Lawrence Wollershein commented on WITH HEAVY HEARTS AND SPIRITS THE FACTNET GLOBAL AND JOB ONE FOR HUMANITY FAMILY ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF ONE OF OUR MOST CHERISHED MEMBERS... 2019-07-16 10:39:02 -0700You are absolutely right David!
Lawrence Wollershein commented on Global Warming and the New Buy/Sell Real Estate Rules 2019-06-16 09:54:17 -0700Not really, it is in the global warming danger zone and because of ocean acidification and reef collapse, not to mention the increasing extremes of weather, it will be a hard place to survive in. The only positive is it is tremendously isolated, which also has its own good and bad supply issues.
There are far better places to buy much safer global warming resilience land. See part one of the job one for humanity plan on
Lawrence Wollershein published How Jay Inslee and ALL other US presidential candidates failed the global warming issue at the Democratic debates in Blog 2019-06-14 17:05:18 -0700
How Jay Inslee and ALL the other US presidential candidates failed horribly on the global warming issue at the recent Democratic debates
Jay Inslee the purported global warming canidate failed terribly at the recent Democratic presidential debates, but he certainly was not alone in his failure!
Lawrence Wollershein published The 4 Most Dangerous Global Warming Tipping Points in Learn 2019-06-12 11:48:23 -0700
The 4 Most Critical Global Warming Deadlines and Tipping Points We Must NEVER Forget or, We Go Extinct
There are just 4 global warming deadlines and tipping points to NEVER forget because if we miss or cross them mass human extinction, as well as economic, social and political chaos, will occur within our lifetimes! That is a very strong statement, but we can prove every bit of it to you in the materials and links on this page.
Once you know what the four deadlines and tipping points are, you can better plan your and your families future well-being or the smartest business moves in a rapidly changing environment.
When reading the following four deadlines and tipping points below, keep in mind that we are almost out of time to do something about them (see the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets for specific target details) and that these four deadlines and tipping points define and highlight the key elements of what our current global warming extinction emergency actually is.
Before you discover what crossing these 4 critical tipping points and deadlines will mean to your future it is also important to review what is happening right now:
1. At our current atmospheric carbon level of about 411-413 ppm, the stability of the bellwether West Antarctic ice sheet has already been breached and this ice loss is now irreversible. (This ice sheet plays a critical role in rising sea level. This ice sheet is also an excellent example of one of many critical global warming tipping points the world has hurdled past far faster than anyone had predicted or foreseen.)
2. At our current atmospheric carbon levels, we will also experience more and escalating extreme droughts and storms, wildfires, rain bombs, bomb cyclones, hurricanes, and other wild and unseasonable weather.
You're now ready to explore the serious consequences of crossing the first deadline and tipping point which occurs in 2025.
The first and most important climate cliff tipping point that we will cross after 2025
If we do not engage in anything less than the greatest government-driven mass mobilization in human history of all necessary resources directed toward radically cutting fossil fuel use to hit the critical 2025 global reduction targets, we will without a doubt go over what is our "last chance" carbon 425-450 parts per million (ppm) climate cliff and tipping point. (See the blue Atmospheric CO2 carbon graph about 1/2 way down this page to see how close we are to that point already.)
It is called our last chance climate cliff because it truly is our last window of opportunity to keep from going over the carbon 425 to 450 climate cliff and tipping point. Once we go over this climate cliff, our average global temperature will inevitably rise above 2°C far faster than ever before in geologic time. This very fast temperature rise also creates a powerful momentum that will push our average global temperature higher even faster.
This momentum is composed of many factors including crossing additional global warming tipping points, which, unfortunately, we will also begin to cross at an even faster pace.
(To learn more about how crossing global warming tipping points [like those in the illustration below,] function, accelerate global warming consequences, causes sudden and complete climate, biological and human system collapses as well as make recovery from their consequences much slower, harder and more expensive, click here.)
If we continue only to the carbon 425 ppm climate cliff tipping point level, within about 6 years (or less,) we can expect to lock in an eventual increase in average global temperature of about 2-2.7° Celsius (4°-4.9° Fahrenheit) from preindustrial levels. At just this 2°-2.7° Celsius increased average global temperature level, millions more will starve and many more millions of people from all over the world will eventually be forced to either migrate or die.
Once we go over the climate cliff and hit the 2.2°-2.7° Celsius average global temperature increase level, the total heat-producing momentum of all of the previous carbon that we have ever put into the atmosphere (particularly all that additional carbon we have added over the last 50 years,) along with more crossed tipping points will rapidly and inevitably push our global average global temperature even higher!
This also means that for all intents and purposes, once we go over the climate cliff at carbon 425 ppm we are basically locked into continually increasing temperatures for as much as the next 30-50 years! If we cross the carbon 425 carbon ppm climate cliff and tipping point, we will also reach the key threshold and carbon and temperature transition level where because of global warming momentum factors as well as serious human systems inertia factors we also will be unable to stop ourselves from continuing uncontrollably and far too quickly to 3°, 4°, 5°, and 6° Celsius average global temperature increases (5.4°, 7.2°, 9°, and 10.8° Fahrenheit.)
Once we cross the 2°C carbon 425 ppm climate cliff the even higher temperature levels of 3°, 4°, 5°, and possibly even 6° Celsius will also be all but locked in due to:
1. our continuing to add more fossil fuel burning carbon to the atmosphere each and every additional year (at about 3 ppm per year,)
2. this ever-increasing heat-producing carbon and other greenhouse gas momentum, and
3. our being unable to stop ourselves from crossing many more 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.
Because of the preceding, we have no other rational alternative other than to prevent ever crossing into this highly dangerous transitional carbon 425-450 ppm threshold, range and tipping point. At our current rate of carbon and other greenhouse gas atmospheric pollution, entering this range will begin sometime around 2025.
There is something we can be certain of in this emergency. 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 for humanity is that the faster and more we reduce global fossil fuel use:
a. the more people we will survive to carry on humanity, life and our beautiful civilization, and
b. future generations will suffer less from an ever-increasing sequence of escalating global warming consequences.
In the illustration below you see a red vertical "Must not pass, last chance battle line of 425 to 450 ppm." As you can see, going over the carbon 425 climate cliff leads us to a very steep and slippery slope to our own rapid extinction. This illustration also lists at what carbon ppm levels the six distinct phases of the Climageddon extinction scenario and countdown occur (CS Phase 1-6.)
After you read the rest of the document, we strongly recommend that you also review the detailed year-by-year global warming consequence timetables found in what we call the Climageddon extinction scenario and countdown. (It will be linked again at the bottom of this page.)
