Part 4 of the Job One for Humanity Plan, Scenario 3
(Please note: Scenario One and Scenario Two of this Part 4 of the Job One for Humanity Plan are considerably more likely to be successful in getting our politicians to act to save the future from our global warming extinction emergency. Please read Scenarios One and Two before reading the Scenario Three materials below! Scenario One and Two are found here.
Part 4 of our plan is more focused more on getting the collective actions of the global warming emergency done, but directly or indirectly it too will also improve some of the 12 other critical global challenges we currently face.)
This is Part 4, Scenario Three of the Job One for Humanity Plan to slow and lessen global warming and prevent a mass human, animal, and biological species extinction event from occurring within our lifetimes. Part 4 includes three scenarios as well as many tools for individuals to use who currently do not have a direct personal or corporate influence on their politicians. It also provides many creative tactics that might help them indirectly influence their local, regional, or national politicians.
The tactics in Scenarios One and Two found in the previous link are far more likely to succeed. We also fully recognize that the tactics in this Part 4 of the Job One Plan, Scenario Three represents a long shot and desperate last chance strategy that has a low probability of success unless you are directly connected to someone with political power and you have a way to influence them to take action.
At this point, what other choices do we have other than to try almost anything legal? The global warming extinction-evoking tipping point stakes are high and desperate as well. If you have little influence on individuals in power and you do not want to attempt the longer-shot actions recommended in Scenario Three below, no-one will think the less of you.
Part 4 does contain essential reading for all individuals who do have a direct influence on their politicians It includes extensive information on why many wealthy individuals, corporations, and nations will want to help us solve this emergency. Why the world's wealthy will eventually get active to help solve the global warming extinction emergency (because it has become in their self-interest,) is worth the read below on this page.
Introduction to Part 4 of the Job One Plan, Scenario Three
To prevent a mass human, animal, and biological species extinction event within our lifetimes, we must be successful or get very close to reaching the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. To reach those challenging targets we must influence our politicians and do two things:
1. get them to understand why the 2025 global targets are correct, and
2. get them to understand the endless horrors of what will happen if they do not pass the needed verifiable and enforceable new laws or treaties. (These new laws are described fully in Part 3 of the Job One Plan.)
We do not have enough time left (before 2025) to do almost anything other than to get to the politicians to make and change the needed laws and to get them enforced yesterday!
We definitely do not have enough time left for wasting time on tactics or strategies that do not directly or indirectly influence the world's politicians so they act immediately. If we do not convince them that they, their children, and everything they love will be lost if they do not act now to protect themselves, us, and the future, we will fail!
We will be ok, if you keep these two operational truths in mind and we do not waste time on tactics that will not get to our politicians in time to turn this monster emergency around.
Please, do not be like many individuals and organizations who think that frantically re-arranging the deck chairs on the sinking "Titanic" will somehow save them. All it takes is --- directly steering away from the iceberg.
How is it possible to steer the "Titanic" of accelerating global warming away from crashing into the iceberg that will sink it?
You're probably still wondering how anyone without direct influence on our politicians will ever be able to get global warming emergency declarations issued. You are probably also wondering how you can ensure that we meet the global fossil fuel reductions as required by the 2025 targets.
You are probably questioning how you can ensure that our national leaders immediately convene a special meeting to pass all the needed verifiable and enforceable new laws or treaties, (as described fully in Part 3 of the Job One Plan.)
To correctly answer these questions, we needed to find creative indirect influence workarounds where you can have an influencing effect on:
a. The largest corporations, ultra-wealthy individuals, celebrities, and philanthropists, which also have a real direct influence on our politicians.
b. Our major religious, moral, and ethical opinion leaders may also have a direct influence on our politicians.
We will need creative indirect influence and leverage solutions that bypass our current individual lack of direct influence. We will need to use whatever we do have innovatively.
The core concepts and actions to do or overcome behind Part four of Job One's creative indirect influence solutions of Scenario Three are:
a. We need to contact and demand our personal religious, moral, and ethical leaders join the crusade to save humanity and civilization from extinction by doing two important that things they are well-qualified to do.
1. They must lead and amplify the demand for our governments to ensure that we hit the critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. And if we fail to meet the 2025 global targets,
2. They must lead the demand as well as use their religious, moral and ethical influence to insure migration lottery transparency and that all peoples, cultures, ethnicities, gender preferences, and religions are fairly and justly represented in any lotteries for migration to the very limited areas in the global warming safer zones.
Anything you can do to educate any contacts you have that are religious, moral, and ethical leaders to get these individuals to publicly and vehemently demand the needed fossil fuel reductions is critically essential to the needed mass mobilization for success.
b. Our political systems have been so influenced and "corrupted" so disproportionately by the financial incentives and special interests of ultra-wealthy corporations and ultra-wealthy individuals, that the educated or informed will of the people, as well as the general well-being of the public, is no longer effective enough in directly influencing the will of the politicians to act in the best interests of the public within the extremely short time periods of global warming reduction action now needed.
Not only do the world's wealthiest corporations and individuals own the world's politicians, but they also own most of the world's media, which currently informs and educates the public in cleverly biased ways which are most aligned to and supportive of the goals and profits of those corporations and individuals.
c. We need to educate the world's wealthiest corporations, individuals, and philanthropies that they are the most responsible parties for the current global warming extinction emergency for numerous reasons described below.
d. We need to educate the world's wealthiest corporations, philanthropies and individuals that they too will certainly also lose everything if they do not initiate and drive to completion the radical 2025 fossil fuel 3eduction actions needed (Part 3 of the Job One Plan,) to save the future. We need to convince these entities there is no long-term safe location for them to hide from the nightmare that is coming --- no matter how much money they have or no matter where they move.
