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 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 2016-11-02 00:13:53 -0700
  • signed 2016-10-31 18:17:14 -0700
    Question Everything, Even the Warm Fuzzy ones.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-31 16:26:04 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2016-10-31 02:35:56 -0700
    Indeed Global Warming is a state of emergency. Here in Zambia (Africa) it is becoming hot to extremes, even cold seasons are no longer cold, most people used to have boreholes for as source of water but most wells are dry and people are really suffering. Global Warming is equal to no water, no vegetation, no energy, starvation, droughts e.t.c. Lets plant more trees and reduce on pollution.
  • signed 2016-10-30 13:09:33 -0700
  • signed 2016-10-29 18:13:13 -0700
    Kelly Roy
  • signed 2016-10-29 12:20:00 -0700
    We owe it to our children and their children to take better care of their world.
  • signed 2016-10-29 09:35:36 -0700
  • signed 2016-10-27 15:04:59 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-26 17:14:05 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2016-10-26 09:33:08 -0700
    The earth is increasingly heating it need your actions and mine too to mitigate the heating effect by natural and anthropogenic factors
  • signed 2016-10-25 08:49:59 -0700
    Man-made CO2 comprises 5% of total natural carbon emissions. Requires an additional to existing of 6 million sq km plus of dense forest just to balance and more to pull back say twice to three times
  • signed 2016-10-24 19:43:58 -0700
  • signed 2016-10-23 12:02:42 -0700
    We need to eliminate the use of fossil fuels and keep them in the ground, Cars need to be replaced urgently for there are beyond billions which means each car that runs emits co2 into our atmosphere and warms the planet up by every switch of the key, We need to forget about the things that come underneath the matter of climate change and focus purely on that, stop building house and start creating wildlife parks in their places, start to regrow the forests which once covered the majority of the planet before we killed them in making room for factories. Stop talking and start cutting these factories off start to eliminate the ways we once had, i don’t care about the risks the planet comes before the people for we wouldn’t exist without the planet.
  • signed 2016-10-23 08:18:19 -0700
    I support
  • signed 2016-10-22 15:14:04 -0700
    We can defeat GLOBAL WARMING in 5 years by using used oil tankers to take in sea water and convert it into fresh water, then freeze it into cargo cantainer sized, 50’Long x10tall and 10’wide, ice cubes. Each tanker produces 5,000 cargo container sized ice cubes per day. We will use heavy duty helicopters to carry the ice cubes to the glaciers . Imagine 25 used oil tankers 2 to 5 miles off the coast of Greenland’s glacier. We will place the ice cubes ,strategically, so that when the heavy winter weather roles in our ice cubes will trap the moisture and grow. This is very easy to achieve, and we’ll lower the ocean water tables by inches over the course of five years. The costs will be nominal because of the world wide contrabutions of money and equipment. Adding 125,000 cargo container sized ice cubes per day, to the Greenland glacier, for 50+ days, during the fall months will help us replenish the lost glacier ice. Also, we can use this technique to prevent wildfires from forming. By positioning used oil tankers off the coast of California, and on the Gulf. But we will freeze the ocean water into tree log sized ice cubes and place them in and around the dry, hot spots for wildfires. Say, 10,000 per day, tree logs sized ice cubes just melting. Providing much needed moisture in those targeted areas for wildfires. No more lost of life or property from wildfires ever again by using this technique. We will ship the tree logs sizes ice cubes by tractor trailer during the night time hours.
  • signed 2016-10-22 14:26:47 -0700
    we are energetic as young people lets take a leading role we should protect our envirement
  • signed 2016-10-22 11:27:32 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-22 09:32:01 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • @atuwani tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-22 09:31:56 -0700
  • signed 2016-10-22 09:30:57 -0700
    Severe droughts, floods, and wildfires must fall
  • signed 2016-10-21 12:58:16 -0700
  • signed 2016-10-21 05:15:08 -0700
    keep it up
  • signed 2016-10-19 10:50:11 -0700
    please send me information on extreme weather condition as a scince teacher middle school.
  • signed 2016-10-19 07:39:51 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-18 04:05:14 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • @KimaniBenard tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-18 04:05:12 -0700
  • signed 2016-10-18 04:03:24 -0700
  • signed 2016-10-17 02:34:39 -0700
    bhumika nahata
  • signed via 2016-10-16 11:11:50 -0700