The not-for-profit Job One for Humanity organization provides a unique "big picture" and holistic view of the many inter-connected and inter-dependent climate systems creating our current climate change emergency. Unlike other climate change educational organizations, we do provide prioritized, critical-path solutions to the climate change emergency built upon the most accurate global fossil fuel reduction targets and the most dangerous global warming tipping point deadlines we currently face.
Our website focuses on educating individuals and businesses on adapting to what we can no longer avoid! It will help you and your business survive and thrive through the many soon-arriving climate change crises.
Our website illuminates the "big picture" physics and math-determined interactions of the climate's many complex systems in easy-to-understand illustrations, descriptions, and documentation. We know no other website that so candidly presents such a comprehensive window into viewing our global warming future.
Welcome to our website and thank you for exploring our not-for-profit critical mission! This page contains essential facts about global warming and climate change based on today's most current science.
We are not asking you to accept the many disruptive facts below blindly. We have provided links to their scientific documentation and analysis.
At the end of this article, you will find a link to a comprehensive four-part plan for what you can do to help manage the escalating climate change emergency. At the end of the article, you will also find a summary of the 10 most important facts about today's global warming conditions that most other environmental groups are afraid to tell you. To counterbalance these disruptive facts, in this article, you will also find a link to the many surprising benefits that you will experience as we work together toward resolving this great challenge, opportunity, and evolutionary adventure.
Once you understand this page, you will be better prepared for what is happening with global warming today and what is coming over the next several decades. While reading this article, please keep in mind that the climate-driven risks below are avoidable and unnecessary risks to humanity that we can slow and mitigate if we work together with effective actions within the tiny bit of remaining time we have left.
The following is what we do at Job One for Humanity and the reason for the urgency of our mission
The not-for-profit Job One for Humanity organization is primarily a place focused on educating individuals and businesses on how to both survive and thrive through the soon-coming climate change and global warming catastrophes.
We have been a not-for-profit force that focuses on climate change and global warming education and speaking truth to power since late 2008. We have been a working online non-profit recognized by the United States tax department (IRS) since 1993.
Most individuals who use our Job One for Humanity website have come to the conclusion that unless we can make painful global fossil fuel use reductions by 2025, humanity is well on its way toward a mass extinction event within their lifetimes (3-5 decades). This extinction threat comes from the accelerating climate change emergency, crossing more global warming tipping points, and the 11 other critical global challenges facing humanity that are also getting worse.
Our members and visitors appreciate Job One for Humanity's candor and straight talk because we treat them with respect as adults and we tell the difficult facts we now must hear to make the best possible decisions in our already difficult current situation.
Our Climate Change Mission
"You cannot be called an alarmist if there really is something to be alarmed about."
You are about to read some very alarming facts about our current climate change and global warming emergency. We trust you to make up your own mind about what to do after thinking carefully about the facts (and documentation links) that we are presenting.
Because it is always best to get the bad news out of the way before the good news, we will start with the bad global warming (aka climate change,) news first. Keep in mind as you read the bad news that there is good news about what you can do to improve our situation further down this page.
Here are the 10 most current and important global warming facts that will define the quality of life and length of life for almost everyone on earth.
We are not asking you to accept these ten disruptive facts blindly. Instead, we have provided links to their scientific documentation and analysis. Once you understand these ten climate facts, you will be better prepared for what is happening now and coming.
We also will not leave you stuck in this painful climate news without a solution and balancing positive perspectives. At the end of this article, you will find a link to a comprehensive four-part plan for what you can do to help slow down global warming and many of the other 11 major global crises we currently face. To further counterbalance these disruptive facts, you also will find a link to a long list of the many surprising benefits that you will experience as we work toward resolving this challenge and evolutionary opportunity.
Because psychologists say it is better to get the bad news out of the way before we give you the good news, here are ten facts expanded with details and documentation you should know about today's climate change emergency:
Fact 1: We have lost four valuable global fossil fuel reduction decades when we could have gradually and easily reduced our global fossil fuel use to avoid the current global catastrophe. (Our governments have ignored more than 40 years of global warming warnings by our best climate scientists.
To save ourselves from the extinction of half of humanity by mid-century, global fossil fuel reductions will have to be radical, painful, immediate, and almost impossible.
Be warned! Our governments ignoring repeated and valid scientific warnings is far from rare. They repeatedly ignored the warnings by the world's best pandemic scientists. Despite many pandemic warnings, almost all of our governments were not still prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, acted too slow at its onset and, it got out of control --- exactly as pandemic scientists predicted!
Our well-warned governments are grossly unprepared for the global warming-fueled extinction emergency and its many primary and secondary consequences. In the illustration below you see just a few of only the primary global warming consequences.
Fact 2: Because we have wasted decades in ineffective climate actions, we are now in a state of runaway global warming and, it is too late to prevent the extinction of half of humanity by 2050. But, we still can prevent our total extinction. Isn't that worth striving for?
(Please note that this section also explains why in about 2025 - 2031, global warming consequences will change from rising in a gradual and linear progression in their frequency, severity, and scale to global warming consequences increasing exponentially in frequency, severity, and scale!)
Runaway global warming means that global warming will increase on a runaway course. Runaway global warming occurs because we have crossed critical global warming tipping points. Imagine a train going down a hill with no functional brakes, and you have a good concept of it! However, the scariest thing about runaway global warming is that it will continue, of, and by and of itself with no few practical ways to slow, stop or control it.
With runaway global warming, the average global temperature will continue to get warmer and warmer. This unstoppable temperature rise will be due to our crossing additional climate tipping points and many other climate factors. Once we increase the average global temperature by four degrees Celcius, adapting to global warming consequences is no longer possible!
It is now far too late for individual actions alone to stop runaway global warming and achieve the 2025 global fossil fuel reductions needed to save us from accelerating global warming-driven catastrophe and the die-off of half of humanity by mid-century. At this 11th hour, only a worldwide government-driven mass mobilization (similar in scope to the mass mobilization that occurred before World War II) can save us from total extinction. (See Part 3 of our Job One for Humanity Plan will show you how our governments can complete the required mass mobilization and the now required levels of global fossil fuel reduction to save us.)
Click here to discover all of the details on how we have created our own runaway global warming dilemma and this climate nightmare.
Fact 3: Our governments are less than five years away (2025) from missing our last realistic chance to reduce global fossil fuel use sufficiently to at least, slow down the die-off of half of humanity by 2050. It is only by getting close to these 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets that we maintain any realistic control of our global warming futures and can prevent the total extinction of humanity around or before 2100. (Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do at this point other than to slow down the die-off of half of humanity by mid-century. We have waited and ignored the warnings of climate scientists for too long.)
What are these critical, required 2025 global fossil fuel use reductions? The 2025 targets will require most developed nations to reduce their total global fossil fuel use by a shocking 75% by 2025. This 75% global fossil fuel reduction means that all developed countries (including China and India) must reduce all auto, train, shipping, airline, industrial, agricultural, and home uses of all fossil fuels by 75% by 2025 to meet the life-critical 2025 targets!
These national fossil fuel reduction targets also mean the citizens of those nations must reduce all auto, train, shipping, airline, industrial, agricultural, and home uses of all fossil fuels by 75% by 2025. Now you have a realistic idea of how challenging this reduction task is and how painful it will be to save the future for all of us. (Click here to see full details and the year-by-year 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. Also, please keep in mind that, if we fail to come close to these 2025 targets, it will take centuries to millennia for the planet to recover. )
The illustration below will help you visualize how the die-off of half of humanity will unfold. Review the following global warming cascading meltdown illustration starting from the bottom up! Starting from the bottom, this illustration reflects the unfolding natural progression of ever-worsening and interacting consequences and tipping point processes that will occur as global warming continues to escalate pushing us toward our extinction.
For now just get a general idea of all the global warming consequences, tipping points, and human system factors that will be interacting and colliding as well as amplifying and multiplying each other as what we call the Climageddon extinction scenario unfolds in phases and waves.
Remember to start reviewing this illustration from the bottom up beginning with the heating of global warming escalating!
The above illustration help to illuminate how it will affect everyone in its path In one way or another, directly or indirectly, as the above list of heat-driven global warming-related consequences increase in severity, frequency, and scale. (Full explanations of each tipping point and consequence are found here, the 11 key global warming tipping points and, here the 20 worst global warming consequences.)
Fact 4: Missing the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets by a lot means we go over the first extinction-evoking tipping point, and that greatly accelerates the immutable laws of climate physics toward climate consequence catastrophe and total extinction. Going over this first critical tipping point will also quickly trigger crossing more even worse global warming extinction-accelerating tipping points faster and faster.
If we fail to meet the 2025 targets, it will produce accelerating temperatures, drought, rain bombs, flooding, and global warming's many other consequences and forms of extreme weather.
If we cross this first extinction-evoking tipping point, we will not be able to prevent the widespread collapse of global agriculture. If we allow global agriculture's widespread failure, the human population will quickly starve, and today's population will soon collapse. (See this critical page for the detailed sequence of the unfolding primary and secondary global warming consequences.)
