The not-for-profit Job One for Humanity organization provides a unique "big picture" and holistic view of the many inter-connected and inter-dependent climate systems creating our current global warming emergency. Unlike other climate change educational organizations, we do provide prioritized, critical-path solutions to the global warming emergency built upon the most accurate global fossil fuel reduction targets and the most dangerous global warming tipping point deadlines we currently face.
Our website focuses on educating individuals and businesses on adapting to what we can no longer avoid! It will help you and your business survive and thrive through the many soon-arriving climate change crises.
Our website illuminates the "big picture" physics and math-determined interactions of the climate's many complex systems in easy-to-understand illustrations, descriptions, and documentation. We know no other website that so candidly presents such a comprehensive window into viewing our global warming future.
A quick overview of the current science on global warming
This global warming current condition statement below is updated every 2 weeks to take into account the latest research, projections, and alerts.
1. Because of accelerating global warming and the worsening of our other 11 major global crises, we are facing an imminent global catastrophe. We face an unavoidable die-off of much of humanity and the widespread collapse of many of our critical social, economic, and political systems by mid-century.
2. We also face the high probability of humanity's total extinction and the collapse of civilization by the end of the 21st century.
3. Much of humanity dying by mid-century is already unavoidable, but total extinction is still avoidable.
4. The following must happen to avoid total extinction:
a. the world governments must immediately enforce the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets to prevent crossing three extinction-triggering global warming tipping points. And,
b. the world must make critical improvements to our other 11 worsening global crises.
(The links in the nine facts statement further below will lead you to the science, documentation, and analysis behind these stark but factual four statements.)
The first two parts are what we as individuals and businesses must do to adapt to the global warming primary and secondary consequences that can no longer be avoided. The last two parts of the Job One Plan are for what governments must do to adapt to, slow down, and lessen global warming's unavoidable consequences long enough so that more of us can survive longer and suffer less.
Please keep in mind that it's still not too late for those willing to act soon to prepare for and adapt to the coming global catastrophes. If our governments enforce the needed 2025 global fossil fuel reductions and get very close to meeting the legitimate 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, it is not too late to avoid global collapse and total extinction.
When mature, intelligent individuals are given the above four facts in a supportive environment with the scientific documentation proving their legitimacy, many become less concerned with the current status quo. They develop a new focus and creativity about what can still be done with the time we have left and what is truly important to focus upon for the future.
The necessary supportive environment for presenting and processing the above four shocking facts includes:
1. a logical plan for what we can still do to improve what we can and move forward during this unparalleled moment of crisis in human history. (The Job One for Humanity Plan.)
3. the Kubler Ross psychological tools to process any initial shock or upset over what the validity of this information means to you,
4. the appropriate scientific documentation for those who need to see all of the details.
If you are looking for prudent actions to exist through the coming crises for as long as possible, the Job One for Humanity action plan was developed for you.
Based on the simple logic, that if we do not come close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, we will also face a highly probable total extinction event. Therefore, it is best to use your remaining time and energy wisely. This wise use of remaining time and energy would include:
1.) making your remaining time as fulfilling, meaningful, and comfortable as possible for as long as you can (Also found in Parts 1 and 2 of the Job One Plan.)
2.) doing everything within your power to save and salvage whatever you can of humanity and civilization for as long as you can --- instead of doing nothing and losing everything! (Found in Parts 3 and 4 of the Job One Plan.)
For an expanded and deeper understanding of our above statement on the current state of global warming, we recommend that you read the following nine most important facts about global warming today!
The nine most important facts about global warming today
As of 5.24.2021, here are the nine most essential facts to know about global warming and climate change based on today's most current science. These nine facts are what most other global warming education and environmental groups are afraid to tell you.
Once you understand them, you will be better prepared for what is happening now and coming.
We are not asking you to accept these disruptive facts blindly. Instead, we have provided links to their scientific documentation and analysis.
We also will not leave you stuck in this painful news without a solution and balancing positive perspectives. At the end of this article, you will find a link to a comprehensive four-part plan for what you can do to help manage global warming and many of the other 11 major global crises we currently face. To further counterbalance these disruptive facts, you will also find a link to a long list of the many surprising benefits that you will experience as we work toward resolving this challenge and evolutionary opportunity.
Because psychologists say it is better to get the bad news out of the way before the good news, here are essential but difficult facts you must know about today's climate change and global warming emergency:
Fact 1: We have lost four valuable global fossil fuel reduction decades when we could have gradually and easily reduced our global fossil fuel use to avoid the current global catastrophe. (Our governments have ignored more than 40 years of global warming warnings by our best climate scientists.
