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. We also recognize that in spite of 35 years of credible warnings, global warming is still rising!

We the citizens of this nation and of the world have seen global warming-aggravated weather, like the record-breaking hurricanes and wildfires. We have already witnessed the "worst in centuries" droughts, floods and dust storms, or alternating super cold then super warm winters, or extreme storms or, rain bombs where weeks or months worth of rain falls in a few hours or a few days. We see with our own eyes that something bad is happening to the normal stability of our seasons and that, all of these global warming-related consequences are getting worse!

If we do not immediately change our global fossil fuel burning behaviors before more critical global warming tipping points are crossed, this destabilization of our climate will continue causing ever-increasing suffering, crop failures and unthinkable starvation and devastation within both current and future generations.

Furthermore, if we do not hit the required must hit fossil fuel reduction targets of 75% in all developed countries by 2025 (as described fully here), it will eventually precipitate the extinction of as much as 70-90% of humanity as well as the extinction of much of our other biological life in as little as the next 30-50 years. 

If we do not make the now-critical required 2025 global fossil fuel reductions, we further recognize that because of numerous climatic and human factors, for all intents and purposes global warming will also be out of our meaningful control for at least the next 30-50 years.

Our consequent and soon unavoidable global warming consequences, which will be occurring over the next 30-50 year time period, have now become the single greatest disruptor and threat multiplier, accelerator and amplifier of the security risks of all nations, comparable in total impact over time only to the total impact of immediate global nuclear war.

We face a world in which escalating average global temperature rises will lead to mass starvation and then the destabilization of normal social, economic and political life already affecting millions and soon billions. People all over the world will be forced to deal with ever-escalating climate catastrophes, major resource depletion, and mass migrations. (If necessary, see this page for additional proof the statements of this paragraph are true.)

Nearly all of the other 6 existing major global problems our world faces today will also worsen due to the threat multiplying, accelerating and amplifying disruptive consequences of escalating global warming.

As average global temperatures continue to rise, all of the ecological, economic and political problems (listed below) will also cross-react with each other as well as with the 11 key global warming tipping points increasing the frequency, severity, and scale (size) of these crises.

  • Food and resource depletion (Overshoot.)
  • Severe droughts, floods, and wildfires
  • Rising sea levels
  • Water pollution and water table loss
  • Desertification and deforestation
  • Ocean fish stock depletion (Overshoot.)
  • Growing economic inequity, poverty, and instability
  • Political instability and injustice
  • War and regional conflicts
  • Increasing potential of pandemics and other health crises

Despite 35 years of education, study, and discussion about the near-certain extinction level effects of human-caused carbon and methane pollution of our atmosphere, global warming temperatures have escalated to levels that have already passed some serious tipping points and moving ever-closer to passing other more critical global warming tipping points.  In fact, many global warming consequences have already become irreversible for centuries to thousands of years.

In order to honestly manage the global warming emergency, we must immediately stop the continued rise of average global temperature. This can only be done by radically and immediately reducing the human-caused production of greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels. (Click here to see the challenging fossil fuel reduction targets we now must hit.)

Failure to successfully achieve the required fossil fuel reduction targets for ourselves and future generations is no longer a survivable option.

As global citizens of every nation on Earth, we ask you, our national leaders to:

formally declare a national and international global warming State of Emergency.

And then at this same emergency meeting of world leaders:

a. pass enforceable and verifiable laws that would immediately and radically reduce global fossil fuel usage to the required 2025 levels to save humanity, and 

b. call for the immediate allocation of all necessary resources, personnel, and actions (like those described in Part 3 of the Job One for Humanity Plan,) to quickly resolve this global warming State of Emergency to sustainably protect, preserve, and advance the continued evolution of all humanity and life on Earth and to protect humanity and our civilization from extinction.  

By signing this petition now (in the box below,) I am personally notifying my national politicians of my demand for their immediate meeting and their immediate action on the contents of this emergency petition.

I further pledge to act together cooperatively with others as one human family to help resolve this escalating global warming emergency until it is resolved.


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See Key information about this petition, and how it will be used.

Learn more about the story behind this nonprofit organization's mission and why this petition must go worldwide and be presented to politicians all over the world by clicking here.

When you sign the petition you are also giving the Job One for Humanity Organization permission to send you global warming emergency progress updates no more than once a month.

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