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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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-18 14:24:20 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • @glenda68432819 tweeted link to this page. 2016-08-18 14:24:15 -0700
  • signed 2016-08-18 14:24:00 -0700
    glenda Deaton
  • signed 2016-08-18 11:01:50 -0700
    Global warming, mostly man-made, threatens all of us.
  • signed 2016-08-18 08:32:07 -0700
    The threat of global warming and climate change is real and affecting my country Uganda seriously most especially the agricultural sector which is the backborne of our country.The seasons have changed inform of changed rainfall parterns,prolonged drought,floods and emergency of diseases affecting crop yields
  • signed 2016-08-16 17:46:57 -0700
  • signed 2016-08-16 14:31:17 -0700
    Of course, dire emergency.
  • signed 2016-08-16 13:05:02 -0700
    Liberia is also experiencing impacts of climate change. This required various cappaign
  • signed 2016-08-15 07:59:43 -0700
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  • signed 2016-08-11 18:39:32 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-11 18:37:54 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2016-08-11 07:39:40 -0700
    Save the tree….save d world…
  • signed 2016-08-09 08:35:06 -0700
  • signed 2016-08-09 04:40:02 -0700
  • signed via 2016-08-08 14:43:44 -0700
  • signed via 2016-08-08 13:38:46 -0700
    It’s time we gave extreme climate disruption the attention it needs!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-07 15:26:26 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2016-08-07 15:26:04 -0700
    The most rational response to any problem is to first address it by doing less of the thing that is the problem, not the opposite. We need to stop all fossil fuel pipelines and related infrastructure development, explore ways we can individually use less energy, and commit as communities to doing enough with less.
  • signed 2016-08-07 13:05:06 -0700
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  • signed 2016-08-04 06:49:18 -0700
  • signed 2016-08-01 09:03:58 -0700
    If you don’t act, you are killing yourselves and your grandchildren as well as us! What good will all your millions do you then?
  • signed 2016-07-31 09:03:22 -0700
  • signed 2016-07-24 18:48:52 -0700
    Global Warming is a serious issue that needs to be addressed.
  • signed 2016-07-22 08:04:30 -0700
    Rebecca StJohn
  • signed 2016-07-21 21:30:23 -0700