Once they finally see that truth, they will begin to act out of their own selfish self-preservational instincts and because of their powerful and well-financed drive for their own self-preservation and retaining their vast wealth, the rest of us will be preserved as well. It's that simple!
d. There is no one else besides the world's wealthiest corporations, individuals and philanthropies that have an adequate amount of influence needed to get the politicians to immediately enact the new needed enforceable laws and treaties necessary. (In Part 3 of the Job One Plan we did mention national intelligence agencies, but they have a far more limited political influence than our wealthiest corporations, individuals and philanthropies.)
To help you see the value of the following creative indirect influence workarounds to get our mega-corporations, ultra-wealthy individuals and philanthropists to enact the critical governmental action described in Part 3 of the Job One Plan, it is necessary to begin with a discussion of who is really most responsible to fix the escalating global warming extinction emergency. After that, we will make detailed action suggestions for what you as an individual (or as a group,) can potentially do in this area.
Why the world's wealthiest corporations, individuals and philanthropies are the most responsible for the escalating global warming extinction emergency and saving us from extinction...
In both moral and practical terms, the world’s wealthiest corporations, individuals and philanthropies are the most responsible to fix our current global warming nightmare.
When we talk about who is responsible for global warming, we need to think about it in two distinct ways—moral or ethical responsibility (climate justice as it is often called) and practical responsibility (someone who has the responsibility and can do something about it).
Moral and ethical responsibility is a relatively simple concept:
The more you created or contributed to the problem, the greater your moral responsibility for fixing it.
The moral or ethical responsibility for resolving global warming lies proportionately with those corporations, nations, wealthiest individuals and philanthropies that have directly or indirectly helped to create the fossil fuel burning global warming problem since the First Industrial Revolution in the 1880s. While this is morally true, in practical terms it presents a considerable challenge.
We could spend many more decades (which we do not have,) trying to determine or litigate the proper proportion of moral and ethical global warming responsibility for every nation, corporation, and individual on earth. Next, we would have to try to enforce that moral and ethical responsibility on the nations, corporations, and individuals all over the planet. This alone could take many decades if it could even be done.
This presents another imposing dilemma. Because many of these individuals, corporations, and nations have varying and frequently conflicting cultural, religious, or other value criteria and definitions for responsibility, morality, ethics, and justice, finding some kind of agreed-upon determination of the common and universal meaning of moral and ethical responsibility is all but impossible within the dwindling time window for meaningful control we need.
In other words, as wonderful, fair, and reasonable as it sounds to simply enforce moral and ethical responsibility proportionately on all of the creators of global warming to achieve true climate justice, the practicality nightmare is that we could still be arguing about implementing such enforcement issues many decades from now long after we have tumbled past our current state of irreversible global warming into extinction.
If we can't successfully take a moral and ethical responsibility approach to solve the global warming extinction emergency in the time that is left, we need to find another approach. Job One proposes a practical responsibility approach.
Practical responsibility in the context of global warming is defined by several factors:
- Who has enough influence and power to create the verifiable and enforceable global warming remedial laws or treaties in time to slow and lessen the 20 worst consequences of our current state of irreversible global warming and slow extinction?
- Who has the most to gain or lose?
- Who has good reasons for also bearing at least some additional moral and ethical responsibility?
- What will take into practical account the unbearable reality that we do not have enough time left to bottom-up educate the masses of humanity about the incredibly complex and difficult issues of global warming as a complex adaptive climate system? We also do not have enough time left to slowly build political will person-by-person from the bottom up until the growing public will finally demand that its self-interested politicians create these critical new laws or treaties.
So this then leads us to the 600-trillion-dollar question: Who has the greatest practical responsibility for resolving global warming? You and I as average individuals do have a moral and ethical responsibility for global warming to the degree that we have contributed to it in our lifetimes, but we do not hold much effective practical responsibility for resolving it, as we have so little real influence in the necessary areas.
Because the United Nations, the IPCC, and our national governments have failed so horribly over the last 30+ years, the 6 key entities that now bear the greatest practical responsibility for resolving the global warming extinction emergency in order of highest influence priority they are:
- the world's wealthiest corporations, (pay and the those named in number two and three below have the most immediate and powerful influence over the politicians and actions of the nations of the world,)
- the world's wealthiest individuals,
- the world’s intelligence agencies (as discussed in the Job one plan,)
- the world's wealthiest nations,
- the philanthropies of the world
- the world's wealthiest celebrities,
To explain the reasons for this, we must first explain what this does not mean. We are not talking about the world's wealthiest corporations, individuals, nations, philanthropies or celebrities individually setting up new companies and/or research projects to find new technological and non-technological solutions to global warming. That will never work in time without globally enforceable and verifiable warming reduction laws or new treaties and a global Fee and Dividend program already in place.
This also does not mean that the world's wealthiest corporations, individuals, nations, philanthropies, and celebrities cannot privately invest in global warming remedial solutions; it just means we can't exclusively or primarily rely on their individual or private wealth to solve the global warming problem. That being said, there is successful experience in the world's wealthiest corporations et al can bring to the table to help national governments plan and execute the largest energy generation transition project in human history.
