Your Climate Change Emergency Backup Preparations Guide & Climate Disaster Recovery & Survival Kit

Last Updated 4.15.24. 


If you have not yet read the current summary of the ten most crucial climate change condition facts, please do so before reading this page. Then, you will unequivocally understand why this emergency preparation page is even here.

This is both Part 1 of the Job One For Humanity Plan and the Climate Change Disaster Preparation, Adaptation, and Recovery Guidebook. This online guidebook is linked to different parts of our website and contains three parts:

1. climate change preparation, which includes climate change migration information,

2. climate change adaptation, and

3. climate change disaster event recovery. This includes connections to law firms that can get you financial restitution from those who have caused the climate change emergency and its many consequences.

To go immediately to the area of your current greatest need, select from the options below:

1. If you are looking for the essential emergency preparation and backup plans and the essential actions needed to withstand future climate-related extreme weather and disasters, continue reading this page. 

2. If you need information on the best actions to take to adapt to the consequences of climate change, please click here.

3. If you want our extensive migration evaluation and potential location information, please click here

4. If you have just experienced a climate change-related extreme weather event involving any heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, hurricanes and cyclones, flooding, rain bombs, wind storms (Derechos), dust storms, wildfire smoke events, unseasonable cold spells, and abnormal unseasonal weather causing crop failure or low crop yields and, you need immediate recovery information and connection to law firms that will help get you the financial restitution for the damages you have experienced, please click here.

5. If you are experiencing debilitating or paralyzing climate change, environmental anxiety, or other related negative emotions, click here first and read our years of experience on how to lessen and free yourself from that emotional weight.

6. If you have experienced any damages to your home, business, or farm from climate change-related consequences, you need to begin a lawsuit against all related parties ASAP. There are wealthy companies that have either directly caused the climate change emergency and the damages you have experienced or that should have informed you of the relevant climate change risks. 

The number of court cases focused on the global climate change crisis and its consequent damages has doubled since 2015, bringing the total number to over 2,000, according to a report led by European researchers last year. More than two dozen US cities and states are suing big oil, alleging the fossil fuel industry knew for decades about the dangers of burning coal, oil, and gas and actively hid that information from consumers and investors. 

If you have just experienced a climate change-related extreme weather event involving any heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, hurricanes and cyclones, flooding, rain bombs, wind storms (Derechos), dust storms, wildfire smoke events, unseasonable cold spells, and abnormal unseasonal weather and, you need to begin the process for financial recovery and restitution by reading this page as soon as possible due to time limitations on filing for restitution from harmful acts. This page will connect you to successful law firms handling this specialty.

If it is time to recover from any change-related damages you, your home, business, farm, local, or state government may have experienced using successful law firms specializing in this area, click here and start the recovery of your financial losses from the perpetrators of climate change.




Here is a quick summary of the 12 critical action steps in Part 1 of the Job One Plan and Guide that will show you how to survive, thrive, and maximize all the possible good in a very difficult situation

We understand the following necessary emergency preparation actions will be costly and time-consuming. Despite those costs, please do not forget to help support our nonprofit Job One for Humanity organization to help us keep our critical information online and expanding.

In the links at the bottom of the page, you will find the full explanations and how-tos for each action step below:

Action Step 1: Enjoy your life now and build psychological and emotional stability, reserves, and resilience. 

Action Step 2: Build your necessary backup emergency supplies and resilience for runaway global heating disaster survival and recovery.

Action Step 3: Create a climate change emergency preparation cash or valuable commodity reserve fund equaling 5%-10% of your annual income.

Action Step 4: Plan how to adapt where you are and move critical resources, technology, and infrastructure to handle the escalating consequences of runaway global heating.

Action Step 5: Get as personally sustainable as possible, as quickly as possible, and create renewable long-term food supplies that you can manage.

Action Step 6: Evaluate if you must relocate or migrate, and if so, plan where and when. Here, you will learn about the concepts of Managed Retreat.