To save ourselves from the extinction of much of humanity by mid-century, our immediate global fossil fuel reductions will have to be radical, painful, and almost impossible.
Our governments ignoring repeated and valid scientific warnings is far from rare. They repeatedly ignored the warnings by the world's best pandemic scientists. Despite many pandemic warnings, our governments were not still prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, acted too slow at its onset and, it got out of control --- exactly as predicted!
Our well-warned governments are even less prepared for the global warming fueled accelerating extinction emergency and its many primary and secondary consequences.
Fact 2: Our governments have grossly under-estimated and hidden from us:
a. how bad global warming is going to get,
b. how soon global warming will exponentially worsen, and
c. the correct global fossil fuel reduction targets critically needed to save us from the dieoff of much of humanity by mid-century. (Much of is 50% or more.)
The world's governments have grossly under-estimated the above facts because in part, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations has cleverly "falsified" global fossil fuel reduction calculations. These "falsified" fossil fuel reduction target calculations also contribute to the global warming consequence timetable predictions being inaccurate.
These global fossil fuel reduction target calculations are vitally important because the IPCC is the world's leading research authority on global warming. All governments rely upon their reduction calculations for their nation's part of the global fossil fuel use reduction targets. Unfortunately, because of this IPCC "falsification" of the needed global fossil fuel reduction calculations, the world now falsely believes it is somewhat close to its needed reduction targets and will be safe for decades to come. (Click here to discover how the IPCC "falsified" essential global fossil fuel reduction calculations and targets. It is a fascinating, easy read.)
In truth, the world is facing an accelerating extinction emergency. We must now make drastic global fossil fuel reductions before the end of 2025 or, we can't stop ourselves from going over our last chance, global warming tipping point. Unfortunately, because of many decades of IPCC consequence under-estimation and "falsified" reduction calculations, many global warming consequences are now unavoidable!
If you still do not believe that we are being told the wrong survival-critical global fossil fuel reduction targets, read the two articles below and decide for yourself if the incorrect IPCC calculations are intentional or just honest mistakes? (Click here to see the other global fossil fuel reduction target manipulations and politicization problems from within the IPCC.)
Fact 3: We have now reached a global warming acceleration level where only a worldwide government-driven mass mobilization similar in scope to the mass mobilization that occurred before World War II can save us from total extinction. Once we increase the average global temperature by four degrees Celcius, adapting to global warming consequences is no longer possible!
It is now far too late for individual actions alone to achieve the 2025 global fossil fuel reductions needed to save us from accelerating global warming-driven catastrophe and the die-off of much of humanity by mid-century. (Part 3 of our Job One for Humanity Plan will show you how our governments can complete the required mass mobilization and the required levels of global fossil fuel reduction to save us.)
Fact 4: Our governments are less than five years away (2025) from missing our last realistic chance to reduce global fossil fuel use sufficiently to prevent the die-off of much of humanity by 2050. It is only by getting close to these 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets that we maintain realistic control of our global warming futures and can prevent the total extinction of humanity around or before 2100. (Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do at this point to avoid much of humanity from dying by mid-century. We have waited and ignored the warnings for too long. We already missed making the needed global fossil fuel reductions!)
What are these critical, required 2025 global fossil fuel use reductions? The 2025 targets will require most developed nations to reduce their total global fossil fuel use by a shocking 75% by 2025. This 75% global fossil fuel reduction means that all developed countries (including China and India) must reduce all auto, train, shipping, airline, industrial, agricultural, and home uses of all fossil fuels by 75% by 2025 to meet these 2025 targets!
The national fossil fuel reductions also mean the citizens of those nations must reduce all auto, train, shipping, airline, industrial, agricultural, and home uses of all fossil fuels by 75% by 2025. Now you have a realistic idea of how steep this reduction task is and how painful it will be to save the future. (Click here to see full details and year-by-year 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. Also, please importantly note, if we fail to come close to these 2025 targets, it will also take centuries to millennia for the planet to recover. )
Fact 5: Significantly missing this 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets means we go over the first extinction-evoking tipping point, and we accelerate the immutable laws of climate physics toward climate catastrophe and extinction. Going over this first critical tipping point will also quickly trigger crossing more global warming extinction-accelerating tipping points faster and faster.
Here is how key consequences will unfold if we fail to meet the 2025 targets. It will produce accelerating temperatures, drought, rain bombs, flooding, and global warming's many consequences and forms of extreme weather.
