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 16470 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
16470 5 months ago Jeanne Mackay, Marysville, MI , US
16469 5 months ago Donald Kokkonen Cambridge, WI , US
16468 7 months ago Keith Morris Los Angeles, CA , US
16467 8 months ago Reba B. Gainesville, FL , US
16466 9 months ago Ryan McGrath Seattle, WA , US
16465 10 months ago E B S, WA , US Cut the bloated Defense budget in half!
16464 10 months ago Jeff Tangel Chicago, IL , US
16463 11 months ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot , NL
16462 12 months ago K R SF, CA , US
16461 1 year ago douglas stuart Newton, MA , US
16460 1 year ago Joel Graves Los Angeles, CA , US
16459 1 year ago Emily Palmieri Allentown, PA , US
16458 1 year ago Ken Gale NYC, NY , US Why environment matters: It's everyone's future. It's clean and healthy air, clean and healthy water, renewable energy jobs, energy efficiency jobs, sea level rise protection, storm surge protectio...
16457 1 year ago Shannon Sudderth Durham, NC , US
16456 1 year ago Erika Hunt Tucson, AZ , US
16455 1 year ago Rebecca Campbell Toronto, ON , CA
16454 1 year ago Bruce Hlodnicki INDIANAPOLIS, IN , US
16453 1 year ago Bina Israni South San Francisco, CA , US
16452 1 year ago Ellen Jamieson Leonia, NJ , US We urgently need to shift spending from war and weapons to the environment and human needs.
16451 1 year ago Linda Moore Boise, ID , US our military is over-bloated anyway. Cut it back! WAY back! Give $$ to American citizens!
16450 1 year ago Kate Sherwood Long Beach, NY , US
16449 1 year ago Paul Boundy Petersham, ot , AU
16448 1 year ago WenYuan Zhuo Tainan , ot , TW
16447 1 year ago Bill Hodgson Woodinville, WA , US
16446 1 year ago sylvia anderson Albuquerque, NM , US Finally, a sane idea. God save us from our government.
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