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 2016-09-09 09:58:02 -0700
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-08 19:48:00 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!!!!!
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-08 03:30:11 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2016-09-08 03:28:50 -0700
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  • @GirloramaAfrica tweeted link to this page. 2016-09-06 16:03:16 -0700
  • signed 2016-09-06 16:02:35 -0700
    Africa is being hit hard by Climate change!
  • signed 2016-09-04 19:00:56 -0700
    Stephanie Legarda
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-03 23:20:35 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed via 2016-09-03 23:20:06 -0700
    Help save planet EARTH
  • signed 2016-09-02 16:47:42 -0700
    There is a structure to the Earth planetary oxygen system; an Oxygenosphere, to which humans are physiologically integrated. This structural, phi-equilibrium, system is based on energy levels. Humans are not generally away of it yet. If the energy increases (rising temperature; global warming) tips over this equilibrium system, there will be mass species extinction, an oxygen-event, that humanity are programmed into. One recalls that the very first mass extinction of species, in geological times, is The Great Oxygen Event, so-called. The situation is more uncertain than people realize.
  • signed 2016-09-02 15:37:02 -0700
  • signed 2016-09-02 09:51:11 -0700
    global warming calls for a universal action for change in order to reclaim nature. human acts like deforestation, bush clearance, wetland reclamation among others needs a positive action against the practices. therefore its our quest for action
  • signed 2016-09-01 09:00:19 -0700
  • signed 2016-09-01 05:48:11 -0700
    Would you pl go through one of my articles, namely, “Auto-functional Green Movement for Social, Economic and Ecological Harmony” available in the website : www.jisgoswami.wix.com/shgsjyoti and give your observations about its possibilities if implemented in any community and suggest any addition or alteration or try to make an experimentation with the proposal ?
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-01 01:01:22 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2016-09-01 01:00:18 -0700
    the last generation should have done something similar, but obliviously they weren’t concerned…assholes!…it’s a little late now.
  • signed via 2016-08-31 21:45:04 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-31 18:35:24 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • @ahmedsyeed71 tweeted link to this page. 2016-08-31 18:35:19 -0700
  • signed 2016-08-31 09:03:41 -0700