Here is what is most important to remember about a failure to achieve our 2025 reduction targets:
1. Our ability to maintain any real or meaningful control over this looming emergency ends in 2025 just after we enter go over the climate cliff and breach the carbon 425-450 ppm range. It is the pure math and physics of atmospheric carbon and the other greenhouse gases that will take over after we go over the climate cliff and drive our temperatures ever higher and higher up to and through two more catastrophic tipping points and many other global warming consequences described further below.
If we do not make the 2025 targets, our last chance, and final window opportunity to effectively control our own destiny regarding preventing humanity ending tipping points from being crossed literally closes. This is why our last chance carbon 425-450 ppm tipping point is truly our most important tipping point to understand. (More about what causes this loss of control of our global warming future will be explained in the following sections.)
It will also help you to understand how fast future global warming consequence will intensify and often intensify together if you imagine all of the global warming consequences whirling around and colliding into each other [partially shown in the illustration below,] because of the "boiling effect" and agitation of ever-increasing heat. This is similar to how the rising heat under a steam cooker whirls, churns and collides the boiling water inside faster and faster. (To learn more about exactly how the 20 worst global warming consequences will harm most of our lives, click here.)
2. Once we reach the carbon 425-450 ppm level, there will be so much global warming temperature increasing momentum built up from all of the previously emitted carbon (and other greenhouse gases,) that it will also help propel us to even higher temperatures even faster! After we cross the climate cliff, stopping this ever-increasing global warming temperature increasing momentum will be like trying to stop a gigantic boulder from rolling faster and faster down a cliff that keeps getting steeper and steeper. And,
3. In case you're still somehow thinking or believing technology will save us at the last minute, no new carbon removal technologies (what we call magical carbon sucking unicorns,) will be able to save us in time. This is because even those who believe this technology might save us are projecting that they will not even be available at the earliest until sometime after 2050. This will be long after the damage is done and long after anything can be done for the billions of people who will suffer and die! (Please click here if you still have any illusions about new carbon removal technology miraculously saving us at the last minute. The science found there will help you to understand that the only way out of this imminent catastrophe is to radically reduce fossil fuel use globally to meet the 2025 targets.)
4. We are in an unacknowledged global warming extinction emergency and so far we and our governments are not even close to being on pace to hit our critical 2025 targets.
Never forget that if we fail to hit the 2025 targets we lose our last chance to be able to stop ourselves from going over other far worse global warming tipping points which will cause mass human extinction and economic, political and social chaos within our lifetimes!
How any failure to meet the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets will trigger the next 2 tipping points, which will severely affect your personal, business and national finances, safety and security over the next few decades!
Over the following decades, we are in for a shocking, chaotic and deadly ride if we fail to hit our 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets. To help you grasp the horrific reality of what's coming, it is necessary to simply explain a little bit more about carbon, other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere and the blue Atmospheric CO2 graph below.
Carbon is the current key greenhouse gas in raising the average global temperature. The carbon level in the atmosphere measured in parts per million (ppm.) Atmospheric carbon at this time that is humanly controllable comes significantly from our burning of fossil fuels. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, most of this atmospheric carbon has been caused by fossil fuel burning.
Because of the known effects of greenhouse gases like carbon, an increasing carbon ppm level in our atmosphere is one of the best, if not the best predictor of future global warming temperature increases or decreases. On average, over the last 60 years, for every additional 25 parts per million (ppm) of carbon that goes into the atmosphere, our average global temperature goes up .5 degrees Fahrenheit or about .25 degrees C. Understanding the coming major consequence and tipping point levels for our atmospheric carbon is how the people and nations of the world will manage their future safety and security.
As of May 2018, we have about 411-413 parts per million (ppm) of carbon in our atmosphere. On average, over the last 6 decades, we are adding about an increase of 3 + new carbon ppm in the atmosphere each year.
If you look at the trendline on the graph below, you can clearly see we are in serious trouble! In spite of everything you are hearing about all we are doing to reduce global warming over the past 30+ years, from the graph below you can clearly see that global warming from increased atmospheric carbon is not only continuing to get worse, but it is also getting worse at an even faster rate.
There are also minor monthly variations in carbon ppm levels from year to year, as well as cyclical weather variations due to things like El Nino or La Nina. In spite of such normal carbon ppm variations, the clearly dominant trend shown above for the last 70 years is carbon ppm rising faster and faster.
It is also important to know that the ever-increasing damage that we are doing to our life-critical environment because of our carbon pollution of the atmosphere and its consequent global warming will not reverse itself for hundreds to thousands of years from now! Imagine how any survivors will curse us for what we have done.
What you will find below are the highlights about how, when and why the next wave of global warming tipping points will severely worsen our lives as well as bringing about the extinction of most of humanity and economic, political and social chaos within our lifetimes. These are only the most important tipping point highlights of a very complex process involving climate, biological and human systems, and subsystems. (At the end of this document, we will provide an additional link to the Climageddon extinction scenario and countdown document, which will breakdown the complex global warming processes so you can see that all of the horrific technical details below are accurate.)
Now with the foundational information from above, you are ready for what will happen over the next few decades if we go over the carbon 425-450 ppm climate cliff:
If we fail to reach on our 2025 targets, Our second 2029 "migrate or die" deadline and tipping point
If we miss our last chance 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, and if you live in a global warming unsafe zone, you will need to migrate before this date. Near or around 2029 real estate prices will begin to drop significantly or even crash in global warming higher-risk areas and prices will soar in the very limited remaining global warming lower-risk areas.
Nations in the global warming lower-risk areas will either be closing their borders or making immigration so restrictive that few climate migrants (climagees,) will still be able to migrate after this date range.
Click here to learn more about the safer (lower risk,) and unsafe (higher risk,) global warming zones as well as wise global warming migration options.
The third most important tipping point which we will cross as soon as 2042-2067 or earlier
Failing to reach the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets is simply not a rational option! But, if we do fail, here is more on how mass human extinction, as well as economic, political and social chaos, will become our shared future from crossing the next 2 critical global warming tipping points within the next few decades.
As the current carbon rises, we will cross the carbon 500 ppm near-extinction level as we continue crossing more of the 11 critical global warming tipping points within the climate’s many systems and subsystems, but now at an even faster rate. Once we go over the climate cliff, we will inevitably cross the carbon 500 ppm level as soon as 2042-2067 or earlier. (Which tipping points we cross and how much and how fast we add additional carbon to our atmosphere will determine when in that 2042-2067 time range we will hit carbon 500 ppm.)
When we cross the carbon 500 ppm level, ALL ice and ALL glaciers on Earth will enter a near-unstoppable process of a complete meltdown! Yes, you read that right!
