They’re calling it a “heat apocalypse”.
Scientists are losing it, saying the planet has never seen anything like this. But household names like JPMorgan Chase, Citi, and Bank of America just carry on with business as usual – throwing buckets of cash at the companies responsible for 71% of all greenhouse gas emissions.
If the banks just defunded fossil fuels, it would change everything.
But right now the financial incentives are all wrong: they can stay quiet and get rich. We need to change the calculation, by making these banks as famous for fuelling this emergency as they are for plastering their names all over sports stadiums.
We know how to do it: build a crack team of campaigners and investigators to expose their responsibility, then run massive media and shareholder campaigns to force them to change. We’re going to shine the spotlight on these giants like never before. But we can’t do it without your help.
Will you chip in to hold the worst climate criminals to account?
Europe is literally melting, with roads and runways turning into warped globs of sticky, hot tar. The UK just suffered through its hottest day in history. Arctic permafrost is melting 43x faster than before.
This is not normal.
Yet the worst offenders behind it – a rotten, predatory financial sector that has poured an unbelievable $4.6 trillion into fossil fuels since the Paris agreement – are flying completely under the radar.
This is how we change that:
- Build a team of expert climate defenders to run mega-campaigns that expose the worst offenders;
- Make the CEOs famous for their role in climate destruction, hounding them at public appearances and splashing their faces on billboards and in the media;
- Organise employees of targeted investment banks to oppose their companies’ policies from the inside;
- File shareholder resolutions around the world to change the rules for investing in favour of the planet.
These banks are the root of the climate crisis. If we’re going to save the planet, this has to work. And we know it can because we’ve done it before, convincing insurance giant AIG to end its underwriting of a disastrous, climate-wrecking coal mine near the Great Barrier Reef. Time to do it again – and again.