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Global warming is increasing the frequency and intensity of some types of extreme weather. For example, warming is causing more rain to fall in heavy downpours. There are also longer dry periods between rainfalls. This, coupled with more evaporation due to higher temperatures, intensifies drought.

Anthropogenic climate change refers to the production of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity. By examining the polar ice cores, scientists are convinced that human activity has increased the proportion of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which has skyrocketed over the past few hundred years.

 

Global warming is the result of increase in the earth's average surface temperature due to greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane. These gases are required for the presence of human life on earth. However, global warming is happening due to over-emittance of these gases.

Each year, scientists learn more about the consequence of Global Warming and many agree that environmental, economic, and health consequences are likely to occur if current trends continue. Here’s just a smattering of what we can look forward to:

  • Melting glaciers, early snowmelt, and severe droughts will cause more dramatic water shortages and increase the risk of wildfires in the American West.
  • Rising sea levels will lead to coastal flooding on the Eastern Seaboard, especially in Florida, and in other areas such as the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Forests, farms, and cities will face troublesome new pests, heat waves, heavy downpours, and increased flooding. All those factors will damage or destroy agriculture and fisheries.
  • Disruption of habitats such as coral reefs and Alpine meadows could drive many plant and animal species to extinction.

         

We’ve started. But in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change, we need to do a lot more—together with other countries—to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and start using clean energy instead.

In 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pledged to reduce carbon pollution from our power plants by nearly a third by 2030, relative to 2005 levels, through its Clean Power Plan. The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed carbon pollution and fuel economy standards that should cut emissions through the 2020s. Chemicals that contribute to global warming, like hydrofluorocarbons (used in air conditioners), are being phased out of production nationwide, and so are energy-inefficient household items like incandescent lightbulbs. Also in 2015, solar and wind power provided more than 5 percent of the United States’ electricity for the first time, and construction started on the country’s first offshore wind power project.

Globally, at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris, 195 countries—including the United States—agreed to pollution-cutting provisions with a goal of preventing the average global temperature from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial times. (Scientists say we must stay below a two-degree increase to avoid catastrophic climate impacts.)

To help make the deal happen, the Obama administration pledged $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund, an international organization dedicated to helping poor countries adopt cleaner energy technologies. Under the terms of the Paris agreement, participating nations will meet every five years, starting in 2020, to revise their plans for cutting CO2 emissions. Beginning in 2023, they will also have to publicly report their progress.

Reduce your own carbon footprint by following a few easy steps. Make conserving energy a part of your daily routine and your decisions as a consumer. When you shop for new appliances like refrigerators, washers, and dryers, look for products with the government’s Energy Star label; they meet a higher standard for energy efficiency than the minimum federal requirements. When you buy a car, look for one with the highest gas mileage and lowest emissions. You can also reduce your emissions by taking public transportation or carpooling when possible.

And while new federal and state standards are a step in the right direction, much more needs to be done.Voice your support of climate-friendly and climate change preparedness policies, and tell your representatives that transitioning from dirty fossil fuels to clean power should be a top priority—because it’s vital to building healthy, more secure communities.


  • posted about Declare a Global Warming State of Emergency on Facebook 2017-03-15 17:48:44 -0700
    Please sign the petition: Declare a Global State of Emergency!

    Sign the Petition to Declare a Formal Global Warming State of Emergency

    We, the citizens of our nation and of our Earth, are endowed with certain rights, powers, and obligations, which demand we act both individually and collectively to protect and preserve the ongoing evolution of life on Earth, including our future generations.

    Based upon a preponderance of scientific evidence we recognize our global climate is rapidly warming and becoming increasingly unstable due to human-caused carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels. We also recognize that in spite of 35 years of credible warnings, global warming is still rising!

    We the citizens of this nation and of the world have seen global warming-aggravated weather, like the record-breaking hurricanes and wildfires. We have already witnessed the "worst in centuries" droughts, floods and dust storms. We have experienced more and more alternating super cold then super warm winters, extreme storms, bomb cyclones or, rain bombs where weeks or months worth of rain falls in a few hours or a few days.

    We see with our own eyes that something very bad and abnormal is happening to the previous normal stability of our seasons and that, all of these global warming-related consequences are becoming more frequent, severe and are covering larger and larger areas!

    If we do not immediately change our global fossil fuel burning behaviors before more critical global warming tipping points are crossed, this destabilization of our climate will continue causing ever-increasing suffering, crop failures and unthinkable starvation and devastation within our lifetimes.

    Furthermore, if we do not hit the required must hit fossil fuel reduction targets of 75% in all developed countries by 2025 (as described fully here), it will eventually precipitate the extinction of as much as 70-90% of humanity as well as the extinction of much of our other life supporting biological life in as little as the next 30-50 years. 

    If we do not make the now-critical required 2025 global fossil fuel reductions and we go over the climate cliff, we further recognize that because of numerous climatic and human factors, for all intents and purposes global warming will become out of our meaningful control for as much as the next 30-50 years.