Crossing the carbon 500 ppm threshold has, in fact, repeatedly happened in Earth's geological history. When it has occurred, the sea level inevitably rose to the 70 meters (230 feet) range. At our current annual carbon ppm emission rates, we will reach this catastrophic carbon 500 ppm range in just 20-25 more years.
If we cross that critical tipping point by passing the atmospheric carbon level of 500 parts per million (ppm), our average global temperature will eventually soar to 4°C (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit). At 4°C, a large portion of humanity (hundreds of millions to billions) will die of starvation (or die and suffer from increased heat's 19 other related consequences) and, governments and society will collapse in most areas of the world between the 35th parallel north and the 35th parallel south.
Even though it will take many centuries for the seas to rise the full 230 feet, there still will be shocking spurts of sea level rise within those centuries where the sea level rise up to 10 feet or more in just a few decades as it also has done repeatedly in Earth's past.
Take a moment to visualize the seas eventually but steadily and in spurts rising 230 feet and what this will mean to our coastal cities, our national borders and the generations that follow us. Take a moment to visualize the ever-increasing massive worldwide crop failures because of the ever-increasing heat and the consequent mass suffering of slow starvation as we approach and pass the carbon 500 ppm level.
Take a moment to let the following really sink in. Anything at or above a 4°Celcius increase in average global temperature would be incompatible with an organized global society and would be beyond adaptation! This temperature and carbon level would also virtually guarantee we will hit carbon 600 ppm. When we cross the carbon 500 ppm tipping point we cross a steeper even more slippery slope and we will quickly reach the carbon 600 ppm extinction level tipping point within another 25-30 years (as soon as 2063-2072 or earlier.)
When this happens we will greatly accelerate the process of crossing even more global warming tipping points. As a type of positive feedback loop, this will once again further spike the average global temperature.
It will also help you to understand how fast future global warming will intensify using the illustration below if you imagine all of the global warming tipping points whirling around and colliding into each other because of the "boiling effect" or agitation of ever-increasing heat. This is much like how the rising heat under a steam cooker whirls and churns the water inside faster and faster. (To learn more about how crossing critical global warming tipping points like those in the illustration below, accelerate consequences, causes sudden and complete system collapses, make recovery much slower, harder and more expensive, and function, click here.)
The fourth and most dangerous tipping point we will most probably cross as soon as 2063-2072 or earlier
We will most probably also cross the carbon 600 ppm final extinction level which will result in raising the average global temperature to 5°C (9 degrees Fahrenheit) and bring about massive methane clathrate releases from ocean coastal shelves as it has done before in the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum 56 million years ago, and most notably the Permian–Triassic extinction event, when up to 96% of all marine species became extinct, 252 million years ago. (Please click here to watch a short video that brilliantly explains the extinction process once we start releasing methane clathrate from our coastal shelves. New research shows we actually begin this release process once we reach 5°C and by 6°C, it is in full bloom.)
Because methane, when released as a gas from methane clathrate is 86 times more potent than carbon as a temperature increasing greenhouse gas, it will once again rapidly spike up the average global temperatures once again. The following is a methane graph (found at https://www.methanelevels.org) in which you can see how total atmospheric methane levels from all sources have exponentially skyrocketed particularly during the last 50 years.
If it continues to rise from there toward the carbon 600 ppm final tipping point and an average global temperature of 5°C, it will eventually bring about the extinction of most if not all of humanity (70-90%) and the end of civilization as we know it in the final phases of the Climageddon Scenario.
(Please note: Unless we hit the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, there is no mathematical way for us to prevent crossing the carbon 500 ppm tipping point where all ice on earth will melt! Beyond its mathematical certainty, there are numerous climate scientists who believe that crossing the carbon 500 ppm is ALREADY inevitable because we will soon cross other climate, biological and human system tipping points covered on the top of this page. This does not even include the other accelerating global warming positive feedback loops already occurring throughout our climate system. (Positive feedback loops enhance or amplify changes; this also (like tipping points,) tends to move a system away from its equilibrium state and make it more unstable.)
The same climate scientists who believe that we cannot prevent crossing carbon 500 also believe that no matter what we do, we have already missed our window of opportunity and control to prevent carbon 600 ppm. Furthermore, they believe that once we have crossed the carbon 500 ppm level, we will not be able to keep from reaching carbon 800 ppm (the near-final phase of the Climageddon Scenario.) (Reaching carbon 800 ppm would once again be because of continuing to add more carbon into the atmosphere and because of the total accumulating effects of crossing more and more global warming tipping points that will continue occurring even more rapidly after we cross the carbon 500 ppm threshold.)
Our reading of the current science indicates that if we do not immediately enact the previously described 2025 radical fossil fuel reductions, we will cross the carbon 600 ppm level. But, if we do enact the necessary radical 2025 fossil fuel cuts immediately, there is still an acceptable yet small possibility that we can still slow down our crossing the carbon 600 ppm final tipping point or, at least long enough so that we can save some small portion of humanity and transfer needed infrastructure into the global warming safer zones. (We may be able to save humanity from extinction by also immediately enacting ALL of the actions described in part three of the Job One Plan.)
At worst, even if we can not still prevent crossing the carbon 600 ppm level, we can at least, slow it down as well as some of the other worst coming global warming consequences. While even slowing down our crossing the carbon 600 ppm extinction tipping point will be a Herculean task of massive global governmental cooperation and mobilization, the probability that we can at least temporarily, slow and delay some of the other of the 20 worst global warming consequences by hitting our 2025 targets is still reasonable, but more importantly this will allow us more time to get prepared for the many global warming consequences we can no longer avoid no matter what we do.)
It is important to be realistic for your future planning. As you can see the probability that we will cross the carbon 600 ppm extinction tipping point is far too high. Additionally, the final window of opportunity to prevent crossing the carbon 600 ppm extinction tipping point will close by 2025 if we have not made the radical and immediate radical fossil fuel cuts necessary. This is because of the:
a. temperature momentum already "baked" into the climate system (the existing carbon 413 ppm level already in the atmosphere,)
b. the additional 3 or more carbon particles per million we continue to add to the atmosphere each year (as we continue failing to adequately reverse our fossil fuel use,) and
c. The additional global warming tipping points we will continue to cross I didn't even faster rate we will continue to cross I didn't even faster rate if we miss our 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets.
Never forget that at 5°C which will occur once we hit carbon 600 ppm and above, a large portion of humanity (70-90% or more,) will die of starvation because of the devastating effect that increased heat will have on crop failure or from global warming's other 19 worst consequences or 11 key tipping points.) Economies, governments, and societies will collapse in many areas of the world between the 45th parallel north and the 45th parallel south.
