Adapt, Educate Others and Reduce Fossil Fuel Use and Build Sustainability & Resilience to Survive the Runaway Global Heating Emergency

Last Updated 2.13.23. 

The following was produced by the independent and 100% publically funded Job One for Humanity climate change think tank. 

This is part two of both the Job One For Humanity Plan and Part two of the Climate Change Disaster Preparation, Adaptation, Recovery and Migration Guidebook. This guidebook contains four parts, climate change preparation, climate change adaptation, climate change disaster recovery, and climate change migration information. To go to the area of your greatest need, select from the options below:

1. If you have just experienced a climate change-related extreme weather event involving any heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, hurricanes ad cyclones, flooding, rain bombs, wind storms (Derechos), dust storms, wildfire smoke events, unseasonable cold spells, and abnormal unseasonal weather and, you need immediate recovery information and guidance, please click here.

2. If you are looking for the essential emergency backup plans and actions needed to ride out future climate-related extreme weather and disasters, please click here.

3. If you need information on the best actions for how to adapt to coming climate change consequences, please continue reading this page.

4. If you are looking for our extensive migration evaluation and potential location information, please click here




What does adaptation mean? Adaptation and adaptability mean learning from the feedback surrounding an event you perceive as important and then making the necessary and responsible adjustments required by that feedback. In doing so, you exercise choice and freedom to respond to changes. The climate change extinction emergency process and consequences are the ultimate events of importance to which competent individuals and businesses must adapt. 

If you have any doubts about either the urgency of the 3-9 years remaining (2025-2031) to save the other half of humanity (and hopefully you, your loved ones, and your business) from runaway global heating or the critical importance of why you also need to work on Part 2 of the Job One Plan at this time, please click here and review the ten most important facts about global heating and our destabilizing climate; before continuing with this page. This page will also help build your motivation to keep working on the steps of Part 2 below.


This is part 2 of the Job One for Humanity Plan. It is about:

1. reducing your city, state, and national fossil fuel use,

2. reducing your personal and business fossil fuel use,

3. expanding your climate and global heating adaptability and resilience,

4. becoming more sustainable and consuming less so everyone can live and thrive, 

5. becoming a runaway global heating activist by taking simple actions you can control. And, 

6. effectively educating others about the climate change extinction emergency and engaging them in its solution before it is too late.

7. Thinking about them future in new ways.


Not everyone has direct influence over their national politicians, as discussed in Part 3 of the Job One Plan. Although not everyone can be effective in Part 3 of the Job One plan, everyone can be effective on a personal level or at local, regional, or even state levels. 

The single most important reason the Job One Plan exists is that no government, corporation, or nonprofit organization (NGO) will ever have enough resources to assist you in recovering from the accelerating cascade of worsening runaway global heating consequences described in detail on this page. If you are not making preparations like those described in our Job One Climate and Global Heating Resilience plan Part 2 below, you will be subjecting yourself (and your loved ones) to far more needless suffering and losses than you can imagine. 

Part 2 of the Job One Plan also contains the adaptive actions needed to help improve almost all of the 12 most critical global crises we currently face. 

There is now even more reasons to focus initially on Part 2 and Part 1 of the Job One Plan B. The Thwaites "doomsday glacier" has just been predicted to be as little as 3-5 years from its collapse. New research also shows the Arctic is not heating up twice as fast as previously believed. Instead, the Arctic is heating four times as fast. 

These last two additional climate changes greatly accelerate the arrival of many painful consequences that were predicted to arrive decades later. Therefore, because critical climate consequences will now occur far sooner than previously predicted, we strongly recommend that you focus on completing the action steps of Part 2 of our plan first and then go to Part 1 of our plan. Then, while working on Part 1 and Part 2 of the Job One Plan, whenever you can get to them, keep doing whatever you can on the government-action-focused Part 3 and 4 of our plan. This way, you will be doing the most practical and effective actions relevant to our current climate emergency.) 

How to get the best results on Part 2 of the Job One Climate and Global Heating Resilience Plan:

We want everyone to be successful and survive what is coming. To help on this part of the Job One for Humanity Plan, we offer the following essential tips:

Step 1: Email us at ([email protected]) if you have any questions or suggestions relating to this part of the Job One Plan or feel stuck. We will get back to you in two business days or less.

Our ongoing email support is critical if you want the best chance of success. Extensive research has shown that having support for completing a task can be up to 90% of the why that task was completed successfully. 

