Sarra Dhaouadi

  • Summary for the many Challenges of Runaway Global Heating

     

    Beyond the 28 reasons above, there are more critical factors to consider before deciding if climate change and global heating are already out of our control

    We have already gone past or into too many tipping points and amplifying carbon feedback loops. Here are the most probable carbon feedback loops, carbon sink losses, points of no return, or tipping points to occur or be crossed since we crossed the carbon 386 ppm climate cliff in 2015

    1. Decreased albedo from reduced snow cover and melting Arctic ice increasing the earth's average global temperature,

    2. Increased sea ice and glacier melt resulting in additional sea-level rise,

    3. Increased atmospheric water vapor increases resulting in more extreme weather and rainfall,

    4. Increased permafrost and tundra heating, releasing more carbon and methane, resulting in more heat, disease epidemics, and possible pandemics. This tundra heating significantly speeds up the process of more positive feedback loops and crossing more points of no return and tipping points

    (Please note rapidly melting tundra permafrost also occurs because the world's northernmost areas are warming twice as fast as the rest of the world.) This permafrost melting can also cause local and global pandemics caused by ancient viruses and bacteria released from the permafrost. They have already had localized anthrax and smallpox outbreaks in Siberia because of the bacteria and viruses released from the decomposition of ancient frozen animals from the melting tundra. Unfortunately, the Siberian residents had no existing immunity to these diseases. They were not prepared to deal with these outbreaks due to a lack of available vaccines. 

    5. Decreased carbon capture from the world's forests as temperatures rise and forests go from taking carbon out of the atmosphere to carbon-neutral (no longer removing any carbon from the atmosphere.) Carbon neutral is the state that occurs just before overheated over-stressed forests next begin to release carbon back into the atmosphere!

    (Click here to learn more about each item listed above.)

    Here are the most likely keystone tipping points to be crossed since we crossed the carbon 386 climate cliff in 2015

    Increased melting of summer and year-round arctic polar ice due to global warming is the extinction tipping point most likely to be the first candidate to accelerate the beginning of the end of humanity.  

    It will significantly affect worldwide weather stability and, more importantly, significantly lower global crop yields. It will also considerably increase global crop failures. Eventually, this will cause accelerating global mass starvation, which also will then destabilize national economics, politics, and society.

    In the summer, when the Arctic ice melts, there is less cooling of all growing season areas affected anywhere by arctic weather. Therefore, the more polar ice melts each year, the less cooling and the more heat and drought during the critical growing season in all arctic weather-affected areas. 

    Food crops are more sensitive to heat when there are droughts, and they are more susceptible to heat, rain bombs, and cold spells when they are just beginning to grow. Unfortunately, because more ice is melting in the Arctic ocean almost every summer and staying melted longer during the year, we are losing ever more critical cooling for our vital food crops. As a result, we are also losing the stable crop yield or crop failure predictability of our growing seasons. 

     

     

    The five major food grains are the largest source of the world's food supply. They are corn, wheat, rice, soybeans, and sorghum. 

    All of these grains have upper and lower growing season temperature limits. Most of them cannot survive more than ten days during their growing season over 100° Fahrenheit. This heat limitation is particularly true if this heat comes early in their growing season or when their soils are drought dry.  

    Because of the continually increasing loss of the cooling effect on the growing regions below the Arctic (because of the constantly diminishing Arctic ice,) the number of dangerous growing season days with temperatures over 100° will continue increasing steadily as more and more Arctic ice melts and remains melted longer throughout the year. (We estimate within a decade or two, we could have as many as 30 or more days of 100-degree heat during the growing season in many critical crop-growing areas.)

    Because melting Arctic ice also affects and disrupts the jet stream and ocean currents like the Gulf Stream, you also will have extreme and unseasonable cold spells appearing during the prime crop growing seasons worldwide. These cold spells will further reduce crop yields and produce more crop failures during the fragile growing season.

    This climate-effected jet and Gulf stream issue again mean that the world will continue to experience more and larger crop reductions and failures as more polar ice melts and stays melted longer. Corn is one of the most significant food staples for humanity. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most sensitive crops to increasing 100 degrees plus temperatures and drought.

    The following is from Wikipedia:

    "Since 1979, the minimum annual area of sea ice in the Arctic has dropped by about 40%, as measured each September. From sea ice models and recent satellite images, we can expect that an Arctic sea ice-free summer will come before 2020. Models that best match historical trends project a nearly ice-free Arctic in the summer by the 2030s. However, these models tend to underestimate the rate of sea ice loss since 2007." (If you would like to see a video of how more polar ice is melting each summer as the years go by, click here for this NASA video.)

    The increasing melting of arctic polar ice is a glaring warning sign of increasing global warming and severe reductions in future crop yields and dangerous increases in future crop failures. Unfortunately, these crop failures will also mean higher prices and ever-increasing food scarcity, and increasing global starvation.

    This Arctic-influenced crop stability problem is not something far-off in the future. On the contrary, it is already happening in many areas worldwide. 

    It is already causing large human migrations. The expanding and increasing polar ice melt is a primary "canary in the coal mine" for increasing future mass starvation. This starvation will not be way off about 2100 as we have been told, but it is happening now, and it will accelerate in years the decade to follow.

    In the growing belt of the United States, we are already seeing more record-breaking heat, droughts, rain bombs, Derechos, and other extreme unseasonal weather that directly affects crop yields and crop failures. This increasing crop yield reduction and crop failure pattern will continue as long as more polar ice disappears and the Arctic remains relatively ice-free longer in summers. As the process of massive crop reductions and crop failures expands and continues, mass starvation will begin to destabilize our weakest economic, social, and political systems first. 

    Reduced polar ice also reduces the albedo effect. White snow or ice reflects heat away from the earth and into the atmosphere, keeping the world cooler. However, as more Arctic polar ice is melted, the darker polar oceans absorb the heat. They then heat up more, which once again causes more global warming.

    As global temperatures continue rising, the time frames in which we will be crossing more of the tipping points listed above will get shorter. But that will not be the only significant effect of the melting Arctic ice due to global warming. Paradoxically, according to new studies, we will also have more extreme cold and heavier snows during the US winters because of the accelerating melting of Arctic ice. 

    You can count on increasing crop yield reductions and crop failures because of arctic ice melt, increased heat, increased droughts, increased cold spells, increased rain bombs, and extreme weather storms. These weather extremes will make it more and more impossible for modern agriculture and the major food crops to survive throughout their current growing seasons. There are estimates that crop yield reductions and crop failures will average 5 to 10% or more for each degree Fahrenheit that the average global temperature rises. These increasing crop problems will continue until the planet becomes so warm that too many days of the growing season will be at 100° or more. This heat condition will make successfully growing the world's five major grains impossible.

    The carbon 386 ppm climate cliff and its 1.5 C temperature increase threshold was the last threshold for excluding the extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century. Many climate researchers also believe that staying below 1.5 C was also the final threshold where we could have prevented a significant acceleration in crossing other more dangerous climate change tipping points and feedback loops. 

    One can see from the preceding that while we all do our best to demand our governments come close to the 2025 targets, it is also wise to start a  runaway global heating emergency backup "Plan B!"

    Reviewing the most misunderstood climate and runaway global heating danger because it means survival or extinction

    What does not coming close to the critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets mean, and what is at stake:

    1. If we fail, we will not be able to slow down the unavoidable extinction of half or more of humanity by mid-century. (This level of unavoidable mass extinction is most associated with having already crossed the carbon 386 ppm threshold and climate cliff.)

    2. Only by coming very close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets will we have any reasonable chance of preventing an even worse, near-total, or total human extinction event beginning as soon as 2070.

    3. Because near-total extinction is now strongly associated with crossing the atmospheric carbon threshold of carbon 425 - 450 ppm and the eventual higher temperatures it commits us to when that threshold is crossed, at best, (and if we are very lucky), we have only about three to about nine more years to prevent our near-total extinction. (Carbon is currently accumulating in the atmosphere at about an additional three carbon ppm every year. Click here to read more about why this 3-9 year deadline is our survival!)

    4. Unfortunately, we also have two additional near-total extinction-accelerating tipping points after reaching the carbon 425-450 ppm tipping point threshold. 

    We now face the unimaginable dilemma of mass human extinction vs. near-total extinction 

    In many places on our website, the global warming science indicates that we are already facing an unavoidable global heating-caused extinction event for about half of humanity by about mid-century. (If, by chance, you still do not believe this, click the previous link. After you read that link, then please also read about the global warming-caused tipping points at this link. This second link will make our step-by-step unavoidable mass extinction process painfully clear!) 

    This mass extinction event will occur because we have ignored 6 decades of scientific warnings. We foolishly squandered our best chance to fix global warming decades ago. Decades ago, we could have made the gradual, less painful global fossil fuel reductions needed to keep global heating from reaching our current emergency level. 

    Now our first-level extinction event will cause the deaths of half of humanity by mid-century. Such a massive die-off would be due to:

    1. crossing critical global warming tipping points, 

    2. activating significant amplifying climate feedback loops, and 

    3. the combined future consequences of climate change, particularly mass starvation due to global crop failures of the most climate-sensitive crops. 

     

     

    The coming mass extinction event is also unavoidable because we will be unable to stop ourselves from crossing the three most dangerous global warming tipping points. We will be unable to stop ourselves because we will not get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets!

    Worth repeating is that the already unavoidable extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century is not the worst global warming future consequence we face. If we do not come reasonably close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, we will also face the beginning stages of near-total extinction. 

    A near-total extinction to total extinction event could begin as early as 50-70 years in the form of very high temperature and very high atmospheric carbon and methane levels. Those high carbon and methane levels support initiating the final stages of the runaway-global heating process, aka the runaway greenhouse effect. (Runaway global warming is also referred to as runaway greenhouse effect or extinction-level global warming. The final stage of runaway global warming describes the circumstances in which the climate destabilizes catastrophically and permanently from its original state. This is similar to what happened on Venus when the planet lost all its atmosphere into outer space. Runaway global warming is thought to have occurred to Venus 4 billion years ago because of a very high carbon-rich atmosphere and exceptionally high average surface temperatures.)

    The final stages of runaway global heating will create a literal Climageddon meltdown where almost nothing can survive because there will be no atmosphere. Our total extinction event could enter its first phase when our average global temperature rises above 6 degrees Celcius. 

    At a 5-6 degree Celcius increase in global temperature, the additional tipping point releases of methane from coastal deposits, and the permafrost will skyrocket atmospheric methane and carbon levels and average global temperatures. 

    Here is how this happens. At a 5-6 degree Celcius temperature increase, the coastal methane deposits and the permafrost "methane time bomb" go off. This sudden explosion of massive amounts of atmospheric methane and carbon will take us from the 5-6 degree Celcius carbon level of 500-600 parts per million (ppm) far too quickly to the atmospheric carbon levels of carbon 800 ppm, carbon 1,000 ppm, carbon 1,200 ppm and even to carbon 1,600 ppm and beyond. (For reference, our climate was stable for hundreds of thousands of years at about carbon 270 ppm. We are currently at about carbon 421 ppm as of March 2022. This carbon 270 to 421 ppm increase has occurred since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, which was powered by burning fossil fuels.) 

    Unfortunately, there is also another way we could enter into a global warming-caused total extinction event. That would be as global average temperatures reach a 3-6 degrees Celcius level. At those temperature levels, there will be increasing mass starvation and a mass migration of desperate climagees (climate refugees.) 

    To survive, countries in the many unsafe zones will demand land and resources from countries in the safer zones. As a result, regional and international conflicts and wars will break out over the minimal safer land areas and remaining resources. 

    These wars will be of ultimate desperation and will undoubtedly include chemical, biological, and even nuclear weapons. All weapons available will be used to force those governments in the global warming safer zones to open their borders to the billions of desperate climagees because there will not be enough resources available in the safer zones to support the billions of climagees. The most vicious wars the world has ever seen will likely be fought over the safest remaining areas on Earth in humanity's last fight for survival!

    What is also essential to keep in mind when viewing our potential for a runaway global heating near-total extinction event beginning in about 50-70 years is that a mass extinction event is already unfolding at an accelerating pace, and it will come to full realization by mid-century. Andwe only have until about 2025 left to reduce global fossil fuel use enough to prevent crossing the three most deadly global warming tipping points and bringing about the mid and later phases of near-total extinction.

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    Why all is not hopeless and all of humanity will not go extinct 

    While a global heating consequence-driven near-total extinction is probable, a total extinction is not probable or realistic because of the combination of natural and human system counteractions. Our runaway global heating emergency will have horrible consequences. These consequences are so bad there is no need to exaggerate them. 

     

     

    Understanding the differences between a runaway global heating-driven mass extinction, a near-total extinction event, and a total extinction event is essential to answer the question in the headline of this article.

    This article will not only clarify those differences. It will also strengthen or restore a rational, balanced, and scientifically appropriate hope for our runaway global heating future.

    The different levels of a runaway global heating-driven extinction are defined as:

    1. We have been so grossly ineffective in slowing and reversing global heating for so long that about half of the human population will die by mid-century. This mass extinction is unavoidable because of our 60 years of climate inaction, ineffective action, and denial. 
    2. A global heating-driven near-total human extinction is a scenario where as much as 50-90+% of humanity could go extinct before we slow and reverse the current runaway global heating. (The processes of near-total extinction is partially described in the first three extinction-accelerating tipping points on this page and then on this page.)
    3. A global heating-driven total human extinction can only occur if we allow carbon levels in the atmosphere to rise to 800 to 1700 parts per million (ppm). At those levels, we risk our atmosphere being pulled out into space and 100% of everything else that depends upon oxygen suffocating and going entirely extinct. 

    Fortunately, long before we reach those extreme carbon 800-1700 atmospheric carbon ppm levels, Mother Nature will step in with very tough medicine. Her excruciating intervention may result in close to a near-total extinction, but not total extinction!

    We will not all go extinct because Mother Nature's "tough medicine" will intensify in lockstep with the increasing severity, frequency, and scale of many of the primary and secondary consequences of global heating described in detail on this page.

    In the end, it may be the powerful remedial counteractions of Mother Nature and not our own remedial actions that ultimately saves us from ourselves.

    Why total human extinction is unrealistic and highly improbable 

    The Job One research team must humbly admit that we too failed to fully allow for the appropriate compensatory weighting for several natural climate destabilization counteractions in our previous global heating research analysis. These natural counteractions intrinsically respond to and act to powerfully counter our rapidly worsening climate systems and subsystems.

    This generally unacknowledged underestimation error has also been a significant problem in other researchers and organizations' current global heating predictions. This underestimation issue is crucial because it creates a significant error in runaway global warming extinction predictions. Nevertheless, numerous researchers have been convinced and maintain that humanity faces an inevitable climate change-driven total extinction. 

    This article discusses why Job One for Humanity has revised its materials on the runaway global heating driven mass, near-total, or total extinction controversy.

    Previously the Job One for humanity organization held this could only true if we did not get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. However, based on a new analysis by Job One on the factors listed below, we now believe that while the extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century is still unavoidable, total human extinction caused by primary and secondary global heating consequences likely occurring from about 2050 to 2080 (or sooner) is neither probable nor likely.

    Based on our new analysis that now includes previously ignored or discounted both natural and human counteractions, we still predict that if we can get close to the 2025 targets, humanity will, at worst, only face a near-total extinction. Before we go over the critical natural and human counteractions to runaway global warming that can potentially save 50 to 90+% of humanity (even if we don't fix runaway global heating in time.)

    One helpful way to think about these counteractions is to know that the more you increase the "costs" of some action, the more likely the effects of those "costs" will cause and bring into being counteractions. This principle is like the Newton's 3rd law that "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." This corrective and counteracting process will become more apparent as you review the many rising "costs" of our runaway global heating consequences and the increased likelihood that natural and human counteractions will eventually mitigate those costs.

    Natural counteractions that have been seriously under-estimated in the previous climate and global heating predictions

    In our newest analysis of future runaway global heating consequences, we discovered that many discounted or omitted natural and human dialectical counteractions would also occur. This discounting and omission issue has resulted in even more individuals and groups predicting we are in an inescapable and inevitable runaway global heating-driven total human extinction process. Some individuals and groups have said that total human extinction will occur in as little as the next 9-10 years. 

    An actual global heating-driven total extinction event can only occur if we put so much greenhouse gas into the atmosphere that our atmosphere is ripped off into space. Unfortunately, this is what happened to Venus because of ever-rising global temperatures. 

    The strange but good news here on Earth is that total extinction will be prevented because so much of humanity will be long dead before we ever get to the extreme levels of atmospheric greenhouse gas, which could cause total human extinction.

    To help you understand what those predicting inevitable total human extinction have missed or underestimated, it is necessary to start with the natural counteractions that "Mother Nature" will activate as runaway global heating worsens. The following natural counteractions are the only counteractions that of and by themselves alone have the power to save humanity from its own lousy fossil fuel decisions and actions. But there is mixed bad and good news about fixing the incorrect total extinction prediction failure by including the effects of these natural counteractions issues properly:

    Here is the mixed news:

    1. The death of half of humanity by mid-century is still unavoidable. We ignored six decades of valid scientific warnings and have been totally ineffective in slowing accelerating runaway global heating. 
    2. Because of natural counteractions to rising global temperatures in the climate's systems and subsystems, we can still save most of the other 50% of humanity (but only if we get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets as soon as possible.)
    3. Even if we widely miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, Mother Nature's counteracting climate-related primary and secondary consequences will soon accelerate exponentially. This will ensure ALL of humanity does not perish. (If we miss the targets, there will just be far less of us than if we got close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.)

    On the one hand, at this point, you may be wondering how Mother Nature will "allow" a mass or even a near-total human extinction to occur while, on the other hand, still "preventing" us from going totally extinct? It is because of a dialectical twist of evolutionary fate. 

    How Mother Nature's natural counteractions, consequences, and systems will be the dominant force saving humanity from itself and total extinction

    Complex adaptive systems have "harmful" feedback loops and tipping points that can make the system worse, more unstable, or eventually crash. On the other hand, complex adaptive systems also have "helpful" countering feedback loops and tipping points that at specific points can trigger and make the climate system better, and more stable and eventually restore the system to equilibrium or near-equilibrium. 

    Although most of the most prominent "harmful" climate feedback loops and tipping points are known, most of the "helpful" natural climate feedback loops and tipping points are still unknown. This is because humanity has never studied anything like what is happening to us with our current runaway global heating emergency. But rest assured, these "helpful" feedback loops and tipping points are there because we have seen these "helpful" feedback loops and tipping points gradually restoring other harmed or crashed ecological systems back into new equilibrium states. 

    We have observed many predator-prey ecological systems that have nearly collapsed and then rebalanced once again using new processes involving new feedback loops and different tipping points that push the system back closer to its original equilibrium. This same "helpful" feedback loop and tipping point rebalancing mechanism exists within the climate's systems and subsystems.

    These helpful tipping points and feedback loops can also help control the speed and damage levels of the runaway global heating extinction emergency. And then, at some point, they can trigger into action, further assisting Mother Nature in beginning the restoration and rebalancing process and doing what is necessary to preserve the critical conditions for humanity to exist. 

    Here is how those counteraction processes look for our future.

    Mother Nature's counteractions are as follows:

    1. In perfect lockstep with our rising global heating, Mother Nature's immutable laws of climate physics will continue ratcheting-up ever-intensifying climate and global heating-related consequences to kill off hundreds of millions of us and then billions. The initial main ways Mother Nature will kill us off will be through low crop yields, crop failures, and soaring crop prices. Global crops will fail or be stunted because of global warming aggravated heatwaves, rain bombs, droughts, flooding, wildfires, out-of-season cold spells, hail, Derechos (severe wind storms), and other extreme weather which destabilizes normal growing season conditions. The world's five principal grains (rice, wheat, maize [corn], millet, and sorghum) are particularly vulnerable to climate-caused massive crop failure. This global heating-related crop failure occurs when temperatures (heat waves) are near or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 days during the regular growing season. Increasing starvation always increases mass migration to wherever there is more food. These hunger-driven mass migrations will cause more local, regional, and national conflicts, creating a new amplifying feedback loops of even more mass starvation, soaring food prices, economic instability, and more conflict. As these starvation and migration conflicts grow in food-growing and producing countries, food production also will drop because of the many food-growing and transportation disruptions caused directly or indirectly by those expanding conflicts.
    2. This massive kill-off will continue unabated until there are so few of us left that humanity is no longer capable of raising or maintaining global temperatures by burning so much fossil fuel. 
    3. The minimal critical point at which Mother Nature will stop killing us is when she has killed enough of us, so global fossil fuel use goes down. No additional greenhouse gases (carbon, methane, and nitrous oxide) are being added to the atmosphere. 
    4. Mother Nature's final kill-off stage is where so little additional greenhouse gas is being added to the atmosphere by remaining survivors that the atmosphere has the opportunity to start naturally removing existing greenhouse gases. 

    The simplicity of what Mother Nature is doing is just taking the naturally and already occurring consequences of accelerating runaway global heating and then using the results of those consequences to eventually slow and reverse those consequences. 

    How long will it take for Mother Nature to kill off enough of us to save the rest of us?

    Unless our governments mass mobilize and come close to the 2025 targets soon, the critical point where Mother Nature stops managing rising greenhouse gases by killing us off will likely be well into the second half of the 21st century. On the other hand, if we get close to the 2025 targets soon, Mother Nature might stop killing us off far closer to 2050-2060.

    Unfortunately, Mother Nature may likely keep killing us off with more intense global heating consequences beyond just the number of us she needs to kill us off to stop adding more greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere by the remaining population. Unfortunately, predicting helpful natural system tipping points and feedback correction timeframes is not currently possible for complex adaptive systems as complex as natural systems interacting with human systems.)

    The natural kill-off process is not a theory. We have already seen Mother Nature's global heating kill-off counteractions. Mother Nature is already directly or indirectly killing off tens of millions of us each year from only our current level of runaway global heating consequences. 

    Overall, Mother Nature's global heating kill-off counteractions are a measure of positive news for anyone who has worried that there is no hope for humanity and our civilization. 

    In the first illustration below, the blue line represents rising primary and secondary runaway global heating consequences. These rising consequences will cause the climate and other systems within Mother Nature to keep killing off more and more humans (the green line) until humans are no longer capable of overheating the Earth by burning fossil fuels. About mid-century (2050) is when we estimate the lines will cross and about half of humanity will have perished and the die-off will start slowing down.

     

    In the second illustration below, one can see that the more of humanity that dies the green line the more that global fossil fuel will fall the blue line.

     

     

    How human system counteractions will also be a contributing force helping to save humanity from total extinction

    It is also wise to review the significant human counteractions that will take place as runaway global heating worsens and its costs, suffering, and deaths rise. But, neither individually nor cumulatively will these human counteractions occur in time to save about half of humanity from extinction by mid-century. Additionally, neither separately nor collectively will the following human counteractions alone happen in time to save us from near-total extinction. 

    Too many severe global heating consequences are already in the pipeline. This is because for the last 60 years we have been so ineffective in resolving global heating emergency.

    Here are the primary human counteractions to the intensifying consequences of the runaway global heating extinction emergency:

    1. Eventually, our governments will pass and enforce laws that will radically reduce fossil fuel use. These new and enforceable fossil fuel reduction laws will drastically reduce global fossil fuel use.
    2. Eventually, our governments will create revenue-neutral, Fee and Dividend-based fossil fuel reduction programs. These Fee and Dividend-based programs will significantly disincentivize using fossil fuels and greatly incentivize greener energy use. 
    3. Each year we will build more non-fossil fuel alternative energy generation systems to replace the current fossil fuel energy generation.
    4. We will add more natural sequestration systems to remove more fossil fuel pollution from our atmosphere. 
    5. We will better protect and preserve existing natural carbon sequestration systems.
    6. Eventually, we will discover and use at scale, sustainable and appropriate technologies which are considerably different from what most people understand as new technologies. Once scaled up, these appropriate technologies will help us transition away from fossil fuels and possibly even help remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
    7. Eventually, our governments will pass and enforce laws that will make fossil fuels nearly impossible to use for all but a few minimal and essential uses. 
    8. Eventually, to ensure we never have this problem again, current governments (or those governments that survive the post-fossil fuel great global collapse) will evolve new economic and political systems and laws. These laws will change the paradigm of over-consumption, pollution, waste, overshoot, unmanaged population growth, and ecological over-exploitation. 
    9. Eventually, because the unimaginable pain and trauma of the runaway global heating caused great global collapse will be so severe, the survivors will find a way to manage the surviving world for the sustainable benefit of ALL humanity and not just for privileged nations or billionaires.

