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This is our time; now is our moment.

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Your actions and volunteerism are crucial for building the Emergency Climate Movement and taking ATL’s efforts to scale.

POSSIBLE ACTIONS

TALKING POINTS

  • We must quickly create a “new operating system” based on renewable energy, not fossil fuels.
  • Most of the technology already exists and we have considerable results to draw upon. 
  • We can do this—it is just a question of will.
  • The cost of inaction far outweighs the cost of action by orders of magnitude.
  • We have run out of time for a gradual fossil fuel phase-out.
  • We must mobilize our society on the scale of World War II to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions at wartime speed.
  • Our own lives and our children's lives at stake.

MEASURES NEEDED

  • Peak carbon emissions now. Reductions must begin now in industrialized nations, and within a few years in developing nations.
  • Reduce emissions ten percent per year and quickly transition from fossil fuels to low carbon energy.
  • The US must lead. The US must embrace the 2°C limit, and lead the global low carbon mobilization to attain US zero carbon within a decade, and global zero carbon within fifteen years.

CALL FOR REAL BREAKTHROUGH POLICIES

  • Price greenhouse gas pollution. This is the single most powerful mechanism we have to drive broad-based emissions reductions to confront the threat of global warming.
  • Remove fossil fuel subsidies. These policies are driving the world toward dangerous climate change, distorting the market, and impeding the shift towards clean, efficient energy.
  • Create strong incentives for renewables. Create policies that support their development, production, and roll-out as quickly as possible. Assist developing nations with clean energy so that they “leap-frog” fossil fuel development.

 

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