Step 2: Find a buddy or friend to go through the various Job One recommended steps while you are doing them. Having a task buddy is one of the most successful methods of motivating yourself. In addition, many people see how bad the climate consequences are getting and would love to know about and be part of a program like ours.

Step 3: from the steps below, choose a first Part 2 task that is easy for you to do and start. This first task could also be a task that is best suited for your current resources and situation. Additionally, if some area below uses your favorite skills or is an area you are already passionate about, that could be a good area for you to start first as well.

Step 4: Focus on completing that first task until it is done. 

Step 5: Next, choose the easiest remaining task and stay with it until it is done. Using this method, you will build task completion momentum, and at some point, you will be done with all of the steps.

Step 6: Use the knowledge, experience, and successes you have gained in the steps below to help educate, support, and motivate others. If you send that information to us, we might put it in our monthly newsletter to inspire and inform others. (We can post it anonymously or with only your initials.)

Step 7: If you have not already signed the climate action pledge, please do so by clicking here. It will help kick start the completion of your first selected task.

Step 8: To maintain your motivation to complete these new and challenging tasks below, we strongly recommend that you regularly read and re-read this page with the many individual and collective benefits we will receive when we successfully get the runaway global heating under control. It is the most read page on our website with well over 2 million views.

Please note that our plan is a self-motivated, self-organized, and self-directed do-it-yourself (DIY) system. You are the one that is responsible for the preparations and adaptations that are necessary to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your business from what is coming.

We strongly recommend that you do not depend upon others or your government to save you from the coming runaway global heating catastrophes. We also strongly recommend that before you begin any of the Job One Plan steps, you go to our page, which discusses the critical preparation and adaptation time frames depending upon your current location or desired future location.


Understanding the benefits of fixing runaway global heating

We can still slow and fix runaway global heating if we work together to get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel targets. Please remember that many but not all of the climate consequences are avoidable and unnecessary.

Our runaway global heating situation is scary. It will require individuals, businesses, and nations to make painful sacrifices they have never made before. It also will require everyone to take fossil fuel reduction actions they have never done before. Making these life changes will be very challenging.
They will require an understanding of the benefits for why they are making the difficult changes described below. Without that understanding, it would be very tough to maintain motivation long enough to complete the needed changes.

Not only can we still fix our climate nightmare, achieve many surprising benefits, and save a good portion of humanity, but we also may be able to bring about a Great Global Rebirth (once we have learned and applied the lessons of our climate tragedy.)

If you have not done so already, click here to see the most read page on our website with over two million views. This page will also help you see the many benefits and a possible Great Global Rebirth that can come into being once we have made the necessary sacrifices to fix runaway global heating and we have endured the coming climate consequences that we can no longer avoid.

Now that you understand the many payoffs for fixing the runaway global heating extinction emergency, it is time to look at how challenging it will be.


Here is a quick overview  of the 16 critical action steps on this page that will maximize the possible good in a difficult situation:

Action Step 1: Vote in politicians who understand the ten facts of runaway global heating and will radically reduce fossil fuel use to get close to the 2025 global targets. Vote out politicians who support or subsidize fossil fuels' ongoing use or expansion. In addition to voting, use whatever influence you have with or over city, county, state, or national politicians to educate and motivate them to act on the climate change emergency.

Action Step 2: Divest out of fossil fuel investments and assets.

Action Step 3: Eat fewer animal and dairy products.

Action Step 4: Reduce your carbon footprint by conserving energy at your home and business.

Action Step 5: Reduce your transportation-related energy use.

Action Step 6: Reduce your carbon footprint by buying locally.

Action Step 7: Get your home and business converted to green energy generation systems.

Action Step 8: Buy energy-efficient appliances and products.

Action Step 9: Reduce your carbon footprint by investing in durable, reusable products.

Action Step 10: Reduce your carbon footprint and protect your future food supplies by planting an organic garden.

Action Step 11: Buy carbon offsets for your annual fossil fuel use that will go directly to help reduce carbon emissions and increase green energy generation.

Action Step 12: Do water conservation.

Action Step 13: If you are of a spiritual nature, work within your faith community to help educate others to help them survive climate change and runaway global heating.

Action Step 14: If you plan on having a family, have only one child.

Action Step 15: Apply Sustainable Prosperity's life and future-critical principles to your current lifestyles and livelihoods.

Action Step 16: Use our effective ways to educate others about the climate change extinction emergency and engage them in its solution.

Action Step 17: Think in new ways.

