Pledge to Stop Saying "climate change"

I hereby pledge to stop using the term “climate change.” Instead, I will use escalating global warming, irreversible global warming or climate destabilization to describe the increase in the Earth’s average temperature and the destruction caused by global warming primarily due to our burning of fossil fuels.


I make this pledge because:

  • “Climate change” is a misleading term employed by the fossil fuel industry and its advocates to lull the media and the public into a false sense of security. This propaganda is intended to make global warming-caused climate destabilization seem more benign and non-threatening. It suggests the Earth’s climate is always in a natural state of change, rather than global warming’s direct causation being from human activity-related carbon and methane pollution.

  • The idea of “natural” climate change diminishes the real seriousness of global warming and does not directly implicate our increasing use of fossil fuels, and the resultant carbon and methane pollution, as the primary cause.

  • Rising global temperatures are the most serious currently active challenge facing humanity, comparable in scope of impact to global nuclear war, if such were to occur.

I pledge that I will contest fossil fuels corporations and climate deniers misframing and falsely defining the real dangers of global warming! We are facing an imminent global threat that is already causing devastating losses due to drought, sea level rise, air pollution and increasingly severe weather.

I choose to stop using the term “climate change.” By my action, I now bring more urgency and clarity to climate discussions by speaking the scientifically proven truth that our Earth is experiencing escalating global warming, leading to irreversible global warming and  climate destabilization caused by human actions.

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Who's signing

Sohail Bux
Kathy Whitney
Marianne Stanley
Betsey Downing
Lise Dufresne
Norbert Muller
Shikha Gupta
Evalena Rose
Amaia Garmendia
Greatsea Chu
Carolyn Shafer
Robert and Dolores Scheelen
trevelin naidoo
siphamandla gomo spha
sobhana bai chacko
Mmabatho Nnyana
Kirsty Hill
Setu Mitra
Renee Lee
Tanko Ahmed
Gerry Rakobowchuk
Karen Cruz
rod snyder
naol adugna

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  • Sohail Bux
    signed 2016-04-30 04:13:30 -0700
  • Kathy Whitney
    signed 2016-04-23 23:06:33 -0700
  • Marianne Stanley
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  • Betsey Downing
    signed 2016-04-22 07:29:11 -0700
  • Lise Dufresne
    signed 2016-04-21 13:47:02 -0700
  • Norbert Muller
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    signed 2016-04-21 05:59:55 -0700
  • Shikha Gupta
    signed 2016-04-19 09:21:42 -0700
  • Evalena Rose
    signed 2016-04-18 22:39:01 -0700
  • Amaia Garmendia
    signed 2016-04-18 02:31:50 -0700
  • Greatsea Chu
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  • Greatsea Chu
    signed 2016-04-17 20:09:50 -0700
  • Carolyn Shafer
    signed 2016-04-17 18:16:36 -0700
  • Robert and Dolores Scheelen
    signed 2016-04-07 15:52:02 -0700
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  • trevelin naidoo
    signed 2016-04-07 12:48:03 -0700
  • siphamandla gomo spha
    signed 2016-04-05 04:25:45 -0700
  • sobhana bai chacko
    signed 2016-03-29 00:08:24 -0700
  • Mmabatho Nnyana
    signed 2016-03-28 04:36:15 -0700
  • Kirsty Hill
    signed 2016-03-26 23:57:35 -0700
  • Setu Mitra
    signed 2016-03-23 06:08:44 -0700
  • Renee Lee
    signed 2016-03-13 19:12:54 -0700
  • Tanko Ahmed
    signed 2016-02-08 07:55:55 -0800
  • Gerry Rakobowchuk
    signed 2016-02-06 17:25:24 -0800
  • Karen Cruz
    signed 2015-12-30 12:53:42 -0800
  • rod snyder
    signed 2015-12-16 18:35:24 -0800
    perhaps an amazing new slew of technologies, or a species wide paradigm shift about reality, or a combination of these could save our experience on this planet. with our current understanding of time, i advise that we appreciate our current civilization while we can including trying to save it. it would be a shame to lose the possibility of having abundant food, security, hot & cold running water,etc. that our planet could provide our species if we just collaborate intelligently.
  • naol adugna
    signed 2015-12-14 07:41:56 -0800
    I would like to appreciate your commitment.