As far as the world's wealthiest celebrities are concerned, their importance in educating the masses about the seriousness of the emergency and the necessity of the changes we must all endure cannot be overestimated. The celebrities of the world command the attention needed to be successful.
We also have to be diligent
From many experiences over the last 30 years, we have learned that some of the world's wealthiest corporations, individuals and nations greenwash their political and profit-making activities to make themselves look like good citizens while not actually doing anything. Their real motivation for the greenwashing remains to increase profits, often in some other area of their existing carbon-polluting activities. For more information on greenwashing, see this article by Tim McDonnell.
Greenwashing allows wealthy corporations, individuals and nations to look like good global citizens in public while continuing to do business and pollute as usual. In the Job One collective action steps we steer away from this fatal flaw that, unfortunately, too many previous big environmental groups have embarrassingly fallen prey to.
Wealthy corporations, individuals and nations should not be allowed to greenwash. Rather they need to be educated and inspired to use their influence and control to get the politicians of their respective nations to enact the necessary global warming remedial laws or treaties previously mentioned. If they try to greenwash with insincere and hypocritical actions, they need to be exposed.
While not ignoring the greenwashing risk—in fact, being vigilant about it instead—it’s still true that the world's wealthiest corporations, individuals, nations, and celebrities without a doubt have the necessary influence and control to get the attention and/or compliance of the world's political leaders to create and enforce the new laws or treaties that must be enacted if we are going to survive.
The reason they should or will want to use that influence is that they are the ones who have the most to gain or lose. These wealth-endowed entities control 90 percent or more of the world's wealth and assets. They do in fact have the very most to gain or lose as escalating global warming continues, the consequences of irreversible global warming worsen and extinction looms closer.
As we move into more of the 20 worst consequences of irreversible global warming, millions and then hundreds of millions of their customers, citizens and fans (not to mention themselves) will begin to suffer and die. First weak and then stronger national economies will begin to crash. As national economies crash, so will governments.
Normal corporate business as we have known it will become impossible to conduct because the safe, stable, and consistent environment needed for any kind of reliable and continuous manufacturing, supply distribution, retail, or other business operations will be so unpredictable and so disrupted that maintaining a continually profitable business of any kind will be all but impossible. Over the next 30 years, so many customers of corporations and the ultra-wealthy will die (hundreds of millions to billions,) or have no available assets due to trying to survive a continuous crisis that remaining profitable or maintaining one's wealth will also be, all but impossible. Irreversible global warming is a no-win game for everyone, no matter how much wealth you have, but it will be particularly devastating for the ultra-wealthy individuals and corporations.
Here's another shocker! Wealthy corporations, individuals, philanthropies, and celebrities are already buying land and facilities in northern countries, but eventually, they will not be safe there as well.
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.
Eventually, even the private security companies of the ultra-wealthy corporations, individuals, and celebrities will eventually turn against their affluent bosses, realizing that they now live in a late-phase Climageddon Scenario world where only firepower and military-style personal training determine survival, final ownership, and safety. Worse yet, and 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 anyone who they believe knew about the escalating global warming extinction emergency and had the influence or resources to address it, but did not. Those individuals and corporations of great wealth will most certainly lose all of their power and their resources in the massive global backlash of anger and punishment 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 punishment for their gross global warming crimes of omission against the survival of the whole of humanity.
Things will be even worse for wealthy corporations, individuals or celebrities who act in ways to profit from the escalating global warming catastrophes, real estate, and market crashes, and the coming other 20 worst consequences as they are unfolding. When those wealthy individuals or corporations are identified by the enraged climagee survivors for their unconscionable commissions and omissions, it is highly likely that ALL of their wealth will be removed from them as well as from all of their trusts, secret bank accounts, businesses and heirs for their crimes against humanity and the future. It is highly likely that such responsible individuals will be put into hard labor camps for the rest of their natural lives.
Please do not mistake that the Job One organization is promoting any form of an individual survivor or group vengeance against wealthy corporations, individuals or celebrities in any way whatsoever or at any time! All we are disclosing here is that the most probable and natural anger reactions by surviving individuals who have suffered unthinkable consequences and have probably lost everyone and everything they loved. Our organization promotes and believes only in the peaceful execution of fair and equitable justice by impartial individuals, properly constructed courts and the rule of law.
As an organization, we hold that what is transpiring now (allowing global warming to worsen to near extinction levels beyond recovery for all but a few in less than centuries) is ultimately a matter of ignorance. Global warming is incredibly difficult to understand in the first place, but the ignorance of personal greed or excessive comforts being valued over the common well-being of society makes solving this challenge even worse. We only mention the highly probable outcomes for those ultra-wealthy individuals and corporations who act to make matters worse or fail to act when they should act to educate about the problem and in the hope that through this education, the ultra-wealthy individuals and corporations will wake up and, we never go down such a dark path.
We also hold that to punish ultra-wealthy individuals or corporations by unjust and unlawful vengeful acts by distraught or impassioned climagees is also ultimately a wrong act of ignorance. For one would have to be just as ignorant of global warming causes, human history, human nature and most importantly the critical role a fair and equal justice administered impartially to ever unlawfully punish without due process those who have caused to global warming extinction emergency or allowed it to continue by their omissions.
There is one last issue with billionaires and ultra-wealthy corporations. They almost always try to change the real change that you are trying to achieve --- to their benefit! In part, they do this by putting agenda control as well as content and strategy restrictions on their help. Many times they will want to join your board of directors or have their people on your board.
