Why Climate Activism Now Critical? Our Policies on Climate Change Activism and Protests.

Last Updated 10.25.23


This page contains the following sections:

1. Prologue.

2. The current runaway global heating extinction emergency.

3. Why we protest: emergency conditions require emergency-level responses.

4. We will also try to be respectful protestors whenever possible.

5. What does a wise protestor do?

6. When does Necessary Protest become Obligatory Protest? 

7. Getting us Out of the Misleading Climate Progress vs. Climate Critical Path Trap Before it is Too Late.

8. Understanding the difference between prioritized, truly effective critical path climate actions that meet key extinction prevention deadlines and simple climate change and global heating progress. 

9. At Job One for Humanity, we promise.

10. How you can immediately start to educate and protest the entities and systems protecting or forwarding the runaway global heating extinction emergency and the 11 other global crises.

11. Why you should not waste valuable time trying to educate or convince climate deniers, internet climate trolls, and those individuals without open minds or who have a hidden or transparent vested financial interest in the fossil fuel economy. 

12. About the Job One for Humanity, a not-for-profit climate think tank and social benefit educational organization.

13. How Our Research and Dialectical Meta-Systemic Climate Analysis Processes are Unique. 

14. Verification Links and Other Volunteering links.

1. Prologue

Over the last six decades, our governments have completely failed to fix the accelerating global warming emergency. The painful bill for this unconscionable long-term governmental failure has now come due.

Over the last three decades, no climate conference (including COP 27), no government action, and no mass educational movement by any climate or environmental group have done anything to slow or stop the increase of dangerous carbon in the atmosphere. Global warming-causing carbon in the atmosphere has increased from rising gradually to rising exponentially. This exponential carbon increase signals failure, and the runaway global heating extinction emergency is getting far worse.

Smaller carbon levels [C02] in the atmosphere in parts per million [ppm] is the best measure of whether we are making progress. Increased carbon levels will mean increasing heat.



The above painful facts mean that what is currently being done in the climate and environmental education movements is not working! Therefore, we cannot keep doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. 

We must radically shift our tactics to whatever will work with the extremely short time we have left from 2025-2031 to slow runaway global heating, or we all face near-total extinction by 2070-2089. Click here for why we only have until 2025 or 2031 if we are lucky to prevent near-total extinction.

The Job One for Humanity non-profit climate change think tank educates through its self-organizing and independent volunteer activists. Our worldwide volunteers look at our existing projects and help us distribute this information around the world, and they may also select one of our projects or create a project of their own that forwards the mission and goals as defined on this page.

They coordinate with other volunteers and other climate education organizations as needed and plan and execute their projects. The all-volunteer staff at Job One do not micro-manage or supervise volunteer projects other than to answer volunteer questions when asked.

Our volunteer climate activists are independent and self-organizing. That is precisely what is needed to grow a runaway global heating educational movement as fast as possible to save as much of humanity and biological life as possible.

If you are considering becoming a volunteer activist or already are a volunteer with another climate education organization, the rest of this page contains almost everything you need to know to succeed. This article is also helpful for those individuals or organizations directly affected by climate protests, peaceful civil disobedience, and any necessary disruption of their climate-harming actions. It will help involved organizations better understand the motivations and actions of volunteer climate activists deeply concerned about our accelerating runaway global heating extinction emergency. 

2. About the current runaway global heating extinction emergency

Here is our climate change emergency, plain and simple!

If we are very fortunate, we have only 3-8 years (2025-2031) to make the needed global radical fossil fuel cuts to maintain control of our global heating future. (If you have any doubts that this last 3-8 year window of opportunity is real, click here.

We are in a runaway global heating extinction emergency and running out of time. Because we have squandered six decades in government inaction or ineffective actions, half of humanity will be dead by mid-century. All we have left now is to do everything necessary to prevent a global heating-driven near-total extinction event!

(Click here if you think half of humanity will be dead by mid-century or near-total extinction beginning by 2070 is an exaggeration and not possible.)

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

(Please note: Even near-total extinction is not the worst consequence humanity faces if we do not radically reduce global fossil fuel use immediately. If humanity gets close to near-total extinction, within just a few decades, humanity will lose much of the knowledge and skills needed to build and repair the machines that create our critical products and infrastructure. It will also lose the knowledge and skills required to obtain the natural resources necessary to maintain daily life and even for alternative energy sources. Without these things, within just a few decades, humanity will rapidly enter into a painful new Dark Age of ignorance, chaos, and suffering that could last for centuries.

