A Call to Action for People, Planet, and Peace over Profit

p earth needs fansBy the year 2050, civilization will be well on its way to unraveling. Our planet is predicted to warm by as much as 4 degrees Celsius by 2050, which would wreak havoc on every aspect of our lives. Accelerating climate change is happening right now and it not only impacts our weather, but also how we live, where we live, what we eat and even whether we have anything to eat. The climate crisis is not only a problem for environmental activists — it is one for every person on earth that believes in the survival of the human race.

Since climate change affects all of us, it serves as the perfect backdrop for the converging crises on our planet:

  • Almost half of the world’s population lives on less than $2.50 a day while the richest 1 percent controls half of the planet’s wealth. In the United States, one of the world’s wealthiest nations, almost 20 percent of children live in poverty in households plagued by food insecurity.
  • The American mainstream media heralds an “economic recovery” but this really only applies to corporations, whose pockets are bulging while everyday people are stuck in temporary and low-income jobs with zero benefits and little chance at upward mobility. Workers remain voiceless with only 11.3 percent of workers belonging to labor unions compared to 35 percent only 50 years ago. Meanwhile, youth unemployment is at an all-time high of 20 percent.

Read the full article at PopularResistance.org.