No matter where you live, global warming has already reached a state of irreversibility that has real and severe unavoidable consequences we will have to endure both now and in the near future. To hear that global warming has already become irreversible will come as an unwelcome shock to most of you, especially because we have been told by our media we are making progress in managing it.
Unfortunately, almost all of today's mainstream media coverage on global warming is not accurate about the future and this document will begin to prove it to you!
For those of you who doubt in any way that global warming has already reached irreversibility, click and read the following two links and let us show you how and why irreversible global warming has already occurred!
To see a graphic illustration of the top 20 worst global warming consequences, click here.
Once you have read the two links above, the radical action steps of Part One of the Job One Plan below will seem far more appropriate and rational in relation to the escalating emergency we now all face.
Evidenced by the unprecedented increase in the severity, frequency, and scale of worldwide flooding events, wildfires, rain bombs, droughts, fast melting sea ice, extreme storms and melting glaciers etc, the battle to reverse global warming has been lost. A new and bigger battle has begun.
Therefore, the first step of the Job One Plan to survive and eventually fix what is coming must be to get prepared. If you are not well prepared for what is coming, how can you possibly help to effectively fix it? You will be caught unprepared in the next global warming climate catastrophe and will have little time or resources left to help us get this emergency under control --- unless your have pre-prepared for what is coming.
Part one of the Job One Plan below is an essential collection of actions to help you prepare your family, business, and nation for the greatest disrupter of the 21st century, our current state of irreversible global warming. We must now act wisely and quickly in on multiple fronts in order to prevent our extinction…
Please do not continue reading Part 1 of Job One Plan below unless you have read and understood the definition of what irreversible global warming is and what it means to your future. The other 3 parts of the Job One Plan (linked at the bottom of this page) will inform you as to what specifically you can do to help slow and lessen global warming's 20 worst consequences.
An brief overview of each of the 4 parts of the Job One Plan for surviving and fixing global warming is described briefly here.
Part One of the Job One Plan
How to Prepare for the Coming Global-Warming Aggravated Disasters
Due to the dangers and risks of irreversible global warming, it is now appropriate to review your personal, family, business, community, and/or national emergency level preparedness as an important first action step of the overall Job One for Humanity plan.
“No matter what we do, there will be very severe and unavoidable consequences, especially for the world’s regions, peoples, and ecosystems most vulnerable to a hotter climate. That requires a keen focus on preparing for and adapting to the changes that are now inevitable…” —David Spratt, Climate Reality Check.
Just as there are no guarantees in life, there is also no guarantee humanity will be able to prevent the current global warming emergency from moving beyond irreversibility into the later extinction level phases of the Climageddon Scenario. Therefore, prudence dictates having an emergency backup and migration survival plan at the ready.
If we enter the late second and third phases of the Climageddon Scenario within the next 20-50 years 70-90% of us will eventually and most likely suffer and die in last Climageddon Scenario phases 4-6. Few areas of the planet will be safe or secure for very long if we enter the later Climageddon Scenario phases.
This means we must do everything we can to prevent entering the late second and third phase of the Climageddon Scenario. With good emergency preparation in place, smart adaptations, and early migration where applicable, you should be able to live far longer and more comfortably than those who are either unprepared or are denying global warming exists and what is coming.
Even if by some miracle we manage not enter the later extinction phases (4-6) of the Climageddon Scenario, the following information on emergency preparedness and early adaptation will still be of great help to you. There are many other kinds of natural disasters that the same emergency preparation information below will apply.
The bad global warming news is that no matter what we do now, there will be many terrible and escalating future global warming aggravated disasters that will collide with and and then disrupt our human economic, political, and social systems. These disasters will cause severe disruption of normal supply distribution (food, medical, etc.) along with ever-increasing local, regional and national complete system collapses of the stability of our economic, political and social systems. (The illustrations of the Climageddon Scenario climate destabilization process on this page will help you visualize the meltdown of the many different kinds of consequences that is coming.
In these pages of the Job One website you will learn how to create a global warming emergency survival plan for you, your family, and your business. Advices will also be offered for critical community and national emergency preparedness issues.
Several key reasons why it's critical to get an irreversible global warming emergency backup plan in place ASAP!
You and your children are here today solely because your genetic ancestors were smart enough to see the early warning signs of a serious disaster that was going to hit them hard! They were smart enough to know when it was time to start preparing back-up supplies. They were smart enough to know when it was finally time to move and migrate to get our of the way of what they could not prepare for or adapt to.