    As a rule, the worse the consequence "action costs" of runaway global heating get (i.e., financial losses, ecological damage, human suffering, and deaths), the faster and harder governments and others will react and enact the above human counteractions to runaway global heating. Humanity will change its behaviors when the pain of going forward with those changes is less than the pain of staying where it is.

    In the illustration below, the green line represents the rising and intensifying consequences of runaway global heating. The blue line represents the locked-in relationship of dependable, continuous, faster and harder reactions using all possible human counteractions in lockstep with the rising painful consequences of runaway global heating.

     

    Yes, the above human counteractions will be too little and too late by themselves to save humanity. But when added to Mother Nature's horrible kill-off counteractions, they provide the additional opportunity to save even more of post mid-century humanity because the above human counteractions will also act to contribute to and help slow and lower our rising global temperature. 

    When all of the above less powerful secondary human counteractions are added to the natural counteractions, they will act as an additional counteracting brake on rising global temperatures. This also will help Mother Nature ensure that humanity will not go beyond near-total extinctionBut even without the following additional human counteractions, Mother Nature's massive kill-off alone will save us from total extinction. The above human counteractions are just extra insurance and can help save more of us sooner.

    Unfortunately, there is still this awful news to deal with. All of the above natural and human counteractions will still not be enough or be able to be scaled up in time to save about half of humanity from going extinct by mid-century in what will be an excruciatingly, horrible, and painful process. This means that whoever survives the mid-century extinction will face centuries to thousands of years of deprivation and suffering before Mother Nature can fully rebalance herself and get the atmospheric carbon, methane, and nitrous oxide levels down to where our global temperature goes back to a level better suited for optimal human existence and reproduction.

    How much of humanity may perish after mid-century

    At this point, you may be wondering how much of humanity Mother Nature's counteractions could save? Here are some estimates.

    If we fail to radically reduce current global fossil fuel use and get close to the 2025 global targets as soon as possible:

    1. some believe Mother Nature will keep killing us off until we get back down to what is known as the Earth's sustainable carrying capacity of about 1.5 billion people.

    2. others believe we will be lucky to have 10or less of humanity still living in 2080 to 2100. This very high die-off level is because global heating will keep rising for decades even after Mother Nature has killed off enough of us to stop adding more carbon, methane, and nitrous oxide levels to our atmosphere. Moreover, global heating will continue to rise for about another 2-3 decades even after we entirely stop adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere because of pre-existing global heating momentum already within the climate system. 

    If we fail to get close to the 2025 targets, it is also critical to realize that the conditions for the after mid-century survivors will be so bad most will wish they had not survived. (Click here to see the primary and secondary global heating-related consequences they will experience if we fail to get close to the 2025 targets.) 

    Once you have reviewed those horrendous escalating consequences, there will be a little doubt that humanity's only viable solution for humanity's future is to get as close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets as soon as possible.

     

    Conclusion for This Section

    From the above, all is not hopeless, and a global heating-driven total extinction is not the realistic or probable outcome of runaway global heating. On the contrary, the closer we get to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, the more of the surviving 50% of humanity will be able to survive past mid-century. Additionally, the quality of life of those who do survive the pre-mid-century unavoidable extinction process will be made far more unbearable the longer it takes us to get to close to the critical 2025 global targets.

    When you analyze and include all of the human "harmful" climate feedback loops and tipping points along with all of the counteracting and "helpful" natural and human feedback loops and tipping points, you get a climate/human connected system that will eventually "self" correct through a very painful, rough and extremely high "costs" process.

    Today many climate researchers and individuals still have either omitted or have deeply underestimated the effects of Newton's 3rd law on climate systems and subsystems. They have largely ignored natural and human counteractions in the form of "helpful" climate system feedback loops and tipping points. The unfortunate news is that most individuals who do believe that the runaway global heating situation is hopeless have simply given up. 

    Because they believe total extinction is inevitable, they are doing nothing substantive to do their critical part to get our governments to act while we still have time. They fail to see our runaway global heating emergency as just another evolutionary opportunity that will force us to finally make the many economic, social, environmental, and political changes that, sooner or later, we will be forced to make anyway. 

    But fortunately, a more profound dialectical evolutionary climate truth shines brightest. If we get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets soon, as much as half of humanity could survive the runaway global heating extinction emergency. This truly is a realistic and appropriate hope worth fighting and working for wholeheartedly.

    And finally, because we are doing so poorly getting close to the required 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, and Mother Nature's kill-off counteraction is the only thing that can scale up in lockstep with the accelerating crisis, Mother Nature's kill-off counteractions will be the primary and the most likely way that a portion of humanity will survive the runaway global heating extinction emergency. 

     

     

    Technical Notes for This Section Only:

    1. This article resulted from a new dialectical meta-systemic and system theory-based analysis of the most recent climate research viewing the climate as a complex adaptive system.  
    2. This article re-examined climate research and the contexts, processes, relationships, and transformations occurring within the climate's dynamic systems and subsystems. During this process, we discovered that the natural and human counteractions (some in helpful climate feedback loops and tipping points) were not adequately considered or weighted in our and other climate and global heating predictions.  
    3. If we reach an increase of 4-6 degrees Celsius in average global temperature, we will experience vast releases of stored carbon and methane from our oceans, soils, trees, and the coastal ocean shelves. But, it is highly improbable we will reach these temperature levels because of the natural and human counteractions described above. As temperatures rise, the human die-off will be so steep that there will not be enough us left burning fossil fuels to be able to reach a 4-6 degrees Celsius level. For the last six decades, it has taken about 25 additional carbon parts per million (ppm) to be added to the atmosphere to raise the average global temperature by 1/2 degree Fahrenheit. (One degree Celcius is equal to about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit.) That means that at the current level of adding 3 new carbon ppm per year to our atmosphere, it takes 8+ years to raise the average global temperature by 1/2 degree Fahrenheit. We have presently raised the average global temperature by 1.2 degrees Celsius since pre-industrial times. This means we have another 2.8 degrees of Celsius to go before entering a hazardous area for total extinction. Getting to 4 degrees Celcius will take about 40-50 years. By then, much of humanity will be long dead, and our greenhouse gas levels will have stopped rising (possibly even dropping a bit), preventing us from reaching 4 degrees Celsius. For the sake of wild argument, even if we cross additional global heating tipping points that cause a 50% reduction in the total time left to prevent reaching 4 degrees Celsius, so many of us will die off in the next 20-30 years, we will still not add enough additional fossil fuel pollutants in parts per million to the atmosphere to reach the 4 degrees Celsius level.  
    4. Anyone saying that the climate science shows that All of humanity will invariably go extinct from runaway global warming consequences does not understand there are no 100% certainties in science because new discoveries are constantly qualifying and adjusting by older research.
    5. Current dialectical meta-systemic analysis of recent climate research does not support the wild predictions of a climate-driven total human extinction in 10, 20, 30, or even 40 years. We have time left to act and at worst we will only suffer a near-total extinction, but we need everyone immediately rowing in the same direction at full strength to minimize future human extinction losses and suffering. 
    6. According to a 2020 study published in Scientific Reports, if deforestation and resource consumption (aka overshoot) continue at current rates, they could culminate in a "catastrophic collapse in human population" and possibly "an irreversible collapse of our civilization" in the next 20 to 40 years. 
    7. According to the most optimistic scenario provided by another study, the chances that human civilization survives is less than 10%. (See Nafeez, Ahmed. "Theoretical Physicists Say 90% Chance of Societal Collapse Within Several Decades". Vice. Retrieved 2 August 2021. Also see Bologna, M.; Aquino, G. (2020). "Deforestation and world population sustainability: a quantitative analysis." Scientific Reports. 10 (7631): 7631. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-63657-6. PMC 7203172. PMID 32376879.) 

    Now that you have finished the 28 reasons, do you believe that runaway global heating is out of our current control?

    Please take a moment and consider the question we listed at the beginning of this article and the questions below. This is also the most critical issue relevant to the future quality of your life.

    "Do you believe that our governments can work together to enforce a national and international resolution to the runaway global heating extinction emergency by coming close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets within the remaining time left (2025-2031)?"

    The second question for our collective and individual future is:

    "Can we still prevent a global heating-caused near-total extinction event from occurring while we are simultaneously dealing with an unavoidable mass extinction event, which is already occurring?"

    The third question for our collective and individual future is:

    "With the little remains time we have left, do you believe that generations X, Y, and Z can bring enough pressure on our politicians, governments, and billionaires to get them to get our governments to get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets?"

    (The older generations squandered the last 60 years in inaction and ineffective actions. They can no longer be depended upon to fix the runaway global heating extinction emergency.) 

    You should know the answer to the first question above by this time. 

    The second question is the most critical question that no politician currently addresses! Yet, there is no more crucial question for the survival of humanity that must be faced and managed, or there will be no future for humanity!

    The third question is something every young and older person will decide for themselves. 

    The above three questions and their solutions are the core climate and runaway global heating questions we face and manage at Job One for Humanity in an honest, adult manner.

    The position of Job One for Humanity on runaway global heating

    As of 5.23.2022, we at Job One believe that there is now little we can do to prevent the mass extinction deaths of about half of humanity by mid-century. However, we also think we can keep humanity from reaching near-total extinction. 

    Furthermore, we believe that we can save much of the other half of humanity (what we call near-total extinction) if we just can get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets as soon as possible.

    Because of our position on runaway global warming, we have continually been forced to update our science-based remedial plan to adapt to this emergency over the last 12 years. Our most current resilience-building plan is the Job One for Humanity, Plan B for Runaway Global Heating. If honestly executed, it has a reasonable probability of preventing the near-total extinction of humanity.

    This new Plan B is ultimately practical. It helps individuals make the critical emergency preparations and adaptions needed to deal with our unfolding mass extinction process while still promoting all of the vital actions our governments must do to prevent the near-total extinction of humanity.

    Plan B will help us save some future for some generations X, Y, Z, and A. So, if you (like our organization) believe that we can get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets sometime between 2025 and 2031, please immediately start the Job One Plan B for Runaway Global Heating.  

    Job One For Humanity is now publically stating that a climate change-triggered extinction event of about half of humanity by mid-century is now unavoidable! (This widespread mass extinction event will be caused by the primary and secondary climate change consequences described on this page.) 

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

    While we are still focusing on preventing extinction, with our new Plan B, we have shifted some of our mission focus toward also helping individuals, families, and businesses prepare, adapt, and build climate resilience (and other kinds of resilience) both in their homes and businesses and in essential local, regional, and national systems. This new Plan B reflects our upgraded mission focuses on maximizing all the possible human, biological and ecological good within our extremely difficult and painful current climate position by:

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

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

    while simultaneously,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    And finally, those individuals who have come to the painful conclusion that we have a near-complete lack of ability to even come close to the 2025 targets immediately take the new next two steps below:

    1. They click here to see the four most common decisions people make on how to personally deal with the climate change and runaway global heating extinction emergency, once they realize the horrible climate mess we have created! And,

    2. They start the Plan B, which is their "survive and thrive" kit.

    You can find here all the other Reasons for Climate Change.

    Introduction

    Reason 1 to Reason 10

    Reason 11 to Reason 20

    Reason 21 to Reason 28

    Summary


  • Reason 21 to Reason 28 about Why Solving Runaway Global Heating Will Be so Challenging

     

    Reason 21: Humans are terrible at recognizing and adapting to slow-moving, nearly invisible, small incremental threats. If a tiger is chasing us and we see it, we mobilize quickly to flee. But with the slow-moving, almost invisible, and small incremental changes of escalating global warming, we are like the experimental frogs that do not jump out of a slowly heating pot until they are cooked alive!

    Additionally, humans generally do not learn quickly or efficiently without a painful experience or tragedy. Few (less than 5%) learn from reviewing complex data or history. Collectively our learning ability seems even worse. History has shown us with a preponderance of the evidence that governments, organizations, and groups seem to learn and set new policies and take new actions only after some horrendous tragedy or catastrophe. This collective learning/prevention inability repeatedly happens throughout history, even though the disaster or catastrophe was visible and discussed long before.

    This seeming evolutionary disability may be one of the most compelling reasons to doubt that we will ever effectively manage the global warming extinction emergency before it is too late.

     

    Reason 22: The human race is significantly limited and distracted by individual day-to-day survival issues, current media distractions, and this fatal evolutionary disability. 

    Because of many distraction factors, it is not unreasonable to say that 95% of the population is so distracted by day-to-day activities that they do not have the time or available bandwidth to process and respond to such a complex problem. It also would be fair to say 95% of people cannot understand this climate emergency because of a natural evolutionary disability to understanding slow-moving threats like global warming. 

    Because of the above and other factors, humanity will not collectively realize it is in an extinction emergency until it is far too late! 

     

    Reason 23: Society's fear of change is also a significant cause for the 40+ years of social inertia concerning doing what must be done to resolve this climate change extinction emergency. If we do not handle this dominant human fear of change factor by assuring those whose jobs, livelihoods or assets are threatened (by assisting them in the transition and minimizing their losses,) it is improbable we will be successful in getting close to the required 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. Therefore, we must create adequate national and international fossil fuel-related job transition training and other recovery and transition subsidies and funding. This funding will assist all individuals, businesses, and nations that will suffer significant financial losses or closures due to the ending of fossil fuel use. 

    For example, carbon Fee and Dividend revenues (and other needed fossil fuel transition taxes) could help compensate and assist developing nations in stopping using fossil fuels. It will also help developing nations leapfrog over their building or expanding any current fossil fuel energy generation systems. This funding could help them build or grow green energy generation systems like solar or wind power. 

    We cannot forget to financially compensate, subsidize, and actively assist those individuals, businesses, and nations who will be harmed financially in this rapid and radical transition away from fossil fuels. This support would naturally also include providing new job training for the new green economy or positions in other industries.

    This step is critical to the success of all global fossil fuel reduction procedures! 

    Our unsurfaced fear of change and how it will harm the current status quo is a significant source of the human inertia that has prevented humanity from effectively managing the global warming extinction emergency for many decades. (Please see the following research article on cultural trauma, social inertia, and climate change for a deeper understanding of the early importance of implementing this fear of change management and compensation step. This research paper will explain the many social fear barriers we must overcome with little time left. After reading this article, you may believe that social fear is one of the biggest challenges we must overcome.)

    Unfortunately, this work is not happening now, has not happened over the last 40+ years, and is highly unlikely to occur before we miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. (The above was drawn from Part Three of the Job one for Humanity plan.)

     

    Reason 24: The world's citizens have failed to rise as a single powerful voice demanding their politicians act immediately to save the future.

    This failure is because:

    a. at the current time, there is too little cooperation between the world's environmental organizations to mass organize the world's population. Therefore we will not get enough of the population to protest in the streets at the same time on the global warming extinction emergency. To be successful, we would need at least 3.5% or more of a nation's population to protest. (Please see this published essential article for what would have to happen for us to have a 3.5% or more public protest success in this area.)

    b. unless there is a cooperation miracle bringing us all together in the shocking awareness of how bad it is and for the need for immediate change, creating a public understanding of how bad things are and then getting the public to demand their politicians' act, will probably take decades at the minimum. This time delay is because of the slow-moving education process, political consensus-building, and lobbying. It is also because of widespread global warming denial and the intentional and well-funded disinformation programs being executed by fossil fuel-related industries and the politicians they control.

    c. there also is a well-financed and highly effective global disinformation campaign run by the fossil fuel industries. The purpose of this disinformation is to try to confuse or impair the ability of average citizens to understand how bad climate change is right now. Its aim also is to ensure average citizens do not know how bad climate change will get or how soon things will come crashing down on top of us. These disinformation campaigns freeze average citizens in a continuous doubt and uncertainty loop. This disinformation also freezes the world's citizens' desire, urgency, or ability to act and demand the needed changes. It also helps maintain public inaction and inertia.

    d. making the required fossil fuel reductions will impose incredible hardship and discomfort on the world's citizens. Moreover, these painful sacrifices will make it very difficult to get billions of people demanding less comfort and mobility from their politicians.

    e. understanding the global warming extinction emergency is incredibly complex. To adequately understand the threat, an individual would have to have above-average intelligence (IQ 130+.) They would also have to have read thousands of pages of global warming research, understand systems theory, or have an equivalent of a Ph.D. in climatology.

    f. 16% of the human population can't read at all. A significant remaining percentage of the human population does not have the discipline or ability to educate themselves sufficiently on the nature of this complex challenge to understand it as an actual and imminent emergency.

    The above educational and political process will most likely not happen in time with the complex climate educational process and emergency. There is not enough time before 2025 to get everyone educated on this issue. There is also not enough time to get the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets met once the politicians are finally influenced to act.

    The primary and most likely good that will come out of increasing mass public protests is that we will get the politicians to act sooner. That will slow down the global warming extinction nightmare just enough so that some individuals forewarned have extra time to prepare and adapt so that their lives are longer and more comfortable during the decades-long extinction process.

     

    Reason 25: We are already well over and far beyond all rational and safe climate extinction threat and risk limits for responsibly protecting the future of humanity. Because we have ignored 40+ years of warmings, we are already deep into the global warming trajectory toward the collapse of civilization. This collapse outcome is highly likely because 9 of the known global warming and climate change tipping points that regulate the state of the planet have all been activated toward crossing their internal tipping points. 

    The nine tipping points below can trigger abrupt and significant carbon release into the atmosphere, such as the release of carbon dioxide and methane caused by the irreversible thawing of the Arctic permafrost.

     

     

    After these global warming tipping points are crossed, and more carbon is released, additional warming would become self-sustaining due to positive feedback loops within the climate system and the mutual interaction of these global warming tipping points. It is best to think about interacting with global warming tipping points like a row of dominos. 

    These climate system tipping points are so interconnected that knocking over the first couple of "dominos" will most likely lead to a cascade knocking over many, if not all, of them. Once the above global warming tipping point "dominos" begin their falling cascade, we are already at a criminally negligent point of no return.

    Because of these global warming tipping points and their feedbacks, Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, director emeritus and founder of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, believes that if we go much above 2° C, we will quickly get to 4° C and, a 4° C increase would spell the end of human civilization.

    Distinguished Professor of Meteorology Michael Mann from the University of Pennsylvania recently stated that once we reach the carbon 405 ppm level in our atmosphere, a 2 degrees Celcius average global temperature increase is already baked in! Once that happens, there is nothing we can do to stop it! (As of March 2022, we are currently at carbon 421 ppm. )

    Check out the following exponentially rising current atmospheric carbon levels in parts per million in the graph below. Despite the 33 plus past global climate conferences and decades of international government agreements to reduce global fossil fuel use, this rise is still happening!

     

     

    Johan Rockström, the head of one of Europe's leading research institutes, warned that in a 4°C warmer world, it would be "difficult to see how we could accommodate a billion people or even half of that. Not even a rich minority world survives with modern lifestyles in the post-4°C-warmer turbulent and conflict-ridden world". 

    Many other climate scientists have warned that once the climate warms 4 degrees C over our preindustrial average global temperature, human adaptation to these temperature levels will be impossible!

    Soon we will lose control of the tipping points for the Amazon rainforest, the West Antarctic ice sheet, and the Greenland ice sheet in much less time than it will take us to get to global net-zero emissions. So, there is also a crucial way to think about this race to get to net-zero emissions before crossing more extinction-producing global warming tipping points. 

    Imagine that the captain on the Titanic suddenly sees the iceberg in front of him. He needs at least 3 miles to slow and steer the Titanic away from any object, but he is only 1 mile away from the iceberg. The titanic is already doomed the moment the captain notices the iceberg.

    This Titanic example is not much different than our current climate situation. (Our trying to reach the last chance 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets and get to net-zero emissions.) We have wasted so much time ignoring valid scientific warnings over the previous 40+ years; that we probably do not have enough time remaining to "steer" away from extinction. 

    Furthermore, we already have a baked-in minimal 2 degrees C in average global temperature increase. We have already triggered a global tipping point cascade effect, which will quickly get us to 4°C and the collapse of civilization. These facts will rapidly take us to a far less habitable planet and livable climate regardless of any additional fossil fuel emission reductions we might now make.

    At the end of this document, you can learn more about the Job One for Humanity Plan, making the best of either situation. (Either getting close to the 2025 global targets or what to do to prepare as our civilization collapses over the next few decades.) 

     

    Reason 26: The invisible adverse effects of climate momentum and human inertia inhibit and discourage needed climate change actions and real change. Complex climate momentum and inertia factors will delay experiencing the results of most fossil fuel reductions we make today by 20-30 years or more. Without seeing results for decades, this delay factor will make the painful fossil fuel reductions we need to make today far less likely to occur. 

    Politicians telling their citizens that they will need to make painful sacrifices now and not see any results from those sacrifices for decades is not likely to be a successful process. (The climate's many complex climate momentum and inertia factors are discussed in detail in the book Climageddon.) 

    Additionally, but crucially related, climate change occurs within a complex adaptive system. Complex adaptive systems are, by nature, very complex and sophisticated and well beyond the understanding of the general population. To truly understand what is happening with climate change and global warming, one would have to extensively study systems theory that deals with complex adaptive systems and think from a dialectical meta-systemic perspective. With the average human intelligence IQ level at about 100, the more profound understanding of the urgency and truth of the climate change extinction emergency will unfortunately forever be outside many individuals' cognitive reach.

     

    Reason 27: Covid has taught us the bitter truth that a large portion of the population will resist intelligent life or death urgent change --- no matter what!

    Particularly in the US, Covid has once again taught us that 30% of the population will resist wise and urgent change. All one has to do is view how about 1/3 of the US population has steadfastly refused to get a Covid vaccine despite the vaccines being free and readily available. 

    This ongoing resistance to an urgent emergency that individuals can quickly see the deadly effects of tells you how very hard it will be to mass mobilize the world to stop the invisible and slow-moving climate change extinction emergency. Also, now add to the previous the avid resistance and avoidance to making the critical 2025 global fossil fuel reductions also will never stop because the fossil fuel industry produces 1/3 of the world's gross domestic product and provides tens of millions of high pay jobs.

    Asking every person and company worldwide to reduce their total fossil fuel use by 75% to meet the extinction-preventing 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets will produce massive social resistance and back-pressure. This human inertia and structural resistance factor (along with the other reasons listed above) will slow down making the needed global fossil fuel use reductions so much, that it is highly unlikely (to all but impossible) that we will be able to get close to the 2025 critical global fossil fuel reductions in time to save the future.  

    One could easily call all of the previous reasons we will not solve the climate change emergency in time, a perfect definition for the new emotional malady many now call an inescapable feeling of climate doom. And, there is still more.

     

    Reason 28: Here is the ultimate reason and challenge for our governments to work together and mass-mobilize all needed resources to prevent extinction, yet, it still has not been done!

    As if the above reasons were not bad enough, other critical factors need to be considered and planned for in the nightmare post-carbon 500 ppm and carbon 600 ppm global warming scenario that we are all facing: 

    By this point, rational individuals should be convinced that they need to do everything they can to get their governments to mass mobilize now, as described in Part 3 of the Job One Plan. This will slow and lessen global warming so they can survive. But unfortunately, there is still more horrible news and another challenge.

    As global warming worsens to near-extinction levels, we will also have to deal with the following civilization-ending realities:

    a. As global warming worsens and many governments enter into social chaos and fail, nuclear reactors in the unsafe global warming zones between the 45th parallel north and south (about 400 reactors) will no longer be able to be kept secure or maintained by stable functioning governments. If these nuclear reactors go critical and meltdown, it will not matter where you migrate!

    No location or bunker will be safe from the massive continuous fallout and radiation from scores, if not hundreds of reactors that will eventually go critical and spew radiation for centuries! The same holds true for all the biological and chemical weapons or toxic chemicals stored in areas with collapsing or collapsed governments. Once those areas are generally abandoned, are lawless, in chaos, and no longer being managed by functioning governments, these life and world-ending toxic commodities will slowly leak out (or be seized by gangs) and poison and kill areas far beyond their original locations.

    b. Critical food production above the 45th parallel north or below the 45th parallel south will be extremely limited. This food problem is the generally lower soil quality and lower seasonal sunlight amounts, which will be grossly inadequate using traditional or existing methods to grow enough food for the desperate billions of climagees migrating to these areas. Somehow the governments of the world will have to cooperate to justly and carefully limit how many people can occupy the very limited global warming safer zones and still be fed adequately.