Action Step 7: Carefully Watch Our Accelerating runaway global heating and Other Related Consequences and Their Warning Signs to Wisely Stay Ahead of Them for as Long as You Can.

Action Step 8: If you are also of a spiritual nature, your faith can provide a critical and powerful motivation to help you persevere and survive what is coming.

Action Step 9: Work together passionately and wisely to slow and lessen the avoidable pain, suffering, and death that is and will be caused by accelerating runaway global heating.

Action Step 10: Learn about then join one of our existing ClimateSafe Villages or create a climate-safe eco-community to have a prepared community to help protect you and your loved ones through the many hardships ahead. (This is an essential survive and thrive step as climate consequences worsen.)

Action Step 11: How to join or build one of the four urban, rural, hybrid, or virtual resilient models of the new supportive ClimateSafe Villages that will have your back as conditions worsen. 

Action Step 12: Do everything possible to also protect and preserve the biological life and ecological systems within your zones of influence and resources while protecting yourself and your loved ones.



If you have any doubts about either the 3-9 years left urgency (2025-2031) or the critical importance of why you need to work on Part 1 of the Job One Plan at this time, please click here and review the ten most important facts about global heating and our destabilizing climate; before continuing with this page. This page will also help build your motivation to keep working on Part 1 below.

There are even more reasons to focus initially on Part 2 and Part 1 of the Job One Plan B. New research also shows the Arctic is not heating up twice as fast as previously believed. Instead, the Arctic is heating four times as fast. And critical climate consequences will now occur far sooner than previously predicted. 

These last two climate changes greatly accelerate the arrival of many painful unavoidable consequences that were predicted to arrive decades later. This leads us to strongly recommend that you focus on completing the action steps of Part 1 of our plan first and then go to Part 2 of our plan. Then, while working on Part 1 and Part 2 of the Job One Plan, whenever you can get to them, keep doing whatever you can on the government-action-focused Part 3 of our plan to get them done as well. This way, you will be doing the most practical and effective actions relevant to our current climate change condition.) 

How to get the best results on Part 1 of the Job One Climate and Global Heating Resilience Plan:

We want everyone to be successful and survive what is coming. To help on this part of the Job One for Humanity Plan, we offer the following essential tips:

Step 1: Studies have proven that having the proper support is 90% of the reason why some are successful and so many others are not. Join our climate resilience-building support community NOW and ensure your success in the actions below. Do not try to do all that is needed without the willing and friendly support that is available. Ongoing email support is critical if you want the best chance of success. 

Learn about and join our supportive ClimateSafe Villages community dedicated to getting its members through emergency preparation, adaptation, and climate change solution actions. Click here to learn all about these new communities or how to create a local supportive community. 

Step 2: Email us at ([email protected]) if you have any questions or suggestions relating to this part of the Job One Plan or feel stuck. We will get back to you in two business days or less. 

Step 3: If joining an online support group and community is not your thing, find a buddy or friend to go through the various Job One recommended steps while doing them. Having a task buddy is one of the most successful methods of motivating yourself. In addition, many people see how bad the climate consequences are getting and would love to know about and be part of a program like ours.

Step 4: From the steps in this section, choose a first Part 1 task that is easy for you to do and start. This first task could also be best suited for your current resources and situation. Additionally, if some area below uses your favorite skills or is an area you are already passionate about, that could be a good area for you to start first as well.

Step 5: If you have not already signed the climate action pledge, please do so by clicking here. It will help kick-start the completion of your first selected task.

Step 6: Focus on completing that first task until it is done. 

Step 7: Next, choose the easiest remaining task and stay with it until it is done. Using this method, you will build task completion momentum, and at some point, you will be done with all of the steps.

Step 8: Use the knowledge, experience, and successes you have gained in the steps below with us and in your local eco-community to help educate, support and motivate others. If you send that information to us at ([email protected]), we might put it in our monthly newsletter to inspire and inform others. (We can post it anonymously or with only your initials.)

