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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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 16492 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
16467 7.2 years ago Reba B. Gainesville, FL , US
16466 7.3 years ago Ryan McGrath Seattle, WA , US
16465 7.3 years ago E B S, WA , US Cut the bloated Defense budget in half!
16464 7.4 years ago Jeff Tangel Chicago, IL , US
16463 7.4 years ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot , NL
16462 7.5 years ago K R San Francisco, CA , US
16461 7.7 years ago Douglas A. Stuart Auburndale, MA , US
16460 7.8 years ago Joel Graves Los Angeles, CA , US
16459 7.8 years ago Emily Palmieri Allentown, PA , US
16458 7.8 years 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 7.8 years ago Shannon Sudderth Durham, NC , US
16456 7.9 years ago Erika Hunt Tucson, AZ , US
16455 7.9 years ago Rebecca Campbell Ottawa, ON , CA
16454 7.9 years ago Bruce Hlodnicki INDIANAPOLIS, IN , US
16453 8 years ago Bina Israni South San Francisco, CA , US
16452 8 years ago Ellen Jamieson Leonia, NJ , US We urgently need to shift spending from war and weapons to the environment and human needs.
16451 8 years ago Linda Moore Boise, ID , US our military is over-bloated anyway. Cut it back! WAY back! Give $$ to American citizens!
16450 8 years ago Kate Sherwood LONG BEACH, NY , US
16449 8 years ago Paul Boundy Petersham, ot , AU
16448 8.1 years ago Wen-Yuan Zhuo Tainan, ot , TW
16447 8.1 years ago Bill Hodgson Woodinville, WA , US
16446 8.1 years ago sylvia anderson Albuquerque, NM , US Finally, a sane idea. God save us from our government.
16445 8.1 years ago Linda Brebner Rochester, NY , US
16444 8.1 years ago Daniel Scharaldi palm harbor, FL , US
16443 8.1 years ago Oliver Tringham Dartington, GB+D4 , GB
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