The above is not even the worse consequence of missing the 2025 targets by a lot. If we do not get very close to these 2025 targets, a result called runaway global warming will eventually render our beautiful Planet Earth completely uninhabitable for our species and many others!
The good news about runaway global warming is that can only happen if we significantly miss the 2025 global reduction targets. If that happens, we cannot stop ourselves from going over the first extinction-evoking global warming tipping point. If that happens, we will then soon cross the two other extinction-accelerating global warming tipping points. (Click here to read about how and when these additional critical extinction-accelerating tipping points will unfold over the next few decades.)
Fact 5: Despite horrible odds for getting close to the critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, it is still technically possible to do so. But we immediately need to execute a government-driven and government-enforced global mass mobilization. If our governments get us close to the 2025 targets, we can at least slow down (but not stop) the die-off of half of humanity by mid-century.
Fact 6: Only by getting close to the global 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets and managing most of these other 11 non-global warming global crises will we give ourselves the needed time to prevent the near-total or total extinction of humanity from occurring from 2070 to about 2100.
Here are the 11 other global crises we also have to manage while we push to reach the 2025 targets. If you still think that either the extinction of half of humanity by mid-century or humanity's total extinction beginning around 2070 are overstated, please read this page first, then this page, and then please see this recent scientific summary by respected climate scientists.
Fact 7: Our governments continue to grossly underestimate and hide the real and accelerating consequences of global warming, and they seek to pacify us with false or ineffective but hopeful-sounding global warming solutions
Here is how they do this:
a. They intentionally underestimate how bad global warming will get to keep the public pacified about this growing emergency (Click here to see this history of underestimation.)
b. They hide how soon global warming will worsen exponentially (click here to see when global warming consequences will go from rising gradually (and linearly) to rising exponentially!)
c. Whenever you hear national politicians promise carbon net-zero by 2030, 2040, 2050, 2060, or 2070, know that it too equals mass human extinction occurring over the next several decades.
(Click here for a full explanation of the trendy yet grossly ineffective net-zero carbon reduction programs loved by the media, fossil fuel producers, and related fossil fuel-related industries.)
Once one realizes that net-zero carbon programs have more holes in them than swiss cheese, and they will not save us from extinction in time, they are ready to discover what will save us in time. So here are the honest and correct 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets which are critically needed to save us from the die-off of half of humanity by mid-century.
The world's governments have grossly under-estimated the above three areas because in part, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations has cleverly "falsified" global fossil fuel reduction calculations. These "falsified" fossil fuel reduction target calculations also contribute to the accuracy of global warming consequence timetables and predictions.
These global fossil fuel reduction target calculations are vitally important because the IPCC is the treated as world's leading research authority on global warming. All governments rely upon their reduction calculations for their nation's part of the global fossil fuel use reduction targets. Unfortunately, because of this IPCC "falsification" of the needed global fossil fuel reduction calculations, the world now falsely believes it is somewhat close to its needed reduction targets and will be safe for decades to come. Nothing could be farther from the truth! (Click here to discover how the IPCC "falsified" essential global fossil fuel reduction calculations and targets. It is a fascinating, easy read.)
Because of delays in managing global warming honestly, the world is now facing an accelerating extinction emergency. We must now make drastic global fossil fuel reductions before the end of 2025 or, we can't stop ourselves from going over our last chance, extinction-evoking tipping point. Unfortunately, because of many decades of IPCC consequence under-estimation and "falsified" reduction calculations, many global warming consequences are also now unavoidable!
If you still do not believe that we are being told the wrong survival-critical global fossil fuel reduction targets, click the following link and decide for yourself if the incorrect IPCC calculations are intentional or just honest mistakes? (Click here to see the other global fossil fuel reduction target manipulations and politicization problems from within the IPCC.)
Fact 8: The severity, frequency, and scale of global warming consequences occurring will soon start rising exponentially.
Many of the primary and secondary consequences of global warming will soon stop rising gradually and linearly as they are occurring now! As global warming continues we will cross many more of the 11 key climate tipping points. As we cross more climate tipping points, global warming consequences will not continue to gradually increase in frequency, severity, and scale. Many of the global warming consequences will soon start growing exponentially, (Within the next 3-9 years from 2025-2031.)
In the graph below, the red line is an example of a linear, somewhat steady, predictable, and gradual global warming consequence growth trajectory. (Linear progression equals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, etc.) The green line below is an example of a sudden, exponential, and highly unpredictable global warming consequence growth trajectory. (Exponential progression equals 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 264, etc.)
The sudden green line exponential growth in the severity, frequency, and scale of global warming-related or triggered consequences will also eventually produce a sudden and abrupt massive global collapse that will be all but impossible to recover from for most nations. (When we use the terms sudden and abrupt, we are speaking in geological timeframes where 3-5 decades is barely a blink of the eye.)
Never forget that the most dangerous exponential growth of global warming consequences will begin within the next 3-9 years (about 2025-2031. This exponential transition also corresponds to when we cross the carbon 425-450 ppm tipping point threshold level. Unfortunately, the exponential growth in global warming consequences will continue worsening after we cross the carbon 425 to 450 threshold level as well!
This exponential growth in the severity, frequency, and scale of global warming consequences also means that few, if any, NGOs, corporations, or governments will ever be able to either manage or recover from these accelerating consequences for long. Exponential growth also means that unless you have made your emergency preparations long before these consequences begin rising exponentially, you won't have enough time to do so later.
This rising danger of getting caught unprepared exists because our social, economic, and political systems also will become exponentially more unpredictable, unstable, and chaotic. This system instability will happen sometime after global warming consequences enter their exponential curves (the green line above.)
If you have not prepared for exponentially rising global warming consequence growth long before it is needed (2025-2031), you will find yourself in a living hell! (Our Plan B for Climate Change Resilience will provide many ideas on how to get well-prepared for what is coming and what is now unavoidable because of climate system momentum and human system inertia. Unfortunately, getting correctly prepared will take most people and organizations several years!)
Fact 9: We are so far behind where we need to be in reducing global fossil fuel use to get even close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets wise individuals and businesses should already be executing their climate change catastrophe, Plan B.
In addition to our accelerating global warming emergency, we have also failed miserably to manage most of these other 11 critical global challenges to our severe detriment. The amplifying, accelerating, and interacting of these 12 major global crises with each other will soon begin causing a widespread accelerated or abrupt collapse of the critical food production, economic, ecological, and social systems first in weaker nations, but eventually even in the strongest.
Below, you see the complete and utter failure of the IPCC and our governments in doing anything effective to reduce global fossil fuel-related greenhouse gases, which has caused our accelerating global warming, particularly over the last 40 years. The graph below shows the 3 most dangerous greenhouse gasses in atmospheric parts per billion (ppb).
Now is the time for wise individuals and businesses also to create their own Plan B emergency backup survival plans. Plan B is simply an emergency preparation, adaptation, and survival plan. It might even include migration or relocation to safer areas away from the worst of accelerating global warming and the worsening 11 other major global threats.
It is no longer reasonable to rely solely upon our limited-resourced governments to save you, your family, or your business from the rapidly accelerating global warming extinction emergency interacting with our 11 other major global crises. With your Plan B firmly in place, you can keep working with all the rest of us to help slow down global warming and achieve the best remaining possible outcomes after you have prepared your family and business for its worst outcomes and soon-arriving unavoidable consequences. And, if we eventually do get through this extinction emergency, you will have preserved your future opportunity to create a better life from the painful lessons you and all of us will be learning.
Click here to see the Job One for Humanity Plan B. Plan B also includes saving and salvaging as half of our global civilization as we can for as long as we can so; it will be there for us in the post-collapse future.)
(Click here to see the many best possible remaining positive outcomes if our governments mass mobilize and act in time.)
Fact 10: Critical timeframes for getting global warming catastrophe prepared. Depending on your current location, you should still have time left to prepare for and adapt to the myriad of now unavoidable global warming-related primary and secondary consequences. To help you determine how much time you have to prepare, adapt, or relocate, we have provided the global warming and interrelated global crisis timetable below.
Keep in mind that this timetable significantly depends on your current location's safety and global warming risk level. If you are in a higher-risk area, the timeframes are shorter. Also, please keep in mind that while you are preparing and adapting keep pushing our governments to radically reduce global fossil fuel use so that some of humanity will be able to survive mass extinction or near-total extinction even though the current odds are terrible.
In general, the higher global warming risk areas will be between the 45th parallel north and the 45th parallel south. The highest risks will be between the 30th parallel north and the 30th parallel south.
Most global warming consequence-related deaths will occur within the poor and undeveloped countries between the 40th parallel north and the 4Oth parallel south. In the image below, the red line marks the 40th parallel north. The yellow line marks the 40th parallel south.
