Critical Adaptations and Resilience Building to Slow Climate Change and Survive and Thrive through the Coming Climate Change Consequences

Last Updated 9.1.23. 


The independent and 100% publically funded Job One for Humanity climate change think tank produced the following. Further down this page is a summary list of all the recommended climate change adaptive actions. 

"If you want to live longer and far more comfortably with far less sacrifice and suffering as the climate change emergency worsens, you must adapt!" Dan Hardy

What does adaptation mean?

Adaptation and adaptability mean learning from the feedback surrounding a problem 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 and difficult situations. The climate change emergency consequences are the ultimate pressing problem to which competent individuals, businesses, and nations must now 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) or the critical importance of why you also need to work on Part 2 of the Job One Plan at this timeplease click here and review the ten most important facts about the climate change emergency before continuing with this page.)


This is both Part 2 of the Job One For Humanity Plan and the Climate Change Disaster Preparation, Adaptation, and Recovery Guidebook. This online guidebook is linked to different parts of our website and contains three parts:

1. climate change preparation, which includes climate change migration information,

2. climate change adaptation, and

3. climate change disaster recovery.

To go immediately to the area of your greatest need, select from the options below:

1. If you need information on the best actions to adapt to coming climate change consequences, continue with this page.

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

3. If you want our extensive migration evaluation and potential location information, please click here

4. 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.

5. If you are experiencing debilitating or paralyzing climate change, environmental anxiety, or other related negative emotions, click here first and read our years of experience on how to lessen and free yourself from that emotional weight.



Here are the 18 critical action steps on this page that will help reduce your overall fossil fuel use and maximize the possible good for you and yours in a difficult situation

It is imperative to know that your ongoing individual adaptation actions in reducing your fossil fuel use are essential to save as much of humanity as possible. In many areas of our website, we have emphasized our government's critical first and primary role as being the most effective and required tool to enforce the 2025 global fossil fuel reductions. While that is a proper priority essential for saving half of humanity by 2050, there is also an essential role for the ongoing growing individual-driven fossil fuel reductions that are not part of our government's critical climate action path, which you see many environmental organizations promoting.

While individual fossil fuel reductions by hundreds of millions of us are presently too little and too late to save about half of humanity before about 2050, there are still two powerful reasons to start reducing your personal or business fossil fuel use and completing the other adaptation actions described below:

a. They will keep you living longer and far more comfortably as you move to low or non-fossil fuel systems as you complete the many other adaptation actions on this page. The adaptation actions below will directly help you manage food supplies and other needed resources as resource scarcity increases as climate change worsens.

b. They will help determine what remaining percentage of humanity survives after 2050. After humanity has hit the climate change catastrophe "rock bottom" described here, the total net result of our steadily accumulating individual fossil fuel reduction actions could make the difference of as much as 30% of humanity surviving after 2050. If individual fossil fuel reduction actions do not continue to grow and grow significantly, as few as five percent or less of humanity may survive until about 2070. 

The above survival percentages underscore just how important your role in individual fossil fuel reduction is to the future. (If you are wondering why only thirty percent to as little as one or two percent of the population survives post-2050, and you are brave, click here and read about the nightmare we enter if we fail to get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. (Click here to see the needed individual fossil fuel use reduction actions.)

We understand the following necessary climate change emergency adaptation actions will be costly and time-consuming. Despite those costs, please do not forget to support our nonprofit Job One for Humanity organization to help us keep our critical information online and expanding.

In the Action Step links at the bottom of the page, you will find the full explanations and how-tos for each action step below:

Action Step 1: Vote for 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: Convert your home and business to green energy generation systems.

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

Action Step 9: Invest in durable, reusable products to reduce your carbon footprint.

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, consider having only one child.

Action Step 15: Apply Sustainable Prosperity's life 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.

Action Step 18: Additional critical climate change resilience-building factors for your home or business.

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 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.

How to get the best results on Part 2 of the Job One Climate Change 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. 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 reason that the task was completed successfully. 

Step 2: Join one of our four supportive ClimateSafe Villages community models dedicated to getting their members through emergency preparation, adaptation, and climate change solution actions. Click here to learn all about these new communities or how to create a local supportive community. 

Having the right support system has proven to be one of the most potent factors for success getting ready for our challenging climate change future. Join or create our climate resilience-building support community and help ensure your success.

Step 3: If joining or creating a group is not your thing, find a buddy or friend to go through the various Job One recommended steps while doing them. Having a task buddy is also 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 4: From the steps in this section, choose a first Part 1 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 5: Focus on completing that first task until it is done. 

Step 6: 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 7: Use the knowledge, experience, and successes you have gained in the steps below with us and in your local eco-community to help educate, support, and motivate others. If you send that information to us at ([email protected]), we might put it in our monthly newsletter to inspire and inform others. (We can post it anonymously or with only your initials.)

Step 8: 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 9: 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 control the runaway global heating. 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 on your current location or desired future location.



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 are even more reasons to focus initially on Part 2 and Part 1 of the Job One Plan B. 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. And critical climate consequences will now occur far sooner than previously predicted. 

These two climate changes greatly accelerate the arrival of many painful unavoidable consequences that were predicted to arrive decades later. This leads us to strongly recommend that you focus on completing the action steps of Part 1 of our plan first and then go to Part 2 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 of our plan to get them done as well. This way, you will be doing the most practical and effective actions relevant to our current climate change condition.) 



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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 of 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.


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 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 remember the following critical reasons why you will need to radically cut your fossil fuel use immediately and work to make your life and lifestyle more sustainable.

They are:

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

2. In every situation, despite 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 must 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, remember 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 can 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 most people worldwide, 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 by 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 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 one that allows you, your family, and your business to wisely prepare for an endless chain of runaway global heating aggravated consequences 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 doubt 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, but 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 have endured the coming climate consequences 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

Some of the 16 individual action steps can be challenging to complete for many people. You may skip over any of the action steps below if you feel they do not apply to your situation or 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 18

Part 2 Summary


Click here to join one of our four worldwide eco-community model variations that can help provide valuable ongoing support and information for you as you work on the many sometimes challenging actions described above.

If you want to understand 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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