Our Policies on Civil Disobedience and Necessary Disruption

Overview

We are one of the very few all-volunteer non-profit organizations. This article is intended primarily for our many motivated, intelligent, and self-organizing independent volunteers and ally climate educational organizations. 

This page contains the following sections:

1. Prologue,

2. The current runaway global heating extinction emergency,

3. Why we disrupt: emergency conditions require emergency-level responses,

4. What does a Necessary Disruptor do,

5. When does Necessary Disruption become Obligatory Disruption, 

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

7. 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,  

8. We will also try to be respectful disruptors whenever possible,

9. At Job One for Humanity, we promise,

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

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

12 Critical Legal information for ALL Job One for Humanity volunteers,

13. How to properly copy materials on our website for your local use

14. In Summary,

15. Verification Links,

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

This page is also helpful for those individuals or organizations that have been directly affected by our peaceful civil disobedience and necessary disruption policies. It will help them understand the motivations and actions of runaway global heating activists. 

1. Prologue

Over the last three decades, no climate conference, no government action, and no mass educational movement by any climate or environmental group has done anything to slow or stop the increase of dangerous carbon in the atmosphere. In fact, global warming-causing carbon in the atmosphere has gone from increasing at a gradual linear rate to rising exponentially. This exponential carbon increase signals not just failure but that the runaway global heating extinction emergency is getting far, 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 over and over and expecting a different result. We have to radically shift our tactics to whatever will work with the extremely short time we have left.

The powerful way the Job One for Humanity non-profit organization educates is through its self-organizing and independent volunteers. Our worldwide volunteers look at our existing projects and select one or create a project of their own that forwards the mission and goals of our organization as defined on this page.

Then on their own, they co-ordinate with other volunteers as needed and plan and execute their projects. The volunteer managers at Job One do not micro-manage or supervise volunteer projects other than to answer volunteer questions when asked.

Our volunteers are genuinely independent and self-organizing, and that is what is precisely what is needed to grow a runaway global heating educational movement as fast as it has to grow to save as much of humanity and biological life as is still possible.

If you are considering becoming a volunteer or already a volunteer, the rest of this page contains almost everything you need to know to succeed.

2. About the current runaway global heating extinction emergency

Here is our emergency, plain and simple!

1. As much as one-half of humanity will be dead by mid-century because of the related consequences of accelerating global heating. If you do not think this is possible, click here to see how this will unfold.

2. If we are fortunate, we have only 3-9 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 3-9 year window of opportunity is real, click here.)

We truly are in a runaway global heating extinction emergency, and we are running out of time. Because we have squandered six decades in inaction or on 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 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.)

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 emergency implies that we must adjust our strategies accordingly. Necessary disruption and peaceful civil disobedience are what we call this required adjustment 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. If that means peaceful, necessary disruption and civil disobedience, so be it! 

 

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 disruptive intervention 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.)

Unfortunately, we will also have to manage our 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. 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.

3. Why we disrupt: urgent emergency conditions require urgent emergency-level responses!

We all are now compelled and obligated to disrupt and engage in peaceful civil disobedience. We disrupt 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 disrupt because, after the horrible failure of the 26th international climate conference, we have now indeed entered into a new era of runaway global heating extinction. (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)

Accordingly, we have become a necessary disruptor 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 disruptive 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 to 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.

4. What does a Necessary Disruptor 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 as well as 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 right now with our runaway global heating extinction emergency?

Additionally, never apologize for using climate and runaway global heating facts that produce fear and discomfort when creating a better 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.

Necessary disruptors 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 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 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, and near-total human extinction is threatened, and where peaceful public shaming 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 disruptor also means that:

A. to the best of our abilities, in peaceful, legal, and nonviolent ways, we publicly challenge and disrupt 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 disruption that would make Mahatma Gandi and Martin Luther King proud.

