The following is one of the most read Pages on our website. As you learn more about the enormity of the current irreversible global warming (aka climate change,) emergency you may become disheartened. You may even become depressed as you face the very real possibility of the extinction of humanity and the end of our civilization, which will likely occur if we do not immediately and radically change our fossil fuel burning ways in what can only be achieved through the greatest mass global mobilization for a complete energy transition ever attempted in human history.
Out of sheer necessity and to maintain the mental well-being of our own staff, we discovered that regular review of the following good news and "surprise" benefit list was critical to keep our staff and volunteers on-mission maintaining their morale.
The list below looks at the big picture. It envisions the many evolutionary benefits that are possible as we work together and cooperatively toward surviving the current global warming emergency.
We hope that you will read and use this global warming good news and benefits list whenever needed to keep your spirits up throughout the long and difficult global warming remedial process ahead of us. This list is also continually being upgraded with new global warming good news and benefits as they are discovered or as they are shared with us.
Global Warming Benefit 1 - Global Warming is the greatest collective adaptive challenge and evolutionary adventure in human history. As the single greatest "exterior" global threat and disruptor humanity has ever faced, it will force us to transform and grow in global cooperation, evolutionary maturity and as one human family.
Global Warming Benefit 2 - There will be positive climate wildcards that will benefit some parts of the world at least temporarily. Some of those wildcards might also be in the form of new technologies that could help us dramatically reduce fossil fuel use and radically increase green energy generation and use.
Global Warming Benefit 3 - As we fully engage with the climate re-stabilization process (the Job One for Humanity Plan) we will also be creating the natural foundation for a long-term Sustainable Prosperity for everyone.
Global Warming Benefit 4 - Despite the threat before us, we can still fully enjoy our daily lives as we work together to resolve the many challenges of irreversible global warming.
Global Warming Benefit 5 - By being forced toward a sustainable future, we create hundreds of millions of new, well paid green energy jobs.
Global Warming Benefit 6 - irreversible global warming will inevitably force us into new levels of local, national, and international climate cooperation.
Global Warming Benefit 7 - We still have time to get prepared and to build emergency reserves and resilience into our local and international preparedness systems. Click here for how to do this.
Global Warming Benefit 8 - There are unique spiritual, meaning and character building benefits to people of faith and faith communities in forwarding the climate re-stabilization process.
Global Warming Benefit 9 - We can eventually re-stabilize the climate without making it a polarized battle of us versus them.
Global Warming Benefit 10 - We can trust 13.8 billion years of evolutionary success and momentum to help get us through this climate destabilization adaptive challenge.
Global Warming Benefit 11 - In resolving climate destabilization we will be forced to pilot new, and better lifestyles, livelihoods, and eco-community models.
Global Warming Benefit 12 - Once we do eventually stop adding new carbon and methane pollution to the atmosphere each year we will establish a new stable global average temperature and climate although it will take centuries or thousands of years.
Global Warming Benefit 13 - Ongoing scientific research on global warming and the destabilizing climate is effectively warning all rational individuals about the great global warming challenge and emergency before us. (For more information on climate destabilization, go to the bottom of our global warming glossary by clicking here. It has the full definition of the 3 kinds of climate destabilization.)
Global Warming Benefit 14 - Because we cannot completely eliminate the escalating pain, suffering, and death due to irreversible global warming, we can at least still work together to effectively slow and MINIMIZE it and save as much as we can.
Global Warming Benefit 15 - The destructive creation of climate destabilization will facilitate necessary structural and systemic benefits in our societies, economic systems, and our governments that may not be possible by any other means. (Go to the bottom of our global warming glossary by clicking here. It has the full definition of the 3 kinds of climate destabilization.)
Global Warming Benefit 16 - Even if we do not stop climate destabilization in time for most of humanity to survive, from a “Big Picture” evolutionary perspective, there are still many benefits for the remaining planetary life and the evolution of humanity and our universe. See the new Climageddon Book for a detailed explanation of this complex benefit.
The Last Resort Dark Benefit:
We can still hope that we will slow and lessen what is coming just enough so that some of humanity and civilization will survive in the global warming safe zones of the future. Because there is also a very dark possibility that will allow some of us to survive.
If we do not successfully either radically cut fossil fuel use by the percentages listed above or allow the world economy to go into a severe recession or depression, the other most probable way that we will finally and successfully curtail our fossil for use is through a massive die-off of 70 to 90% of the human population. This will occur in part due to massive crop failures, starvation and the chaos linked to soaring global warming temperatures.
As billions die of starvation, or in migration and resource wars or because of the other worst consequences of global warming, fossil fuel use will drop radically in what may be the dark "last resort solution” that saves us in the end. But remember: even if this happens, it will still take centuries to thousands of years before the average global temperature and the planet recovers from what we have done to it. Survivors will be living a nightmare of high temperatures, extreme weather and chains of other consequences we can barely envision. Please see this page on your reversible global warming which explains this dark benefit in detail as well as the fossil fuel use reduction targets we must hit.
All of the preceding and more information about the good news and benefits of global warming as well as the escalating warming emergency itself can be found in the must-read Climageddon book. Get your copy now!