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.



1-25 of 16490 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
16490 2 months ago Cole Taatjes Tampa, FL , US
16489 2 months ago James Janko Albuquerque, NM , US Aldo Leopold wrote: "What's good is good for the land." In light of climate change, we might rephrase this––What's good is good for the biosphere.
Nothing is more harmful to the earth than mil...
16488 2 months ago David Bezanson Santa Cruz, CA , US Mandate disclosure of GHG emissions by US military - worldwide. Establish international treaties requiring military forces of all nations to report this. Create multi-lateral treaties to decrease an...
16487 3 months ago Alexistori Gonzalez Belchasse Louisiana , LA , US
16486 4 months ago Rick Staggenborg MD Albany, OR , US
16485 4 months ago Anonymous Northridge , CA , US
16484 4 months ago Ellen E Barfield Baltimore, MD , US
16483 4 months ago Brian Wolfe Lawrence, KS , US What sort of judgement awaits those who choose war over the health of our planet?
16482 4 months ago Michael Gnat Brooklyn, NY , US We need massive climate action NOW -- not incrementally over the next 30 years.
16481 4 months ago Lisa Messinger SEATTLE, WA , US
16480 4 months ago Martin Melkonian Uniondale1, NY , US
16479 4 months ago Valerie White Bend, OR , US
16478 4 months ago Janet Weil Portland, OR , US
16477 4 months ago Adrienne Kinne Utica, NY , US The world needs us to address climate crisis NOW, while we still can. We cannot protect the environment without addressing the harmful impacts of war and militarism.
16476 4 months ago Steve Breedlove Chico, CA , US I am a veteran against war. I want a future where my daughters will thrive. Imperialism and war are incompatible with continued human civilization.
16475 3.1 years ago Anonymous Helsinki, ot , FI
16474 3.3 years ago Anonymous East Lansing, MI , US Climate change is a serious issue that requires attention now!
16473 3.6 years ago Anonymous Arlington , TX , US
16472 5.2 years ago Anne Lunt Scarborough, ME , US
16471 5.3 years ago Roseann Divicino Florence , SC , US
16470 5.7 years ago Jeanne Mackay Marysville, MI , US
16469 5.8 years ago Donald Kokkonen Cambridge, WI , US
16468 5.9 years ago Keith Morris Los Angeles, CA , US
16467 6 years ago Reba B. Gainesville, FL , US
16466 6.1 years ago Ryan McGrath Seattle, WA , US
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