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climate action

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Petition to Indiana Statehouse, Local Governments, Representatives, Integrated Public Safety Commission, Ethics commission, Agriculture (ISDA), Energy Development (OED), Environmental Management (IDEM), Natural Resources Commission (IRC), Regional Development Authority (RDA), Management and Budget (OMB), Tax Review Board (IBTR), Insurance (IDOI), Senators

Declare A Climate Emergency in Indiana

Climate change is real, and scientists have been warning us for decades. It is no longer a choice, but our moral duty to act swiftly and without hesitation on behalf of the youth and future generations. Current governmental policies have failed to deliver the action necessary to curb climate change. Such inaction has caused drastic impacts globally as well as locally. We see this happening through the erosion of our shoreline, droughts, increased flooding events, extinction of local species and disproportionate harms done to low-income communities and communities of color. The crisis has been worsened due to our continued reliance on climate-damaging fossil fuels and other polluting industries. The time is now to turn the tide! We are home to Lake Michigan and the globally-important Indiana Dunes, and our new National Park designation warrants an urgent response to protect our natural environment and the communities that inhabit it.  To prevent catastrophe, we need to go all in to restore a safe climate at emergency speed. Following the example of Los Angeles and their decision to examine the creation of a Climate Emergency Mobilization Department, we have an incredible opportunity to further this action. That’s why we stand with Indiana’s youth and are calling on Indiana to declare a state of climate emergency, and/or to create a Climate Emergency Department. Please act as quickly as possible – the future of our children & generations to come depends on it!

Ethyl Ruehman
10 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Sonoma County City Councils and Board of Supervisors

Support Equitable Climate Emergency Action in Sonoma County!

Record-setting heat waves, droughts, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, vanishing glaciers, thawing permafrost, disintegrating ice sheets, rising sea levels, dying coral reefs, extinction of species – the disasters we are now witnessing are but a preview of more devastating impacts to come. The governments of all nations on Earth acknowledge the consensus view of the world’s scientific community: we are facing a climate crisis that requires, “…rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” We simply cannot delay. We must immediately respond to the challenge of restoring a safe climate system with an understanding that we all rise or fall together! But let’s not just look at this as a battle to be waged! Let’s imagine the kind of world we want to create! Let’s start planning a Just Transition to a vibrant, resilient, people-centered, climate-adapted world -- with clean air, jobs, and justice for all! An Equitable Climate Emergency Resolution is an action passed by a City Council or Board of Supervisors that commits the city/County to: Acknowledge the existence of a climate emergency. Elevate climate issues to the highest priority in all city/County goal-setting. Evaluate all policies, projects, purchases, and priorities through the lens of climate impact. Set a goal of zero net emissions within ten years and annually track and publicly report progress toward that goal. Update its General Plan and other guiding documents in accordance with the goals of mitigation, drawdown, adaptation, and social justice. Create a new entity in their jurisdiction to oversee ongoing climate-related efforts. Educate and engage all city/County employees and all community members on the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for “…rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” Encourage the active participation of the entire community, including our marginalized and disenfranchised members who will be the most heavily impacted by climate change, in a Just Transition toward a resilient future. We ask all the cities in Sonoma County -- and the County of Sonoma -- to join the City of Petaluma and over 960 jurisdictions worldwide [as of 8-21-19] and over 7,000 colleges and universities in passing an Equitable Climate Emergency Resolution and signaling their sincere commitment to an equitable, livable future for all.  This petition will be presented to city councils around Sonoma County and to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors in support of all Equitable Climate Emergency Resolutions. Please note that any money that you "chip in" after you click on the petition flows to change.org and only benefits Sonoma Climate Mobilization indirectly! 

Sonoma Climate Mobilization
2,794 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to CNN, MSNBC, Washington Post, New York Times

Major News Outlets: Start Seriously Reporting On The #Climate Emergency!

Share our petition on Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter to spread the word! How we handle climate change will forever change the future of humanity and our planet! We must act now! The first step to defeating climate change is to raise awareness. You can help raise awareness by signing this petition and posting it on your social media to encourage your friends and followers to sign it too!  I am a 16-year-old girl from New York and I've decided to step up and fight for climate action because our future depends on it! We only have 11 years before climate change causes irreversible damage to our planet. However, there are still people who choose to ignore the overwhelming amount of scientific evidence presented to them and deny the threat of climate change. There are many more who simply don't understand the full extent of the climate emergency and don't perceive it as an immediate threat. This is mainly due to the lack of reporting and coverage of the climate emergency in the mainstream media. Major news outlets are not treating the climate emergency as the dire emergency it is. The future of humanity is at stake and yet many influential newspapers and news channels are barely reporting on it. Yes, there are many climate journalists reporting on climate change but their articles are not making the front covers of the newspapers. We have to give them the attention they deserve! The major news networks are more concerned with petty politics than the future of humanity! If newspapers around the world started seriously reporting on the climate emergency, more people will become aware of the crisis and will demand climate action. The media has the power to help us defeat climate change. However, they choose not to help by reporting on other issues not related to the climate emergency.  Generation after generation, we've been polluting our air with harmful greenhouse gases. Now, we are finally facing the consequences of our mistakes. The world is burning, the ice caps are melting, and hundreds of species have gone extinct. However, because the media doesn't treat climate change as a real threat, people choose to look away and ignore the biggest crisis humans have ever had to face.  Sign and post this petition on Twitter and Facebook to let the major news outlets around the world know that they need to be seriously reporting on the climate emergency if we want to win the battle against climate change. I also urge you to spread awareness of the climate emergency to your friends, family, and peers. We must act now before it's too late. Our future depends on it! Follow me on Twitter: @MayaArengo https://twitter.com/MayaArengo This petition is part of the international movement #AllinforClimateAction. You can find all petitions here: www.change.org/allinforclimateaction Please follow us on: Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/allinforclimateaction/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allinforclimateaction/ Don’t forget to share our petition on Facebook and Twitter and let your followers know that you stepped up to demand climate action! #AllinforClimateAction

Maya Arengo
493 supporters