As we reach the carbon 500 ppm and carbon 600 ppm tipping point levels, we will also cross into the later and most dangerous later phases (4 and 5) of the 6-phase of what we call the Climageddon Extinction Scenario and Countdown model or Climageddon Scenario. Review the following Climageddon Extinction Scenario illustration starting from the bottom up! The top of the illustration below shows you the later Climageddon Scenario consequences the bottom shows you the earlier consequences.
The largest illustration on this page below, the Global Warming and the Climageddon Scenario Cascading Meltdown reflects the unfolding natural progression of ever-worsening consequences, tipping points and human system processes that will accelerate as global warming continues. These consequences, tipping points, and human systems will also synergetically and cumulatively collide with each other and adversely interact. It is these ever-increasing interactions among and between worsening global warming consequences, tipping points and human systems that will make each of these things worse faster and faster.
This illustration reflects the core of the final processes that will lead to our mass extinction as well as into global economic, political and social chaos. Its three levels of global warming interactions (consequences, tipping points, and human systems,) highlight the continuous onslaught of emergencies, crisis, and catastrophes that we are already experiencing and which foretell our eventual extinction.
Starting reading this large illustration only from the bottom because that is how it will unfold.
Take a moment and think about the bitter reality that when we reach the carbon 600 ppm tipping point (which can occur as soon as 2063-2072, or possibly earlier,) we trigger the final processes that will bring about the extinction of as much as 70 to 90% of humanity if not more. (Which tipping points we cross and how much and how fast we add additional carbon to our atmosphere will determine when in that 2063-2072 time range we will hit carbon 600 ppm.)
But, long before we have reached the carbon 600 ppm level tipping point, global civilization will have begun collapsing. At or near carbon 600 ppm the unlucky survivors will enter into an ecological and climate hell and a new dark age that will make those survivors of the following centuries curse us and wish they were dead.
(The global warming consequences, tipping points, and human system factors (shown above,) will be interacting and colliding with each other in 6 distinct phases and waves. At some point, after you finish this document, we strongly recommend that you read about the 6 phases and waves of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario and countdown here. In detail it describes the timetables and consequences of our global warming future if we miss the 2025 targets.)
The Final Lose/Lose Shocker: Why our governments must work together and mass mobilize immediately to achieve the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets or, NO ONE will survive!
As if the above was not bad enough, there are other hyper-critical factors that need to be carefully considered and planned for in the nightmare post climate cliff carbon 500 and carbon 600 ppm global warming scenario that we are now all facing. If the proceeding was not enough to convince any rational individual that they need to do everything they can to get their governments to do everything described in the 2025 reduction targets and in Part 3 of the Job One Plan to slow and lessen global warming so they can survive, there is still more very bad news.
As global warming worsens to its near-extinction levels, we will also have to deal with the following humanity and civilization ending realities:
a. Nuclear reactors in global warming unsafe zones between the 45th parallel north and south (about 400,) will no longer be able to be kept secure or maintained by stable or functioning governments as global warming worsens and many of these governments enter social chaos and fail. If these nuclear reactors go critical and meltdown, it will not matter where you migrate to in the world.
No location or bunker will be safe from the massive continuous fallout and radiation from scores if not hundreds of reactors that will eventually go critical and spew radiation for centuries! The same holds true for all biological and chemical weapons or toxic chemicals stored in any areas with collapsing or collapsed governments. Once those areas are generally abandoned and are lawless and in chaos and no longer properly managed by functioning governments, these world-ending toxic commodities will slowly leak out or be seized and poison and kill areas far beyond their original locations.
b. Critical food production above the 45th parallel north or below the 45th parallel south will be extremely limited because the general soil quality and then lower seasonal sunlight amounts will be grossly inadequate using traditional or existing methods to grow enough food for the desperate billions of climagees migrating to these areas. Somehow the governments of the world will have to cooperate to justly and carefully limit how many people can occupy the very limited global warming safer zones and still be fed adequately.
Trying to carefully limit the number of people who can inhabit the few global warming safer zones by force or special lottery will of itself create unimaginable mass social chaos, panic, and conflict that will keep those living in the global warming safer zones under continuous threat and uncertainty. Anyone living in those very limited safer zones will only have temporary relief.
c. On the other hand, if you do not allow enough diverse individuals from the global warming unsafe zones to migrate, there will not be enough human genetic diversity to survive the waves of new diseases that will burn through the far north or far south because of thousands of-year-old unknown and known pathogens released from the melting permafrost (which humanity has never seen before and has no immunity.) Additionally, these global warming safer zones will also be under threat from new pathogens or existing pathogens that are always mutating. Only adequate genetic diversity will be our best guarantee that at least someone will survive.
d. and finally, in order for any of us to survive in any way close to what we are used to, the world’s key infrastructure for a modern functioning civilization to continue must be moved within the next 5-15 years using all of the relative political, economic and social stability which still remains. This means that to save even a small amount of humanity, we should have already begun to move key industries like medical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, etc. as well as key and adequate administrative, policing and other social structures into the very limited Goldilocks global warming safe zones existing above the 45th parallel north or below the 45th parallel south.
At some point, even the most optimistic person will recognize nothing will save them for anything longer than a temporary period from this global warming meltdown monster if we don't get fossil fuel usage under control by 2025. From the total of everything they and we are facing, they will also realize that it has come down to this --- we either cooperate and work together or we all die together.
"We are no longer in just an emergency to prevent global warming from getting worse. We are in an all-out war to prevent mass human extinction and economic, social and political chaos within our lifetimes. As long as we keep thinking about gradually managing the vague threat of "climate change," we are focusing on the wrong target and we will fail in preventing our own extinction. We and our governments need to shift our total focus to meeting the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets to prevent global warming extinction within our lifetimes. This is exactly what we are now facing within the lifetimes of most people currently alive today." Lawrence Wollersheim
If you are discouraged or you don't think or believe we can make these last chance 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets, read this!
As the research and analysis verification links in this document reveal, there no longer is such thing as any program of gradual fossil fuel reduction being a viable alternative anymore. We squandered that option with our procrastination, denial, and delay causing our failure over the last 35 years to begin to effectively reduce fossil fuel use and consequently global warming.
Because of our lost 35 years of denial and delay, what we need to do now not only needs to be done immediately but it is also radical, painful, and costly, but it is the price of our future if we want to have any future at all.
Don't be fooled. This emergency is not far off in the future. This is not a "get to it later" problem for your children in their later life or for your grandchildren. It will affect you and your children within your lifetimes. By 2025 we all will know if we are locked into the path of likely extinction, or if we have been able to salvage any habitable future for humanity for the second half of this 21st century and for the centuries to follow.
What this implies is that we will soon know if we are at the end of history and of everything every human has ever cared about. Gone then if we fail, will be the loss of life, love, family, art, music, sexual intimacy, motherhood, and everything else.