Multinational corporations and the ultra-wealthy are secretly far ahead of the curve compared to the rest of us in global warming emergency preparation and migration plans and preparation. Their top risk and investment advisers, who can access privately created and confidential global warming and climate research, have already aggressively warned them to prepare for the escalating consequences of global warming described in the Climageddon Scenario. In fact, they are even being advised on how to profit from the global warming emergency and how it will dramatically affect things such as real estate and stock market values.
Many ultra-wealthy and very smart individuals, corporations, and nations (such as Saudi Arabia) have already quietly purchased vast amounts of arable and defendable land in the safest areas of Canada, Scandinavia, Russia, Ukraine, Alaska, the tip of South America, Greenland, Iceland, England, and the south island of New Zealand. This land is for their own high-security survival compounds.
If the wealthiest individuals, corporations, and nations are preparing to protect themselves from the escalating global warming emergency, why aren't you doing the same? Why should only the ultra-wealthy and the very smart have the necessary information and emergency resources in place to save themselves, their loved ones and their assets long before the rest of us?
Being unprepared for evolution’s periods of emergency, catastrophic mistakes, or natural disasters is dangerously unrealistic. Human history is littered with corpses from the economic, political and social catastrophes that our smartest ancestors were prepared for and our less than observant unprepared ancestors were not. Do not ever forget the deep evolutionary truth:
your gene pool is here today solely because your smart ancestors saw the early warning signs and were prepared enough to survive or avoid the worst.
Shrewd individuals could argue convincingly that based on humanity’s extensive history of past large-scale challenges, humanity will not respond to this global warming emergency until it is too late, or the suffering and pain is so horribly severe that many of us will not survive to enjoy its eventual solution. History overflows with examples of individuals, families, businesses, and nations that did not adapt and change their behavior until the pain of going forward was less than the pain of staying where they were. Unfortunately, that was often too late to prevent widespread suffering or death or the collapse of the economic, political, or social systems of those time.
(If you're one of those individuals who has to know all of the historic facts and principles on the proven advance warning signs for when a society is going to collapse, we strongly recommend you read The Collapse of Complex Societies by professor Joseph A. Tainter. When you add those proven archeological warning signs of collapsed societies to the global warming emergency warning signs described on the Job One website or in the Climageddon book, there will be little remaining doubt about the wisdom of quickly getting you and your loved ones ready for the system collapses that will be inevitable.)
Maybe you don't think global catastrophe or extinction could happen in modern times?
Looking back into history, you will also discover that 99.9% of every species that has ever lived on earth has gone extinct. To think that it could not happen to humanity is betting against very strong historic odds.
If one does not know that in all of the past five major extinction events in Earth's history there were always survivors, it would be easy to despair. Even though 99.9% of every species that has ever lived is no longer here, the fact we are here now proves that something always has lived on.
The following emergency preparedness recommended in the upgraded Job One Plan is never wasted. The Job One Plan not only assists individuals with strategies to survive the current global warming emergencies and catastrophes, its emergency preparation steps will also help ensure you survive the other 7 major global challenges and emergencies we also face in other areas.
In summary, the wisdom behind having your emergency backup plan ready for the consequences of escalating global warming is simple:
1. It is always wise to prepare for any real or probable emergencies.
2. Once you have completed emergency backup plan preparations, you will be far more comfortable working on slowing, lessening, avoiding or fixing those emergencies.
Action Step 1 Build psychological and emotional resilience.
To stay motivated while you help to slow and lessen our global warming emergency and to survive the now unavoidable catastrophes, you will need to preserve your psychological and emotional resilience and build reserves in these areas. You can build and preserve this resilience and maintain these critical reserves by taking time:
1. every day to do the normal things you enjoy and that renew you,
2. for cultivating and enjoying your relationships, (you will need strong relationships as things continue to get worse,)
3. each day to do and experience things you may have delayed, and
4. to draw strength and renewal from your faith and faith community, if you are of a spiritual nature.
As we move into greater global warming consequences and catastrophes, it is critical to take one day at a time and always make time to have fun, renewing experiences. The importance of taking one day at a time and doing whatever you can each day to fully enjoy the life that you have right now is that it will allow you to emotionally and physically survive, as well as effectively contribute toward the hopeful eventual resolution of the global warming emergency.
