The time for action has never been more urgent. 2018 was the fourth hottest, consecutive 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 2018 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes that we may have as few as 12 years remaining to drastically cut emissions before even greater cataclysmic climate change impacts are upon us. We need to keep the vast majority of remaining fossil fuels in the ground in order to avoid missing that goal, which would lead to environmental and economic catastrophe.
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 today, approximately $8 trillion in assets, from 60,000 individuals and more than 1,000 institutions, have been pledged to divest 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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