    Trying to carefully limit the number of people who can inhabit the few global warming safer zones by force or special lottery will create unimaginable social chaos, panic, and conflict that will keep those living in the global warming safer zones under continuous threat and uncertainty. Moreover, anyone living in those minimal safer zones will only have temporary relief.

    c. Additionally, if you do not allow enough diverse individuals from the global warming unsafe zones to migrate, there will not be enough human genetic diversity to survive the waves of new diseases that will burn through the far north or far south. This disease issue is because thousands of-year-old unknown and known pathogens will be released from the melting permafrost (which humanity has never seen before and has no immunity.) Additionally, these safer global warming zones will also be threatened by new or existing pathogens that are constantly mutating. Only a good amount of genetic diversity will be our best guarantee that at least some of humanity will survive.

    d. For any of us to survive in any way close to what we are used to, the world's critical infrastructure for a modern functioning civilization must be moved within the next 3-9 years, utilizing all of the relative political, economic, and social stability which remains. This minimal time frame means we need to begin immediately moving critical industries like medical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, etc., and key administrative, policing, and other social structures into the global warming safe zones above the 45th parallel north or below the 45th parallel south.

    e. As nations struggle to deal with the rising chaos and demand lands in the safer zones from their national neighbors, we will be fortunate if nuclear or biological war does not break out before global warming ends us first

    f. And finally, if we miss the 2025 targets by a significant amount, we will move from the unconscionable threat of an unavoidable extinction where about half of humanity will perish by mid-century to the ultimate danger of a near-total extinction event where temperatures will keep rising, and almost nothing will survive. 

    At some point, even the most optimistic person will recognize nothing will save them from this accelerating climate change monster if we don't get global fossil fuel usage under control by 2025. From that total of everything we are facing, they will also realize that we either cooperate and work together or we die together.

    "We are no longer in just an emergency to prevent global heating from getting worse. Instead, we are in an all-out war to slow down the near-total extinction of humanity. As long as we keep thinking about preventing global heating from getting worse, we are continuing to focus on the wrong targets, and we will most likely fail to prevent our extinction. Our governments need to shift their total focus to the sole goal of first slowing down the coming runaway global heating extinction of about half of humanity predicted by mid-century. If we do this, we should be able also to slow and manage a near-total extinction beginning about 2070." Lawrence Wollersheim

    If you have not read about the six phases of the Climageddon Scenario, which take you through the painful details level-by-level as humanity moves closer to extinction, please do so soon by clicking here.

    You can find all the other reasons and introduction below

    Introduction

    Reason 1 to Reason 10

    Reason 11 to Reason 20

    Reason 21 to Reason 28

    Summary


  • Reason 11 to Reason 20 About Why Solving Runaway Global Heating Will Be so Challenging

     

    Reason 11: The steady rise of methane into the atmosphere from new methane releases from fracking, melting permafrost, tundra, and leaking of natural gas lines. 

    These things act as another major hidden and dangerous source of our global fossil-fuel reduction failure. Unfortunately, we will probably cross the carbon 600 ppm final extinction level. Crossing carbon 600 ppm will raise the average global temperature to 5°C (9 degrees Fahrenheit) and trigger massive methane clathrate releases from coastal ocean shelves. 

    This massive methane release has happened several times before in the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum 56 million years ago, and most notably in the Permian–Triassic extinction event, when up to 96% of all marine life species became extinct 252 million years ago. (Please click here to watch a short video that explains the extinction process brilliantly once we start releasing methane clathrate from our coastal shelves. New research shows we begin this release process once we reach 5°C, and by 6°C, it is in full bloom.) 

    Because methane released as a gas from methane clathrate is 86 times more potent than carbon as a temperature-increasing greenhouse gas, it will rapidly spike up the average global temperatures and eventually to extinction-accelerating levels. 

     

     

    Please click here to see another interactive global atmospheric methane graph. In this interactive graph, you can see the past 1,000 years of atmospheric methane levels. In addition, you can see how total atmospheric methane levels from all sources have exponentially skyrocketed, particularly during the last 50 years. (We strongly recommend that you take a few moments and review this powerful methane graph. If you are a tech person, its underlying documentation is also available.)

    If methane continues to rise to push us toward the carbon 600 ppm tipping point and an average global temperature of 5°C, it will eventually bring about the extinction of humanity and the end of civilization as we know it.

    (Please note: The fracking industry also has a concerted political effort to prevent the accurate measurement of total methane in the atmosphere to keep their growing methane release amounts hidden from the public.) When you add the effects of methane (measured in part as CO2e) for raising our global temperature along with the impact of rising atmospheric carbon, we are probably already well above our current carbon 421 ppm [around 450 CO2e+].) 

     

    Reason 12: We have a near insolvable problem regarding a fair and internationally recognized climate change justice definition and a fair climate change restitution and climate aid processes. In general, the industrialized, northernmost countries of the world have produced the most atmospheric carbon causing global warming and its many consequences. The northern industrial countries have also created most of the global warming consequences for the developing world. 

    In the illustration below, most developing nations are located between the 45th parallel north and the 45th parallel south. Ironically, the northern industrialized nations that have predominantly caused the global warming problem will often also temporarily benefit from the changes global warming creates to the climate in their countries.

    The northern nations, who are also most responsible for the most global warming harm caused to the developing world, are unfairly resisting paying for the damages they have done to these nations. Yet, at the same time, the northern nations are also fighting taking in the millions (or the coming billions) of new global warming climate refugees (aka climagees.) 

    In the following illustration, the lands above the 45th parallel north and below the 50th parallel (above the orange line at the top of the image.) are where most of the human population will have to migrate as global warming continues to accelerate.

     

     

    The developed nations do not want to pay fair and just damages to the developing nations. There are also no international standards for enforceable justice for the undeveloped world to obtain restitution for the damages the developed world has done to it. This absence is because there is no global standard definition for climate justice or responsibility for ecological or atmospheric damage.

    With no definition of ecological, atmospheric justice, and responsibility, it will be impossible for the developing world to receive what it should be paid from the developed world. Additionally, the definition of justice and accountability worldwide changes in different nations and varies in other cultures, religions, and ethnicities. 

    Coming to a standard definition of climate justice and responsibility on who pays fairly for the global warming damage they have caused will likely never fully happen. However, as an ongoing sign of this injustice, the developed world has not even paid the previously agreed upon (and grossly inadequate) amounts they agreed to pay to the developing world in previous global warming agreements. 

    This justice issue is highly relevant to resolving the climate change emergency. It is a massive problem because the developed world most likely will never pay fair and adequate restitution (or give adequate assistance) to the developing world for the damage the developed world has caused. 

    This is because:

    a. those restitution costs are not paid just once. They will continue to rise exponentially as global warming accelerates. Damages to the developing countries will run into hundreds of trillions of dollars.

    b. developed countries will need all of their financial resources to survive and keep up with their ongoing climate catastrophes. And because of

    c. inherent known and implicit biases against the cultures, religions, or ethnicities of the developing world by the developed world.

    Because of many of the same reasons, developed nations will also not provide adequate funding to assist the developing world in rapidly transitioning from fossil fuel energy generation to green energy generation and fossil fuel use to green energy use. This also means the developed nations will first use their resources to convert their countries to green energy generation. While at the same time, the developing nations will not have adequate funding to do the same. 

    This ultimately means that the developing world, where most of its population now lives, will have to continue using fossil fuels at ever-increasing levels as their nations grow. This lack of care for the developing world means we will not be able to stop the global warming extinction emergency and its coming catastrophes because most of the world will not be part of the solution.

     

    Reason 13: Our governments are not even close to mass-mobilizing all of the needed human, financial and other resources required to achieve or come even close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, and we are almost out of time.

    Individual actions alone, not even if done by hundreds of millions of us, will not bring us close to the 2025 global reduction target levels. Only a massive global mobilization done and led by our governments can work if we hope to even come close to the 2025 targets. It must be completed with a Manhattan Project or World War II mass mobilization-like urgency. (The Manhattan Project was the highest priority research and development undertaking during World War II. It produced the US's first nuclear weapons in just four years. No expense or resource was denied to this most senior project.)

    Without the following actions being done with the urgency of a Manhattan-like project or WWII-like mass mobilization by almost ALL world governments, there is little to no realistic hope we can avoid a mass extinction of most of humanity by or before mid-century.

     

    Reason 14: No nation, organization, or individual is actually "driving" the global governance "car" to remedy climate change on a worldwide scale.

    We do not have an effective global government or governance (a car without a driver) overseeing the well-being of humanity and the Earth's systems as a whole. Instead, what we have now is competing nations seeking their own selfish best interests most frequently at the expense of other countries, peoples, and the environment. 

    One does not have to be a genius to know a car in motion without a driver will always eventually crash!

    It is unlikely that we will establish a valid global government or some other form of effective global governance with legislative, executive, and judicial powers working for ALL humanity within the next 3-5 decades, if ever. Consequently, it is nearly certain that will we not get all of the needed global warming extinction prevention actions listed in Part 3 of the Job One Plan done in time. Consequently, without effective global government, the "car" of humanity will crash and go over the carbon 425-450 ppm climate change extinction tipping point. 

     

    Reason 15: If governments try to enforce the correct, painful and radical 2025 global fossil fuel reductions now needed, people will rebel, and those governments will soon be overthrown or collapse.

    Today's modern governments are built on the massive use of fossil fuels at almost every level of their day-to-day functionality. Several things would happen if today's developing governments cut their total fossil use by 75% before 2025 to meet the 2025 extinction-critical reduction levels. First, their military forces, which run on fossil fuels, would be near completely incapacitated. (No government would ever cripple its military in our dangerous world.) 

    Second, their citizens would also revolt and overthrow the government. This revolt would occur because enforcing the 2025 targets would starve to death or cause sudden severe pain to so many that they would riot and remove all politicians who voted for them.  

     

    Reason 16: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is still distracting our leaders and resources from the escalating climate emergency.

    The COVID-19 pandemic, which is expected to be a problem in its various mutations worldwide until about 2023-2025, presents a unique set of issues for reducing global fossil fuel use to get close to the 2025 targets. Unfortunately, many people are so preoccupied with pandemic precautions and limitations that most global warming public protest actions have been significantly reduced during the pandemic.

    Economies have also dropped in many countries, and more people are concerned about eating their next meal, losing their jobs, or being evicted. As a result, there is little bandwidth left for the slower-moving yet far worse global warming extinction emergency.

    Reducing fossil fuels enough during the pandemic to get close to the 2025 global targets will continue to push the global economy into a deeper hole. However, few politicians would support significantly worsening the economy when it has already been hit hard. Moreover, no one is sure how long it will take to recover from our Covid mutations and variants.

     

     

    Think about our history here. We did not prepare for or prevent the global spread of COVID-19 when our best scientists explicitly told us repeatedly precisely how to do that decades ago. So how are we ever going to manage the consequences of the far worse climate emergency that our scientists have warned us about for over 40 years? 

    How are we ever going to get people to radically reduce their fossil fuel use to prevent something from occurring slowly and invisibly over decades when we can't even get a significant portion of the population in well-educated countries to get a proven Covid vaccine despite seeing thousands of people dying horrible deaths in their nation's hospitals in the media. 

    We see ongoing resistance from about 20-30% of the global population to getting a Covid vaccine that takes little time, resources, or suffering. So how will we ever convince the world they will need to make enormous painful sacrifices that will last for decades and cause them consistent and immense discomfort? But unfortunately, that is precisely what we must do if we are ever to get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.

     

    Reason 17: We face a continual unstoppable increase in average global warming temperature due to increased global fossil fuel use because of our ever-increasing global populationBecause of the laws of physics concerning adding new atmospheric greenhouse gases like carbon, global temperature will continue to rise as we keep adding more carbon particles into the atmosphere. Adding three (or more) carbon ppm per year for the next 30-50 or more years (as we are doing now) does not include adding any other annual carbon ppm amounts for the additional energy used as the human population continues to soar from 7 to 9-11 billion people. That three-carbon ppm per year also does not include many more people in the developing world who will soon move into the middle class, demanding the same high fossil fuel comforts of the developed world. This nearly doubling population and the massive increase in new middle-class energy demand could increase current global fossil fuel use by another 25 to 40%.

     

     

    When you look down the road 30-50 years from now and add only the additional 90-150 carbon ppm to our most current carbon 421 ppm total, it is easy to see there is no way for us to keep from crossing the carbon 500 ppm next extinction tipping point. (We are averaging an additional 3 ppm of carbon each year. 30 x 3 = 90 and 50 x 3 = 150. Below there will be more about the lasting effects of atmospheric carbon levels at or above the carbon 500 ppm level or at or beyond the carbon 600 ppm tipping point extinction level.) 

     

    Reason 18: Green energy generation will not save us in time or prevent us from going over critical extinction level tipping points. This failure of green energy scaling is because it will take far too long to produce enough green energy generation to replace all or most of the energy produced by fossil fuel energy generation. This failure is critical because we only have until 2025 to hit the required global fossil fuel reductions to save us from extinction.

    Over-hyping how fast green energy generation will replace fossil fuels energy generation is a near-universal illusion held by many individuals and environmental organizations alike. For the facts on this near-universal global warming illusion involving green energy, please see this Massechutes Institute of Technology (MIT) study to verify we are a long, long way (about 400 years by MIT's estimates) from replacing most fossil fuel energy generation with green energy generation. Furthermore, the projected actual length of time it will take to move away from global fossil fuel energy generation to green energy generation to replace it. 

     

     

    This new information means that any realistic hope for a fast transition (in less than 50-100+ years) to full green energy generation to replace all fossil fuel energy generation is entirely unrealistic. Much of humanity will be long gone before the complete green energy generation revolution takes hold.

     

    Reason 19: The promised other new "miracle" technologies like carbon capture and geoengineering will not save us before it is too late! Some of you may hear the news that global warming is out of our control and think, "aren't they working on inventions that will suck the fossil fuel burning carbon particles out of the atmosphere in time to save us?" If you think this is our easy out and solution to continue fossil fuel burning as "business as usual," please click here

    You can read why the currently nonexistent carbon capture technology is a silicon valley and techno-optimism delusion that will not save us in time. You will also learn why carbon capture technology is a mathematical and physical near impossibility. 

    Today you find carbon capture technology being forwarded primarily by impatient, profit-hungry entrepreneurs and mechanical engineers looking to make billions on the greatest catastrophe of human history. 

    In summary, believing that atmospheric carbon capture schemes will save us at the last minute from our ill-advised actions (instead of changing our fossil fuel-intensive lifestyles and behaviors) is equivalent to believing in magical carbon-sucking unicorns.

     

    Reason 20: Accelerating global warming is not our only major global emergency! Eleven other major global emergencies will interact with global warming and continue to draw the needed human and financial resources away from resolving the global warming emergency. Click here to read about these other 11 major global emergencies and how they will interact with global warming, making it far harder to solve. 

    You can find all the other Reasons and Introduction below

    Introduction

    Reason 1 to Reason 10

    Reason 11 to Reason 20

    Reason 21 to Reason 28

    Summary


  • Reason 1 to Reason 10

     

     

    Reason 1: Our governments and other authorities keep giving us incorrect global fossil fuel reduction targets and deadlines that will not work in time to save us.

    Depending on where you live in the world, your politicians, governments, and even most of the world's environmental groups are giving you different and incorrect fossil fuel reduction targets and deadlines. For example, many countries have set the target of becoming net-zero carbon by 2050. This wrong target issue even includes the US Democratic party. Other governments, the UN, and almost all environmental groups are promoting various conflicting levels of fossil fuel reductions and net-zero carbon levels by either 2050, 2040, 2035, 2032, or 2030. 

    For example, the UN is still using the incorrect global fossil fuel reduction targets and deadlines created by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC.) The IPCC is considered the world's leading authority on global warming and what should be done about climate change. 

    IPCC's most current incorrect target and deadline for global fossil fuel reduction is that we need to make a 40% reduction in total global fossil fuel use by 2030 and then reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The colossal danger with the IPCC's wrong targets is, that these wrong deadlines and targets are now being used to set the correctional global warming strategies for the world's governments, NGOs, and largest non-profit environmental groups.

    This makes it even less likely that we will come close to reaching the 2025 legitimate targets because our governments and NGOs are aiming at the wrong target destinations and deadlines. Click here to read the science for what makes the IPCC's current 40% reduction in total global fossil fuel use by 2030 and then reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 so dangerously wrong!

    The many incorrect targets and deadlines mentioned above are entirely inadequate and will not save us from extinction in time. Worse yet, when you have competing incorrect global fossil fuel reduction targets and deadlines forwarded by recognized authorities, it thwarts and delays humanity's ability to understand or execute the correct fossil fuel reduction targets. 

     

    Ironically, if we cannot get the world's recognized environmental leaders to promote the correct 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets and deadlines, which at least have some reasonable chance to prevent a massive extinction event from occurring within our lifetimes, how likely is it that we will ever achieve the 2025 reductions?

    In the other reasons below, you will discover additional IPCC incorrect calculations, allowances for nonexistent new technologies, and the many twisted ways that those who have been entrusted to lead us with the correct global fossil fuel reduction targets and deadlines are not doing so.

    Until these wrong targets and deadlines are corrected or removed, there is little chance we will re-organize to focus our efforts on accomplishing the right targets and deadlines. The time left until 2025 is running out fast. Only by hitting or coming very close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets will we be able to avoid a mass extinction event within the next 30-50 years.

    At this point, one could easily say that any entity promoting incorrect or inadequate fossil fuel reduction targets and deadlines is certainly not part of the global warming solution. Entities promoting the wrong targets and deadlines have now become a major part of the problem if we want to prevent a mass extinction event from occurring within our lifetimes.

     

    Reason 2: There is a 20-40% gross underestimation of current climate change consequences and timetables by the authoritative UN, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC.) This false security steals the needed public urgency to act on the real climate change consequences and deadlines. 

    The world's leading climate authority (the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC]) regularly miscalculates where we are now or where we will be on our global warming consequences and timetables by 20 to 40%. This underestimation then causes the public to underestimate our current real global warming status and condition. They do not realize that things today are already much worse than we are being told. 

    Therefore, the public mentally starts with the wrong starting point and a misguided sense of urgency. The immediate survival of humanity is at stake. We can no longer rely upon the IPPC's climate calculations to survive.

    Click here to understand the long-term history of the IPCC underestimating the consequences, timeframes, and the needed global fossil fuel reduction targets by as much as 20-40% or more.

    Click here to see precisely how the IPCC literally "cooked the books" and grossly skewed the current IPCC global fossil fuel reduction calculations far lower than they should be by including unproven and non-existent "carbon sucking unicorn" technology into their projections. This corruption and falsification of the global carbon reduction calculations allowed the major fossil fuel producing nations and fossil-fuel industries to continue to do "business as usual." 

    Click here to see the IPCC's Perfect Day problem with its computer climate modeling. This alone will significantly lower the accuracy of all of the IPCC's consequence predictions, timetables, and fossil fuel reduction remedies.

    Click here to see the eleven key climate change tipping points that have been almost entirely excluded from the IPCC calculations for how much fossil fuel use we must reduce each year globally. 

    Click here to see the four key reasons why the IPCC's 26 global climate conferences have failed to produce results or legitimate global fossil fuel reduction targets.

    Click here to see the IPCC's huge atmospheric methane calculation problem. This again produces a huge drop in the reliability and usefulness of the IPCC climate prediction and remedy work.

    Click here to see the latest 2022 IPCC climate change summary report on the critical climate sensitivity error. Because of only this ongoing climate sensitivity error, the IPCC's newest climate consequence predictions, timeframes, and remedial action information will be underestimated by as much as 25% or more. (This 25% does not include the effect of the other IPCC errors described in the links just above.) 

    All of the above linked decades of IPCC error, calculation, and polarization problems mean that the IPCC is an unreliable partner for truthful and accurate climate change information. Their total climate consequence predictions, timeframes, and remedial action information may be grossly underestimated by as much 50 %+ and possibly more

    Be sure to also learn about the 20 worst global warming consequences here. Most of the consequences will continue to increase in severity, frequency, and scale over the next 50 years while we try to resolve the problems with reaching the 2025 targets listed on this page. Understanding global warming consequences is essential to understanding how most of humanity will die by mid-century.)

    The 20 worst global warming consequences illustrated below create a steadily intensifying "vortex" as heat increases. This intensifying heat draws all the consequences into closer interaction and collision with each other. This process ultimately churns these consequences toward ever-higher levels of global destruction.

     

    (Click the following link for more information on the 20 worst global warming consequences.)

     

    Reason 3: At this late date, it is extremely difficult to come even close to making the required 2025 global fossil fuel use reductions. They are so severe they would temporarily crash the world economy and kill much of the worldwide population. 

    Another primary reason it is unlikely we will make the required cuts soon enough to save ourselves is because of what is called Garrett's Global Warming Dilemma. 

    Professor Garrett's research states that because of the laws of physics and mathematics, almost all of our fossil fuel-based global economy must first collapse in a necessary and steep global recession or depression. Only this will produce the required cuts in our fossil fuel use in time to save humanity. Environmental groups around the world most often ignore this well-documented climate research by Professor Garrett because it also produces a horrible dilemma for which either answer is unthinkable as well as un-sellable to members. 

    The dilemma is that while the radical global fossil fuel cuts needed immediately will prevent near-total extinction in the future by about 2070, it will cause the mass die-off of much of humanity (51% or more) long before then from starvation and the other global warming-related causes listed on this page.

    Because of this dilemma, and because there is no public or political will to create a severe, but necessary global recession or depression to adequately reduce fossil fuel use, most environmental groups hide this critical research away and ignore it like dirty laundry. Because of this economic dilemma, it is hard to imagine that fossil fuels use will ever be cut to anything close to the critical levels needed. At least not until we are faced with massive global financial losses and billions of deaths. 

    Unfortunately, by that time, the worst consequences and higher temperatures of global warming also will be irreversible for timescales far, far beyond the human lifespan.

    (If you're a science person, please click here and read a summary of Prof. Garrett's alarming research on atmospheric carbon, global warming, and the necessary fossil fuel reductions we must make to save the future.)

     

    Reason 4: The horrible agricultural and starvation side effects of cutting fossil fuel radically to reach the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction target levels. 

     

     

    The main side effect is global agriculture will crash when we drastically reduce fossil fuel use to meet the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. Agriculture is heavily dependent upon fossil fuels such as methane to make the essential fertilizers and other chemicals to allow mass food production to occur. 

    Agriculture also depends heavily upon fossil fuels to run the equipment essential to creating and processing our mass food production and its distribution. Once we come anywhere close to the crucial levels of global fossil-fuel reductions we need to execute to save the future, highly fossil fuel-dependent global agriculture will crash. Then up to 50% of the population will die of starvation not long after that.

    What this means is that if we do not make the required 2025 global fossil fuel reductions, most of humanity will die by mid-century. If we do not make the required 2025 global fossil fuel reductions, as much as 50% of humanity will die of starvation in as little as 20 to 30 years. That is a difficult choice that few politicians are even willing to consider.

     

    Reason 5: Forty years ago, our governments were warned by climate scientists, but did not sufficiently reduce global fossil fuel usage when the needed targets could have been gradual and easy. Why could they ever do it now, when the needed reductions are radically larger and far more painful?

     

    Reason 6: As of 3.31.2022, we are still not making anything even close to the required global fossil fuel reductions to meet or come even close to the 2025 global fossil fuel 75% reduction target. This reduction failure means we will not be able to avoid major global temperature increases, horrendous climate calamities, and a mass extinction event far sooner than imagined. 

    As you can see from the C02 carbon ppm graph near the top of the page, we are not making the required cuts in our fossil fuel use to reduce the carbon going into our atmosphere to slow or reverse rising temperatures.

    To adequately prepare you for the shocking REAL fossil fuel reductions that must be made to save humanity, we must first see just how poorly our previous decades of fossil fuel reduction actions have fared since we were first notified about the climate change extinction danger over 40 years ago. 