We often hear conversations about the extinction of species. Failure to hit these reduction targets really does mean the extinction of humanity is on-the-line --- right now! That is what is meant when we say we are having “a global warming extinction emergency.”
This self-made suicidal tragedy is already affecting hundreds of millions of people around the world and, over the next 10 to 30 years it's just going to get worse faster and faster affecting billions unless we all come together and in priority:
1. get our governments to execute all of the absolutely critical 2025 radical fossil fuel reducing actions (found prioritized in Part 3 of the Job One Plan.)
2. get the world's elites to recognize this is a no-win game for them as well. No amount of money will save them in the long run. Once they realize this, they will use their vastly more powerful influence to get the world's politicians to get the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets achieved on time. (Please see Part 4 of the Job One Plan.)
3. get ourselves as individuals and our businesses to execute the radical annual fossil fuel reduction targets listed above (and as described in Part 2 of our Job One Plan.)
The big remaining question is, are you going to do your part to make these last chance fossil fuel reductions happen?
Your and your children's immediate future depends upon the choices you make right now about how to face and deal with this emergency.
Stop believing that there is ANY time left to make gradual or comfortable fossil fuel reductions.
Never forget that only the radical 2025 fossil fuel reductions described in this document will slow down the coming global warming consequences enough to have a fair chance to prevent mass human extinction within our lifetimes. And,
we will either succeed together or we die together!
At this point, could be feeling a bit overwhelmed by what you have read and the enormity of the challenge for what we must do to survive. You may have also reached the point of saying the level of reductions required are impossible or, the task is so large with such a low probability of success, why even try.
The following story should help you deal with those ideas.
A wise Chinese general was cornered at the banks of a large river by an opposing army at least 20 times larger than his own. His only means of escape was to get his army across the river before they were attacked. This general had also previously placed enough boats on the bank of the river for escape with his army should that need arise.
As the larger army approached, pushing the smaller army closer to the river, this general gave the order to his most trusted lieutenants to rush to the boats and burn them. When his army saw their only means of escape was being destroyed, they became wildly angry and charged toward the general. The army demanded to know why their trusted general had burned their escape boats and condemned all of them to certain death at the hands of a vastly superior army.
The general calmly said, “We will win this battle or we will die. There is no other alternative and no escape.”
His army now knew their only option was victory or death. Filled with such clarity and single-mindedness of purpose, they fought with such reckless intensity, they defeated the opposing army 20 times their size.
Now that you better understand the rapidly approaching extinction consequences of our global warming extinction emergency from the science and analysis in the links above, you too should no longer retain any illusion of any long-term escape for you or your family, business or nation from immense suffering and likely extinction --- if we do not deal with the reality of this emergency.
What you also may not have realized yet, is that our 35-year failure to have previously started effective fossil fuel usage reductions means that we too, in effect, have already burned our escape boats! Because of this, like like the Chinese army, we either win or we die.
This is the perilous and sad point that we have come to because of our inaction and ineffectiveness in addressing global warming and the required fossil fuel reductions for almost 35 years.
The good news is if we act wisely cooperatively and immediately to radically cut fossil fuel use to the above targets, humanity and civilization will have a chance to continue.
So what do you have to lose? What rational alternative do you have than to act immediately to radically reduce your personal fossil fuel use? What legitimate excuse is there for you to not to help us get our governments to enforce the required radical fossil fuel reductions by the necessary deadlines and that only governments can achieve?
The reality is, failure is no longer a conscionable option.
The most important thing to remember on this page!
1. There is only one real global warming deadline that is necessary to burn into your mind.
If we miss the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets, much of humanity will go extinct within our lifetimes!
2. If we miss the 2025 targets, no new technology can scale up fast enough to save us! Our ability to maintain any real or meaningful control over this emergency ends just after we enter go over the climate cliff and breach the carbon 425-450 ppm range in 2025.
3. It is the pure physics and mathematics of global warming temperature dynamics that will take over after we go over the climate cliff to drive our temperatures ever higher past 3, 4 and 5 degrees Celsius.
4. If we do not make the 2025 targets, our last chance, and final window opportunity to effectively control our own destiny regarding preventing even worse extinction level tipping points from being crossed literally closes! If we go over the climate cliff, the worst consequences of global warming will not only increase in severity, frequency, and scale, they will also come at us faster and faster. Eventually, everything we depend upon in an organized society for our survival becomes so unstable that organized society can no longer exist. At that not too distant point, we then starve to death, or die in resource scarcity collapses or conflicts or, in "migrate or die" chaos, or in national conflicts.
5. The largest illustration on this page above, the Global Warming and the Climageddon Scenario Cascading Meltdown reflects the unfolding natural progression of ever-worsening consequences, tipping points and human system processes that will accelerate as global warming continues. These consequences, tipping points, and human systems will also synergetically and cumulatively collide with each other and adversely interact. It is these ever-increasing interactions among and between worsening global warming consequences, tipping points and human systems that will make each of these things worse faster and faster.
This illustration reflects the core of the final processes that will lead to our mass extinction as well as into global economic, political and social chaos. Its three levels of global warming interactions (consequences, tipping points, and human systems,) highlight the continuous onslaught of emergencies, crisis, and catastrophes that we are already experiencing and which foretell our eventual extinction if we fail to reach the 2025 targets.
6. While you personally can do some things on your own to reduce global warming, there is nothing you can do individually (or even in large groups,) to effectively hit the 2025 targets. It is now a government responsibility to save us. The 2025 targets can only be achieved by governments working together and immediately issuing new global warming reduction laws and then verifying and enforcing that they are followed to hit the 2025 targets.
7. Not making the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets is the ultimate no-win game!
(Many key areas of this document were derived from the Climageddon extinction scenario and countdown document. It breaks down the complex global warming processes at the next level to help prove to you that the technical details above are accurate. If you have not yet read about the six phases of the Climageddon extinction scenario, which will take you level-by-level through the consequence and timetable details as humanity moves ever closer to extinction, we strongly recommend doing do so now by clicking here.)
To learn more about the 11 key global warming tipping points click here.
If you want to find out what you can do to prevent crossing the last chance 2025 deadline and tipping point, click here to learn more about the Job One for Humanity Plan.
To learn more about what you can do to prevent extinction click the image just above.
Help us get the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction goals met by signing the global warming extinction emergency petition now.
