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 2017-03-22 19:35:10 -0400
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  • signed 2017-03-17 10:19:46 -0400
    This has been the most important issue in my lifetime, and for fifteen years I have been raising the awareness of college students by making them write about it in my composition classes. I no longer teach, but I want to be on the frontline for this mobilization.
  • signed 2017-03-16 12:27:08 -0400
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  • signed 2017-03-14 19:46:34 -0400
    This is an existential emergency never before seen in human history. We need an unprecedentedly massive mobilization to turn this disaster around!
  • signed 2017-03-14 17:00:19 -0400
    This Spring, I’ll be planting my first Truffula Tree :P
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    I heard Margaret speak at the Climate Action Conference at NYU and was inspired by her story. I connected with her after the event and she encouraged me to join the Climate Mobilization movement. I look forward to helping in any way I can and getting others to join the movement as well.
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    Volunteer for Citizens Climate Lobby to enact carbon fee and dividend legislation.
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  • signed 2017-03-10 15:09:45 -0500
    We ALL must fight on all fronts (and there are many fronts) to hold the line, maintain the advances that we’ve made – limited as they are. To slide back is a slide to extinction, personal death is the least of the painful issues we face.
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  • signed 2017-03-01 11:35:21 -0500
    Thanks to Derik and Nancy Casady for their inspiring presentation at the Uptown Democratic Club meeting in San Diego the evening of February 28, 2017.
  • signed 2017-02-28 20:45:07 -0500
    Carolyn Walburn