     

     

    What has been hidden from you: 

    1. We have increased fossil fuel use far more this century than in the last two decades of the 20th century. More than half of all fossil fuel emissions released over the previous 25 years are more than was released in all of recorded history before 1990. 

    2. Although we have had over 26 international conferences on fossil fuel reduction, and we have had international treaties since at least 1993 pledging nations would reduce global warming to agreed targets, we still are about 67% higher in carbon emissions than in the early 1990s. (Atmospheric carbon emissions are probably the best way to measure future global warming.)

    3. Carbon emissions are projected to rise every year.

    Yes, intentionally or through ignorance, our governments, the media, and most of the world's environmental groups have not been telling us the REAL facts about how our REAL lack of any meaningful progress whatsoever in reducing the rate of fossil fuel use. As a result, there has been a complete absence of any substantive on-target fossil fuel use reductions anywhere globally.

    Keep in mind the above dismal failure of previous efforts to take fossil fuel reductions seriously and our prior failures to reduce the rates of annual carbon increases. You are now ready to explore the REAL fossil fuel reductions that must be made to save our future.

    (Please click here if you still don't believe we are telling the truth about our dismal failure in reducing atmospheric carbon and global warming over the last 40 years. In addition, you will be able to view a short video by climate Professor Kevin Anderson in a recent presentation to the Oxford University Climate Society.)

    We now need to radically and immediately reduce our global fossil fuel use to slow or prevent going over the atmospheric carbon 425-450 ppm tipping point. If we cross that tipping point, it leads to crossing several critical extinction-accelerating tipping points. 

    The absolute minimum total fossil fuel reductions that must occur to prevent going about half of humanity from going extinct not sometime after 2100 but by mid-century are:

    a. All industrially developed nations must reduce their total fossil fuel use by 75% by 2025 and then continue reducing fossil fuel use to net-zero carbon emissions by 2035. In this solution, net carbon zero emissions mean that no additional fossil fuel emissions are going into the atmosphere that is not also simultaneously being removed from the atmosphere by natural means. (Only about 20 countries produce 70% or more of the world's carbon emissions.)

    Think of developed nations like most members of the G 20 group; Argentina, Australia, Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, and India. 

     

     

    b. All developing nations must maintain their total fossil fuel emission levels as they are at the beginning of 2019 and not allow them to go any higher. Then by 2045, all developing nations must also be at net-zero carbon emissions. They will need to drop their fossil fuel emissions by 6% each year to do this. This allowance for developing nations to stay at the current level and gradually reduce to net-zero carbon emissions by 2045 is part of an essential justice and equity equation. 

    The developed nations created their wealth by producing most of all carbon emissions in the atmosphere today. As a result, the developed countries have caused almost all of the current global warming extinction emergency. 

    Please note that the global fossil fuel reduction targets above are not the same as the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) global fossil fuel reduction targets. This discrepancy is because the current fossil fuel reduction targets presented by the United Nations and used by governments worldwide are dead wrong!

    Those calculations have been politically manipulated to allow fossil fuel-producing countries and companies to maintain their sources of income. As a result, those calculations also have been regularly and significantly "cooked" and underestimated. 

    Some of the calculations have been "cooked" to allow for "post-2050 atmospheric carbon reduction compensation for a projected and currently non-proven, unscaled and untested for side effects carbon removal technology. However, even the IPCC says this projected new carbon capture technology will not exist, be able to be scaled up adequately or ready until maybe sometime after 2050. (The calculations Job One uses (above) are based on current climate conditions and the correct climate mathematics and physics from legitimate and unafraid climate scientists like Professor Keven Anderson.)

    To read about the politicizing of the science and math in the United Nations calculations, click here.

    To learn about the cooked calculations for a 2050 carbon capture technology that does not exist in a usable, scalable form and allows the uninformed to believe that we are safe and secure, click here.)

     

    Here are more details and another way of describing why the above 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets are critical to getting close to achieving. Suppose we do not engage in the greatest government-driven mass mobilization in human history, directing all necessary resources toward radically cutting our fossil fuel use to hit the critical 2025 global reduction targets; in that case, we will, without a doubt, go over what is called our "last chance" atmospheric carbon tipping point. This last chance tipping point will occur shortly after crossing into or over the carbon 425-450 parts per million (ppm) range. (See the blue Atmospheric CO2 carbon graph near the top of the page to see how close we are to that point already.)

    We call it our last chance tipping point because it truly is our last window of opportunity to keep from going over the first critical carbon 425 to 450 tipping point. Once we go over this tipping point, our average global temperature will inevitably rise well above 2°C, far faster than ever before in geological time. (Geological time is measured in hundreds of thousands to millions of years.) 

    This high-speed temperature rise will also create a powerful momentum that will push our average global temperature even higher even faster. This momentum comprises many factors and processes, including crossing additional global warming tipping points. 

    Unfortunately, we will also begin to cross tipping points much quicker once we go over the carbon 425-450 ppm tipping point.  

     

     

    (Click here to learn more about how global warming tipping points [like those in the illustration above] function, increases global warming temperature, accelerate climate consequences, cause sudden and complete climate, biological and human system collapses, as well as make a recovery from those climate consequences much slower, more complicated and more expensive.)

    If we continue only to the carbon 425 ppm tipping point level, within about three years (or less), we can expect to lock in an eventual increase in average global temperature of about 2 -2.7° Celsius (4° - 4.9° Fahrenheit) from preindustrial levels. At just this 2°-2.7° Celsius increased average global temperature, millions more will starve, and millions of additional people from all over the world will eventually be forced to migrate or die. 

    This die-off occurs in part because of:

    a. global warming's systemic and atmospheric carbon accumulation momentum factors, 

    b. profound human systems inertia and other problem factors (described in part on this page.)

    c. more and other crossed tipping points.

    Once we go over the carbon 425-450 ppm tipping point and hit the 2.2°-2.7° Celsius average global temperature increase level, the total heat-producing momentum of all of the previous carbon that we have ever put into the atmosphere, along with the other factors previously mentioned (in a, b and c above,) will once again quickly and inevitably push our global average global temperature even higher!

    This rising temperature factor means that for all intents and purposes, once we go over the carbon 425-450 ppm tipping point and trigger its climate and human system momentum and inertia factors, we are locked into continually increasing temperatures for as much as the next 30-50 years! 

    Suppose we do cross the carbon 425 carbon ppm tipping point. In that case, we will then reach the next critical threshold. It is the carbon and temperature transition level where we will be unable to stop ourselves from continuing uncontrollably and quickly to 3°, 4°, 5°, and 6° Celsius average global temperature increases (5.4°, 7.2°, 9°, and 10.8° Fahrenheit.) Once we cross the 2°C carbon 425 ppm tipping point, the higher temperature levels of 3°, 4°, 5°, and possibly 6° Celsius also will be all but locked in due to:

    1. our continuing to add more carbon to the atmosphere every additional year (at about three ppm per year,) 

    2. the momentum of ever-increasing heat-producing carbon and other greenhouse gases, and

    3. our being unable to stop ourselves from crossing other global warming tipping points and triggering other positive feedback loops and points of no return within the many systems and subsystems of the global climate due to human system inertias and other climate problems.

     

     

    Because of the preceding, we have no other rational alternative other than to prevent crossing into this perilous carbon 425-450 ppm threshold, range, and tipping point. At our current carbon (and other greenhouse gas levels, entering this 425-450 ppm range will, unfortunately, begin sometime around 2025. 

    There is something we can be sure of in this emergency. No matter what, and despite all of the challenges and bad outcomes that are possible, the single constant truth for the best possible climate change outcome for humanity in this emergency is that the faster and more we reduce global fossil fuel use:

    a. the more of humanity will survive to carry on all kinds of biological life and our beautiful civilization, and

    b. future generations will suffer less from an ever-increasing sequence of escalating global warming consequences.

    The illustration below shows the red vertical "Must not pass, last chance battle line and range of carbon 425 to 450 ppm." As you can see, going over the carbon 425 tipping point leads us to a very steep and slippery downward slope to our rapid extinction. 

     

    The illustration above also lists at what carbon ppm levels the six distinct phases of the Climageddon extinction scenario and countdown occur (CS Phase 1-6.) (After you read the rest of the article, we recommend reviewing the primary and secondary global warming consequence found in the Climageddon extinction scenario and countdown.)

    Crossing the carbon 425 ppm tipping point will set us up to rapidly cross with the next atmospheric carbon extinction-accelerating tipping point level of carbon 500 ppm, where the average global temperature will eventually increase to 4°C. If we miss the 2025 targets, carbon 500 ppm is predicted to happen in 20-25 years, 2038-2042. At a 4°C temperature increase above preindustrial levels, all ice on earth will melt, chaos will ensue, and today's organized society can no longer exist!

    Once we cross the carbon 500 ppm extinction-accelerating tipping point, it is near-certain that we will also soon cross the carbon 600 ppm final extinction tipping point not too long after that. (Much more will be said about the carbon 500 and 600 ppm extinction tipping point processes and their consequences found elsewhere on this page.)

    When we cross this carbon 425-450 ppm "last chance" tipping point, it will rapidly lead to the extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century. Many of the climate consequences we will experience will also be irreversible for centuries to thousands of years. (This page will take you through the almost 80 primary and secondary climate change-related or climate change-triggered consequences that will create an unavoidable process to this mass extinction of about half of humanity or more.)

    Unfortunately, our governments have been giving global warming projections that include a 25-40% underestimation factor as well as not including any compensatory calculations for the 11 key tipping points being crossed. When you add these factors into the prediction calculations to correct them, it becomes evident that we will be facing our worst nightmares of higher global temperatures far faster than for which we are even remotely prepared. 

    (There is much more information, including our individual, business, and national annual fossil fuel reduction targets, what will happen if we don't hit the above targets, and technical footnotes that will help explain the severity of these fossil fuel reductions. When you finish this article, we recommend you go to this 2025 global fossil fuel reduction target explanation page.)

    (Special 4.1.2022 update on the carbon 425 ppm tipping point due to new climate research: Click here to see the horrible news that the global warming Climate Cliff does not occur in 2025 as was previously calculated. We already went over the climate cliff in 2015!)

    Getting real about what must be done to reduce fossil fuel use to the needed levels

    To grasp how painful the required global fossil fuel cuts will be, imagine that by 2025, you will have to cut your total home, auto, plane, and business activities that use fossil fuels by at least 75%. Then, after doing that, you will have to cut back again to net-zero fossil fuel use within the next ten years. Now try to imagine everyone else in all developed nations doing the same.

    If you live in a developed country, are you doing this now? Does that seem possible that you would voluntarily change your everyday life and fossil fuel use so fast? Do you see the governments of the world's developed nations coming together in a great act of cooperation, passing the needed laws, verification procedures, and enforceable punishments necessary to make sure we make the 2025 deadline?

    You probably came up with the same answer we did, which is that it is nearly certain we will not make the required 2025 fossil fuel cuts in time or even get close to them. It is more likely that the developed world citizens who did not understand the urgency or importance of why they needed to make these painful fossil fuel use sacrifices would throw their politicians out of office. They would most likely overthrow any government that tried to enforce these radical fossil fuel reductions upon their comfortable or subsistence level lifestyles and livelihoods. 

    Now imagine all individuals, corporations, and governments in developed nations that mainly depend upon fossil fuels seeing their livelihoods disappear by at least 75% before 2025. How much of a fight and disinformation program would those individuals, industries, and nations put up or create to preserve their existing livelihoods and futures?

    It's hard to imagine what the fossil fuel industry would not be capable of doing to preserve a $28 trillion year market segment. 

    When the above 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets (and other reasons described on this page) are collectively considered, the critical 2025 fossil fuel reductions are theoretically still possible but realistically impossible to achieve.

    What is most important to remember is that if we go over the atmospheric carbon 425 ppm level, the primary and secondary global warming-triggered consequences listed on this essential page will bring about the unavoidable die-off of much of humanity mid-century.

     

    Reason 7: There is still no verifiable or enforceable international climate agreement that could demand and enforce making the survival-critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction levels needed. There is no adequate verification or enforcement of our existing international global warming reduction agreements. To make matters worse, our existing international agreements do not require anything even close to 2025 global fossil fuel reductions! 

    The required levels of global fossil-fuel reduction could occur if all nations had a total government-level commitment and immediate mass mobilization to begin cutting global fossil fuel use to the 2025 target percentages listed above. There would also need to be some form of an overarching international agency that had actual verification, enforcement, and punishment powers over all nations that might violate the global warming reduction treaties or agreements. Unfortunately, that kind of power implies some form of functional global government, which is estimated to be many decades away at the earliest.

    Because there are no such verifiable and enforceable international fossil fuel reduction agreements among governments or any current governmental mass mobilization to implement critical reductions, it means that we will be adding carbon to the atmosphere at our current average annual rate of about three (or more) parts per million (ppm) per year for about the next 30- 50 + years. Three additional carbon ppm per year would add at least another 90-150 carbon ppm to our current 421 ppm total, or carbon 511 to 571 ppm. (See the atmospheric carbon graph near the top of the page and imagine the steepness of the graph line as another 150 carbon ppm points are added to it over the next 50 years.)

     

    Reason 8: We have already gone over the climate cliff in 2015 and we have already entered the beginning phases of runaway global warming.

    Please go to this link. The science and analysis for why Reason 8 is painfully critically important and true was too long and detailed to add here. This is one of the scariest links on our website. It will be very clear to you by the time you finish it if we are already in the beginning stages of runaway global warming and, just what runaway global warming means to your future.

     

    Reason 9: The dangerous accelerating effects of crossing more global climate change tipping pointspositive feedback loops, and points of no return within the climate system.

    As we continue crossing more global warming tipping points, global warming consequences will increase in severity, frequency, and scale, and we will go further and faster into runaway global warming.

    This is because:

    1. The points of no return before a tipping point are crossed, and the crossed tipping point itself creates a "slippery slope" situation. In this "slippery slope" situation, it becomes easier for that consequence to worsen more quickly and become more severe.

    2. tipping points, when crossed, create sudden and extremely difficult to recover from steep drop-offs or complete system crashes,

    3. any positive feedback loop contained within the global warming tipping point processes will also significantly amplify either the positive or negative consequences of that tipping point, and 

    4. a crossed tipping point within a system or subsystem tends to push other related tipping points over their tipping points in the subsystems or systems interconnected to or interdependent with the original tipping point.

    Understanding the 11 major global warming tipping points and the Climageddon Scenario is essential to understanding how and why half of humanity will die by mid-century. This horrible outcome will occur if we fail to come close to the critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets mentioned above. 

    (Please click here to read more about the 11 critical global warming tipping points below and what they will mean to how fast your life will change as more of them are crossed.) 

    Please also read the this page which will make it easier to understand how the tipping point and feedback loop dangers fuel runaway global warming.

     

     

    Reason 10: The cataclysmic effects of the soon-to-be-crossed two extinction-accelerating global warming tipping points. The general public has been kept unaware that unless we come very close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets and stay below carbon 425-450 ppm level, there is no mathematical way to prevent crossing the carbon 500 ppm tipping point; where all ice on Earth will melt! 

    Beyond the math, numerous climate scientists also believe that crossing the carbon 500 ppm is ALREADY inevitable because soon we also will be passing the other climate, biological and human system tipping points discussed on this page (and at this page.) This factor of being locked into carbon 500 ppm already does not include the other accelerating global warming positive feedback loops occurring throughout our climate system. (Positive feedback loops enhance or amplify changes; this also tends to move a system away from its normal equilibrium state and make it more unstable. In this way, positive feedback loops are not unlike tipping points.) 

    Suppose we cross the extinction accelerating tipping point of carbon 500 ppm. In that case, it is highly probable that not long afterward (about 20-30 years,) we will not be able to stop ourselves from reaching the carbon 600 ppm final extinction tipping point. 

    Some climate scientists who believe that we cannot prevent crossing carbon 500 ppm also believe that no matter what we do now, we have already missed our control window to avoid carbon 600 ppm. Furthermore, they think that once we have crossed the carbon 500 ppm level, we will not be able to keep from reaching the insane carbon 800 ppm level. (Reaching carbon 800 ppm could also occur because of our adding more carbon to the atmosphere and the total accumulating effects of crossing more and more global warming tipping points, which will occur even more rapidly after crossing the carbon 500 ppm threshold.)

    Our reading of the current science indicates that if we do not immediately get close to the previously described 2025 radical fossil fuel reductions, we will cross the carbon 600 ppm level. Even if we get close to the necessary 2025 global fossil fuel cuts, we still may not be able to slow down crossing the carbon 600 ppm extinction tipping point long enough to save a smaller portion of humanity and transfer needed infrastructure into global warming safer zones. 

    At worst, even if we can not still prevent crossing the carbon 600 ppm level, we can at least slow it down and some of the other coming global warming consequences. However, slowing down crossing the carbon 600 ppm extinction tipping point will be a Herculean task. It will take massive global governmental cooperation and mobilization.  

    There is some good news here. First, the probability that we can at least temporarily slow and delay some of the 20 worst global warming consequences by getting close to the 2025 targets is still achievable. More importantly, this will allow us more time to prepare for the many global warming consequences we can no longer avoid no matter what we do!)

    What do the two extinction-accelerating tipping points mean to you right now? It is essential to be realistic in your future planning. As you can see, the probability that we will cross the carbon 500 and carbon 600 ppm tipping points is far too high. By 2025 if we have not come close to the radical global fossil fuel cuts necessary, the final window of opportunity to prevent the passing of the carbon 600 ppm extinction tipping point will close.  

    This is because of the following:

    a. temperature momentum already "baked" into the climate system (the existing carbon 421 ppm level already in the atmosphere,)

    b. the additional three or more carbon particles per million we continue to add to the atmosphere each year (as we keep failing to reverse our fossil fuel use adequately,) and

    c. We will continue to cross the additional global warming tipping points even faster if we do not get close to our 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets. And finally,

    d. We are not just facing a mass extinction event if we fail to come close to the 2025 reduction targets. We are facing near-total extinction! This is because we will cross the carbon 600 ppm level. This is the level where we will also enter the final phases of runaway global warming! (If you are unsure how much worse it can get if we enter the final phases of runaway global warming extinction phase, click its link in the previous sentence.)

    Also, never forget that at the 5°C average global temperature increase, which will occur once we hit carbon 600 ppm and above, an even larger portion of humanity will die of starvation. This starvation will be due to the devastating effect of increased heat on worldwide crops. 

    This mass starvation will also come from global warming's other consequences or critical tipping points being crossed. Economies, governments, and societies also will collapse in many areas of the world between the 45th parallel north and the 45th parallel south. 

    As we reach the carbon 500 ppm and carbon 600 ppm tipping point levels, we will cross into the most dangerous later phases (4 and 5) of the 6-phase Climageddon Extinction Scenario and Countdown model (Climageddon Scenario.) At this point, please review the following Climageddon Extinction Scenario illustration starting from the bottom up! (It is the large diagram two sections down.)

    The top of the diagram below shows you the later Climageddon Scenario consequences. The bottom shows you the earlier consequences.

    It is necessary to take a slight detour before continuing with why the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets will probably fail. This detour is because most individuals do not understand how and why it will become out of control if we cross the carbon 425, 500, and 600 ppm levels. 

    How the three extinction-accelerating tipping points of carbon 425, 500, and 600 ppm collectively further create the condition where global warming goes out of humanity's future control

    Most people do not realize that crossing the above three extinction-accelerating tipping points of carbon 425, 500, and 600 ppm is that, at some point not long after passing them, it will be "too little too late" to make any real difference. As a result, we will be unable to avoid the worst global warming catastrophes at some future point when we finally do begin making the required fossil fuel reductions. This loss of control is because soon after we cross the carbon 425 ppm tipping point, we begin to trigger other natural climate system tipping points. After we cross carbon 425 ppm, we trigger more significant naturally increasing methane releases from the tundra, permafrost, and ocean shelves. Eventually, we will trigger massive additional natural carbon releases from our deep oceans, trees, and soils. 

    Eventually, these natural system tipping points will also go into positive feedback loops with each other. These activated positive feedback loops will further intensify the crossing of more natural tipping points. 

    These positive feedback loops within the climate's natural systems will rapidly increase the average global temperature. This further triggers increased-heat caused releases of more naturally generated methane and carbon from the tundra and permafrost, which further increases the average global temperature in an endless temperature increasing cycle. Unfortunately, these increasing temperatures will go on and on until the Earth loses its atmosphere or it finally corrects itself hundreds or thousands of years in the future. 

    Unlike humanity's remaining ability to control its use or not use fossil fuels, if we cross the three previously mentioned natural climate system tipping points, the future is almost exclusively under nature's control! But unfortunately, if we fail the 2025 reduction targets, there is little to nothing we can do to keep the other natural sources of carbon and methane from becoming a runaway train of ever-increasing average global temperature. 

    Humanity's inability to control these large and complex natural systems, tipping points, and positive feedback loops IS the crucial reason why we must get close to the 2025 global targets. If we don't get close to the 2025 targets, we will let any remaining control of the global warming extinction emergency slip out of our hands for many human lifespans. 

    We do not have until 2050 to make the required global fossil fuel reductions to save ourselves, as many governments and fossil fuel companies want you to believe. We do not have until 2040, 2035, or even 2030 to make the critical and required fossil fuel reductions, as many prominent but ill-informed environmental groups want you to believe.

    We have only until 2025 to get close to the required global fossil fuel cuts to prevent going over the carbon 425 ppm tipping point and losing any meaningful control of our global warming future! 

    This emergency creates a 600 trillion dollar question. Why aren't the brightest minds in the world's intelligence agencies screaming at their national politicians about this nearly out-of-control climate extinction emergency? Why aren't they making our politicians understand this is our last window of control to keep a super-destructive new global warming Pandora from getting out of her box? (Six hundred trillion dollars plus is the estimate for the total global costs that we will occur if we survive, and trigger the carbon 500 ppm near-extinction tipping point and the carbon 600 ppm final-extinction tipping point.)

    Why aren't our intelligence agencies (and the world's wealthiest individuals and corporations) shaming our politicians into realizing that they have exposed ALL of humanity to a severe, imminent, and irrational climate change extinction risk?

    Why aren't these recognized as risk and threat levels that should NEVER be endured or justified? 

    So, let's work together with the appropriate urgency and do what needs to be done using the Job One Plan to fix this emergency before it is too late. 

    (The above-listed natural climate tipping points and positive feedback loops are complicated, but we have simplified their descriptions and interactions on this pageThis page will help you understand how the increasing methane releases from the tundra, permafrost, and ocean shelves occur. It will also help you know how massive new carbon releases from our deep oceans, trees, and soils will happen.)

     

    Why Climageddon awaits us if we miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets

    The Climageddon Scenario countdown illustration below reflects the unfolding natural progression of ever-worsening climate consequences, tipping points, and human system processes that will accelerate as the climate change emergency continues. These consequences, tipping points, and human systems will interact with each other both individually and collectively. 

    This will cause adverse effects, multiplying and synergizing many of each other's most harmful consequences. These ever-increasing and heat-fueled cumulative interactions among and between global warming consequences, tipping points, and human systems will make almost all of them worse even faster!

    The illustration below also illuminates the final core processes that will lead to our extinction and global economic, political, and social chaos. Its three levels of climate change interactions (consequences, tipping points, and human systems) highlight the continuous onslaught of catastrophes that we are already beginning to experience. 

    Start reading this illustration from the bottom because that is how the Climageddon Scenario and countdown will unfold.

     

     

    More about the carbon 600 ppm extinction level tipping point

    When we reach the carbon 600 ppm tipping point, we will trigger the final processes that will bring about the extinction of humanity as soon as 2063-2072, or earlier.) When in that 2063-2072 time range, we will reach carbon 600 ppm will be determined by which climate tipping points we cross first and how much we add more carbon to our atmosphere each year.)  

    But, extinction will not only begin when we reach carbon 600 ppm. Global civilization will start collapsing, and mass die-offs will occur long before reaching the carbon 600 ppm tipping point level. At or near carbon 600 ppm, any unlucky survivors will enter into an ecological and climate hell. To say that the following new dark age will make the survivors of the subsequent centuries curse us and wish they were dead would not be an exaggeration.

     

     

    (The global warming consequences, tipping points, and human system factors (shown above) will be interacting and colliding in 6 distinct phases and waves. (After you finish this document, we strongly recommend reading about the 6 phases of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario and countdown here. It describes the timetables and consequences of our global warming future if we miss the 2025 targets.)

