The climate emergency poses an existential threat to our survival. Already, millions have been displaced by fires, floods, and superstorms that disproportionately impact people living in poverty and marginalized people around the world. It's threatening food supplies, drying up drinking water, and destroying parts of nature that we simply can’t rebuild, like our oceans.
But there is still reason to hope. Experts believe we can keep our planet survivable if we prevent the earth from warming beyond 1.5°C. To pull it off, world leaders need to drastically cut the emissions that cause global warming and to protect parts of the environment like forests and sea ice that naturally trap harmful pollutants.
Within days of taking office, President Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement and pledged to cancel the Keystone Pipeline. This is the beginning of a new dawn for a protected planet and a secure future. But, there is still a lot of work ahead of us to halt climate change and make sure people living in poverty can overcome its consequences.
We know world leaders are more likely to act when they hear from us, Global Citizens — sign now to tell leaders everywhere to cut their emissions and help set us down a path to survival.