"The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much." — William Hazlitt, English writer, philosopher, and critic
Never forget that the scope of the task before us is daunting and unprecedented. If one fully understands how much has to change in the world in so little time, one can get overwhelmed quickly. This is why it is important to embrace these perspectives of “one day at a time” and enjoy your normal life right now as one of the first emergency preparation actions you will need to do.
Because of the escalating harsh consequences looming before us and the fact that there are no guarantees we will resolve this emergency in time, another reason to enjoy each day now is because our current lives and conditions may in fact be the best they will ever be.
And finally, if you are a person of faith, you will need the strength of those relationships to help make sense of what we must now go through and to endure it.
Action Step 2: Build your necessary backup emergency supplies and resilience for global warming catastrophe survival and recovery.
a. Create an emergency Go-Bag that you can get to quickly in an emergency. Click here for all of the details on how to create your own emergency Go-Bag. You can also buy them premade on the Internet.
b. Create a 30-day emergency reserve (60-90 days would be much better as things get worse) of all necessary survival commodities (food, water, heat, energy, lights, communication devices, medicines, toiletries, self-defense, etc.).
Also build backup redundancies into your water, power, heating, sewage, and other critical systems. You can do this by having secondary and separate water purification systems, solar, or wind power backup systems, and multiple fuel types. It will be wise to acquire the tools and materials necessary to care for everyday needs, such as keeping warm, cooking, and managing waste with an old-fashioned latrine and safe garbage disposal. Water, sewage, and garbage-born diseases are major secondary death factors in an extended crisis. Prepare now so you and your loved ones will not suffer unnecessarily or die.
c. At the community, business, and national levels, building more resilience also means gathering emergency and essential non-emergency supplies and reserves as mentioned above for the many different consequences of escalating global warming.
Adequate emergency preparation on the community and national levels also gives people more information and time to prepare for local consequences. Without carefully planned resilience and emergency backups built into every level of our interconnected and interdependent economic, political and social systems and infrastructure, we face unnecessary and avoidable suffering and death.
d. When you're ready to begin your emergency preparedness plan, also go to http://www.ready.gov and click the navigation link. It will provide you detailed guidance for each area of emergency preparedness.
Action Step 3: Create a global warming emergency preparation cash or other valuable commodity reserve fund equal to 5%-10% of your monthly income.
A tradable cash, gold, silver, or other valuable emergency trading exchange reserve helps you build financial resilience. Building up and storing an easily exchangeable commodity you can use or trade in the beginning phases of the emergency is also essential.
As escalating global warming continues, billions of climagees (climate refugees) will eventually need to migrate closer toward the poles to survive a bit longer. No current government, charity, or corporation is prepared for these massive human migrations and the unbearable economic, political, and social stresses these climagees will put on every climate, human, and biological system of our global existence.
As global warming escalates, the accelerating inadequacy of governmental or charity-based emergency assistance to protect you and your family dictates a need for radical individual responsibility and individual preparedness completed well in advance. This minimal 5%-10% tradable commodity reserve will help you cope with the many unpredictable consequences as our local systems go into severe stress, crisis, or an eventual collapse.
All communities and governments will also immediately need to work toward putting at least 5% of their total GDP into reserves each year. This level of tradable commodity reserve is essential if they hope to stay politically and financially stable while coping with the rapidly escalating global warming costs. (Please also see Climageddon Chapter 3 in Part 1, which explains and provides all the details for the unbearable financial consequences of escalating global warming.)
Because no community or government will be able to keep up with the continually rising costs of escalating global warming and its consequences, all businesses must also create similar 5%-10% reserves to help them cope with global warming-related supply, manufacturing, distribution, and labor disruptions. Furthermore, if you are an individual, business, community, or nation with considerable debt, reduce that debt as soon as possible. Having lots of debt in a growing unresolved crisis is likely to make you, your organization, or nation far less adaptable and resilient. High resource liquidity, mobility, and flexibility are a few of the most needed and most useful resiliency qualities in an ongoing or long-term crisis.
Additionally, post-emergency rebuilding and repair will dramatically increase food and insurance costs, emergency housing costs, emergency transportation costs, and other migration costs to temporarily or permanently get out of crisis zones. If you are in a river or lake floodplain, near a coast, in wildfire, drought, or severe storm areas, or near a southern national border, your individual costs will most likely be higher than the 5%-10% suggested reserve. In addition, losses in real estate and farmland values, etc., will rapidly consume your 5%-10% reserves as we cross more global warming tipping points.