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

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

5. When does Necessary Disruption become Obligatory Disruption? 

Necessary disruption becomes obligatory disruption when the scale of damage is so large and severe that one is obligated to disrupt the activities causing the genuine threat once they are understood. For example, if there were a real and probable threat that you understood that would cause the soon-arriving extinction of humanity or destroy the biological or climate systems upon which humanity depends for its survival, one would be obligated to disrupt 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 disruption obligatory. For instance, if a war using conventional weapons will break out between two small countries causing many people to die, and you knew about it ahead of time, this would call for necessary disruption. But, if you knew ahead of time that a global thermonuclear war would occur soon and it would kill all of humanity, you would then be obliged to disrupt this threat to the best of your abilities. 

Hopefully, you now understand why the level, scale, and severity of damage determines 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 disruption. 

With the enormous threats we face today, the role of being a necessary or obligatory disruptor is not just needed; it is required! Moreover, any distress that one might cause by challenging and disrupting 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

6. Getting us Out of The Misleading "Real" Climate and Runaway Global Heating Progress Trap Before it is Too Late

The following is another area we need to be willing to disrupt. There are many remedial climate change tactics and strategies 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 "nice to have" 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 onto "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 critical path critical deadline actions still appears challenging for many climate organizations and climate leaders. This means as part of our necessary climate disruption, 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. 

7. To be a successful Necessary Disruptor, 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 climate change critical path action plan, one would first have to know the most critical deadline and the point where climate change and runaway global heating truly goes 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 disrupt them and these activities as well.

When disrupting the 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 the little bit of 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 need to 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!

8. We also will always FIRST try to be respectful disruptors 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 also may have made essential or significant contributions 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, but 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 analysis or facts counter-productive to resolving the global warming extinction emergency awarely or intentionally. They are doing the best they can with what they have studied or understood on this complex issue.

Therefore our position is that before you publicly criticize or shame 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 analysis or facts

We believe that when organizations have unintentionally presented illusions, incorrect or underestimated global warming analysis, or facts, or that 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 false gospel of don't alarm people or make them fearful. However, the runaway global heating extinction emergency is an adult matter, and it's time we treated our fellow adults with respect and as being capable of dealing with bad news!

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.

9. We at Job One for Humanity 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 and will 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, and obligatory disruption, so be it! 

(If you doubt why this necessary disruption 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 disrupt the entities or systems protecting or inadvertently forwarding the runaway global heating extinction emergency 

1. Use the information found on our ten critical climate facts page and on our climate elevator pitch page to open up a dialog and educate others about the runaway global heating extinction emergency. Use this focused information also to disrupt the ideas of entities or systems protecting or inadvertently forwarding the runaway global heating extinction emergency.

2. Apply our Necessary Disruption policy to the individual or organization that you choose or believe will have the greatest impact.

3. Watch this motivating runaway global heating activist video by Roger Hallam co-founder of Extinction Rebellion. Please be aware that the video presenter speaks of revolution at the beginning. He is not speaking of violent behavior of any kind. He is discussing the needed revolution in our behavior to solve the runaway global heating extinction emergency or what will happen if we fail to solve this emergency. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj5Hx0-u25I

4. Make your disruptive voice known to your politicians, governments, and any corporations or systems protecting or forwarding global warming causing actions and the 11 other global crises. They have not listened to the polite warnings and the voices of climate scientists and other educators for 60 years so it is time to disrupt to have a future.

5. Work to remove all of your or outside economic support or subsidies from any group, corporation, or system protecting or forwarding global warming and the 11 other global crises.

6. Only buy what you absolutely need and be an example of sustainable low, energy use living.

7. Create other innovative ways to apply the principles above to produce the critical 2025 level of global fossil fuel reductions.

8. Call out and help expose the gross global heating underestimation and climate consequence prediction problems and errors in the climate summary reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations. The IPCC is erroneously recognized as the world authority on climate change, yet its predictions and deadlines are, on average, underestimated by 20 to 40%. 

This continual underestimation causes the world and its governments to have a false sense of security and a greatly lessened sense of urgency concerning making the required global fossil fuel reductions to save humanity from the runaway global heating extinction emergency. Click here to learn about many serious reliability issues in the IPCC's climate summary reports.

