Petition the Joint Chiefs to do something about the U.S. military’s 59,000,000-ton carbon footprint

Dear Joint Chiefs of Staff,

We are American citizens who are gravely concerned about the climate crisis. Climate change is destabilizing everything, including national security. That’s why we’re calling on you now to take bold action to quash your 59,000,000-ton-per-year carbon footprint.

Your footprint is larger than that of many industrialized nations, including Sweden, Morocco, and Peru. The military is the single largest user of petroleum in the U.S. If the U.S. military were its own country, it would be the 55th largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world.

For the security of our nation, the future of America, and the good of the entire planet, you must take action now to slash our military’s carbon footprint. We count on you to defend us from foreign enemies—now, we’re counting on you to defend us from the terrifying impacts of climate change!