Creating these emergency reserves will be difficult in today's debt-encouraging climate. In the United States, an estimated 62% of all families are one paycheck away from bankruptcy, and one-half of all U.S. households are just one emergency away from bankruptcy. Even though it may be difficult creating your emergency reserves, it is critical to surviving this emergency. (If you have trouble saving money for these reserves, we recommend that you get and apply the information in the book Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin.)
And finally, a tradable commodity or cash emergency reserve can easily be used while cash is still being accepted. In the later emergency phases, when cash is no longer accepted or is greatly devalued, you will always need to have your five key survival items:
weapons, (legally obtained, safely stored and wisely managed,)
small tradable silver coins or other tradable small high-value commodities like alcohol or cigarettes to survive in a new barter system, which will come into being out of necessity.
In the later Climageddon Scenario phases, as the world starts to unravel, your government will be stretched so thin that you will not be able to depend upon it for protection, water, food, medicine, or even a stable currency to acquire what you need. If you have not prepared for these contingencies long before they are needed, you and your loved ones will suffer far more than the growing number of individuals who are preparing for what's coming.
Action Step 4: Plan now for how you will adapt and/or move critical resources, technology, and infrastructure to handle the escalating consequences of global warming.
Because we have already begun crossing global warming tipping points, business planners, city planners, long-term corporate and governmental planners of all kinds need to begin restructuring their 5, 10, and 25-year plans, using the least optimistic climate prediction scenarios (found in the new Climageddon book) on how the consequences of escalating global warming will unfold.
Several good reasons for using the least optimistic predictions are:
1. The many serious errors and underestimation problems in global warming prediction scenarios (see Chapter 7, Part 1 on IPCC underestimation in Climageddon book for all details).
2. The sudden, large-scale unpredictability which each additional crossed tipping point creates.
3. We will be very lucky if the worst we get are the IPCC’s current least optimistic projections!
The amount of emergency adaptation work needed and the short amount of time available makes this adaptation and preparation step an immediate planning imperative. For example, in the San Francisco Bay Area, the headquarters of big tech corporations like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Apple, now have to readjust their long-term operational or relocation plans to deal with their low-lying international headquarters facing as much as 13 feet (3.9 meters) of sea level rise by 2100. (A worst case scenario of a possible 10-foot [3-meter] rise by 2050 was projected by James Hansen's newest research, with the additional 3-feet [0.9 meters] accounting for coincident king tides and storm surges.)
Adapting and moving critical resources, technology, and infrastructure also means moving them into the safer areas near or above the 45th parallel north or near or below the 45th parallel south. During this massive global warming emergency mobilization of critical people, supplies, and infrastructure, never forget that unless we considerable slow and lessen this mess now, survival in those areas will be very, very difficult at best because of poorer soils in general and less sunlight for growing food.
Action Step 5: Create your long-term migration plan.
Mobility will be a key life-saving capability during the worst aspects of the global warming emergency and the second and third Climageddon Scenario phases. Our crisis-surviving ancestors have repeatedly proven the validity and importance of the mobility principle.
The worst escalating global warming projections point to an average global temperature increase of 4°-6° Celsius (7.2°-10.8° Fahrenheit). This makes having a backup long-term migration plan a must for numerous reasons.
We're going to hit the middle Climageddon Scenario phases (3 and probably 4) no matter what we do. Therefore, planning to migrate to extend your life and its quality a little longer is an essential major life decision that should be carefully considered by evaluating one's current location, all of one's personal circumstances, and the best projections for how the global warming emergency will affect your particular location over the coming years. You can also stagger the steps and levels of this emergency migration plan to meet the speed of global temperature increases, sea level rises, the closing of national borders to climagees (climate migrants,) and the increases in severity, scale, and frequency of all of the other global warming consequences as they occur in your particular area.
Create a 30-day emergency migration plan and then extend it out to 60, 90, and 120 days or longer. Keep in mind that it is very difficult to migrate during the actual crisis when everyone else is trying to migrate as well. One can see examples of this in many of today’s war zone migrations.
It is essential to also include self-defense supplies in your emergency preparations supplies and in your migration plans. This is because as we proceed through the mid to later phases of the Climageddon Scenario (3-5) local, regional, and national governments and law and order will begin to break down and you will need to become fully self-reliant for your own physical protection. Having at least one firearm per adult with adequate ammunition (1,000 rounds) for extensive transitional periods of resource conflict and chaos will is essential in the highly unsafe mid to later phases of the Climageddon Scenario.
