By Tom Rowe, reposted from ewea.org
The global temperature is rising. Freak weather events are multiplying. Climate change is happening.
And yet governments are giving $6 to polluting fossil fuels for every $1 dollar that goes to clean renewables.
World leaders must move now to renewable, clean energy sources like wind energy. And with the new app for Global Wind Day (15th June) you can tell them to do it and why.
On 17 and 18 June, leaders of the governments of the world’s eight wealthiest countries are meeting in the UK. The leaders of these countries, such as Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel and François Hollande, are ultimately responsible for the continuing and growing support for dirty fossil fuels given by their governments.
Such subsidies are up nearly 30% from 2010 to $523bn in 2011 (IEA, 2012) compared to $88bn for renewables.
Before this upcoming G8 meeting, you can personally send the leader of your choice a message. Login to Facebook and use the Global Wind Day app to directly message one of the G8 leaders, with your choice of image and text.
It’s easy, fun, fast and effective – the app will allow you to show how you feel about the world’s most powerful countries continuing support of climate-change inducing fuels.
You’ll be joining a growing movement around the world that is calling for the removal of aid for polluting fuels.
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