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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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-16 11:33:18 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • @FFBugLady tweeted link to this page. 2017-10-16 11:33:12 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-16 02:27:26 -0700
    WHAT are you THINKING?? THINKING THAT ALL THE RICH PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING THE GOOD LIFE AND THE REST FOR US WILL BE LEFT TO DIE?? GLOBAL WARMING IS DESTROYING OUR WORLD AND WE NEED TO STOP IT. NOW. OR MANKIND IS DOOMED.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-16 00:34:05 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2017-10-15 12:53:38 -0700
    maria doherty
  • signed 2017-10-15 10:51:15 -0700
    Donald Provan
  • signed 2017-10-14 19:33:07 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-14 12:37:03 -0700
    It’s already too late. Birth control should have been mandatory 100 years ago. Get fixed people, I did, or do you really need 10 kids? Stupid humans still burning coal. Wind, solar, water and tidal energy should be the only resources. Plant a tree. Ride a bike. Walk. Recycle. Buy used.
  • signed 2017-10-14 02:02:36 -0700
    global warming posts serious threats to the human race and we need to start acting now. The problem is, most people are having a tough time accepting the fact that global warming could cause severe damage to us as a species, and that’s slowing us down. We all must accept the fact that climate change has taken its poll and is rising ever more rapidly. It is inevitable that climate will change, and the most we can do now is slow it down.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-12 15:56:01 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2017-10-11 10:34:15 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-10 16:22:00 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2017-10-10 16:21:13 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-10 15:59:37 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-10 12:30:58 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-10 11:18:32 -0700
    We need to do something about it, specially now that the president doesn’t believe in climate change, we have to act fast or it’ll be too late.
  • signed 2017-10-09 16:12:30 -0700
    The level of inaction since the book Limits to Growth was first published in 1972 is flabberghasting. I read the book when it came out and expected it to become a rallying cry for humanity to take heed and change our ways. No such luck.


    In many ways, I think it proves that mankind is like a cancer on the planet. There is no going back, and going forward successfully requires more commitment than we are likely to be able to muster. The biggest shame is that the future can be predicted and we choose to ignore it, and we will take a goodly portion of other animals with us into extinction.
  • signed 2017-10-09 07:12:21 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-09 03:07:01 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-07 17:58:59 -0700
    I will write a message to the World’s Leaders in Bonn Germany at the UN Climate Change Conference as a message from Fiji to support Climate Change.
  • signed 2017-10-07 01:02:13 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-06 23:35:15 -0700
    I shimelash molla who is the researcher in climate change impact would like to be a member of this issue. I live in Africa , Ethiopia, Jimma and doing research on this sensetive issue for my thesis . I need to extend this research to Africa and then to a global so that i add my contribution in this area.
  • signed 2017-10-06 21:44:20 -0700
    protect world from global warming
  • signed 2017-10-06 11:04:34 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-05 14:38:49 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-05 08:22:51 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-05 02:35:09 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2017-10-05 02:33:16 -0700
    Am ready to inform the public about the dangers of global warming to our beautiful planet earth
  • signed 2017-10-04 22:41:54 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-04 17:03:25 -0700