The will try incessantly to change your goals and tactics so that they cleverly maintain their current position of power and advantage and the general status quo. When you working with them be firm. Make sure they understand that they are joining you and your movement to do REAL good in the world. You are not joining them. They will be treated like any other non-ultra-wealthy contributor or volunteer. It is their privilege to be doing their part to save our future like the rest of us.
It gets even worse for the world’s wealthiest corporations, individuals, and philanthropies trying to hide in the temporarily safe zones
As if the proceeding was not enough to convince the world's wealthiest corporations, individuals, philanthropies, and celebrities they need to do everything they can to slow and lessen global warming so they will survive, there is still more. The fate of those who migrate to the temporarily safe global warming zones near the 45th parallel north or south will also have to deal with four other devastating realities:
- Decommissioning hundreds of nuclear reactors in global warming unsafe zones between the 45th parallel north and south which will no longer be able to be kept secure or maintained by stable or functioning governments. If these nuclear reactors meltdown or go critical, it will not matter where you are in the world. No location will be safe from fallout and radiation that will go on for centuries! (On a lesser note, the same holds true for all toxic chemicals and biological and chemical weapons stored within the global warming unsafe zones. Once those zones are generally abandoned, these commodities will slowly leak out and affect areas far beyond their original locations.)
- How to solve the critical food production issue above the 45th parallel north or below the 45th parallel south where the soil quality and seasonal sunlight will be grossly inadequate using traditional or existing methods to grow enough food for the massive migrating populations.
- If the northern countries do not allow enough 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 occur in the far north or far south because of unknown pathogens released from the melting permafrost (which humanity has never seen before) as well as from the existing pathogens that are always mutating.
- How to quickly move enough of the world’s key infrastructure for modern civilization to continue into the global warming safe zones above the 45th parallel north or below the 45th parallel south. All of this must be done within about one to two decades using the relative stability which many parts of the world will still have while global warming escalates.
At some point, even the world's wealthiest corporations, individuals, philanthropies and celebrities will recognize their money and power won't save them from this monster. They will realize that we either cooperate and work together or die together.
They will understand that the consequences of our current out of control global warming will last from centuries to thousands of years. They will understand that at this point, all we can do is slow and lessen it enough so that some of us will survive as long as we do not let carbon parts per million in the atmosphere cross 600 ppm.
As of March 2018, we are at 408 ppm carbon. Once we cross the carbon 500 ppm level, ALL ice and ALL glaciers on Earth will go into complete meltdown.
Crossing the carbon 500 ppm threshold has happened repeatedly in Earth's geological history. When this occurred, the sea level inevitably rose to the 70 meters (230 feet) range. At our current annual carbon ppm emission rates, we will reach this catastrophic carbon 500 ppm range by 2042.
If we cross that carbon level of 500 ppm, our average global temperature will soar to 4°C (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit). At 4°C, a large portion of humanity will die of starvation (or of increased heat's other related consequences), and governments and societies will begin collapsing in many areas of the world.
If we cross the carbon 500 ppm battle line, we will continue crossing more of the 11 critical global warming tipping points within the climate’s many systems and subsystems, at an even faster rate. Because of this and other factors, it is highly probable we will reach carbon 600 ppm within 25-30 years.
The carbon 600 ppm level will raise the average global temperature to 5°C (9 degrees Fahrenheit) and will initiate gigaton massive methane releases from ocean coastal shelves and permafrost. Because methane is 86 times more potent than carbon as a greenhouse gas, this will once again rapidly spike average global temperatures and bring about the extinction of most of humanity.
As we reach the carbon 500 and 600 ppm levels, we will cross into the most dangerous phases of the Climageddon Scenario model for predicting future climate changes with all of its unconscionable 20 worst consequences.
The timeless concept of noblesse oblige and the responsibility of the world's wealthiest corporations and individuals regarding the global warming extinction emergency
Another component of their moral and ethical obligation resides within the concept of “wealth obliges,” similar to the old French concept of noblesse oblige. The updated concept of noblesse oblige also implies the moral and ethical obligation that possessing great wealth extends beyond mere economic influence, comforts, and privileges. It also requires the person or entity who holds such status to take on reasonable and rational social and leadership responsibilities to promote and protect the common well-being. Under this updated concept that wealth obliges, the world's wealthiest nations, corporations, individuals and celebrities are in fact more morally and ethically bound to act and lead.
Two Last Factors
- The world’s wealthiest corporations, individuals, and celebrities have good reasons for bearing more moral and ethical responsibility. This is because they have caused measurably more fossil fuel pollution in the creation and maintenance of their vast wealth than any of the rest of us and because they continue to use vastly more fossil fuels in the maintenance of their current jet-setting luxury lifestyles and business activities.
- There isn’t enough time for anyone else with the required sufficient immediate influence over the world’s politicians to remedy the situation. Yes, we really are out of time.
We should have started making the necessary changes 30 years ago. Now there is no one else available with the necessary levels of immediate controlling influence over self-interested politicians than the world's wealthiest corporations, individuals, and celebrities.
To solve escalating global warming before we cross more global warming tipping points, we need to act at levels of effective coordinated global action and mobilize as we’ve never seen before in human history. We simply do not have adequate time left to build a movement of individual citizens from the bottom up as was done in the past to influence our politicians to pass the new laws or treaties to resolve this rapidly escalating emergency.
