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.



26-50 of 16472 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
16447 2.9 years ago Bill Hodgson Woodinville, WA , US
16446 2.9 years ago sylvia anderson Albuquerque, NM , US Finally, a sane idea. God save us from our government.
16445 3 years ago Linda Brebner Rochester, NY , US
16444 3 years ago John Welch Huntington beach, CA , US
16443 3 years ago Daniel Scharaldi palm harbor, FL , US
16442 3 years ago Oliver Tringham DARTINGTON, ot , GB
16441 3 years ago Linda Jones CORNVILLE, AZ , US
16440 3 years ago albertine harris bronx, NY , US We have a solution. Educate, promote new energy, mineral oil trade and land surveying for food productions and emissions from farming, animals and methane. This.will help lift all local economies, c...
16439 3 years ago Chrisandra Coram Brisbane, ot , AU
16438 3 years ago Ashley Lewis Graham, NC , US
16437 3 years ago Gerry Lykins Ft. Thomas, KY , US
16436 3 years ago Dawn Kimble Boulder, CO , US
16435 3 years ago Marc Woersching Valley Village, CA , US
16434 3.1 years ago Jeanne Mackay Marysville, MI , US
16433 3.1 years ago Ernest Johnson philadelphia, PA , US
16432 3.1 years ago Gianfranco Cervellati IT
16431 3.1 years ago Carlos Felipe Alvarez Gijon, ot , ES
16430 3.1 years ago Jennifer Shelton Bucyrus, MO , US
16429 3.1 years ago LYNDA CRUICKSHANK YOUNGSTOWN, OH , US
16428 3.1 years ago joan kemble Madison, WI , US military gets money that needs to go to services
16427 3.1 years ago Michelle Baxter Beverly Hills, CA , US
16426 3.1 years ago Brian V Calgary, AB , CA
16425 3.1 years ago Edmund Good Harrisburg, PA , US
16424 3.1 years ago Pam Krimsky Highland, NY , US This problem of climate change affects everyone and thing in the world, but particularly, the poorer people. We need all nations on board to cut carbon and methane. levels, not just some nations.
16423 3.1 years ago MarĂ­a Sagrario Barrio Madrid, ot , ES
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