Cut the Military, Save the Climate


A petition to the world's governments gathering at the United Nations to discuss climate on the International Day of Peace.

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Background:
People's Climate March: Peace
NYC Climate Convergence
World Beyond War: War Threatens Our Environment

The United Nations was established "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war" and is now addressing the scourge of climate change. We urge the adoption of an approach that addresses both together.

Since the Kyoto accords of 1998, the U.S. military has been exempted from calculations of greenhouse gas emissions, despite the fact that it burns more oil than do most nations. Wars that consume huge amounts of fossil fuels are often motivated in large part by a desire to control and profit from much greater amounts. In the process, large areas of the earth are rendered uninhabitable by mines, toxins, and other war waste.

There is $2 trillion a year, globally, that could be invested in a major effort to protect the climate, were it not being invested in war and preparations for war. The United Nations must make disarmament an environmental cause. A world that turned away from war would have the vision and the ability to address the danger of climate change on the scale required.



101-125 of 16472 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
16372 3.2 years ago kay mueller seattle, WA , US
16371 3.2 years ago Alyn Ware New York, NY , US
16370 3.2 years ago Joanna Nowicki Forres, ot , GB I'm also lobbying from the UK - what the US is doing is affecting all of us. But the US has forfeited democracy to run riot everywhere for profit but ultimately at its own demise
16369 3.2 years ago Lois Rose Vail, AZ , US
16368 3.2 years ago Thomas Willms Seattle, WA , US
16367 3.2 years ago jon Erickson Sacramento, CA , US
16366 3.2 years ago Carol Jones Oak Lawn, IL , US
16365 3.2 years ago W.J. Zack San Francisco, NY , US Why are we so afraid of the rest of the world? Imagine a courageous leadership which sends a message that while the rest of the world conducts their skirmishes, we are turning our whole economy and ...
16364 3.2 years ago T Garmon Dawsonville, GA , US OBAMA IS AS BAD FOR AMERICA AS HIDIOUS BUSH !!
16363 3.2 years ago Carel Mulder WORCESTER, MA , US
16362 3.2 years ago Carl Anderson Yeadon, PA , US
16361 3.2 years ago mardi Brick Santa Cruz, CA , US
16360 3.2 years ago Dale Feinstein Lanoka Harbor, NJ , US
16359 3.2 years ago ps mckeehan spring, TX , US
16358 3.2 years ago Stephen Gabor Cleveland , OH , US
16357 3.2 years ago Ashley Schutt Box Elder, SD , US
16356 3.2 years ago Robyne Hamme Ambler, PA , US
16355 3.2 years ago Patricia martin scarborough, ON , CA cut the military and save the climate
16354 3.2 years ago John Downing Richmond, VA , US
16353 3.2 years ago M S wilmington, DE , US
16352 3.2 years ago Dannielle Jaeger Westfield, MA , US
16351 3.2 years ago Lesley Grahame Norwich, ot , GB Excuse me lobbying you from UK, but this affects all of us, and we are lobbying here too. That's why I'm a Green Party Parliamentary candidate
16350 3.2 years ago Susan Osada Buffalo Grove, IL , US
16349 3.2 years ago CARLES CAPELLA BONAVIDA BARCELONA, NJ , ES
16348 3.2 years ago Mario Billiani ot , AT
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