Sign the Petition to Declare a Formal Global Warming State of Emergency

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We, the citizens of our nation and of our Earth, are endowed with certain rights, powers, and obligations, which demand we act both individually and collectively to protect and preserve the ongoing evolution of life on Earth, including our future generations.

Based upon a preponderance of scientific evidence we recognize our global climate is rapidly warming and becoming increasingly unstable due to human-caused carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels. If we do not change course before global warming tipping points are crossed, this destabilization of our climate  will continue to cause ever-increasing suffering and potentially irreversible devastation for both current and future generations. If left unresolved, it could cause the extinction, or near extinction, of the human species.

We further recognize that rapidly escalating global warming and its consequent climate destabilization is the greatest currently active threat to the security of all nations, comparable in scope of impact to global nuclear war. Escalating average global temperature rises will lead to destabilization affecting first millions, then billions of people forced to deal with ongoing climate catastrophes, food and other resource depletion, and mass migrations.

Nearly all of the major problems our world faces today worsen and multiply due to escalating global warming. All of the ecological, economic and political problems listed below will cross-intensify and therefore worsen as average global temperatures rises.

  • Food and resource depletion
  • Severe droughts, floods, and wildfires
  • Rising sea levels
  • Water pollution and water table loss
  • Desertification and deforestation
  • Ocean fish stock depletions
  • Growing economic inequity, poverty, and instability
  • Political instability and injustice
  • War and regional conflicts
  • Increasing potential of pandemics and other health crises

Despite 30 years of education, study, and discussion about the possible irreversible effects of human-caused carbon and methane pollution of our atmosphere, global warming temperatures have escalated to levels that may have already passed or be close to passing global warming tipping points with impacts that are irreversible. We must immediately reverse the continued rise of average global temperature by decreasing human-caused production of greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels.

Failure to resolve global warming for ourselves and future generations is simply not a survivable option.

As global citizens of every nation on Earth, we ask you, our national leaders, to initiate the necessary steps to formally declare a national and international global warming State of Emergency, calling for the immediate allocation of the needed research, resources, personnel, and interventions to quickly resolve this State of Emergency and sustainably protect, preserve, and advance the continued evolution of humanity and life on Earth.  

By signing this petition now, I pledge to act together with others as one human family to acknowledge and resolve the escalating global warming-caused climate destabilization crisis.

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  • signed 2016-12-06 04:50:09 -0800
  • signed 2016-12-06 04:24:52 -0800
  • signed 2016-12-05 02:48:10 -0800
  • signed 2016-12-04 22:54:09 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-04 16:43:29 -0800
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2016-12-04 16:43:16 -0800
    This must happen NOW! There is absolutely no good excuse to continue to delay complete reversal of global warming. We must demand this for the sake of the planet and humanity.
  • signed 2016-12-04 07:53:34 -0800
    I prefer to term it:


    PLANET COOKING


    for that is what it is.
  • signed 2016-12-04 01:24:37 -0800
  • signed via 2016-12-03 22:12:57 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-03 21:40:08 -0800
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • @XunBiosphere tweeted link to this page. 2016-12-03 21:40:04 -0800
  • signed 2016-12-03 21:39:46 -0800
    Yes of great urgency……
  • signed 2016-12-03 17:21:50 -0800
    If we want to leave an earth for our grandchildren, we need to act now.
  • signed 2016-12-03 12:57:54 -0800
  • signed 2016-12-03 12:01:44 -0800
    We are the citizens of this beautiful planet called Earth, it is our right and responsibility to protect and take care of it. If we don’t do it, then who will?
  • signed 2016-12-03 07:13:18 -0800
    Jo Behrman
  • signed 2016-12-03 00:24:47 -0800
  • signed 2016-12-02 20:23:21 -0800
    Unbelievable it touch my heart about nature so I need to plant more trees Thank You! God Bless this Earth
  • signed 2016-12-02 12:04:09 -0800
    Global warming is a serious problem. I can’t believe people don’t think it exists.
  • signed 2016-12-02 04:38:34 -0800
  • signed 2016-12-01 11:26:56 -0800
    We are inhabitants of this planet, we would need to take care of it.
  • signed 2016-12-01 09:33:33 -0800
  • signed 2016-11-30 15:49:05 -0800
  • signed 2016-11-30 10:15:27 -0800
    Anton Eriksson
  • signed 2016-11-30 06:26:15 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-29 23:34:02 -0800
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2016-11-29 23:33:31 -0800
  • signed 2016-11-29 11:59:26 -0800
  • signed via 2016-11-29 11:45:46 -0800
    There is no greater threat to the survival of our species than the blatant abuse and neglect of the ecosystem we depend on to survive
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-29 10:07:26 -0800
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!