Climate and Global Heating Emergency Preparation Action Steps

Last Updated 11.18.22

Part One - Steps 1-6

 

Action Step 1: Enjoy your life now and build psychological and emotional stability, reserves, and resilience:

As things continue to get worse, one of the most important things for you to do to survive what is coming is for you to remain emotionally stable. To stay emotionally stable and motivated while you help do whatever you can to slow and lessen our global warming extinction emergency and to survive its now unavoidable coming catastrophes, you will need to enjoy the best of your life now to build and preserve your psychological and emotional resilience (the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness,) and to build reserves in these areas for the times ahead.

To enjoy your life now while you build and preserve emotional resilience and critical reserves take time every day:

1. to do the normal and special things you enjoy and that renew you

2. for cultivating and enjoying your favorite relationships, (you will need many strong relationships as things continue to get worse,)

3. to do and experience important things you may have delayed, and if you are of a spiritual nature,

4. to draw strength and renewal from your faith and faith community. 

As we move into greater global warming consequences and catastrophes as well as the consequences of the worsening of our other major global challenges described here, it is critical to take one day at a time and always make time to have fun and your renewing experiences and relationships.

The importance of taking one day at a time and doing whatever you can each day to fully enjoy the life that you have right now is that it will allow you to:

a. still have these rewarding experiences while the environment still supports them so that you do not miss what may be your last opportunity to experience the many normal things of life we take for granted. 

b. emotionally and physically survive, and

c. effectively contribute toward the eventual resolution of the global warming extinction emergency and the other major global challenges we face at this time.

 "The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much." — William Hazlitt, English writer, philosopher, and critic

Never forget that the scope of the tasks before us is daunting and unprecedented. If one fully understands how much has to change in the world for the worse in so little time, one can get overwhelmed quickly. This is why it is important to embrace these perspectives of “one day at a time” and enjoy your normal life right now as one of the first emergency preparation actions you will need to do and continue.

 

   

 

solving the major global challenges

Because of the escalating harsh consequences looming before us and the fact that there are no guarantees we will resolve the global warming extinction emergency and the other major global challenges we now face in time, a final reason to enjoy each day today is that our current lives and conditions may, in fact, be the best they will ever be for decades or more.

Additionally, if you are a person of faith, you will need the strength of your faith and faith relationships to help you make sense of what you must now go through and endure the psychological and emotional trauma that is coming. At this time, with the massive global challenges and changes facing us, it is a good time to remember and practice the serenity prayer.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

We made the above, Action Step One for many good reasons. Make this step the centerpiece of your emergency preparation and survival plans and you will be far more likely to survive and not miss the precious life that you have now!

Now that you understand this important step, what is your personal plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next action step.

Create an ongoing personal master checklist of things you can do as you read each of the Job One Plan action steps below.

To help you maintain a healthy perspective and provide additional emotional and motivational support we have created the following materials. Click the links in the order given for additional emotional support:

Click here for another effective process for reducing any emotional upset about accelerating global warming and our deteriorating environment.

Click here for some positive counterbalancing perspectives on the difficulty of the challenges we face with accelerating global warming and our deteriorating environment.

 Click here to see your deepest worries about accelerating global warming and our deteriorating environment from the largest possible evolutionary perspective. 

For a super-powerful new emotional support video that we highly recommend, click here.

 

Action Step 2: Build your necessary backup emergency supplies and resilience for global warming disaster survival and recovery:

a. Create an emergency Go-Bag that you can get to quickly in an emergency. Click here for all of the details on how to create your own emergency Go-Bag. You can also buy them premade on the Internet.

b. Create a 30-day emergency reserve (60-90 days would be much better as things get worse) of all necessary survival commodities (food, water, heat, energy, lights, communication devices, medicines, toiletries, self-defense, etc.). 

 

Also build backup redundancies into your water, power, heating, sewage, and other critical systems. You can do this by having secondary and separate water purification systems, solar, or wind power backup systems, and multiple fuel types. It will be wise to acquire the tools and materials necessary to care for everyday needs, such as keeping warm, cooking, and managing waste with an old-fashioned latrine and safe garbage disposal. Water, sewage, and garbage-born diseases are major secondary death factors in an extended crisis. Prepare now so you and your loved ones will not suffer unnecessarily or die.

c. At the community, business, and national levels, building more resilience also means gathering emergency and essential non-emergency supplies and reserves as mentioned above for the many different consequences of escalating global warming.