Here are the critical survival and location-relevant deadlines and timeframes to know and use for your personal and business survival:
a. The 5-year deadline: (From now until the end of 2025.) At this time, it is appropriate to admit it is all but impossible for us to fully meet the total 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets! But, we still do have enough time left to slow down (but not avoid) a mid-century mass extinction event for half of humanity by getting close to them. Thus, although we have passed the point of avoiding the die-off of half of humanity, we still can maintain some level of control of our global warming future. And most importantly, we can still prevent total extinction by getting very close to the 2025 targets!
This total extinction danger also means we have to educate the world about the extinction-evoking global warming tipping point deadlines after preparing our survival provisions and after creating safe and sustainable community cooperatives or sanctuaries. (See this Plan B emergency plan page, which discusses how to prepare in the safest locations and what are the least safe places to ride out the global warming extinction emergency.)
b. The 5-10-year deadline: (This assumes we will miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets and did not get close to them.) From 2020 to 2027, global warming consequences will steadily worsen in a rising but steeper linear progression. More people will wisely migrate to safer areas. Millions will die because of climate-related food shortages and other global warming-related catastrophes.
If you have prepared, adapted, and if applicable, are in a global warming safer location before 2027, and you have a good Plan B in place, depending upon your location, relative stability and security for family and business are probable until about 2030 to 2040. (See this Plan B emergency plan page, which discusses how to prepare in the safest locations and what are the least safe places to ride out the global warming extinction emergency.)
c. The 10-15 year deadline: (This assumes we will miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, and we did not get close to the 2025 targets.) After 2030-2035 many other climate, human, ecological, political, and economic tipping points will be crossed due to accelerating global warming consequences and global warming amplifying the consequences of most of these 11 other critical global challenges.
The stability and security of even the safest and best prepared global warming safer locations will lessen and become increasingly challenging. Those individuals in supportive cooperatives or sustainable communities should be significantly safer and better adapted than those who are not. (See this Plan B emergency plan page, which discusses how to prepare in the safest locations and what are the least safe places to ride out the global warming extinction emergency.)
d. The 15-25 year deadline: (This assumes we will miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, and we did not get close to meeting these targets.) Beginning around 2030, the frequency, severity, and size of the 20 worst global warming consequences will move from a steeply rising linear progression into an exponential progression. As a result, stability and security for even the best prepared, safer global warming locations, cooperatives, and sustainable communities will become far more complex and dangerous. (See this Plan B emergency plan page, which discusses how to prepare in the safest locations and what are the least safe places to ride out the global warming extinction emergency.)
e. The 25-30-year deadline: (This assumes we will miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, and at least, we got close to them or compensated for these targets somewhere over this period.) By mid-century, extinction for half of humanity will still be unavoidable. From 2030-2050 will be the riskiest period to survive for much to most of society. Generally, things will be better in safer global warming locations, special cooperatives, and sustainable communities. But even there, survival is far from guaranteed without the highest preparation, adaptation, and cooperation levels. (See this Plan B emergency plan page, which discusses how to prepare in the safest locations and what are the least safe places to ride out the global warming extinction emergency.)
f. The 50-year deadline: (This assumes we will miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, and unfortunately, we did not even get close to them.) In this case, we will face the worst consequences of runaway global warming. We will be heading toward the beginning of the runaway greenhouse gas effect, which ripped the atmosphere off Venus. Because of this escalating runaway global warming reality and not getting close to the 2025 reduction targets, humanity will, unfortunately, finally face a total extinction event beginning as soon as 2070-2100. We call this the Climageddon Scenario.
At this dangerous juncture in the evolution of humanity, it is also wholly appropriate to feel fear because of the many known consequences of accelerating global warming and the worsening of these 11 other global crises. While generalized fear or panic often paralyzes, there are positive evolutionary reasons for fear's emotion. The positive use of fear exists for those rare times when there are REAL threats to your survival. Positive fear mobilizes the observant and wise to act before it is too late!
So, here is some good timeline news. If we at least get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, we can still prevent total human extinction. If we do not, we begin crossing too many additional extinction-triggering tipping points. This happens far too fast to prevent the worst consequences of runaway global warming multiplying the worsening effects of the other 11 major global crises. (Highly relevant additional emergency preparation, adaptation, and other location/relocation safety and risk level information useful for wisely using the timetable above begins on this page.)
One Last Mini-Fact: The Common False Belief that New Carbon Removal Technology Will Save Us Just in Time
Many people falsely believe that geoengineering, carbon capture, or some other new miracle technology will ride in like a knight on a white horse at the last minute to save humanity from the natural consequences of its previous bad climate decisions, actions, inactions, and mistakes.
(Click here to read about why this fairy tale carbon capture technology is not going to happen or will be "too little too late" to save us.)
(Click here to read how challenging it will be to reach the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets.)
The Ten Facts Summary:
1. The IPCC has deceived our governments about the true global fossil fuel reduction targets and how bad and fast global warming catastrophe and mass extinction are coming.
2. Our governments are failing horribly in achieving the real 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. This will push the world over critical global warming extinction triggering tipping points and bringing about the unavoidable extinction of half of humanity and widespread social collapse by mid-century.
3. The battle to prevent the extinction of half of humanity by mid-century is over. The fight to prevent total extinction has begun. It is now the last chance for our governments to mass mobilize and act together with the correct actions to prevent global social collapse and humanity's total extinction.
4. While we try to get our governments to mass mobilize and come close to the 2025 targets, it IS also time for individuals and businesses to execute their emergency Plan B. Plan B consists of preparing for and adapting to the soon-arriving climate mega-catastrophes, widespread social collapse, and the inevitable mass extinction of half of humanity by mid-century. (To see precisely how widespread social collapse will occur due to the accelerating climate change emergency, please read the secondary consequences on this page.)
5. The comprehensive Job One Climate Resilience Plan offers honest, reality-based hope for surviving and thriving throughout the uncertain future. It covers:
a. the real 2025 fossil fuel targets,
b. the correct actions our governments need to do slow down mass extinction and prevent total extinction,
c. how to get our governments in action to save us in time and
d. what we as individuals, businesses, and governments must do to have the proper emergency backup Plan B in place to ride out what is coming.
6. The Job One for Humanity Plan is based on the simple logic that, if we do not come close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, when faced with unavoidable mass extinction and a highly probable total extinction event, it is best to use your remaining time and energy wisely. This wise use of remaining time and energy would include:
a.) making your remaining time as fulfilling, meaningful, and comfortable as possible for as long as you can (Parts 1 and 2 of the Job One Plan.)
b.) doing everything within your power to save and salvage whatever you can of humanity and civilization for as long as you can instead of doing nothing and losing everything! (Parts 3 and 4 of the Job One Plan.)
7. Based on the information on this page, website, and the fact that the 26th climate conference (the Glasgow COP26 climate conference) has also failed, it is more than reasonable to believe that we have now entered into the era of Mutually Assured Climate Extinction (aka MACE). (There have been 25 previous failed climate conferences held over the last few decades.)
8. Even if you still do not believe that a climate-driven mass or total extinction is real or possible, no rational person would ever want to live through what is coming. The horror, suffering, financial loss, trauma, and death that will continue to grow as global warming and climate change accelerate will be unbearable! (Click here to see all the details of the suffering, loss, and trauma that awaits ALL of us unless we get our governments to enforce the survival-critical 2025 global fossil fuel targets.)
Unfortunately, to delay the required painful global fossil fuel reductions to save us from total extinction, our governments and politicians will continue to deny the above facts under the guise of preventing public panic. At this time, too many governments and environmental groups have been compromised by the money and influence of fossil fuel-producing nations, fossil fuel-related industries, and their lobbyists.
To keep the public calm and ignorant of the imminent extinction dangers described above, it is very likely our governments will continue to issue false or misleading global warming reduction progress reports. Our governments will likely seek to distract us with false hope solutions like the many existing and illusionary carbon capture and new geoengineering schemes.
For humanity to survive and thrive, we must go where science and the facts lead us and face the cold and bitter reality of the real threat of our current extinction emergency. We must continue to speak truth to power no matter how uncomfortable those facts might be.
The above ten facts about our global warming future are well known within the appropriate intelligence agency departments and by selected political leaders within most developed nations. Moreover, those informed individuals are already preparing themselves, their families and secretly instituting the necessary governmental preparation and control projects to deal with these future extinction-level threats.
At Job One, we feel that ordinary people worldwide also have the absolute right to have this critical information. Having it, they too can prepare in advance for what is coming. They, too, can readjust their lives while relative stability still exists. They, too, have the right to find meaning and enjoyment in the diverse relationships of their remaining lives.
The Single Most Important Summary Fact for Your and Your Family's Survival
Our failed Plan A for climate change was having our governments try to gradually reduce global fossil fuel use over the last 40 years. If we were even remotely successful with Plan A, the planet would not be rapidly overheating, we would not be on the edge of an unavoidable extinction of half of humanity by mid-century, and we also would not be staring down the high probability of total human extinction by as soon as 2070 or sooner.
