Sign This Petition to Help Declare a Climate Change Emergency

After reading this climate change emergency petition, sign electronically at the bottom of this page. You will receive an immediate email copy and an acknowledgment.

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Climate Change Emergency Petition 

We, the citizens of our nation and of the Earth, are endowed with certain rights, powers, and obligations, which demand we act to preserve and protect the future of humanity and Earth's other animal and biological life. We have four demands.

Based on abundant scientific evidence or our own climate change experiences, we recognize that:

a. The global climate is rapidly warming. 

b. The global climate is becoming increasingly unstable due to atmospheric greenhouse gas pollution (carbon, methane, and nitrous oxide,) dominantly coming from the human-caused burning of fossil fuels.

c. Despite 60 years of credible scientific warnings, global warming is still rising and has now reached dangerous levels, causing widespread deterioration across our climate and environment.

We are now facing a rapidly worstening climate change scenario.

This climate change-driven environmental deterioration and extinction threat can only be fixed by our politicians immediately enacting the honest 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.

Getting close to the scientifically correct 2025 global targets will dramatically reduce damaging atmospheric carbon, methane, and nitrous oxide.

It will also help prevent the loss of 10 million lives a year worldwide from the painful and debilitating health-related effects of the toxic air pollution caused by fossil fuel burning. 

If we do not get close to the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets, the frequency, severity and size of global climate change consequences will rise dramatically from 2025-2031 and beyond.

Many of these climate change consequences will be catastrophic.



Therefore, I hereby demand that our politicians and government leaders meet to enact these four demands:

1. Declare a national and international Climate Change Emergency. (We will never be able to manage worsening climate change unless we call the climate change threat, the emergency that it really is.)

2. Immediately pass enforceable and verifiable national and international laws that will get us close to the required 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. (These climate change-related laws and actions are described here.)

3. Order an immediate government mass mobilization of ALL necessary resources and personnel to execute ALL required governmental actions to come as close as possible to the correct 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. And finally,

4. Start the necessary climate change disaster preparation, adaptation, and resilience-building needed for soon-arriving, severe climate change consequences our nation can no longer avoid or prevent. (About one-half of humanity could die off by 2050 if our politicians fail us again.)

By electronically signing this petition below, I am officially petitioning and demanding that my national politicians execute the four above actions to protect and preserve humanity and animal and biological life on Earth. 

Furthermore, realizing that the climate change consequences that are already occurring will take centuries to thousands of years to repair (which will create an unbearable nightmare for surviving generations), I further pledge to continue to personally help resolve our accelerating climate change emergency until it is fixed!

Sign below Now!


Additional Petition Information, If Needed:

1. See key information about how this petition will be used here.

2. When you sign the petition, you give us permission to email you your petition signature acknowledgment copy and occasional climate change emergency progress updates about once a month.


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  • Gord Campbell
    signed 2016-09-21 12:56:23 -0700
  • Sugarjav Ganbold
    signed 2016-09-19 11:56:22 -0700
  • suhas phadtare
    signed 2016-09-19 08:47:34 -0700
  • Baldemar Sosa
    signed 2016-09-19 07:14:41 -0700
  • K Thonesh chowdary
    signed 2016-09-18 05:27:16 -0700
  • Jose Utrera
    signed 2016-09-16 17:39:51 -0700
  • Nikola Novak
    signed 2016-09-16 17:19:41 -0700
  • angela garcia
    signed 2016-09-16 09:27:44 -0700
  • brianna smyth
    signed 2016-09-16 07:36:01 -0700
    I love life
  • Margaret Swan
    signed 2016-09-15 20:56:41 -0700
    I believe this is serious. How do we convince others???
  • Jessie Smith
    signed 2016-09-14 17:44:29 -0700
    We’ve gotta band together and get our collective shit together quick!
  • Peter Deacon
    signed 2016-09-14 13:05:09 -0700
    Time to step back from the precipice.
  • Thessy Affissong
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-12 06:43:06 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • Thessy Affissong
    signed 2016-09-12 06:41:46 -0700
    Yes I sign
  • Thomas McNeil
    signed 2016-09-11 18:55:03 -0700
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  • Jocelyn Gallant
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-10 23:24:11 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • Jocelyn Gallant
    signed 2016-09-10 23:23:55 -0700
    Jocelyn Gallant

    Global Warming should be a state of emergency. he or she destroyed the environment should be punishable with environmental crimes against the earth ozan’s they should be prosecuted for environmental crimes jail time will do allot good they would think not violated the environment oxans it should be treated like any other criams such as murders and raps arm robbies.
  • Judah Paolo Zerrudo
    signed 2016-09-10 22:48:30 -0700
    the time is right now now tomorrow but right now , to those who read this what are you waiting for lets react now coz tomorrow we dont know , sign & pledge & react to our own belief whats goods to the next generation to our children , children , its takes strong will to do it , fight the giant & lets be unite , let us be one to all kind …
  • Roger Oborn
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-10 21:15:42 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • xandre keize
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  • Brenda Conwell
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  • Joseph Wittmann
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    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!!!!!
  • Joseph Wittmann
    signed 2016-09-08 19:47:28 -0700
  • Richard Hayward
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  • Daniel Lavigne
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    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • Daniel Lavigne
    signed 2016-09-08 03:28:50 -0700
  • Aaron Kayondo
    signed 2016-09-06 16:02:35 -0700
    Africa is being hit hard by Climate change!
  • Stephanie Legarda
    signed 2016-09-04 19:00:56 -0700
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  • Bette DiCesare
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