    If the proceeding reasons alone are not enough to prove that global warming is already out of our meaningful control for the next 30-50 years, here is another powerful reason.

    You can find all the other Reasons and Introduction below

    Introduction

    Reason 1 to Reason 10

    Reason 11 to Reason 20

    Reason 21 to Reason 28

    Summary


  • Summary for Part 2 of The Job One for Humanity Plan

     

    • The age of fossil fuel has already ended. No individual or organization should want to invest in an industry with its subsidies being removed, its profits being taxed at increasing rates, and growing legal liability to restore the immense damage it has done to the environment over the last 130 years. Divest and get out before you get caught! There is no future left for fossil fuel energy on a planet that has to rapidly move to green energy generation to survive and thrive.
    • Going greener and lowering your avoidable carbon emissions related to fossil fuel usage is an immediate and practical way to take ownership of your personal responsibility to help reduce global warming. It is what we will all have to do by law once we have solved the global warming emergency. It is also what we will have to do if we fail to solve the global warming emergency to buy ourselves a little more time to prepare and migrate.
    • It may be challenging, but continually eating less animal and dairy products is the single most powerful action you as an individual can take to reduce global warming and your carbon footprint.
    • If we do not succeed, these action steps can help slow and lessen the total effects of escalating global warming enough for, hopefully, several billion of us to have time to prepare for what is coming, or to migrate.
    • If we succeed, these individual actions will be needed to maintain a stable and safe temperature range and climate in the future and to prevent it from happening again. In fact, if we are successful in ending this emergency, many of these action steps will become mandated by law to ensure we never trigger a global warming emergency again.
    • If you are of a spiritual nature, it is critical to work with your faith community to help end global warming through education and Job One compatible actions. The faith communities of our world, when committed, will exert the powerful leverage of collective moral force to help end the global warming emergency.

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    You are urgently needed, and you can make a meaningful difference! Everyone can find something meaningful to contribute and do in the many action steps of the four parts of the Job One Plan.
    Now that you have finished Part 2 of the Job One Plan, we strongly recommend that you also read over Part 3 and Part 4 of the Job One Plan.
    Part 3 is all about the simultaneous actions governments around the world must enact if we are going to have any chance of achieving the life-critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets and saving the future. Part 4 is particularly important because it describes the role, responsibilities, and consequences the world's wealthiest individuals and corporations will experience in this emergency. 
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    End Notes:

          1. "Global Divestment Day 2015." YouTube video. 1:25, posted by "Fossil Free," February 15, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckJ9M56Ftbg
          2. "What is fossil fuel divestment and why does it matter?" Video. 2:40, posted by The Guardian, March 23, 2015. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2015/mar/23/what-fossil-fuel-divestment-why-matter-climate-change-video
          3. Alister Doyle. "Insurers call on G20 to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020." Reuters. August 29, 2016. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-g20-climatechange-idUSKCN1142GN
          4. Veerasamy Sejian, Iqbal Hyder, T. Ezeji, J. Lakritz, Raghavendra Bhatta, J. P. Ravindra, Cadaba S. Prasad, Rattan Lal. "Global Warming: Role of Livestock." Climate Change Impact on Livestock: Adaptation and Mitigation. Springer India (2015): 141-169, doi: 10.1007/978-81-322-2265-1_10
          5. Martin Hickman. "Study claims meat creates half of all greenhouse gases." The Independent. October 31, 2009. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/study-claims-meat-creates-half-of-all-greenhouse-gases-1812909.html
          6. Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang. "Livestock and Climate Change." WorldWatch Magazine, 22, no. 6 (2006): 141-169, http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6294
          7. "The Most Shocking 1.5 Min Video the World Must See!" YouTube Video. 1:30, posted by "COWSPIRACY: the sustainability secret," November 17, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1z1taw6yNw
          8. "COWSPIRACY - Official Teaser 2 - HD."  YouTube Video. 1:31, posted by "COWSPIRACY: the sustainability secret," December 6, 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SRPk6gB3g0
          9. Khushbu Shah. "UN says veganism can save the world from destruction." Eater.com. February 16, 2015. http://www.eater.com/2015/2/16/8048069/un-says-veganism-can-save-the-world-from-destruction
          10. Felicity Carus. "UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet." The Guardian. June 2, 2010. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/jun/02/un-report-meat-free-diet
          11. http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacar.shtml
          12. http://cotap.org/reduce-carbon-footprint/cotap.org/2014/10/california-hidden-gas-tax-advertisements/
          13. Reid Wilson. "The states that will be hit hardest by the EPA’s coal regulations, in one map." The Washington Post. June 2, 2014. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/06/02/the-states-that-will-be-hit-hardest-by-the-epas-coal-regulations-in-one-map/?utm_term=.3f5c6876f267
          14. http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/driveHabits.jsp
          15. http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/maintain.jsp
          16. when technological progress increases the efficiency with which a resource is used (reducing the amount necessary for anyone to use), but the rate of consumption of that resource rises because of increasing demand. From Wikipedia contributors, "Jevons's paradox," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jevons%27s_paradox&oldid=759401245 (accessed January 10, 2017).
          17. https://www.energystar.gov/about/federal_tax_credits
          18. https://www.bitsltd.net/
          19. Lawrence Wollersheim. "The Sustainable Prosperity Revolution: The New Good Life, Hope for the Economy and the Future of Job Creation." JobOneforHumanity.org. Accessed December 20, 2016. http://www.joboneforhumanity.org/sustainable_prosperity_booklet

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    Part 2 Summary


  • Actions Steps 9 to Step 15 of the Job One for Humanity Plan, Part 2

     

    Individual Action Step 9: Reduce your carbon footprint by investing in durable, reusable products

    The manufacturing of bottles to meet the American demand for bottled water requires enough oil to fuel 100,000 cars for a year (more than 1.5 million barrels). Every minute, 1 million disposable plastic bags are consumed worldwide (over 500 billion each year). Decreasing the number of disposable products in your life decreases your carbon footprint from manufacturing, transportation, and disposal.

    To reduce your carbon footprint in this way, invest in durable, reusable bags, bottles, towels, mops, pots and pans, and anything else you need. Over the life of the products, you will reduce waste, reduce the energy-intensive extraction of virgin resources, and save money. Want more info?  Visit http://www.newdream.org/water/.

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

     

    Individual Action Step 10: Reduce your carbon footprint and protect your future food supplies by planting an organic garden

     

     

    As escalating global warming worsens, failed crops, soaring food prices, and growing starvation will be amongst the first wave of major consequences to shake populations all over the earth. To survive any length of time as the emergency deepens, you will need to be able to create and manage your own food supply beyond your initial 90-120 day emergency backup supplies as mentioned in Part 1 of The Job One Plan.

    Get started as soon as possible learning all the skills and resources you will need to create your organic home, urban, community or, rural garden wherever you live. There are many resources on the Internet for successfully creating and maintaining organic gardens using permaculture, aquaponics or, hydroponics to create your own long-term food supplies.

    Planting and maintaining a garden also can save money on food bills and it reconnects us with the true value of food. Garden creation, as well as other kinds of personal food-producing activities, will be essential to your long-term survival wherever you end up!

    Research also suggests that growing more food organically can also help store more carbon. For example, by converting 10,000 small-to-medium-sized farms to organic production practices would store carbon in the soil equivalent to taking 1,174,400 cars off the road. Want more info? Visit www.plantingjustice.org.

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

    (Support notice: Research has shown that having a support network is up to 90% of why people succeed with complex or multiple long-term tasks. So please take advantage of our email support with your questions, problems, and successes.  

    What you learn, struggle with, or succeed with can also help motivate others. So please take advantage of our online email support by joining our climate change program by emailing us at ([email protected]). Be sure to put "Part 2 Support" in the subject line and let us know what is happening. We may also use what you share in our newsletter to help motivate and educate others if you permit us. We are all in this nightmare together. We have a massive challenge to fix the climate change extinction emergency, and it will take ALL of us working together to do it!)

    Individual Action Step 11: Buy carbon offsets for your annual fossil fuel use that will go directly to help reduce carbon emissions and increase green energy generation

    (Please note that this step is not a substitute for first radically reducing your fossil fuel use to help meet the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets.)

    Here is a simple description of what to do that was given to us by one of our members. "Go to https://unfccc.int/climate-action/climate-neutral-now and calculate their carbon footprint, then buy at least enough carbon offsets each year to offset your entire carbon footprint. I was shocked to see I could offset my wife and my 31 tons/year footprint for $15.50 by buying wind turbine funding at $0.50 per ton! I'm pretty psyched about encouraging everyone to do this because I think they will."

    When you begin this carbon offset process, you will be taken to the United Nations website. You will also be given a choice of many projects around the world to support your carbon offset. The United Nations guarantees that 100% of what you pay for your carbon offset goes directly to the carbon reduction or green energy generation project you select in the country you select.

    While this will not get us to our 2025 critical fossil fuel reduction targets, it will get you, your home, and your business to carbon-neutral, but do not stop from continuing to do all of the other actions on this page that are possible for you. It won't do us any real or lasting good if you buy carbon offsets and do not also alter the rest of your high carbon use lifestyle.

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

     

    Individual Action Step 12: Water conservation

     

     

    Another important energy conservation measure is water conservation at home or in your business. Up to 30% of a household's energy footprint can come from moving water from its source to the home. (This water energy use would include transporting and processing the water from its original source to your home for safe home use.)

    A faucet that is dripping just one drop per second will waste about four gallons of water in just one day, or 1,400 gallons in a year. The average household could conserve 34% of its water per year by installing water-efficient fixtures and appliances. You can also conserve water by installing faucet aerators, low-flow showerheads, and low-flush toilets, and fixing leaks as soon as detected.

    There are also easy water conservation behavioral changes you can make. In your kitchen, if you wash dishes by hand, fill a bucket or the sink first instead of letting the water run continuously. If you use the dishwasher, run it only when it is full. Run the clothes washer only with a full load. Take shorter showers. Turn off the faucet when shaving or brushing your teeth.

    Cut down on outside sprinkler use. Landscaping alone accounts for 20-30% of all residential water use. Growing native plants can save more than 50% of the water normally used to care for outdoor plants.

    Allow the grass to grow slightly taller. It will reduce water loss by providing more ground shade. Water your lawn in the late evening or early morning to minimize evaporation.

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

     

    Individual Action Step 13: If you are of a spiritual nature, work within your faith community to help educate others to help them survive climate change and global warming as well

     

     

    Spiritually based motivations are among the strongest and most sustaining of all human motivations. If you are spiritual by nature, it is important to find additional support and motivation for this challenging advocacy work within your faith community.

    Support from within your spiritual community will help you survive escalating global warming consequences as well as execute the Job One individual action steps. In this challenge, we absolutely need all the support and motivational resources we can find before it's too late. Additionally, we also need to engage the amazing leverage of members of all the faith communities of the world to resolve this immediate threat to all people of the planet.

    Unless more of the major religions quickly get on board with emergency preparations and migration, there will be few places left safe and stable enough for them to provide their spiritual services and other social benefit work for and with their members.

    In addition to killing hundreds of millions of their members, the later stages of the Climageddon Scenario will also destabilize the resources and structures of the world's major religions when they will be needed most to help their migrating and trapped members deal with the extreme environmental, social, political, and economic chaos, which will occur as more global warming tipping points are crossed.

    It's easy to get started. Encourage your religious or spiritual group members to support and sign the global warming State of Emergency Petition, as well as the other petitions and actions found on the Job One for Humanity website.

    If we succeed in slowing and lessening the emergency enough so some of us will survive, it will be a time of gratitude. If we fail, it will be a time when spiritual persons will need their deep faith and prayer for the strength to endure what is coming.

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

     

    Individual Action Step 14: If you are planning on having a family, have only one child

     

     

    The Earth has a carrying capacity of about 1 1/2 - 2 billion people. Currently, we are near 8 billion people adding about 130 million additional people each year racing to 9.8 billion by or before 2050. (About 50 million people a year normally die.)  Having more people uses more fossil fuel and causes more global warming. It is that simple.

    We are way over sustainable population levels already yet, no government other than China seems willing to set a one child per couple policy! Future and current generations will suffer unthinkable ecological, social, and economic catastrophes because, as humanity, we failed to manage the size of our global population to match the carrying capacity of our global environment and the Earth's available resources. (Please click this carrying capacity link to learn more about why our rapidly rising overpopulation challenge is so dangerous.)

    Please note that as the global population continues to rise, the additional population serves to further amplify and multiply the most harmful consequences of almost all the 12 other global challenges and consequences listed on this page.) One could easily say that overpopulation and its inherent over-consumption beyond our carrying capacity is also a major cause behind today's global warming emergency and most of the world's other critical problems. 

    Many experts feel that overpopulation is one of the biggest if not the biggest contributor to our global warming emergency. For a candid and balanced article on the immense suffering caused by our overpopulation global challenge, please see this article, Population, the Great Knee-Jerker: A Holistic Survey and Plea to Reduce Suffering.

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

     

    Individual Action Step 15: Do everything possible to also protect and preserve the biological life and ecological systems within your zones of influence and resources while also protecting yourself and your loved ones by practicing the principles of Sustainable Prosperity.

     

     

    (This step is so crucial to our future successful adaptation to the difficult conditions ahead of us, we have repeated it from Part 1 of the Job one Plan. It is all about the deepest and most profound causes of what has put humanity in the horrible runaway global heating extinction emergency in which it now finds itself.)

    Humanity cannot exist for long without protecting and preserving our biological life and ecological systems. We have been overconsuming and wasting for far too long. 

    As difficult as it seems to understand, at the deepest levels and as a driving prime cause, the current climate change extinction emergency, our deteriorating environment, and many of the world's other 11 major global crises are directly or indirectly caused by the concept and problem of Overshoot. Overshoot simply means that resource demand is over and beyond that of that particular resource's regeneration or renewal capacity. 

    Excessive demand leading to overshoot is driven by both consumption and population. Right now, the human population's need and demand for the Earth's resources have well exceeded the Earth's carrying capacity to regenerate those resources. For example, our current fossil fuel use, which is causing the global warming emergency, is caused by our increasing population demanding more consumer goods. As a result, not only are we depleting the non-renewable fossil fuels that took millions of years to create, but we are also polluting and poisoning our atmosphere and oceans with toxic fossil fuel by-products.

    One also could call overshoot an environmental and energy management ignorance or even greed in simple moral or ethical terms. But, whatever you call it, our taking more resources from the Earth than the Earth can renewably supply or resupply is the single deepest cause of most of today's major global problems. It contributes significantly to our air, water, and land pollution and even many of our current economic and social inequalities. 

    While our current global warming emergency is directly caused by burning fossil fuels and polluting the atmosphere and our oceans with carbon, methane, etc., for its complete long-term solution, it is critical to address the deeper, underlying overshoot issues on ecological, economic, social, and energy management levels. It bears repeating that many of these same overshoot issues also fuel our 11 major global crises' worsening.

    The opposite of overshoot would also include creating a sustainable population level balanced with its available renewable resources. (This is commonly known as the carrying capacity of an area.) For humanity to begin to live within its carrying capacity and not continue to overshoot its resources, we will have to do something radically new, which we call living the principles of Sustainable Prosperity.

    The path to a survivable "No Overshoot" future: Living the principles of Sustainable Prosperity.

    Unfortunately, the principles of Sustainable Prosperity (below) may come into widespread use only after the climate-triggered  Great Global Collapse has occurred. The reasons for this are:

    1. Existing economic, political, and social systems and human power structures are so entrenched and self-protecting that they rarely allow the needed fundamental changes, which in many cases would remove their positions of special privilege, advantage, and power.

    2. The populations which support the existing economic, political, and social systems are widely ignorant of the concept of resource overshoot and its accelerating extinction dangers. They also have become so used to the comforts these systems provide; they will resist all needed improvements until something happens to them that is so devastating (the Great Global Collapse) that they will finally be ready to change. It is like the old saying, "people will only change when the pain going forward is less than the pain of staying where they are."

    As you read about Sustainable Prosperity in this booklet, you will discover the many social, economic, and even political policy overshoot causes hidden behind our inability to create long-term global heating solutions and many of our other 11 major global crisesIf we do not quickly apply the principles of Sustainable Prosperity to our lives, livelihoods, and societies, we and humanity will become like "dead man walking" who will be unable to slow or stop our own biological, ecological, economic, and social demise. 

    As part of this final Part 1 action step, we super-strongly recommend you get and read the book Overshoot. Then, cut down on your current over-consumption. 

    Next, do absolutely everything you can to protect and preserve our biological life and the ecological systems within your surrounding area by living in a better balance with nature and executing the principles of Sustainable Prosperity at this link.

    As things worsen in the runaway global heating extinction emergency, you will become more and more dependent upon how well you have protected and preserved the biological life around you and your surrounding ecological systems. Reestablishing a balance with and in nature will be especially critical for any remnants and survivors of the great global collapse.

    Sustainable Prosperity principles are about the additional ways we will need to create both a sufficient and sustainable future for all. They are also about living within intelligent, realistic limits and boundaries. Sustainable Prosperity is also about using the new triple-bottom-line economics that will help us see and create the thriving new lifestyles and livelihoods of the future.

    Unfortunately, there is still more critical adaptation and sustainability information to learn and enact in your life and business. These additional principles contain more critical individual and business action steps not listed in this document. These additional action steps will help you build these new actions into habits that we are desperately going to need to survive and thrive through:

    a. the current runaway global heating emergency,

    b. the 11 other major global crises we face, and

    c. having a post-collapse future (the Great Global Rebirth) that will work. 

    This Sustainable Prosperity learning step is one of the most important things to do to get you through the coming transition that we all must all now make to minimize our future suffering and maximize our safety! 

    Please take the time to read all of the Sustainable Prosperity principles and begin practicing them by, clicking here. (19)

     

    Please check and start one of the Part 2 action steps below: 

    Introduction

    Actions Step 1 to Step 8

    Actions Step 9 to Step 15

    Part 2 Summary


  • Actions Steps 1 to Step 8 of the Job One for Humanity Plan, Part 2

     

    Action Step 1: Vote in politicians who will radically reduce local, regional, state, and national fossil fuel use and become a runaway global heating activist

    Vote out politicians who support or subsidize fossil fuels' "business as usual" ongoing use or expansion.

    The key to humanity surviving runaway global heating extinction is to get our politicians and governments to understand and enforce radical fossil fuel cuts to come close to the 2025 targets. For our politicians to do that, they must understand the ten big facts of runaway global heating and why getting close to the 2025 targets is a life and death matter for ALL of humanity.

    Most of us do not directly influence our national politicians, but that does not mean there is nothing we can do politically. You can always become a runaway global heating activist and do the local, regional, and state actions listed below, but if, by chance, you do have a direct influence on your national politicians, please be sure to go to this critical page first! 

    Here are the political actions and activism we all need to focus on:

    1. Educate your local, regional, state, and national politicians by sending them, and their staff copies of the ten facts of runaway global heating and why getting close to the 2025 targets is a life and death matter for ALL of humanity.
    2. Every chance and way you can, question, challenge, and disrupt your local, regional, state, and national politicians if they appear not to understand the ten facts of runaway global heating and why getting close to the 2025 targets is a life and death matter for ALL of humanity. (Please see our policies on necessary, peaceful disruption.)
    3. Educate them about what must be done to meet the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets by getting them copies of Part 3 of the Job one Plan on what our governments must do to save humanity from near-total extinction. (Click here to learn more about near-total extinction and why we can still save up to 50 percent of humanity.)
    4. Use your vote to support any politician who will make the needed radical fossil fuel cuts. 
    5. Use your vote to remove any politician who continues to support the fossil fuel industry or subsidize it.
    6. Always vote locally, regionally, and nationally for green, non-polluting, and sustainable new energy generation methods. Also, vote for expanding natural carbon sequestration.
    7. Vote for politicians who understand that we now face unavoidable severe mass to near-total extinction consequences because we have wasted over six decades with ineffective climate actions. 
    8. Vote for politicians who understand we need to immediately start runaway global heating emergency preparations and build climate change resilience at local, regional, and national levels. (Click here to see many of the coming climate consequences, many of which are already unavoidable.)
    9. Engage in runaway global warming peaceful civil disobedience, and necessary disruption wherever needed and according to the wise activist policies and tactics described on this page.

    Your vote and runaway global heating activism can still make a local, regional, and state fossil fuel use difference. But, at the same time, collectively, we can politically push to create the national and international fossil fuel reductions needed to get as close to the 2025 global reduction targets as possible.

     

    Individual Action Step 2: Divest out of fossil fuel investments and assets

     


     

    If you have any fossil fuel industry investments, divest and get out of all of your personal holdings in this dead-end industry. Next, do everything within your zone of influence to convince others within your networks to do the same. Next, work to convince businesses, pension funds, endowments, and national governments to divest completely from the dying fossil fuel industry as soon as possible. Why?

    • The fossil fuel industry is a bad investment. Other than for limited use in the future for the military, air travel, space exploration, and other limited applications, the age of fossil fuel energy generation has ended. No individual or organization should want to invest in an industry with its massive subsidies soon being removed, its profits being taxed at increasing rates, and with its growing legal liability to restore all of the damage it has done to the environment over the last 130 years. Get out before you get caught!
    • Money is real influential power! Money talks, and it talks effectively! One strong way to help convince our governments and the power elite that the age of fossil fuels is over and the age of green energy generation is here is to pull all financial support from the fossil fuels industry as soon as possible.
    • There is little future left for fossil fuel energy use. Global fossil fuel use has to be drastically cut while we rapidly move to global green energy generation to survive. Divesting quickly aligns beautifully and wisely with the many new fossil fuel use reduction laws that will be enacted.

    "Money does not just talk, it screams influence and power. If you want to see a change happen fast, properly incentivize it with strong monetary rewards or disincentivize it by removing its profit."  — A Job One team member

    Click here to make your pledge to divest and join the divestment honor roll!

    For more information on why you should become a fossil fuel divestment promoter, please click here for a four-minute animation (1) that explains this tactic in more detail.

    If you're still not convinced about the importance of immediate divestment, please watch this powerful 2-1/2 minute divestment video now by  The Guardian. (2)  See this article by Alister Doyle (3) for more information on why it’s important to divest now.

    When you have personally divested out of fossil fuels, let us know by emailing us at [email protected]. You will be added to our Job One Plan divestment honor roll. If you have encouraged others to divest and they have done so, tell Job One your success story. Job One may share it in our Job One newsletter to help encourage others.

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step. Create an ongoing personal master checklist of things you can do as you read each of the Job One Plan action steps.

     

    Individual Action Step 3: Eat fewer animal and dairy products

     


     

    Yes, you read this correctly. Other than having just one child, the single most important personal action you can take to reduce global warming and fossil fuel use is not, as much popular thinking has it, to buy an electric car, insulate your house, or cut your hot water use by 60%. It is to eat significantly less meat and dairy products.

    This is because global food animal production and dairy agribusiness are leading causes of global warming, considering their total atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions.

    The facts:

    • Animal agriculture is a major emitter of greenhouse gases. One report (4) has estimated global agribusiness is responsible for a whopping 17% of all global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions. The frequently incorrect United Nations' IPCC uses a figure of 14% for agribusiness' share of global greenhouse gas emissions.

    Unfortunately, like many IPCC calculations, this reported 14% figure overlooks key agribusiness emissions contributors. The IPCC report also did not include any calculation for greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-burning machinery needed for growing almost 50% of the world's total crops that are used in animal feed. This would be for things like mechanical plowing, seeding, harvesting, processing, and shipping the crops used exclusively for animal feed. The total greenhouse gas emissions from agribusiness' other systemic locked-in uses of fossil fuel that are withheld from the calculations could be equal to all other agribusiness emissions the IPCC uses to calculate its 14% allotment. In other words, the percentage of global warming being caused by agribusiness could be underestimated by half or more.

    It might actually be much worse than that. Other reports listed below discuss the total greenhouse gas emissions from global agribusiness that consider all direct and indirect factors. These reports imply the real total greenhouse gas emissions attributable to agribusiness could be as high as 51% of all carbon and methane greenhouse gas emissions. (See the following article by Martin Hickman (5) and this Worldwatch report (6) for more on this higher 51% estimate.)

