The Emergency

The science is clear: It is understood that we are facing an unprecedented global emergency. We are in a life or death situation of our own making. We must act now.

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“We are in a planetary emergency.”
Prof. James Hansen, former Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

“Based on sober scientific analysis, we are deeply within a climate emergency state but people are not aware of it”
Prof. Schellnhuber, founder of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

“Climate change is a medical emergency … It thus demands an emergency response…”
Prof. Hugh Montgomery, director of the University College London Institute for Human Health and Performance, Lancet Commission Co-Chair

“This is an emergency and for emergency situations we need emergency action.”
Ban Ki-Moon, former UN Secretary General

Human activity is causing irreparable harm to the life on this world. 

Many current life forms will be extinct by the end of this century. We may right now be causing the Sixth Mass Extinction in Earth’s history.

The air we breathe, the water we drink, the earth we plant in, the food we eat, and the beauty and diversity of nature that nourishes our psychological well-being – our very health – all are being corrupted and compromised by the human values behind our political and economic systems and consumer-focused lifestyles.

The effects of climate and ecological disruption that we are experiencing now are nothing compared to what could come.  Catastrophic effects on human society and the natural world may spiral out of control if this climate and ecological emergency is not addressed in time.

  • Biodiversity Loss
  • Sea level rise 
  • Desertification
  • Wildfires
  • Water shortage
  • Crop failure
  • Extreme weather

The combined result of these destabilising events will be:

  • Millions displaced 
  • Disease
  • Increased risk of wars and conflicts
  • Impacts on human rights

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