HOTTEST YEAR EVER RECORDED!!!
It is official: Last week National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA, confirmed that 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded. And it's not just warmer weather that people have been feeling. The impacts of a climate being cooked by a reckless fossil fuel industry are being felt right around the world. From devastating flooding to seemingly endless drought, the message each disaster sends is clear -- the time for procrastination is long gone, and the need for action has never been more urgent.
With a global climate deal in Paris done, we have a choice: This could be a time we look back on as the moment the curtain came down on the fossil fuel age, and we began to build the 100% clean energy future that we need, or it could be the aftermath of another failed global agreement -- a missed opportunity, sabotaged by the fossil fuel industry and their political allies.
The Paris agreement leaves a lot of work to be done: the timeline for action is far too long, and there is no plan for how countries will reduce their emissions at the scale and rate necessary. There is a gap between the target that governments have set themselves and what their commitments will lead to. It is up to us to do the work that will close that gap.
There is no way to reach the 1.5 degree target that governments aspire to while continuing to dig coal, oil and gas out of the ground. But governments around the world are still continuing to approve new fossil fuel projects, which will commit us to years more warming.
We’ve marched, we’ve signed petitions, and we’ve demonstrated for climate action. But this is the critical moment, and climate action is even more urgent than ever before. That’s is why I urge you to divest from fossil fuel companies and investing in sustainability. Let us send a message to these industries and our government of Kenya to end extraction, production and burning of fossil fuel now.