Step 9: To maintain your motivation to complete these new and challenging tasks below, we strongly recommend that you regularly read and re-read this page with the many individual and collective benefits we will receive when we successfully control the runaway global heating. It is the most-read page on our website, with well over 2 million views.

In this focused, step-by-step process, you will successfully create the needed preparations and climate change resilience for yourself, your family, or your business.

Please note that our plan is a self-motivated, self-organized, and self-directed do-it-yourself (DIY) system. You are the one that is responsible for the preparations and adaptations that are necessary to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your business from what is coming.

We strongly recommend that you do not depend upon others or your government to save you from the coming runaway global heating catastrophes. We also strongly recommend that before you begin any of the Job One Plan steps, you go to our page, which discusses the critical preparation and adaptation time frames depending on your current location or desired future location.

Introduction: Let's prepare for a better future

The not-for-profit Job One for Humanity organization primarily educates individuals, businesses, and climate activists on surviving and thriving through the many accelerating climate and global heating catastrophes. The two sections of Part 1 of the Job One for Humanity Climate Change and Global Heating Resilience Plan (below) also are your climate change and runaway global heating survival plan or your Plan B if you like.

Part 1 of the Job One Plan exists primarily because current climate research indicates that the extinction of about half of humanity from the consequences of runaway global heating by mid-century is now unavoidable. Until mid-century, as the extinction progresses, social, economic, and political turmoil and chaos will steadily increase, as described on this page. 

Only by understanding both why and how this extinction of about half of humanity will happen will you genuinely grasp the accuracy of our warning. Unfortunately, we also face near-total, but NOT total, extinction. (For why it is highly improbable that humanity will go totally extinct from runaway global heating, click here. Near-total extinction is defined as about 50 to 90+ percent of humanity going extinct.) 

To survive what is coming, you, your family, and your business will need an excellent emergency preparation and backup plan. Parts 1 and 2 of the Job One Resilience plan were designed to do the maximum possible human, biological, and ecological good in an extremely difficult and painful situation. They will help you learn how to prepare for and adapt to it to protect your family, business, and as much of our world as possible from the next wave of accelerating global heating-related catastrophes. These catastrophes will increase in frequency, severity, and scale from 2025 through 2031. 

This climate change and runaway global heating survival kit are vital because it is highly improbable that we will meet the life-critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets

"One has to be well-prepared in advance for what is already coming at us because of both accelerating runaway global heating consequences and our 11 other most global crises. If you are not well-prepared before these emergencies, you will suffer needlessly. You also will be unable to act effectively to help make the many needed global heating reduction changes humanity needs to survive." Lawrence Wollersheim

In addition to strategies for adaptation, sustainability, and how to lower your personal fossil fuel found in Part 2 of the Job One Plan, Part 1 of the Job One Resilience Plan below contains vital information on climate change and runaway global heating relocation and migration. It shows you the best (safest) places and worst places to relocate or migrate. The second section of Part 1 also contains disaster recovery information and actions to take if you have already experienced a runaway global heating disaster. 

Part 1 of the Job One Plan contains many of the actions needed to directly or indirectly improve or manage many of the 11 other most critical global challenges that we are also facing. 

Another key reason the Job One Plan Part 1 exists is that no government, corporation, or nonprofit organization (NGO) will ever have enough resources to assist you in recovering from the accelerating cascade of worsening runaway global heating-related consequences described in detail on this page. If you are not making preparations like those described in our Job One Resilience plan, you will subject yourself (and your loved ones) to more needless suffering and losses than you can imagine. 



Getting real about the climate and other global challenges we face

We can do much to prepare for what is coming, but it is best to be realistic about how difficult it will be and how long the challenge will endure. Here are a few useful crisis-framing ideas derived from the new book, An Inconvenient Apocalypse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity by Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen:

If we do not transcend the unlimited growth economy delusion (Overshoot), there are hard times ahead.

Even if we manage to construct a new economic order, there are hard times ahead.

Even if today's progressive social movements were to be as successful as possible, the future would still be gritty and grim until we make it out of the coming nightmare.