Lawrence Wollershein commented on The single most dangerous global warming deadline 2025 2019-07-01 16:27:21 -0700Dear Franklin,
You are most probably right. Check out this page for more information on how difficult our situation currently is:
Lawrence Wollershein commented on Emergency Petition Thank You 2019-05-22 08:24:47 -0700Dear Michael,
It’s going to get a lot hotter than 1.5 degrees Celsius within the next five years if we missed the 2025 goals if we miss the 2025 targets. Please see this link:
Lawrence Wollershein commented on Evaluating the Green New Deal, Visions and Contradictions 2019-03-22 08:51:12 -0700Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful comments, Steven. Whilel US nonprofit organizations cannot legally endorse any political parties, we can speak about political platform positions and proposed policies. I think you will find that if you will read the recently updated Job One Plan on our website you will find many (but not all) parallels to your organization’s positions and goals. It is also our hope that you would spread knowledge of our website and our work on global warming to your peers in the Green party network because there are so many parallels in our goals and policies for reducing global warming and saving humanity from extinction. Sincerely,
Job One executive director
Lawrence Wollershein commented on Individual Preparation/Adaptation for Coming Global Warming Catastrophes 2019-02-19 15:36:04 -0800I found some additional from the Climageddon book to respond to your comment about nuclear energy being part of the mix. The three different areas are in separate quotes.
“There also could be a survival-critical point where we will have to be open to the possibilities of any existing or new technology, even if that technology seems improbable or far-fetched. Stating that we may have to use wise and appropriate technology solutions does not negate the serious warnings (Part 2, Chapter 2) about an overly-optimistic or distorted over-reliance on new technology solutions as the main way we end the global warming emergency without first and also changing our polluting and destructive fossil fuel-consuming ways.
Among many new technology possibilities, we may even have to use distasteful or disruptive stopgap measures on the way to restabilizing the climate, provided that we have a high certainty these temporary measures will not have even worse side effects! For example, fourth generation nuclear breeder reactors, if perfected, are supposed to use and burn the spent existing nuclear waste now being stored at great expense and risk. They will turn stored nuclear waste into a byproduct with a radioactive half-life of just 300 years instead of the average ~10,000 years for many kinds of existing nuclear reactor waste.”
“Keeping carbon emissions at or below the already unsafe level of carbon 450 ppmv will not be achieved by any conservation, increased energy efficiency, or other gradual fossil fuel reduction tactics currently being implemented. To maintain our current standard of living with our growing population without further exacerbating global warming, a new, non-carbon polluting nuclear power plant would have to be built every day. Because this is not currently happening and, in fact, may be impossible (even if it was a fully desirable solution), the only remaining solution to radically reducing fossil fuel use is economic collapse.”
“Fund appropriate technologies to help us rapidly achieve complete global green energy generation by 2026. Appropriate new technologies will have a major role in the long-term retooling and reorientation of our economy to facilitate the final transition to green renewable energy. It can improve smart grid systems, energy storage capabilities, electricity-based mass transportation, retrofitting buildings, sustainable agriculture, zero waste, and more. Appropriate green technology can even help provide access to cleaner, greener, cooking for the poorest 3 billion people who spend hours each day collecting solid biomass fuels and burning them for cooking.”
“d. Fund other new technologies as an emergency backup if we fail to meet the two critical 2026 targets (mentioned above), but only after we have funded the actions above. This is our last chance plan for when all other remedial actions of the Job One Plan have failed to slow or lessen escalating global warming and we are about to go over the climate cliff into irreversible global warming and Phase 2 of the Climageddon Scenario.
In spite of the grand promises new technologies may offer in helping us reach 100% global green energy generation faster, there are critical warnings about any rushed or desperate implementation of new technologies. When used for last chance geoengineering such as pulling carbon pollution out of the atmosphere, it will be at our peril.
The key warnings about using new technologies to resolve the global warming emergency are: Do not allow new technologies to lull us into a false sense of comfort that we can continue to pour more carbon and methane pollution into our atmosphere—or preserve the dying fossil fuel energy generation business model. The emphasis on the development of these new technologies must always be to move past the fossil fuel energy generation age. There can be no turning back! We have entered the age of green energy generation, and we need to go forward full speed to get us out of the existing escalating global warming emergency. Do not blindly believe that potential remedial geoengineering technologies will save us from what is coming. Relying heavily on miraculous new technologies to save us is a dangerous strategy and should never replace the primary focus of doing the most in-harmony-with-nature actions and the other systemic actions recommended in the Job One Plan. These actions do not carry the potential disastrous side effects of many new technologies employed as last chance solutions implemented in the most desperate of times and situations. We must never forget that almost all new technology is based on mechanical, three-dimensional engineering principles that are far simpler than the principles of complex adaptable systems like the biological and climate systems of our precious planet. Engineering is generally a simple and linear three-dimensional set of cause-and-effect actions. Biology and the climate are complex adaptable systems with nonlinear, self-organizing, and unpredictable spontaneously emergent qualities. They should be seen as having many more non-cause-and-effect “dimensions.” They also have far more unknown and complex tipping points, interconnectivities, and interdependencies than are found within the limited mechanical rules and solutions characteristic of the nonliving, mechanical world. When one blindly applies mechanical solutions to complex adaptive systems such as our biological and climate systems, the results are usually unpleasant surprises in the form of unintended negative consequences. Never allow our individual or collective hubris about our many great mechanical engineering accomplishments to blind us to the risk of overlooking the possibility that new mechanical technology solutions applied to global warming’s complex adaptable systems may in fact produce equal or even greater damage than the problem they’re meant to solve. For example, placing massive amounts of sun-reflecting particles into the complex adaptive system of the atmosphere and global climate is being widely discussed as a mechanical new technology solution to the global warming emergency. What if, as an unintended side effect, those particles blocked the normal rainfall in a nuclear-armed country like China and caused immediate mass starvation and death? With its own population dying before its eyes, where do you think the Chinese government would point its nuclear weapons, or from whom would they demand immediate restitution? The unintended risks could easily and quickly get out of hand, leading to unpredictable and potentially worse consequences if any of the nations harmed have nuclear weapons. Additionally, once our ecological and climate systems have been stressed beyond their respective tipping points and points of no return, it will be far too late to develop or deploy any technologically useful geoengineering repair or cooling mechanism. For additional information on the many problems and dangers of geoengineering solutions to the global warming emergency, see these articles by Andrew Revkin,111 Chelsea Harvey,112 and John Vidal.113 New technologies directed toward maintaining fossil fuel use should never become a fix, substitute for, or cause a delay in the rapid transition from fossil fuels to cleaner, healthier green energy generation. Using technology to strip out the ongoing pollution damage to our atmosphere done by fossil fuels in order to continue using fossil fuels is equally foolish and inhibits or delays resolving the real cause of the problem. New technologies should not be used to extend the use or lifespan of fossil fuels by increasing fossil fuel consumption efficiency or conservation. Research has repeatedly shown that using technology to increase fossil fuel consumption efficiency or conservation increases overall fossil fuel use rather than reducing it. This is because of the economic savings that increased fossil fuel energy efficiency or conservation provides, acting to create more cash resources to buy or use more things dependent upon using more fossil fuels. This is known as Jevons’s paradox.114”
Lastly be sure to see our website page http://www.joboneforhumanity.org/carbon_capture_won_t_save_us_in_time
Lawrence Wollershein commented on What are the REAL last chance personal and national fossil fuel reduction targets to save humanity from extinction? 2019-05-03 09:09:23 -0700Thank you, Larry, for your thoughtful comment. Our organization will also be encouraging people to follow your advice about buying carbon offsets in our upgraded Job One Plan.