9. Learn about the principles of peaceful civil disobedience by clicking here. Then, get together with others (or alone) and plan your acts of civil disobedience and nonviolent protest to remove:

a. the laws that subsidize the fossil fuel industry, 

b. the laws that allow the fossil fuel industry to continue to pollute our atmosphere to the point that we will have so much greenhouse gas in our atmosphere by mid-century that it will cause the death of about half of humanity. And finally,

10. Be sure you are a good example of the sustainable and low fossil fuel lifestyles we must live to save the future. You do not have to do this perfectly, but you do need to make regular personal progress on the action steps of Part 1 and Part 2 of the Job One Plan for fixing the runaway global heating extinction emergency. 

 

Get creative. If we do not 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.

11. Why our volunteers do not waste valuable time trying to educate or convince certain individuals

Our volunteers 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 personality of the individual posting or responding.

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! If they do not reject the reality of a possible or coming runaway global heating extinction, they will suffer unreconcilable cognitive dissonance

For their health and well-being, do not engage with this kind of individual 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 you are 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. Critical Legal information for ALL Job One for Humanity volunteers

We have many worldwide independent, self-organizing volunteers forwarding our climate and runaway global heating analysis and remedial plans. Because you operate independently of our organization, please do not ever represent yourself as our legal agents or representatives unless we have given you this special legal status from us in writing! 

Also, never use our Job One for Humanity name or logo on anything you independently produce or publish that is not our unaltered authentic website materials with a link to our original web page without our prior written permission! 

As an independent, self-organizing volunteer, you are not authorized agents or legal representatives of the Job One for Humanity Organization. Only our board of directors may make policy or position statements, take public actions, or make public statements that officially represent our research or non-profit organization.

Job One for Humanity does not have any form of a central command center that either directs or selects your or any volunteer's independent projects. As a volunteer, only you choose, plan, and execute your projects to help resolve the runaway global heating extinction emergency. We may answer your climate questions or offer moral support for actions in alignment with our policies, but we will never tell you what to do or say.

And finally, never do anything illegal or violent. We NEVER endorse or support ANY illegal or violent activity. If you engage in any unlawful or violent activity, it will be you and not us that could (or will be) held legally responsible by local authorities for your actions. 

Our organization is absolutely against all physical violence or violent revolution. We only endorse peaceful protest and peaceful civil disobedience that would make Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela proud.

Please also note that our educational materials are not meant for adolescents under 16 years old because of their serious and adult nature. Please allow children under 16 to be children and do not force them to deal with such an adult and upsetting matter.

13. How to correctly copy materials on our website for your local use

As an independent volunteer, in your efforts to help educate others, you may use (or restate) all of the non-members-only climate and runaway global heating materials you find on our website. However, we strongly recommend that you stay away from rephrasing the content of our web pages. Climate science is full of complexities and nuances easily misunderstood or not seen. 

If you choose to restate or create your own climate or other materials using our materials, please always list Job One for Humanity as the source material and create a link back to the Job One for Humanity original materials that you are using or rewriting! This way, people will ask us technical questions about the science, and they can see our references and methodology.

In any independent climate videos or other written materials you may produce, always say that the information in your videos or writings represents your humble opinion! In the US (and many developed countries,) as long as something is clearly labeled as your personal opinion, you cannot be successfully sued for saying any opinion or sharing any opinion. (IMHO, at the bottom of articles or videos, is short for "in my humble opinion.")

Please also note that our educational materials are not meant for adolescents under 16 years old because of their serious and adult nature. Please allow children under 16 to be children and do not force them to deal with such an adult and upsetting matter.

14. In Summary

Our organization and volunteers will be disruptive of the incorrect facts, false beliefs, and ineffective global warming reduction plans of any organization presenting them. We will also disrupt any individuals or organizations that by acts or omissions is enabling the rapidly accelerating climate extinction process and emergency. We do this only to call attention to more effective actions or more useful global warming facts and analyses.

