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 2017-11-01 12:08:25 -0700
  • signed 2017-11-01 10:54:15 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-31 12:21:58 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-30 08:30:04 -0700
    It is up to us. Our government is not going to do this for us.
  • signed 2017-10-29 14:37:49 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-29 13:49:24 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-28 19:41:59 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-26 11:20:59 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-26 09:05:25 -0700
    We should also look at our own individual actions as well as those of people in power. We cause the problem.
  • signed 2017-10-25 13:19:48 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-25 12:23:35 -0700
    I love the idea of paying attention to the social impact among MBA students:
  • signed 2017-10-25 09:00:35 -0700
    Interestingly real
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-25 06:15:39 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global (Warning) State of Emergency!
  • @ShaktiviryatY tweeted link to this page. 2017-10-25 06:15:30 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global (Warning) State of Emergency!
  • signed 2017-10-25 06:13:40 -0700
    Climate change is DEADLY, this declaration should have been done a long time ago because it may already be too late.
  • signed 2017-10-25 05:21:10 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-25 00:14:08 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-24 22:57:05 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-23 13:32:20 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-23 08:59:20 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-23 04:12:31 -0700
    Stop global warming now.
  • signed 2017-10-23 04:03:49 -0700
  • signed via 2017-10-22 19:21:37 -0700
    Is over population at the root of global warming?
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-22 14:20:16 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2017-10-22 14:20:00 -0700
    The science is in and it’s indisputable. We need to dramatically reduce the use of fossil fuels before severe, destructive weather events become the norm.
  • signed 2017-10-22 05:49:14 -0700
    We must stop global warming now!!!
  • signed 2017-10-22 05:42:06 -0700
    i would lke more stuff like this
  • signed 2017-10-21 09:54:33 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-21 06:48:55 -0700
    Our governments really need to protect the planet for the future. We need action now, not later! Why do I pay my taxes? So that my government can do the best they can in all circumstances!
  • signed 2017-10-21 03:21:13 -0700
    It is on us to stop greed and the hunger for cash over the protection of our own planet!