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.



76-100 of 16472 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
16397 3.2 years ago Paul Roland Portland, OR , US
16396 3.2 years ago Madelyn MACKAY CA
16395 3.2 years ago Anonymous New York, NY , US
16394 3.2 years ago Andy Carlstedt Stockholm, ot , SE
16393 3.2 years ago NM Porter Ypsilanti, MI , US
16392 3.2 years ago David Morais METAIRIE, LA , US
16391 3.2 years ago Robert Brenchley Birmingham, ot , GB
16390 3.2 years ago Daniela Honorato Santiago, ot , CL
16389 3.2 years ago Lis Gilager Copenhagen, ot , DK
16388 3.2 years ago Louis Tabora Sanford, NC , US
16387 3.2 years ago Stanley Walinets (uk) Middletonin Teesdale, Barnard Ca, ot , GB
16386 3.2 years ago Alex DiRenzo Bristolville, OH , US
16385 3.2 years ago Sarah Chislett AU
16384 3.2 years ago Laura Kaminer Givatayim, ot , IL
16383 3.2 years ago Stan Mowat Bo`ness, ot , GB Dealing effectively with climate change requires fair measures applied to all countries to reduce greenhouse gas emmissions: there must be co-operation not armed conflict between nations
16382 3.2 years ago Stefan Kozinski Wilmington, DE , US
16381 3.2 years ago Joy Johnson Anderson, SC , US there will be nothing remaining to fight over proceeding as we are to self destruction. please consider saving what remains. we can cease fighting. we cannot "fight" for peace :-)
16380 3.2 years ago Joyce Macedo White Plains, NY , US
16379 3.2 years ago Diane Faissler Rockport, MA , US
16378 3.2 years ago Cato Dubo Val Morin, QC , CA
16377 3.2 years ago Edward Spevak St Louis, MO , US
16376 3.2 years ago Amanda Melrood Milwaukee, WI , US
16375 3.2 years ago Mary Bissell Rio Rancho, NM , US
16374 3.2 years ago Joyce Frohn Oshkosh, WI , US
16373 3.2 years ago Jared Lowndes West rosebud, ot , AU war is such a waste of money and our resources while destroying our environment and lives
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