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 2017-09-22 18:11:19 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-22 03:40:20 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-21 12:19:09 -0700
    We must all join forces to share in the most important mission of our time!

    May this common cause serve to bring out the best in all of us!
  • signed 2017-09-21 08:18:47 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-20 06:33:19 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-20 05:02:18 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-19 20:53:08 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • @jamie_1515 tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-19 20:53:06 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-19 20:50:44 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-19 17:58:42 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-19 17:52:25 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2017-09-19 17:52:00 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-19 17:48:26 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-19 17:43:36 -0700
    How many signatures do we need to start this??
  • signed 2017-09-19 15:14:44 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-19 07:57:00 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-19 07:47:24 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-19 06:53:14 -0700
    All these hurricanes in September should tell you something!
  • signed 2017-09-19 06:46:08 -0700
    We need to address this now for not only our generation, but our grandchildren, and their grandchildren. This is for the good of ALL of humanity. We have enough resources to stop burning fossil fuels. When money is the driving force, it consumes and destroys us all.
  • signed 2017-09-18 21:36:06 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-18 20:43:11 -0700
    I hope people will soon better understand what is happening to our world we live in. I am hopeful that there will be a change.
  • signed 2017-09-18 09:42:51 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-18 07:57:53 -0700
    Stop Global Warming and let’s pray to God, also accept Jesus today.
  • signed 2017-09-18 07:48:57 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-18 02:24:07 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-17 22:18:15 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-17 06:59:00 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-16 22:47:19 -0700
    Good cause feos bablushuidfkj
  • signed 2017-09-15 23:23:23 -0700
    It makes me feel sick thinking about. And then I feel good knowing what it could be. Life just tells u the people in power they don’t care (Trump) # it totally reminds me about the x-files shows and they make a good point the guys on top just don’t care. Even with so many easy / hard was we humanity can prevail the big GW shoild be the time for all of earths nations need to come together as one world one people. As they say 2 heads are better right. So I thinks 8,000,000,000. Has to be so much better.