Google employees are asking for change on the company’s climate policies. In an open letter to the Chief Financial Officer, over 1000 employees (and counting) signed the letter and are making climate demands.

Posted November 4, 2019 on Medium by the “Google Workers for Action on Climate,” the letter calls on google to “release a company-wide climate plan” that includes no collaboration with “entities enabling the incarceration, surveillance, displacement, or oppression of refugees or frontline communities,” no funding for climate change denying think tanks, politicians, or lobbyists, zero contracts for fossil fuels and no carbon emissions by 2030.

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This letter quotes the letter directed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos by his employees on the dangers and threats of climate change. The letter urges the company to use its’ stated values to act on climate change. The letter requests that Google leadership follow the company code of conduct to “respect for users and for opportunities.”

Google provides cloud computing services to energy and oil companies and recently came under scrutiny for contributing to think tanks that oppose climate change.

In an email to Fast Company, Google site reliability engineer Ike McCreery, said “The day of the global climate strike, [Google CEO Sundar Pichai] responded to our organizing by saying that reaching zero emissions by 2030 ‘definitely seems [like] the kind of timeline by which we want to accomplish those things. We need from Google a comprehensive climate plan incorporating all four demands.”

As of November 5 2019, Google leadership had not responded to the demands.

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