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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  • Savanna Ray
    signed 2019-03-16 19:43:03 -0700
    Savanna Ray
  • Valentina Chastain
    signed 2019-03-16 14:51:47 -0700
  • Aleshya Jay
    signed 2019-03-15 16:58:17 -0700
  • Emily Thompson
    signed 2019-03-15 15:11:30 -0700
  • Samira Sami
    signed 2019-03-15 14:12:45 -0700
    I support
  • Jessica Murrain
    signed 2019-03-15 13:01:25 -0700
    Jessica Murrain
  • Shyemah Elazzabi
    signed 2019-03-15 11:20:59 -0700
  • Lucy Budenberg
    signed 2019-03-15 10:49:32 -0700
  • Ada Orlow
    signed 2019-03-15 10:48:52 -0700
    Just came from the YOUTHSTRIKE4CLIMATE in Manchester and I am inspired to finally get climate justice!!
  • Rachel Creer
    signed 2019-03-15 10:46:26 -0700
  • Matteo Villell Villella
    signed 2019-03-15 07:12:57 -0700
  • Courtney Nelson
    signed 2019-03-15 05:44:07 -0700
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  • Samantha Platts
    signed 2019-03-15 02:16:29 -0700
  • Neelie Markley
    signed 2019-03-14 15:52:15 -0700
  • linda clark
    signed 2019-03-14 08:01:35 -0700
    We need to spend the money for the wall & space force on saving the planet.
  • Elizabeth Charlotte Sampson
    signed 2019-03-14 06:02:28 -0700
  • Lorna Moore
    signed 2019-03-14 05:25:28 -0700
  • Daniel Mottis
    signed 2019-03-14 03:06:38 -0700
    Get this out to everyone
  • michael wade
    signed 2019-03-13 16:42:07 -0700
  • jacqueline junez
    signed 2019-03-13 06:50:46 -0700
  • Melissa Davies
    signed 2019-03-12 06:25:30 -0700
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    signed 2019-03-11 03:21:41 -0700
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  • Judith Hoaglundj
    signed 2019-03-10 09:36:43 -0700
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    signed 2019-03-09 21:08:53 -0800
  • Pauline Torzuoli
    signed 2019-03-09 01:30:52 -0800
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  • Ibrahim Adam Kois
    signed 2019-03-08 18:15:54 -0800
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  • skye warner
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  • Graciano Matos
    signed 2019-03-08 08:26:07 -0800
  • Luna Buns
    signed 2019-03-07 19:45:55 -0800
    Instead of using fossil fuels we should be saving energy and going green to save our planet and the environment. We got to think of the people and wildlife on this planet. We shouldn’t be pollution and harming our planet and the environment we should be protecting and going green and using less energy and stop letting waste go in landfills harming our planet and the environment. People and animals are being effected by the global warming and climate change too. If we change the way of things we can make this planet and the environment a lot more greener if we work together. If we can go green for planet and the environment we won’t have to worry about mass extinction or mass destruction happening if we prevent it from happening. Instead of throwing trash in landfills we recycled it instead. We should keep plastic bags, plastic bottles and other stuff from ending up in landfills and we should recycled them to be reused again without harming the our planet and the environment. We should be reusing instead of throwing away and turn it into something useful instead. We should do what we can to end global warming from getting worse over the years. Don’t ever littered either put trash in a trash bin or of you have stuff that can be recycled put it in the recycling box instead of letting them end up in landfills that harming our planet and the environment. Use less energy and go green for our planet and the environment.
  • Sarah Purdy
    signed 2019-03-07 10:34:15 -0800
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