To prevent our near-total extinction, we must now make radical fossil fuel use changes. We only have until about 2025 to reduce global fossil fuel use sufficiently to maintain any reasonable control of our futures and prevent the near-total extinction of humanity. 

Our continually escalating extinction emergency implies that we must adjust our strategies accordingly. Wisely targeted protests of politicians are the required adjustments to the extreme and soon-arriving extinction emergency we now all face. 

Accordingly, we must protect our futures and the futures of generations X, Y, Z, and A. So be it if that means peaceful, protests and civil disobedience! 


In a state of emergency, one has very little time left to act and fix the crisis. Therefore, we must now operate at levels of true urgency and direct peaceful and legal protests are interventions commensurate with the large-scale dangers we face. We do this only to ensure that the global warming extinction emergency and its related consequences will be resolved in time.

We can still prevent near-total extinction, but only if we act immediately and get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel targets. (How we can most effectively get close to the 2025 targets is prioritized in Part 4 of the Job One for Humanity Climate, Global Heating Resilience Plan.)

If we fail to act in time, there is no collective or individual escape for anyone (even the 1%) from the runaway global heating extinction emergency and the 11 global crises we face. (Unfortunately, we will also have to manage these 11 other global crises while we speak out about the painful truths of this runaway global heating emergency until more of the world is listening.) 

Because of our current situation, volunteer activists wisely target and protest the politicians who support or allow the fossil fuel conglomerate's highly profitable "business as usual." Wherever needed, these protestors will sometimes create discomfort and inconvenience for others not directly involved in or benefiting from the fossil fuel industry, polluting our atmosphere and killing the future of humanity. Unfortunately, this passing small-scale discomfort and inconvenience may be unavoidable. 

The minor distress or inconvenience that others may go through when viewing the protests against politicians is insignificant to the financial and physical suffering and potential death they will suffer later if the fossil fuel industry is allowed to continue with "business as usual." (Business as usual being the pervasive lobbying and "buying off" of our politicians to allow the fossil fuel industry to immorally and illegally continue profiting on the suffering and graves of millions and soon to be billions of individuals as the climate change extinction emergency accelerates.)


3. Why we protest: urgent emergency conditions require urgent emergency-level responses and peaceful civil disobedience

We are all compelled to protest and engage in peaceful civil disobedience. We protest and do this because the last remaining window of opportunity is so small (we have until about 2025 to prevent a near-total extinction event from occurring beginning about 2070.) 

We protest because, after the horrible failure of the 26th and 27th international climate conferences, we have entered into a new era of the beginning of the mid-phase of runaway global heating. (If you would like to learn more about the failure of the 26th conference and the 25 prior conferences, click here and follow the key links within the short article. Click here for the story of COP 27.)

Accordingly, we have become wise protestors of any company, not-for-profit environmental group, any global warming educational peers, or others who unintentionally or intentionally present illusions or false, misleading, diminishing, or significantly underestimated global heating information about the real dangers and deadlines of the runaway global heating extinction emergency! Our protest actions also focus on the spreading of illusions about real threats of global scale and severity with massive negative consequences.

We do this because anyone presenting illusions, delusions, false, misleading, diminishing, or significantly underestimated global warming information about the facts, dangers, and deadlines of our runaway global warming extinction emergency is also hiding the real risks and urgency from society. They can do this in many ways:

a. by making society think that the problem is being correctly solved or,

b. that we are making the correct and necessary progress in averting catastrophe.

Both assumptions are dangerously incorrect because, when they occur, society thinks things are safe or that adequate progress is being made. Then society does little to nothing. 

Organizations that intentionally or unintentionally create illusions about current progress or the correct solutions are the most dangerous! Because of those illusions, a society, group, or individual believing the illusion may try to solve the wrong problem or enact the wrong solutions without realizing they are on the wrong course. 

Creating illusionary solutions is particularly dangerous when it denies the correct answers and urgency for the right problem, which are critical to averting real crises, deadlines, and tipping points. Moreover, when illusions block seeing reality for what it is, it is far harder to make any changes that would be appropriate in that current reality.

If you are willing to engage in local peaceful protests to call attention to the global warming extinction emergency, we recommend contacting Extinction Rebellion, which organizes these local actions worldwide. But also, please be aware that there are some things and ideas of Extinction Rebellion that we do not support. So listen carefully to what is being proposed and why before attending their climate protests, civil disobedience or peaceful disruptive public actions; if it violates the principles on this page, we strongly recommend that you do not attend!

Please also note that we generally do not recommend attending public climate protests until you have exhausted the many potentially more effective climate educational project actions described on this page.

