It is time to declare an ecological emergency: Stop Mass Extinction!

It is time to declare an ecological emergency: Stop Mass Extinction!

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Why this petition matters

Started by Tallach Cahill

It is a known fact that Human activities, particularly the burning of fossil fuels and the wasteful practices of the agricultural industry, are driving biodiversity loss at a rate that has not been seen since the last mass extinction event.

This is a systemic problem, fueled by greed and pride in equal measure, and it is only through systemic action that this calamity can be avoided.

Because, despite how very dire it is and despite how much the media wants you to give up, the worst can still be avoided.

But only if we all act.

Say no to mass extinction and to ecological collapse. Say no to denial, to defeatism and to greenwashing. Say no to the lies and empty words our supposed 'leaders' have been feeding us for generations.

We need the governments of the world, particularly the wealthy and the influential, to declare a state of ecological emergency. 

We need the governments of the world to mobilize against the environmental crisis as though they're going to war.

We need to electrify the grid, cut back on self destructive excess, aid developing nations in their own struggle for justice and transition towards clean energy; while mitigating the effects of those positive feedback loops that we have already foolishly triggered.

We need to save the health and the beauty of our unique planet, and in doing so we may just be able to save ourselves.

We need 'leaders' who care about life and about the future.

No more platitudes. No more half-measures. No more empty words.

And, most importantly, no more pandering to the fossil fuel industry.

An industry that sponsors terrorism, tyranny and genocide.

An industry that kills millions a year with its pollution alone.

An industry that has sunk a fortune into slandering science.

An industry that is perhaps responsible for more wars, more misery and more totalitarian regimes than any other.

We need to enter a state of emergency and we need to do it now. If our politicians refuse, than they should be made aware of the fact that they won't be in power much longer.

Even if we weren't facing down an existential threat to life as we know it, which we undoubtedly are as 99% of the scientific community agrees, we have nothing to lose and everything to gain from immediate actions.

Imagine a world where conflicts don't perpetually rage over finite resources? Where the air and water are cleaner? Where a handful of elites don't wield total power over all of civilization?

That is a world worth striving for.

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