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May Boeve – Time for Feeling Powerless in the Face of Climate Chaos Is Over

The global climate justice movement, writes Boeve, must seize this moment in which “renewable energy is becoming a revolutionary economic force that could power a just transition away from fossil fuels.” (Image: via World Future Society)

2015 is on track to be the hottest year in recorded history, and this December hundreds of world governments will meet in Paris to try to strike a global climate agreement. It will be the biggest gathering of its kind since 2009, and it’s potentially a big deal for our global movement.

“No matter what happens in the negotiating halls, we must build power to hold them accountable to the principles of justice and science.”

In Paris our governments are supposed to agree on a shared target for climate action, based on the national plans governments have been putting together all year—but the numbers just aren’t adding up. Everything being discussed will allow too many communities that have polluted the least to be devastated by floods, rising sea levels and other disasters.

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