4. We also will always FIRST try to be respectful protestors whenever possible

We will take this posture whenever possible, especially where we can see the companies, political factions, and nonprofit organizations are composed of good people and have previously done many good things for global warming, the environment, or other valuable public services. 

In some cases, these same entities may have contributed essential or significant actions to the global warming educational movement over many years. While we will recognize and honor the many good actions they have done in the past, we cannot stand with any current action or information that directly or indirectly threatens our ability to resolve the runaway global heating extinction emergency and to save humanity's future from the other 11 global crises.

We also understand that in most cases, organizations are not presenting illusions, false, underestimated, diminishing, or misleading global warming analyses or facts counter-productive to resolving the global warming extinction emergency awarely or intentionally. They do their best with what they have studied or understood on this complex issue.

Therefore our position is that before publicly criticizing or shaming an individual or organization, always get them or send them the missing education on our runaway global heating extinction emergency. Give them a chance to learn what you already know. 

If after they have been providing this information, they still do not stop their actions harmful to resolving the runaway global heating emergency, then publically criticize them and shame them. But, at the same time, also make it known that you did provide them with the correct information, and your public position will be stronger. Furthermore, you will be viewed publically as fair-handed when you educate first and then criticize. 

Why well-intended "good" organizations present illusions, incorrect or underestimated global warming analyses, or facts

"No one, whether a politician or a "well-intended" organization or individual, EVER has the right to directly endanger the lives of billions of people because of their climate change ignorance, incompetence or hidden self-serving conflicts of interest." Unknown Activist

We believe that when organizations have unintentionally presented illusions, incorrect or underestimated global warming analysis, or facts, or they have misrepresented other important global warming information, it is often because they have:

1. Failed to challenge the calculations or premises of existing:

a. "authority endorsed" or established paradigms or incomplete or inadequate computer models of global warming futures, 

b. used skewed popular "it has to be good for the economy" endorsed analysis and interpretations that are missing critical inputs and effective solutions, 

c. allowed hidden political manipulation or manipulation by other hidden for-profit vested interests (the fossil fuel industry) that have skewed or warped the integrity of other honest climate researchers' results. 

2. Listened to marketing people within their organizations, causing them to self-censor and treat their members like children who cannot be told or deal with the many worsening and painful facts of the global warming extinction emergency. 

There is a whole school of climate educators preaching the dangerous and false gospel of "don't alarm people or make them fearful." However, the runaway global heating extinction emergency is an urgent, life-and-death adult matter, and it's time we treat our fellow adults as adults and with respect as capable of dealing with bad news!

Never be afraid to shock people into the necessary climate extinction emergency awareness and wake them out of their climate emergency complacency. They, their loved ones, and their businesses will suffer horrifically and even die if we do not get more people demanding their politicians to act. (Never forget that if our governments do not enforce the correct 2025 global fossil fuel reductions before it is too late to make a difference, we face severe financial loss, unconscionable suffering, and near-total extinction.) 

3. Failed to have any single advisory individual or senior executive group within their organization put in the reading on tens of thousands of pages of challenging climate research. This individual would also need the requisite Mensa-level IQ, math, and physics grasp, as well as a deep understanding of complex adaptive systems, tipping point theory, systems theory, and an adequate dialectical meta-systemic analysis understanding of one of the most complicated issues of our time.

5. What does a wise climate protester and activist do?

1. They disrupt dangerous climate actions and statements by educating about those large-scale harmful actions or statements.

2. They are unafraid to use climate facts that can cause some individuals global heating fear and discomfort. At this dangerous juncture in the evolutionary survival of humanity, it is wholly appropriate and critically necessary to educate about real runaway global heating fears as a tactic. Moreover, fear is an entirely legitimate tactic because of the many soon-arriving extinction-level global heating consequences also causing the worsening of these 11 other global crises

When fear is generalized, fear can paralyze, but when fear is specific and straightforward with clear solutions, there are powerful positive evolutionary reasons that the emotion of fear exists. The positive use of fear exists for those rare times when there are REAL threats to your survival. This positive use of fear super-mobilizes the observant and wise to act before it is too late! And isn't that precisely what we need now with our runaway global heating extinction emergency?

Additionally, never apologize for using climate and runaway global heating facts that disrupt, produce fear, or discomfort when sharing information that could and WILL save lives and create a better and more sustainable world. Fear is also one of the two most powerful emotions that evolution has given us to keep us safe. Those who tell you not to use fear or do not themselves use fear for accurate climate education insult and patronize their audience and treat them disrespectfully like small children who must be protected from adult things.