    • By comparison, the fossil fuel industry (all industries related to the mining, distribution, and use of petroleum, coal, or natural gas) is estimated to be responsible for 40% of all carbon and methane greenhouse gas emissions.
    • By comparison, even at the lower estimates, global animal agriculture may be responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the combined exhaust from all transportation—private, public, commercial, and industrial.
    • Consistently eating a plant-based diet even just one day per week reduces more greenhouse gas emissions than buying local food all year long, and switching to a full-time plant-based diet results in greater greenhouse gas reductions than switching from a gasoline-powered sedan to a hybrid vehicle.
    • Vegetarian-only diets generate up to a whopping 42% fewer greenhouse gas emissions and lead to dramatically lower overall environmental impacts compared to non-vegetarian diets. (See this 1.5-minute video (7) that illustrates the above facts and adds more specifics on why reducing your animal product intake is so important to reducing global warming in our future.)

    If you cannot cut out all animal products and become a full-time vegetarian, at least start a program of eating fewer animal and dairy products, such as reducing your animal and dairy dietary intake first one day a week, then two days a week, and so on. You can start by eating less beef, which demands more fossil fuel resources to produce than chicken.

    Everything counts. Begin by eating 20% less of the animal products than you are eating now within 6 months or less. You will save money and, according to recent studies, you will become far healthier, look better, and live longer. Once you hit your first target, keep reducing your animal intake by another 20% over the next 3-6 months and continue until you are either animal- and dairy products-free or you are eating very little of them.

    Even though most people already know they are supposed to eat less animal and dairy products because of the many documented bad health impacts, this is a significant change for many people in their diet. Most of the time medical warnings don't change our behaviors, but when people also learn the hard science behind why reducing animal and dairy product intake is also important to their planet's future, many individuals are finally ready to make the commitment and change.

    To help you understand the facts about how powerful changing your diet will be to reducing global warming, we strongly recommend you read this fact summary at: http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/ and see this 1.5-minute trailer for the documentary here. (8) (Cowspiracy is also available on Netflix.)

    If you still need convincing on why reducing your animal products food intake is important to help slow escalating global warming, please read these two amazing articles by Khushbu Shah (9) and Felicity Carus (10) on how "voting" with your "low or no" animal and dairy products diet will help lessen global warming, as well as resolve other key global challenges to our shared future.

    To help you make the change to eating fewer animal and dairy products, we also strongly recommend you read Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Furhman. You will not only discover how to have a tasty diet that will help save the planet from global warming, but you will also understand how this new low-to-no animal products diet will help you become healthier, look better, and live longer.

    In summary, the most highly leveraged action any individual can take to reduce global warming is to reduce or eliminate the consumption of animal and dairy products. When you have reduced your animal and dairy product intake, send us an email to [email protected] and enter the following in the subject line: “I am eating fewer animal products to reduce global warming.” Job One will add you to our global warming dietary honor roll. If you have encouraged others to do the same, tell us your success story. Job One can share it in our newsletter to help encourage others.

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

     

    Individual Action Step 4: Reduce your carbon footprint by conserving energy at your home and business

    Once you have stopped adding to the carbon and methane pollution problem with your current fossil fuel use by going green, you can then look at the issue of home and business energy conservation. For every $1 spent on home or office energy conservation, $1.80 is saved over time. Home or office conservation also can reduce energy bills by 32%, and energy-efficient households save an average of $218 per year on their energy bills. In the U.S. 21% of all energy used is consumed in homes. 40% of home energy use goes to heating and cooling; 20% goes to water heating; and lighting and appliances, including refrigeration, use more than 15%.

    The key to home and business energy conservation is simply finding those places where your home or business is losing energy or using existing energy inefficiently. The U.S. Department of Energy has a lot of information on “Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Assessments,” including ideas for locating air leaks, inspecting heating and cooling equipment, perfecting insulation, and evaluating the lighting throughout your home or office.

    No-cost energy conservation projects include closing blinds, shades, and curtains on cold cloudy days to retain heat; opening them on cold sunny days for solar warming; and closing them on hot days to hold heat out; making sure that your fireplace has a tight-fitting damper; and removing window-unit air conditioners in the winter to eliminate air leakage.

    Low-cost and easy-to-do projects include blanketing your hot water heater, insulating hot water pipes, sealing holes around outlets with inexpensive outlet gaskets, and weather-stripping doors and caulking windows. Other projects include adding more ceiling and wall insulation, upgrading to energy-efficient units, insulating and properly sealing heating ducts, and sealing air leaks around doors, windows, and chimneys.

    Once you have done all you can to conserve more energy in your home or business, you can hire a professional energy auditor to carry out a more thorough assessment. A professional auditor uses a variety of techniques and sophisticated equipment like infrared cameras to determine the energy efficiency of a structure and reveal hard-to-detect areas of air infiltration and missing insulation.

    A word of caution: Regarding conservation, research has repeatedly shown that technology used to increase fossil fuel consumption efficiency more often than not increases overall fossil fuel use rather than reduces it. This is known as Jevons’s paradox. (16)

    This happens because of the economic savings that fossil fuel energy conservation provides, which then frees additional resources to buy or use more things dependent upon fossil fuels. Don't let your fossil fuel energy conservation increase global warming by accelerating fossil fuel in other areas. Just pocket the savings and use it elsewhere.

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

    (Support notice: Research has shown that having a support network is up to 90% of why people succeed with complex or multiple long-term tasks. So please take advantage of our email support with your questions, problems, and successes.  

    What you learn, struggle with, or succeed with can also help motivate others. So please take advantage of our online email support by joining our climate change program by emailing us at ([email protected]). Be sure to put "Part 2 Support" in the subject line and let us know what is happening. We may also use what you share in our newsletter to help motivate and educate others if you permit us. We are all in this nightmare together. We have a massive challenge to fix the climate change extinction emergency, and it will take ALL of us working together to do it!)

     

    Individual Action Step 5: Reduce your transportation-related energy use

     

    Tips to reduce your carbon footprint from driving:

    • In the U.S. 40% of all trips people make are 2 miles or less. 90% of those trips are taken by car. If the trip is longer than 2 miles and too far to bike, consider carpooling or mass transit. If you must drive alone, be sure to combine trips, completing as many errands in one trip as possible.
    • Drive a low-carbon vehicle. All vehicles now have an estimated miles-per-gallon rating (11) and pollution ratings. If electric cars are charged with clean electricity, they contribute no carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. After incentives and gas savings, it essentially costs nothing to switch to an electric car like the Nissan Leaf (12) or Toyota Prius. If you don’t charge the electric car with your home’s solar panels (or other clean electricity if it’s available), you’re better off with a high-MPG (miles per gallon) gas/diesel car or a hybrid. Here’s why.  (13)
    • Don't forget that “high MPG” doesn’t always mean “low carbon dioxide emissions.” Always check the emission ratings before you buy.
    • Take fewer vacations that are far away. Take more frequent and driveable “staycations” closer to home.
    • Use cruise control. Unnecessary acceleration and speeding reduce mileage by up to 33%, (14) waste money and gas, and increase your carbon footprint.
    • Avoid traffic congestion. Being unnecessarily stuck in traffic creates unhealthy carbon dioxide pollution and wastes gas. Use traffic apps and websites to go a different way or wait for less congested times.
    • Tire inflation and engine tuning. Use the correct grade of motor oil and keep your engine tuned because some maintenance fixes (15) like fixing faulty oxygen sensors can increase fuel efficiency by up to 40%. Properly inflated tires improve your gas mileage by up to 3%.
    • Remove excess weight from your car.
    • If 1 out of 10 people switched to an alternative form of transportation (biking, walking or public transportation), carbon dioxide emissions would drop by 25.4 million tons per year in the U.S. alone. If you are going a distance of less than 1 mile, walk instead of drive. If it's too far to walk, ride your bike. This will help you save parking and gas costs while reducing the risks of obesity and improving health.   

    Air travel tips to reduce your carbon footprint:

    • Until petroleum-based aviation fuel is replaced, you should fly economy class, fly shorter distances, fly less frequently, and avoid flying altogether whenever possible.
    • Increase your use of video-conferencing tools like Skype and Facetime to reduce work-related travel.

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

     

    Individual Action Step 6: Reduce your carbon footprint by buying local

    A basic diet of imported non-local ingredients can require up to four times the energy of an equivalent locally sourced diet. Where possible, buy from your local farmers’ market or co-op. The typical meal in the U.S. currently travels anywhere from 1,200 to 2,500 miles from pasture to plate.

    Buying local has a strong multiplier effect in the economy in addition to reducing the transportation carbon footprint. A 10% increase in purchasing from locally owned businesses in lieu of national chain stores would yield nearly $200 million in incremental major metropolitan area economic activity and create 1,300 new jobs each year. A dollar spent on local products and services can circulate in the local community up to 15 times.

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

     

    Individual Action Step 7: Get your home and business converted to green energy generation systems

     

     

    (Please note that this step is not a substitute for first radically reducing your fossil fuel use to help meet the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets. Unless it is hydroelectric or geothermal, green energy generation  also has many toxic by-products.)

    Green energy generation can be solar, wind, hydroelectric, or some other alternative form of energy generation greener than fossil fuels. Today the reasons for converting to green energy generation in our homes and businesses are stronger than ever.

    Switching to green energy as soon as possible can also be seen as a patriotic duty and national security imperative. The U.S. and many other countries in the world still get a significant portion of their polluting fossil fuel energy supplies from areas of the world that are high-conflict zones where our energy supplies could be cut off, radically reduced, or priced so high that these changes would destabilize the productivity and economic stability of all countries in any way dependent upon importing those fossil fuels.

    Nations that import these fossil fuels from the high-conflict areas find themselves dragged into expensive, unending, or unresolvable conflicts in those fossil fuel-producing areas. These high-conflict fossil fuel-producing zones are also prime sources for exporting terrorism back out to the very parts of the world to which they sell their fossil fuels.

    A nation with decentralized green energy systems in use by most of its population is no longer dependent upon or held hostage by the fossil fuel producers from many of the world’s high-conflict areas. Additionally, not having to send our military forces into these areas to protect our fossil fuel supplies and economic stability will also save lives and tremendous taxpayer costs in our national budgets. These savings can then be better used in other areas.

    When you convert your home or business to green energy systems, you are making a powerful move to help build your national security. You are acting as a true patriot!

    • Green energy generation has become cheaper than ever due to manufacturing at scale and the increasing number of people converting over. There are many improvements in green energy efficiency and in lowering the costs of installing green energy in your home or business.
    • Green energy has come of age to such a degree that it is increasingly easier to finance in large and small green energy home and business installations. Soon it will be no more difficult to get financing to go green than it will be to get financing for a new car.
    • Green energy generation is still subsidized in many areas with either direct subsidy payments or tax deductibility.
    • Homes and businesses that are operating on decentralized green energy are far more prepared for any kind of emergency that would affect their current power systems and productivity. Having homes and businesses operating on decentralized green energy generation creates a high-level emergency reserve and a quick recovery resilience at both the local and national levels to any kind of emergency that would affect our existing centralized fossil fuel-dependent energy generation and distribution systems.
    • Energy is power. When you go to green energy generation, often you can also decentralize power away from large utilities and international energy corporations. You bring real power and independence back into the hands of average citizens and small businesses.

    Of all the steps listed, the step you just read is the second most powerful going greener step because it is about increasing green energy generation. Even if you don't own your own home or business, there is still something you can do here to advance national security and be a real patriot. You can convince those whom you are renting from or work for that converting to green energy generation as quickly as possible is the smart and patriotic thing to do for cost reduction, national security, reducing global warming, emergency preparedness, and protecting future generations.

    Green energy generation also makes good economic sense by saving you money over the long term. Today, many individuals and businesses are converting to green energy not because they are sustainability advocates or want to save the climate from global warming but because going green saves money in their energy expenses over the long term.

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

     

    Individual Action Step 8: Buy energy-efficient appliances and products

    Another good way to reduce your home energy consumption is to buy Energy Star™ appliances and products. Energy Star is a government-backed program using symbols that tell consumers if a product meets specific energy efficiency standards that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy.

    The average home contributes two times the amount of greenhouse gases as the average car. In the long run, saving energy will save you money, as well as lessen your carbon pollution impact on our atmosphere and our planet. Many energy-efficient products such as windows and doors, water heaters, roofs, heating, and AC systems, and solar energy systems qualify for a Federal tax credit of up to 30% of the cost. Click here for more information. (17) Visit www.energystar.gov/

    You can also reduce your home and business energy use by powering down and unplugging electronics. It comes as a surprise to most people that appliances still continue to draw a small amount of power even when they are switched off.

    75% of the electricity used to power home electronics and appliances is consumed in the average home while the products are turned off! When you are finished using any appliance you do not have to leave on, always unplug it.

    To make things easy, plug an appliance (or several of them) into a power strip. When you are done, just flip the switch to cut off the power. Gadgets like the SmartStrip (18) help by cutting the power to all electronics when it is turned off. Want more info? Visit www.energy.gov.

    Although there are many types of subsidies and tax incentives for home and business energy conservation, do not put the energy conservation cart in front of the more important green energy generation horse. To slow the process of going over the carbon 500 and carbon 600 near extinction and extinction tipping points, we need to more effectively stop making the problem worse. We all can help do this by reducing our use of fossil fuels.

    At this point in the global warming emergency, switching to decentralized green energy generation on a widespread basis will be a more cost-effective, time-effective, and successful strategy than trying to fix all of the much smaller energy loss inefficiencies of homes and businesses everywhere. Want more info? Visit www.energysavers.gov.

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

     

    Please check and start one of the other Part 2 action steps below: 

    Introduction

    Actions Step 1 to Step 8

    Actions Step 9 to Step 15

    Part 2 Summary


  • Summary of Job One Climate and Runaway Global Heating Emergency Preparation and Migration Plan

     

     

    Have your plan ready

    Because of what you are reading on this website and the extremely limited time remaining to save humanity from likely extinction, each of us must "work for the best" (to radically reduce fossil fuel usage,) while also having wisely "prepared for the worst" possible outcomes to protect ourselves, families and businesses from now unavoidable consequences. Once we have prepared for those worst possible outcomes, we must then forget about those preparations and focus ALL of our attention and efforts toward meeting the fossil fuel cuts that need to occur for humanity and civilization to go on.

    Just as there are no guarantees in life, there is also no guarantees humanity will be able to resolve the escalating global warming extinction emergency before it moves into the later phases of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario. Therefore, prudence dictates having an emergency survival plan for yourselves and loved ones, as well as having our businesses, community, and nation at the ready long before it will be needed.

    From the preceding, you can see that there are many steps to getting ready for what is coming. If you have decided to migrate, it is essential that many other individuals who also believe in sustainable practices and progressive values migrate north as well. No matter how well-prepared you are you will not be able to survive alone. You will also need a community of similar values and vision to survive what is coming!

     

     

    Additionally, the more individuals who do believe in sustainability and progressive values that move north, the more likely that the social and political situation in these northern areas will also forward these activities and values. If we do survive, this is also very good because those are the kind of values which will be essential to:

    a. learning the necessary lessons of the global warming extinction emergency for adapting in the future, and

    b. creating a just and peaceful future if humanity and our civilization do survive.

    It is truly unfortunate that many groups of religious fundamentalists and political conservatives do not believe that global warming is real. They will be trapped by their own ideologies which will blind them to the escalating warning signs until it will be too late. They will stay too long in the unsafe areas and the value of their business, homes, and investments will eventually crash.

    Making matters worse, when they finally do try to migrate to the safe zones too late in the mass migration process, they will find the most suitable land already occupied and even the least suitable land selling at prices they could not afford even if they did still have their previous assets fully intact. No one deserves this fate, but unfortunately many will continue to deny the global warming realities and will not hear about the Job One Plan in time and will suffer needlessly for it.

    The ultimate bitter truth here for us all is that:

    a. humanity will be very, very lucky if it keeps from crossing the carbon 600 ppm extinction tipping point and into the final Climageddon Extinction Scenario phases.

    b. those who migrate wherever necessary and then organize themselves into strong and sustainable eco-communities will have the best chance of surviving as long as possible and being as comfortable as possible through the worst of the coming times.

    c. While we work toward achieving the best possible outcomes, we must also prepare and adapt so we can still "save and salvage" as much as is possible of humanity and civilization for the future and future generations.

    Here are a few other quick summary ideas from the document above to keep in mind:

    Build resilience into your existing personal, community, and national systems. To establish your basic personal recovery resilience, create at least a 30-day reserve of all necessary survival commodities (food, water, heat, energy, lights, toiletries, communication devices, maps, medicines, and self-defense, etc.).

    Build backup redundancies into your water, power, heating, sewage, and other critical systems. Do this now so you and your loved ones will not be unprepared, suffer unnecessarily, or die.

    Emergency cash or tradeable commodity reserve helps you build early phase financial resilience by building up and storing an easily exchangeable commodity now that you can easily use later when needed. In the later Climageddon Extinction Scenario phases, when cash may be no longer accepted or is devalued, you will need to have food, water, medicine, weapons, and maybe small silver coins or other in-demand tradeable commodities to survive in a barter system that will surely evolve.

    Mobility will be a key life-saving capability during the worst phases of the global warming extinction emergency and mid-to-late Climageddon Extinction Scenario phases. Our crisis-surviving ancestors have repeatedly proven the validity and importance of this mobility (migration) principle.

    No government or charity will be able to respond to the ever-increasing global demands for more emergency resources and services as the costs and other consequences of escalating global warming increase in frequency, scale, and severity with each degree of temperature increase.

    Being physically and psychologically prepared for emergencies is the most basic form of insurance. It existed long before we ever began paying premiums to today’s insurance companies.

    The more people who know when and where to migrate, the more people who will have a better quality of life for a longer period of time.

    In addition to the necessary physical emergency preparations, to survive and thrive while dealing with what's coming, you will need to build and preserve your psychological and emotional resilience.

    The emergency climate preparedness recommended in the Job One Plan is never wasted. The Job One Plan not only assists individuals with strategies to survive the current global warming emergencies and catastrophes but also helps ensure you survive our many other major global challenges and emergencies.

    If we do enter the later phases of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario, we are in a no-win situation. No areas of the planet will be safe or secure other than on a temporary basis.

    Individuals who prepare to survive ecological catastrophes like our out-of-control global warming are known as eco-preppers. There is an extensive network of Prepper websites dedicated to different survival and preparedness strategies and philosophies.

    Because we have already begun crossing global warming tipping points, business planners, city planners, long-term corporate and governmental planners of all kinds need to immediately begin restructuring their 5, 10, and 25-year plans, always using the least optimistic climate prediction scenarios for how the consequences of escalating global warming will unfold. We will be very lucky if the worst we get is anything even close to the IPCC’s current least optimistic projections! (See the new book Climageddon for more accurate prediction scenarios for our global warming future.)

    Never forget, it's not just any land in the north that will be safe. It is a fertile land with abundant water that will not destabilize in escalating forest fires, droughts, rain bombs and that is isolated or protected enough so you can survive the marauding hordes desperate and destitute climagees who themselves waited too long to migrate.

    What we do know is, that no matter what, and in spite of all of the challenges and bad outcomes that are possible, the single constant truth for the best possible global warming outcome is that the faster and more we reduce global fossil fuel use:

    a. the more people we will survive to carry on our civilization, and

    b. that future generations will suffer less from the ever-increasing sequence of global warming consequences (as described fully in what is called the Climageddon Extinction Scenario.)

    To help you keep track of the 4 critical global warming deadlines mentioned above, please see this blog post.

     

     

    Your successes and your suggestions relating to Part 1 of the Job One Climate Change Resilience Plan are important to us.

    They can also inspire and help others who are also working on the various action steps of the Job One Plan. To send us your feedback on Part 1, please email us at [email protected], or if you are a member you can post it in the comments field on this members-only page.

    Each month we will select feedback, success stories, and informational tips from these emails or the members-only area and include them in our monthly newsletter.

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    What's next in the background while you are working on section 2 of Part 1 of the Job One Climate Change Resilience Plan

    You are urgently needed, and you can make a meaningful difference! Everyone can find something meaningful to contribute and do in the many action steps of the four parts of the Job One Plan.
    While you are working on your next recommended critical adaptation step of the Job One Plan (Part 2), we strongly recommend that you also read over Part 3 and Part 4 of the Job One Plan.
    Part 3 is all about the simultaneous actions governments around the world must enact if we are going to have any chance of achieving the life-critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets and saving the future. If you do have a direct influence on politicians, start Part 3 next.

    If you do not have any direct influence on your politicians and you feel the urgency to do something significant, you might want to start with Part 4. Part 4 is particularly important because it describes the role, responsibilities, and consequences the world's wealthiest individuals and corporations will experience in this emergency. 

    It contains many tools for individuals who do not have any direct influence on their politicians to creatively help them influence their local, regional or national politicians. It also contains essential reading for individuals on why many wealthy individuals, corporations, etc will want to help us solve this emergency!

    And finally, if you feel our all-volunteer organization has helped you, please help us help others by making a tax-deductible donation. Click here to do so we can reach and help more people.
    If you are motivated, become a volunteer yourself by clicking here. 

    Be sure to read the next and final section of the Job One Plan Part 2. It is a members-only section that contains all of the additional information you will need to relocate or migrate wisely to a global warming safer zone before it is too late to relocate or migrate. It also contains most of our information on how to recover financially and legally after you have experienced a financial loss or physical damages after a global warming caused and related disaster.

    You must be logged in as a Job One for Humanity member to view this members-only material. 

    If you are already a member, after you have logged in, click here to view these materials.

    If you are not a member, click here to become a member and then go to this page the members-only section.

    Click here to read an article about smart millennials planning to migrate because of escalating global warming consequences from a New York Times article.

    If you are currently suffering after a global warming-related disaster in your area, you want to also check out the members-only area of this website for powerful advice on financial and other important recovery assistance options available to you.

    About Part 2 of the Job One Plan on How to Adapt to the Global Warming Emergency by Adapting, Becoming More Sustainable, and Using Less Fossil Fuels  

    The Job One Plan Part 2 is on the public areas of our website. In it, you will take adaptive actions to make your lifestyle and livelihood more sustainable. The critical reasons you will be working to adapt and make your life and lifestyle more sustainable are:

    1. Part 2 shows you how to reduce your individual fossil fuel use to the required minimum levels described to reach the 2025 goals.

    2. You will need to institute all of these adaptative and sustainability practices to survive the massive global food crop failures and the lack of production and distribution of other essential items due to global warming consequences and side effects.

     

     

    Click here for Part 2 of the Job One Plan on the best individual adaptive actions to help slow the unavoidable 20 worst coming consequences and make yourself more sustainable.

    Click here for Part 3 of the Job One Plan for the critical government-driven actions we must get done to have a legitimate hope to slow down the now unavoidable consequences and extinction. Click here for Part 4 of the Job One Plan on how we can get the critical actions of Part 3 of the Job One plan done.

    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.

     


  • Climate and Global Heating Emergency Preparation Action Steps 7 to Step 12, Part 1

     

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

    We have written very detailed lists of science-based consequence predictions for what will happen when global warming and our 11 other global crises worsen. They and their warning signs are found on this page. 

    Copy and print out these warning signs from this key page as soon as possible! Learn them well and put them where you can review them quickly. You will be hearing about them occurring more and more in the news as conditions worsen.

    Because you will see the whole chain of converging and cascading consequences worsening step-by-step, you will better know when to take your next level of emergency preparations or even when to migrate if you are in a less ideal global warming location. You and your loved ones will be wiser and better informed about what you may have to do next, unlike those who will not be aware of these critical warning signs. 

    Click here to see the climate and global heating consequence predictions and warning signs for this year.

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your personal plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next action step.

    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

    Your strong spiritual faith will help you endure the many severe hardships and sacrifices as the global warming process escalates until it is finally resolved.

    There are other benefits of bringing the strength of your faith into this emergency:

    i. There is a personal spiritual growth benefit in the evolutionary process itself whenever you overcome significant obstacles and challenges. You grow in both character and spirit.

    ii. Restabilizing our climate and environment will give you a powerful opportunity to live and grow your faith with what many refer to as the Great Mystery of Ultimate Reality (God, Buddha, Allah, etc.).

    iii. You can demonstrate that managing global warming and being a good steward of the Earth is fully compatible with your best understanding of the Great Mystery and its intentions to sustain life on the planet (as believed in many faiths). As this happens, you will be demonstrating the power and influence of your faith and the world's religions.

