Sign the Petition to Declare a Global Warming State of Emergency


Standing for the Future urges secular and religious people to unite in common cause: sparing our grandchildren climate chaos and sparing ourselves their condemnation. Standing for the Future views the climate emergency as the most urgent moral issue of our time. Together with Job One for Humanity , we invite people of all faiths, and none, to sign the petition below and share this link with others.

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We, the citizens of our nation and of our Earth, are endowed with certain rights, powers, and obligations, which demand we act both individually and collectively to protect and preserve the ongoing evolution of life on Earth, including our future generations.

Based upon a preponderance of scientific evidence we recognize our global climate is rapidly warming and becoming increasingly unstable due to human-caused carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels. If we do not change course before global warming tipping points are crossed, this destabilization of our climate  will continue to cause ever-increasing suffering and potentially irreversible devastation for both current and future generations. If left unresolved, it could cause the extinction, or near extinction, of the human species.

We further recognize that rapidly escalating global warming and its consequent climate destabilization is the greatest currently active threat to the security of all nations, comparable in scope of impact to global nuclear war. Escalating average global temperature rises will lead to destabilization affecting first millions, then billions of people forced to deal with ongoing climate catastrophes, food and other resource depletion, and mass migrations.

Nearly all of the major problems our world faces today worsen and multiply due to escalating global warming. All of the ecological, economic and political problems listed below will cross-intensify and therefore worsen as average global temperatures rises. 

  • Food and resource depletion
  • Severe droughts, floods, and wildfires
  • Rising sea levels
  • Water pollution and water table loss
  • Desertification and deforestation
  • Ocean fish stock depletions
  • Growing economic inequity, poverty, and instability
  • Political instability and injustice
  • War and regional conflicts
  • Increasing potential of pandemics and other health crises

Despite 30 years of education, study, and discussion about the possible irreversible effects of human-caused carbon and methane pollution of our atmosphere, global warming temperatures have escalated to levels that may have already passed or be close to passing global warming tipping points with impacts that are irreversible. We must immediately reverse the continued rise of average global temperature by decreasing human-caused production of greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels.

Failure to resolve global warming for ourselves and future generations is simply not a survivable option.

As global citizens of every nation on Earth, we ask you, our national leaders, to initiate the necessary steps to formally declare a national and international global warming State of Emergency, calling for the immediate allocation of the needed research, resources, personnel, and interventions to quickly resolve this State of Emergency and sustainably protect, preserve, and advance the continued evolution of humanity and life on Earth.  

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Who's signing

Cecile Adams
Petra Weldes
Raymond Pipella
Hope Harle-Mould
Mary Danhauer
Lori Champr
Jane Heald
Dorothy Dempsey
kim Jolliff
tiffany sadowski
Shari Pollesch
Maureen McDonnell
Amy Pemberton
Kathreen Arscott
Susan Mary Koehne
Karen Bernard
marsha foy
Nathan Loewen
Margaret Merrigan

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  • Brenda Kaye
    signed 2016-05-17 03:53:34 -0700
  • Cecile Adams
    signed 2016-05-08 04:52:41 -0700
  • Petra Weldes
    signed 2016-05-04 16:38:52 -0700
    Awesome – I’m all in!
  • Raymond Pipella
    signed via 2016-05-02 07:41:11 -0700
    Raymond Pipella
  • Nancy Hardy
    signed 2016-04-29 11:41:53 -0700
  • Cynthia Lear Stokes, RN,BSN
    signed 2016-04-29 09:05:56 -0700
    We are the Ones we have been waiting for & Now is the time. Thank you for Leadership! Lead the Way…
  • Hope Harle-Mould
    signed 2016-04-25 15:51:40 -0700
  • Mary Danhauer
    signed 2016-04-25 12:51:24 -0700
  • Lori Champr
    signed via 2016-04-25 05:34:35 -0700
  • Paul Severance
    signed 2016-04-24 08:37:34 -0700
  • Jane Heald
    signed 2016-04-23 18:32:02 -0700
  • Dorothy Dempsey
    signed 2016-04-23 11:18:29 -0700
  • Warren Whitaker
    signed 2016-04-23 06:47:04 -0700
  • kim Jolliff
    signed via 2016-04-23 06:19:41 -0700
  • tiffany sadowski
    signed via 2016-04-23 05:47:04 -0700
  • Shari Pollesch
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-23 05:44:01 -0700
    Sign the Petition to Declare a Global Warming State of Emergency
  • Shari Pollesch
    signed 2016-04-23 05:43:48 -0700
  • Gary Courts
    signed 2016-04-22 18:30:51 -0700
  • Maureen McDonnell
    signed 2016-04-22 15:03:02 -0700
  • Amy Pemberton
    signed 2016-04-22 13:54:14 -0700
  • Kathreen Arscott
    signed 2016-04-22 12:56:41 -0700
  • Allen Cohen
    signed 2016-04-22 10:00:21 -0700
  • Alison Carville
    signed 2016-04-22 08:06:03 -0700
  • Susan Mary Koehne
    signed 2016-04-22 07:52:23 -0700
  • James Kieronski
    signed 2016-04-22 07:47:47 -0700
  • Karen Bernard
    signed 2016-04-22 07:45:29 -0700
  • marsha foy
    signed 2016-04-22 03:53:18 -0700
  • Nathan Loewen
    signed 2016-04-21 21:56:15 -0700
  • Margaret Merrigan
    signed 2016-04-21 20:17:28 -0700
  • William White
    signed 2016-04-21 19:47:54 -0700
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