At Job One, we treat our climate audience as mature adults who want to know the climate facts to manage them before it is too late. Never forget fear has been generously used by governments, employers, and even your parents to control you in the past for far less important issues than saving us all from extinction.

Climate protestors use the power of reasonable fear to justly motivate and free themselves (and all of us) from having to live with the far greater fear and disruption of near-total extinction. Whenever you use fear to motivate action on the runaway global heating extinction emergency, ALWAYS refer those individuals to the effective and practical steps they can take to manage and remove that fear and threat. 

Click here for our key facts about today's climate condition that we ask you to email and share with everyone you know.

Click here for our short climate change emergency elevator pitch that we also ask you to email and share with everyone you know.

Click here to see many areas of straightforward and effective actions to choose from on the Job One for Humanity Climate and Runaway Global Heating Resilience Plan.

3. Only after all repeated educational efforts have failed, publicly call out and shame individuals, organizations, and corporations, enabling or making dangerous runaway global heating actions or statements. We are in the 11th hour of trying to prevent a global heating-driven near-total extinction. We must use all of the peaceful tactics we can to create immediate improvement and a lessening of the runaway global heating extinction emergency. Publicly calling out and shaming is an essential tool at this late stage of trying to save the future.

The peaceful calling out and public shaming of individuals, corporations, or organizations is also a long-accepted and legitimate social protest action. It is often a highly effective way to get an individual or corporation to change its destructive and damaging behavior. 

When billions will be dying, near-total human extinction is threatened, and where peaceful public shaming and blaming can make a difference, it is a necessary tool. So, if you have any reservations about the power and necessity of public shaming, we hope you get over them for the sake of your future and your loved ones.

Being a climate protestor and activist also means that:

A. to the best of our abilities, in peaceful, legal, and nonviolent ways, we publicly challenge and protest any organization that presents illusions, false, significantly underestimated, diminishing, or misleading global warming analysis, facts or solutions, or otherwise misrepresent, dummy down or "markets" threat-resolving information in such a way that it becomes counter-productive to resolving the true urgency of resolving the global warming extinction emergency or our other critical global threats. Our non-violent, peaceful protests are ones that would make Gandi and Martin Luther King proud.

B. we hold that no well-intended or global warming ill-informed organization has ANY inherent right to forward illusions, incorrect, underestimated, or misleading information unchallenged when their actions and those ideas lessen either the urgency or the effective means of resolving our global warming extinction emergency or our other critical global threats

C. we can and should shame individuals, organizations, or corporations acting in ways that directly or indirectly enable accelerating climate change and runaway global heating to continue! 

D. we must publically call out and shame any media that does lazy research and promotes dangerous illusions, false, underestimated, or misleading information. 

E. we are always guided to use means of necessary or obligatory protest that would make Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King proud.

F. we mainly focus on the power of education and facts. If that does not work, use public shaming.

If you are a member of generations X, Y, Z, and A (or any other generation) and have any other ideas for non-violent and legal protests ion of the runaway global heating extinction emergency, please email them to us at ([email protected]).

6. When does climate protest and activism become Obligatory activism? 

Climate protest and activism become obligatory protests when the scale of damage is so large and severe that one is obligated to protest the activities causing the genuine threat once they are understood. For example, if you understood a real and probable threat that would cause the soon-arriving extinction of humanity or destroy the biological or climate systems upon which humanity depends for its survival, you would be obligated to protest any organization and its ideas and actions causing that threat. 

Another example will be helpful to illustrate how different relative levels of scale and severity can make some types of protest obligatory. For instance, if a war using conventional weapons breaks out between two small countries causing many people to die, and you knew about it ahead of time, this would call for necessary protests. But, if you knew that a global thermonuclear war would occur soon and kill all of humanity, you would then be obliged to protest and disrupt this threat to the best of your abilities. 

Hopefully, you now understand why the level, scale, and severity of damage determine the difference between what is necessary and what is obligatory. You should also see why the global warming extinction emergency or anything that speeds it up or prevents us from seeing it honestly and resolving it requires our obligatory protests. 

With the enormous threats we face today, the role of being a necessary or obligatory protestor is not just needed; it is required! Moreover, any distress that one might cause by challenging and protesting any offending organization is infinitely less when compared to the suffering, death, loss, and damage that such unchallenged illusions, incorrect information, or actions will eventually cause to the world's efforts to reduce global warming and its other 11 biggest global crises

7. Getting us Out of the Misleading Climate Change and Runaway Global Heating Progress Trap Before it is Too Late

The following is another area we need to be willing to protest. Many remedial climate change tactics and strategies are being forwarded by well-intentioned and honorable non-profit environmental groups making incremental progress on climate change and runaway global heating. Their progress cannot be denied, but we are also in the 11th hour to prevent humanity's extinction!

