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.

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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

dave cooper
Nawaz Pattewale
John Corstvet
Peter Deacon
Todd Waymon
Douglas Owens-Pike
Tara Marshall
Teresa Louro
vasundhara thakur
Emely Tabola
Ashley Madeiag
Brandon Alex
Kenneth Smith
Rajkumari Nirna
Mohammad qureshi
Enid Bennett
Greg and Clare Bogard
Craig W Crosby
Isabell Caputo
matthew bittel
Kathy Cheer
Romen Wangkheirakpam
Sarah Kulakovich
Alexander Wang
Eric Rimmer
Paul Lauenstein
Katherine DaSilva Jain

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  • dave cooper
    signed 2017-05-15 14:24:20 -0700
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  • Peter Deacon
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  • Todd Waymon
    signed 2017-04-03 19:55:32 -0700
  • Douglas Owens-Pike
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  • Tara Marshall
    signed 2017-03-09 05:01:47 -0800
  • Teresa Louro
    signed 2017-03-06 07:11:58 -0800
  • vasundhara thakur
    signed 2017-03-03 02:09:56 -0800
  • Emely Tabola
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  • Ashley Madeiag
    signed 2017-03-02 03:54:39 -0800
  • Brandon Alex
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  • Kenneth Smith
    signed 2017-03-01 14:39:06 -0800
  • Rajkumari Nirna
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  • Mohammad qureshi
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  • Sarah Kulakovich
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  • Alexander Wang
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  • Eric Rimmer
    signed 2017-02-12 13:40:55 -0800
  • Paul Lauenstein
    signed 2017-02-10 17:56:11 -0800
  • Katherine DaSilva Jain
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