climate change

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Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to Canadian Supreme Court

Class Action Lawsuit Against Major Canadian Greenhouse Gas Emitters

Dear Fellow Canadian Students, My name is Allie Marchand and I am a student in my third year at Wilfrid Laurier University. As I major in Environmental Studies, I have been very aware of climate change: how humans have contributed to its being, how it affects the Earth, and how it affects our lives. As I’m sure many of you have heard, a recent UN report revealed some terrifying news about the realities of global warming and the major negative influences that it will have in the NEAR future. The average temperature of the Earth is projected to rise half a degree by the year 2052. This means that by the time my friends and I are in our 50s– many with families and children – we will be living in a world devastated by climate change. For those of you who do not think that half a degree will make much of a difference, here are a few major impacts that this can and will have on the lives of our generation: ·     An increase of infectious diseases (temperature affects the growth and survival of water-borne diseases which will circulate in our contaminated water cycle)·     An increase in flooding, hurricanes, and other major weather disturbances (we have already seen this in places close to home, such as the flooding in Miami or Hurricane Harvey in Texas)·     Drought affecting agricultural activity and the food we are able to purchase at grocery stores (TVO has already began reporting large parts of Canada as ‘abnormally dry’, which makes growing wheat, barley and other major Canadian exports much more difficult PLUS there will be a deficit in supply for products that are imported to Canada, such as fruits and vegetables grown in warmer climates)·     Heat waves causing illnesses and death·     Toxic Smog can cause major health issues such as asthma·     Coral reefs dying - these provide protection from storms, improve aquatic life, etc. ·     And MUCH, MUCH, more! While this is all quite scary and difficult to wrap our heads around, the good news is that these issues can be significantly reduced and even avoided completely if we TAKE ACTION. This is why I’m calling on Canadian University students to come together, speak out and use your voice to say that this is NOT OK and WE WANT OUR FUTURE BACK. The biggest emitters of Greenhouse Gases in Canada are those in the Oil and Gas Industry. This is why, I have decided to start a petition for a Class Action Lawsuit against the 10 most dominant Oil Companies in Canada. This petition has been started in the hopes of grabbing the attention of the Canadian government and governments around the world, making a STATEMENT, creating AWARENESS, and COMBATING climate change. Unfortunately, we can't sue the government, but we can sue the oil companies! Lately, it feels as though the Canadian government has been taking some steps backwards (Ex. Rob Ford dismissing carbon tax) but we want to turn this back around. We need to act fast to expose our governments and - most importantly - the worst culprits of CO2 emissions in order to induce change.  Please join me in signing the petition. Let's get to 100,000. Be a part of the change. Be a part of the solution. Our future is in our hands, and WE WANT IT BACK! #WeWantOurFutureBack  Sincerely, Allie Marchand

Allie Marchand
513 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Government of Canada, Marc Garneau, Justin Trudeau, Catherine McKenna

Urge the Canadian Government to offer incentives for purchasing electric vehicles (EV)

Français | English Electric Vehicles (EV) are becoming more affordable with the introduction of the Tesla Model 3, Chevy Bolt, Ford Focus Electric and Nissan Leaf.  The United States Government currently offers up to $7,500 USD income tax credit which is available to all residents. Many states also offer non-cash incentives, such as carpool lane access and free municipal parking. Japan, India, China, Australia and 22 countries in Europe provide a range of incentives including: automobile tax reductions personal income tax deduction purchase subsidies/rebates road tax exemptions free charging outlets In Canada, incentives are only available at a provincial level in British Columbia and Quebec. Canadians living in other provinces do not have access to incentives of any kind.  EV's not only reduce CO2 and other tailpipe pollutants, but they are significantly quieter than conventional internal combustion engine automobiles. By choosing to drive an EV, you would be helping in the reduction of local air pollution, total greenhouse gas and other emissions.   To make these vehicles even more affordable to every Canadian, we urge the Canadian Government to provide tax rebates and other incentives for those that choose to purchase zero emission vehicles. Please sign and share this petition to make our voices heard. Follow us on Twitter @EVIncentivesCA

