Please Sign the Climate Change Emergency Petition

Please sign electronically at the bottom of this page. You will receive an immediate email copy and acknowledgment. Over 100,000 individuals have signed this petition and similar petitions worldwide! 

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 biological life.

Our petition has four demands.

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

a. The global climate is rapidly warming. 

b. Despite 60 years of credible scientific warnings, climate change and global warming are still rising and have reached dangerous levels, causing widespread deterioration across our climate and environment.

c. The global climate is becoming increasingly unstable due to atmospheric greenhouse gas pollution (carbon, methane, and nitrous oxide), which is dominantly coming from the burning of human-caused fossil fuels. This is an urgent crisis that demands immediate action.

We are now facing a rapidly worsening climate change scenario.

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

Getting close to the 2025 global targets will dramatically reduce the damaging atmospheric carbon, methane, and nitrous oxide and prevent the worst consequences of climate change.

It will also help prevent the loss of at least 10 million lives a year worldwide from just 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 and far beyond what we can quickly adapt to.

Many of these climate change consequences will be catastrophic and last for hundreds to thousands of years.



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 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 that our nation can no longer avoid or prevent. (About one-half of humanity could die off by 2050-2070 if our politicians fail us once 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 all biological life on Earth. 

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

Sign at the Bottom of this Page 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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  • yeshwant sane
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-11 18:37:54 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • Sumit Dash
    signed 2016-08-11 07:39:40 -0700
    Save the tree….save d world…
  • venkatarao ariga
    signed 2016-08-09 08:35:06 -0700
  • Michael Jessen
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-07 15:26:26 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • Michael Jessen
    signed 2016-08-07 15:26:04 -0700
    The most rational response to any problem is to first address it by doing less of the thing that is the problem, not the opposite. We need to stop all fossil fuel pipelines and related infrastructure development, explore ways we can individually use less energy, and commit as communities to doing enough with less.
  • Alison Sturgeon
    signed 2016-08-07 13:05:06 -0700
  • Mary Engstrom
    signed 2016-08-04 22:51:48 -0700
  • dave cooper
    signed 2016-08-04 06:49:18 -0700
  • Rebecca St John
    signed 2016-07-22 08:04:30 -0700
    Rebecca StJohn
  • ammie thorne
    signed via 2016-07-21 04:12:16 -0700
    we need to look recycle more and get all the plastic out of the ocean, make this into new things, we need to look at how we buy and use things, design better products that can be reused repeatedly, we are making a mess of this planet and we need to clean our mess up, community and governments need to help all around the world. we need to use better energy ideas, non polluting ideas that are cost effective and efficient, that everyone can afford. solar power, windmills, water mills, need to plant zillions of trees all around the world, deforestation due to reasons, ie palm oil in some places in the world, loosing lots of varieties of plants, insects, animals due to this. which affects global warming, landslides and weather patterns, everything is a delicate balance and it is time everyone did their bit, and respected this planet.
  • Heather Richmond
    signed via 2016-07-21 01:21:53 -0700
  • David Boag
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-21 00:24:29 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!
  • David Boag
    signed 2016-07-21 00:23:51 -0700
  • Susan Shore
    signed 2016-07-20 16:14:56 -0700
    Yes, @katherine Karnopp, it’s the devastation of most of the life on earth that is so tragic. IS it 200 species per day, or ‘only’ per week, that go extinct?

    Then there’s the unbearable chaos and suffering to come as economy, culture, society and every other human system crash and burn. Literally. Or drown.
  • Katherine Karnopp
    signed 2016-07-20 14:36:23 -0700
    I’m signing because humans aren’t the only creatures of the earth to suffer and die from global warming. Frankly, if it were just humans suffering and dying I wouldn’t mind so much, but the rest of all life, other animals, bugs, and plants are suffering because we humans are selfish egotists. What will be left to lord over if we don’t act now? Let us humans humanly and humbly begin our spiritual growth without hubris.
  • Tiffany Snyder
    signed 2016-07-20 14:25:36 -0700
  • Evelyne Reid
    signed 2016-07-20 13:11:47 -0700
  • suzanne h williams
    signed 2016-07-20 10:40:03 -0700
  • Jesica Davis
    signed 2016-07-14 15:04:40 -0700
    Jesica Davis
  • Sharon Willan
    signed 2016-07-14 05:17:18 -0700
    Let’s ave the children and granchildren and great-great grandchildren…
  • Critsina Masetti
    signed 2016-07-14 02:27:45 -0700
  • Enocka Odongo
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-14 01:24:51 -0700
    Sign the petition: The Declaration of a Global State of Climate Emergency. We have to fight and resore the environment
  • Enocka Odongo
    signed 2016-07-14 01:19:52 -0700
    We must come together to fight climate change. It is good that our generation has realized the devastating impacts of climate change and we must take steps towards its mitigation.
  • Lisa Sulkowski
    signed 2016-07-13 13:55:47 -0700
  • Jacqueline Peacock
    signed via 2016-07-13 12:45:23 -0700
  • Todd Waymon
    signed 2016-07-13 12:20:29 -0700
  • Steve Hanson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-13 12:11:13 -0700
    Sign the petition: The Declaration of a Global State of Climate Emergency
  • Steve Hanson
    signed 2016-07-13 12:10:24 -0700
  • Laurel Burnham
    signed 2016-07-13 09:49:38 -0700
  • Aryae Katchen
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-13 09:41:12 -0700
    Sign the petition: The Declaration of a Global State of Climate Emergency