Climate impacts are around us every day.
Devastating floods, super-charged hurricanes, massive icebergs breaking off, methane sink
holes bubbling open.
Our climate crisis is here, now.
Finally, after decades of talk, the world agreed in Paris to hold global warming to
well below 2 degrees Celsius, and aiming for 1.5 degrees.
So what does keeping global warming to this Paris goal really mean?
Scientists say that to have a reasonable chance of staying below 2 degrees, we can only release
800 gigatons more CO2 into the atmosphere.
This is our carbon budget.
The biggest sources of carbon into the atmosphere, by far, are oil, gas, and coal.
So how much carbon is already in the pipeline?
Industry data tells us that currently operating wells and mines contain 942 gigatons.
So how much more new digging and drilling can we do?
In other words, if we want to save the climate, we must stop the expansion of the fossil fuel
The good news?
People all around the world are already stopping that industry.
They're demanding: No new pipelines in North America.
No coal mines in Australia.
No new fracking in the UK.
Each new fossil fuel project is now a frontline to fight climate change.
We can do this with a managed decline that ensures a smooth and just transition to a
safe energy economy.
We can protect workers, protect communities, and ramp up renewable energy as quickly as
we put an end to fossil fuels.
But first things first: The world is in a deep hole with climate, and when we find ourselves
in a hole, it's time to stop digging.
Join us to stop digging and start climbing towards the sun.