Yesterday’s IPCC report was very clear: we aren’t doing nearly enough to slow climate change. This is all the more frustrating as the report points out that we can do so much! We have the technology to save ourselves.
The only thing stopping us is greed. Pure and simple.
The IPCC clearly names fossil fuels as the #1 driver of climate change. We are running out of time. We must stop fossil fuel expansion. We must transition QUICKLY to renewable energy. President Biden needs to declare a climate emergency to prevent irreversible harm and mass suffering. Then he needs to use the Defense Production Act to build the green infrastructure we need—and create loads of jobs— fast.
I am asking you, as my elected representative, to prioritize the climate emergency. Push the President towards aggressive action. Hold oil and gas companies accountable for their reckless profiteering. And for God’s sake work to pass legislation to speed the transition along. Your children and grandchildren will thank you, and so will your constituents.
▶ First sent on April 5, 2022 by Jess Craven