We will then not be able to prevent the widespread collapse of global agriculture. If we allow global agriculture's widespread failure, the human population will quickly starve, and today's population will soon collapse. (See this critical page for the sequence of the unfolding primary and secondary global warming consequences.)
The above is not even the worse consequence of missing the 2025 targets. If we do not get very close to these 2025 targets, a result called runaway global warming will eventually render our beautiful Planet Earth completely uninhabitable! (Runaway global warming means that global warming will run away from us and continue to get warmer and warmer due to additional crossed tipping points and because of other climate factors.)
Once again, the good news is that runaway global warming can only happen if we significantly miss the 2025 global reduction targets. If that happens, we cannot stop ourselves from going over the first extinction-evoking global warming tipping point. We then also soon cross the two other extinction-accelerating global warming tipping points. (Click here to read about how and when these four critical extinction-accelerating tipping points will unfold over the next few decades.)
Fact 6: Despite horrible odds for getting close to the critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, it is still technically possible to do so. But we immediately need to execute a government-driven and government-enforced global mass mobilization. If our governments get us close to the 2025 targets, we can at least slow down (but not stop) the die-off of much of humanity by mid-century.
Fact 7: Only by getting close to the global 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets and successfully managing most of these other 11 non-global warming global crises will we give ourselves the needed time to prevent the near-total or total extinction of humanity from occurring from 2070 to about 2100.
If you think that either the extinction of much of humanity by mid-century or humanity's total extinction beginning around 2070 are overstated, please read this page first, then this page, and then please see this recent scientific summary by respected climate scientists.
Fact 8: We are so far, far behind where we need to be in reducing global fossil fuel use to get even close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets that wise individuals and businesses are already executing the climate change catastrophe, Plan B.
In addition to the global warming emergency, we have also failed miserably to manage most of these other 11 critical global challenges to our severe detriment. The amplifying, accelerating, and interacting of these 12 major global crises with each other will soon begin causing a widespread accelerated or abrupt collapse of critical economic, ecological and social systems first in weaker nations, but eventually even in the strongest.
Below, you see the complete and utter failure of the IPCC and our governments in doing anything effective to reduce global fossil fuel-related greenhouse gases, which has caused our accelerating global warming, particularly over the last 40 years.
Now is the time for wise individuals and businesses also to create their own Plan B emergency backup survival plans. Plan B is simply an emergency preparation, adaptation, and survival plan. It might even include migration or relocation to safer areas away from the worst of accelerating global warming and the worsening 11 other major global threats.
It is no longer reasonable to rely solely upon our limited-resourced governments to save you, your family, or your business from the rapidly accelerating global warming extinction emergency interacting with our 11 other major global crises. With your Plan B firmly in place, you can keep working to help slow down global warming and achieve the best remaining possible outcomes after you have prepared your family and business for its worst and soon-arriving consequences. And, if we eventually do get through this extinction emergency, we will have preserved your future opportunity to create a better life from the painful lessons we will be learning.
Click here to see the Job One for Humanity Plan B. Plan B also includes saving and salvaging as much of our global civilization as we can for as long as we can so; it will be there for us in the post-collapse future.)
(Click here to see the many best possible remaining positive outcomes if our governments mass mobilize and act in time.)
Fact 9: Depending on your current location, you should still have some time to prepare for and adapt to the myriad of now unavoidable global warming-related primary and secondary consequences. To help you determine how much time you have to prepare, adapt, or relocate, we have provided the global warming and interrelated crisis timetable below.
Keep in mind that this timetable significantly depends on your current location's safety and global warming risk level. If you are in a higher-risk area, the timeframes are shorter. Also, please keep in mind that while you are preparing and adapting keep pushing our governments to radically reduce global fossil fuel use so that some of humanity will be able to survive mass extinction or near-total extinction even though the current odds are terrible.
Here are the critical survival and location-relevant deadlines and timeframes to know and use for your personal and business survival:
a. The 5-year deadline: (From now until the end of 2025.) At this time, it is appropriate to admit it is all but impossible for us to fully meet the total 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets! But, we still do have enough time left to slow down (but not avoid) a mid-century mass extinction event for much of humanity by getting close to them. Thus, although we have passed the point of avoiding the die-off of much of humanity, we still can maintain some level of control of our global warming future. And most importantly, we can still prevent total extinction by getting very close to the 2025 targets!
