Many dystopian novels tell tragic stories of a post-apocalyptic future. Authors create worlds with mega-droughts that decimate crops, heat waves that leave entire nations uninhabitable, and smog so thick that you can barely breathe outside.
But the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report
is not a fictional story: it's reality.
And if our leaders don't take action on the climate crisis immediately, that grim future is all but certain.Sign now to tell the Biden Administration: save our planet, commit to climate leadership!
Pleas made to stop climate change often invoke protecting our grandchildren. Of course it is crucial to save the planet for future generations, but these statements ignore the fact that climate chaos is already here. In fact, the world is likely going to pass a very dangerous temperature threshold within the next decade, according to the newest IPCC report.
This is already hurting wildlife and marine life as they die off in record numbers from habitat devastation, migrational changes, and food depletion. We are currently standing at the start of the world's Sixth Mass Extinction event. This is also hurting human health, with rapid increases in wild and destructive weather events, as well as droughts, famine, and even pandemic-level illnesses. This will also hurt human rights and refugees as vast areas of the planet become less habitable.
The U.S. must set an example for other global leaders and push us into true climate action. The government must reject fossil fuels, invest in clean energy, and promote sustainability in every part of our economy. Sign the petition now to tell U.S. President Joe Biden: live up to your campaign promises! Commit to making the U.S. a climate leader now!