities impacted by extreme climate impacts will have everything they need to recover in a way that supports sustainable and liveable communities, and holds fossil fuel executives accountable. True climate action also means that giant multinational corporations like Amazon need to invest in locally-run renewable energy to power their operations instead of dirty, dangerous energy production.
We deserve a world where everyone can thrive without worrying about their health, finances, or pollution.
Our climate is in crisis. Scientists are shouting an urgent warning: we have a little more than a decade to take bold, ambitious action to transition our economy off of fossil fuels and onto clean, renewable energy. True climate leadership means taking bold, ambitious action. January 20, 2021 must be the first day of a new revolution against the fossil fuel industry.
Melinda Tillies lives in Youngsville, Louisiana. After purchasing her dream home in 2017, Energy Transfer Partners is uprooting her home with the construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline project, the last section of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Those from impacted communities, like Melinda, are fighting back — this time ETP won’t get away with its dirty tricks.
Joe Biden openly calls on the Democratic National Committee to host a climate debate. And, for those keeping track at home, there are 21 presidential hopefuls who have already endorsed the idea.