This total extinction danger also means we have to educate the world about the extinction-evoking global warming tipping point deadlines after preparing our survival provisions and after creating safe and sustainable community cooperatives or sanctuaries. (See this Plan B emergency plan page, which discusses how to prepare in the safest locations and what are the least safe places to ride out the global warming extinction emergency.)
b. The 5-10-year deadline: (This assumes we will miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets and did not get close to them.) From 2020 to 2027, global warming consequences will steadily worsen in a rising but steeper linear progression. More people will wisely migrate to safer areas. Millions will die because of climate-related food shortages and other global warming-related catastrophes.
If you have prepared, adapted, and if applicable, are in a global warming safer location before 2027, and you have a good Plan B in place, depending upon your location, relative stability and security for family and business are probable until about 2030 to 2040. (See this Plan B emergency plan page, which discusses how to prepare in the safest locations and what are the least safe places to ride out the global warming extinction emergency.)
c. The 10-15 year deadline: (This assumes we will miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, and we did not get close to the 2025 targets.) After 2030-2035 many other climate, human, ecological, political, and economic tipping points will be crossed due to accelerating global warming consequences and global warming amplifying the consequences of most of these 11 other critical global challenges.
The stability and security of even the safest and best prepared global warming safer locations will lessen and become increasingly challenging. Those individuals in supportive cooperatives or sustainable communities should be significantly safer and better adapted than those who are not. (See this Plan B emergency plan page, which discusses how to prepare in the safest locations and what are the least safe places to ride out the global warming extinction emergency.)
d. The 15-25 year deadline: (This assumes we will miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, and we did not get close to meeting these targets.) Beginning around 2030, the frequency, severity, and size of the 20 worst global warming consequences will move from a steeply rising linear progression into an exponential progression. As a result, stability and security for even the best prepared, safer global warming locations, cooperatives, and sustainable communities will become far more complex and dangerous. (See this Plan B emergency plan page, which discusses how to prepare in the safest locations and what are the least safe places to ride out the global warming extinction emergency.)
e. The 25-30-year deadline: (This assumes we will miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, and at least, we got close to them or compensated for these targets somewhere over this period.) By mid-century, extinction for much of humanity will still be unavoidable. From 2030-2050 will be the riskiest period to survive for much to most of society. Generally, things will be better in safer global warming locations, special cooperatives, and sustainable communities. But even there, survival is far from guaranteed without the highest preparation, adaptation, and cooperation levels. (See this Plan B emergency plan page, which discusses how to prepare in the safest locations and what are the least safe places to ride out the global warming extinction emergency.)
f. The 50-year deadline: (This assumes we will miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, and unfortunately, we did not even get close to them.) In this case, we will face the worst consequences of runaway global warming. We will be heading toward the beginning of the runaway greenhouse gas effect, which ripped the atmosphere off Venus. Because of this escalating runaway global warming reality and not getting close to the 2025 reduction targets, humanity will, unfortunately, finally face a total extinction event beginning as soon as 2070-2100. We call this the Climageddon Scenario.
At this dangerous juncture in the evolution of humanity, it is also wholly appropriate to feel fear because of the many known consequences of accelerating global warming and the worsening of these 11 other global crises. While generalized fear or panic often paralyzes, there are positive evolutionary reasons for fear's emotion. The positive use of fear exists for those rare times when there are REAL threats to your survival. Positive fear mobilizes the observant and wise to act before it is too late!
So, here is some good timeline news. If we at least get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, we can still prevent total human extinction. If we do not, we begin crossing too many additional extinction-triggering tipping points. This happens far too fast to prevent the worst consequences of runaway global warming multiplying the worsening effects of the other 11 major global crises. (Highly relevant additional emergency preparation, adaptation, and other location/relocation safety and risk level information useful for wisely using the timetable above begins on this page.)
One Last Mini-Fact: The Common False Belief that New Carbon Removal Technology Will Save Us Just in Time
Many people falsely believe that geoengineering, carbon capture, or some other new miracle technology will ride in like a knight on a white horse at the last minute to save humanity from the natural consequences of its previous bad climate decisions, actions, inactions, and mistakes.
(Click here to read about why this fairy tale carbon capture technology is not going to happen or will be "too little too late" to save us.)
(Click here to read how challenging it will be to reach the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets.)
The Nine Facts Summary:
1. The IPCC has deceived our governments about the true global fossil fuel reduction targets and how bad and fast global warming catastrophe and mass extinction are coming.
