Unprecedented danger will be the new normal if we don’t take urgent action to stop fossil fuel-driven climate change.

Action at Power Plant Niederaussem in Germany - Aerial View
Luftaufnahmen der Protest-Aktion am Kraftwerk Niederausseum bei Koeln

Greenpeace activists put a 50-meter-long symbol of a thermometer with the temperature gauge 1,5 degrees during a 2019 protest at a power plant in Germany. © Greenpeace

From Canada and the United States to Russia and even the Arctic, record-breaking heatwaves are putting lives, livelihoods, and communities at risk. The soaring temperatures not only pose individual health dangers, but they also put entire ecosystems and communities at increased risk of wildfires and failures of power grids.