If you are under 30 and you and your family want to survive longer and safer in relative peace, you will want to move far north or far south long before the worst of this emergency hits and real estate prices crash in the unsafe zones and soar in the safe zones. If you are under 30, you will want to migrate from unsafe zones within the next 10 years or you will probably be priced out or locked out of climagee closed borders.
With 10 more years of ever-escalating global warming catastrophes even the deniers, the distracted and less aware members of society will know that what is occurring is not natural weather variance or 100 year storms, but something far more dangerous. Once the general population realizes how screwed they are because they waited to long to heed the growing warning signs there will be rush mass migration and unimaginable transitional chaos.
If you are over 30 without a family or, if you are older than 50, you may feel that because of your lack of dependents or shorter life expectancy, migration to extend either the quality, comfort or length of your life may not be practical or necessary, no matter how bad it gets. If you believe you will not migrate no matter what, read the two books by Octavia Butler mentioned further down this page. Most people have not yet realized that the single most dangerous human consequence of global warming is the violent transitional chaos of a sudden mass migration of unprepared and desperate starving climagees. This sudden and massive climagee migration alone will make the dystopian Mad Max world depicted in the movies look like a day at the beach.
Where and when to migrate
Ultimately, migration is a personal decision no matter what age you are. If you are going to migrate, here are some helpful things to consider:
In general, moving north of the 45th parallel or south of the 45th parallel should be the safest, but always check the most current and updated computer models and predictions because some areas above the 45 parallel north, particularly in Europe, will still be unsafe. “Safety” considerations always should include availability of water and defensibility. Some existing areas between the 45th parallel north and south will remain safe and viable longer because of unique localized changes in seasonal weather patterns, ocean currents, temperatures, and the jet stream.
Keep in mind that some areas near or above the 45th parallel north and south will not be safe and viable also because of unique localized changes in seasonal weather patterns, ocean currents, temperatures, and the jet stream affecting those areas as well. There are also other critical land purchase factors that we have written about in detail in the Six Rules of Real Estate Investment in the Age of Escalating Global Warming that also might make these generally safe far northern or far southern areas unsafe. (Be sure to read this article before buying any land you may want to use for migration!)
In general, predicting which areas will be most adversely affected can be difficult because of continuous global warming changes and the increasing variety of escalating global warming consequences. Many climate researchers and specialized big data research services are already trying to predict these safest zones for various investment banking houses, commodity traders, national governments and the ultra-wealthy.
Where ever you decide to go you will need a defensible or isolated position, lots of water availability, and the ability to grow all the food you will need. Use the map below to get a better idea of the safe and unsafe zones.
Anywhere between the tow yellow lines above in general will be an unsafe zone as global warming escalates. Countries like Canada, Scandinavia, Russia, Iceland, Greenland, England, New Zealand and the tip of South America and Alaska will most likely experience a warmer and longer growing season and improved weather conditions in the early stages of the global warming emergency. As global warming escalates, these countries and locations will most likely become the richest and most powerful nations on earth because of their more climate-safe locations and new “friendly” warming.
These countries will likely form new military alliances that will initially attempt to ensure that other global-warming-challenged nations will not be able to take their land and sovereignty. The global warming-challenged nations will be motivated to extreme aggressive behavior because of starvation and chaos within their borders.
If you choose to migrate, the good news is that depending on your current location, most of us will have around 10 years to migrate before:
1. We cross the carbon 425-450 ppm level where we cross more global warming tipping points at an even faster rate and where entering late phase 2 and then phase 3 of the Climageddon Scenario is highly probable. (Once we cross into those phases, tens if not hundreds of millions of informed and prudent individuals across the world will be highly motivated migrate tisane their loved ones and to stay ahead of the ever-escalating catastrophe curve. This means the prices for safe land will skyrocket and less and less safe land will be available.)
2. Temporarily safer areas and countries charge millions of dollars per person to migrate legally or buy adequate safe land and/or otherwise restrict or completely close their borders or locations to the ever-escalating masses of new climagees. Also keep in mind in developing your migration plan and its timing that real estate prices will crash or drop suddenly and steeply in the areas most negatively impacted by escalating global warming.