Although it will not solve the 2025 last chance climate cliff crisis we are all facing, it is a worthy act that supports areas all over the world becoming greener.
I also like your other ideas about more virtual meetings and virtual protests.
Please also apply your sharp mind to the challenge that we cannot fail at, which is, we must hit the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets or most of humanity goes extinct within our lifetimes.
That is the message that the world must understand and act upon before were out of time.
Lawrence Wollershein commented on The 5 most important global warming facts that can save your life, your business and your loved ones! 2019-02-19 15:42:52 -0800Keep exploring our website and get the Climageddon on Amazon.
We’re telling a very difficult truth about global warming and more and more people and organizations are realizing what we’re saying is accurate and real.
Lawrence Wollershein commented on We’re Losing the Global Warming and Environmental Protection Races: “So, What Do We Do Now?” 2019-01-11 10:42:56 -0800Dear Ed,
Your comment should be read by everyone who visits our website. I am doing my best to address these issues along with my partners and other nonprofit organizations. We will be facing the chain of problems that you describe and we need to quickly acknowledge the reality of what is coming.
Hopefully, you and others will join with us in proposing ideas and solutions to do whatever we can while we still can.
Within a few months, we hope to publish a full update to the Climageddon book on Amazon that will better address some of the most important issues you have covered in your post. Once we have done that and updated the Job One Plan we will be actively looking for Job One volunteers to do whatever they can to implement the updated strategies.
Thank you for laying out the challenges of the future so clearly,
Job One for Humanity
Lawrence Wollershein commented on Signup Landing Page 2018-12-31 11:49:57 -0800What you say is absolutely true.
For more on the timeline see the following two pages in the given order: http://www.joboneforhumanity.org/irreversible_global_warming_is_here_now
Lawrence Wollershein commented on Conservatives deny global warming. Progressives deny how bad it's really going to get and how fast it's coming! 2018-11-08 09:32:35 -0800Here is a direct link to the MIT article mentioned in the comments above: http://www.joboneforhumanity.org/mit_says_it_will_take_400_years_to_get_green_energy_to_replace_fossil_fuel_energy
Lawrence Wollershein commented on Look out L Gore, Bill McKibben's and Michael Bloomberg, a new global warming education hero has appeared! 2018-10-16 11:45:19 -0700(The executive director of the Association of the Tree of Life Michael Mielke sent the following letter to Jeremy Grantham after reading the article. It is well worth reviewing for ideas on where we go next.)
“We’re Losing the Race: “So, What do We Do Now?”
This letter is a “compliment” to Jeremy Grantham’s “The Race of Our Lives, Revisited,” and suggests ways and means to deal constructively with its implications. It accepts the “Race’s” implications and expresses how we might engage the transformations required, as immediate as those need be, so that some livable futures for some parts of humanity may be engaged.
In “The Race of Our Lives, Revisited,” a philanthropist finally has explained that the overdetermined and interconnected crises of climate breakdown, ecological overshoot, and pervasive pollutions are not problems that can be solved or even difficulties that can be sufficiently addressed. Instead, Jeremy Grantham details how taking, making and wasting – our relentless extraction, production, then pollution processes – now yield predicaments we must endure. The difference between problems and predicaments is stark. Problems have solutions. Predicaments can only be managed.
The situation that remains – once too many humans take too much from our Earth, leaving too many poisons in our wake – is a predicament, and Grantham’s “Race of Our Lives Revisited” describes the unavoidable predicaments and necessary responses for collective survival:
Destroy the Earth or rapidly and completely decarbonize economies. (Page 2).
Gradual fossil fuel reductions mean coastal cities will be flooded and uninhabitable; ice caps will melt. (Page 3).
We are losing 1% of our global soil a year. There are 30 to 70 good harvest years remaining. (Page 3).
We have created a toxic environment not conducive to life, and toxics saturate our daily life. (Page 3).
There is simply no other way to manage these crises except for extensive and overarching governmental regulation and leadership in establishing restrictions and limiting poisons. (Page 4).
Even with optimistic assumptions and accelerating green technologies, i.e., decarbonized energy, the projected use of fossil fuels will still be 50% of energy consumption in 2050. The largest increase in CO2 levels was in 2017. (Summarized on page 13).
Grantham analyses several aspects of several more predicaments in the next 13 pages. It is easy to become overwhelmed by the intractable nature of the illuminated crises, particularly when almost all of them are getting inexorably worse. On page 28, however, Grantham explodes the bombshell:
“The greatest deficiency of capitalism is its complete inability to deal with any of these things.” A few pages later he concludes, “God help us. For we appear incapable or at least unwilling, to help ourselves, and our great scientific skills increasingly appear insufficient.”
To Be Resigned to Comprehensive Catastrophe:
“Is that Our Only Option?”
At first glance, it seems that Jeremy Grantham has argued that our Modern Wonder-world will end with “Hell and High Water,” while the water itself will be laced with toxic poison. He does not show any way out, nor does he provide a feel-good, unrealistic ending as do so many others. In other words, he tells it like it is, as too many green groups and most large environmental organizations have been afraid to do. In their case, decades of advocacy have been defined by the rule of: “Don’t scare the public!” They believe that if they do, then the public will freeze or give up. They have certainly believed that explaining the full truth of the dire straits we are in would interfere with getting money, membership, and related support.
For too long, the Reality of our existential situation attended by proliferating interconnected crises has been covered with fig-leaves or denied outright. The Truth of the matter has been tailored to continuing the economic system, the social system, and bowing to what has been called “political realities.” Yet, in order to deliver comprehensive catastrophe, all we have to do is to continue to act in ways that are “good, moral, and certainly acceptable.” Human self-immolation means simply continuing to turn the Earth into a waste stream behind our increasing and relentlessly increasing economic activity, while we eliminate the rest of Earth’s mammals, except ourselves and our domesticated animals.
We have no moral restraints that would stop complete self-destruction!
Despite a laundry list of crises, all requiring management, and not finally fixable (or even solvable), Grantham plainly states that salvaging some parts of a fractured future will require collective action, extensive governmental regulation, and governmental leadership. Clearly, individual actions and exhortations toward improved individual choices or individual behavioral changes will be futile. As they have been for the last few decades.
