Here is a brief summary of its many collective and personal action steps needed to effectively survive our current irreversible global warming and eventually fix it.
Our critical collective action steps:
1.) Demand a new global warming risk analysis to fix previous gross miscalculations, underestimation and other errors. Demand that in these new analysises to also include the 11 key climate and global warming tipping point scenarios. This will necessitate funding additional climate tipping point research and transferring the new climate risk analysis to properly funded, properly resourced organizations and agencies well experienced in national and global risk analysis procedures.
2.) Call an emergency meeting of world leaders as soon as the new global warming risk analysis is available. The purpose of the meeting will be to publically acknowledge that global warming has in effect become irreversible and immediately enact independently verifiable and enforceable global warming laws and carbon and methane pollution reduction targets to prevent irreversible global warming. These new laws would be based on the following critical main goals:
a. To do only what is critical and effective in the properly prioritized sequence to slow and lessen irreversible global warming enough to provide more time to prepare, adapt and migrate.
b. Once the global warming emergency has been resolved, to then begin the necessary secondary actions to reduce atmospheric carbon to the long-term temperature and climate-safe maintenance level of carbon ppm between 325 and 350 ppm.
The two essential subgoals that will help us slow and lessen global warming enough to lessen mass suffering and death are:
a. Scale up and transition globally to ensure nearly 100% renewable global green energy generation as soon as is mechanically possible. We need to bring new and existing green energy generation technology online and to full capacity at a speed of infrastructure transformation, deployment, and massive global mobilization never before achieved in human history --- even beyond the scale of mass mobilization that occurred in World War 2.
Achieving this subgoal may now be possible because of the many improvements in green energy generation technology. For example, solar panels and storage batteries are becoming more efficient, and they are significantly dropping in price each year. Wind and other green energy generation and storage technologies are also making significant technological and pricing reduction advances. (Please note that this subgoal is focused only on global green energy generation, not merely building more efficient, less polluting electric appliances or electric cars that will still be getting their electricity mostly from fossil fuel energy generation.
b. Radically and immediately scale down global fossil fuel use to ensure achieving carbon neutrality (net zero carbon) for all greenhouse gases as soon as can be enacted and enforced through law. This will also require a massive global mobilization beyond the scale of mass mobilization that occurred in World War 2.
Job One’s use of the term carbon neutrality, or having a net zero carbon footprint, means achieving net zero carbon emissions by balancing any measured amounts of new and additional carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere with an equivalent measured amount of carbon dioxide taken from the atmosphere and being captured for long-term storage (see carbon sequestration). In the Job One Plan, this critical carbon capture and sequestration should happen almost exclusively through our already-existing natural biological, chemical, and physical processes (described in detail in the new Climageddon book).
Net zero carbon emission is a difficult subgoal to achieve. It will require that our governments place huge financial disincentives on fossil fuel use. Additionally, we will need to keep 90% or more of all existing fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas, tar sands, etc.) in the ground and never burned. Please note that the Job One Plan for achieving carbon-neutral does not endorse Cap and Trade methods of arriving at carbon-neutral.
Current Cap and Trade methods are too often a disguise for “business as usual” and will not get us to the radical fossil fuel reduction levels we need immediately! In Job One’s own targeted version of carbon neutral called Fee and Dividend, you will not be able to buy Cap and Trade carbon credits to make up the difference and achieve net zero carbon emissions because that inevitably promotes more fossil fuel burning.
3.) Develop a global plan to move the key infrastructure of modern civilization to the global warming safe zones above the 45th parallel north or below the 45th parallel south. This plan would also include how to safely migrate out the billions of individuals now living in the global warming unsafe zones.
4.) Develop a global plan to provide adequate food to the billions of additional individuals who will be living above the 45th parallel north or below the 45th parallel south where the soils and sunlight will be inadequate to grow enough food using traditional or existing means.
5.) Develop a global plan to decommission hundreds of nuclear reactors and toxic chemical plants in the global warming unsafe zones that will no longer be able to be kept secure or maintained by functioning governments. If these nuclear reactors or toxic chemical sites meltdown or go critical, it will not matter where you are in the world. No location will be safe.
