With the climate crisis intensifying, we all need to take a stand to oppose dirty energy and support clean energy alternatives. One of the most powerful actions we can take is divesting from fossil fuels and reinvesting those funds in renewable and clean.
The time for action has never been more urgent. According to NASA, the past nine years have been the warmest since modern record-keeping began in 1880. Shrinking glaciers, droughts, rising seas, heat waves—we have more than enough evidence to compel us to act personally and collectively.
The 2023 Synthesis Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change delivered a "final warning" on the climate crisis, as rising greenhouse gas emissions push the world to the brink of irrevocable damage that only swift and drastic action can avert. While the report identifies dire conditions globally, there is still time to act to avoid the worst outcomes. We need to keep the vast majority of remaining fossil fuels in the ground.
The Divest-Invest climate movement is an increasingly powerful force to help achieve the goal of a global clean energy economy. Individuals and institutions—including foundations, states and cities, colleges and universities, pension funds, faith-based organizations, and civil society groups—have pledged to divest either in whole or in part from fossil fuels.
As of April 2023, $40.4 trillion in assets, from 1,508 institutions in 71 countries, have been pledged to divest in whole or in part from fossil fuels. The urgency has never been greater for divesting from fossil fuels and reinvesting those funds in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean-energy-based community development.
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