If you are not one of the world’s wealthiest corporations, individuals, philanthropies and celebrities and you are not a high-ranking member of an intelligence agency cognizant of the damage being created, you now know you are not the one who is primarily responsible to fix this mess. With that in mind, let's explore what you are responsible for getting done by seeing the challenge in a new way.
A Possible Way for You to Help Get Verifiable and Enforceable Global Warming Laws or Treaties Passed
If we are going to solve this global warming extinction emergency, we have to let go of old solutions that no longer work in the unique circumstances and time limitations we now face. We must surrender all such illusions or die.
Only a top-down solution that begins with the immediate enactment of verifiable and enforceable national and international laws or treaties that will get us to achieve the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets will save humanity and civilization. There's really no other way to say it. The far superior access, influence, and control of the world's wealthiest corporations, individuals and celebrities have the best chance of saving us from extinction.
The power of self-interest
Politicians and governments are highly susceptible to the influence of the world's wealthiest individuals, corporations, and celebrities as evidenced by the lavish ongoing favors, subsidies, and special interest laws they have passed—actions which greatly favor wealthy individuals and corporations over the interests of common citizens and our collective well-being.
We can count on the deep evolutionary truth of driving self-interest. The world's richest nations, corporations, individuals, and celebrities will want to save themselves and their futures first when they finally realize that escalating global warming is a no-win game for their nations businesses, themselves, and their heirs. All we have to do is thoroughly convince the politicians of the world that this really is a no-win game and they will save us as they save themselves first.
Because of this, it is now our individual and collective job to repeatedly and compellingly work to convince the world's wealthiest individuals, corporations, and celebrities that it is also in their highest self-interest to embrace our cause as their own. This means motivating them, in turn, to convince the politicians to immediately enact the necessary laws or treaties to resolve the global warming extinction emergency and to sustain this lobbying until they are successful.
Almost all of us know someone who has these connections. Accordingly, we have to use what we have to reach those who can save us.
If we fail to do what we can do to educate and motivate those who have the power to immediately remedy this situation, there is no long-term or viable real backup “Plan B” here. If the world’s wealthiest nations, individuals, corporations, and celebrities don't turn this Titanic of a disaster immediately away from the iceberg of crossing more tipping points, all will be lost in the ensuing climate meltdown and chaos.
But unfortunately, there's more bad news. Only the smallest percentage of the world's wealthiest individuals, corporations and philanthropies will lead the rapid global transition out of fossil fuels and into green energy generation
It's important to qualify the preceding statement. It will not be all of the world’s wealthiest individuals and corporations. It will only be a very small percentage of them.
This reality was recently expressed in a new book called Winners Take All, The elite charade of changing the world. Its author Anand Giridharadas presents rational arguments and plenty of hard-to-refute documentation about how delete are co-opting social change movements with their money and influence to protect their own power, water down the changes needed or, slow down the necessary changes.
“For when elites assume leadership of social change, they are able to reshape what social change is — above all, to present it as something that should never threaten winners,” he writes. At best, the book makes the compelling case that of all the ultra-wealthy corporations, individuals in philanthropies only the rarest and fewest of them are actually working effectively for the common good.
This means that the possibility of getting the ultra-wealthy individuals, corporations and philanthropies is a very big longshot at best. This also means that the only thing that will be effective with the ultra-wealthy is to educate them that escalating global warming is truly a no-win game for them and, that no matter how much money they have, they will not be able to buy themselves out of the horrible consequences coming for them, their children and their estates!
There is little doubt that this will be a very difficult job for some very dedicated people with the time, resources and hopefully some access.
There are many other reasons for how hard the task of finding that very small percentage will be. Approximately a third to a quarter of all of the world's wealthiest corporations and individuals derive their wealth from fossil fuel-related operations and industries. They are not going to give out that wealth or watch it dissipate without a long drawn-out fight.
The bit of good news here is that 2/3 to 3/4 of the rest of the world's wealthiest individuals and corporations do not derive the greatest portion of their wealth from fossil fuels or fossil fuel-related industries. This means that they will not want to see their wealth destroyed as global warming escalates beyond any controllable level. This also means they will have considerably more resources and far greater numbers to defeat the counter efforts of those unwise wealthy individuals and corporations who obstinately link their futures to a rapidly dying industry.
To start all we have to do is communicate to those two-thirds of the world's wealthiest individuals and corporations that their lives, futures, and financial survival depends upon overriding any and all well funded counter efforts to stop the rapid transition to 100% green energy generation. By wisely targeting the two-thirds, we will hopefully find within that group the very small percentage that will actually work for the common good (and ultimately their own good) rather than primarily their own good as described in the new book, Winners Take All, The elite charade of changing the world.
We must never forget what was said by Oscar Wilde more than a century ago about wealthy slaveholders trying hard to improve society. “Just as the worst slave-owners were those who were kind to their slaves, and so prevented the horror of the system being realized by those who suffered from it, and understood by those who contemplated it, so, in the present state of things in England, the people who do most harm are the people who try to do most good."
This tactic we can use on the ultra-wealthy is an ironic turnabout. Since time immemorial, the world's wealthiest individuals have been playing other classes or groups against each other to forward their own interests. This time, we, as the general public are doing it to them, not for private gain, but to protect and preserve everyone's ultimate self-interest.
The supporting action steps found below will help us begin educating the world's wealthiest individuals, corporations, and celebrities about the many deadly reasons why they will want to lead the call for an emergency meeting of world leaders and push for new enforceable and verifiable laws or treaties to truly resolve the escalating global warming extinction emergency. Hopefully, we will find the few that will actually help us survive. The following supporting action steps will make the critical collective actions of Part 3 of the Job One Plan potentially possible and successful.
