Over 1,100 Google employees signed an open letter to convince the executives to cut the contracts with the oil companies.
More than 1,100 Google employees, named Google Workers For Action on Climate, signed an open letter to Google executives to reconsider the contracts with oil giants. Google Cloud is working with Schlumberger, Chevron Corp, Total SA, and Saudi Aramco. Google employees calling on Google to commit to:
- Zero emissions by 2030
- Zero contracts to enable or accelerate the extraction of fossil fuels
- Zero funding for climate-denying or delaying think tanks, lobbyists, and politicians
- Zero collaboration with entities enabling the incarceration, surveillance, displacement, or oppression of refugees or frontline communities
Amazon and Microsoft employees
Tech professionals at Amazon and Microsoft are also sharing the same demands. Amazon employees wrote their own open letter about the matter:
Climate change is an existential threat. The 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report predicts that a warming of 2° Celsius, which we’re currently on track to surpass, will threaten the lives of hundreds of millions of people and put thousands of species at risk of extinction. We’re already seeing devastating climate impacts: unprecedented flooding in India and Mozambique, dry water wells in Africa, coastal displacement in Asia, wildfires and floods in North America, and crop failure in Latin America. Vulnerable communities least responsible for the climate crisis are already paying the highest price.
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