Trying to migrate to one of these temporarily safer areas after breaching carbon 425-450 ppm (in about 6-10 years,) is a plan doomed to either fail or to be plagued with avoidable hardship and suffering. It is not that the worst consequences of irreversible global warming will all be upon us in just 6-10 years, it is that by that time the smartest early adopters all over the world will more clearly see what is coming and will be highly motivated to move.
Even if the smartest early adopters are only 1 or 2 % of the earth's population, that is still 70-140 million climagees migrating nearly at once. If you think that the advice of not getting caught migrating too late is bad advice or an overstatement, consider the hundreds of thousands of drought, economic or political migrants from Africa and the Middle East who have been struggling and dying in recent years trying to get into Europe, Scandinavia, Germany, or England.
Please further note that individuals located close to the equator should generally migrate sooner than those individuals already located closer to the safe zones. Additionally, if you think you may be subject to any kind of religious, racial, or ethnic bias trying to immigrate to a safe zone, migrating sooner may be critical because many additional immigration restrictions will be imposed quickly as safe zone nations realize that they are experiencing a mass climagee migration for which they are wholly not prepared.
You will also need to be highly certain that the rain, water sources, soils, and growing seasons will be adequate in the area you want to migrate to. Carefully consider issues like wildfires, sea level rise, flood plains of rivers and lakes, as well as how defensible and safe your new location or nation will be as desperate climagees seek safety in the later phases of the Climageddon Scenario. Additionally, if you are considering migrating out of your home country, you will need to evaluate how your new country will receive, treat, and protect you as a new immigrant. Unfortunately, in many countries, immigrants are often treated as second-class citizens.
Essential to any decision regarding whether to migrate or not is a need to evaluate if the new location you select will work for your long-term future—even if there were not a global warming emergency. In other words, if you have changed your life profoundly by migrating to this new location, will you still like living there if we were to slow and lessen the global warming emergency before we go over the cliff into extinction level global warming.
Finally, ask yourself if your new chosen location includes enjoyable and/or suitable work opportunities available for your knowledge, experience, or skill set.
For more information on short- and long-term migration to cities in North America, click here.
The above global warming emergency preparedness information can seem a little scary unless you view it from a bigger perspective. Here are a few key points to remember about preparedness in general:
1. Being prepared for emergencies, catastrophic miscalculations, and future uncertainties by creating emergency plans, physical reserves, and backup system resilience is as old as humanity itself.
2. Being physically and psychologically prepared for emergencies is the most basic form of insurance. It existed long before we ever began paying premiums to today’s insurance companies.
3. The history of emergency relief efforts during Hurricane Katrina, or Hurricanes Harvey, Irma or Maria in Puerto Rico and other climate catastrophes around the world has demonstrated most people will not have either the resources or time to create an emergency recovery program during an actual emergency. Just before or during the emergency, everything you will need to be safe will be long gone off the shelves, not working, or unavailable as others desperately struggle to quickly find what they need to survive. As a rule, if you're not well prepared long before the emergency, you're out of luck.
4. Emergency relief history has also shown people will initially be kind and share their resources up to the point they realize the essential life-sustaining resources have become scarce. Then they usually switch over to the Darwinian “do whatever you have to do to survive” hoarding or stealing mode.
5. No government or charity will have the ongoing capacity to respond to the ever-increasing global demands for more emergency resources and services as the costs and other consequences of escalating global warming increase in frequency, scale, and severity with each degree of temperature increase.
If you are seriously considering migration as a solution to extend the length and quality of your life, consider all possible positive and negative factors before choosing any particular migration location. At this point, whether humanity is marching into a silent future unthinkably worse in threat, scale, and severity than the Silent Spring described by Rachel Carson depends upon what we do now to slow and lessen what is coming.
Action Step 6: Find or create an “eco-prepper” community and have a community helping to protect you
For those of you who may not know, a “prepper” is someone who prepares ahead of time for the possibility of future catastrophes. An eco-prepper is someone preparing, in particular, for coming ecological catastrophes, seeking survival through sustainable prosperity practices, and other important social and economic principles and practices.
Most eco-preppers also see themselves as evolutioneers, (someone that consciously helps evolve a better world, in part, through the example of sustainable living through and after an ecological catastrophe like the escalating global warming emergency.) Eco-preppers also see themselves as those leaders (and communities) who quickly learn from and do not repeat the same mistakes that caused the ecological catastrophe.
Whether you create or join an eco-prepper community in your current location or in the location you seek to migrate to, there are a few important things to be aware of.
