Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon just introduced the first ever fossil fuel divestment bill in US history! It’s called the Retirement Investments for a Sustainable Economy (RISE) Act in honor of this Saturday’s “Rise for Climate” global day of action.
Independence is about the ability to decide our future. In the context of climate change, it is about choosing a life that would guarantee we not only survive but thrive in the midst of a warming climate.
Following recent floods, Paris may follow in the footsteps of New York in taking on the fossil fuel industry. The city announced today it will explore the possibilities of suing fossil fuel companies for climate damages.