The Pledge To Mobilize

Climate change is causing immense human suffering and damage to the natural world. It threatens the collapse of civilization within this century. Confronting this crisis is the great moral imperative of our time.

I CALL ON THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO:

  1. Immediately commence a social and economic mobilization to restore a climate that is safe, stable, and supportive of human civilization. This heroic campaign shall be carried out on the scale of the American World War II home front mobilization, and will require hard work and shared sacrifice from all Americans.

  2. Reduce our country’s net greenhouse gas emissions 100 percent by 2025 and implement far-reaching measures to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

  3. Enlist tens of millions of Americans in efforts to rapidly expand our carbon-neutral energy and agricultural systems, conduct groundbreaking research, and implement large-scale adaptation measures. As in WWII, full employment will be achieved.

  4. Conduct this mobilization in accordance with the Constitution and ensure that the essential needs of the civilian economy are met during this time of transition.

  5. Establish the following imperatives as our nation’s top foreign policy priorities: A 100 percent reduction of global net greenhouse gas emissions at wartime speed, and the deployment of comprehensive measures that remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere until a safe climate is restored.

I will enlist Americans from all walks of life in this campaign. If sitting politicians fail to mobilize, we will elect leaders with the courage and foresight to enact these demands.

I WILL:

  1. Vote for candidates — on every electoral level — who have signed the Pledge to Mobilize over those who have not.

  2. Devote time, money, or both to elected officials and candidates who have signed the Pledge.

  3. Mobilize my skills, resources, and networks to spread the truth of climate change and the hope of this movement to others. When I spread the Pledge to Mobilize, I will do so with respect, truth, focus and courage. 

Thus I pledge to mobilize, in defense of civilization and the natural world. 

 

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  • signed 2016-06-24 00:40:37 -0400
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-23 16:51:45 -0400
    I Pledged to Mobilize because we need a WWII scale climate mobilization to protect civilization and the natural world!
  • signed 2016-06-23 16:49:36 -0400
    I agree that the world needs a WW2 type mobilization effort to fight global climate change. Today’s (June 23, 2016) local San Diego paper reported that because of California’s drought, trees in the Sierra Nevada are unable to fight off Bark Beetle. As a result, over 26 million trees in the Sierra have died. This is the most recent indication of the catastrophic effects of Climate Change and is evidence that Gov Jerry Brown’s comment is correct. In July 2015 at the Vatican’s conference of mayors Gov. Brown said that if the world does not fight climate change, “Our goose is cooked and the human race will become extinct.”


    You may publish my comments and you are free to quote me. James Evans
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-22 00:59:04 -0400
    I Pledged to Mobilize because we need a WWII scale climate mobilization to protect civilization and the natural world!
  • signed 2016-06-22 00:58:29 -0400
    Shawn McCoy
  • signed via 2016-06-21 12:32:18 -0400
  • signed 2016-06-20 12:23:04 -0400
    I totally agree with John in that there is NO other policy, plan, idea…. that matters if we have destroyed the planet. We MUST fix this. Now.
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  • signed 2016-06-19 17:38:58 -0400
    This excerpt from Sagan’s book Pale Blue Dot was inspired by an image taken, at Sagan’s suggestion, by Voyager 1 on February 14, 1990. As the spacecraft left our planetary neighborhood for the fringes of the solar system, engineers turned it around for one last look at its home planet. Voyager 1 was about 6.4 billion kilometers (4 billion miles) away, and approximately 32 degrees above the ecliptic plane, when it captured this portrait of our world.
    " Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there—on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
    The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
    Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
    The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
    It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known."
    — Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-18 14:26:03 -0400
    I Pledged to Mobilize because we need a WWII scale climate mobilization to protect civilization and the natural world!
  • signed via 2016-06-18 14:05:51 -0400
    Senator Sander’s should lead a HUGE march on Wash. D.C. , as Dr. Martin Luther King planned just before he was assiassinated—a coalition of all the environmental, climate and social justice orgs in the country, marhing on the Captitol just after Sec. Clinton’s “coronation,” to push her to a completely Progressive agenda on climate restoration and social justice. All the tech exists to save habitable Earth, only the political will is lacking.
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    Jill Ferguson
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-17 23:46:31 -0400
    I Pledged to Mobilize because we need a WWII scale climate mobilization to protect civilization and the natural world!
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