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 2016-11-14 12:56:42 -0800
    we must address this problem now ! we owe it to our children
  • signed 2016-11-14 12:29:52 -0800
  • signed 2016-11-14 12:17:00 -0800
    Natalie Pierson
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-14 05:58:26 -0800
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2016-11-14 05:57:51 -0800
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  • signed 2016-11-13 08:15:33 -0800
    Mr. Trump has appointed a climate change denier and energy industry shill to head his EPA transition team. News reports say he is planning to accelerate steps to withdraw the U.S. from international agreements and treaties to check global warming. No action by the U.S. for the next four years will almost surely lead to the “four degree” increase in a few decades. Consequences will be terrible in total melting of the Arctic and most of the Antarctic shelf, rise in sea levels, global collapse of food crops, mass famine, inundation of two thirds of the world’s cities, destruction of the Amazon, etc.


    This is a greater danger to the world than the rise of Hitler’s Germany. Action has to be immediate and concerted to put pressure, locally, nationally, and internationally, to prevent what Mr. Trump and his advisers plan.
  • signed 2016-11-12 18:54:57 -0800
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-12 08:17:35 -0800
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2016-11-12 08:16:07 -0800
  • signed 2016-11-12 07:05:24 -0800
    Our planet will survive, but the future generations will not.
  • signed 2016-11-12 05:18:00 -0800
    We are running a global experiment by using our atmosphere as dumping ground, taking it to places it has not seen in a million years, while cutting down the rainforests, our ally in keeping it clean.
  • signed 2016-11-12 05:13:32 -0800
  • signed 2016-11-12 04:46:57 -0800
    Global warming and climate destabilization is no one’s agenda. It is raw fact supported by scientific evidence of escalating greenhouse gases. The changes we are already seeing is a portent of the awful things to come if we do not act now. If we wreck this?…there is no new neighborhood to move to!
  • signed 2016-11-11 14:06:42 -0800
    Something must be done
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  • signed 2016-11-10 19:57:43 -0800
    When ignored, reality has the tendency to come back and bite us in the ass. Ouch!
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