Unfortunately, the history of our 40-year Plan A was a complete failure. In fact, it did not even come close to occurring for the 28+ reasons listed on this page. Accordingly, it is now long past the time for wise individuals, businesses, and nations to begin an effective emergency backup and adaptation Plan B before it is too late to slow down what we can no longer avoid! Click here to start your personal Plan B!
What we can still control
Because global warming is already in a runaway state and primarily out of our control, it is good to be clear about the two things that we can still control:
1. We can slow down some unavoidable global warming consequences by getting our governments to execute Part 3 of the Job One Climate and Global Crises Resilience Plan (aka Plan B.)
2. We can prepare to survive accelerating global warming consequences for as long and as comfortably as possible. At the same time, we can hope that this crisis does not turn into total extinction and that our wise preparation helps us make it through the now unavoidable death of half of humanity by mid-century.
Now that you know the most important facts about climate change and global warming please also see the 9 facts about climate change that most people misunderstand.
Please share the above critical ten global warming facts with everyone you can and, please sign the:
And, if you read nothing else from the many links above, read this page!
Please also see the latest global warming and climate change predictions for 2021.
What the above gross misinformation about global warming by the IPCC means for those who use their predictions
In spite of what is being reported in the media, the global warming reduction strategies currently being promoted or executed by the IPCC, our governments, and most other environmental organizations will not work in time to save most of humanity from unconscionable levels of suffering and death far sooner than we are being told! Their inaccurate global warming remedial strategies will not save us from:
a.) the 20 worst consequences of global warming continually increasing in frequency, severity, and scale,
b.) triggering many of the 11 most dangerous global warming tipping points leading to spiking and cascading ecological, economic, political, and social system catastrophes and collapses, and finally,
c.) a 6th mass extinction event for much of humanity, (This will be caused when we cross the cataclysmic tipping point of carbon 600 ppm (particles per million in the atmosphere,) about 50 to 70 years from now if we are very lucky.
Mass extinction is not new to either evolution or nature. There have been five previous mass extinction events. More will be said about carbon 600 PPM farther down this page. (For more information about the carbon particles per million (ppm) in the atmosphere causing global warming, click here.)
How fast it gets worse from where we are today and how much time we have left before the above a, b or c type global warming consequences begin to directly or indirectly affect you, your family, business or nation depends completely on your current location and how much we cut fossil fuel use. In fact, some of you around the world are already experiencing many of the above severe type a and b type consequences.
Some global areas will be hit by escalating global warming far worse than others
Global warming consequences will occur almost everywhere. But, in general, some world areas will suffer less frequent and severe global warming consequences. The map below generally illustrates what global warming consequence intensity distribution will look like:
1. Consequence severity will increase rapidly in severity, frequency, and scale for many of the primary and secondary consequences mentioned above within the next 5-10 years in the areas between the 25th parallel north and the 25th parallel south. As a result, there will be accelerated or abrupt collapses of local, regional, or national farming and other ecological, economic, social, and political systems.
2. Within the next 10 to 20 years, the areas of increasing consequence severity, frequency, and scale for most of the primary and secondary consequences listed above will generally expand throughout the spaces between the 35th parallel north and the 35th parallel south. As a result, there will be accelerated or abrupt collapses of local, regional, or national farming and other ecological, economic, social, and political systems.
3. Within 20 to 30 years, life will regularly become highly chaotic and unstable for those unfortunate individuals and businesses still trying to live and operate below the 45th parallel north or above the 45th parallel south. Global warming consequences within that area will begin to increase exponentially in severity, frequency, and scale. As a result, there will be accelerated or abrupt collapses of local, regional, or national farming and other ecological, economic, social, and political systems.
Life between the 45 and 55th parallel north and south will generally be better than other areas if those areas have water, cooler summer temperatures, and decent soils. However, areas above the 55th parallel north and south will have many problems, including poor soils and short growing seasons that will make survival much more complicated.
Depending on your current or ultimate location, financial loss, starvation, and death tolls from the primary or secondary global warming-related or global warming-triggered catastrophes will continue rising until we reach the late phases of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario.
This mass die-off by mid-century will occur primarily because of mass starvation, migration wars, civil unrest, and many of the other 20 worst global warming consequences, and 11 dangerous tipping points cross-triggering each other. This mass die-off will also occur because we crossed the carbon 500 ppm extinction level tipping point.
Here is the Bad News We are Now Forced to Face
Before continuing to read the rest of the document, please click here and read about the four extinction evoking global warming tipping points. This page contains the key reasons why we have only about 5 or fewer years left to slow down the coming mass human extinction event arriving by mid-century. You will not truly understand the urgency or the seriousness of this threat until you read this page.
What Options Do We Have to Save Humanity and the future?
As you can see from the first atmospheric carbon ppm graph at the top of this page, we are not making anything even close to the required radical cuts in our fossil fuel use to reduce the carbon going into our atmosphere and slow or reverse rising temperature.
In order to prepare you for the shocking REAL fossil fuel reductions that must be made if we are going to save humanity from an unimaginable loss, suffering, death, and likely extinction, it is first necessary to see just how poorly our previous fossil fuel reduction agreements and actions have fared since we were first notified about the global warming extinction danger by our scientists over 35 years ago.
What has been hidden from you:
1. We have actually increased fossil fuel use more this century than in the last two decades of the 20th century. To make this point alarmingly clear, more than half of all fossil fuel emissions that have been released in the last 25 years and parked in the atmosphere are more than was released in all of recorded history before 1990.
2. Even though we have had over 20 international conferences on fossil fuel use reduction, and we had international treaties since at least 1993 pledging we would reduce global warming, worldwide we still are about 67% higher in carbon emissions than in the early 1990s. (Atmospheric carbon emissions are probably the best way to measure future global warming.)
3. In 2018 carbon emissions increased another dramatic 2.7% and they are projected to increase once again in 2019.
now take one more look at the blue atmospheric carbon CO2 graph a little bit above this area. Yes, intentionally or through ignorance, our governments, the media, and most of the world's environmental groups have not been telling us the REAL facts about our REAL lack of any progress whatsoever in reducing the rate of fossil fuel use increases, much less the complete absence of any substantive reductions across the world in reducing atmospheric carbon.
Keeping the preceding horrific failure of any appreciable efforts to take seriously fossil fuel reductions, or even reducing the rates of increases, now please explore the REAL fossil fuel reductions that must be made to save our future. (If you don't believe we are telling you the facts about our dismal failure in reducing global warming over the last 35 years, click here to view a short video by climate Professor Kevin Anderson in a recent presentation to the Oxford University Climate Society.)
To slow and prevent the processes of likely going extinct, here is what is now needed to happen.
The absolute minimum amount we need to reduce fossil fuel use to slow and prevent the processes of likely going extinct in the next few decades is as follows:
a. All industrially developed nations must reduce their total fossil fuel use by 75% by 2025 and then continue reducing fossil fuel use to net-zero carbon emissions by 2035. Net carbon zero emissions in this solution means that no additional fossil fuel emissions are going into the atmosphere that is not also simultaneously being removed from the atmosphere by natural means. (Only about 20 countries produce 70% or more of the world's carbon emissions.)
Think of developed nations like most members of the G 20 group; Argentina, Australia, Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, and India. (See technical note 1 near the end of this page for why China and India had to be included in the list of developed countries.)
b. All developing nations must maintain their total fossil fuel emission levels as they are at the beginning of 2019 and not allow them to go any higher. Then by 2045, all developing nations must also be at net-zero carbon emissions. This means they will have to reduce their fossil fuel use by about 6 % per year starting now.
This allowance for developing nations to stay at the level they are now and gradually reduce down to net-zero carbon emissions by 2045 is part of an essential justice and equity equation. The developed nations created their wealth by producing the far greatest majority of all carbon emissions in the atmosphere today, thus causing almost all of our current global warming extinction emergency. (See technical note 2 near the end of this page for more about justice and equity allowances.)
Here's another way of describing why the above 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets are so important to achieve. If we do not engage in anything less than the greatest mass mobilization of resources in human history directed toward radically cutting fossil fuel use to hit or get very close to the critical 2025 targets described above, we will without a doubt cross what is known as our "last chance" carbon 425-450 ppm climate cliff and we will go over the other two extinction-evoking tipping points quickly.
If we continue only to the carbon 425 ppm climate cliff tipping point level, in about 6 years or less we can expect an eventual increase in average global temperature of about 2.2°-2.7° Celsius (4°-4.9° Fahrenheit) from preindustrial levels. At those temperature levels, millions and millions of people will be forced to either migrate or die.
When we cross the carbon 425 carbon ppm climate cliff tipping point, we will have also reached the key threshold transition level where we will continue near uncontrollably to 3°, 4°, 5°, and 6° Celsius average global temperature increases (5.4°, 7.2°, 9°, and 10.8° Fahrenheit.) This soon-arriving even higher temperatures of 3°, 4°, 5°, and 6° Celsius will be due to our continuing to add more fossil fuel carbon to the atmosphere but also from the crossing additional global warming tipping points and triggering other positive feedback loops and points of no return within the many systems and subsystems of the global climate.