A.) Because billions of people will eventually need to migrate near, or above the 45th parallel north or near or below the 45th parallel south (see illustration above,) trying to survive alone no matter where you migrate to is a recipe for eventual disaster. Here is why.
1. When increasing numbers of desperate climagees surge north or south, chaos will eventually ensue, needed supplies will grow short, and a survival-at-any-cost, lawless, Mad Max post-apocalyptic environment will soon follow. These climagees will be escaping massive crop failures and droughts, wildfires, flooding, and superstorms continually increasing in frequency, severity, and scale. It is hard to underestimate what desperate people will do to survive and feed their love ones. If you are caught alone in an unsafe zone, it is unlikely you will survive and you will suffer unbelievable deprivations as well.
2. Although the Job One for Humanity website and the new book Climageddon both express a broad and useful overview of the many severe consequences global warming will bring into our lives, both do not adequately portray the immense emotional and physical suffering that people will go through every day as they live in or migrate through these worsening danger zones. Luckily, there are several must-read books by an award-winning writer that will humanize the intimate details of the approaching climagee social, economic, and political meltdown. These two spellbinding books on the effects of global warming migration after it is too late are:
Butler, Octavia E. Parable of the Sower. Four Walls Eight Windows, 1993. This is part one of the two sequential novels. It is set in 2024.
Butler, Octavia E. Parable of the Talents. Seven Stories Press, 1998. This is part of two of the Parable duology. It is set in 2032
Octavia Butler is a fabulous fiction writer and these two books are absolute must-reads to see the day-to-day ordinary and extraordinary suffering that irreversible global warming will impose upon our future. These two books are emergency preparation must-reads even if you have no doubts about eco-prepping or being part of a smart and strong eco-prepped community. They will educate you in detailed ways we have not been able to due to our lack of powerful phase-by-phase emotional insight to what happens to real people and families in deep crisis.
Franky, we are baffled as to how Octavia Butler was able to so accurately depict the tortuous lives of individuals who waited too long to migrate and suffered the consequences. She skillfully compels the reader along scene by scene as a brilliantly-written cast of families migrate up the California coast through crisis after crisis. It is impossible not to be drawn into the painful personal details of what happens to these decent, regular families when societies break down at every level because the consequences of late stage global warming.
B.) In addition to the general admonition above, it is important to understand that not all eco-prepped communities are as strong as others.
Eco-prepper communities with a strong, deep, and healthy spiritual or philosophical central core are much more likely to survive than communities that do not. This is because the tragedy, suffering, and shock of what is going to happen as global warming escalates towards the later of the 6 phases of the Climageddon Scenario, is far beyond the scope or scale of any mass crisis that humanity has ever faced in the past.
Eco-communities based on deep and time-tested spiritual or philosophic values and meanings will have “roots” deep enough to withstand the storms of chaos that will pass wave by wave through them. To give you a good example and model of an eco-prepped community established on deep and time-tested scientific, spiritual, and philosophic values and meanings, click here, then read this online booklet about the Universe Community. (Please note, some pages in this booklet have been viewed online almost 20,000 times.)
C.) There is a vast amount of information on the Internet about “preppers” in general. Much of it is very helpful, but be very careful who or which organizations you get involved with.
There is a subsection of the prepper movement that includes many wild conspiracy-based survivalists groups, as well as imbalanced and unhealthy religious, social, political, and UFO cults permeating some of the prepper web pages. You definitely want to steer clear of these type of groups, and you definitely want to be very secretive and careful about what you tell people about your survival or migration plans. (Here is an interesting online page from the Universe Community describing good reasons and ideas for eco-preppers and setting themselves apart from the aforementioned extreme survivalists and other unhealthy groups.) There are videos on the more healthy and balanced internet prepper web pages that will warn you about this as well.
One last thing to think about: many of the traditional preppers who will want you to join their group have unfortunately already set up their communities in the global warming unsafe danger zones, which will be quite useless as the global warming emergency expands.
Here are a few other useful eco-prepping resources for inspiration:
Rich, Nathaniel. Odds Against Tomorrow. Farrah, Strauss and Giroux, 2013. This is a fictional novel based on a global warming catastrophe in New York City. An entertaining and easy read. Not as detailed as Olivia E. Butler's books, but a definite contribution to humanizing and emotionalizing the effects of global warming.
Newitz, Annalee. Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. Doubleday, 2013. If you have any doubts about the need to migrate as things get worse, this well-written easy to read book will get you back to basics quickly.