There will be inevitable grief and upset when we finally confront our consumption limitations and the ecological damage we have done.

If you are currently battered by significant climate, grief, anxiety, or anger, and you think it might slow your ability to get prepared, please see the climate recovery tools on this page.

None of the above negates the many positive future opportunities and benefits if we work diligently and work together!


Understanding the benefits of fixing runaway global heating

We can still slow and fix runaway global heating if we work together to get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel targets. Please remember that many but not all of the climate consequences are avoidable and unnecessary.

Our runaway global heating situation is scary. It will require individuals, businesses, and nations to make painful sacrifices they have never made before. It also will require everyone to take fossil fuel reduction actions they have never done before. Making these life changes will be very challenging.
They will require an understanding of the benefits of why they are making the difficult changes described below. Without that understanding, it would be very tough to maintain motivation long enough to complete the needed changes.

Not only can we still fix our climate nightmare, achieve many surprising benefits, and save a good portion of humanity, but we also may be able to bring about a Great Global Rebirth (once we have learned and applied the lessons of our climate tragedy.)

If you have not done so already, click here to see the most-read page on our website, with over two million views. This page will also help you see the many benefits and a possible Great Global Rebirth that can come into being once we have made the necessary sacrifices to fix runaway global heating, and we have endured the coming climate consequences that we can no longer avoid.

Now that you understand the many payoffs for fixing the runaway global heating extinction emergency, it is time to look at how challenging it will be.

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More About Part 1, Section 1 of the Job One for Humanity Climate Change and Global Crises Resilience Plan

If you do not have connections of direct influence to the government's politicians or you do not have indirect connections of influence on politicians through celebrities, intelligence agencies, ultra-wealthy corporations, philanthropies, or ultra-wealthy individuals, Part 1 and then Part 2 of the Job One Plan are the areas we strongly recommend you begin first. 

But, if by chance you do have any direct or indirect connections of influence on politicians, we strongly recommend you start with Part 3 of the Job One Plan first. We only have a small amount of time left (until 2025) to meet near-impossible global fossil fuel reduction targets. We will only meet these targets or even come close to them by our politicians taking the actions described in Part 3 of the Job One Plan.

If you are here for information on how to recover from a runaway global heating disaster that you have already experienced, you will find much helpful information (in the second section of Part 1,) and you have our deepest sympathy!

"No program that claims to have a solution to climate change and global heating can not be called legitimate unless it is designed and prioritized around knowing when a climate-driven near-total extinction event will probably occur, how it will occur, and what must be done when to prevent that outcome. The Job One for Humanity four-part program relentlessly follows this critical priority path and deadline policy." Lawrence Wollersheim

Runaway global heating caused near-total human extinction is not total extinction. Nor is near-total extinction the same as our unfortunate and unavoidable current path to the extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century. This critical difference between the two is that total extinction is highly improbable because of the many natural and human counteractions that will ramp up as runaway global heating consequences worsen. So, if you want to see the good news (which we strongly recommend) about why total human extinction caused by the consequences of runaway global heating is not our future and should not be worried about, please click here.

Why do we strongly recommend doing Part 1 of the Job One Climate Change Resilience Plan before the other three parts of our plan? 

The reason for this is similar to what occurs on an airplane if there's an emergency underway. In an airline emergency, you are always told to put your oxygen mask on first before trying to help your children or anyone else. That way, you can preserve yourself and your abilities to manage the crisis better and help others. 

By doing this Part 1 step first, you will be around far longer to help others manage the causes of the runaway global heating emergency and deal with its many consequences!

Like in an airplane emergency, individuals who become aware of the seriousness of the current runaway global heating emergency must first prepare for and preserve themselves and their loved ones. This "save yourself first" action will allow them to have the time freedom and build the resources and resilience for the long remaining battle to slow down escalating runaway global heating enough to prevent our near-total extinction.

