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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  • liliana corona
    signed 2016-11-14 18:00:21 -0800
  • Charlotte Grandpre
    signed 2016-11-14 14:56:14 -0800
  • Yvonne Verplanke
    signed 2016-11-14 12:56:42 -0800
    we must address this problem now ! we owe it to our children
  • Mark Harper
    signed 2016-11-14 12:29:52 -0800
  • Natalie Pierson
    signed 2016-11-14 12:17:00 -0800
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  • Tami Barnard
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-14 05:58:26 -0800
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • Tami Barnard
    signed 2016-11-14 05:57:51 -0800
  • Kathy Buckley
    signed 2016-11-13 17:05:25 -0800
  • Hari Prasad
    signed 2016-11-13 08:15:33 -0800
    Mr. Trump has appointed a climate change denier and energy industry shill to head his EPA transition team. News reports say he is planning to accelerate steps to withdraw the U.S. from international agreements and treaties to check global warming. No action by the U.S. for the next four years will almost surely lead to the “four degree” increase in a few decades. Consequences will be terrible in total melting of the Arctic and most of the Antarctic shelf, rise in sea levels, global collapse of food crops, mass famine, inundation of two thirds of the world’s cities, destruction of the Amazon, etc.

    This is a greater danger to the world than the rise of Hitler’s Germany. Action has to be immediate and concerted to put pressure, locally, nationally, and internationally, to prevent what Mr. Trump and his advisers plan.
  • Daniel Sjöblom
    signed 2016-11-12 18:54:57 -0800
  • Diane Wallis
    signed 2016-11-12 17:29:54 -0800
  • Laura Muehlfeld
    signed via 2016-11-12 12:40:38 -0800
  • Rebecca Volz
    signed 2016-11-12 11:06:35 -0800
  • Christy Muehlfeld
    signed via 2016-11-12 09:15:54 -0800
  • Jamie Seidel
    signed 2016-11-12 08:22:36 -0800
  • Barbara Newkirk
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-12 08:17:35 -0800
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • Barbara Newkirk
    signed 2016-11-12 08:16:07 -0800
  • Zachary Sullivan
    signed 2016-11-12 07:05:24 -0800
    Our planet will survive, but the future generations will not.
  • Eric Jucker
    signed 2016-11-12 05:18:00 -0800
    We are running a global experiment by using our atmosphere as dumping ground, taking it to places it has not seen in a million years, while cutting down the rainforests, our ally in keeping it clean.
  • Ryan Gardiner
    signed 2016-11-12 05:13:32 -0800
  • Sharon Cramer
    signed 2016-11-12 04:46:57 -0800
    Global warming and climate destabilization is no one’s agenda. It is raw fact supported by scientific evidence of escalating greenhouse gases. The changes we are already seeing is a portent of the awful things to come if we do not act now. If we wreck this?…there is no new neighborhood to move to!
  • Ben Holtzmann
    signed 2016-11-11 14:06:42 -0800
    Something must be done
  • Rachel Greenberg
    signed 2016-11-11 13:38:03 -0800
  • Baphiwe Langeni
    signed 2016-11-11 13:08:42 -0800
  • Jake Hagin
    signed 2016-11-11 13:05:52 -0800
  • Agnes Meikle
    signed 2016-11-11 10:33:43 -0800
  • Roger Oborn
    signed 2016-11-11 06:48:08 -0800
  • John Gibbons
    signed 2016-11-10 19:57:43 -0800
    When ignored, reality has the tendency to come back and bite us in the ass. Ouch!
  • Sara Beckham
    signed 2016-11-10 14:06:07 -0800
  • Darlene Hines
    signed 2016-11-10 13:54:32 -0800