2. Our governments are failing horribly in achieving the real 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. This will push the world over critical global warming extinction triggering tipping points and bring about the unavoidable extinction of much of humanity and widespread social collapse by mid-century.
3. The battle to prevent the extinction of much of humanity by mid-century is over. The fight to prevent total extinction has begun. It is now the last chance for our governments to mass mobilize and act together with the correct actions to prevent global social collapse and humanity's total extinction.
4. While we try to get our governments to mass mobilize and come close to the 2025 targets, it IS also time for individuals and businesses to execute their emergency Plan B. Plan B consists of preparing for and adapting to the soon-arriving climate mega-catastrophes, widespread social collapse, and the inevitable mass extinction of much of humanity by mid-century. (To see precisely how widespread social collapse will occur due to the accelerating global warming emergency, please read the secondary consequences on this page.)
5. The comprehensive Job One Plan offers honest, reality-based hope for surviving and thriving throughout the uncertain future. It covers:
a. the real 2025 fossil fuel targets,
b. the correct actions our governments need to do slow down mass extinction and prevent total extinction, and
c. what we as individuals, businesses, and governments must do to have the proper emergency backup Plan B in place to ride out what is coming.
6. The Job One for Humanity Plan is based on the simple logic that, if we do not come close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, when faced with unavoidable mass extinction and a highly probable total extinction event, it is best to use your remaining time and energy wisely. This wise use of remaining time and energy would include:
a.) making your remaining time as fulfilling, meaningful, and comfortable as possible for as long as you can (Parts 1 and 2 of the Job One Plan.)
b.) doing everything within your power to save and salvage whatever you can of humanity and civilization for as long as you can instead of doing nothing and losing everything! (Parts 3 and 4 of the Job One Plan.)
Unfortunately, to delay the required painful global fossil fuel reductions to save us from total extinction, our governments and politicians will continue to deny the above facts under the guise of preventing public panic. At this time, too many governments and environmental groups have been compromised by the money and influence of fossil fuel-producing nations, fossil fuel-related industries, and their lobbyists.
To keep the public calm and ignorant of the imminent extinction dangers described above, it is very likely our governments will continue to issue false or misleading global warming reduction progress reports. Our governments will likely seek to distract us with false hope solutions like the many existing and illusionary carbon capture and new geoengineering schemes.
For humanity to survive and thrive, we must go where science and the facts lead us and face the cold and bitter reality of the real threat of our current extinction emergency. We must continue to speak truth to power no matter how uncomfortable those facts might be.
The above nine facts about our global warming future are well known within the appropriate intelligence agency departments and by selected political leaders within most developed nations. Moreover, those informed individuals are already preparing themselves, their families and secretly instituting the necessary governmental preparation and control projects to deal with these future extinction-level threats.
At Job One, we feel that ordinary people worldwide also have the absolute right to have this critical information. Having it, they too can prepare in advance for what is coming. They, too, can readjust their lives while relative stability still exists. They, too, have the right to find meaning and enjoyment in the diverse relationships of their remaining lives.
The Single Most Important Summary Fact for Your and Your Family's Survival
Our failed Plan A for climate change was having our governments try to gradually reduce global fossil fuel use over the last 40 years. If we were even remotely successful with Plan A, the planet would not be rapidly overheating, we would not be on the edge of an unavoidable extinction of much of humanity by mid-century, and we also would not be staring down the high probability of total human extinction by as soon as 2070 or sooner.
Unfortunately, the history of our 40-year Plan A was a complete failure. In fact, it did not even come close to occurring for the 28+ reasons listed on this page. Accordingly, it is now long past the time for wise individuals, businesses, and nations to begin an effective emergency backup and adaptation Plan B before it is too late to slow down what we can no longer avoid! Click here to start your personal Plan B!
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The essential positive perspectives on the above disruptive global warming and climate change news
Despite the many types of unavoidable challenging global warming consequences and past fossil fuel reduction mistakes that we now face, we can still learn from their feedback, and we can adapt and evolve to make life as good and as happy as is possible. No matter how severe the coming global warming consequences might become, if we wisely play the remaining cards that we have been dealt with, we can still achieve the best remaining possible outcomes.
We can make a significant difference in reducing global fossil fuel use to stabilize and save some parts of humanity's future. We can execute a comprehensive fossil fuel reduction and survival plan like the Job One for Humanity Plan.
We can still maintain the perseverance needed to succeed in this monumental task by regularly reviewing the many benefits which will occur as we work successfully on this project together. Although we are now in what could be called a Great Global Collapse process triggered by accelerating global warming, this collapse process will eventually offer equal to (or even greater than) long-term benefits in the form of a potential Great Rebirth beyond the coming suffering and loss.