LaConte, Ellen. Life Rules: Nature's Blueprint for Surviving Economic & Environmental Collapse. New Society Publishers, 2012. This book goes a little deeper on the general principles of surviving what is coming.
Action Step 7: Work together passionately to slow and lessen the avoidable pain, suffering, and death that is and will be caused by irreversible global warming
In spite of everything written above, all borders previously thought to be safe eventually will be breached by the nations or billions of desperate individuals who will do anything to enter the safe zones. This means that if we want to survive what we really have to do for a permanent solution, is resolve the burning of fossil fuels problem before it triggers the mass extinction phases of the Climageddon Scenario (4 and 5.)
Every effective action to rein in global warming that we enact will help slow or lessen the suffering and death to come! The key is to focus on only the most effective action steps in a prioritized and critical deadline-driven order so that more of us will survive longer and live better lives.
To help you focus on only the most effective slow and lessen actions, we have created the free Job One for Humanity Plan. Begin its steps as soon as you have adequately done the emergency preparation steps above to protect and preserve your family and business.
To get the complete Job One Plan free, see the Job One Steps 1, 2 and 3 on the Take Action drop down menu on every page on the Job One for Humanity website. If you would like to see a brief overview of a few of the Job One plan of individual and collective action steps, click here.
Build resilience into your existing personal, community, and national systems. To establish your basic personal recovery resilience, create at least a 30-day reserve of all necessary survival commodities (food, water, heat, energy, lights, toiletries, communication devices, maps, medicines, and self-defense, etc.).
Build backup redundancies into your water, power, heating, sewage, and other critical systems. Do this now so you and your loved ones will not be unprepared, suffer unnecessarily, or die.
An emergency cash and tradeable commodity reserve helps you build early phase financial resilience by building up and storing an easily exchangeable commodity now that you can easily use later when needed. In the later Climageddon Scenario phases, when cash may be no longer accepted or is devalued, you will need to have food, water, medicine, weapons, and maybe small silver coins or other in-demand tradeable commodities to survive in a barter system that will surely evolve.
Mobility will be a key life-saving capability during the worst phases of the global warming emergency and mid-to-late Climageddon Scenario phases. Our crisis-surviving ancestors have repeatedly proven the validity and importance of this mobility (migration) principle.
No government or charity will be able to respond to the ever-increasing global demands for more emergency resources and services as the costs and other consequences of escalating global warming increase in frequency, scale, and severity with each degree of temperature increase.
Being physically and psychologically prepared for emergencies is the most basic form of insurance. It existed long before we ever began paying premiums to today’s insurance companies.
The more people who know when and where to migrate, the more people who will have better quality of life for a longer period of time.
In addition to the necessary physical emergency preparations, to survive and thrive while dealing with what's coming, you will need to build and preserve your psychological and emotional resilience.
The emergency climate preparedness recommended in the Job One Plan is never wasted. The Job One Plan not only assists individuals with strategies survive the current global warming emergencies and catastrophes, but also helps ensure you survive our many other major global challenges and emergencies.
Just as there are no guarantees in life, there are also no guarantees humanity will be able to resolve the escalating global warming emergency before it moves into the later phases of the Climageddon Scenario. Therefore, prudence dictates having an emergency survival plan for yourselves and loved ones, as well as having our businesses, community, and nation at the ready long before it will be needed.
If we do enter the later phases of the Climageddon Scenario, we are in a no-win situation. No areas of the planet will be safe or secure other than on a temporary basis.
Individuals who prepare to survive ecological catastrophes like irreversible global warming are known as eco-preppers. There is an extensive network of Prepper websites dedicated to different survival and preparedness strategies and philosophies.
Because we have already begun crossing global warming tipping points, business planners, city planners, long-term corporate and governmental planners of all kinds need to immediately begin restructuring their 5, 10, and 25-year plans, always using the least optimistic climate prediction scenarios for how the consequences of escalating global warming will unfold. We will be very lucky if the worst we get is anything even close to the IPCC’s current least optimistic projections! (See the new book Climageddon for more accurate prediction scenarios for our global warming future.)
What is Next?
Click here for Part 2 of the Job One Plan on the best individual actions to help slow and lessen the unavoidable 20 worst coming consequences.
Click here for Part 3 of the Job One Plan for the critical collective actions we must get done to prevent extinction.
Click here for Part 4 of the Job One Plan on how we can get the critical actions of Part 3 of the Job One plan done.