Never has the climate movement been more powerful. The use of coal, the dirtiest of all fossil fuels, reached an all-time low in 2019. People everywhere are rethinking how they eat, travel, shop, and grow food. Many governments are moving to 100% renewable energy. So many companies are realising they have to act too.
Now? We need more of this. And we must go further. Much further. Around the world, millions of people have taken to the streets to demand climate action. As their growing numbers show, it’s time to change the system itself.
It’s an emergency. Every day counts.
Too many powerful individuals and companies are still blocking climate action. Many get richer as a result. Powerful governments too are still not doing enough. Many pretend to act, while giving billions away to fossil fuel companies. All while our planet burns.
What will we do?
In 2020, we’re building a global community of #ClimateChangers. We will be the change we want to see in the world. We will stand with the people on the frontline of climate chaos. And together, we will take on those who cause such damage and drive such suffering. Now is our time to rise up.
We can all be #ClimateChangers. Part of a movement rooted in solidarity, that leaves no one behind. Knowing our true power as individuals – and as one. United as school strikers and scientists, as farmers and teachers, as entrepreneurs and poets – wherever we’re from, whatever our background.
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