Your Emergency preparations and adaptations

"You cannot be called an alarmist if there really is something to be alarmed about." Unknown

"Runaway global heating is and will be the greatest single disruptor of the 21st century." Lawrence Wollersheim

If you have understood these facts about our current global heating condition and the 28 reasons why it will be very challenging to achieve the critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, the; emergency preparation, adaptation, and the "save and salvage what we still can" strategies (below,) will not only seem appropriate and essential, they will also seem highly rational and wise in relation to the severity of the runaway global heating extinction emergency which we are all now facing. 


A quick overview of the runaway global heating consequences we are facing

The illustration below highlights many of the escalating runaway global heating consequences we are all now facing.



Because we are not currently making anything close to the required levels of the critical 2025 global fossil fuel cuts, in order to be able to survive the now unavoidable consequences, we must immediately begin emergency preparations and start adapting to the new and harsh reality we all now face. 




Most website visitors who have read the above links, as well as other links on our website, have come to the conclusion that even though we still do have time left to reach the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, we will not do so because they are so difficult to achieve. They then focus most of their attention and resources on the Job One Plan (parts 1 and 2,) where they know they can still create personal protective solutions.

(If you still have doubts about why you will need to begin the Part 1 emergency backup plan steps below immediately, read the following two links. It is doubtful that you will hesitate to create a backup "Plan B" once you grasp the catastrophes and dilemmas we face. Once you realize that our governments will never have enough emergency resources to be able to protect most of us, your backup plan will come together quickly.

Our last chance, 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets for individuals, businesses, and nations.) 

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.)

Be sure to read this new article by prestigious climate researchers and research institutes on how our accelerating runaway global heating will collapse much of the world's civilization within a few decades. 

Why will it be so hard to prevent a mass human, animal, and biological species extinction event and achieve the 2025 global warming fossil fuel reduction targets?

To understand the "if we are lucky" final 2025-2031 crucial action deadline for preventing near-total extinction, click here. To see how that near-total extinction event will unfold in dozens of primary and secondary climate-related consequences, click here. 


Emergency Preparations for the Next Wave of Runaway Global Heating Disasters

“No matter what we do, there will be very severe and unavoidable consequences, especially for the world’s regions, peoples, and ecosystems that are most vulnerable to a hotter climate. That requires a keen focus on preparing for and adapting to the changes that are now inevitable…” —David Spratt, Climate Reality Check.

Just as there are no guarantees in life, there is certainly no guarantee humanity will be able to prevent the current runaway global heating extinction emergency from moving into the final extinction-level phases of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario. This is because it is highly unlikely that humanity and the governments of the world will make the critical 2025 global fossil fuel cuts in time (for the many reasons listed on this page.) 

Meeting the new 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets is the most certain way to ensure you, your family, and your small business will have a safe, stable or comfortable future, but that does not currently look to be at all realistic. Therefore, prudence dictates having an emergency backup and migration survival plan at the ready.

If we enter the late second and third phases of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario within the next 20-50 years and reach the carbon 500 to 600 ppm levels, as much as 70-90% of us will eventually suffer and die in the last Climageddon Extinction Scenario phases 4-6. Additionally, few areas of the planet will be safe or secure for very long if we enter the later Climageddon Extinction Scenario 5 and 6 phases.

This means we must do everything we can to prevent or slow ourselves from entering the late second and third phase of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario. With good emergency preparation in place, smart adaptations, and early migration where applicable, you should be able to live far longer and more comfortably than those who are either unprepared or are denying runaway global heating exists and what is coming.

Even if by some miracle we manage not to enter the later extinction phases (4-6) of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario, the following emergency preparedness and adaptation strategies will still be of great help to you. There are many other kinds of emergencies and natural disasters that the same preparation information below will apply. (Click here to see where we are today on the Climate Change and Global Warming Doomsday Clock.)

The bad news here is that no matter what we do now, there will still be many unavoidable, terrible, and escalating future global heating aggravated disasters that will collide with and then disrupt our human economic, political, and social systems. These disasters will cause severe disruption of normal food production and supply distribution (food, medical, etc.) along with ever-increasing local, regional, and national chaos, as well as the complete system collapses of the stability of our economic, political, and social systems.

