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 2017-08-14 11:25:41 -0700
    Take heart, if we confront this with love, courage and wisdom and a willingness to fight with all we can do this! Make changes in your own life and reach out to your community and reach out to your government representatives. STEP ONE: Divest your money from banks that support fossil fuels, stop using animal products, cut your energy and transportation use of fossil fuels, refuse disposables. We can do it!
  • signed 2017-08-14 05:16:55 -0700
  • signed 2017-08-13 07:19:12 -0700
    With all my heart,
  • signed 2017-08-12 18:44:56 -0700
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  • signed 2017-08-11 09:03:39 -0700
    we are with you
  • signed 2017-08-10 08:37:58 -0700
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  • signed 2017-08-07 01:05:01 -0700
    Adam Wood
  • signed 2017-08-07 00:34:45 -0700
  • signed 2017-08-06 23:48:16 -0700
    In rural areas of Lesotho…we (SMARTD) introduced cooking stoves that uses minimal fire wood in attempts to reduce dangerous gases especially greenhouse gases to our ozone….
  • signed 2017-08-06 19:41:15 -0700
  • signed 2017-08-06 15:24:12 -0700
    Helpful this is
  • signed 2017-08-06 11:28:33 -0700
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    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2017-08-05 12:52:31 -0700
    It is crucial that we save our planet.
  • signed 2017-08-04 19:08:46 -0700
  • signed 2017-08-04 09:43:49 -0700
  • signed 2017-08-04 03:16:25 -0700
    Out Future generations depend on us. This is a serious threat of all. We must stand up and unit for this or else there wont be any life on earth.
  • signed 2017-08-03 15:48:48 -0700
    Our children will depend on us now to treat climate change as the grave emergency it is. Billions of people will perish or be migrating to survive by the end of the century, leaving no place on Earth, no nation and no person untouched. Humanity will enter a struggle for survival.

    There are no winners in delaying action now to prevent the coming catastrophe.
  • signed 2017-08-03 12:23:57 -0700
    Our only life, only planet!!
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