Sign the petition to the U.S. Senate: Address our global climate emergency. Combat climate super-pollutants
The climate crisis rages on as a massive global threat. Global scientists have issued a dire warning: It’s time to act – it’s now or never for any hope of staving off the worst ravages of climate breakdown. We are running out of time and Congress is not acting fast enough.
Congress must start addressing the issue meaningfully. And they can do just that, right now, by joining 129 countries and ratifying the Kigali Amendment – an amendment that sets targets for every nation to phase down climate-polluting hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the synthetic chemicals used in cooling appliances, insulating foams, and more.
Here’s the breakdown – HFCs are a short-lived climate pollutant. Like carbon dioxide, their increased presence in our atmosphere enhances global warming. They remain in the atmosphere for a much shorter period of time, yet their potential to warm the atmosphere can be many times greater – so much so that HFCs are actually called “climate super-pollutants”.
Ratifying the Kigali Amendment and phasing out HFCs will prevent up to half a degree Celsius of warming by the end of this century – that is a huge deal, and necessary.
The Kigali Amendment is something the Senate can ratify and work towards right now – it has U.S. business support, bipartisan support, and global support. This is what we’re talking about when we say ‘immediate climate action’. This is what we must hold our elected leaders to.Sign and send the petition: Get to work curbing the climate crisis. Ratify the Kigali Amendment and phase out climate super-pollutants.