"We need to change our perspective on the climate emergency from being just an isolated environmental problem to a systemic, existential threat," the paper's authors write — and divestment from fossil fuels, along with the fight against "overconsumption by the rich," are two of the first things that must be done to prevent further catastrophe before the end of the 21st century.
More than 15,000 scientists in 161 countries have signed a joint letter sounding the alarm about the devastating effects of climate change on the planet. According to them, we may face a civilizational collapse and an ecological crisis of unprecedented proportions.
"For several decades, scientists have consistently warned of a future marked by extreme climatic conditions due to escalating global temperatures. The reason for this is the continued human activities that release harmful greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Time is running out," the document says.