    The now unavoidable global warming consequences which will be occurring over the next 30-50 year time period, have become the single greatest disruptor and threat multiplier, accelerator and amplifier of the security risks of all nations, comparable over time in total impact only to the impact of immediate global nuclear war.

    We now face a world in which escalating average global temperature rises will lead to mass starvation and then the destabilization of normal social, economic and political life. This reality is already affecting millions and soon billions.

    No one is ultimately safe. People all over the world will be forced to deal with ever-escalating climate catastrophes, major food and other resource depletion, as well as desperate mass migrations. (If necessary, see this page for additional proof the statements of this paragraph are true.)

    As average global temperatures continue to rise, all of the world's greatest ecological, economic and political problems (listed below) will cross-react with each other as well as with the 11 key global warming tipping points increasing the frequency, severity, and scale (size) of the following other global crises as well.

    • Food and resource depletion (Overshoot.)
    • Severe droughts, floods, and wildfires
    • Rising sea levels
    • Water pollution and water table loss
    • Desertification and deforestation
    • Ocean fish stock depletion (Overshoot.)
    • Growing economic inequity, poverty, and instability
    • Political instability and injustice
    • War and regional conflicts
    • Increasing potential of pandemics and other eco-health crises

    Because the above crisis are already cross-reacting with know global warming consequences they will continue to worsen faster and become even more disruptive due to global warming's threat multiplying, accelerating and amplifying qualities. 

    Despite 35 years of education, study, and discussion about the near-certain extinction level effects of human-caused carbon and methane pollution of our atmosphere, global warming temperatures have escalated to levels that have already passed some serious tipping points and moving ever-closer to passing near-extinction and extinction level global warming tipping points.  In fact, many of global warming worse consequences have already become irreversible for centuries to thousands of years.

    In order to honestly manage our global warming emergency, we must immediately stop the continued rise of average global temperature. This can only be done by radically and immediately reducing the human-caused production of greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels. (Click here to see the challenging 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets we now must hit.)

    Failure to successfully achieve the required 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets for ourselves and future generations is no longer a survivable option.

    As global citizens of every nation on Earth, we ask you, our national leaders to:

    formally declare a national and international global warming State of Emergency.

    And then at this same emergency meeting of world leaders:

    a. pass enforceable and verifiable laws that would immediately and radically reduce global fossil fuel usage to the required 2025 levels to save humanity, and 

    b. call for the immediate allocation of all necessary resources, personnel, and actions (like those described in Part 3 of the Job One for Humanity Plan,) to quickly resolve this global warming State of Emergency in order to sustainably protect, preserve, and advance the continued evolution of all humanity and life on Earth and to protect humanity and our civilization from extinction.  

    By signing this petition now (in the box below,) I am personally notifying my national politicians of my demand for their immediate meeting and their immediate action on the contents of this emergency petition.

    I as an individual further pledge to act together and cooperatively with others as one human family to help resolve this escalating global warming emergency until it is resolved.


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    See Key information about this petition, and how it will be used.

    Learn more about the story behind this nonprofit organization's mission and why this petition must go worldwide and be presented to politicians all over the world by clicking here.

    When you sign the petition you are also giving the Job One for Humanity Organization permission to send you critical global warming emergency progress updates about once a month.

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  • posted about Stop Saying "climate change" Pledge on Facebook 2016-08-14 14:10:38 -0700
    Sign the pledge to Stop Saying "climate change." Instead, say...

    Pledge to Stop Saying "climate change"

    I hereby pledge to stop using the term “climate change.” Instead, I will use escalating global warming, irreversible global warming or climate destabilization to describe the increase in the Earth’s average temperature and the destruction caused by global warming primarily due to our burning of fossil fuels.

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    I make this pledge because:

    • “Climate change” is a misleading term employed by the fossil fuel industry and its advocates to lull the media and the public into a false sense of security. This propaganda is intended to make global warming-caused climate destabilization seem more benign and non-threatening. It suggests the Earth’s climate is always in a natural state of change, rather than global warming’s direct causation being from human activity-related carbon and methane pollution.

    • The idea of “natural” climate change diminishes the real seriousness of global warming and does not directly implicate our increasing use of fossil fuels, and the resultant carbon and methane pollution, as the primary cause.

    • Rising global temperatures are the most serious currently active challenge facing humanity, comparable in scope of impact to global nuclear war, if such were to occur.

    I pledge that I will contest fossil fuels corporations and climate deniers misframing and falsely defining the real dangers of global warming! We are facing an imminent global threat that is already causing devastating losses due to drought, sea level rise, air pollution and increasingly severe weather.

    I choose to stop using the term “climate change.” By my action, I now bring more urgency and clarity to climate discussions by speaking the scientifically proven truth that our Earth is experiencing escalating global warming, leading to irreversible global warming and  climate destabilization caused by human actions.

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