More about the new international global warming laws that need to be quickly passed are:
a.) International laws that would create a Fee and Dividend carbon and methane pollution reduction program. This is not the grossly flawed and “business as usual” Cap and Trade program that you hear promoted in the media.
At every level, the Fee and Dividend program has the greatest hope of motivating the necessary energy generation and energy use changes that will keep the greatest possible amount of global warming-causing fossil fuels in the ground forever!
In addition, most of the carbon fees from this new law would go directly back to the public in the form of cash dividends to help them become more energy-efficient. Part of the Fee and Dividend program proceeds would also finance the following special areas:
to create employee job retraining as well as a business and nation recovery fund that would assist all individuals, businesses, and nations who will suffer significant financial losses because of the rapidly falling use of fossil fuels.
to fund research into new technologies that may become our last hope and back-up plan to remove carbon and methane pollution from the atmosphere before we go over the climate cliff Into irreversible global warming.
to fund a special global education and public relations campaign on why we all have to comply with many new, difficult, and costly global warming reduction changes soon to be enforced by our governments. The general public is not currently ready for the rapid behavioral transition needed to go through the radical changes in energy generation and energy distribution to reduce carbon and methane pollution. It will take a massive global public relations and education program to help the general public understand why all of these rapid changes are needed and beneficial to their futures.
b.) International laws that would remove all government subsidies from fossil fuel energy generation.
c.) International laws that would provide generous government subsidies for expanding green energy generation.
d.) International laws that would provide special investment incentives for companies involved in expanding green energy generation. We have to scale up green energy production as fast as or faster than we are reducing and replacing fossil fuel energy generation.
e.) International laws that would incentivize divestment from all dying industry fossil fuel energy generation and related companies.
f.) International laws that mandate the creation of a separate 5% of national GDP emergency reserve fund for each nation to cope with the rapidly rising costs of escalating global warming catastrophes. The modern world has never experienced the rising scope, scale, and frequency of losses and destruction that will occur as escalating global warming races towards critical tipping points. Some estimates propose it will eventually take between $400-$600 trillion dollars to repair all of the damage of escalating global warming as we cross various tipping points.
To put that amount in perspective, that is roughly 4-6 times the total annual GDP of the whole planet! Without creating a minimum 5% emergency reserve fund for each nation, business, family, and individual, how will we ever deal with these soaring catastrophe costs?
g.) International laws that would affirm the necessary long-term global climate stability maintenance limit of reducing carbon pollution in the atmosphere down to 350 parts per million (ppm) or less.
3.) Cleverly enforce the new international global warming laws. The enforcement of any new international climate laws and carbon and methane reduction targets will require financial and other penalties placed on all violators. (In the soon to be released upgraded Job One For Humanity Plan, we disclose how this can be effectively done using only existing global mechanisms.)
4.) Prepare global warming emergency backup plans. Because we have lost losing the battle with escalating global warming. We have to face the reality that we have not and can not change our global fossil fuel use behaviors in time to prevent irreversible global warming and catastrophic climate destabilization. Because of this, it is now critical for every individual, family, business, and nation and to have a global warming emergency plan in place and ready. This plan would include the creation of emergency supply reserves and migration plans depending upon where you live in the world. (In the upgraded Job One Plan you will be given adequate information to begin this emergency preparation process.)
Our personal action steps:
- Realize that we are already in a global state of irreversible global warming.
- Start preparing your emergency back up supplies and migration plan to minimize the effects of more global warming disasters occuring with increasing frequency, severity and scale.
- Change your language and the way you “frame” the escalating global warming emergency in your conversations with others. Take the Stop Saying Climate Change Pledge!
- Divest from any fossil fuel related industry investments that you might have. Do everything you can to convince everyone else you know to do the same.
- Evolve your diet to eat fewer animal products. More than any other action to lower your fossil fuel and carbon eco-footprint, this is by far the single most effective thing that you can personally do to reduce global warming. See why.
- Do everything else you can to lower your fossil fuel eco-footprint. Unfortunately, even if hundreds of millions of us started eating fewer animal products and taking other actions to lower eco-footprints, it still will not save us in time from the irreversible global warming that already exists. Only the collective actions listed above will do that.
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