Climate Emergency

1. A cascading breakdown of the climate system due to unsustainable extractive economic and social forces, posing an existential risk to humanity and life on earth.

Usage: All science and lived experience tell us that we are in a Climate Emergency today—it is time to tell the truth.


Climate Mobilization

1. The rapid and just transformation of the physical economy and society at large, delivering an integrated package of solutions for a regenerative, zero emissions and safe-climate economy, geared toward reversing global warming and the 6th mass extinction of species as rapidly as possible.

Usage: The U.S. must launch a Climate Mobilization at emergency speed, on a scale not seen since the mobilization leading up to and during World War II.


Join the fight for an emergency climate mobilization to protect humanity.


Latest News 

The Climate Mobilization has taken an unflinching look at the latest science and emerged with an honest and realistic plan to save civilization and the natural world.

I hope that we, the American people, heed their call for heroic political action.
— Michael Mann, Climatologist and Geophysicist

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls for a Green New Deal economic mobilization to achieve 100% renewable energy in a decade or less and to implement a green job guarantee for every American who wants one.


To protect our world from collapse, we need a new approach:

Our governments and institutions have failed to protect us. It's up to all of us to take matters into our own hands with a new approach that could actually work. 

Emergency Speed 

There is no more time for multi-decade solutions. To have a fighting chance, we need to reach zero emissions and drawdown in a decade or faster. This will take massive, sustained reductions in carbon emissions, and concerted collaborative action on a speed and scale we haven’t seen since the home front mobilization during World War II.


We can't solve a problem we refuse to look at. Climate change is outpacing official predictions and accelerating due to feedback loops. Previous accepted targets and timelines for climate action are based on bad data. The scary truth is, if we don’t dramatically change course, Earth could become uninhabitable in a matter of decades.

Whole society 

A true solution to the climate and ecological emergency must account for all sources of greenhouse gases and overshoot. This means an all-hands-on-deck massive transformation of all sectors of our economy and society. In the process, we can build more resilient, compassionate, and just communities that work for everyone.


Join the Climate Emergency Movement

The Climate Emergency Movement is a network of people doing everything we can to prevent climate and ecological catastrophe. We ask our institutions and communities to respond to climate change and ecological destruction as an emergency. We demand the only response that makes sense: a massive, just mobilization of our cities and nation to protect humanity and the natural world.


What you can do today:


Learn More

If you'd like more information, check out our quick breakdowns on climate science, psychology and why mobilization is the only viable solution. Or you can do a deeper dive into our documents library

Get Involved 

Join the movement calling for a rational, just response to the climate crisis: a massive, economy-wide mobilization to dramatically reduce carbon emissions in a decade or less. There's a role for everyone! 

Give Monthly

You can propel the climate emergency movement forward at this critical moment. You can also join special calls to receive updates, provide feedback and process the crisis in community.