Fight for Climate Justice
We are movements and organizations engaged in many struggles for a new world – a world in which the needs, interests, rights and aspirations of peoples everywhere have priority over the profit of corporations and the excess of elites. Our solidarity and collective action is extremely crucial.
The Earth’s climate is destabilizing and the planet is in crisis.
Climate change is multiplying the sufferings of people already burdened by the global injustices of hunger, dispossession and violations of human rights. Some of the impacts from the 0.8 degrees Celsius rise in the earth’s average temperature since 1900 include:
- There is significant retreat of many mountain glaciers which are sourced of water for millions of people. Changes in rain-fall patterns are causing great water stress particularly in Western Africa and South Asia.
- There is 80% less Arctic-sea ice today than in 1950. The melting of ice causes sea-level rise, threatening more than 600 million people living less than 10 meters above sea-level
- The increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is causing ocean acidification. Some oceans are now 30% more acidic than normal, harming ocean habitats and destroying fish stocks. Increased ocean temperature also reduces growth-size of fish. At least 1 billion people rely on fish for food and livelihoods.
- Crop-yields are diminishing. And It is estimated that climate-related food price hikes since 2005 have pushed more than 105 million people into poverty.
- Each year, thousands of peoples lose their lives and millions lose homes & livelihoods to climate change-related extreme weather events.
Even with the so-called ‘climate action’ promised by governments, we are on track to risk 5 degrees Celsius of warming. This will radically change the surface of the planet, collapsing the systems we rely on for life. It threatens to wipe out vast populations and profoundly change life on Earth.