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 16472 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
16272 3.2 years ago Wanda Ballentine St. Paul, MN , US
16271 3.2 years ago David Chicoine San Antonio, TX , US
16270 3.2 years ago Alexander M. Best Newport News, VA , AF
16269 3.2 years ago Doug Fine Medford, OR , US
16268 3.2 years ago pete weinelt Morristown, AZ , US
16267 3.2 years ago Kjell Kühne San Cristóbal de las Casas, ot , MX
16266 3.2 years ago Stuart Chen-Hayes Plainsboro, NJ , US
16265 3.2 years ago Maurice George Ormskirk, ot , GB
16264 3.2 years ago Ivanka Kazakova Sofia, ot , BG
16263 3.2 years ago Frank Jaskulski Binghamton, NY , US
16262 3.2 years ago Don Fewell Silver Spring, MD , US
16261 3.2 years ago Lisandra Nazario Camden , DE , US
16260 3.2 years ago Chiara Simbolotti Cunico, ot , IT
16259 3.2 years ago Daniel Cavanaugh Belleville, MI , US
16258 3.2 years ago fergus wheeler Paekakariki , ot , NZ
16257 3.2 years ago j k albion, RI , US
16256 3.2 years ago jon frank newyork, NY , US
16255 3.2 years ago John Shea Deerfield Beach, FL , US
16254 3.2 years ago Peter Zack Porter, ME , US
16253 3.2 years ago Patricia Nadreau Tomah, WI , US
16252 3.2 years ago Sarah Wagner Salem, WI , US
16251 3.2 years ago Eve Visconti Foster City, CA , US
16250 3.2 years ago Patti Emerson WI , US
16249 3.2 years ago Heidi Waddell Verona, WI , US Why fight war if you are going to die from neglecting Mother Earth? Save the Climate and Save our Future!
16248 3.2 years ago LJ Prip Beloit, WI , US The US Military are the biggest polluter of planet Earth; time to stand up and protect Mother Earth, Father Sky our home.
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