    The biggest silver lining here is that when individuals of faith and the great religious groups of this world collectively demand we do what is necessary to stop catastrophic global warming and the degradation of our environment, a great moral leverage will be in place to help ensure we are successful.

    Your personal faith shared with others will help demonstrate that humanity is completely capable of lessening, slowing, and eventually resolving the global warming challenge if:

    i. we are realistic about what is effective and what is not with the time we have left,

    ii. we do the "first-things-first" on critical path effective actions,

    iii. we cooperate as a unified and coordinated force.

    Together, our many life-affirming faith and spirit communities can help extend the existence, stability, and quality of life for the present generation, as well as for future generations.

    "A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise."

    — Aldo Leopold, American author, ecologist, and environmentalist

    And finally, looking at the biggest evolutionary picture from the lens of your faith will give you great strength in this crisis for several additional reasons. 

    Your faith-in-action supports your belief in the idea of the Great Mystery, which has:

    a. originated evolution and the universe, and

    b. which also has successfully maintained and transformed the universe for billions of years in an overall progressive directionality.

    Therefore in faith, it is also highly likely that the Great Mystery will continue to supportmaintain, and transform the universe in one way or another until the end of time.

    Therefore, it is entirely within both reason and the tenants of an enlightened faith to trust that the Great Mystery will continue supportingmaintaining, and transforming the progress of life in the universe --- no matter how bad our challenges and future may look at the moment.

    For a super-powerful new video that we highly recommend for emotional and spiritual support due to global warming or environmental emotional upset, click here.

     

    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 global warming:

    Once you have prepared and done what you can on parts one and two of the Job One Plan it is critical to warn other progressive thinking individuals who either believe that global warming is real or who actually understand the dynamics of the global warming extinction emergency about the content of this website in the Climageddon book.

     

     

    You will need as many of these progressive thinking individuals as possible on your team and/or in your migrating new eco-communities both to survive yourself and to be effective on the most critical steps three and four of the Job One Plan.

    Once you have expanded the team of individuals willing to acknowledge and deal with the reality of our out of control global warming, if we want to survive, what we absolutely have to do for a permanent solution is resolve the burning of fossil fuels problem once and for all before it triggers the mass extinction phases 4 and 5 of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario.

    A single simple and constant survival truth to never forget

    What we do know with certainty is, that no matter what, and in spite of all of the challenges and bad outcomes that are possible, the single constant truth for our best possible global warming outcome is that --- the faster and more we reduce global fossil fuel use:

    a. the more people we will survive to carry on our civilization, and

    b. future generations will suffer far less from an increasing sequence of severe global warming consequences (as described fully in what is called the Climageddon Extinction Scenario.)

    Review the following Climageddon Extinction Scenario illustration starting from the bottom up! The illustration below reflects the unfolding natural progression of ever-worsening consequences and tipping point processes that will occur as global warming continues to escalate toward our extinction. The top of the illustration below shows you the later Climageddon Extinction Scenario consequences, the bottom shows you the earlier consequences. For now just get a general idea of all the global warming consequences, tipping points, and human system factors that will be interacting and colliding as the Climageddon Extinction Scenario unfolds in phases and waves. 

    Every effective action to rein in global warming that we enact in enforcible law will help slow or lessen the suffering and death to come! The key here is to focus on only the most effective actions in a prioritized and critical deadline-driven order so that more of us will survive longer and live better lives.

    To see a quick overview of the Job One Plan, click here. 

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your personal plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next action step.

    (Support notice: Research has shown that having a support network is up to 90% of why people succeed with complex or multiple long-term tasks. So please take advantage of our email support with your questions, problems, and successes.  

    What you learn, struggle with, or succeed with can also help motivate others. So please take advantage of our online email support by joining our climate change program by emailing us at ([email protected]). Be sure to put "Part 1 Support" in the subject line and let us know what is happening. We may also use what you share in our newsletter to help motivate and educate others if you permit us. We are all in this nightmare together. We have a massive challenge to fix the climate change extinction emergency, and it will take ALL of us working together to do it!)

    Action Step 10: Find an existing prepper or eco-community, create one of your own, or join our Universe eco-communities to have a community prepared and ready to protect you and your loved ones through the hardships ahead.

    Being a prepper in a well-prepared eco-community could be essential for survival long before the final phases of runaway global heating unfold. (A prepper is someone preparing, in particular, for anticipated national or global ecological, economic, and social/political catastrophes.)

    These new eco-communities offer enhanced survival options (food production, shared resources, defense, etc.) and provide a place for living values that do not support the distorted or rigged values of many of today's economic and political systems. If these eco-communities survive, they can provide critical examples of what an equitable and sustainable world could be. 

    They could even become "beacons of light" for the post-great global collapse survivors. These new eco-communities could herald a Great Global Rebirth. (Click here and go to Benefit 1 to see the many possible new values and outcomes that could be embraced and forwarded by these new eco-communities that could also heal many of the most severe challenges the world faces today.)

    In addition to embodying the needed new values, the wisest of preppers seek survival through sustainable prosperity, resilience, and redundancy practices. Some of these preppers build eco-communities that are also based on important social and economic values, principles, and practices, which will help hold them together as things get worse.

    Job One for Humanity in partnership with Universe Spirit has begun the process of supporting the process of building new value-based "survive and thrive" eco-communities on its own in locations all over the world. We call these new eco-communities Universe communities.

    These new Universe eco-communities are based on a set of sustainable social, economic, and ecological values and principles that will give them a higher ability to survive what is coming.

    What this eco community option means is that today you can start the process of creating your own value base eco community, or you can apply to become a member of a Universe eco-community right where you currently live, virtually or physically or, you can become part of the new Universe eco-communities being established in areas considerably safer from runaway global heating and the other 11 coming global crises.   

    Deciding to find, join, or build an eco-community to enhance your survival is a complex subject. If you want more information on this, go to the Member's section of this website and click on the About the Universe Community link and its sub-links for all the details, timeframes, locations membership qualifications, etc. 

    Before you go on to the last absolutely critical action step, we have to tell you the bitter reality of the migration solution super-shocker!

    Having said everything we have said above, we are sorry for this additional bad news, but it is essential to know ALL of the facts about the emergency we all face in order to make the best choices for you, your family, and your business as well as the future of humanity.

    Here is that bitter reality check.

    Unless we make the required radical and immediate fossil fuel cuts shown below, migrating above the 45th parallel north and below the 45th parallel south is only a temporary survival solution partially insulating you from the earliest phases of the Climageddon Extinction ScenarioIt will be a bitter or temporary solution if we do not make the following minimum fossil fuel reductions.

    In order to prepare you for the shocking REAL fossil fuel reductions that now must be made, it is first necessary to see just how poorly our previous fossil fuel reduction agreements and actions have fared since we were first notified about the global warming extinction danger by our scientists over 35 years ago. 

     

     

    What has been hidden from you:

    1. We have actually increased fossil fuel use more this century than in the last two decades of the 20th century. To make this point alarmingly clear, more than half of all fossil fuel emissions that have been released in the last 25 years and parked in the atmosphere are more than was released in all of recorded history before 1990. 

    2. Even though we have had over 20 international conferences on fossil fuel use reduction, and we had international treaties since at least 1993 pledging we would reduce global warming, worldwide we still are about 67% higher in carbon emissions than in the early 1990s. (Atmospheric carbon emissions is probably the best way to measure future global warming.)

    3. In 2018 carbon emissions increased another dramatic 2.7% and they are projected to increase once again in 2019.

    Yes, intentionally or through ignorance, our governments, the media, and most of the world's environmental groups have not been telling us the REAL facts about how what our REAL lack of any progress whatsoever in reducing the rate of fossil fuel use increases, much less the complete absence of any substantive reductions anywhere across the world in reducing atmospheric carbon.

    Keeping the preceding horrific failure of any appreciable efforts to take seriously fossil fuel reductions, or even reducing the rates of increases, now please explore the REAL fossil fuel reductions that must be made to save our future. (If you don't believe we are telling you the facts about our dismal failure in reducing global warming over the last 35 years, click here to view a short video by climate Professor Kevin Anderson in a recent presentation to the Oxford University Climate Society.)

     

     

    (If you do not understand how fossil fuel emissions of carbon into the atmosphere create global warming, please click here for a set of simple illustrations and then continue reading... 

    What must be achieved: The 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets

    The absolute minimum total fossil fuel reductions that must occur to prevent the likelihood of going extinct within the next few decades are:

    a. All industrially developed nations must reduce their total fossil fuel use by 75% by 2025 and then continue reducing fossil fuel use to net-zero carbon emissions by 2035.  Net carbon zero emissions in this solution means that no additional fossil fuel emissions are going into the atmosphere that are not also simultaneously being removed from the atmosphere by natural means. (Only about 20 countries produce 70% or more of the world's carbon emissions.)

    Think of developed nations like most members of the G 20 group; ArgentinaAustralia, Canadathe European UnionFranceGermany, Spain, ItalyJapan, RussiaSaudi ArabiaSouth AfricaSouth KoreaTurkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, and India. (See technical note 1 near the end of this page for why China and India had to be included in the list of developed countries.) 

     

     

    b. All developing nations must maintain their total fossil fuel emission levels as they are at the beginning of 2019 and not allow them to go any higher. Then by 2045, all developing nations must also be at net-zero carbon emissions. This allowance for developing nations to stay at the level they are now and gradually reduce down to net-zero carbon emissions by 2045 is part of an essential justice and equity equation. The developed nations created their wealth by producing the far greatest majority of all carbon emissions in the atmosphere today, thus causing almost all of our current global warming extinction emergency. (See technical note 2 near the end of this page for more about justice and equity allowances.)

    There is much more information including the technical footnotes that will help explain the severity of the above fossil fuel reductions in detail and what our individual, business, and national annual targets would be on this page. We strongly suggest you go to this page of technical footnotes for all of the qualifications and factors legitimizing the above-required fossil fuel reduction amounts and time frames. Especially if you're a techie or researcher, please read all the relevant calculation information on these absolutely essential minimum fossil fuel usage reductions before continuing on... 

    Unfortunately, we are not making anything even close to these required levels of fossil fuel cuts. This means that as the global warming extinction emergency spirals further out of control into the last phases of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario, it will be the end of everything—no matter where you are located or how wealthy you are. Yes, you read it right! We do mean the end of humanity and civilization no matter where you are located.

    Without in any way diminishing the tremendous value of every person wanting to extend their and their children’s time and quality of life for as long as is possible, it is also critical to realize that even if we are very lucky, your long-term quality of life and survival for much more than 30-50 years will not be possible even in the Goldilocks global warming safer zones between the 45th and 55th parallel north and the 45th And 55th parallel south. It is likely that long before 30 to 50 years from now the many spillover consequences of even the earliest phases of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario will significantly destabilize your day-to-day lives as you try to deal with a world turning upside down. 

    Here’s why.

    The only way to reverse the current global warming extinction emergency is to radically and suddenly reduce all fossil fuel burning to the required levels mentioned above. Doing this quickly enough will most certainly lead us to a global economic recession or depression. Additionally, enforcing the required level of immediate global economic hardship from these required cuts is nearly impossible.

    Making these fossil fuel cuts will require massive cutbacks in the current methods of our mass production of global agriculture. This is because agriculture depends so heavily on fossil fuels for its fertilizing and pest prevention chemicals as well as in its food growing, processing, and transportation areas. This means as we do make the needed fossil fuel cuts, there will be the social chaos of mass starvation as well.

    If you are in a developed country, to help you grasp how difficult these massive global fossil fuel cuts will be, imagine that in the next six years you personally will have to cut all of your home, auto, travel, business, and national uses of fossil fuels by 75%, then cut another 10% from that point each year for the next 10 years. Citizens of the world who did not fully understand both the urgency and critical importance of why they needed to make these radical, immediate, and painful sacrifices would literally throw any politician out of office or would even overthrow any government that tried to enforce these kinds of radical energy and fossil fuel usage cuts to their comfortable or even subsistence level lifestyles and livelihoods.

    But there are even worse reasons why migration is only a temporary solution!

    In Phase 3 or 4 of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario, the greatest mass migration of climagees in human history will be well underway, and vast amounts of land between the 45th parallel north and the 45th parallel south will be all but abandoned. People will migrate because of unbearable heat, mass starvation, the global warming cluster of consequences, crashing economies, failing governments, scarce resources as well as a Mad Max-like social chaos in the most adversely affected areas.

    These adversely affected areas will be ruled by warlords and criminals as governments fail. Those forced by poverty or other circumstances to remain between the 45th parallel north and south will find a future of unbearable suffering or death.

    As those vast dead zones between the 45th parallel north and south are abandoned, the highly skilled technicians who oversaw the ongoing safety of the many nuclear power plants (Think of (Chornobyl and the Fukushima meltdowns,) and hazardous chemical plants will no longer be there to prevent meltdowns or toxic chemical spills. Governments will also no longer function, providing the security necessary to prevent nuclear reactor meltdowns, toxic chemical spills, or the remaining desperate individuals from raiding military weapons storage facilities and biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons development centers in the unsafe zones.

     

     

    While the damage from toxic chemical spills or conventional military weaponry will initially be limited, it will be only a matter of time before hundreds of water-cooled nuclear power plants in the global warming unsafe zones meltdown. Like Chernobyl and Fukushima, they will spew their unsurvivable levels of toxic radiation around the world. Worse yet, this accumulating and intensifying radiation from dozens then hundreds of nuclear reactors that have gone into meltdown will remain in our atmosphere for hundreds to thousands of years, far past the survival capabilities of any underground shelter ever constructed.

    This massive amount of toxic nuclear radiation means that eventually there will be no survivorsIt will not matter how well the ultra-wealthy individuals, corporations, or nations stock their underground shelters in the far north or far south.

    This is because we do not currently have any self-sustaining and continuously repairable energy generation, mechanical, or oxygen-creation technologies that could run continuously underground for hundreds to thousands of years. There are no current technologies that could meet all of the continuous needs of any underground survival group. 

    The nuclear power plant meltdown threat and the military weapons seizures in the global warming unsafe zones do not even include the threat from all of the chemical and biological weapons manufacturing sites that will also deteriorate and leak out their toxins into the environment. If we do not fix this global warming extinction emergency now, it is hard to imagine a worse hell on earth for those unlucky enough to survive.

    Additionally, the actions of well-armed angry climagees will eventually overcome any national border defense strategy. Any mined and reinforced border walls or other attempts to secure borders from the hundreds of millions of soon-arriving climagees will not hold, no matter how well-defended.

    Conventional weapons caches as well as biological, chemical, and nuclear weapon caches from abandoned, broken, or desperate nations located between the 45th parallel north and south will be used against any wall or fortified border area. Desperate mobs and armies of climagees will do anything to get themselves and their families into these temporarily safer zones (once they too realize what is really going on with global warming.)

    Once these climagees get through the last border defenses, they will quickly locate any underground survival bunkers and force them open one way or the other for the critical resources inside. (In most cases, all they need to do is find and seal off the above-ground air intakes until those inside are forced to flee or suffocate.)

    If massive amounts of unsurvivable toxic radiation circulating the Earth for hundreds to thousands of years and hordes of vengeance-seeking climagees are not enough to convince you that escalating global warming extinction emergency is not survivable, here are additional survival facts about the situation we will face:

    1. A drastically reduced population will also not have enough genetic diversity to survive the onslaught of continuous new bacteria and viruses being released from the melting permafrost or from the northerly and southerly migrating diseases that will flourish in the global warming-created wastelands between the 45th parallel north and the 45th parallel south.

    2. Gradual starvation. It is currently estimated that lands above the 45th parallel north and below the 45th parallel south, because of poorer soils and reduced hours of sunlight will be capable of producing enough food for only 200 to 800 million people.

    In this future hell, things will be particularly bad for the ultra-wealthy individuals, corporations, or nations who did little or nothing to prevent the global warming extinction emergency other than secure themselves a place in the temporarily safer far north or far south. Angry climagees will seek those out who had the power to make a difference and did not, and they will be subject to the worst punishments of public justice.

    Even though wealthy individuals, corporations, and some nations are already secretly buying and/or preparing land in the global warming safe zones at an accelerating pace, (much like smart rats that are always first to leave a sinking ship,) this will not be a better solution for them. In fact, it could be worse. (Click here to read about how many of the world's wealthiest individuals are rapidly buying up land in global warming safe zones.)

    As mentioned earlier, mass migrations of desperate, aggressive, and armed climagees (climate refugees) and national armies will eventually overrun any and all border security measures, angrily take their fair share of what's left and severely punish anyone who they even remotely believe had any significant part in letting this horrific global warming meltdown and catastrophe occur either by commission or omission. This means that ultra-wealthy individuals, corporations, and nations who did nothing but protect themselves will be at the highest risk.

    Eventually, even the hired private security companies of the ultra-wealthy corporations and individuals will eventually turn against their affluent bosses in their security compounds, realizing that they now live in a late-phase Climageddon Extinction Scenario world where only firepower and military-style personal training determine survival, final ownership, and safety. Worse yet, and well worth repeating, the climagee survivors of the most painful and devastating catastrophe in human history will be so angry and traumatized they will seek a horrible vengeance on everyone and anyone they hold responsible for causing or contributing to the catastrophe, or for failing to act when they reasonably could have slowed or prevented the worst of it.

    In their unimaginable anger and pain, some of the remaining climagee survivors who desperately fight their way into the remaining temporarily safe zones, like some survivors of the Holocaust, will relentlessly hunt down and bring to justice anyone who they believe knew about the escalating global warming extinction emergency and had the influence or resources to fix it, but did not. Those individuals, corporations, and nations of great wealth will most certainly lose all of their power and all of their resources in the massive global backlash of anger and legal punishments that will be directed toward them.

    There will be no place on earth or Swiss bank that will be able to save them and their assets from what will be viewed by the survivors as justifiable legal punishment for their gross and unconscionable global warming crimes of commission and omission against the survival of the whole of humanity.

    What all of the preceding means that every person, corporation, and nation must do now

    There really is no high success probability long-term backup migration plan or Plan B that is a workable and sustainable alternative survival plan for longer than 30 to 50 years to the unbelievably difficult task of ending the global warming extinction emergency. If we do not radically reduce fossil fuel use immediately to meet the 2025 global targets, even in the global warming safe zones, the risk is simply too high that you and your group or nation will not survive.

     

     

    This means we must do two things very well; prepare ourselves to adapt to what is now unavoidable while at the same time radically reducing fossil fuel use to the required levels. If we are very lucky and we do these things passionately, we have some reasonable chance of saving a significant portion of the human species and our civilization up to about 50%. Therefore, the only remaining rational and viable plan to resolve the global warming extinction emergency is to enact the required radical fossil fuel cuts described earlier and execute the critical action steps of Part 3 of the Job One Plan.

    Because the required critical fossil fuel cuts are currently not even close to being met and the horrific consequences that will happen to us in the last phases of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario (if we allow them to occur,) we are now left with the key global warming fact central to all of the educational efforts of the Job One for humanity mission and organization:

    The one and the only way for any of us or our children to survive long term is to solve the nearly impossible task in front of us. And, for that to realistically happen, progressive thinking individuals must prepare to survive as long as possible in order to keep working as effectively as possible on parts 3 and 4 of the Job One Plan. (Part 3 of the Job One Plan has the best chance of slowing and lessening global warming enough so that we do not cross the final catastrophic tipping point of carbon 600 ppm and humanity and civilization go extinct!)

    Luckily, when there truly is only one way to solve an impossible task, we almost always choose that way. In part, this is because we are fully motivated and fully focused. We know the truth that there is only one way out!

    There is a story from an ancient Chinese military manual called the Art of War by Sun Tzu that reinforces the idea that, even though the task is nearly impossible, when you are fully motivated, focused, and committed to a single remaining course of action, you will often surprisingly succeed.

     

     

    In this story, a wise Chinese general was cornered at the banks of a large river by an opposing army many times larger than his own. His only means of escape was to get his army across the river before they were attacked. This general had also previously placed enough boats on the bank of the river for escape with his army should that need arise.

    As the larger army approached, pushing the smaller army closer to the river, this general gave the order to his most trusted lieutenants to rush to the boats and burn them. When his army saw their only means of escape was being destroyed, they became wildly angry and charged toward the general. The army demanded to know why their trusted general had burned their escape boats and condemned all of them to certain death at the hands of a vastly superior army.

    The general calmly said, “We will win this battle or we will die. There is no other alternative and no escape.”

    His army now knew their only option was victory or death. Filled with such clarity and single-mindedness of purpose, they fought with such reckless intensity, they defeated the opposing army many times their size.

    Now that you truly understand the rapidly approaching endgame consequences of our global warming extinction emergency, you too should no longer retain any illusion of long-term escape for you or your family business or nation. What you may not have realized yet is that our 30 plus year failure to control the escalating global warming extinction emergency and its many consequences means that we too have, in effect, already burned our escape boats.

    This is the perilous point that we have come to. If we are lucky, we have 3 to 6 years left to exercise some control over the accelerating emergency and make the required critical fossil fuel cuts.

    What do you have to lose and what rational alternative do you have than to act now by getting prepared (parts 1 and 2 of the Job One Plan,) and help us make these cuts by executing parts 3 and 4 of the Job One Plan?

    By doing nothing, even if we fail, your inaction will only shorten the critical time frame necessary to move people, technology, and infrastructure to the far north or far south so that you or those you love can be temporarily safe and live a little bit longer with less suffering.

    Most people would agree that living for a temporarily longer period with a better quality of life is far better than suffering more and dying soon. Better yet, if we act wisely together to radically cut fossil fuel use now and we are lucky, humanity and civilization will continue. In the end, we either cooperate and work together or we all die together.

     

    Action Step 11: If you are going to build or join a climate resilience group or eco-community to increase your ability to adapt and survive, you will need this resource:

    Among both individuals and groups, there will be continuous stress, anxiety, PTSD, and even suicides as the global warming emergency worsens. Therefore, understanding and managing it will be critical.

    Suppose you are planning on building or joining a climate resilience group or eco-community to improve your chances of survival. In that case, we strongly recommend that you have strategies to deal with the tremendous individual and collective stress, anxiety, PTSD, and even suicides that will affect this group as climate conditions worsen. To implement this, we recommend getting this new book by Bob Doppelt, Transformational Resilience: How Building Human Resilience to Climate Disruption Can Safeguard Society and Increase Wellbeing. (We recommend this book even though it dramatically understates the dangers of the many accelerating global warming consequences found here.)

    This book will help prepare both its individuals and the group as a whole to constructively cope with the rising interlinked psychological and psycho-social-spiritual traumas and toxic stresses generated by the global warming emergency. It will also help you use these traumas and stresses as transformational catalysts to come together across racial, religious, ethnic, and gender lines to do what is needed to reduce the emotional and psychological stresses of this emergency to manageable levels and create better conditions for everyone.

    If your group or eco-community is not dealing with this aspect of critical emergency preparation, it is highly unlikely it will survive all that is coming.

     

    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 loved ones:

    Humanity cannot exist for long without protecting and preserving our biological life and ecological systems. We have been overconsuming and wasting for far too long. 

    As difficult as it seems to understand, at the deepest levels and as a driving prime cause, the current climate change extinction emergency, our deteriorating environment, and many of the world's other 11 major global crises are directly or indirectly caused by the concept and problem of Overshoot. Overshoot simply means that resource demand is over and beyond that of that particular resource's regeneration or renewal capacity. 

    Excessive demand leading to overshoot is driven by both consumption and population. Right now, the human population's need and demand for the Earth's resources have well exceeded the Earth's carrying capacity to regenerate those resources. For example, our current fossil fuel use, which is causing the global warming emergency, is caused by our increasing population demanding more consumer goods. As a result, not only are we depleting the non-renewable fossil fuels that took millions of years to create, but we are also polluting and poisoning our atmosphere and oceans with toxic fossil fuel by-products.

    One also could call overshoot an environmental and energy management ignorance or even greed in simple moral or ethical terms. But, whatever you call it, our taking more resources from the Earth than the Earth can renewably supply or resupply is the single deepest cause of most of today's major global problems. It contributes significantly to our air, water, and land pollution and even many of our current economic and social inequalities. 