In this focused, step-by-step process, you will successfully create the needed sustainability and resilience for yourself, your family, or your business, and you will do your part to reduce your personal and business fossil fuel use.

We actively invite you to improve the Job One Plan with your own critical path action steps we have not considered. Don’t be afraid to experiment with the Job One individual or collective action steps. Wisely use any feedback from your own experiments (and those of others) to quickly adapt and tweak all of the action step tactics into better, faster solutions. Experimenting with alternate solutions not foreseen in the Job One Plan is good, provided such solutions will also forward the critical goals and targets outlined in the Job One Plan and do not repeat steps that are already known to be ineffective.

If you have tested a more effective way to complete any step, or you have tested a new solution to some step, please collaborate and let the Job One team know about your success by emailing them at [email protected]. Job One staff will do their best to help spread your successes worldwide in our newsletters.

The reasons behind Part 2 of the Job One Plan.

In Part 2 of the Job One Resilience Plan, you will take new actions to better adapt to a rapidly deteriorating climate and the environment in order to survive and ultimately thrive. You will learn how to create sustainable lifestyles and livelihoods as well as reduce your personal and business fossil fuel use to the currently required 2025 targets.

If you have not read this 2025 targets page which describes in detail all of the personal and business annual and long-term fossil fuel reductions that we must make, click here to do so at some point while working on the many action steps below. This way, you will know exactly what targets you will need to adapt to, to be successful across all of the various methods of reducing your fossil fuel usage described below in Part 2 of the Job One Plan below

While doing Part 2 of the Job One Resilience Plan please keep in mind the following critical reasons why you will need to radically cut your fossil fuel use immediately and be working to make your life and lifestyle more sustainable.

They are:

1. If we miss the required fossil fuel reduction targets and deadlines, as much of humanity will likely suffer and die within his little as the next 30 to 50 years.

2. In every situation, in spite of the obstacles, the only way we save any part of a liveable future for even a small part of humanity is to radically and immediately cut fossil fuel use to slow down adding more carbon to the atmosphere enough so that we have time to prepare, migrate and adapt as well as possible.

3. Every reduction in our personal fossil fuel use means that more people will live longer or more people will suffer less. And finally,

4. We will need to institute the following new sustainability practices to help you survive the coming massive global food crop failures and the lack of production and distribution of other essential items due to escalating runaway global heating emergency consequences and crossed tipping points.



As you read through Part 2 of the Job One Plan's individual action steps, keep in mind that these personal and business sustainability steps will initially create some slowing and lessening of the current and coming worst runaway global heating consequences, but only slightly. Not nearly enough to save us from our inescapable path to much more severe consequences for at least 30-50 more years.

To save ourselves from near-total extinction and lessen the other coming consequences enough for most of us to survive we must also successfully execute part 3 of the Job One Plan. The only way we will ever even have the possibility of making the needed levels of fossil fuel cuts is to successfully complete the collective action steps of Part 3 of the Job One Plan. 

(Please also note that runaway global heating caused near-total human extinction is not total extinction. Nor is near-total extinction the same as our unfortunate and unavoidable current path to the extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century. This critical difference between the two is that total extinction is highly improbable because of the many natural and human counteractions that will ramp up as runaway global heating consequences worsen. So, if you want to see the good news (which we strongly recommend) about why total human extinction caused by the consequences of runaway global heating is not our future and should not be worried about, please click here.)

Only those actions will make enough of a collective difference in time to adequately cut our fossil fuel use to adequately slow or avoid the mass suffering, death, migration, and financial loss that is already beginning to occur and that will continue to get worse if we don't reverse the fossil fuel use emergency. 

If you do not have connections of direct influence to the government's politicians or you do not have indirect connections of influence on politicians through celebrities, intelligence agencies, ultra-wealthy corporations, philanthropies, or ultra-wealthy individuals, Part 1 and Part 2 of the Job One Plan are the areas we recommend you do first. But, if you do have any direct or indirect connections of influence on politicians, we strongly recommend you start the Job One Plan by reviewing Part 3 first. We only have until 2025 to meet very difficult global fossil fuel reduction targets. How almost all of that will happen is by our politicians taking the actions described in Part 3 of the Job One Plan.