Please join us and act as volunteer necessary disruptors as your location, skills, and resources allow. For example, one small first act of disruption could be to sign and widely distribute our global warming extinction emergency petition. 

Respectfully,

The Job One for Humanity Research Team

15. 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 disruption is now 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 disrupting.

Special thanks to all of our volunteers

Our volunteers care enough, know enough, and are brave enough to act because if they don't, who will? Become a Job One volunteer here.

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 5 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.

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

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-cote the facts surrounding the runaway global heating emergency.  

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.

 

Our all-volunteer organization is very rare these days. Our volunteers are independent, self-organizing individuals who have a passion for fixing climate change before it is too late. 

The core of our organization is made up of think tank climate analysts and researchers who have volunteered their time. One could also think of us as a unique and partially crowdsourced think tank in many ways. 

Our volunteers self-organize to handle our social media, marketing, research, events, and even accounting. In addition, our volunteers do all of the Climate Change Blog postings as they have done for years. Click here to see a profile of our members, volunteers, and the audience of curious visitors who will most benefit from our website.

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

Our website has easy-to-understand illustrations, descriptions, and documentation. Our website illuminates the "big picture" physics and math-determined interactions of the climate's many complex adaptive systems. 

Our mission is currently educating individuals and businesses on preparing for adapting to the climate consequences we can no longer avoid! Our focus is to support and work with those individuals, businesses, and groups that are bravely facing our many unavoidable, severe climate change consequences. At the same time, those groups are also encouraged to work to slow and lessen those consequences so we still have time to save and salvage as much of humanity and our civilization as we can.

We will do everything we can to help individuals, businesses, and groups survive this long-term nightmare so they might eventually birth a sustainable, just, and equitable global society, what we call the Great Global Rebirth. For more about our mission and goals, click here. 

How Our Research, Review, and Analysis Processes are Unique 

Using the principles of system theory and dialectical metasystemic thinking applied to the climate as a complex adaptive system, we review and then analyze current and past climate change research and public climate summaries for:

1. errors, 

2. omissions, 

3. previously unrecognized positive or negative patterns in or between climate studies,

4. unseen interconnections or consequence connections within and between climate studies, and 

5. the unseen and hidden politicization, censorship, or the watering down of climate science by governmental agencies or other types of agents 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 recently become far more prevalent and have significantly underestimated negative climate 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 study 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, underestimation, 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 feedbacks 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 forward a gross underestimation of 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.

Our Advisory Board

An Important Runaway Global Heating Update for our Mission

Overall, our mission strategy is based on the principle of focusing on working for the best possible outcomes while simultaneously preparing for the worst possible effects.

In March of 2022, Job One For Humanity reviewed current climate science and updated its position on climate change and runaway global heating. It concluded that:

As the result of ignoring 60 years of valid scientific warnings and our not resolving the climate change and rising global heating emergency, we have already locked ourselves into the beginning phase of runaway global warming and the unavoidable extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century. Mass human extinction is inevitable because we have already gone over the runaway global heating climate cliff when we reached the carbon 386 ppm level. Unfortunately, at our current 420+ ppm level, we are making our extinction occur even faster because we will cross even more climate tipping points and amplifying climate feedback loops at faster rates. The good news is that we can still save much of the other half of humanity, but only if we get close to reaching the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets as soon as possible. 

This first mass extinction-level event will result primarily from mass starvation due to climate change-related crop failures, low crop yields, and soaring food prices. It will also be caused by growing regional conflicts as tens of millions of starving climate refugees seek to find new homes and eat to survive.

If humanity does not get close to making the required radical global fossil fuel use reductions (as described in detail on this 2025 global targets page,) humanity will face an even worse second extinction-level of near-total extinction beginning as soon as 2070. (Click here to discover why total human extinction is not realistic or probable and the worst humanity will experience is near-total extinction (50 to 90+% of humanity going extinct.)

