Climate action plans, reports, and statements typically start by citing the 1.5 °C warming threshold given by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as motivation for their proposals to reduce carbon emissions. But simplistic CO2 reduction “solutions” fail to deconstruct and heal the abusive relationship we have with Earth - colonial and capitalist driven extraction. An exclusive focus on CO2 and temperature as problems to mitigate, which comes from a decontextualized reliance on the IPCC report, sidelines the historical, dynamical and cultural roots of climate change. It fails to address the oppressive system that perpetuates not only climate change but related destructive problems like contamination, extinction crises, water wars, etc. We need to move from decarbonizing to decolonizing.