Sign the Petition to President Biden: Declare a Climate Emergency

March 27th, 2023 - by ActionNetwork

Sign the Petition to President Biden:
Declare a Climate Emergency


(March 24, 2023) — Climate change is the single greatest threat to humanity, and things are not getting any better. The IPCC, the scientific body that advises the United Nations, released a report with grim warnings: governments across the globe must address and enact urgent course corrections to tackle the climate emergency as current plans are insufficient to prevent the worst of what the crisis has in store.

We’re already witnessing the effects of the climate crisis. Here in the US, we continue to grapple with extreme temperatures and weather, and the costs associated with increased numbers of hurricanes, wildfires, and floods fueled by global warming that continue to hemorrhage our economy. We must act now to halt the worst case scenario for the future of our planet while we still have the chance.

But we’re up against powerful interests. The Supreme Court hindered our ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Fossil fuel companies spend millions lobbying Congress and shuffling blame for climate change from producers to consumers with deceptive advertising. Big Oil is determined to protect profits, even if they burn the planet down in the process.

In 2022, Congress passed a large package of tax credits and other incentives for renewable energy — but it’s still not enough! We need every tool in our arsenal to fight for a livable future.

One of those tools is the Biden administration declaring climate an emergency under the National Emergencies Act. That would give us the ability to reinstate the crude oil export ban, redirect disaster relief funds toward distributed renewable energy construction in frontline communities, and marshal companies to fast-track renewable transportation and clean power generation. All while creating millions of high-quality union jobs.

Climate change is already an emergency — we need legislation AND an emergency declaration. There’s still more Biden can do. It’s time for the Biden administration to step up and act before it’s too late.

Sign the Petition to President Biden:
Declare a Climate Emergency under the National Emergencies Act.


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