(Special Update in progress. We will be adding Scenario One and Scenario Two tactics shortly!)
Here are the supporting indirect action steps of Scenario Three that can help get the Job One Plan Part 3 done
You're now ready to see how we may be able to resolve the greatest evolutionary challenge in the history of humanity --- the global warming extinction emergency. In the rest of this document, you will find our other creative options sequenced and prioritized for optimizing the maximum possible indirect influence and leverage needed to achieve the critical governmental action steps of the Job One Plan found in Part 3.
Job One for Humanity is a small all-volunteer organization. We do not have anywhere close to enough volunteers to get all of the following done. So this is where you come in.
You are the Jedi knights that the world now needs to heal and save itself.
If you do not act, it will not get done.
You are one of the few who have found the life and future-critical information on this page and our website.
Having knowledge implies having some responsibility for what you now know.
Now that you have this knowledge, you also are co-responsible.
Join with Job One's volunteer staff, members, and others to do something good.
If you are a metaphysical type, consider this global warming extinction emergency knowledge as a personal "calling" from the Earth, its creatures, future generations, and their originating Source to join with others and fix this --- before it is too late!
The global warming extinction emergency has put us all under extreme and imminent threat and at the highest possible risk level short of an impending nuclear attack.
Do whatever you can to self-organize your self, others, and get the necessary resources to get the following action steps done. (Being self-organizing also means being self-responsible for your actions.)
If you are going to make Utube videos, please send us a link to your video, a brief description, and its target audience. We will add it to our video webpage(s) so others can see it and be inspired.
You can begin any listed action step below in any order that you feel will work best for your current desires and circumstances. When done with that action step, select your next action step the same way.
And finally, be sure to share any successes you have on the action steps below with us at manage@JobOneforHumanity.org and at our member's success page here. That way, others can learn from your success and genius, and we can resolve this emergency even faster!
Scenario Three Section 1: The faster, more urgent, public and indirect influence action steps for individuals or businesses
Supporting Action Step A: Create your own Utube educational videos that get those who should be acting busy.
Desperate times call for creative, humorous and loving out-of-the-box measures. If you have the bravado, make YouTube videos or even create your own Utube channel. These videos could humorously and lovingly "call out" politicians and ultra-wealthy individuals, corporations, philanthropies, and celebrities. You could call them out for not doing their part in getting our politicians to push forward on the 2025 targets or the action steps of Part 3 of the Job One plan.
Be creative and make them fun to view but still effective. Create numerous factual and compelling video arguments from what you are reading above and elsewhere on this website. Convince these groups and individuals that they must use their far, far greater direct influence to get our politicians to act or no one will make it.
Become a respectful disruptor described in this link. Make your videos tell this critical story and evoke action!
Call out and creatively challenge any individual or groups that persist in providing incorrect information on global warming. Call them out in real but loving ways if they fail to go public on ending the global warming extinction emergency before it is too late.
If you do this with passion, creativity, and humor, you could have millions learning from your videos and your targets getting busy helping to reach the 2025 targets. These kinds of actions will bring us another valuable step closer to reaching the 2025 targets.
Don't forget to mention the pesky and greedy fossil fuel industry in your videos. Talk openly about their short-sighted efforts to sell more fossil fuel to make more money --- even if it kills most everyone on earth within our lifetimes, including them and their children within their lifetimes.
And finally, always say somewhere in your video that the materials in your video represent your humble opinions. In the US, as long as something is clearly labeled as a personal opinion, you cannot be successfully sued for saying any opinion or sharing it.
In the US, suing to silence an adversary is, a tactic often used. If you say the video is "in your humble opinion, (IMHO) and someone sues you in the US; their suit will be ruled frivolous. And, you will likely be awarded significant monetary damages because the lawsuit was frivolous.
If you do make a video for Youtube, be sure to let us know its Youtube location by emailing us at email@example.com This way, we can add it to our personal video warning list on the Job One website.
Supporting Action Step B:
Contact your local, national, and international religious leaders of all faiths. We need to implore them to use their considerable moral leverage on our political leaders to get them to:
a. begin educating the population as to the real danger of missing our 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets and,
b. if we fail to reach the 2025 targets, begin organizing the transfer of critical infrastructure and technology to the far north or far south as well as begin the migration of those willing high-risk individuals now in unsafe zones!
If we fail, the earth will be in a severe global warming extinction emergency and crisis. To prevent the social, economic, and political chaos from the Great Migration that will soon be underway, our governments have to look beyond their traditional concepts of borders.
They need to begin systematically moving infrastructure and technology and, wisely allowing in the billions of willing people who will eventually need to move, into the far north or the far south. This Great Migration will most assuredly occur on its own if it is not well-organized.
People will migrate as more and more people realize that the climate is destabilizing. Particularly so, once they recognize that it will continue to get worse for at least another 35-50 or more years and stay that way for hundreds to thousands of years.
There is an irony here. Many of the countries that have benefited most from fossil fuel use are those same countries in the far north that will temporarily be more habitable as global warming consequences continue to worsen. This means that there is a compelling moral, ethical and justice argument that because those countries have been both the greatest cause of the crisis and the greatest benefactors of the crisis, they must also take the greatest initiative in opening their borders and sharing their resources with the billions of willing people who will soon need to migrate.
