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Join the ‘Fast For The Climate’ movement
When Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines in November of 2013, that country’s climate commissioner Yeb Saño was meeting with world leaders at the UN climate talks in Warsaw. His own family was caught up in the disaster that killed thousands and destroyed homes and livelihoods across the country.
In a moving speech he broke down in tears and declared he would began fasting in solidarity for all of those who lost their homes and access to food and water in the wake of this disaster.
It was a symbolic gesture that brought attention to the climate change crisis. He wanted the countries at the Warsaw conference to deliver actions that would “stop the madness” of the climate crisis.
Hundreds of others chose to fast with him in solidarity. Soon thousands of people from all over the globe began to Fast For The Climate in solidarity with victims of extreme weather events such as Typhoon Haiyan, and to show strong public will for urgent and decisive action on climate change.
Fast For The Climate has now grown into a global movement representing faith, government, youth, and environment leaders and everyday people who all want urgent action on climate change by governments this year.
Now you can join this growing movement by adding your voice and pledging to fast on the first of each month to demonstrate your support of those who have already been struck hardest by the effects of climate change.
This ongoing fast seeks to send a message to governments that people from all walks of life, from all corners of the globe, expect climate action.
Already, millions of people have lost their homes and livelihoods as a result of climate change.
Scientists have confirmed the link to severe storms such as Typhoon Haiyan to rising sea level temperatures caused by climate change. Yet government action remains profoundly inadequate towards addressing this crisis and providing a safe and just future for people and the planet.
The time to solve the crisis is now: Countries need to cut carbon pollution and secure a long-term renewable energy supply towards this safer future, particularly focusing on energy access and resilience for people living in poverty.
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My name is Alec Loorz. I am 17 years old, and I’ve been a climate change activist ever since I was 12. Along with a group of other young leaders, and with the support of a few awesome lawyers, we are suing the government, for valuing short term interests over the wellbeing and survival of this and every generation to come.