There is much more information including what our individual, business, and national annual targets would be, what will happen if we don't hit these targets, and the technical footnotes that will help explain the severity of these 2025 fossil fuel reductions above in detail. We strongly suggest you go to this page and read the technical notes and other information on these absolutely essential fossil fuel cuts before continuing on...
Getting real and preparing for the worst while working passionately for the best possible outcomes
To grasp how difficult these cuts will be, imagine that in the next six years you personally will have to cut all of your home (appliance and heating/cooling, etc use,) auto, plane, and other travel that uses fossil fuels as well as all business activities that use fossil fuels by 75%, then cut back to zero fossil fuel use within the next 10 years. Now imagine everyone else doing this all across the planet in all of the developed countries.
If you live in a developed country, are you doing this now? Does that seem likely or possible to you that you would voluntarily so change your normal life so fast? Do you see the governments of the developed nations of the world coming together and in a great act of cooperation passing the laws, verification procedures, and the enforceable punishments necessary to make sure these cuts actually occur?
It is more likely that the citizens of the developed world who did not fully understand both the urgency and critical importance of why they needed to make these radical, immediate, and painful sacrifices would literally throw any politician out of office or would even overthrow any government that tried to enforce these kinds of radical energy and fossil fuel usage cuts to their comfortable or even subsistence level lifestyles and livelihoods?
Now imagine all of the individuals, corporations, and governments in the developed nations that depend upon fossil fuel use and sales directly or indirectly seeing their livelihoods disappear by 75% in the next six years and then drop to zero over the following 10 years until eventually their industries no longer exist. How much of a fight and a global disinformation program would those individuals, industries, and nations create and put up to preserve their often luxurious livelihoods and their futures?
What would the fossil fuel industry be capable of doing to preserve a $28 trillion year market segment? How far would they go to preserve their one-third piece of the world's total gross domestic product (GDP) in what they would have to see as a life and death struggle?
If you're a pragmatist, this (and the other dozen or so reasons we will not be able to stop escalating global warming for as much as another 30-50 years found on this page, means we will not be able to prevent massive global temperature increases, horrendous climate calamities, and the near extinction or total extinction of humanity far sooner than imagined. (We strongly recommend reading the reasons found on this page for why we will not make the necessary global fossil fuel reductions in time. it is found about 1/3 of the way down the page.)
This means that for as much as another 30-50 years, we have already passed the point of being able to control rising global warming as well as all of its related unavoidable and unthinkable consequences unless we can immediately cut our fossil fuel use by the required 2025 percentages described above. But can we really make those life-critical cuts in time?
If your pragmatist, you will most likely believe that it is highly improbable (or even impossible,) that we will ever make the critically needed cuts to our fossil fuel usage in time to save ourselves. There are several reasons you are probably correct.
1. Each year we continue to delay in making the needed radical fossil fuel usage cuts means that any future cuts will need to be even more extreme, which makes them even less likely to be done because of the even more severe hardships that they will impose globally.
2. it is unlikely we will make the needed cuts soon enough to save ourselves is because of what is called Garrett's Global Warming Dilemma. This research states that because of the laws of physics and mathematics, almost all of our fossil fuel-based global economy must first collapse in a necessary and steep global recession or global depression in order to produce the required cuts in our fossil fuel use to save humanity in time. This well-documented climate research by Professor Garrett is the research most often ignored by environmental groups around the world because it produces a horrible dilemma for which either answer is unthinkable as well as un-sellable. (if you're a science person, please click here and read a summary of Prof. Garrett's alarming research on atmospheric carbon, global warming, and the necessary fossil fuel reductions we must make to save the future.)
3. The absolutely horrible side effects if we do cut fossil fuel radically to the 2025 levels described above. One of the most horrible effects is that global agriculture will crash when we radically reduce fossil fuel use.
Agriculture is heavily dependent upon fossil fuels such as methane to make the essential fertilizers and other chemicals to allow mass food production to occur. Agriculture also depends heavily upon fossil fuels to run the equipment essential to creating and processing our mass food production and its distribution.
Once we come anywhere close to the absolutely essential levels of global fossil fuel reductions that we need to execute to save the future, global agriculture which is dependent upon fossil fuels will crash and up to 50% of the population will die of starvation not long after that.
4. The required fossil fuel reduction calculations discussed above are based on attempting to keep the average global temperature from rising two degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. It is calculated that if we cross that 2°C maximum level of average global temperature increase above our preindustrial level, somehow we still will be able to control the extremely slippery slope which can quickly lead us to 3, 4, and 5° Celsius increases in average global temperature.
There is additional strong evidence beyond what has been discussed above, that even we are successful in achieving the immediate 2025 fossil fuel reductions described above, the average global temperature will still rise to 3°C and likely quickly beyond with many unavoidable and horrendous consequences. This means that we are in a real quandary as far as making only the above-required fossil fuel reductions.
While it is absolutely true that we have to at least make the required 2025 fossil fuel reductions no matter what! It is also true that even those steep fossil fuel reductions are still not enough to avoid the unthinkable suffering or the wide-scale reduction of the human population through starvation by as much as 50%.
On the other side of this painful quandary is an even scarier fact. If we do not make those immediate 2025 global fossil fuel use reductions, it is very likely that we will lose everything in as little as 30 to 50 years, where, much of humanity will suffer and die by mid-century (if not all.) So ultimately, what other choice do we have other than to make the required 2025 fossil fuel reductions above while at the same time knowing we're probably going to have to make even steeper fossil fuel reductions as more research becomes available?
Because of Garrett's Global Warming Dilemma and side effects as well as these many other disturbing reasons environmental groups hide Garrett's critical research away as well as other global warming bad news and ignore it like dirty laundry. At this point, it is hard to imagine that fossil fuels use will ever be cut to anything close to the critical levels needed.
At least not until we are faced with truly massive global financial losses and billions dead and suffering. By that time, the worst consequences and higher temperatures of global warming will be irreversible for timescales far, far beyond the human lifespan.
If you are a pragmatist and a mature adult, you have begun to realize that for all intents and purposes, we have already crossed the point of having meaningful global warming control. What we must do now is limit the total damages by preparing for, adapting to, and making the best of, what we can no longer avoid. It is now time to save and salvage what we can!
Depending upon if you are in or close to a global warming safe location, for the next 5 to 20 years, your life should still be somewhat stable and you should fill your life with as much joy and satisfaction as is possible. The time to enjoy what remains of the quality of your life is now because escalating global warming is going to make life progressively worse faster and faster until in almost all locations survival is extremely difficult.
We can still hope that we will slow what is coming just enough so that we have more time to prepare and some of humanity and civilization will survive in the global warming safe zones of the future.
The dangerous and dark climate twist
There is also another very dark possibility that will allow some of humanity and our civilization to survive. If we do not successfully either radically cut fossil fuel use by the 2025 target percentages listed previously or allow the world economy to go into a severe recession or depression, the other most probable way that we will finally same a small part of humanity and successfully curtail our fossil for use is through a massive die-off of much of humanity by about mid-century when we cross the final carbon 600 ppm tipping point. This will occur in part due to massive crop failures and starvation 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 a dark "last resort solution” that saves some of humanity 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 global warming-related consequences we can barely envision. (To understand more about the year-by-year sequence of consequences on how billions will die, migrate or perish in global warming-related resource wars, click here and read about the Climageddon Scenario.)
From the above and the many difficult reasons found on this page, you can see that there is no realistic or practical escape from the coming consequences. We would be lucky beyond belief to have just a one in 1 million chance of hitting the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets.
In every situation, the only way we save any part of a liveable future for at least a part of humanity is to radically and immediately cut fossil fuel use to slow things down enough that we have time to prepare, migrate and adapt as well as possible.
In all of the above-discussed scenarios, no matter what, we must still do what we can and make the best of a horrible escalating emergency. To do this we need to come together immediately and get very busy with what we still can do! (More of these specific "must do" actions are in the new JOB ONE PLAN AND described farther down this page in a section called, What You Can Do Right Now to Help Slow Our Global Warming Consequences and Improve Your Chances of Survival?)
"Outside" other ongoing global challenges and contextual factors that will interact directly or indirectly to worsen the coming global warming consequences
Our coming global warming extinction consequences do not take place in a vacuum. They take place in a global context in which other major global challenges and worsening consequences are already occurring in the world.
In addition to all of the global warming consequences mentioned above, we also have 11 other critical global challenges facing humanity that will directly or indirectly interact with and collide into global warming consequences. These additional interactions with the other global challenges below will make our lives and the other global warming consequences considerably worse.
Please keep the 11 other critical global challenges facing humanity in mind as you come to grips with the convergence of all of humanity's massive problems facing us currently.
What We Still Can Do to Face Widespread Climate, Ecological, and Human Systems Collapse.
There is much counterbalancing good news in this horrible situation. It will help us persevere and stay motivated to prepare for and adapt to the many destabilizing consequences of the global warming extinction emergency.