(The illustrations of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario process on this page will help you visualize the meltdown of the many different kinds of consequences and crossed runaway global heating tipping points that are coming.) 


Maybe you do not want to believe the above or begin emergency preparations because you do not think a massive global catastrophe or extinction event could ever happen in modern times.

Looking back through history, you will also discover that 99.9% of every species that has ever lived on Earth has gone extinct. To think this could also not happen to humanity is betting against strong historic odds.



If one does not know that in all of the past five major extinction events in Earth's history, there were always survivors, it would be easy to despair. Even though 99.9% of every species that has ever lived is no longer here, the fact we are here now proves that something always has lived on.

The following emergency preparedness recommended by the Job One Plan is never wasted. This is because the Job One Plan not only assists individuals with strategies to survive the current runaway global heating extinction emergency, but its emergency preparation steps will also help you survive the other major global challenges we face in other areas.  

If you still think the runaway global heating emergency is not so serious that you need to begin critical emergency supply preparations, watch this 7-minute must-see video by clicking here now! This video is so powerful that even if you know you should get prepared, watch it!

In summary, the wisdom of having your emergency backup plan ready for the consequences of escalating runaway global heating is simple:

1. Preparing for real and probable emergencies is always wise.

2. Once you have completed emergency backup plan preparations, you will be far more psychologically comfortable working on slowing this emergency down so that more of us will survive longer. (Part 2 of the Job One Plan is about cutting fossil fuel use and sustainably.) 

3. Click here for the latest preparation, adaptation, and migration deadlines updated. 

4. It is almost impossible to get prepared during an emergency!

And finally, if you have effective ways to influence your national politicians or government to get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets before it is too late, make it a priority! This political action will allow more people to survive runaway global heating. If you do not have effective influence, then work on the other more local parts of the Job One Plan that you can influence.

It is challenging to do Parts 1 and Part 2 of the Job One Plan by yourself

Accordingly, we can now offer this new level of free personal support. 

Special online support announcement of 2.28.24. The staff at Job One for Humanity have recently helped to cofound a new nonprofit organization called ClimateSafe Villages. This organization was designed to help better prepare (Parts 1 and 2 of the Job One Plan) people for what's coming with the climate. It also helps them adapt and build greater climate resilience in their homes, businesses, and communities. 

In addition to joining Job One for Humanity, please join ClimateSafe Villages as soon as possible. As of this date, we have transferred all our ongoing support activities for Parts 1 and 2 of the Job One Plan namely the climate change emergency preparation, adaptation, and resilience-building to this new organization.

Although we helped to cofound ClimateSafe Villages, we are no longer involved with its executive management because, as a think tank, climate change research must remain our primary focus. When asked, we continue advising ClimateSafe Villages on rapidly changing climate change conditions.

At ClimateSafe Villages, hundreds (soon thousands) of individuals are being supported in a great online community and in completing the necessary but often challenging climate change emergency preparations, adaption, and resilience-building. 

Please also join ClimateSafe Villages soon. Good support has proven to be 90% of the reason people succeed in challenging tasks. And please do not forget to become a member at Job One for Humanity for all of the benefits described on this page.




Please check and start one of the Part 1 action steps below: 

Introduction to Part 1

Action Steps 1 to Step 6

Action Steps 7 to Step 12

Summary of part 1, section 1 of the job One Climate Change Resilience Plan


Click here to join one of our four worldwide eco-community model variations, which can provide valuable ongoing support and information as you work on the many, sometimes challenging actions described above.

If you want to understand the science and analysis procedures we used to present the above information, click here for a technical expiation of our climate research process.

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For answers to all of your questions about climate change and global warming, click here for our new climate change FAQ. It has over one hundred of the most asked questions and answers about climate change.

