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Tell Biden: Declare a climate emergency!

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Dear President Biden,

Deadly heat waves are sweeping the world. Our planet is in a state of emergency, and declaring this truth is long overdue. The people are calling on you to take a simple and effective action: sign an executive order declaring a climate emergency under the National Emergencies Act.

The connection between war and climate change is self-evident: oil is the leading cause of interstate wars, and the U.S. military is the largest industrial producer of greenhouse gasses. We must do everything we can to end militarism and take action to mitigate the climate crisis. 

With this truth, the presidential visit to Saudi Arabia to ask Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for oil was outrageous. Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war on Yemen is an atrocity for human rights. There is no excuse for asking a warmongering country for fossil fuels contributing to a global climate crisis. Fist bumping the Crown Prince suggests that the Biden administration is fervently against peace for people and planet.

But it is not too late: we can and must begin a Just Transition to a clean energy economy now. We need Congress to take action, but the National Emergencies Act exists for a reason: to take rapid action in the face of emergencies. Our rapid approach towards 1.5°C of global warming certainly is an emergency.

Signing an executive order under the National Emergencies Act would give the Biden administration the power to halt all new fossil fuel production and accelerate the transition to clean energy. President Biden, you must act NOW if you truly are interested in peace for people and planet. 

Yours sincerely,

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  • Richard Clifford
    signed via 2022-08-01 22:05:01 -0400
    Put more research dollars in the MIT bubble machine. The bubbles could be manufactured directly in outer space, forming an extensive deflective raft positioned at the Lagrangian Point between the Earth and the Sun. It could buy us time to get off fossil fuels while maintaining Holocene temperatures on Earth.
  • Donald Mackler
    signed 2022-08-01 20:41:00 -0400
  • Freya Harris
    signed 2022-08-01 20:11:19 -0400
  • Rachel Seiler
    signed via 2022-08-01 19:48:41 -0400
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    signed 2022-08-01 19:24:46 -0400
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    signed 2022-08-01 18:28:14 -0400
  • Gene Ulmer
    signed 2022-08-01 18:18:47 -0400
  • Phil Krug
    signed via 2022-08-01 18:11:10 -0400
  • Diana Mccourt
    signed 2022-08-01 18:00:41 -0400
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    signed 2022-08-01 17:49:01 -0400
  • Elena Andres
    signed 2022-08-01 17:37:28 -0400
  • Karin Mitcay
    signed 2022-08-01 17:35:30 -0400
    The Earth is burning up in places. You have to do something now. It’s almost too late. By the way, this will probably get you votes.
  • Phyllis T. Albritton
    signed via 2022-08-01 17:26:13 -0400
    I was in Washington D.C. in 1960 at President Kennedy’s inauguration and heard Retiring President/ Retired General/ Eisenhower tell the nation, as he was leaving office,

    “Beward of the

    military/industrial

    complex.”

    And HOW RIGHT HE WAS AND IS!!!!


    At age 84, I KNOW we must NEVER GIVE UP!!!!


    Thank you for caring about Mother Earth and our tax dollars going to the military/industrial complex, when they should be used for education, pre-K through college, and health care FOR ALL, as they have in Canada, Europe, and the 2 poorest countries in our hemisphere, Cuba and Nicaragua.


    But it is not too late: we can and must begin a Just Transition to a clean energy economy now. We need Congress to take action, but the National Emergencies Act exists for a reason: to take rapid action in the face of emergencies. Our rapid approach towards 1.5°C of global warming certainly is an emergency.
  • Amali Morning Song
    signed 2022-08-01 17:18:46 -0400
  • Betty Reardon
    signed 2022-08-01 17:15:46 -0400
  • Alexander Karemacher
    signed 2022-08-01 16:58:34 -0400
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    signed 2022-08-01 16:53:40 -0400
  • Donna J Shanske
    signed 2022-08-01 16:46:40 -0400
  • Andrew Hinz
    signed 2022-08-01 16:42:45 -0400
  • Chris Washington
    signed 2022-08-01 16:35:24 -0400
  • Steve Ongerth
    signed 2022-08-01 16:34:53 -0400
  • Tom Moore
    signed 2022-08-01 16:30:45 -0400
    We are in a Climate Catastrophe with so many factors driving it forward e.g. Biden push for more drilling domestically and in

    Saudi Arabia; importing tar sands sludge from Canada; Military action in EU and far East; livestock agriculture: warming Arctic liberating methane from clathrates and frozen organic matter.

    STOP, BACK UP, Climate EMERGENCY
  • Francine Ungaro
    signed 2022-08-01 16:22:44 -0400
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