2016 was the hottest year in history. From record heat and extreme floods and droughts, to stronger and more frequent storms, climate impacts continue to devastate the livelihoods of communities all around the world, disproportionately threatening those who have done the least to contribute to the crisis. All of this is happening at a pace and magnitude far beyond previous scientific predictions.
We know who is responsible: in the last half century the fossil fuel industry has been knowingly perpetuating the climate crisis. Fossil fuel companies have spent decades funding climate denial front groups and orchestrating a deception campaign to block climate action. It is continued investments in the fossil fuel industry that fund climate impacts.
That’s why our governments, universities, religious organizations, cultural institutions, individuals, and more, must continue to divest and cut ties with this rogue industry in order to curb the worst impacts of climate change. We must use every tool in our arsenal to act on the climate crisis.
Climate impacts are taking us into uncharted territory and climate action by governments is not happening quickly enough to ensure we avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Divestment is a concrete way to expedite the response and actively build the world we need where people and planet are safeguarded.
This is why we need you to join the growing divestment movement as thousands come together on May 5-13 for Global Divestment Mobilization to take action and demand institutions and individuals do what is necessary for climate action by divesting from fossil fuels.
During the Global Divestment Mobilization we will directly challenge the social license of the fossil fuel industry and break the climate deadlock before it’s too late. Together, we will begin to make fossil fuels history.