First on this page (that has been read almost 2 million times,) and then this other critical global warming benefit page, you will find the many often hidden surprise benefits of the global warming challenge. You also will find a framework and the possibilities for what could be called a post-collapse Great Rebirth, no matter how bad the collapse process gets.
We can persevere through this temporary time of emergency. To do so, we need to remember that our greatest challenges are also the seeds of our greatest evolutionary opportunities. We can also never forget that we are engaged in nothing less than the most critical and meaningful evolutionary challenge, opportunity, and adventure in human history!
This is our last opportunity to slow down the accelerating mass human extinction threat by getting close to these 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.
Only by reaching these targets will we be able to remove the even worse threat of total extinction.
So, get started on the Job One for Humanity Survive and Thrive plan today. Help save and salvage as much of humanity and our beautiful civilization as is possible.
If you are either curious or need some extra motivation to get into action, we then strongly recommend also reading this popular page. It describes the above major consequences unfolding in a detailed step-by-step process as well as the complete scope and breadth of the extinction emergency that we are all now facing on many consequence fronts.
A quick summary of all of the above
There is just one immediate fact to know and focus upon concerning our climate change and global warming future. If we get this one right, most of the other problems will take care of themselves.
If our world governments do not immediately execute a mass mobilization of the necessary resources to reduce global fossil fuel use by 75% by 2025, most of humanity will be dead by mid-century. If they miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets by a lot, we are facing total extinction beginning as soon as 2070 or sooner.
That is all you really need to remember and focus on. If you do not believe what we have said above is accurate, click here to see precisely how our global warming nightmare will unfold.
On the other hand, if we do get global warming under control
If we do get the climate change and global warming emergency under control, we will experience 2 major global benefits:
Climate Change and Global Warming Benefit 1 - A beautiful world and having any livable future we get if we make the right choices and meet the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.
Imagine a world with clean, fresh air that did not kill us or make our children ill. Imagine a world of new livelihoods and lifestyles where former fossil fuel workers transform our transportation system. Imagine them building fast, green bullet trains and expanding universal access to self-driving electric vehicles eliminating the need for most private transportation and parking lots.
Now imagine existing parking lots and the roofs of our many buildings becoming organic gardens or parks or, solar panel farms. Imagine our cities transformed into safe and healthy places and healthy forests, soils, waterways, and oceans again helping to clean our air and water and feed us sustainably.
We still have time to fix our global warming mess by reaching the 2025 global targets and have all these good things and much, much more. We still have one last opportunity to keep the world from getting so warm that it will kill off most of us, but only if we choose to resolve the fossil fuel-caused global warming emergency.
Imagine we make the right 2025 global fossil fuel reduction target choices, and in doing this, we also become good stewards of the world and our futures.
And finally, imagine we do we make the urgently needed 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. We have preserved hope for both ourselves and for future generations that life will go on and that the quality of our lives will get better. By acting now we get to experience and preserve for ourselves and future generations the opportunity to survive and thrive and experience a true sustainable prosperity.
Climate Change and Global Warming Benefit 2 - When we resolve the single greatest disruptor and threat multiplier of the 21st century (which is accelerating global warming and climate change,) we will be simultaneously reducing many of the negative consequences of the world's 12 other critical systemic challenges. Here is a brief listing of these other 12 critical global challenges:
Global Challenge 1: Resolving the current COVID-19 global pandemic,
Global Challenge 2: increasing global economic instabilities,
Global Challenge 3: ever-rising over-population,
Global Challenge 4: rising global resource depletion,
Global Challenge 5: escalating pollution of lands, air, and waters.
Global Challenge 6: loss of biodiversity,
Global Challenge 7: growing economic inequality, social and racial injustice, hunger, and poverty.
Global Challenge 8: escalating regional and international terrorism, conflicts, and war,
Global Challenge 9: Mass migrations,
Global Challenge 10: New COVID-19 like pandemics and other new and old disease epidemics, will likely occur every decade.
Global Challenge 11: increasing political instability and collapsing governments, and
Global Challenge 12: Our failure to evolve effective global governance.
As we resolve global warming At the same time we will also be making the world's 12 critical challenges far easier to resolve! To see a detailed and expanded description of each of humanity's other 12 critical global crises to better understand how important it is for us to manage our global warming emergency, click here.