It is our belief at Job One for Humanity that the most crucial job of the religious leaders of the world today is to make the spiritual, moral, ethical and equity arguments that our politicians must now also hear. We believe that once the religious leaders of the world realize what's coming and how their members and denominations will die and suffer in the chaos, they will be motivated to persistently bring up this crisis in their churches, temples, mosques, and synagogues and to the leaders of their nations.
It will be our religious leaders who also will continually remind us of the critical, transcendent, and inherent value of every human being. It does not matter what country that person may reside.
They will remind us that if we fail to hit the 2025 targets, every human being on earth has an equal right to live in and share the most habitable remaining areas, no matter what their wealth, religion, race, ethnicity, nation or gender. The religious leaders have a pivotal role to play as the global warming crisis unfolds and eventually works his way toward a rebalanced climate solution hundreds to thousands of years from now.
Our religious leaders need to send the above message to their congregations. More importantly, we need our religious leaders to use their powerful moral influence to compel our politicians to act and to make that difficult and critical sacrifices that are urgently needed to save our children and the future of our civilization.
Because there are no guarantees that we will succeed in slowing and lessening the now unavoidable consequences even by achieving the 2025 targets, this faith-based action step is one of the most important of all action steps that we need to take to save our civilization and humanity.
When you get large religious organizations to lobby local, regional, or national politicians demanding they act on the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, know that you have done a vital service for the future.
You also can do this by contacting the many cross-denominational groups like Interfaith Power and Light. Get them and similar groups to realize and promote the correct 2025 targets and what will happen if we miss these targets.
Supporting Action Step C: Create other Utube videos directed at celebrities to spread the message and activate those who should be acting
Celebrities can be useful in both spreading ideas and in having them influence politicians because of their celebrity access. Additionally, Utube videos can educate and creatively call out your favorite celebrities who are not bearing their celebrity responsibility in helping to educate and resolve this extinction crisis.
Dont be afraid of humorously calling out celebrity or their personal lifestyle excesses that use excess fossil fuels. Calling out public and flagrant excess with human and love is useful, especially when individuals living in all developed countries (including China and India,) have to be reducing their global fossil use by 75% (as described in the 2025 targets.)
Rich or poor in all developed countries we all still have to meet the same targets. No one gets a celebrity or billionare pass! T
Have fun. Be creative! Come up with your own video or other ideas on how we can use indirect influence to get the politicians to act in time. Do let us know how they worked. We are interested in any actions that will get us to meeting the 2025 targets.
If you do make a video for Youtube, be sure to let us know its Youtube location by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org This way, we can add it to our personal video warning list on the Job One website.
Scenario Three, Section 2: The slower, indirect influence actions steps requiring more people doing them and persistence
Supporting Action Step A:
Help Job One influence 1,000 of the world's wealthiest corporations through email and personal letters and other creative influence strategies.
The world’s wealthiest corporations are a good place to start to send your email and personal letters because they are:
- Among the single most influential sources that politicians respond to because of their Financial support. One might easily say in one way or another, that large wealthy corporations rule the governments that rule the world;)
- far more agile than governments in their ability to respond quickly to changing conditions;
- highly motivated to preserve and grow their businesses profits, as well as to secure both customer bases and markets;
- less constrained by national borders;
- better able to raise and control the expenditure of large sums of money;
- subject to stakeholder pressure if they do not respond to our initial letters and emails;
- always looking for projects that will enhance their brand’s reputation and goodwill in the eyes of the public. (As the global warming catastrophes continue escalating, any corporation helping to resolve this emergency will be viewed favorably by the public and negatively if not aiding the cause.)
The good news here is that some of the world's wealthiest corporations are already onboard and active in fighting global warming.
To help you with this step, there are long lists such as the Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 of the world's wealthiest corporations available online and at most public libraries.
Those corporations whose senior executives understand that losing this battle will quickly eradicate their customer base will help lead the way. They already know the day-to-day normal business and financial markets will hardly function in the later phases of the Climageddon Scenario.
Here's how to begin this wealthy corporation contact step. You do not need to have friends, family, or direct or indirect connections with any wealthy corporation to help in this action.
- You will find sample corporation letters here as well.)
Use the best letter writing advice given at the end of this section and send personal letters and emails. Directly ask them to:
- assist and facilitate calling the emergency meeting of world leaders,
- contact and pressure the politicians in their circles of influence to act now, and
- assist our often dysfunctional governments in the mass mobilization planning and implementation of the life-critical and lightning-fast transition from fossil fuels to green energy generation.
- assist and facilitate calling the emergency meeting of world leaders,
- Get them copies of Climageddon if you think it will help educate them.
If you do have friends, family, or direct or indirect personal connections with any wealthy corporations, use the same instructions as above using your contact information.
To help you with this, see our sample letters. This sample letter or email is the starting point for selling the most positive reasons for the world's wealthiest corporations to follow their own highest and most enlightened self-interests in ending escalating global warming. These letters also contain specifics on what we want to have happen to resolve global warming.
As with any letter, it is good to personalize and modify any sample “template” letters we have provided to have a better chance of effecting an impact. It's vital they not be seen as obvious "form letters." They should be personalized with appropriate recipient-related details, much like a cover letter to a potential employer, where the applicant demonstrates they took time to learn about the employer and his/her business. Use the suggestions for essential personalization given in the celebrity letter writing section above.
