The time for action has never been more urgent. According to NASA, 2020 was tied with 2016 for being the hottest year on record. Shrinking glaciers, droughts, rising seas, heat waves—we have more than enough evidence to compel us to act personally and collectively.
The 2021 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reaffirms the urgency for massive action to address global heating before ever- greater cataclysmic climate change impacts are upon us. 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 October 2021, $39.2 trillion in assets, from 1,498 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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