The following provides five essential facts to know about today's climate change and global warming emergency. These are the facts that most other environmental groups are afraid to tell you.
Once you understand them, you will be better prepared for what is happing now and what is coming, and what you will find on this website. We are not asking you to blindly accept these five disruptive global warming and climate change facts. We have also provided links to their scientific documentation and analysis found further down the page. These five core facts are what we have built our mission's critical services.
At the end of this article, to counterbalance these highly disruptive global warming facts, you will find a link to a comprehensive four-part plan for what you can do to help manage the global warming emergency! You will also find a link to the many surprising and significant benefits that you and humanity will acquire as we resolve the global warming challenge, opportunity, and adventure. We must not forget "that our greatest challenges are also our greatest opportunities."
The five most important facts you should know about climate change and global warming:
Fact 1: Our world governments were not prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic. They are even more unprepared for the escalating global warming emergency. Our governments have also ignored 35 years of persuasive global warming warnings by our best scientists, just like many of them ignored our pandemic scientists' advice.
Fact 2: Our governments are not telling us the truth about how bad global warming is going to get. Many catastrophic global warming consequences are going to arrive far sooner than we are being told.
Some of the coming catastrophic global warming consequences are already unavoidable!
Fact 3: If we keep going the way we are now, our governments are about five years away (2025) from missing our last theoretical opportunity to reduce global warming enough to be able to control our global warming futures. This means that we will not be able to prevent the most catastrophic global warming outcomes from occurring over the next several decades.
We have also reached the point where only government-driven efforts by all nations can save us. It is far too late for individual actions to achieve the fossil fuel reductions needed to save us in time.
Fact 4: If we keep acting the way we are now, we will not meet our last chance 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. Despite the horrible odds of not hitting the 2025 global reduction targets, we still must do everything we can do to come as close to meeting these targets as is possible.
If we come close to these 2025 targets, we can at least slow down and delay a human, animal, and plant species mass extinction event, which will unfold over the next 30-50 years. (Click here to read about the four extinction-evoking global warming tipping points that we will cross when our average global temperature increases to the 2°C level. This temperature level will push us over the climate cliff into a mass extinction event within 3-5 decades.)
The great news here is that by just getting close to the 2025 targets and as well as dealing with these 12 other critical global challenges, we can still give ourselves the needed time to prevent a total human extinction event from occurring.
Part 3 of the Job One for Humanity Plan will show you how our governments can get this done and save us in time.
Fact 5: Because we are so far behind in reducing global warming to come close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets and because we are failing to adequately deal with these 12 other critical global challenges, it is NOW the proper time for wise individuals to create their own Plan B.
Plan B is a global warming emergency preparation, adaptation, and survival plan. With this backup plan in place, you can still "keep working for the best outcomes after you have prepared for the worst."
This way, you also will have your Plan B ready and you won't be unprepared for the mass suffering and death from the rapidly escalating consequences of the global warming emergency interacting with these 12 other critical global challenges!
It is not just Job One for Humanity organization saying these scary things. Hundreds of climate scientists now feel we cannot keep global warming below a 2°C increase. This 2°C trigger point means that all we can do right now is prepare for and adapt to what's coming. (Click here to read about the four extinction-evoking global warming tipping points that we will cross when our average global temperature increases to the 2°C level.)
The above is all you have to remember 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.
We trust you will make up your own mind about what to do after thinking about and carefully verifying the facts that we are presenting. We have learned that not everyone decides to take the same remedial or protective actions once they get over the initial shock of what they have read. Because we all are different and have different circumstances, we have provided the new Job One for Humanity Global Warming Reduction Plan which contains many options for very different kinds of individual or collective responses to our current global warming emergency.
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 within 3-5 decades 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 most important reasons for why we must press on and meet or get as close to the 2025 targets as is possible in spite of all the challenges
If we do get close to the 2025 targets, as much as 50% of humanity will suffer and die due to starvation over a relatively short period (1-2 decades.) As horrible as much as 50% of humanity as well as a lot of animal and biological life suffering and dying is, this outcome is still far better than having most of humanity suffer and die by mid-century (or even all of humanity,) if we fail to reach or come very close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.
There are four things we can always be sure of during this global warming emergency. In spite of all of the challenges and adverse global warming outcomes that are possible and discussed above (and on this website,) 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 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 we can no longer avoid, (see Parts 1 and 2 of the Job One Plan here.) And,
d. it will be far easier and still possible to get control of and manage these 12 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 particularly when you weigh it against the unavoidable consequences of doing nothing or failure to make the needed sacrifices to get global warming under control.
Never forget, we still have some time left to:
1. make the required radical fossil fuel reductions,
2. complete the necessary emergency preparations, and to
3. adapt to soon-arriving global warming consequences that we can no longer change.
Start the Job One for Humanity Plan Today!
How to keep the difficult and disruptive facts on this page in a balanced and positive perspective
We will be able to avoid or delay some of the coming global warming consequences, while other consequences are unavoidable due to our ignorance, incompetence, inaction, or selfishness. Despite the types of consequences we now face, we can learn from their feedback and adapt and evolve. No matter what we face, we can keep working toward achieving the best possible remaining outcomes.
We can make a significant difference and stabilize and save the future by executing the comprehensive Job One for Humanity global warming action plan. We also can maintain the perseverance needed to succeed by regularly reviewing the many benefits which we will unfold as we work successfully on this together.
While we persevere, we must never forget that our greatest challenges are also the seeds of our greatest opportunities. We must continually realize that we are engaged in the most critical and meaningful evolutionary adventure in human history! This adventure is nothing less than removing the global warming extinction threat and, in so doing, indirectly improving most of the world's 12 other major challenges.
Click here to see the many, many surprising, and significant benefits that you will acquire as together we resolve the global warming challenge, opportunity, and adventure.
This is the most read page on our website with over 2 million views!