kailash khadka signed Declare a Global Warming State of Emergency 2017-10-06 21:44:20 -0700protect world from global warming
We, the citizens of our nation and of our Earth, are endowed with certain rights, powers, and obligations, which demand we act to preserve and protect the future of humanity as well as Earth's other biological life.
Based on abundant scientific evidence, we recognize that our global climate is rapidly warming and becoming increasingly unstable due to human-caused atmospheric carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels. We also recognize that in spite of 35 years of credible scientific warnings, global warming is still rising and is now at dangerous levels!
We have already seen global warming-aggravated weather, like record-breaking floods, hurricanes, and wildfires. We have witnessed the "worst in centuries" droughts and dust storms. We have experienced alternating unseasonably cold then warm winters, extreme storms, bomb cyclones and rain bombs where weeks or months worth of rain falls in a few hours or a few days.
With our own eyes, we see that something very abnormal is happening to the previous stability of our normal weather and seasons and that global warming connected consequences (like those just mentioned,) are becoming more frequent, more severe and are affecting larger and larger areas!
We recognize that if we do not immediately and radically reduce our global fossil fuel burning behaviors before additional global warming tipping points are crossed, the destabilization of our climate will continue at even faster rates causing among other things, unprecedented crop failures and unthinkable mass starvation.
Our best climate scientists have calculated that if we do not meet the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, we will face mass human extinction (as much as 70-90% of humanity will likely perish in as little as the next 30-50 years.) If we fail to make these 2025 reduction targets, escalating global warming will also become all but out of our control for decades!
Many painful and now unavoidable consequences are coming no matter what we do. This is because we have not successfully slowed or lowered rising global warming over the last 35 years. This means that we will also need to begin preparing for those consequences as well.
Rising global warming has already become the 21st century's single greatest disruptor of social, economic and political stability. It also acts to amplify our other global problems.
No one is ultimately safe from this global emergency. Global warming consequences are affecting millions in many areas of the world. Individuals and businesses are already being forced to deal with escalating catastrophes, food and resource depletion as well as the mass migrations of desperate climagees.
In the not too distant future, global warming catastrophes will be affecting billions of individuals everywhere on Earth! We now face a world in which rising global warming will create increasing social, economic and political chaos, not sometime after 2100, but as soon as the next few decades.
As average global temperatures continue to rise, the world's other social, economic and political problems (below) will naturally worsen and cross-react with each other as well as with the key global warming tipping points. This will further increase the severity, frequency, and scale (size) of our other global problems making them even more difficult to manage or resolve.
- Water pollution and water table loss
- Desertification and deforestation
- Loss of biodiversity
- Growing economic inequity, poverty, and instability
- Political instability and injustice
- War and regional conflicts
- Increasing potential of pandemics and other eco-health crises
- Food and resource depletion (Overshoot.)
- Ocean fish stock depletion (Overshoot.)
- Severe droughts, floods, and wildfires
- Rising sea levels
Despite 35 years of scientific reports as well as 21 International conferences about the near-certain extinction effects of the continuous and accelerating carbon (and methane,) pollution of our atmosphere, global warming temperatures have both continued to rise and have accelerated to levels that have already passed dangerous tipping points. They are now moving toward crossing near-extinction and final extinction tipping points.
There is true urgency to this real emergency!
If we do survive this, most global warming consequences will take centuries to thousands of years to repair. This will create an unthinkable nightmare for future generations.
Additionally, if we fail to make the 2025 reduction targets, because of the already-in-process near-extinction and final extinction tipping points, this emergency becomes a no-win game for everyone --- no matter how much money or power they might have and, no matter where they might try to escape to!
Therefore, in order to resolve our global warming emergency, we must act together or, we will die together.
This emergency can only be resolved by immediately and radically reducing the human-caused production of carbon and other key greenhouse gases produced directly and indirectly from the global burning of fossil fuels. At this near "too little too late" moment in time, the necessary fossil fuel use reductions needed to save us in time, can only be achieved by successfully meeting our last chance 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets!
As global citizens of every nation on Earth, we demand that our national political leaders act now before it is too late! We demand that they:
1. Meet immediately to formally declare a national and international global warming State of Emergency.
2. Pass enforceable and verifiable national and international laws that would achieve the necessary reduction of global fossil fuel use to meet the 2025 target levels. And,
3. Call for the immediate allocation of ALL necessary resources and personnel and initiate a global mass mobilization of all of these resources to execute all other critical actions required to fully and finally resolve our current global warming State of Emergency. (See Part 3 of the Job One for Humanity Plan for a list of all critical government-driven actions needed to save the future.)
By electronically signing this petition (in the box below,) I am personally and officially notifying my national politicians of my demand for them to immediately meet and take the required actions described in this emergency petition in order to protect, preserve, and advance the continuing evolution of humanity and life on Earth.
As an individual, I further pledge to continue to act within all of my means to help resolve this emergency to prevent mass extinction as well as economic, political and social chaos within our lifetimes.
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