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


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 and consequences 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 global warming emergency.

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  • signed 2017-01-04 20:37:16 -0800
    Gerald Einem Stop climate change NOW!
  • signed 2017-01-04 08:21:29 -0800
  • signed 2017-01-03 08:36:39 -0800
    Jose florentino
  • signed 2017-01-02 11:54:13 -0800
    I don’t want the world to be destroyed so I’d be glad to help save the world.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-02 09:08:20 -0800
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • @anndi_pena tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-02 09:08:17 -0800
  • signed 2017-01-02 09:08:03 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-01 16:23:49 -0800
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • @macyflynn8 tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-01 16:23:44 -0800
  • signed 2017-01-01 15:27:49 -0800
  • signed 2017-01-01 05:09:25 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-30 17:42:59 -0800
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2016-12-30 17:42:23 -0800
    This may well be the most urgent and important action many of us can do. Please sign the petition.
  • signed 2016-12-30 03:35:39 -0800
  • signed 2016-12-29 17:03:28 -0800
    Matthew Albaugh
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-29 13:46:49 -0800
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2016-12-29 13:46:11 -0800
    If not now, when..?
  • signed 2016-12-27 02:55:58 -0800
    Widespread devastation from rising global temperatures and associated sea levels is already obvious. As are solid projections that there’s plenty more to come from now on.

    How are we who know these things explain to Millennials and younger people that so little was – is – being done to take necessary action to make our little planet, 3rd from the sun, safely habitable for them?
  • @alpal326 tweeted link to this page. 2016-12-27 02:54:06 -0800
  • signed 2016-12-26 19:59:11 -0800
  • signed 2016-12-26 07:55:30 -0800
    what will it take for our elected Governments to take serious action, are they NOT seeing what we see?
  • signed 2016-12-26 07:06:07 -0800
  • signed 2016-12-25 13:46:01 -0800
  • signed 2016-12-25 12:04:51 -0800
    beware methane clathrates
  • signed 2016-12-25 11:21:08 -0800
  • signed 2016-12-24 13:36:07 -0800
    okay so we wait until it all goose out of our control ,then we wait and see what happens,well that’s not an option l feel happy with why are the powers that be not doing anything to stop it,or are they safe in the knowledge of another option for them and not the hard working men and woman in the world.
  • signed 2016-12-23 07:16:17 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-22 13:58:52 -0800
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2016-12-22 09:31:25 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-21 20:39:36 -0800
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!