Trent Haus
32,165 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump

Say "No" to US Government Climate Change Deniers - visit

All of Humanity are at Critical Risk Visit Vote Climate US PAC, to see Candidate positions on climate change and carbon fees / dividends, by state or by zip code. Goal:  visit Rescue The - Save yourselves and the next generation. Tell Donald Trump to get Climate Deniers out of his Cabinet and the US Government. Ask US Citizens NOT to elect any more Climate Deniers. NONE ever, please.  Obstacles:   1. Climate Deniers in Government, Industry Executives and the Electorate 2. Donald Trump - 3. Capitalism without long term Sustainability Constraints, like Carbon Tax. and Dividends Global Warming and Climate Change are here NOW - y2000 - Doubled hurricane frequency &  damage- y2010 - Drought, wheat shortage, Arab Spring, wars                 58 million persons displaced per UN- y2018 - The World is on Fire: Floods & Droughts.                 Industrial agriculture is collapsing                 25% less grain in Germany this year  The Harsh Truths: - CO2 levels have doubled to over 400 ppm- Long lived CO2 drives short-lived water vapour- North Temp. is at 4 deg F. above average levels  Fossil Fuel Use is Growing: - Solar, Wind only 17% of all Energy by 2040 (US eia)- China, India, etc. have ample coal & will use it- The US Gov. does not care, as long as GDP goes up  Everyone Loves Capitalism (even the communists): - Capitalism has no goals besides profit- Modify capitalism via massive carbon taxes- Give citizens carbon dividends!!- enables sustainable choices Citizens, please elect NO Climate Deniers Contact the White House to leave a message for President Trump  Flood the WH link please. ;-) This message is directed both at Donald Trump and the 300+ million citizens of the US. Tell Donald Trump to get Climate Deniers out of his Cabinet and the US Government, using the White House link provided. Ask US Citizens NOT to elect any more Climate Deniers. NONE ever, please. Visit Vote Climate US PAC, to see Candidate positions on climate change and carbon fees / dividends, by state or by zip code. The real signature goal is 300,000,000. It is going to take a lot of votes to get this job done.   

Rike Wedding
211 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Lawrence MacAulay

End food waste in Canada!

French | English Every year, $31 billion of food ends up in a landfill in Canada alone. This isn't just stale bread and mouldy produce. This is good to eat food of all sorts. Produce, dairy, grain, protein, and everything outside of those. Yet, nearly one million Canadians rely on food banks each month, and about four million Canadians are "food insecure", of which 1.5 million are children. In 2015, the French government passed a law forbidding supermarkets from wasting and deliberately destroying food that can still be eaten. Instead, supermarkets have since been required to donate all unsold food products to charity such as food banks. A similar anti-food waste law can and should be implemented in Canada, nationwide. As it is, Quebec is now requiring that all supermarkets give unused food to foodbanks. Doing the same on a federal scale is not inconceivable. It is doable, and it is already being done in communities worldwide. In addition to the people who would be positively affected, food waste contributes greatly to climate change. Reducing food waste would benefit our environment. This petition urges the Govenment of Canada through the Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture, to create a federal program to combat food waste. The program will: Bar supermarkets from intentionally destroying and wasting unsold, still edible food Require Canadian supermarkets to give unsold, still edible food to Canadian food banks Require Canadian supermarkets to give wrongfully packaged or damaged, still edible food to Canadian food banks The law passed in France began with a simple petition not much different from this, on this very website. That petition received over 200,000 signatures. Our goal is to obtain 100,000 and to gain national attention to this very real issue. With your support, we can make a difference, and we can show our government what matters to us.  We need you. We need your voice. We need your support. Please sign and share this petition to bring change and to bring this law into Canada! Use the #WhyWasteFood and #FoodDeservesBetter when sharing or discussing this campaign on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! -- Learn more: A $31B problem: How Canada sucks at reducing food waste Man who forced French supermarkets to donate food wants to take law global Help the environment, reduce food waste

Justin Kulik
185,477 supporters