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.

Almost 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 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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  • Christina Anderson
    signed 2023-07-28 12:26:22 -0700
  • Zoe Smallidge
    signed 2023-07-28 12:11:41 -0700
  • scott semler
    signed 2023-07-28 11:51:35 -0700
  • Atara Bernstein
    signed 2023-07-28 11:25:25 -0700
  • Amber Walker
    signed 2023-07-27 12:07:11 -0700
  • Stephanie Donoghue
    signed 2023-07-27 03:44:20 -0700
  • ineke van horssen
    signed 2023-07-27 00:45:08 -0700
  • walter davis
    signed 2023-07-26 13:52:40 -0700
  • Erin Hathaway
    signed 2023-07-26 13:15:20 -0700
  • Loxie Roberts
    signed 2023-07-26 03:41:29 -0700
    Worried about the future for my young daughter
  • Lily Gutierrez
    signed 2023-07-24 10:31:51 -0700
  • MOHANh Bajikar
    signed 2023-07-24 08:50:29 -0700
    jikar
  • Rita Estes
    signed 2023-07-23 11:28:28 -0700
  • Pawal Lugun
    signed 2023-07-22 19:33:43 -0700
    We must work together
  • Terry Harris
    signed 2023-07-22 00:29:00 -0700
  • Maxwell Ogbonna
    signed 2023-07-21 16:05:27 -0700
    Very Good to serve Humanity
  • Karen Hurworth
    signed 2023-07-21 06:23:59 -0700
  • Kay Amsden Joyce
    signed 2023-07-20 07:20:29 -0700
    We can no longer let the financial costs of making changes be a deterrent. Surely many people now realise time is fast running out ! Personal sacrifice for the greater good (that old-fashioned virtue) , and government led changes are sorely needed in wealthy countries like NZ where l live. We were able to change our habits, spending choices and lives during Covid 19, thanks to a very able NZ Prime Minister, and we can do it again for something even more crucial to all life on earth.
  • Sabine Prather
    signed 2023-07-17 20:39:46 -0700
  • Margaret M Tattersall
    signed 2023-07-13 11:55:06 -0700
  • Suzanne de Seife
    signed 2023-07-11 17:04:55 -0700
  • Sattyakee Dcom Bhuyan
    signed 2023-07-07 18:24:17 -0700
    We have only One Mother Earth and I request all concerned officials to immediately execute all four above actions to end global heating and protect and preserve humanity and life on Earth. High-time we all wake and make a CHANGE
  • John Laytham
    signed 2023-07-06 15:56:52 -0700
  • Michael Bentley
    signed 2023-07-06 07:05:13 -0700
    I have been engaged in actions to address the climate crisis for years with the Sierra Club and other organizations. I am a retired professor who has taught grad-level classes in environmental education and climate. My doctorate from UVA is in science education.
  • Alexandra Jemison
    signed 2023-07-01 01:39:36 -0700
  • Alana Hendrickson
    signed 2023-06-30 14:34:05 -0700
    Actions must be taken quickly. I don’t care what must be done, the climate has to cool.
  • Diana van Eyk
    signed via 2023-06-29 14:38:58 -0700
    This is a climate emergency and our governments need to act like it and implement appropriate policies to address it.
  • Terry Tutton
    signed 2023-06-26 13:58:24 -0700
  • Maxime Doucet
    signed 2023-06-25 16:07:50 -0700
  • Jared Searle
    signed 2023-06-20 06:42:03 -0700
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