The Earth is warming, severely disrupting the conditions for life and society. This process is not a distant possibility that future leaders and technology can take care of. We own this problem. And we need to solve it. Now.What do we do?
Pollution and overuse of resources pose a serious threat to life and civilization on Earth.
Climate change is caused by human activities, for example deforestation, energy production, housing, food production and transportation.
The heat-related deaths, devastating storms, floods, wildfires, droughts and rising sea levels that we now experience are the direct consequences of climate change. The indirect consequences are harder to measure but are no less severe: famine, war, mass migration, social unrest, droughts and more.
Climate change is killing us.
Moreover, climate change, pollution and overuse of ecological resources, cause mass extinction of living organisms. We humans are responsible for an ongoing biological annihilation. We are depleting our natural resources and, as a result, putting our ecosystems under severe strain. Aside from making life on Earth poorer and less diverse, this is a global, major threat to food production and human prosperity and health.
If this doesn’t stop we may face a collapsing global society. The effects of climate change and ecological disruption constitute an existential threat to the societies we have inherited, to human civilization as such.
The pressures of a changing climate and the disruptions to our ecosystems are unevenly distributed. Do Californian wild fires, the Cape Town water drought or floods in Bangladesh concern you? Morally, they do. Greenhouse gases and pollution do not respect national borders.
But they concern you on a personal level too. The pressure will, eventually, mount on all of us. Every citizen, every state, every organization in the world needs to deal with, and prepare for, an inhospitable and very insecure world. There is no escape from this challenge. We created it and we must face it – together.
The world must mobilize.
We may soon reach a tipping point when the effects of climate change become self-fulfilling and irreversible. We have to reach an “awareness tipping point” before we reach the climate tipping point.
Awareness leads to action. Politicians, corporate leaders, influencers, media organizations, countries and international organizations must act forcefully to combat climate change. We need to stop emissions and find the best solutions for a sustainable future – together.
The world needs to make implementing the Paris agreement to limit global warming the number one priority.
We are beyond the question of whether climate change and overuse of ecological resources lead to catastrophe or not.
The question is about the proportion of the catastrophe, and whether or not it will lead to a complete breakdown of our societies.
The scientific community has issued a unanimous warning to humanity about the dangers of climate change. To those who deny this warning, we say: To include you in the conversation would be a waste of time. Every hour spent debating a science denier is an hour less spent finding solutions to our problems.
This affects us here and now. Climate change is happening. Species are becoming extinct at an alarming rate. Human lives are, and will be, lost. We must find solutions, we must reverse course, NOW.
So, we are pressed for time. This is encapsulated in our name that also is our motto.
We Don’t Have Time to wait, we must act. NOW.
It is all about what we can do together.
We must all – as citizens on Earth – step up and come together. We believe that the fastest, most efficient way to do this is by modern technology and communication. Our goal is therefore to build the world’s largest social media platform focused on climate change, allowing our members – you, me, my friends, your friends, our families, all and everyone – to be the change by the power of many.
Because #WeDontHaveTime to wait. We need to act now to fight the climate crisis.
We must come together to implement the Paris agreement, put pressure on governments, on companies and change our own way of living – lead by example – to solve the climate crisis.
The political and economic elites are clearly not taking climate change and the threat against our ecosystems seriously enough, or we wouldn’t be where we are today. We can’t trust that political leaders, government officials and financial stakeholders will do enough by themselves – the challenge is too great, the issue too important, the catastrophe too imminent. We believe that real change only will come if a movement of ordinary citizens from all over the world demands change. We must push them, ourselves, and our peers, to do much more, and faster.
If a large enough number of ordinary citizens come together to share information, policy proposals, solutions and demands for action, change will happen.
You can be the change
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