Making some climate progress that looks good and feels good to the climate-science unsophisticated is easy to promote and keeps the supporters, members, and staff happy. But, putting resources toward feel-good incremental improvement is no longer enough if we want to survive.

We must discipline ourselves as a movement. We must focus on completing the deadline-prioritized government-driven climate actions to prevent runaway global heating extinction before it is too late (in about another 3-9 years, 2025-2031.) We must focus all of our climate remedial resources onto the action path of only what must be done by specific critical extinction-preventing deadlines! 

We cannot lose our focus on the "nice to haves" or feel-good non-critical path, smaller pieces of the overall runaway global heating extinction solution, or we will all be dead soon. 

So, it is now up to our climate leaders. Will they continue allocating valuable resources to "too little too late" and feel-good tactics that do produce some progress but will not get us anywhere close to what we need to do to prevent near-total human extinction? 

No matter how much climate organizations and activists are making incremental "too little too late" and feel-good climate progress, these off-critical path actions and tactics will become totally meaningless if we fail to prevent near-total human extinction! 

Unfortunately, the discipline and focus to stay on the critical path and critical deadline actions still appear challenging for many climate organizations and climate leaders. As part of our necessary climate protests, we must also call this future-dangerous and misleading climate progress reality to the attention of all climate activists, peers, and organizations before it is too late.

The reasons there are so many feel-good, "too little too late" climate progress actions going on today is primarily because:

1. Climate education organizations have not taken the time to deeply analyze the fundamental climate actions needed to be priority sequenced and completed by fixed deadlines to save us from the worst climate consequences, namely mass or near-total extinction. Had they done this, they would realize that most of their current climate actions are not on a critical path defined and deadline-driven action plan for ONLY what must be done to save us in time. 

2. At this late stage of the battle, the actions needed to save us from a climate change-driven extinction event are intensely challenging, complex, and discouraging in sheer scale. It is far easier to ignore the real "what must be done" arduous climate work and work on the more manageable, feel-good climate tasks. This easy-out is prevalent because an organization's inadequate feel-good climate progress will only be known as another "too little too late" action to those few who understand extinction prioritized, deadline-driven climate action. 

8. To be a successful protestor, it is vital to understand the difference between prioritized, truly effective critical path climate and Runaway Global Heating actions that meet key extinction prevention deadlines and simple climate change progress 

Many things are being done by climate and environmental groups worldwide that can and should be honored as climate change and runaway global heating progress. Unfortunately, we have so little time left to save ourselves from near-total extinction; we must now focus only on those prioritized, truly effective critical path climate actions that will successfully achieve crucial extinction-prevention deadlines. Unfortunately, these truly effective prioritized, critical path climate actions are also the most difficult.

To create a critical climate change path action plan, one must first know the most critical deadline and the point where climate change and runaway global heating truly go beyond our control. Unfortunately, many climate activists and environmental organizations do not honestly know where this critical survival deadline is! 

Consequently, they develop climate change action programs that do not fit the true urgency of our emergency. Fortunately, this critical climate change deadline is known and available here, so they can quickly correct this once attention is called to this information.

If climate and environmental education and action organizations do not shift their mission tactics away from the many feel-good, off-critical path actions that produce minor climate progress and cannot save us in time, we are in very deep trouble. 

Therefore, if you see any climate and environmental organizations focusing on many feel-good, off-critical path climate progress minor steps designed (often to keep members motivated and donating,) it is necessary to protest them and these activities as well.

When protesting other climate and environmental organizations, start with our climate educational tactics first! Let them see the correct climate extinction deadline we all need to work toward. Then, once they see their minor climate progress actions in the light of "all hands on deck" for the rapidly approaching runaway global heating extinction point of no return, many will change strategies. Many of them also will begin to work on critical path actions like those found in Part Four and Part Three of the Job One Climate and Runaway Global Heating Solutions and Resilience Plan. 

We do not have the luxury with little time remaining (2025-2031) to soothe ourselves with bits and pieces of "feel good" off-deadline and off-critical path minor climate progress. Instead, we must be entirely focused on the effective remaining prioritized critical path actions that can and will save the rest of humanity from extinction before it is too late!

