We envision a future where international agreements and public policies, at all levels of government, have kept most of the known fossil fuels reserves in the ground; where, by mid-century, emissions from the burning of fossil fuels have reached zero, allowing natural processes in soils and forests to absorb excess carbon from our atmosphere, bringing it steadily down to levels safe for our children, grandchildren and all life on earth.

We envision a future with enlightened social, political and economic systems prioritizing renewable energy use and increasing energy efficiency while creating quality jobs in building a fossil-free economy; where low-income communities are no longer disproportionately suffering the effects of climate change; and where sustaining life and the needs of communities take precedence over corporate profits, leading to a healthy world with thriving and resilient communities.

Goals:

  1. Work to ensure a fair and just transition to a post-carbon economy based on renewable energy.
  2. No new fossil fuel permitting, development or infrastructure in Alaska including Arctic and offshore extraction or a gas pipeline.
  3. No more financial investment in fossil fuel companies.  Divestment of Alaska public funds from fossil fuels. Not a penny more for climate-wrecking corporations.

Principles:

  1. We Believe in Climate Justice
    Climate change isn’t a distant, abstract problem — it’s here now. People all over the world are feeling the impacts, from island nations that are going underwater, to indigenous land being exploited for fossil fuel extraction. The fight against climate change is a fight for justice.
    That means listening to the communities who are getting hit the hardest, and following the leadership of those who are on the frontlines of the crisis.
  2. We’re Stronger When We Collaborate
    Climate change is not just an environmental issue, or a social justice issue, or an economic issue — it’s all of those at once. It’s one of the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced, and we are going to have to work together to solve it.
    That means bringing people together — not just environmentalists, but tribes, students, business owners, faith groups, labor unions, universities and more — and building diverse, inclusive coalitions that are strong enough to put pressure on governments and stand up to the fossil fuel industry.
  3. Mass Mobilizations Make Change
    By now, it’s obvious that world leaders are incapable of solving this problem on their own. We need to get out in the streets and make our voices heard — that is how we demonstrate our power as a movement, and that is how we force our governments to make the right decisions. Our movement is nonviolent and empowering.

The science:

The following links summarize what we know about climate change and what human society needs to do to ameliorate the disaster we have caused.

  1. It’s warming.
  2. It’s us.
  3. We’re sure.
  4. It’s bad.
  5. We can fix it.

 

 

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