    While our current global warming emergency is directly caused by burning fossil fuels and polluting the atmosphere and our oceans with carbon, methane, etc., for its complete long-term solution, it is critical to address the deeper, underlying overshoot issues on ecological, economic, social, and energy management levels. It bears repeating that many of these same overshoot issues also fuel our 11 major global crises' worsening.

    The opposite of overshoot would also include creating a sustainable population level balanced with its available renewable resources. (This is commonly known as the carrying capacity of an area.) For humanity to begin to live within its carrying capacity and not continue to overshoot its resources, we will have to do something radically new, which we call living the principles of Sustainable Prosperity.

    The path to a survivable "No Overshoot" future: Living the principles of Sustainable Prosperity.

    Unfortunately, the principles of Sustainable Prosperity (below) may come into widespread use only after the climate-triggered  Great Global Collapse has occurred. The reasons for this are:

    1. Existing economic, political, and social systems and human power structures are so entrenched and self-protecting that they rarely allow the needed fundamental changes, which in many cases would remove their positions of special privilege, advantage, and power.

    2. The populations which support the existing economic, political, and social systems are widely ignorant of the concept of resource overshoot and its accelerating extinction dangers. They also have become so used to the comforts these systems provide; they will resist all needed improvements until something happens to them that is so devastating (the Great Global Collapse) that they will finally be ready to change. It is like the old saying, "people will only change when the pain going forward is less than the pain of staying where they are."

    As you read about Sustainable Prosperity in this booklet, you will discover the many social, economic, and even political policy overshoot causes hidden behind our inability to create long-term global heating solutions and many of our other 11 major global crisesIf we do not quickly apply the principles of Sustainable Prosperity to our lives, livelihoods, and societies, we and humanity will become like "dead man walking" who will be unable to slow or stop our own biological, ecological, economic, and social demise. 

    As part of this final Part 1 action step, we super-strongly recommend you get and read the book Overshoot. Then, cut down on your current over-consumption. 

    Next, do absolutely everything you can to protect and preserve our biological life and the ecological systems within your surrounding area by living in a better balance with nature and executing the principles of Sustainable Prosperity at this link.

    As things worsen in the runaway global heating extinction emergency, you will become more and more dependent upon how well you have protected and preserved the biological life around you and your surrounding ecological systems. Reestablishing a balance with and in nature will be especially critical for any remnants and survivors of the great global collapse.

     

    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


  • Climate and Global Heating Emergency Preparation Action Steps 1 to Step 6, Part 1

     

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

    As things continue to get worse, one of the most important things for you to do to survive what is coming is for you to remain emotionally stable. To stay emotionally stable and motivated while you help do whatever you can to slow and lessen our global warming extinction emergency and to survive its now unavoidable coming catastrophes, you will need to enjoy the best of your life now to build and preserve your psychological and emotional resilience (the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness,) and to build reserves in these areas for the times ahead.

    To enjoy your life now while you build and preserve emotional resilience and critical reserves take time every day:

    1. to do the normal and special things you enjoy and that renew you

    2. for cultivating and enjoying your favorite relationships, (you will need many strong relationships as things continue to get worse,)

    3. to do and experience important things you may have delayed, and if you are of a spiritual nature,

    4. to draw strength and renewal from your faith and faith community. 

    As we move into greater global warming consequences and catastrophes as well as the consequences of the worsening of our other major global challenges described here, it is critical to take one day at a time and always make time to have fun and your renewing experiences and relationships.

    The importance of taking one day at a time and doing whatever you can each day to fully enjoy the life that you have right now is that it will allow you to:

    a. still have these rewarding experiences while the environment still supports them so that you do not miss what may be your last opportunity to experience the many normal things of life we take for granted. 

    b. emotionally and physically survive, and

    c. effectively contribute toward the eventual resolution of the global warming extinction emergency and the other major global challenges we face at this time.

     "The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much." — William Hazlitt, English writer, philosopher, and critic

    Never forget that the scope of the tasks before us is daunting and unprecedented. If one fully understands how much has to change in the world for the worse in so little time, one can get overwhelmed quickly. This is why it is important to embrace these perspectives of “one day at a time” and enjoy your normal life right now as one of the first emergency preparation actions you will need to do and continue.

     

       

     

    solving the major global challenges

    Because of the escalating harsh consequences looming before us and the fact that there are no guarantees we will resolve the global warming extinction emergency and the other major global challenges we now face in time, a final reason to enjoy each day today is that our current lives and conditions may, in fact, be the best they will ever be for decades or more.

    Additionally, if you are a person of faith, you will need the strength of your faith and faith relationships to help you make sense of what you must now go through and endure the psychological and emotional trauma that is coming. At this time, with the massive global challenges and changes facing us, it is a good time to remember and practice the serenity prayer.

    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    Courage to change the things I can,
    And wisdom to know the difference.

    We made the above, Action Step One for many good reasons. Make this step the centerpiece of your emergency preparation and survival plans and you will be far more likely to survive and not miss the precious life that you have now!

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your personal plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next action step.

    Create an ongoing personal master checklist of things you can do as you read each of the Job One Plan action steps below.

    To help you maintain a healthy perspective and provide additional emotional and motivational support we have created the following materials. Click the links in the order given for additional emotional support:

    Click here for another effective process for reducing any emotional upset about accelerating global warming and our deteriorating environment.

    Click here for some positive counterbalancing perspectives on the difficulty of the challenges we face with accelerating global warming and our deteriorating environment.

     Click here to see your deepest worries about accelerating global warming and our deteriorating environment from the largest possible evolutionary perspective. 

    For a super-powerful new emotional support video that we highly recommend, click here.

     

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

    a. Create an emergency Go-Bag that you can get to quickly in an emergency. Click here for all of the details on how to create your own emergency Go-Bag. You can also buy them premade on the Internet.

    b. Create a 30-day emergency reserve (60-90 days would be much better as things get worse) of all necessary survival commodities (food, water, heat, energy, lights, communication devices, medicines, toiletries, self-defense, etc.). 

     

    Also build backup redundancies into your water, power, heating, sewage, and other critical systems. You can do this by having secondary and separate water purification systems, solar, or wind power backup systems, and multiple fuel types. It will be wise to acquire the tools and materials necessary to care for everyday needs, such as keeping warm, cooking, and managing waste with an old-fashioned latrine and safe garbage disposal. Water, sewage, and garbage-born diseases are major secondary death factors in an extended crisis. Prepare now so you and your loved ones will not suffer unnecessarily or die.

    c. At the community, business, and national levels, building more resilience also means gathering emergency and essential non-emergency supplies and reserves as mentioned above for the many different consequences of escalating global warming.

    Adequate emergency preparation on the community and national levels also gives people more information and time to prepare for local consequences. Without carefully planned resilience and emergency backups built into every level of our interconnected and interdependent economic, political, and social systems and infrastructure, we face unnecessary and avoidable suffering and death.

    d. When you're ready to begin your emergency preparedness plan, also go to http://www.ready.gov and click the navigation link. It will provide you with detailed guidance for each area of emergency preparedness.

     

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your personal plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next action step:

     

    Together we can make a better world

    (Support notice: Research has shown that having a support network is up to 90% of why people succeed with complex or multiple long-term tasks. So please take advantage of our email support with your questions, problems, and successes.  

    What you learn, struggle with, or succeed with can also help motivate others. So please take advantage of our online email support by joining our climate change program by emailing us at ([email protected]). Be sure to put "Part 1 Support" in the subject line and let us know what is happening. We may also use what you share in our newsletter to help motivate and educate others if you permit us. We are all in this nightmare together. We have a massive challenge to fix the climate change extinction emergency, and it will take ALL of us working together to do it!).

     

    Action Step 3: Create a global warming extinction emergency preparation cash or other valuable commodity reserve fund equal to 5%-10% of your annual income:

    Tradable cash, gold, silver, or other valuable emergency trading reserve helps you build financial resilience. Building up and storing an easily exchangeable commodity you can use or trade-in the beginning phases of the emergency is also essential.

    As escalating global warming continues, billions of climagees (climate refugees) will eventually need to migrate closer toward the poles to survive a bit longer. No current government, charity, or corporation is prepared for these massive human migrations and the unbearable economic, political, and social stresses these climagees will put on every climate, human, and biological system of our global existence.

    As global warming escalates, the accelerating inadequacy of governmental or charity-based emergency assistance to protect you and your family dictates a need for radical individual responsibility and individual preparedness completed well in advance. This minimal 5%-10% tradable commodity reserve will help you cope with the many unpredictable consequences as our local systems go into severe stress, crisis, or eventual collapse.

     

     

    Preparation of cash or other valuable commodity reserve fund

    All communities and governments will also immediately need to work toward putting at least 5% of their total GDP into reserves each year. This level of tradable commodity reserve is essential if they hope to stay politically and financially stable while coping with the rapidly escalating global warming costs. (Please also see Climageddon Chapter 3 in Part 1, which explains and provides all the details for the unbearable financial consequences of escalating global warming.)

    Because no community or government will be able to keep up with the continually rising costs of escalating global warming and its consequences, all businesses must also create similar 5%-10% reserves to help them cope with global warming-related supply, manufacturing, distribution, and labor disruptions. Furthermore, if you are an individual, business, community, or nation with considerable debt, reduce that debt as soon as possible. Having lots of debt in a growing unresolved crisis is likely to make you, your organization, or your nation far less adaptable and resilient. High resource liquidity, mobility, and flexibility are a few of the most needed and most useful resiliency qualities in an ongoing or long-term crisis.

    Additionally, post-emergency rebuilding and repair will dramatically increase food and insurance costs, emergency housing costs, emergency transportation costs, and other migration costs to temporarily or permanently get out of crisis zones. If you are in a river or lake floodplain, near a coast, in a wildfire, drought, or severe storm area, or near a southern national border, your individual costs will most likely be higher than the 5%-10% suggested reserve. In addition, losses in real estate and farmland values, etc., will rapidly consume your 5%-10% reserves as we cross more global warming tipping points.

    Creating these emergency reserves will be difficult in today's debt-encouraging climate. In the United States, an estimated 62% of all families are one paycheck away from bankruptcy, and one-half of all U.S. households are just one emergency away from bankruptcy. Even though it may be difficult to create your emergency reserves, it is critical to surviving this emergency. (If you have trouble saving money for these reserves, we recommend that you get and apply the information in the book Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin.)

    And finally, a tradable commodity or cash emergency reserve can easily be used while cash is still being accepted. In the later emergency phases, when cash is no longer accepted or is greatly devalued, you will always need to have your five key survival items:

    weapons, (Legally obtained, safely stored, and wisely managed. If you have any doubt that you will need weapons to protect yourself and your loved ones from the chaos as order breaks down during the now unavoidable worsening levels of global warming, then be sure to read the two books by Octavia Butler described further down this page. )

    water,

    food,

    medicine, and

    small tradable silver coins or other tradable small high-value commodities like alcohol or cigarettes to survive in a new barter system, which will come into being out of necessity.

    In the later Climageddon Extinction Scenario phases, as the world starts to unravel, your government will be stretched so thin that you will not be able to depend upon it for protection, water, food, medicine, or even a stable currency to acquire what you need. If you have not prepared for these contingencies long before they are needed, you and your loved ones will suffer far more than the growing number of individuals who are preparing for what's coming.

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your personal plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next action step.

    Action Step 4: Plan now for how you will adapt where you are and/or move critical resources, technology, and infrastructure to handle the escalating consequences of global warming:

    Because we have already begun crossing global warming tipping points, individuals, as well as business planners, city planners, long-term corporate and governmental planners of all kinds need to begin restructuring their 5, 10, and 25-year plans, using the least optimistic global warming prediction scenarios (found here,) on how the consequences of escalating global warming will unfold and what infrastructure (medical, manufacturing, food production, etc,) will be critical to their personal life, businesses or their employee's personal lives and will need to be prepared, protected or relocated. (Moving or migrating people, resources, and infrastructure is covered in action step 5 below.)

     

    Planning for a better world 

    Here are several good reasons for using the least optimistic predictions:

    1. The many serious errors and underestimation problems in global warming prediction scenarios (see this page and Chapter 7, Part 1 on IPCC underestimation in Climageddon book for all details).

    2. The sudden, large-scale unpredictability which each additional crossed tipping point creates. (See this page.)

    The pressure cooker illustration below shows you what happens when tipping points are accelerated in their effects by the ever-rising temperatures of global warming. 

     

    Global warming 

    3. Atmospheric carbon removal technology and other new technologies won't save us at the last minute. (See this page.)

    The amount of emergency adaptation work needed and the short amount of time available make this adaptation and preparation step an immediate planning imperative. For example, in the San Francisco Bay Area, the headquarters of big tech corporations like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Apple, now have to re-adjust their long-term operational or relocation plans to deal with their low-lying international headquarters facing as much as 13 feet (3.9 meters) of sea-level rise by 2100. (A worst-case scenario of a possible 10-foot [3-meter] rise by 2050 was projected by James Hansen's newest research, with the additional 3-feet [0.9 meters] accounting for coincident king tides and storm surges.)

     

     

    Adapting or moving critical resources, technology, and infrastructure can also mean moving them into the safer areas near or above the 45th parallel north or near or below the 45th parallel south. During this massive global warming extinction emergency mobilization of critical people, supplies, and infrastructure, never forget that unless we considerably slow and lessen this mess now, survival in those areas will be very, very difficult at best because of poorer soils in general and less sunlight for growing food.

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your personal plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next action step.

     

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

    Part 2 of the Job One Plan will help you become sustainable as soon as is possible as well as help you radically cut your individual fossil fuel use. One important part of Part 2 of the Job One Plan recommends that you create an urban home or community organic garden if you are in an urban area or, an organic country garden if you are in a rural area.

    As escalating global warming worsens within the next 10 years, more reduced or failed crops, soaring food prices, and growing starvation will be amongst the first wave of major consequences to shake populations all over the earth. To survive any length of time as the emergency deepens, you will need to be able to create and manage your own food supply far beyond your initial 90-120 day emergency backup supplies mentioned above.

     

     Sustainable environment 

    Garden creation, as well as other kinds of personal food-producing activities, is absolutely essential! Get started as soon as possible learning all the skills and resources you will need to create your organic sustainability garden and other food supplies wherever you live. You will not be able to rely upon normal food distribution as the emergency worsens.

    Depending upon your location, within 10 to 15 years if you are not producing most of your food, you will have an undependable, expensive, or non-existent supply and distribution of food. Watch food prices begin to rise steadily and eventually exponentially requiring more and more of your total budget as global warming worsens. This is because the five major grains all will have massive problems dealing with temperatures over 100° for more than 10 days during their growing season, rain bombs occurring at random times during their growing seasons as well as Random and severe droughts and insect infestations due to massive insect migrations.

    Now that you understand this important step, what is your personal plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next action step.

     

    Action Step 6: Evaluate if you will also need to relocate or migrate and if so, plan where and when:

    Introduction to How to Evaluate if You Should Migrate to a Safer Global Warming Area:

    The next evaluation steps of the Job One Plan for relocation and Migration are found in our Global Warming Migration and Relocation Manual. (There was too much information to include on this page.)

    This relocation and migration manual also includes detailed information on how, when, and where to select the best remaining safer locations for the US and global migration. This manual also offers essential advice on where not to migrate.

    It is costly and time-consuming to migrate to any new location. However, you want to be sure you have all the best and most current information before making that challenging decision. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you also use the extensive 6-page section of this website to complete your relocation and migration evaluation. 

    For example, the relocation and migration map (just below) will be explained in detail in six additional pages in our member's migration evaluation section. In this area, we also have included a five-page migration land and home purchase checklist. (It took us three years and 12 weeks of staff travel at great expense to visit many global warming safer areas to create a migration plus or minus checklist, optimal migration timeframes, and the other related migration information found in our comprehensive Migration Manual and guide booklet.)

    Currently, many global warming safer locations are already being bought by hedge funds, ultra-wealthy individuals, and investment banks. Prices are already rising significantly in the global warming safer areas as more people relocate after each new global warming-related catastrophe.

    Worse yet, migration restrictions in many nations keep getting more restrictive. Therefore, it is critical to determine as quickly as possible if you, your family, or your business will need to relocate or migrate in the foreseeable future!

     

     

    To see the next page of our Migration and Relocation Manual and Section of Step 6, click here!

    Our Migration Manual is additional reading and documentation, particularly if you doubt that relocation or migration may be necessary for you or your businesses. Successful Migration at this time of accelerating environmental deterioration because of global warming-related consequences is complex and challenging! 

    Before you decide to migrate, be sure to read all of the many dozens of migration pros and cons and how-tos listed in our Migration Manual. Please don't get caught migrating to the wrong place. Instead, educate yourself thoroughly on what we have learned after years of research and physically visiting many locations.

    To see some of the pages of the Migration and Relocation Manual, you will need to become a member. Becoming a member is easy, and you will get $35 in valuable gifts. There is far more in the Members section than just our Migration Manual There is information that will make your life a lot safer, easier, and profitable! (Becoming a member also helps support our critical non-profit educational mission!)  

    If you still have ANY doubts about our continuously worsening climate change and global warming future and why many will need to relocate or migrate, please read the following links in the order given:

    1. How climate change works.

    2. Here are the genuine and honest 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets hidden from you by our politicians.

    3. The 20 worst consequences of global warming.

    4. The 11 major global warming tipping points.

    5. The four extinction-evoking tipping points.

    6. Are we headed toward a global warming-triggered collapse?

    7. Is global warming out of our meaningful control?

     

    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

     


  • Action 5: Here is what Job One for Humanity has decided about what to do about the runaway global heating extinction emergency

    The Job One for Humanity Decision

    We will support you with accurate information as best we can, no matter which choice you make. As an organization, the uncensored current climate research shows us that our world is already well into runaway global warming and an unfolding and mostly unavoidable Great Global Collapse process. 

    For this reason, our organization's focus must be prioritized on slowing down the runaway global heating extinction emergency. Then we must save and salvage as much of humanity and the best of our civilization as we can, hoping that someday we will learn from the climate collapse. Hopefully, then there can be a Great Global Rebirth.

    We must push our governments to mobilize and enforce the critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. This is the only thing left that will slow down the already unfolding extinction and collapse process, so some of humanity can survive. 

    Click here for the most effective way to get our governments to save the future from accelerating climate change. 

    Click here to see the best way and possibly the only way left (with the remaining time left to save humanity) to get our governments to do what is needed.

    Next, help yourself and humanity by starting one of the four parts of the Job One for Humanity Climate and Global Crises Resilience Plan best suited to you and your choices above. Everyone can find something to do and contribute in this plan.

    And finally, we do have many helpful suggestions here for people who choose Option One. We also have survival preparation and adaptation recommendations for anyone who chooses Option Two both here and in the Members section of our website.

     

    Check the other options below:

    Action 1: Force Our Governments to ACT

    Action 2: Start the preparations and adaptations needed

    Action 3: Accept runaway global heating extinction and climate collapse

    Action 4: Combine elements from the three strategies


  • Option 4: Many people combine or customize various elements from the other decision strategies as time and resources permit

    Combine elements from all of the other the strategies

    People who choose this option, combine elements from all the other options to create the best solutions for themselves. Many people choose this hybrid option. And, like any of the other decisions, there is a fantastic sometimes hidden benefit for making ANY decision about the runaway global heating extinction emergency!

    It is now time to take the time to deepen whatever decision you have made concerning the runaway global heating extinction emergency. There is something magical about making any well-reasoned decision. It will release powers, potentials, and opportunities that would not appear had you not made this decision.

    "Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. 

    I have earned deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:

    Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it.

    Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!"

    William H. Murray

     

    Check the other options below:

    Action 1: Force Our Governments to ACT

    Action 2: Start the preparations and adaptations needed 

    Action 3: Accept runaway global heating extinction and climate collapse

    Action 5: Here is what Job One for Humanity has decided 


  • Option 3: Some individuals have decided to simply accept runaway global heating extinction and climate collapse and not become activists

    Accepting or believing that global heating total extinction and climate collapse is inevitable

    Their goal is simple. Because they believe the above statement, these individuals want to use the remaining time that is still relatively stable to live as meaningfully and as enjoyably as possible. 

    They may have also decided to live within a smaller, more controllable, and sustainable life scale. These new life patterns are because they believe that the bigger life-scale of global collapse and extinction is entirely out of their control.

    They may also think that pushing our governments to immediately and radically reduce global fossil fuel use at this late stage is a waste of their time, energy, and resources. 

    Instead, they want to use their remaining time and environmental stability to put their affairs in order and start living their remaining dreams or "bucket lists."

    In one way or another, individuals who choose Option three have decided that now is the perfect time to drop out of the modern "consume and waste" rat race. For them, it is time to tune in to what is truly important with their remaining time! 

    Younger people who have chosen this option may also decide that it is not ethical to have more children. This no children decision is because they know what we face, and there is a high probability their children will have very painful, very short lives. 

    If you are one of those who chose option three, then in addition to the Part 1 emergency preparation actions of the Job One Plan, Part 2 of the Job One Plan is designed to help you live and adapt to a more sustainable lifestyle for as long as we have left. 

    But, before you make this major decision, click here to discover why total human extinction is not realistic or probable, and the very worst humanity will experience is near-total extinction (50 to 90+% of humanity going extinct. 

    This page may convince you that "all is not lost," and we all still need to work together to save and salvage everything we can of humanity and our civilization while there is still time to reduce the suffering and death. 

     

    Check the other options below: 

    Action 1: Force Our Governments to ACT

    Action 2: Start the preparations and adaptations needed 

    Action 4: Combine elements from the three strategies

    Action 5: Here is what Job One for Humanity has decided 


  • Many Individuals also decide to start the needed preparations and adaptations to survive runaway global heating for as long and as comfortably as possible.

    Prepare yourself for the runaway global heating

    The drive to survive at all costs is very powerful in our species. 

    Part 1 of the Job One for Humanity Climate and Global Heating Resilience Plan was designed primarily to help people who choose Option 2 make the needed emergency preparations and survival adaptations. 

    Individuals who choose to survive as long as possible might also relocate to safer global heating lands. They might also form or join a sustainable eco-community. (This community will have their back as things worsen and help them produce what is necessary as distribution networks stall or collapse.)

    People who choose this option also may see the many global warming survival benefits worth taking the chance to survive longer through careful and wise emergency preparation and adaptation. They may even believe that if they can survive they can become one of the co-creators of a Great Global Rebirth

    While individuals who chose Option 2 are preparing and adapting for climate collapse, they may also be doing everything else to get their governments to finally enforce the life-critical 2025 global fossil fuel targets. 

     

    Check the other actions below:

    Action 1: Force Government to ACT

    Action 3: Accept global heating extinction and climate collapse

    Action 4: Combine elements from the three strategies

    Action 5: Here is what Job One for Humanity has decided 


  • Option 1: Many individuals will decide to go all-in to "force" our governments to get close to save us from runaway global heating

    Force Our Governments to ACT

    Individuals who choose this option see this as our last, honest, and effective way to save humanity. 

    As more individuals, groups, and notably the wealthiest 1% of individuals worldwide realize they are fighting for their survival, maybe our governments will listen to them before it is too late. Perhaps our governments will eventually mobilize (these critical and practical actions) and enforce the drastic global fossil fuel reductions needed. 

    Many individuals who have made this choice realize that anyone who understands what is coming would NOT want to survive through the coming climate mega-catastrophes. The suffering, financial loss, and death as runaway global heating accelerates will be unbearable! 

    Because they understand the global heating future, they see no other choice other than to go all-in and ensure our governments bring this emergency under control.

    Our organization honors the courage and sacrifice of all individuals who choose this first Option 1. 

    If you are one of these individuals, click here for a new way we have found to get our governments to save the future from climate change. 

    In this article, you can discover the sequenced consequences and the suffering, loss, and trauma that awaits us unless we get our governments to enforce the 2025 global fossil fuel targets.

    Click here to see how we can convince the 1% to save us by saving themselves. (People who chose option one often also see the many potential global warming survival benefits of this last-ditch effort.)

     

    Check the other actions below:

    Action 2: Start the preparations and adaptations needed 

    Action 3: Accept runaway global heating extinction and climate collapse

    Action 4: Combine elements from the three strategies

    Action 5: Here is what Job One for Humanity has decided 


  • published What to do 2022-04-26 17:21:23 -0700

    What to do

    Protect yourself and help fix climate change with the practical Job One For Humanity action plan