9. We at Job One for Humanity climate change think tank promise

We will provide valuable and accurate information on climate change and the runaway global heating state of emergency. This way, we can more quickly reduce global fossil fuel use to the 2025 targets by executing all of the prioritized and deadline-driven actions necessary to prevent a global heating-driven near-total extinction event because:

a. The faster and more we reduce global fossil fuel use, the more people will survive to carry on humanity. 

b. The quicker and more we reduce global fossil fuel use, the fewer future generations will suffer from an ever-increasing sequence of escalating global warming catastrophes.

We believe that everyone has the right to their own opinion. However, we also think that any organization can and should be publicly challenged if the result(s) of their unchallenged views will cause grave harm to others and the future of humanity and the biosphere!

Therefore, if an organization, particularly in public positions of influence, is forwarding illusions, false, underestimated, diminishing, or misleading ideas that will make it more difficult to slow or resolve the global warming extinction emergency, we will:

Internally honor and recognize all of their legitimate accomplishments, and we will publicly attack the errors in the information they are presenting in the public forums that will provide the most corrective benefits and most disrupt the status quo of their erroneous educational actions.

We do not seek to polarize or lessen the efforts of any organization seeking to educate about global warming. But, at the twelfth hour of this greatest of all human extinction emergencies, we can not allow dangerous illusions, incorrect, underestimated, diminishing, or misleading ideas about the global warming extinction emergency to go unchallenged.

We must protect our futures and the futures of generations X, Y, and Z. If that means peaceful, corrective, necessary, OR obligatory protests, so be it! 

(If you doubt why this protest policy is so important, with so little time left to solve global warming and related emergencies, please click here and see where we are today with the global warming emergency and our other world crises.)

10. How you can start today to protest the politicians and others protecting or inadvertently forwarding the runaway global heating extinction emergency 

"There can be no margin for error whenever there is a real and imminent threat of near-total human extinction." Lawrence Wollersheim

The following are a few of the many most effective things our volunteers can do. The first two are by far the most effective and what is urgently most needed.

a. Make your protest voice known directly to your local, regional, and national politicians and government agencies protecting or forwarding any type of global warming-causing action or inaction.

Click here for all of the information on how to do this effectively. 

b. Get involved in our Billionaire Project, and help us reach out to the ultra-wealthy who directly influence the world's politicians. 

Click here for all of the information on the Billionaire Project.

c. Select another project from our master list of volunteer projects.

Click here for our current master list of all volunteer activist climate projects.

Get creative as a climate activist volunteer. If we do not immediately get our governments to enforce and get close to the required 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, we will be unable to save most of the other half of humanity that we can still preserve.

It is up to you to get the Job One for humanity climate change and runaway global heating analysis and remedial climate actions to all your open-minded friends, neighbors, and local media. If you do not tell others, they will believe the fossil fuel industry lobbied grossly underestimated climate summary reports of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change spread by the fossil fuel industry influenced media worldwide. Then, falsely thinking they are safe and there is little urgency, they will do little to nothing to help fix this escalating emergency. Consequently, we will ALL suffer needlessly, and far too many of us will perish.

We need everyone working on this! Please do not wait to start educating and protesting. We are almost out of time. 

11. Why we "do not waste valuable time trying to educate or convince certain types of individuals"

WE do not waste valuable time trying to educate or convince:

a. climate deniers, climate trolls, individuals without open minds, or those who have a hidden (or transparent) vested financial interest in the fossil fuel industry or economy,

b. those who do not invest the time to read the science and the time to think deeply about what they have read, or

c. those who simply do not have the intellectual bandwidth to grasp the amazing and vast complexity of interconnectedness and the interdependencies of the climate system and its subsystems.

The Job One for Humanity nonprofit organization is not here to convince people in one-on-one online or offline debates that we are in a runaway global heating extinction emergency! Instead, we offer honest climate data and analysis on our website and then allow individuals the time to read and think about that information carefully. Once they have done so, reasonable individuals will make their own decisions about the dangers and reality of the runaway global heating emergency.

There is no time left to waste on individuals or organizations that will only suck up immeasurable amounts of your time. The individuals mentioned above seldom, if ever, change their minds about the runaway global heating emergency. In fact, if they can't figure out the right climate facts by quietly reading and evaluating our extensive website information, it is not likely that any amount of educating or convincing that you do will ever make any difference whatsoever. 

After 12 years of dealing with such individuals, we have found that the best policy is to ignore them. We discovered that almost all of them have never even read much climate science or the information on our website. They simply hold onto whatever climate opinions they had before engaging with us, no matter what climate science we send to them to read and evaluate for themselves.