Our simple good news is that in order to create the best possible outcome for ourselves and those we love, we prepare, adapt, and slow down global warming as much as we still can!
Here is how:
1. We still have time to honestly face this emergency and slow our crossing the final extinction tipping point of carbon 600 ppm. We can only do this by radical and immediate global fossil fuel usage reductions as described in the 2025 targets elsewhere on this page. It will take the most coordinated mass mobilization of human resources in our history, a Herculean but life-critical effort.
2. We also still have time to prepare for and adapt to (and if necessary migrate away from) the unavoidable coming worst consequences so more of us may survive, but only if we start immediately preparing and we work together to motivate our governments to execute an effective, deadline-driven, and prioritized plan to slow down global warming like the 2025 targets and action steps of part 3 of the Job One for Humanity Plan.
Our expanded good news is:
1. We should be encouraged by the fact that in the last 4.5 billion years of Earth's evolution, life has always found a way to survive the 5 previous mass extinctions. Enough of us should be able to make it through this escalating global warming evolutionary bottleneck and minimize the worst of this temporary transitional evolutionary retrogression that we are currently in (and creating.)
2. Working together we will by necessity need to build many new sustainable prosperity eco-communities. These new eco-communities will serve as a critically necessary backup plan for humanity and civilization. These eco-communities will also act as successful examples and "beacons of light" teaching the new sustainable lifestyles and livelihoods vital to even having a future if we are able to make it through this emergency. (For more information on these new backup eco-communities see the eco-community model at our sister website.)
3. Overcoming this global warming extinction emergency will also help us better solve our other major converging global adaptive challenges as well as our currently unknown future challenges as one effective and united human family. Solving this challenge will help us eventually create a sustainable prosperity for all. Click here to review the full meaning and actions of sustainable prosperity.
(It is important to understand what are our other major converging global adaptive challenges because the global warming extinction emergency is taking place as an integral part of those other challenges. Our global warming extinction emergency is not only a multiplier of those other global adaptive challenges it also helps cause or magnify our global warming extinction emergency and vice versa. Some of the other global adaptive challenges are even the roots of the deepest causes of the global warming extinction emergency.)
4. We are intelligent and adaptive beings and we are able to solve or adapt to almost anything.
5. The future is unknown and full of unpredictable negative and positive wild cards. This means that there is still hope for some of humanity and civilization to thrive and survive if we quickly exercise responsible, intelligent and effective, "first things first" critical path adaptive actions to manage the global warming extinction emergency. See Our Job One for Humanity Plan.
6. We can still fully enjoy each day (as best as we can, even in spite of the rapidly destabilizing climate, escalating global warming catastrophes, and other deteriorating or retrogressing global challenges. We can and should make our lives as happy and as good as they can be during this hopefully temporary global warming retrogression and transitional period.
7. There are many, many more good news and surprise benefits in which the global warming extinction emergency offers additional hope for the evolution of humanity, click here for them. (This is one of the most-read pages on our website.)
As Michael Dowd, the evolutionary teacher likes to say "what really matters is --- coming back into right relationship with reality." Because we have failed to effectively resolve escalating global warming over the last 35+ years of warnings by our best scientists, we will now literally be forced by its escalating consequences to come back into a new "right relationship" with its harsh and disruptive reality or we will all perish!
To create a right relationship with the reality of out of control global warming our organization has recently evolved into an eco-community of sustainability advocates and Evolutioneers that value the wisdom of
a. appropriate threat preparedness,
c. living sustainably, and
d. building sustainable communities that might survive what is coming.
We are not fear manipulated or fear dominated, but we also will never ignore painful data that should trigger protective and useful evolutionary fear reactions, like our current global warming extinction emergency. We use such "warning feedback" and appropriate evolutionary fear to wisely anticipate, avoid, prepare and/or adapt.
The Steps You Can Take Right Now to Help Slow Our Global Warming Consequences and Improve All of Our Chances of Survival?
A major part of our story as an organization is that we have created the Job One for Humanity Global Warming Plan to help you and society prepare for and adapt to the current global warming extinction emergency and save and salvage as much of humanity and civilization as is possible.
The Job One Plan is a critical deadline-driven “first things first” plan designed to help individuals and groups:
- do everything within your power to slow the crossing the final catastrophic tipping point of carbon 600 ppm by cutting all global carbon emissions by the amounts and timetables mentioned previously. (See Part 3 of the Job One Plan and Part 4 of the Job One Plan.)
- make the necessary emergency backup and recovery preparations before it is too late, (Part 1 of the Job One Plan,)
- adapt locally to the new realities of out-of-control global warming. Click here for details on how to do this in Part 1 and Part 2 of the Job One Plan,
- plan and execute the necessary migration of individuals, families, businesses, and communities as well as critically needed infrastructure to areas that will be much safer from the 20 worst consequences of global warming, Part One Of the Job One Plan,)
- implement effective personal global warming slow and lessen strategies wherever possible in your current location as an individual, (Part 2 of the Job One Plan,) And
- promote effective sustainable lifestyle and livelihood action steps so that when we do get through this with whatever is left of humanity, we have already created the necessary new practices that will re-stabilize our climate and weather at or near its original state about carbon 270 ppm --- the state which has successfully sustained humanity and humanities ancestors for hundreds of thousands of years, (Part 2 of the Job One Plan.)
Never forget, if we fail and cross the carbon 600 ppm threshold, there is no livable future you would want to inhabit (if we do not make or come very close to the required 2025 fossil fuel cuts mentioned previously)
Never forget we are not talking about vague low probability statistics and possibilities here. We are talking about the lives of you, your family, and billions of other individuals, families, and children all over the world!
Click here to see your first action steps on the Job One plan.
Click here to read a short page on the four critical global warming deadlines to never forget.
More good news: How our nonprofit organization is uniquely reacting to create the best possible outcomes
In addition to executing the Job One action plan above, we are also adapting as an organization in a unique way that bears additional discussion before the unavoidable collapse that will continue occurring in many of our ecological, biological, and human systems and sub-systems at accelerating rates.)
We are creating and slowly growing a Job One eco-community as well as promoting the creation of other national and international eco-communities in advance of the coming collapse. We are doing this solely because the current facts clearly shout that many of our ecological (and in some areas our economic, political, and social systems,) are in severe challenge or, are nearing critical tipping points or collapse with no (or low,) remaining recovery resilience left to "right the ship."
To the discerning evaluator and researcher, both human history and the current climate change emergency indicate that many of our other non-global warming converging global challenges will continue to get worse faster with little realistic hope of correction before a chain reaction of multiple or, cascading catastrophes and crossed tipping points shakes us and wakes us to the need for drastic and immediate evolutionary improvement toward more sustainable livelihoods and lifestyles.
Because of what we are now doing as a species (expanding fossil fuel use and its consequent atmospheric pollution,) and not doing, (immediately establishing strictly enforceable international fossil fuel use limitation laws,) as well as not living more sustainable lives, global warming continues to get worse but now on an exponential curve. And, it will get much, much worse in the decades to come. This is because of our grossly inadequate political and economic global warming remedial actions.
We are not detached survivalists waiting for the end of the world! We are engaged sustainability advocates and Evolutioneers working actively to create a better world.
We believe whole-heartedly in working for the best possible future while at the same time wisely being prepared for the worst possible and hopefully temporary transition period.
To help deal with this global warming extinction emergency, we envision that by necessity and as a safeguard, there also needs to be a widespread establishment of new sustainable eco-communities in all of the global warming safe zones. Job One will play an essential and unique role in securing the survival of humanity and civilization and in the establishment of the new sustainable prosperity vision within the post-global warming culture that survives the future and learns from the past.
We have created a model for these new emergency backup Plan B eco-communities in the global warming save zones. We are wisely motivated by the urgency of the global warming extinction emergency, we hope we can help create a better path for the possible long-term future of humanity and our civilization.
Update of Oct 31, 2020, on the creation of global warming safer, sustainable communities
Enthusiastic volunteers worldwide are self-organizing new eco-communities. They will have a higher survival potential where you live now and in safer global warming areas, possibly in the future. These new eco-communities will become places where you and your family can survive global warming and these other 11 crises.
They will also be places where you can thrive because these new eco-communities will be places working toward:
a. having sustainable gardens and farms (an agrihood)
b. net-zero energy construction,
c. individual growth and development,
d. off-the-grid independence,
f. a new system of personalized democratic management.
If you want to be involved in helping to co-create these new eco-community(s) by becoming a liaison, leader, or coordinator we suggest the following:
1. Read this page first to get a quick general idea of what is happening with the climate change emergency.
3. Then read this page for why it is necessary to get prepared NOW.
4. Next, read this page to learn more about us. and,
5. Next, become a member here. Then read the members-only information on the Universe Communities and the global warming migration sections. After that go to the "how to be a part of these self-organizing new eco-communities section at the end of the Universe community articles.