Special Note: We have turned over all daily inter-personal emergency preparation support and care activities for completing the following Climate Change emergency preparation and adaptation action steps to a new non-profit organization we helped create, ClimateSafe Villages. We strongly recommend you join ClimateSafe Villages and the many individuals who have joined to get the daily support and community interaction you will need to get through the many steps described on this climate change emergency preparation page and our adaption and climate resilence-building page.

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  • Lawrence Wollersheim
    commented 2019-07-29 15:58:48 -0700
    Dear Ed,

    We are already trying to do that at Job One for Humanity in a very poorly financed way. Some staff and individuals who have been reading our website have contacted us about creating a sustainable community that can survive all of the things in the Climageddon Scenario. What your comment adds to the consideration is that we should contact wealthy individuals to help us create these hail mary locations.

    Would you like to be a part of our efforts?

    Check out what we have done already at:
  • Willis Cockrell
    commented 2019-07-26 13:58:13 -0700
    Lawrence, two rich guys (Musk and Bezos) talk about living on Mars or on spaceships as possible ways to continue humanity post Climageddon. They also spend lots of money related to their concepts of survival in space. Would it not be less fantastical for a government or group to prepare outposts on our actual planet Earth that could be hardened with advanced survival technology to create a hail Mary chance that some small group of humans might preserve knowledge and genetic variety that would allow a human presence to continue on Earth in its version 2.0 climate? It might not work, but should the attempt be made? Are you aware of any such attempts being talked about or planned?
  • Lawrence Wollersheim
    commented 2019-02-19 15:36:04 -0800
    I found some additional from the Climageddon book to respond to your comment about nuclear energy being part of the mix. The three different areas are in separate quotes.



    “There also could be a survival-critical point where we will have to be open to the possibilities of any existing or new technology, even if that technology seems improbable or far-fetched. Stating that we may have to use wise and appropriate technology solutions does not negate the serious warnings (Part 2, Chapter 2) about an overly-optimistic or distorted over-reliance on new technology solutions as the main way we end the global warming emergency without first and also changing our polluting and destructive fossil fuel-consuming ways.

    Among many new technology possibilities, we may even have to use distasteful or disruptive stopgap measures on the way to restabilizing the climate, provided that we have a high certainty these temporary measures will not have even worse side effects! For example, fourth generation nuclear breeder reactors, if perfected, are supposed to use and burn the spent existing nuclear waste now being stored at great expense and risk. They will turn stored nuclear waste into a byproduct with a radioactive half-life of just 300 years instead of the average ~10,000 years for many kinds of existing nuclear reactor waste.”

    “Keeping carbon emissions at or below the already unsafe level of carbon 450 ppmv will not be achieved by any conservation, increased energy efficiency, or other gradual fossil fuel reduction tactics currently being implemented. To maintain our current standard of living with our growing population without further exacerbating global warming, a new, non-carbon polluting nuclear power plant would have to be built every day. Because this is not currently happening and, in fact, may be impossible (even if it was a fully desirable solution), the only remaining solution to radically reducing fossil fuel use is economic collapse.”

    “Fund appropriate technologies to help us rapidly achieve complete global green energy generation by 2026. Appropriate new technologies will have a major role in the long-term retooling and reorientation of our economy to facilitate the final transition to green renewable energy. It can improve smart grid systems, energy storage capabilities, electricity-based mass transportation, retrofitting buildings, sustainable agriculture, zero waste, and more. Appropriate green technology can even help provide access to cleaner, greener, cooking for the poorest 3 billion people who spend hours each day collecting solid biomass fuels and burning them for cooking.”

    “d. Fund other new technologies as an emergency backup if we fail to meet the two critical 2026 targets (mentioned above), but only after we have funded the actions above. This is our last chance plan for when all other remedial actions of the Job One Plan have failed to slow or lessen escalating global warming and we are about to go over the climate cliff into irreversible global warming and Phase 2 of the Climageddon Scenario.

