Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SIGN PETITION: DECLARE A GLOBAL WARMING STATE OF EMERGENCY

The full petition is below. Please forward to others who may want to sign. We are also looking for organizations who will share the petition with their lists. We have a lot of work to do together and not much time to get it done! Thanks for helping to confront global warming!

Sincerely,

Jean Arnold
Development Director
Climate Emergency Coalition


Here's the full petition:

SIGN PETITION: DECLARE A GLOBAL WARMING STATE OF EMERGENCY 
Sign here: http://www.cecoalition.org/emergency_petition?recruiter_id=26555 

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

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.  

By signing this petition, I pledge to act together with others as one human family to acknowledge and resolve the escalating global warming-caused climate destabilization crisis.

When we reach the required number of petition signatures for each area, we will submit the petition with all signatures to: (1) the Office of the President of the United States and the members of both houses of U.S. Congress, as well as (2) governing bodies of other nations (if and when you provide your nationality is in another country).  Our priority is to make the case to members of both houses of the U.S. Congress that is the the most urgent place to draw a line between themselves and the Trump White House, in addition to being potentially the most politically defensible.  This is true insofar as withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement abdicates America's role in international leadership on the number one issue of the century, isolating the U.S. in a marginalized triad with Syria and Nicaragua, and in opposition to the overwhelming other 193 nations of the world.  Simply put, gain nothing by withdrawal except appearing less scientific, rationale, and committed to world peace than North Korea and similar rogue states.