How we will achieve our mission and new eco-communities goals
We will enact our mission and message only by using only peaceful and evolutionary means and where we can still find enjoyment and joy in the relationship and experience of our day to day lives.
Even if the escalating global warming extinction emergency and the convergence of it with humanity's other major converging global adaptive challenges was somehow resolved in the next 30 to 50 years or turned out to be not as bad as is currently predicted, these new eco-communities would function even better and more joyously on their other goals of helping to co-create the necessary restructuring and re-alignment of society necessary to create:
b.) a just and equitable civilization and
c.) thriving and meaning-filled individuals and communities --- all of which will better align with and forward a positive and progressive evolution of life in the universe.
Ultimately, no matter how bad it gets, by focusing on adapting to the challenges in front of us and then learning from it, and taking whatever outcome that we are given using that outcome both as a foundation and as motivation for building a better world we are not only doing the best thing possible, we are also working for the best possible outcome. (Making a better world can be easier once all of the resistant previous human structures and systems have collapsed and are no longer resisting the necessary changes we should've made long ago,)
If there is this Great Collapse after the Great Convergence of our current global warming consequences converging with our other major global challenges, and if we are ready and humble enough to learn from our pre-Great Collapse mistakes, we have the opportunity for a Great Rebuilding with the reward of a much better world for all of us who are cooperative and smart enough to prepare, adapt, survive and learn.
As things get worse, try to keep your attention on the parts of the Job One Plan that you can get done. Try also to focus on the truth that if we collapse the world and its beautiful ecological, biological, social, and political systems, there hopefully will be a post-collapse beautiful new beginning that you will play an important role in helping to create.
To learn much more about these new eco-communities click here and, you will be taken to a sister website.
To learn more about our specific and detailed global warming extinction emergency preparedness recommendations and strategies please click here.
Also, see this page to learn more about the new Evolutioneers who will be building these new "beacon of light" eco-communities.
About the organization presenting the above information
The not-for-profit Job One for Humanity organization provides a unique, holistic analysis and systems-level, big picture overview of the many inter-connected and inter-dependent climate systems creating our current climate change emergency.
Unlike other climate change educational organizations, we do provide prioritized, critical-path solutions to the global warming emergency built upon unpoliticized and science-accurate global fossil fuel reduction targets, and the most dangerous global warming tipping point deadlines we currently face.
Our organization focuses on educating individuals and businesses on how to adapt to what we can no longer avoid! It will help you and your business survive and thrive through the many soon-arriving climate change catastrophes.
The pages on our website will illuminate the physics and math-determined interactions of the climate's many complex systems in easy-to-understand illustrations, descriptions, and documentation. We know no other website that so candidly presents such a comprehensive systems-level overviewing window into our global warming future.
The essential positive perspectives on the above disruptive global warming and climate change news
Despite the many types of unavoidable challenging global warming consequences and past fossil fuel reduction mistakes that we now face, we can still learn from their feedback, and we can adapt and evolve to make life as good and as happy as is possible. No matter how severe the coming global warming consequences might become, if we wisely play the remaining cards that we have been dealt, we can still achieve the best remaining possible outcomes.
We can make a significant difference in reducing global fossil fuel use to stabilize and save some parts of humanity's future. We can execute a comprehensive fossil fuel reduction and survival plan like the Job One for Humanity Plan.
We can still maintain the perseverance needed to succeed in this monumental task by regularly reviewing the many benefits which will occur as we work successfully on this project together. (Click here to check those benefits. This is the most read page on our website.)
We can persevere through this temporary time of emergency. To do so, we need to remember that our greatest challenges are also the seeds of our greatest evolutionary opportunities. We can also never forget that we are engaged in nothing less than the most critical and meaningful evolutionary challenge, opportunity, and adventure in human history!
This is our last opportunity to slow down the accelerating mass human extinction threat by getting close to these 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.
Only by reaching these targets will we be able to remove the even worse threat of total extinction.
So, get started on the Job One for Humanity Survive and Thrive plan today. Help save and salvage as much of humanity and our beautiful civilization as is possible.
If you are either curious or need some extra motivation to get into action, we then strongly recommend also reading this popular page. It describes the above major consequences unfolding in a detailed step-by-step process as well as the complete scope and breadth of the extinction emergency that we are all now facing on many consequence fronts.
The five most important reasons why we must press on and meet or get as close to the 2025 targets as is possible in spite of all the many challenges we will face
The most important reason that we must press on and meet or get very close to the 2025 targets is simple and chilling. If we do get close to the 2025 targets, we can't slow down the process of much of humanity suffering and dying due to starvation by mid-century.
As horrible as much of humanity (as well as a lot of animals and biological life suffering and dying) is, this outcome is still far better than having ALL of humanity suffer and die not long after mid-century if we fail to reach or come very close to the 2025 targets.
There are five things we can always be sure of during our global warming extinction emergency. In spite of all of the challenges and adverse global warming outcomes that are possible and discussed above, the single constant truth for the best possible outcome for humanity is that; the faster and more we reduce global fossil fuel use toward meeting or getting as close as possible to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets:
a. the more people that will survive longer to carry on humanity, life, and our beautiful civilization into the future, (See Parts 3 and 4 of the Job One Plan for how to do this.)
b. the surviving future generations will suffer far less from an ever-increasing sequence of escalating global warming consequences and catastrophes,
c. we will "buy" ourselves more time to prepare and adapt to what consequences we can no longer avoid, (see Parts 1 and 2 of the Job One Plan here.)
d. it is not realistically possible to still avoid mass extinction for much of humanity by mid-century, but we may still be able to prevent a total extinction event from occurring. And,
e. it will be far easier and still possible to get control of and manage these 11 other major global challenges when we get global warming under control.
More people surviving longer and more people having time to get themselves, their families, and their businesses prepared for what is coming is an undeniable good! Especially when you weigh it against the unavoidable consequences of doing nothing or failure to make the needed sacrifices to get global warming under better control.
Never forget, we still have some time left to:
1. make the required radical fossil fuel reductions,
2. complete the necessary emergency preparations, and to
3. adapt to soon-arriving global warming consequences that we can no longer change.
The Most Important Single Fact to Keep in Mind
There is just one immediate fact to know and focus upon concerning our climate change and global warming future. If we get this one right, most of the other problems will take care of themselves.
If our world governments do not immediately execute a mass mobilization of the necessary resources to reduce global fossil fuel use to get as close to the 2025 global targets, not only will much of humanity be dead by mid-century, we will be on the path to total extinction not long after mid-century.
That is all you really need to remember and focus on. If you do not believe what we have said above is accurate, click here to see precisely how this global warming nightmare will unfold.
How Job One for Humanity will go about achieving the above
We have already crossed the point of no return for at least the next 30-50 years with all of its associated unavoidable consequences and what we must do now is to prepare for and adapt to what we cannot avoid while still trying to slow down global warming enough so that we still have enough time left to save and salvage whatever we can. Therefore the Mission of Job One for Humanity must, at all costs, be to help society and its members slow global warming to prevent complete human extinction due to rapidly escalating global warming consequences interacting with, converging with, and cascading into our other 11 critical global challenges.
We do this by:
a. warning you (and society,) about our current state of out of control global warming (for at least the next 30-50 years,) and why we must radically reduce fossil fuel use to slow down the process of crossing the carbon 600 ppm extinction tipping point. (The timetables for global warming's 20 worst consequences and 11 key tipping points is found on our website and in the new book Climageddon.)
b. helping you prepare for and adapt to the reality of the likelihood of living in a world where most of the unprepared human population will die soon. Global warming extinction is no longer a remote possibility coming sometime after 2100 as we have been told, it will be arriving as soon as the next 30 to 50 years if we do not immediately make the required fossil fuel cuts! (We are, unfortunately, already moving rapidly through the 6 phases of the Climageddon Scenario extinction model. For information on how to prepare and adapt information so more of us live longer and suffer less is contained in both Part 1 of the Job One Plan as well as Part 2 of the Job One Plan) and,
d. helping inclined individuals and groups create sustainable, self-organizing, and independent eco-communities in global warming-safe locations to help make sure that enough of these new communities are established and well-prepared to survive the escalating onslaught of now unavoidable global warming catastrophes. These new experimental communities will likely be essential to help carry forward the survival of humanity, human culture, and civilization if we fail to make the required fossil fuel reductions. (See the Universe Community sections of our sister website for all the information you will need to do to create and self-organize your own sustainable eco-community in a global warming-safe zone.)
e. Once we have survived the global warming extinction emergency and have learned the hard experiential lessons it will teach us, we (this organization and the new eco-communities mentioned above,) will promote a new and proven understanding of sustainable living and sustainable livelihoods to help transform the trauma and loss of the coming global warming collapse into a springboard for building a better and more just world that will thrive again for hundreds of generations. (Click here to learn about that new Sustainable Prosperity.)
