The summer of 2021 was the hottest on record, and The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that if we do not act quickly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the future will only be hotter. Yet President Biden is denying science and claiming that the recent IPCC reports do not provide enough evidence to end offshore drilling.
Sign now to demand that President Biden uphold his promise to lead the world in addressing climate change by halting offshore drilling!
Even though less than 5% of the world's population lives within U.S. borders, the United States has contributed more to climate change than almost any other country in the world. Despite this, research shows that the worst consequences of a warming planet will be felt by the world's poorest and most vulnerable in the Global South - those that have contributed virtually no greenhouse gases in comparison. The UN recently declared that this injustice could create a "climate apartheid" that pushes the planet's most marginalized people even deeper into poverty.
Beyond human impacts, we know that a warming climate has devastating impacts on ecosystems around the world. Science shows that we are on the verge of a sixth mass extinction event. Climate inaction is an injustice - not just to the people around the world who will suffer the worst of its effects - but to tens of millions of plants and animals that are now at risk, too!
The science is clear - we must act quickly and dramatically. It is up to us to put pressure on President Biden and say: climate inaction is a death sentence! Stop offshore drilling today!