We can build a beautiful, more sustainable world and future for all, but only if we manage global warming.
Most of our best social, economic, and political values, goals, and human rights will become far easier and more probable to achieve once we get our accelerating global warming emergency resolved. (Those values, goals and human rights are shown in the Sustainable Development illustration below)
Resolving global warming allows us to make continuing progress on addressing all of the world's 12 other critical systemic challenges! On the other hand, if we do not get global warming fixed and the climate continues to de-stabilize at the current rate, there will be no way to make continued progress or ever realize most of these vital values, goals, and human rights.
We can create the world in which we and future generations will love to live. We can build a new world of far greater peace and security!
To do this first we have to get the global warming emergency resolved. This will facilitate and expedite our possibilities for reaching all of the following wonderful life-enhancing Sustainable Development and Sustainable Prosperity Goals.
Said in a different way, here are just a few of the potential evolutionary changes in values, goals, and processes that will be far easier to improve or make once accelerating global warming is under control. We will be better able to:
1. reduce our destructive consume/pollute/waste consumerism,
2. end critical resource depletion and create resource rebalancing,
3. end racial and educational justice,
4. create universal healthcare,
5. end wealth and income equity,
6. create housing and employment equity,
7. allow for the return and strengthening of biodiversity because of reduced pollution and encroachment into natural habitats,
8. create the next evolutionary economic fair exchange system beyond our current corporate greed-based capitalism. This new economic system rely upon the false fundamental principle of unlimited growth within the closed and limited Earth system. And,
9. create effective global governance based on the collective wellbeing of all planetary citizens vs. our current corporatocracy for the benefit of a wealthy few that we have now. (To begin to repair corporatocracy we would need to remove all personhood rights from corporations, hold them strictly responsible to the principles of the triple bottom line and make them pay for all pollution and harm they cause upon the public commons.)
All of the previous items will help build a sustainable prosperity and a just and equitable future for ALL of humanity, including all biological life. All of the above things can help create a global civil society with individual human rights and responsibilities held in appropriate balance with community and government rights and responsibilities. (To learn more about the many new principles of the sustainable prosperity of the future, click here.)
Before reading on, please take a moment and visualize how much better your life and our world will be when all of the beautiful values and goals listed in Benefits 1 and 2 above are improved, stabilized, and achieved!
(To see all of the 18 other benefits of working toward solving the global warming emergency, click here.)
(To see the expanded details on the 12 other critical global challenges we must face and resolve to have a future, click here.)
The above is all you have to remember for now about global warming and your future. Many of the pages on our website will show you the exact science behind these five simple statements to verify what we are saying is true. You can start that verification process here or continue reading.
And, yes there is much more than just global warming that we have to deal with. We have 12 other major global challenges to fix as well
It appears that the world is unraveling with a COVID-19 pandemic, mass unemployment, public loss of faith and trust in our governments, global warming, civil unrest, racial injustice, species extinction, and much more as you will read below.
Humanity is no longer dealing with single-incident, non-interconnected crises. Humanity has entered into a deteriorating global emergency involving almost all of its most critical global systems. (From Wikipedia, A system is a group of interacting or interrelated entities that form a unified whole. A system is described by its spatial and temporal boundaries, surrounded and influenced by its environment, described by its structure and purpose and expressed in its functioning. Systems are the subjects of the study of systems theory.)
Today the world faces global warming and these 12 critical and worsening systemic global challenges that will cause a cascading convergence of systemic catastrophes. This chain of systemic catastrophes will directly or indirectly affect the future of every person on earth.
Our not-for-profit Job One for Humanity organization focuses mainly on educating individuals and businesses on how to survive and thrive through the escalating climate change and global warming emergency. Many of the steps we take in our Job One Plan to resolve the global warming emergency will help improve many of the other 12 critical global systemic challenges.
We focus primarily on the global warming emergency because of the principle of "first things first." This exceptional global warming first prioritization is also because the escalating global warming emergency will cause:
1. mass extinction by about mid-century and,
2. it is also the largest global disruptor and threat multiplier for all of the other 12 critical global challenges.
If we do not manage global warming on a "first things first" priority basis, there will be little-to-no opportunity or time left to resolve the world's other 12 critical global challenges. If you do not understand why our primary focus must first be on the accelerating global warming emergency, then please click here and read about the five most important facts about today's global warming emergency.
We face a dramatically increased threat of a cascading convergence of systemic global catastrophes
There is a real urgency for immediate, comprehensive, and effective action on global warming. If we miss hitting the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, there is very little hope we can avoid a painful and messy mass extinction process within our lifetimes.
