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.



201-225 of 16475 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
16275 4.1 years ago Jim Hrastar Hillsboro, OR , US I've always been pro- military. However, our
military expenditure is much too high. We could achieve many positive benefits by cutting military spending.
back on our military spending
16274 4.1 years ago William Shirey Decatur, AL , US
16273 4.1 years ago Tia Miller York, PA , US
16272 4.1 years ago Wanda Ballentine St. Paul, MN , US
16271 4.1 years ago David Chicoine San Antonio, TX , US
16270 4.1 years ago Alexander M. Best Newport News, VA , AF
16269 4.1 years ago Doug Fine Medford, OR , US
16268 4.1 years ago Peter Weinelt Morristown, AZ , US
16267 4.1 years ago Kjell Kühne San Cristóbal de las Casas, ot , MX
16266 4.1 years ago Stuart Chen-Hayes Plainsboro, NJ , US
16265 4.1 years ago Maurice George Ormskirk, ot , GB
16264 4.1 years ago Ivanka Kazakova Sofia, ot , BG
16263 4.1 years ago Frank Jaskulski Binghamton, NY , US
16262 4.1 years ago Don Fewell Silver Spring, MD , US
16261 4.1 years ago LiSandra Nazario Dover , DE , US
16260 4.1 years ago Chiara Simbolotti Cunico, ot , IT
16259 4.1 years ago Daniel Cavanaugh Belleville, MI , US
16258 4.1 years ago fergus wheeler Paekakariki , ot , NZ
16257 4.1 years ago j k albion, RI , US
16256 4.1 years ago jon frank newyork, NY , US
16255 4.1 years ago John Shea Deerfield Beach, FL , US
16254 4.1 years ago Peter Zack Porter, ME , US
16253 4.1 years ago Patricia Nadreau Tomah, WI , US
16252 4.1 years ago Sarah Wagner Salem, WI , US
16251 4.1 years ago Eve Visconti Foster City, CA , US
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