"Staying above 350 ppm CO2 for long
(today 415 ppm) risks irreversible catastrophic effects." James Hansen et al 2008
"We have reached a point of planetary emergency." Dr. James Hansen, NASA 2008 repeated 2012
"In the face of an absolutely unprecedented emergency, society has no choice but to take dramatic action to avert a collapse of civilization"
Blue Planet Laureates UN Rio+20 2012
Short VIDEO 2009 Ban Ki moon warns of runaway climate change
James Hansen 2008 planetary emergency statement short VIDEO
In 2010 James Hansen's book Storms of My Grandchildren The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity explained the emergency in detail.
In December 2012 at the UN Doha Climate Conference leading NGOs described the situation as a planetary emergency.
October 2012 UN warns of looming world crisis if the 2012 US great grain belt drought persisted (it is now forecast to persist to April 2013) by causing dangerously low world food reserves.
March 2012 State of the Planet Declaration Without urgent action, we could face threats to water, food, biodiversity and other critical resources: these threats risk intensifying economic, ecological and social crises, creating the potential for a humanitarian emergency on a global scale
Climate Emergency Statements
CLIMATE EMERGENCY INSTITUTE
The Health and Human Rights Approach to Climate Change
2012 VIDEO James Hansen climate & energy planetary emergency
Pope Francis Encyclical 2015
“For human beings… to destroy the biological diversity of God’s creation;
for human beings to degradethe integrity of the earth by causing changes in its climate, by stripping the earth of its naturalforests or destroying its wetlands; for human beingsto contaminate the earth’s waters, its land, its air, and its life – these are sins”.15 For “to commit a crime against the natural world is a sin against ourselves and a sin against God”.
"Doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain. We may well be leaving to coming generations debris, desolation and filth. "
Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change 2015
"God created the Earth in perfect equilibrium (mīzān);
By His immense mercy we have been given fertile land, fresh air, clean water and all the good things on Earth that makes our lives here viable and delightful;
The Earth functions in natural seasonal rhythms and cycles: a climate in which living beings – including humans – thrive;
The present climate change catastrophe is a result of the human disruption of this balance –"
'We particularly call on the well-off nations and oil-producing states to –Lead the way in phasing out their greenhouse gas emissions as early as possible and no later than the middle of the century;"