So, is there any good news? Or, do we just party until the Titanic goes down?
To Be, or Not to Be: To Do or Die
Perhaps there is a plausible way out of the cul-de-sac that is presented by the crises, stated and otherwise. The crises argue for collective action, extensive government regulation and governing leadership. In the USA, the unstated belief is that there is no possible way for the government to do what is necessary. Nonetheless, the major philanthropies, like the Hewlett Foundation and the Packard Foundation have five-year plans that are working to build political leadership and elected officials that can begin someday to start to propose the suite of policies required to salvage some part of our future and perhaps shards of civilization.
This is too little and too late.
It is widely known that one political party is moving as fast as possible to drive us off the cliff of oblivion, and the other party is not proposing emergency brakes to stop forward momentum. Somehow, though the idea leading philanthropies suggest is to support “green” and responsible politicians. But, (almost) no Congressional candidates are proposing actions at scale or reflecting the urgency and the breadth of the interconnected crises or looking to legitimately transform any of the conditions exacerbating the crises, the prescription does not change.
So, there seems no escape from the comprehensive catastrophe that is fast approaching. Something drastically different is needed. Consider Backcasting. Backcasting is reverse-forecasting. So, can we start with a specific desirable future outcome and then work backward to the present conditions?
The desired future outcome is the entire country working together cooperatively and with focused effort to eliminates fossil fuels as soon as is possible, at something like 10%/year. The economy and productive capacity of our nation would be focused on eliminating fossil fuels, stopping toxic release while cleaning up pollution, slashing extraction, functioning within frameworks of fairness and social justice in order to involve everyone, as we have in our past, providing benefits and incentives for population reduction, and much more.
The recent analogy for something close to this comprehensive effort was World War 2. In the peak of that war, in 1943, the necessity of the emergency meant that military outlays were about half of the entire economic outputs for contending nations: the USA 42%; the UK 55%; Germany 70%; and Japan 43%. So, how could this level of concentrated and cooperative effort be catalyzed now?
To begin with, who could rouse, educate, alarm, warn, and advise the people of this nation?
We could quickly eliminate most actors as possibilities for that role: politicians, business, green groups, climate activists, and any others who would normally come to mind. Without much thought, we would be left with philanthropy as the only actor that could possibly have the credibility, who would care about impending human catastrophe, who could muster the resources, and who could supply the advocacy that could possibly galvanize enough people who could come to grips with the numerous parts of the crises.
Philanthropy could devote a few dozen billion dollars over the next three years designed to hold the cultural conversation – analogous to the conversation that was unavoidable in the US in the 1850s concerning slavery, i.e., everyone was talking about it everywhere one went, where people met, where families dined, and where political conversations occurred.
To get to effective action requiring a cohesive and comprehensive political response, Americans must give themselves over to the collective political system, in the ways we did in World War 2. In order to do that, we must understand first that we have no choice because effective action must mean collective governmental action. Moreover, our very survival and the survival of our children are urgently at issue.
To get to comprehensive and cooperative effort, nothing less will suffice. That effort must be catalyzed by some entity who cares and who has the resources to make it happen. Those resources are at no one else’s disposal than philanthropy. Jeremy Grantham understands the scope, scale, and urgency of the interconnected crises that beset all of us. He explains how concerted governmental action is required to stave off the crises’ worst aspects. He could perceive that unless the American public is persuaded of the extant emergency, they will not motivate that collective action. Certainly, Americans do not grasp, much less recognize and accept that continuing our economic, political and social operating systems means comprehensive catastrophe. Similarly, the US is not conscious of how rapidly the transformations of our operating systems must take place if we are to create a viable future (since we do not have a viable future now).
Philanthropy can come to see – as Jeremy Grantham does – that large scale and urgent government action is now necessary, and that it is necessary for Americans to have that explained, and explained as unavoidable and immediately required. Just barely one human lifetime ago, America changed from isolationist to the leading Allied champion and changed overnight. The wake-up alarm was Pearl Harbor and President Roosevelt’s response to it. The nation responded.
The information, the news, the data related to the threats to our survival are all more significant and widespread than in 1941. Yet the nation must “get the picture,” then “make sense of it.”
Grantham gets the picture, and clearly so. There is no reason that philanthropy cannot follow his lucid lead. And then gather some of its copious resources. And then communicate, in ways that cannot be avoided, and relentlessly, the reality of what all of us face. The nation can be moved. The nation must be moved. Philanthropy can be catalyzed to come to our aid and succor.
That is their role, and they must see it. Jeremy Grantham can be their guiding light.
Looking back from a historical perspective, sometimes it seems that the future of a culture rests on the shoulders of a significant individual, or just a few. We believe that may have been true in the case of George Washington. Perhaps for Abraham Lincoln. Perhaps now, our future is in Jeremy Grantham’s hands and the fellow philanthropists who can see the need and respond to it.
We can ask, and we can hope that Jeremy Grantham answers the call."
Lawrence Wollershein published Startling research on how people respond to the possibility of the end of civilization and the extinction of humanity in Blog 2018-06-26 11:56:29 -0700
Startling research on how people respond to the possibility of the end of civilization and the extinction of humanity
When you hear how people in a study responded to the probability of extinction most of you will be shocked.
Lawrence Wollershein commented on Mobilization Partners 2018-06-09 13:14:52 -0700Dear Aleister,
Thank you for your courage in facing a very tough reality and your kind words about my new book, Climageddon. Your insight into sharing this difficult global warming emergency message with those of sufficient intelligence and spiritual grounding to face and help manage it
-is exceedingly wise.
Would you also consider two things? One, writing a review on Amazon about the Climageddon book. It really helps us reach more people with the message.
And two read more pages on our website particularly the recently upgraded Our Story. After you’ve done that sufficient examination of the near fully upgraded Job One Plan only on our website and not in the older version in Climageddon would you consider giving us your opinion and/or becoming a volunteer?
Sincerely, Lawrence Wollersheim
Lawrence Wollershein published Four ways your faith can help you survive and thrive through the coming global warming consequences in Blog 2018-05-09 12:15:38 -0700
We have thousands of previous blog posts describing the global warming emergency and how bad it will get. It is also time the Global Warming Blog to regularly post realistic positive perspectives on how we will get through impending climageddon. Please enjoy these new entries.
Lawrence Wollershein published Why the Movie Downsizing Should be Seen by Everyone Who Cares for the Environment? in Blog 2018-05-01 10:46:44 -0700
Alexander Payne the writer and producer of Downsizing, as well as Matt Damon and the other stars, deserve the highest environmental honors. It is obvious they took a lot of professional risks in making this clever film about the dangers of global warming.