In spite of the following individual actions by themselves not being able to achieve the critical cuts in fossil fuel use actually needed, the essential individual sustainability adaptation, slow and lessen climate change and runaway global heating actions below are still VERY important because if they are done by enough of us, they will also:

a.  help us personally to adapt to and survive as well as possible and for as long as possible in the new world that is coming,

b. create more additional time for emergency preparation, adaptation, transfer of infrastructure, or migration (as described in Part 1 of the Job One Plan) or, more time for adapting to the extinction face-off possibility found in the fourth, fifth, and sixth phases of the Climageddon Scenario.

c. if we are able to survive this emergency, the actions below will teach us today how to adapt to a new post-runaway global heating world, and it will give us the time to build these new actions into habits, and 

d. When the actions steps below finally become part of the lifestyles and livelihoods of the majority of people around the world, they will additionally serve as an ongoing preventative remedy to keep another runaway global heating emergency from ever happening again. (This particular future preventative value for the following individual action steps below presumes that we will succeed and avert the Final phases of the Climageddon Scenario extinction event, and some of us will survive in the runaway global heating safe zones.) 

Because of the essential importance and necessary benefits of items a-d above for both you and the future, please do not neglect the action steps of Part 2 of the Job One Plan to reduce your individual fossil fuel use and increase your sustainability while you also work on part 3 and part 4 of the Job One Plan whenever you can. 

Work on this Part 2 regularly and make as much progress on its action steps as you possibly can to make your lifestyle and livelihood as sustainable as possible. And, if we survive the future global heating emergency, in one way or another, we will all have to live the guidelines and new values and ideas given in the action steps below!

And finally, take some time to think how about where you will be riding out the next several decades of the runaway global heating emergency. If you are going to migrate to the runaway global heating safe zones, you will want to focus on doing many of the sustainability action steps below at your new home and not as much in your current location. It is essential to make wherever you're going to ride out the runaway global heating emergency as sustainable as possible. Do this not just to reduce fossil fuel use but also do this for your long-term personal survival.

The most critical individual Job One Plan Part 2 pre-action step

The key action step that you should not skip over before you begin the individual action steps below is the action step that allows you, your family, and your business to wisely get prepared for an endless chain of runaway global heating aggravated consequences that are already hitting us. This step can be done over time as you work on the other steps below.

Click here for the details on all the needed emergency preparations for protecting yourself and your loved ones from the intensifying consequences of runaway global heating and our next climate catastrophe. 

If you still have any doubt on why you must get prepared and that the runaway global heating battle against its 20 known worst consequences has already been lost, please read this page on irreversible global warming.

If you have not reviewed Part 1 of the Job One Plan, please do so before starting Part 2 below.

"No program that claims to have a solution to climate change and runaway global heating can be called legitimate unless it is designed around knowing when a global heating-driven near-total extinction event will probably occur, how it will occur, and what must be done when to prevent that outcome. The Job One for Humanity four-part program relentlessly follows this critical path and deadline policy." Lawrence Wollersheim

Click here to discover why total human extinction is not realistic or probable and the worst humanity will experience is near-total extinction (50 to 90+% of humanity going extinct.)

(To understand the "if we are lucky" final 2025-2031 crucial action deadline for preventing near-total extinction, click here. To see how that near-total extinction event will unfold in dozens of primary and secondary climate-related consequences, click here. 

And finally, we can still slow and fix runaway global heating if we work together to get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel targets. Please remember that many but not all climate consequences are avoidable and unnecessary.

Not only can we still fix this climate nightmare and save a good portion of humanity, we can also create many surprising benefits for ourselves and even bring about a Great Global Rebirth (once we have learned and applied the lessons of this tragedy.)

(Click here to see the most read page on our website with over two million views. This page will help you see the many benefits and a possible Great Global Rebirth that can come into being once we have made the necessary sacrifices to fix runaway global heating and we have endured the coming climate consequences that we can no longer avoid.) 

if you have effective ways to influence your national politicians or government to get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets before it is too late, make it a personal priority! This political action will allow more people to survive runaway global heating. If you do not have effective influence, then work on the other local and regional parts of the Job One Plan that you can influence.

The key individual adaptation action steps of Part 2 of the Job One Plan

For many people, some of the 16 individual action steps can be challenging to complete. You may skip over any of the action steps below if you feel it is not applicable to your situation or you feel you cannot do them. You also may do the steps out of sequence if that works better for you.  

Please check and start one of the Part 2 action steps below: 

Actions Step 1 to Step 8

Actions Step 9 to Step 17

Part 2 Summary


If you are interested in understanding the science and analysis procedures we used to present the above information, click here for a technical expiation of our climate research process.

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