Sign the petition to President Biden: Declare a climate emergency

After years of public pressure, the Biden Administration is reportedly considering declaring a climate emergency.

This is absolutely necessary. 2023 was the hottest year on record. We are facing sweltering summers in 2024. Extreme weather events, exacerbated by climate change, have cost the U.S. more than $1 trillion in recent years–globally it is $16 million per hour. Human health is being directly impacted, and inequity is being furthered in the U.S. and globally. Food supplies are directly impacted and over 1 billion people could be displaced in the coming years.

This is the climate crisis, and this is an emergency.

Climate change is the single greatest threat to humanity, and things are not getting any better. Governments across the globe must address and enact urgent course corrections to tackle the climate crisis as current plans are insufficient to prevent the worst of what the crisis has in store–that includes the United States.

Instead of directly and fully combating, the U.S. continues to expand fossil fuels, the leading driver of the climate crisis. While President Biden and Congress have taken steps, we need more and immediate action to avoid catastrophe.

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, end new fossil fuel projects and drilling, 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. President Biden also has the power to deny approvals for any new fossil fuel projects, and mandate a phase out of fossil fuel production on federal lands and waters.

Climate change is already an emergency–we need an emergency declaration and an immediate end to fossil fuel project approvals. It’s time for the Biden administration to step up and act before it’s too late.

Sign the petition to President Biden: Declare climate an emergency under the National Emergencies Act and stop new fossil fuel projects.

Participating Organizations:
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Crazy Eight PAC
Daily Kos
Democracy for America Advocacy Fund
The Democratic Conservation Alliance
Democratic Values
Global Warming Solutions
Jane Fonda Climate PAC
The Juggernaut Project
National Campaign for Justice
Progressive Reform Network
Ro Khanna for Congress