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Organizing for Climate Justice

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Without a movement powerful enough to win bold solutions to the climate crisis, over the coming years, low-income communities and communities of color will bear the brunt of the greatest man-made disaster the world has ever known.  Each day brings a devastating new story of climate change’s disproportionate impact on low-income people of color and these impacts will only rapidly intensify as time goes on.  If low-income communities of color are to develop adequate resiliency to this crisis and if we, as a society, are to change course to mitigate the most catastrophic impacts of...

Without a movement powerful enough to win bold solutions to the climate crisis, over the coming years, low-income communities and communities of color will bear the brunt of the greatest man-made disaster the world has ever known.  Each day brings a devastating new story of climate change’s disproportionate impact on low-income people of color and these impacts will only rapidly intensify as time goes on.  If low-income communities of color are to develop adequate resiliency to this crisis and if we, as a society, are to change course to mitigate the most catastrophic impacts of a changing climate, the powerful, social change organizations deeply rooted in climate’s frontline communities must play a central role in urgently building the power necessary to win.

In collaboration with local partners and national allies, CPD’s work on climate is quickly expanding the policy, research, communications, campaign, and organizing capacities needed to force action at the scale and at the rate truly needed to address the crisis we face.  By working nationwide to support organizations with high-impact and high-capacity organizing operations, with long histories of strong campaign leadership, and with deep bases climate’s most disproportionately impacted communities, CPD’s efforts are expanding critical elements of the climate movement at this key moment in history. 

Solutions that avert the worst impacts of the climate crisis and build a new, more just economy in the process are within reach – what is needed is a movement powerful enough to win them. The work of CPD, partners, and allies is building this movement and growing a transformative power equal to the enormity of the crisis we face.

facts & figures

  • 0.8 degrees C - The amount that the average temperature of the planet has already been raised due to emissions of climate polluting fossil fuels.
  • 565 gigatons - The amount of carbon dioxide that can still be emitted while staying below a “non-catastrophic” temperature increase of 2 degrees Celsius.
  • 2,795 gigatons - The amount of carbon already in the proven fossil fuel reserves of fossil fuel companies
  • $100,000,000 per day - Approximate amount that Exxon Mobil spends searching for additional oil and gas
  • 400,000 - ...
  • 0.8 degrees C - The amount that the average temperature of the planet has already been raised due to emissions of climate polluting fossil fuels.
  • 565 gigatons - The amount of carbon dioxide that can still be emitted while staying below a “non-catastrophic” temperature increase of 2 degrees Celsius.
  • 2,795 gigatons - The amount of carbon already in the proven fossil fuel reserves of fossil fuel companies
  • $100,000,000 per day - Approximate amount that Exxon Mobil spends searching for additional oil and gas
  • 400,000 - Turnout at the historic People’s Climate March in September 2014 in New York City
  • 5,000,000+ - Estimated 40-year jobs created in the US by transitioning to a 100% renewable economy
  • $587,000,000,000 per year - Avoided mortality and illness costs per year in the US by transitioning to a 100% renewable economy

Sources:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719?page=4

http://thesolutionsproject.org/resource/139-country-100-infographics/

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