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 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 because of numerous technical and human factors, for all intents and purposes global warming (aka climate change,) has become irreversible for at least the next 50 years and the consequent additional consequences occurring over this additional 50 year time period 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 a massive destabilization of normal life affecting first millions, then billions of people forced to deal with ongoing climate catastrophes, severe food and other resource depletion, and mass climate migrations. (See this page which proves the statements of this paragraph are factual.)

Nearly all of the other major problems our world faces today will also worsen due to the threat multiplier and great disruptor effects of escalating global warming.

All of the ecological, economic and political problems (listed just below) will cross over into each other and greatly magnify those problems as average global temperatures continues to rise.

  • Food and resource depletion
  • Severe droughts, floods, and wildfires
  • Rising sea levels
  • Water pollution and water table loss
  • Desertification and deforestation
  • Ocean fish stock depletion
  • 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 now irreversible for centuries to thousands of years.

We must immediately stop the continued rise of average global temperature by decreasing the 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 first initiate the necessary steps to formally declare a national and international global warming State of Emergency. And then at this emergency meeting, call for the immediate allocation of all of the resources, personnel, and actions necessary (like those described in the Job One for Humanity Plan,) to quickly resolve this State of Emergency to sustainably protect, preserve, and advance the continued evolution of humanity and life on Earth.  

By signing this petition now (in the box below,) I am notifying my national politicians of my demand for their action on this matter and, I am also pledging to act together with others as one human family to acknowledge and resolve the escalating global warming emergency.

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  • gerard DAmbrosio
    signed 2018-07-21 08:52:13 -0700
    we need battery operated cars and boats and wind and solar power to heat homes and we could get to the safe carbon number 350 its 377 now it was 277 in 1983 if the usa does it first the other countries will follow someone needs the guts to take down the oil companies it could cost trump his life but its worth it
  • Zach Moore
    signed 2018-07-12 20:50:27 -0700
    Please for the love of humanity, we have to change our selfish ways. Over population and addiction to fossil fuels will kill us all slowly but surely.
  • Leah Bolsher
    signed 2018-07-10 00:45:20 -0700
  • Eli Mawdsley
    signed 2018-07-08 17:27:38 -0700
  • Steven Fraser
    signed 2018-07-06 21:37:40 -0700
  • Jackie Johnson
    signed 2018-07-06 19:47:38 -0700
    Jackie Johnson
  • Nathan Cox
    signed 2018-07-05 15:09:49 -0700
    Fossil fuel as well as older model air conditioning is a major problem.
  • Duane Johnson
    signed 2018-06-28 00:43:27 -0700
  • Olivia Tello
    signed 2018-06-25 20:55:01 -0700
  • James Haley
    signed 2018-06-22 20:06:33 -0700
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    signed via 2018-06-15 06:07:40 -0700
  • Aleister Mraz
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  • Raquel Bernal
    signed 2018-06-03 22:35:02 -0700
  • Sarah Varrelman
    signed 2018-06-03 02:06:35 -0700
    Sarah Varrelman
  • Isabella Linton
    signed 2018-06-02 08:51:58 -0700
  • hadiya shahid khan
    signed 2018-05-31 12:06:04 -0700
  • Iradukunda manzi claude
    signed 2018-05-31 06:42:35 -0700
    this is very important keep it up this might help the world to change into a clean and healthy planet
  • sarika ghalawat
    signed 2018-05-30 03:40:08 -0700
    Nice! It helped me very much in my project
  • Alexis Ormond
    signed 2018-05-29 22:11:34 -0700
  • Rebecca Gage
    signed 2018-05-29 19:18:05 -0700
  • Beverly Coronado
    signed 2018-05-29 13:13:42 -0700
    Beverly Coronado
  • Kelsey Winkler Herbeck
    signed 2018-05-29 12:06:28 -0700
  • Antonio Diaz
    signed 2018-05-29 08:28:51 -0700
  • Beverly Boyer
    signed 2018-05-29 02:03:09 -0700
  • The Great Dylan
    @TheGreatDylan13 tweeted link to this page. 2018-05-29 00:26:59 -0700
  • Dylan Zhang
    signed 2018-05-29 00:26:25 -0700
  • Hugo Quintanilla
    signed 2018-05-28 10:54:40 -0700
    We only have 1 home, Earth. Don’t burn it down!
  • Isar Elkair
    signed 2018-05-28 02:42:37 -0700
  • Esha Sareen
    signed 2018-05-27 14:31:43 -0700