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.



51-75 of 16472 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
16422 3.1 years ago Ann Bergmann Corvallis , OR , US
16421 3.1 years ago Lauren Gedlinske Apple Valley, MN , US
16420 3.1 years ago Kevin Kvisle CA
16419 3.1 years ago Judith Deutsch Toronto, ON , CA Thanks to Gore and Clinton, the military is exempt under Kyoto. And the UNSC is utterly dysfunctional. Military largest single GHG emitter. Need global resistance to eliminate weapons mfg and tra...
16418 3.1 years ago letizia balsamo perinaldo, ot , IT
16417 3.1 years ago Innis MacDonald Bucklaw, NS , CA
16416 3.1 years ago C. Yee Sacramento, CA , US
16415 3.1 years ago David Cheesman Durham, ot , GB
16414 3.1 years ago Linval DePass Palo Alto, CA , US
16413 3.1 years ago Sam You San Antonio, TX , US
16412 3.1 years ago Peter Zubek NY , US
16411 3.1 years ago Eleanor Christie Burlington, ON , CA
16410 3.1 years ago Mark Todd Wellington, ot , NZ
16409 3.1 years ago Nancy Wrensch Jefferson, WI , US
16408 3.1 years ago David Kunze McMinnville, OR , US
16407 3.1 years ago Robert Yeager Cincinnati, OH , US
16406 3.1 years ago Elizabeth Pappalardo Crystal Lake, IL , US
16405 3.1 years ago Jonas Zinnagl Vienna, ot , AT
16404 3.1 years ago Carla Hansen US
16403 3.1 years ago margie mcclure portland, OR , US
16402 3.1 years ago Katelyn Poon Toronto, ON , GB
16401 3.1 years ago Boris Dirnbach Philadelphia, PA , US
16400 3.1 years ago Carla Tevelow Columbia , MD , US
16399 3.1 years ago Margaret S. Maurin Bryn Mawr, PA , US
16398 3.1 years ago Scott Taylor Richardson, TX , US
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