Adequate emergency preparation on the community and national levels also gives people more information and time to prepare for local consequences. Without carefully planned resilience and emergency backups built into every level of our interconnected and interdependent economic, political, and social systems and infrastructure, we face unnecessary and avoidable suffering and death.

d. When you're ready to begin your emergency preparedness plan, also go to http://www.ready.gov and click the navigation link. It will provide you with detailed guidance for each area of emergency preparedness.

f. Having a HAM shortwave radio and knowing how to use it should also be an essential part of any long-term emergency preparation strategy. Communications can go down during many climate change-related disasters. The ham radio will get you in touch with others were nothing else works.

Now that you understand this important step, what is your personal plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next action step:

 

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Action Step 3: Create a global warming extinction emergency preparation cash or other valuable commodity reserve fund equal to 5%-10% of your annual income:

Tradable cash, gold, silver, or other valuable emergency trading reserve helps you build financial resilience. Building up and storing an easily exchangeable commodity you can use or trade-in the beginning phases of the emergency is also essential.

As escalating global warming continues, billions of climagees (climate refugees) will eventually need to migrate closer toward the poles to survive a bit longer. No current government, charity, or corporation is prepared for these massive human migrations and the unbearable economic, political, and social stresses these climagees will put on every climate, human, and biological system of our global existence.

As global warming escalates, the accelerating inadequacy of governmental or charity-based emergency assistance to protect you and your family dictates a need for radical individual responsibility and individual preparedness completed well in advance. This minimal 5%-10% tradable commodity reserve will help you cope with the many unpredictable consequences as our local systems go into severe stress, crisis, or eventual collapse.

 

 

Preparation of cash or other valuable commodity reserve fund

All communities and governments will also immediately need to work toward putting at least 5% of their total GDP into reserves each year. This level of tradable commodity reserve is essential if they hope to stay politically and financially stable while coping with the rapidly escalating global warming costs. (Please also see Climageddon Chapter 3 in Part 1, which explains and provides all the details for the unbearable financial consequences of escalating global warming.)

Because no community or government will be able to keep up with the continually rising costs of escalating global warming and its consequences, all businesses must also create similar 5%-10% reserves to help them cope with global warming-related supply, manufacturing, distribution, and labor disruptions. Furthermore, if you are an individual, business, community, or nation with considerable debt, reduce that debt as soon as possible. Having lots of debt in a growing unresolved crisis is likely to make you, your organization, or your nation far less adaptable and resilient. High resource liquidity, mobility, and flexibility are a few of the most needed and most useful resiliency qualities in an ongoing or long-term crisis.

Additionally, post-emergency rebuilding and repair will dramatically increase food and insurance costs, emergency housing costs, emergency transportation costs, and other migration costs to temporarily or permanently get out of crisis zones. If you are in a river or lake floodplain, near a coast, in a wildfire, drought, or severe storm area, or near a southern national border, your individual costs will most likely be higher than the 5%-10% suggested reserve. In addition, losses in real estate and farmland values, etc., will rapidly consume your 5%-10% reserves as we cross more global warming tipping points.

Creating these emergency reserves will be difficult in today's debt-encouraging climate. In the United States, an estimated 62% of all families are one paycheck away from bankruptcy, and one-half of all U.S. households are just one emergency away from bankruptcy. Even though it may be difficult to create your emergency reserves, it is critical to surviving this emergency. (If you have trouble saving money for these reserves, we recommend that you get and apply the information in the book Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin.)

And finally, a tradable commodity or cash emergency reserve can easily be used while cash is still being accepted. In the later emergency phases, when cash is no longer accepted or is greatly devalued, you will always need to have your five key survival items:

weapons, (Legally obtained, safely stored, and wisely managed. If you have any doubt that you will need weapons to protect yourself and your loved ones from the chaos as order breaks down during the now unavoidable worsening levels of global warming, then be sure to read the two books by Octavia Butler described further down this page. )

water,

food,

medicine, and

small tradable silver coins or other tradable small high-value commodities like alcohol or cigarettes to survive in a new barter system, which will come into being out of necessity.