We have also discovered that some of these kinds of individuals will near completely ignore discussing substantive climate science or its details and merits in the posting or article. Instead, they will focus most of their negative comments or wild and unfounded attacks on the individual posting or responding personality.

We do not spend additional time educating another type of individual We do not waste time with any individuals who psychologically, emotionally, or spiritually are incapable of accepting any idea that humanity could soon go near-totally extinct because of the well-documented consequences of rising runaway global heating.

This runaway global heating extinction idea creates so much psychological, emotional, or spiritual stress within them that accepting the possibility or probability that runaway global heating extinction could be real would emotionally, psychologically, or spiritually seriously destabilize them and their lives so much that they must reject the concept of runaway global heating-driven extinction at all costs! They will suffer unreconcilable cognitive dissonance if they do not reject the reality of a possible or coming runaway global heating extinction

Do not engage with this kind of individual for their mental health and well-being should you meet them.

And finally, the biggest underlying reason we ask our volunteers and team members not to spend time educating or convincing the individuals named above is that we are honestly almost out of time to prevent a runaway global heating-driven extinction. We do not have enough time left to spend on these types of individuals. We could be working with those individuals who are ready, have the bandwidth, and I've already done some deep thinking about the issue.

But, the good news is that there are many reasonable, open, intelligent, internally secure, and mature enough individuals who are willing to read, think for themselves, and then decide upon the merits of the climate facts they have discovered, no matter how bad those facts might be.

Spend your time with them, and we have a chance to save up to 50% of humanity. We are in the 11th hour; at best, we have another 3-9 years (from 2025-2031) to prevent a near-total human extinction event.

Never forget that Job One for Humanity is racing to put out a REAL fire. As the Job One for Humanity fire engine rolls by, some will not like its color, and others will say the siren is too loud or the fire engine is going too fast. When racing to a real fire and emergency, you certainly don't stop to deal with such things of far lesser importance; you just continue racing to your destination and put out the fire.


12. More About Job One for Humanity does its climate analysis and projections

Job One for Humanity, founded in 2008, is a non-profit and independent climate change think tank that provides a "big picture" holistic view and analysis of the inter-connected and inter-dependent climate systems creating our current climate change emergency.

While we do not do in-house original climate research, we use the published research papers of independent and respected climate scientists and climate research from organizations like the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA.) 

Many climate research papers and summary materials reviewed or used by this organization in its analysis, prediction, or recommendations are also found listed:

1. in this extensive but still partial master list of these related or relevant climate research papers and summaries.
2. in many available video presentations by the climate scientists or researchers describing their own research. Click here to see an example in the video of the renowned climate scientist Kevin Anderson presenting the climate emergency at Oxford.
3. in the body of many of our web pages, in the links on those pages, or in the end notes or technical notes found at the end of many pages.

We provide our climate and global heating educational information for individuals and organizations with the understanding that they will independently evaluate it and decide upon its usefulness and accuracy based on the best climate science and analysis currently available.

As an organization, we speak climate truth to power, and we always treat our visitors and members as adults who can process often painful facts. We candidly speak climate truth to power also because there is no time left to hide or sugar-coat the facts surrounding the runaway global heating emergency.

Our website pages offer an appropriate, proportional, and rational hope that we can still fix the climate and save humanity from the climate's worst possible extinction possibilities. We base this measured hope on current climate science and advanced dialectical metasystemic analysis processes. 

We are the only non-profit think tank telling the whole and unvarnished truth on how bad the runaway global warming extinction emergency will become and preparing individuals, businesses, and nations for the unavoidable, soon-arriving climate and global heating consequences.



13. How Our Research, Review, and Dialectical Meta-Systemic Analysis Processes are Unique 

Using the principles of system theory and dialectical meta-systemic thinking applied to the climate and global warming as a complex adaptive system composed of many systems and subsystems (ocean temperature and acidification, forests, soils, atmosphere, glaciers, sea ice, and ice shelves, ocean currents and the jet stream, tundra and snowpack conditions), we review and then analyze current and past climate change research and public climate summaries for:

1. errors, 

2. omissions, 

3. previously unrecognized positive connections or negative patterns in or between climate studies and the climate's systems and subsystems,

4. unseen interconnections or consequence connections within and between climate studies and the climate's systems and subsystems,

5. the unseen or hidden politicization, censorship, or the watering down of climate science by governmental agencies or other types of agents or lobbyists in public climate summary reports. 

