Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Corporate gatekeepers and big tech monopolists are making it more difficult than ever for independent media to survive. Please chip in today.

For Immediate Release

Contact

Ellen Sciales, press@sunrisemovement.org 

Press Release

Sunrise Movement Responds to Latest IPCC Report

WASHINGTON -

Today, following the release of the latest IPCC report, which details ways to mitigate the climate crisis, Varshini Prakash, Executive Director of Sunrise Movement, released the following statement: 

“We are at a crossroads right now. Do we continue to rely on fossil fuel corporations and petrostates who are fueling war and making record profits at the expense of working families, or do we begin a mass mobilization of our government and society to transition to a renewable energy future? The science of the IPCC report is clear: fossil fuels are to blame for the climate crisis, and our government’s continued support for fossil fuels at home and abroad is killing us.

“This report, and the lobbying by fossil fuels and petrostates to weaken its findings, are a stark reminder of why we must end our dependence on fossil fuels and begin a just transition to a renewable energy economy — one that supports workers over corporations, democracy and the futures of our communities. We need a Green New Deal now.” 

The third installment of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report comes as working families face fossil fuel price gouging at the gas pump and sky high inflation. Sunrise is calling on President Biden to immediately pass a suite of climate executive actions and use the Defense Production Act to expedite our transition to renewable energy, and for Congress to follow through with bold investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, public transit and to put us on a path toward an energy-secure future.

###

Sunrise Movement is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.

Green Groups Urge California Gov. Newsom to Close Aging Nuclear Plant on Schedule

"Diablo Canyon is dangerous, dirty, and expensive," a coalition of environmental organizations said in a letter to California's Democratic governor. "It must retire as planned."

Brett Wilkins ·


'After Which Failed Pregnancy Should I Have Been Imprisoned?' Asks Rep. Lucy McBath

The congresswoman highlighted how right-wing attacks on abortion rights could also impact the healthcare available to patients who experience miscarriages and stillbirths.

Jessica Corbett ·


'A Slap in the Face to Voters': Kansas Supreme Court Upholds GOP Map

"This case is only one skirmish in the wholesale assault on democracy in Kansas and around the country," said the head of the state's ACLU.

Jessica Corbett ·


Ahead of House Vote, Analysis Details How Big Oil Price Gouging Rewards Wall Street

"Congress has a narrow window of opportunity to stop profiteering at the pump and secure a more stable, sustainable future for all. It's time to act—before it's too late."

Brett Wilkins ·


'Major Milestone' as Rhode Island Expands Voting Rights

A newly passed measure was praised as "a huge step forward in improving and modernizing voting in the Ocean State."

Andrea Germanos ·

Common Dreams Logo