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 via 2016-07-21 04:12:16 -0700
    we need to look recycle more and get all the plastic out of the ocean, make this into new things, we need to look at how we buy and use things, design better products that can be reused repeatedly, we are making a mess of this planet and we need to clean our mess up, community and governments need to help all around the world. we need to use better energy ideas, non polluting ideas that are cost effective and efficient, that everyone can afford. solar power, windmills, water mills, need to plant zillions of trees all around the world, deforestation due to reasons, ie palm oil in some places in the world, loosing lots of varieties of plants, insects, animals due to this. which affects global warming, landslides and weather patterns, everything is a delicate balance and it is time everyone did their bit, and respected this planet.
  • signed via 2016-07-21 01:21:53 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-21 00:24:29 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • signed 2016-07-21 00:23:51 -0700
  • signed 2016-07-20 16:14:56 -0700
    Yes, @katherine Karnopp, it’s the devastation of most of the life on earth that is so tragic. IS it 200 species per day, or ‘only’ per week, that go extinct?

    Then there’s the unbearable chaos and suffering to come as economy, culture, society and every other human system crash and burn. Literally. Or drown.
  • signed 2016-07-20 14:36:23 -0700
    I’m signing because humans aren’t the only creatures of the earth to suffer and die from global warming. Frankly, if it were just humans suffering and dying I wouldn’t mind so much, but the rest of all life, other animals, bugs, and plants are suffering because we humans are selfish egotists. What will be left to lord over if we don’t act now? Let us humans humanly and humbly begin our spiritual growth without hubris.
  • signed 2016-07-20 14:25:36 -0700
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  • signed 2016-07-14 15:04:40 -0700
    Jesica Davis
  • signed 2016-07-14 05:17:18 -0700
    Let’s ave the children and granchildren and great-great grandchildren…
  • signed 2016-07-14 02:27:45 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-14 01:24:51 -0700
    Sign the petition: The Declaration of a Global State of Climate Emergency. We have to fight and resore the environment
  • signed 2016-07-14 01:19:52 -0700
    We must come together to fight climate change. It is good that our generation has realized the devastating impacts of climate change and we must take steps towards its mitigation.
  • signed 2016-07-13 20:51:35 -0700
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-13 12:11:13 -0700
    Sign the petition: The Declaration of a Global State of Climate Emergency
  • signed 2016-07-13 12:10:24 -0700
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-13 09:41:12 -0700
    Sign the petition: The Declaration of a Global State of Climate Emergency
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    Beverly Botelho
  • signed 2016-07-09 22:06:49 -0700
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