In the later Climageddon Extinction Scenario phases, as the world starts to unravel, your government will be stretched so thin that you will not be able to depend upon it for protection, water, food, medicine, or even a stable currency to acquire what you need. If you have not prepared for these contingencies long before they are needed, you and your loved ones will suffer far more than the growing number of individuals who are preparing for what's coming.

Now that you understand this important step, what is your personal plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next action step.

Action Step 4: Plan now for how you will adapt where you are and/or move critical resources, technology, and infrastructure to handle the escalating consequences of global warming:

Because we have already begun crossing global warming tipping points, individuals, as well as business planners, city planners, long-term corporate and governmental planners of all kinds need to begin restructuring their 5, 10, and 25-year plans, using the least optimistic global warming prediction scenarios (found here,) on how the consequences of escalating global warming will unfold and what infrastructure (medical, manufacturing, food production, etc,) will be critical to their personal life, businesses or their employee's personal lives and will need to be prepared, protected or relocated. (Moving or migrating people, resources, and infrastructure is covered in action step 5 below.)

 

Planning for a better world 

Here are several good reasons for using the least optimistic predictions:

1. The many serious errors and underestimation problems in global warming prediction scenarios (see this page and Chapter 7, Part 1 on IPCC underestimation in Climageddon book for all details).

2. The sudden, large-scale unpredictability which each additional crossed tipping point creates. (See this page.)

The pressure cooker illustration below shows you what happens when tipping points are accelerated in their effects by the ever-rising temperatures of global warming. 

 

Global warming 

3. Atmospheric carbon removal technology and other new technologies won't save us at the last minute. (See this page.)

The amount of emergency adaptation work needed and the short amount of time available make this adaptation and preparation step an immediate planning imperative. For example, in the San Francisco Bay Area, the headquarters of big tech corporations like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Apple, now have to re-adjust their long-term operational or relocation plans to deal with their low-lying international headquarters facing as much as 13 feet (3.9 meters) of sea-level rise by 2100. (A worst-case scenario of a possible 10-foot [3-meter] rise by 2050 was projected by James Hansen's newest research, with the additional 3-feet [0.9 meters] accounting for coincident king tides and storm surges.)

 

 

Adapting or moving critical resources, technology, and infrastructure can also mean moving them into the safer areas near or above the 45th parallel north or near or below the 45th parallel south. During this massive global warming extinction emergency mobilization of critical people, supplies, and infrastructure, never forget that unless we considerably slow and lessen this mess now, survival in those areas will be very, very difficult at best because of poorer soils in general and less sunlight for growing food.

Now that you understand this important step, what is your personal plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next action step.

 

Action Step 5: Get as personally sustainable as possible, as quickly as possible, and create renewable long-term food supplies that you can manage:

Part 2 of the Job One Plan will help you become sustainable as soon as is possible as well as help you radically cut your individual fossil fuel use. One important part of Part 2 of the Job One Plan recommends that you create an urban home or community organic garden if you are in an urban area or, an organic country garden if you are in a rural area.

As escalating global warming worsens within the next 10 years, more reduced or failed crops, soaring food prices, and growing starvation will be amongst the first wave of major consequences to shake populations all over the earth. To survive any length of time as the emergency deepens, you will need to be able to create and manage your own food supply far beyond your initial 90-120 day emergency backup supplies mentioned above.

 

 Sustainable environment 

Garden creation, as well as other kinds of personal food-producing activities, is absolutely essential! Get started as soon as possible learning all the skills and resources you will need to create your organic sustainability garden and other food supplies wherever you live. You will not be able to rely upon normal food distribution as the emergency worsens.

Depending upon your location, within 10 to 15 years if you are not producing most of your food, you will have an undependable, expensive, or non-existent supply and distribution of food. Watch food prices begin to rise steadily and eventually exponentially requiring more and more of your total budget as global warming worsens. This is because the five major grains all will have massive problems dealing with temperatures over 100° for more than 10 days during their growing season, rain bombs occurring at random times during their growing seasons as well as Random and severe droughts and insect infestations due to massive insect migrations.

Now that you understand this important step, what is your personal plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next action step.

Action Step 6: Concerning if migration is right for you has been moved.

Click here to go to its new location.

 

 

Please check and start one of the Part 1 action steps below:

Introduction to Part 1

Action Steps 1 to Step 5

Action Steps 7 to Step 12

Summary of part 1, section 1 of the job One Climate Change Resilience Plan

 


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