Governments have promised to cut emissions but they have failed. Massive coal burning continues, toxic emissions from coal plants continue, the threat to our health continues. Medical professionals call the health impacts of coal ‘the silent epidemic’.
Scientists say we must act now because the point of no return on climate change is dangerously close.
We know the threat of coal can be eliminated. Many of these “key coal battlegrounds” are also the fastest growing markets for clean energy in the world today. Time is ticking for the coal industry. This is why the coal industry is desperate to lock us in – for every coal plant that gets built, the coal industry has a customer for the next 40 years.
All over the world, activists are standing up to call for an end to coal. We are pressuring governments to switch from coal to clean, sustainable, renewable energy. Clean energy is already winning economically; now we must win for the climate.