What we do know is that, no matter what, and in spite of all of the challenges and bad outcomes that are possible, the single constant truth for the best possible global warming outcome is that --- the faster and more we reduce global fossil fuel use, the more people we will survive to carry on our civilization, and that future generations will suffer less from the ever-increasing sequence of global warming consequences as described fully in what is called the Climageddon Scenario.
(Special Update of 11.1.2020: It is now a virtual mathematical and political impossibility to reach (or even come close) to our last chance 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. The main consequence of this new reality is that all we can do now is slow down the mass extinction process, but not avoid it.
Although we can no longer prevent much of humanity from going extinct by mid-century, we still have some time left to prevent total extinction. Because of this harsh new reality, we have appropriately modified and updated the Job One for Humanity global warming action plan. Click here to see this updated plan.
Click here to see all of the reasons why a mass extinction event by mid-century is mathematically, economically, and politically unavoidable.)
Click here to see where we are today on the Climate Change and Global Warming Doomsday Clock.
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Are you feeling sad, upset, depressed, angry, or anxious about the climate change emergency?
There is a lot of horrible news to digest about global warming. Any person who realizes that our governments are not doing enough to save us from unthinkable suffering and loss will naturally experience sadness, anger, depression, or significant anxiety.
The Job One for Humanity staff also has had to digest all the dreadful global warming news. To get our team through it emotionally, we learned about something called the Kubler Ross model of change. This emotional management model helped our team deal with all of the challenging emotions that today's global warming news evokes.
We felt it would be irresponsible to leave our readers without some of these tools to manage the intense feelings that the climate change emergency can create. Accordingly, we are providing the following images and tools that should help you come to emotional terms with the new realities of global warming. Here's how these global warming caused emotional reactions, transitions, and healings usually look for most people:
1. If you're like most people, what you have learned about the climate change emergency will cause you to initially react with denial and shock.
2. If you have the tenacity to explore more concerning how bad our governments have let global warming become, you will likely also become frustrated and angry at "how could our politicians and governments ever allow this to happen.
3. If you continue examing the facts of the global warming emergency and its solutions, you will most likely then enter into a bargaining or experimenting phase to find some way to deal with such disturbing and disruptive information on your life and future.
4. If you continue verifying the facts of the climate change emergency as well as its honest but difficult and painful solutions, you will most likely next enter into a transitional feeling of grief or depression.
5. As you work your way through your grief or depression, you will eventually come to a level of acceptance of what is scientifically accurate. (Even though it is currently is being suppressed by the fossil fuel industry, mass media, and the politicians owned by the fossil fuel industry.)
A bit more about the Kubler Ross Model emotional management model
The five primary emotional transition levels above are vital parts of the Kubler Ross model. Over time, this model is a useful tool to help you deal with the global warming denial, anger, fear, grief or anxiety that any healthy person would experience once they truly realize the current nature of our global warming emergency.
The Kubler Ross model is used to help people deal with the medical news that they are going to die. But, it still has powerful relevance here.
This is true because as you wrestle with the new global warming realities, you will most likely go through these five emotional phases over and over again. You will do this in numerous waves until you finally reach a profound and deeply stable state of acceptance, peace, and hopefully motivation to do whatever you can to reduce this threat.
When you finally realize how bad our climate change emergency is, the challenging emotional effects are a real thing! If you don't believe us, please click here to read about a new report called, The Psychological Effects of Global Warming on the United States and Why the U.S. Mental Health Care System Is Not Adequately Prepared.
Reaching necessary emotional acceptance and getting into action
Once you reach a level of emotional acceptance for what you have learned about the climate change emergency, you will be more willing and ready to begin new ways to solve the climate change emergency. You also will find yourself being better prepared to make new decisions on how to adapt and integrate this critical information into your life and business.
You may begin even emergency preparations for the unavoidable coming global warming consequences. This way, you are better able to protect yourself, your family, and your business and wisely maximize the chances of staying out of harm's way.
Once one reaches the critical state of emotional acceptance of the reality of what one is facing, most mature adults do as they have done for millennia. They accept what they cannot change and start finding ways to adapt to it. (There are also many adaptation steps found in the Job One Plan.) They also accept the truth of the bad news, and they get busy working on whatever they can do to change and improve it. (In this case, they get active on the Job One Plan action steps.)
We at Job One have found that the best thing to help minimize the emotional pain and trauma is to get busy completing the action steps of the Job One Plan. This is true even if you have not fully reached the acceptance level of your emotional recovery. The Job One Plan's many action steps proactively focus your attention on what can still be done. This focus on the needed action also minimizes your available attention on the negatives (once they have served their purpose of redirecting you to action on the deeper truths of this emergency.)
Therapy or support groups also can help you work through having the painful realization that humanity is in the worst existential crisis in its history and, we do not have much time left (until 2025,) to effectively prevent mass extinction. Therapy or support groups can also help get you motivated to do whatever you can on the many action steps of the Job One Plan.
As you continue to understand the scale of our climate change emergency, you may also come to realize that our lives and our children's lives are going to be far shorter than we ever imagined. But that still can be changed if we immediately react to the challenge of radically reducing our global fossil fuel usage to meet the 2025 targets!
One last emotional recovery tip
Not everything about our global warming extinction emergency is emotionally disheartening. There are many surprising benefits to this emergency. Click here to read the single most read page on our website on these many benefits. At Job One we review this list regularly to maintain the mental well-being of our own staff. We also discovered that regular review of this good news and benefits list was critical to keeping our volunteers on-mission and maintaining their motivation as well.
Because most of you that have understood the previous facts (that do not fall into a defensive denial,) will naturally and appropriately feel shocked, sad, angry, or even betrayed, the most logical and the best thing to do to deal with those often overwhelming feelings is to work for "the best" while you prepare for "the worst," just in case we fail. What this means is that you will need to focus as much as your energy and resources on just two main action strategies:
a. Get busy on getting the 2025 reduction targets met by getting our governments enacting and enforcing the laws needed to reach the 2025 targets. (Click here to learn what you need to know to get started on this.) and,
b. Get busy with emergency preparations and adaptations for you, your family, and/or your business for many of the now unavoidable consequences that will be arriving soon. (Click here to begin this process.)
These two action-based strategies will minimize the natural feelings of being shocked, sad, angry, or feeling completely betrayed by our current world leaders until you can get additional emotional support or assistance from other outsides sources or from working through the above Kubler Ross model on your own.
No matter what, and in spite of all of the challenges and bad outcomes that are possible, the core constant truth for the best possible global warming outcome for humanity is that:
a. The faster and more we reduce global fossil fuel use, the more people that will survive to carry on humanity.
b. The faster and more we reduce global fossil fuel use, the less future generations will suffer from an ever-increasing sequence of escalating global warming catastrophes.
Help us get the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction goals met by signing the global warming extinction emergency petition now.
Other related information:
If you would like to know more about how this gross misinformation of the public over a 30-year timeframe concerning the global warming extinction emergency occurred, click here and go to the end of the page to the subtitle, How this Gross Misinformation Occurred.
How Was This Horrendous Global Warming Nightmare Ever Allowed to Get to this Point?
The current global warming remedial strategies forwarded by our governments, most environmental organizations, and the IPPC will not save us in time because they are simply not acknowledging to either themselves or to the public the painful new reality that we have already reached the level of out of control global warming for at least the next 30-50 years. Because they are not acknowledging that this new reality exists, they are not also not preparing for or dealing with it!
There are many reasons the pre-mentioned organizations are not telling the full truth about our global warming future. Some organizations and nations are truly ignorant and have not put all the research pieces and probable timelines together at the necessary systems or meta-systemic analysis level. Some organizations and nations fear the public will panic if they tell the whole truth. Some organizations and nations are keeping this news private to a privileged few so that those individuals or nations can seek or maintain security or economic advantages.
If we as individuals are consciously paying attention to the destabilizing climate around us, it is not hard to see reality is already "forcing" us to face the bad global warming news in the form of increasingly more severe, frequent and larger scaled global warming consequences.
The good news here is that as adults, many of us have already learned the valuable lesson for the need to face bad news and painful realities. We have also learned that whenever we do not face the reality of some important problem and deal with it, that particular reality (problem,) not only gets worse, it also usually lasts longer.
As an organization we have the courage and duty to speak out about these difficult global warming truths, but please do not mistake us for some kind of survivalist organization or apocalyptic community just because we inform you candidly about the soon-coming and life-ending consequences of our current out of control global warming extinction emergency.
We are a non-profit global warming education organization working for the benefit of society.
Our message is simple. Because global warming has already become out of our meaningful control for at least the next 30-50 years, we need to adapt to this new reality and try to slow down the worst of it so that we have more time to prepare and/or migrate so that more us can survive as best we can. Our hope is also that those who do survive will learn from what has happened and from those lessons they will be the "seeds" of a better future.
It's time to accept the bitter reality that the battle to keep our current level of global warming from continuing to rise steadily for as long as the next 30-50+ years and prevent now unavoidable consequences is near certainly over! We now need to face and process this difficult reality and slow down global warming in any way we can while also moving on to whatever we can still save and salvage.