Accordingly, we have had to update our prior mission and goals because of the preceding and the increasingly severe global climate change and global heating consequences. Because the likelihood of coming close to the 2025 global targets for fossil fuel reduction is so low, part of our mission upgrade was to create a new Plan B for the runaway global heating extinction emergency. 

In a nutshell:

With our new Plan B, while we are still working on preventing near-total extinction, we have shifted a significant amount of our mission focus to helping individuals, families, and businesses to become aware that they now need to start preparing themselves physically, emotionally, and psychologically for what can no longer be avoided; the extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century.

We are actively helping them adapt and build climate resilience (and other kinds of resilience) both in their homes and businesses and in essential local, regional, and national systems. Our new Plan B reflects our upgraded mission and focuses on maximizing all the possible human, biological and ecological good within our extremely difficult and painful current climate position by:

A. preparing for, adapting to, and building enhanced human and biological resilience to survive climate change's ongoing catastrophic or unavoidable consequences while time remains to do so.

This getting prepared step also means that it is time to educate and prepare humanity for the many huge sacrifices we have to make to get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. And it is also time to start getting humanity ready for the unimaginable and unavoidable, soon-arriving suffering.  

while simultaneously,

B. pressing our governments hard and continuously to enforce radically cutting global fossil fuel use to get close to the 2025 global targets to slow down runaway global heating sufficiently so that we can avoid near-total human and biological extinction and, more of humanity can live a little longer and more securely. (We can no longer save half of humanity, but we still have a chance to save much of the rest of humanity.)

C. pressing our governments for the creation of effective global climate governance that has the power to make effective global climate law with the ability to verify, enforce, and punish violators. Without effective global climate governance, we will never be able to:

1. slow down the current climate-driven extinction and collapse,

2. manage the coming and now unavoidable climate-driven population collapse and sudden global decline, and 

3. wisely and equitably create and manage the post-global heating collapse recovery processes.     

D. And, if we do not get close to the survival-critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, with the hope that a good portion of the human population will survive we:

1. help younger individuals and families migrate from high-risk global heating areas to safer areas before it is too late to make these moves, (We forward the position that younger generations (X.Y Z, and A) who did not create or ignore the runaway global heating extinction nightmare have a far greater right to occupy the remaining global heating safest lands and to survive longer.)

2. support building many urban and rural new ecologically sustainable communities worldwide for our younger generations that:

1. might also allow at least some small part of our younger generations to survive where they are currently living, through the coming climate-change-propelled global collapse, extinction, and possible rebirth process and cycle, 

2. might learn from and apply the many hard lessons of runaway global heating and the other ecological, economic, and political consequences which will happen to us because of the ultimate consequences of our current overconsuming, highly unsustainable, and inequitable lives.

If there are survivors in these eco-communities, they and their eco-communities would serve as "beacons of light" modeling the critical new ideas, new values, and new behaviors for an eventual Great Global Rebirth. To see what these new ideas, new values and new behaviors might look like click here and look at Benefit 1.

(Please be aware that the continuous pain and suffering any survivors will go through is so immense and unimaginable that many survivors will wish they had died in the Great Global Collapse. For most, survival will be closer to a subsistence existence. Because surviving runaway global heating will be a living hell, we must lessen that hell for survivors by getting as close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets as is possible.)

3. help our governments develop crisis plans for managing the sudden and massive loss of life and unfolding social and economic chaos from now until mid-century from the unavoidable runaway global heating consequences. 

Because of our 60 years of inaction and ineffective action on the global heating emergency, the informative creative destruction that will occur as half the human population unavoidably goes extinct is unconscionable and the greatest horror in human history. Yet, it is also an equally powerful opportunity to create a better world and even a great global rebirth. (To learn more about the many benefits, improvements, and new societal values that could emerge for humanity from this unsought-after evolutionary challenge and opportunity, click here.)

 


Showing 4 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • 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 About 2019-07-19 15:33:46 -0700
Get More Info Here Take Action Support Our Mission

Subscribe to Our Global Warming Blog

Subscribe

Subscribe to Our Global Warming Blog

Subscribe