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Climate Change Trump

19 petitions

Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to The University of Michigan

U of M Dismiss Class and Work for Climate Strike

On September 20th, 2019 from 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM a Global Climate Strike will occur. This is our time to make known the issue and seriousness of climate change to all. We are running out of time and the time to act is now. We are asking the University of Michigan to please dismiss all students, faculty, staff, employees, and all other associated personnel during this time so that all who wish to participate may without fear of punishment or consequence. This includes punishment and/or consequences including but not limited to academics, terms of employment, and all other areas. Please sign to make sure all are able to participate and for the future of our planet. Also please email University of Michigan President Schlissel at presoff@umich.edu with this template: Dear President Schlissel, On September 20th, 2019 from 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM a Global Climate Strike will occur. This is our time to make known the issue and seriousness of climate change to all. We are running out of time and the time to act is now. We are asking the University of Michigan to please dismiss all students, faculty, staff, employees, and all other associated personnel during this time so that all who wish to participate may without fear of punishment or consequence. This includes punishment and/or consequences including but not limited to academics, terms of employment, and all other areas. Please hear our call, our world depends on it. Sincerely, (Your name here)    

Porter Hughes
258 supporters
Started 7 months ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, United States Department Of Energy

Better U.S. Environmental Policy

Many people know that climate change is a pressing issue in today's world, but it is beginning to seem like there are not enough people in higher up places that believe in it. Over the last 100 years, the amount of carbon in the atmosphere has skyrocketed due to the continuous burning of fossil fuels, coal, and gasoline; and the Earth is suffering for it. The rapid heating of global temperatures is being felt by the polar regions of the Earth the most. Today, in the summer months of the Arctic, there is 40% less sea ice cover than there was in 1980. Not only is the surface area of the ice cover rapidly decreasing, but the thickness is as well. This jeopardizes the wellbeing of the seal population due to the inability to provide cover for the newborn pups, leaving them vulnerable to the decreasing polar bear population. Climate change has even started to threaten the walrus population in the artic as well. Due to the decreasing amount of sea ice, much of the walrus population is forced into piling on top of one another on the northeastern point of Russia and many are forced to climb to the top of cliffs to seek out refuge where most of them eventually fall to the rocks below. There are many other extreme cases of habitat loss in the polar regions but that is not the worst of it. Tropical rainforests and jungles around the globe have decreased in size by 75% over the past few decades. The rate of habitat loss is at an all-time high, and if nothing is done, in about 12 years the earth will be beyond repair. It is time to take action against this epidemic, and the best way to start is with our own country. Donald J. Trump, the 45th president of the United States, has already dropped out of the Paris Agreement. Those countries who are apart of this agreement do everything in their power to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2 °C and push funds toward keeping the production of greenhouse gases to an absolute minimum. Not only this but the Trump administration has sought to increase fossil fuel use and scrap many environmental regulations which he has referred to as "impediments to business". Trump's department head appointees and Trump himself do not agree that the carbon emissions in the atmosphere are man-made. Change needs to happen and it needs to happen now before it is too late, or else the Earth's natural beauty and diverse forms of life may not survive the coming years. Here are some links to help learn more about the change in the environment: Earth Now Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Our Planet

Bryson Cassady
620 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States, United States Supreme Court

Climate Change | Give All States A "Carbon Cap"

There have been many acts in order to change the way our electrical energy is produced and processed. This by far is the best. Setting a cap essentially means to have a max amount of fossil fuels that one factory can produce. If they go over that they have to pay insane amounts of capital or money in order to retain the ability to emit fossil fuels. Then you lower that cap each year. Meaning they have to pay more and more, as well as the amount they are allowed to emit lowers until it eventually reaches 0. Climate change is a topic that the federal government does not want to bring up. For good reason, the idea of shifting how our energy is produced is a horribly daunting task. However, doing it will provide us with a better future. The whole point of this petition is to get the ball rolling and keep it rolling. You can't save the Earth completely, but you can make it to where the Earth is able to fix itself with the resources it has. Hurricanes have plagued this nation and the world for many years. But just recently there has been worse and worse hurricanes. Many meteorologists believe this to be because of climate change. That is just another reason why this problem that we recently have had damage us needs to be fixed.   We have seen California do this which has created a huge success. As you can see on the chart: https://imgur.com/a/CWcw8Zj | Their GDP has grown, even with their acts of defense. And their population has surged, but their fossil fuels still are being used less and less. Another idea would be to not just do this for businesses, but do this for you and me. That would sound like a terrible idea, but if you want to save the planet, you have to do whatever it takes. The rest of the US should follow in the footsteps of California. There are many solutions to climate change but this is the most simple, definitive, and effective one. Please sign this petition, and hopefully unlike most petitions, we will be able to present this to the federal government.

Robbie Gruenewald
12 supporters