The problems in 1-5 above can significantly affect the validity of current and future statements or positions concerning climate consequence timetables or the frequency, severity, and scale of climate consequences. Using system theory and dialectical metasystemic thinking applied to the climate as a complex adaptive system, we also review research papers and public statements on the climate for:

1. discernable or hidden biases, and

2. undeclared financial or other conflicts of interest.

The above two problems have become more prevalent and significantly underestimated negative consequences in public climate summaries and statements. Climate think tanks, individuals or groups operating as unknown fossil fuel lobbyists, and climate researchers funded by the fossil fuel-related industries have become the biggest offenders in this area. 

Instead of our analyzing only one area of specialized climate studies like the oceans, glaciers, ice and snow packs, planetary temperature history, water vapor, soils, forests, or greenhouse gas factors on temperature and the atmosphere, we analyze climate research on how it holistically applies and interrelates to all different areas within and between the climate's interrelated, interconnected, and interdependent systems and subsystems. 

Using the tools of dialectical metasystemic thinking, we examine climate studies, their positions, and the related interactions of the climate system and subsystems through 28 different dialectical analysis perspectives and lenses. This allows us also to see, consider and value natural or human counteractions that may occur in response to the various primary and secondary consequences of climate change and global heating.

After that extensive analysis, we make climate consequence severity and time frame predictions and remedial recommendations for the correct global fossil fuel reduction amounts to minimize human loss and suffering. Our final analysis, forecasts, and recommendations always include all needed adjustments to compensate for any problems, errors, omissions, underestimation, or politicization which we discover in current climate research or summaries. Click here to see the many errors, underestimations, and politicization we found in a major recognized source of global climate research and recommendations. 

Unlike many other climate change think tanks, we do provide prioritized, critical-path, and deadline-driven solutions to the climate change emergency. These solutions are based upon accurate global fossil fuel reduction targets and avoiding the most dangerous climate tipping points and climate feedback deadlines that we currently face. 

Job One for Humanity is currently helping expose the current intense politicization of climate science. This intense politicization of science by the media, governments, and even the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) acts to critically underestimate our actual and current climate consequences, timeframes, remedies, and condition.

Unexpectedly, our independent climate change analysis has turned us into reluctant whistleblowers exposing how popular and politicized climate data has been distorted to serve the hidden interests of those who gain financially (or in other ways) from the ongoing global use of fossil fuels and hiding the real danger the public faces from the runaway global heating extinction emergency.

Please note that our education materials, because of their serious and adult nature, are not meant for adolescents under 16!

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14. Verification Links

1. If you want to know why we have only until 2025 to make the life-critical global fossil fuel reductions:

 a. Learn about the many inertia and momentum factors in the climate system here.

b. Learn more about the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets here.

c. Discover the detailed primary and secondary global warming-related consequences that will lead to the extinction of humanity and global collapse here.

2. The Job One for Humanity organization has adapted to the new reality that climate protest is necessary because:

a. We are in a global warming extinction emergency, and we will experience many now unavoidable severe global warming consequences

b. We most likely can not avoid the extinction of much of humanity by mid-century (because of our previous decades of delays in acting to resolve this emergency.

c. We still have a reasonable chance of preventing the near-total extinction of humanity due to accelerating global warming and the other 11 global crises we face if we act now!

d. Please see this article for some of the ways we are respectfully protesting.

Key Volunteering Links

Click here for a list of all current volunteering projects.

Click here for a list of all current volunteering administrative positions.

Click here for the getting started guide for all volunteers.

Click here for a collection of motivating civil disobedience quotes.

Other Information

Click here to see a profile of our members and the audience of visitors who will most benefit from our website.

According to Google statistics as of March 5, 2022, over the last five years, 4.5 million unique visitors have come to our website to review our candid and non-politicized climate change analysis and research. Additionally, scores of climate newsgroups regularly display, like, and comment upon our climate articles.

We also recommend watching this video on necessary activism, technology will not save us in time, and how climate change relates to Overshoot.


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

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  • Lawrence Wollersheim
    commented 2019-07-26 12:36:20 -0700
    Thank you Bruce.

    All we are really battling is ignorance.

    And, thanks for any support that you are willing to share with the organization.

    The Job One team
  • Bruce Audley
    commented 2019-07-25 18:02:00 -0700
    I love this approach! I have followed for years when I used factnet.org to battle Rapport Leadership International. The climate issue has escaped my interest but this policy statement resonates in its civility. The battle needs this approach. I will send a donation to help with this cause.
  • Bruce Audley
    followed this page 2019-07-25 17:45:54 -0700
  • Lawrence Wollersheim
    published this page in How to Get Politicians to Fix Climate 2019-07-19 15:33:46 -0700
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