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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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.

151-175 of 16475 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
16325 4.2 years ago frank koskovich Dunmore, PA , US
16324 4.2 years ago barbara stamp savage, MN , US
16323 4.2 years ago Anonymous Winnipeg, MB , CA War has rarely proved effective
16322 4.2 years ago Sharon Morris Cincinnati, OH , US
16321 4.2 years ago Sharon Fortunak St Paul, MN , US Yes, dammit. Cut the budget for the bloated, incompetent military. Yesterday I was in a public high school & observed two Natl Guard staffers at a booth near the cafeteria trying to recruit. The ...
16320 4.2 years ago Anne Chastain US
16319 4.2 years ago Stan Banos SF, CA , US
16318 4.2 years ago Paul H. Maisenbach Ashford, WA , US The money spent on war would be better spent on all the other problems in this world in which there are many.
16317 4.2 years ago Barbara Swartz Westminster, MD , US
16316 4.2 years ago Anonymous Irving, TX , US
16315 4.2 years ago Lucille Brothers Red Bank, NJ , US This is a shift that could save the earth.
16314 4.2 years ago Anonymous London, ot , GB
16313 4.2 years ago Sean Hurl Paisley, ot , GB
16312 4.2 years ago Patrick Sennello Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village, NV , US
16311 4.2 years ago Kris Lind Nanaimo, BC , CA
16310 4.2 years ago Karen Pierce Springfield, MO , US
16309 4.2 years ago Dolly Schertz New Braunfels, TX , US
16308 4.2 years ago Anthony Strohm II Kansas City, MO , US
16307 4.2 years ago Anna Borgfelt stockholm, SE
16306 4.2 years ago Jack Wills Fairmont, WV , US
16305 4.2 years ago Hannah Tideland Järfälla, ot , SE
16304 4.2 years ago Norman Jackson East Fremantle, ot , AU
16303 4.2 years ago Stephanie Trasoff Blaine, WA , US
16302 4.2 years ago Barbara Robinson Spokane, WA , US
16301 4.2 years ago Margaret J. Lilienthal East Dennis, MA , US
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