This is not the only reason for urgency and the priority for solving the global warming extinction threat. Besides global warming being the mega-disruptor and threat multiplier of almost all the world's other 12 critical systemic global challenges, it interacts with the other 12 global challenges and amplifies them. It makes almost all of the 12 challenges worse. Additionally, accelerating global warming pushes the 12 other global challenges more quickly toward their tipping points into waves of globalized chaos and catastrophe.
There is a real extinction prevention urgency for reaching the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. There are other predicted deadlines we now face:
- By 2030, it is estimated that most of the remaining safest global warming land will be occupied or unreachable because, this land has either been sold or, northern nations have closed their borders. And,
- By 2032, most of the world's fresh water will be gone.
These are just two of the many severe consequences we will experience if we fail to get global warming and the 12 other global challenges under control. If we fail to manage global warming successfully, we will also lose much of the time and resources needed to resolve the other 12 global challenges.
This means that for your business, your nation, and humanity to survive and thrive, we need to do the following:
- work for the best to meet the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets to prevent mass extinction within our lifetimes. (Hitting these 2025 targets will also do much to lessen and help resolve the world's other 12 critical systemic global challenges.) And,
- prepare for the worst. If we are unable to reach the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets the world's other 12 critical global systemic challenges will get considerably worse and cross many cataclysmic tipping points. This means we must also simultaneously begin making emergency preparations for a much harsher world where mass extinction within our lifetimes is a likely reality and consequence of failure.
Our new priorities have to be:
1. first, getting as close as possible to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets even though the odds of doing so do not look good. (The consequences described here are far too grim not to make hitting the 2025 targets our Priority One.)
2. Next, and only if we fail and miss these 2025 targets by a significant amount, we would then focus entirely on our second priority which is to get a personal Plan B emergency survival plan made and done so that you can help us save and salvage as much of civilization as you can while we still have time to do so.
There are many amazing benefits to resolving our challenging global warming emergency. Please click here and see the most-read page on our website, our global warming benefits page.
The five most important reasons why we must press on and meet or get as close to the 2025 targets as is possible in spite of all the many challenges we will face
The most important reason that we must press on and meet or get very close to the 2025 targets is simple and chilling. If we do get close to the 2025 targets, we can't slow down the process of most of humanity suffering and dying due to starvation by mid-century.
As horrible as most of humanity (as well as a lot of animals and biological life suffering and dying) is, this outcome is still far better than having ALL of humanity suffer and die not long after mid-century if we fail to reach or come very close to the 2025 targets.
There are five things we can always be sure of during our global warming extinction emergency. In spite of all of the challenges and adverse global warming outcomes that are possible and discussed above, the single constant truth for the best possible outcome for humanity is that; the faster and more we reduce global fossil fuel use toward meeting or getting as close as possible to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets:
a. the more people that will survive longer to carry on humanity, life, and our beautiful civilization into the future, (See Parts 3 and 4 of the Job One Plan for how to do this.)
b. the surviving future generations will suffer far less from an ever-increasing sequence of escalating global warming consequences and catastrophes,
c. we will "buy" ourselves more time to prepare and adapt to what consequences we can no longer avoid, (see Parts 1 and 2 of the Job One Plan here.)
d. it is not realistically possible to still avoid mass extinction for much of humanity by mid-century, but we may still be able to prevent a total extinction event from occurring. And,
e. it will be far easier and still possible to get control of and manage these 11 other major global challenges when we get global warming under control.
More people surviving longer and more people having time to get themselves, their families, and their businesses prepared for what is coming is an undeniable good! Especially when you weigh it against the unavoidable consequences of doing nothing or failure to make the needed sacrifices to get global warming under better control.
Never forget, we still have some time left to:
1. make the required radical fossil fuel reductions, (To see the 26 human reasons why it will very challenging to make the needed global fossil fuel reductions, click here.)
2. complete the necessary emergency preparations, and to
3. adapt to soon-arriving global warming consequences that we can no longer change.
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Despite Everything Disheartening that You Have Read Above, the Job One For Humanity organization is NOT an End-of-the-World, all-is-lost organization
Please click here to read our balanced, positive approach toward the monumental challenges we face to avoid extinction and the widespread collapse of our global systems.
(This page is derived substantially from the 2016 book, Climageddon, The Global Warming Emergency and How to Survive It. It has been updated with new climate research since 2016 as applicable. Climageddon is Available on Amazon.)