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.



126-150 of 16472 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
16347 3.2 years ago Joop Dijkhuis NL
16346 3.2 years ago Joana Torgal D Duarte Porto, ot , PT
16345 3.2 years ago Paige McGlaughlin Denver, CO , US
16344 3.2 years ago Audley Green Lenox, MA , US
16343 3.2 years ago Ben Angel Harads, ot , SE Many government officials have double morals. Who create problems instead of finding lasting solutions. Let´s give more power to those who have a good heart and a wise head. Those who wish to make t...
16342 3.2 years ago David Mickelsen Waltham, MA , US
16341 3.2 years ago Roland Hague Buckfastleigh, ot , GB
16340 3.2 years ago Mitchell Eichenseer Tucson, AZ , US
16339 3.2 years ago Christophe CLEMENT Manosque, ot , FR
16338 3.2 years ago Steven Phenicie Athelstane, WI , US
16337 3.2 years ago Terrie Phenicie Athelstane, WI , US
16336 3.2 years ago Danielle Dispenza KANSAS CITY, MO , US
16335 3.2 years ago Ruth Picon Albany, CA , US
16334 3.2 years ago Otfried Reichardt Kirchzarten, ot , DE
16333 3.2 years ago Charlie Coleman Winchester, ot , GB The obvious solution to two vast problems.
16332 3.2 years ago Marc Massar Oviedo, FL , US
16331 3.2 years ago Abel Garcia Cockrell Hill , TX , US We need to live in a world so filled with peace !
16330 3.2 years ago Thomas Bertrand Indianapolis, IN , US What's the point of a powerful military if we lose a stable environment?
16329 3.2 years ago Ernst Lammer Vienna, ot , AT
16328 3.2 years ago Mariko Kuroki Fukuoka city, ot , JP War is the biggest cause for the climate change of the world. Stop war immediately and make sustainabl
society for the climate.
16327 3.2 years ago James Deshotels Robertsville, MO , US
16326 3.2 years ago Mary Quinlan Sargent, TX , US Please, we have to start working on our climate change issue and everyone has to do their part. That includes the U. S. military too.
16325 3.2 years ago frank koskovich Dunmore, PA , US
16324 3.2 years ago barbara stamp savage, MN , US
16323 3.2 years ago Anonymous Winnipeg, MB , CA War has rarely proved effective
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