    In spite of the grand promises new technologies may offer in helping us reach 100% global green energy generation faster, there are critical warnings about any rushed or desperate implementation of new technologies. When used for last chance geoengineering such as pulling carbon pollution out of the atmosphere, it will be at our peril.

    The key warnings about using new technologies to resolve the global warming emergency are: Do not allow new technologies to lull us into a false sense of comfort that we can continue to pour more carbon and methane pollution into our atmosphere—or preserve the dying fossil fuel energy generation business model. The emphasis on the development of these new technologies must always be to move past the fossil fuel energy generation age. There can be no turning back! We have entered the age of green energy generation, and we need to go forward full speed to get us out of the existing escalating global warming emergency. Do not blindly believe that potential remedial geoengineering technologies will save us from what is coming. Relying heavily on miraculous new technologies to save us is a dangerous strategy and should never replace the primary focus of doing the most in-harmony-with-nature actions and the other systemic actions recommended in the Job One Plan. These actions do not carry the potential disastrous side effects of many new technologies employed as last chance solutions implemented in the most desperate of times and situations. We must never forget that almost all new technology is based on mechanical, three-dimensional engineering principles that are far simpler than the principles of complex adaptable systems like the biological and climate systems of our precious planet. Engineering is generally a simple and linear three-dimensional set of cause-and-effect actions. Biology and the climate are complex adaptable systems with nonlinear, self-organizing, and unpredictable spontaneously emergent qualities. They should be seen as having many more non-cause-and-effect “dimensions.” They also have far more unknown and complex tipping points, interconnectivities, and interdependencies than are found within the limited mechanical rules and solutions characteristic of the nonliving, mechanical world. When one blindly applies mechanical solutions to complex adaptive systems such as our biological and climate systems, the results are usually unpleasant surprises in the form of unintended negative consequences. Never allow our individual or collective hubris about our many great mechanical engineering accomplishments to blind us to the risk of overlooking the possibility that new mechanical technology solutions applied to global warming’s complex adaptable systems may in fact produce equal or even greater damage than the problem they’re meant to solve. For example, placing massive amounts of sun-reflecting particles into the complex adaptive system of the atmosphere and global climate is being widely discussed as a mechanical new technology solution to the global warming emergency. What if, as an unintended side effect, those particles blocked the normal rainfall in a nuclear-armed country like China and caused immediate mass starvation and death? With its own population dying before its eyes, where do you think the Chinese government would point its nuclear weapons, or from whom would they demand immediate restitution? The unintended risks could easily and quickly get out of hand, leading to unpredictable and potentially worse consequences if any of the nations harmed have nuclear weapons. Additionally, once our ecological and climate systems have been stressed beyond their respective tipping points and points of no return, it will be far too late to develop or deploy any technologically useful geoengineering repair or cooling mechanism. For additional information on the many problems and dangers of geoengineering solutions to the global warming emergency, see these articles by Andrew Revkin,111 Chelsea Harvey,112 and John Vidal.113 New technologies directed toward maintaining fossil fuel use should never become a fix, substitute for, or cause a delay in the rapid transition from fossil fuels to cleaner, healthier green energy generation. Using technology to strip out the ongoing pollution damage to our atmosphere done by fossil fuels in order to continue using fossil fuels is equally foolish and inhibits or delays resolving the real cause of the problem. New technologies should not be used to extend the use or lifespan of fossil fuels by increasing fossil fuel consumption efficiency or conservation. Research has repeatedly shown that using technology to increase fossil fuel consumption efficiency or conservation increases overall fossil fuel use rather than reducing it. This is because of the economic savings that increased fossil fuel energy efficiency or conservation provides, acting to create more cash resources to buy or use more things dependent upon using more fossil fuels. This is known as Jevons’s paradox.114”

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  • Lawrence Wollersheim
    commented 2019-02-17 12:22:00 -0800
    Dear Tim,
    In our book Climageddon we discuss in detail how and when to use nuclear.
  • Job One For Humanity posted about Climate Change Emergency Preparations on Job One For Humanity's Facebook page 2018-10-04 10:18:14 -0700
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