Wealthy corporations have so much power over politicians today that --- this is by far, the single most important action to get the governments of the world to enact the enforceable laws and penalties critically needed for the rapid transition from fossil fuels to green energy and to save humanity and the future! If large wealthy corporations tell the politicians that they must reduce global warming immediately, or they will not be financially supported and terrible things will happen to them when these mega-corporations fund their political opponents, these politicians will quickly bend to the will of the corporations' massive financial power, just as they are doing every day all over the world.
For all young social activists who read this step, this is where you need to focus the far greatest majority of your creative energy to get the big corporations (who have most of the politicians in their financial pockets,) to demand these politicians enact the laws we need (Part 3,) and that only governmental-driven fossil fuel reduction will achieve.
Never forget that if the world's largest and wealthiest corporations do not step-in and act to influence national politicians to enact the laws needed, it is very hard to see how we will be able to slow escalating global warming enough to save any part of humanity before we cross the catastrophe tipping points of carbon 500 and carbon 600 --- even in the far north!
How to personalize your corporation and other letters
Here are our suggestions for the essential personalization needed that can also be used in this and any of the other supportive action steps below:
- Spend the first part of the letter "connecting" with the recipient before talking about what you want as far as desired actions. In your unique introductory section, answer the reader’s question: Why should you care about this? If the reader then feels that sense of risk and responsibility that you connect him or her to, there is a much better chance they will read the requested actions with more interest. If you put these the other way around, you would lose the reader in most cases because they may think they have heard it all before.
- Offer some positive strokes to the recipient where possible. Who doesn't like hearing a compliment?
- You can still use our basic templates for about 80% of your letter content, but for the rest of your letter text, take some time to do the research based on the celebrity recipient.
- Always request that the recipient publicly express what they are doing or will do to help get the emergency meeting of world leaders called to enact the global warming reduction laws or treaties and indicate that you will interpret no public statement on the issue to be no action on their part.
- At the end of the letter, be sure to include a unique personal closing, your name, and your contact information. You may be surprised by who responds to your personal appeal.
- If the recipient you have contacted responds, don't forget to send a thank you and let the Job One for Humanity team know about your letter as well. We will put the most successful letters on our website or in our monthly newsletter to help motivate and inspire others.
Keep in mind that if you're going to go to the trouble of writing to any of the suggested recipients in Part 4, give it the best possible shot you can. Personal letters are far more effective than emails. If you are emailing, always use unique, non-trite subject titles so that “gatekeeper” support staff do not use automatic email filters to delete your expression of deep concern.
Once the recipient you’ve contacted takes a public stand against escalating global warming and uses their influence on the world’s politicians to help begin that emergency meeting to enact new global warming reduction laws or treaties, move on to contacting other celebrities.
Do not worry if they try to act like they're doing something and are really doing nothing. Once it becomes known that they are publicly saying they are doing something for global warming, it is highly probable the media and other watchdog individuals will verify that this is not just another greenwashing public relations tactic. If the wealthy corporations, individuals or others in Part 4 that you are contacting do not act to use their power and effective influence to help resolve this extreme threat to our common well-being, move to Action Step I below.
Supporting Action Step B:
Help Job One contact 1,000 of the world's wealthiest individuals through email and personal letters.
It is really not that hard. Some of the world's wealthiest individuals like Tom Steyer, the technology billionaire, are already onboard and active. There are long lists such as the Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 of the world's wealthiest individuals available online and at most public libraries.
Here's how to begin contacting the world's wealthiest individuals. You do not need to have friends, family, or direct or indirect personal connections with any wealthy individual to help in this action.
- You will find sample letters to wealthy individuals here as well.)
Use the best letter personal writing advice given earlier in the celebrity section and send personal letters and emails. Directly ask them to:
assist and facilitate the calling of an emergency meeting of world leaders, and
- contact and pressure the politicians in their circles of influence to act now.
- assist and facilitate the calling of an emergency meeting of world leaders, and
- Send them a copy of Climageddon if you think it will help educate them.
If you do have friends, family, or direct or indirect personal connections with any wealthy individuals, use the information above with those personal contacts.
Supporting Action Step C:
Help Job One maximize leverage by contacting the heads and staff of your nation’s intelligence agencies
If we want the politicians of the world to meet soon to declare a world global warming State of Emergency, pass the essential verifiable, and enforceable laws or treaties to save us in time as well as the other needed actions described previously, we have to maximize our influence leverage efforts by using a multi-pronged influence strategy. This includes:
- convincing the world's wealthiest individuals, corporations, and celebrities to lobby their politicians,
- getting the WTO and the IMF and other power centers to use their influence to facilitate and quickly convene the emergency meeting of the world’s political leaders, and
- ensure our national intelligence agencies take over global warming research, analysis, and reporting responsibilities and are actively educating our politicians (and the public) on all of the imminent and massive security and economic threats the escalating global warming extinction emergency poses to our world. (See Part 3 of the Job One Plan for the reasons why the powerful and credible influence of our intelligence agencies with politicians is a key part of our strategy to get the new laws or treaties needed to be passed in time.)
Do not doubt that there are many brilliant and courageous high-level analysts and executives within the world’s intelligence communities who already know much of what is in this book and its predictions for our future. Because of current political realities, they are restrained from speaking out. We need to give them the support and encouragement necessary for them to continue to champion the truth that will save all of our futures.
These brave individuals will have to fight through the opposing influence or resistance exerted by the fossil fuel industry, lobbyists, other vested interests, existing political partisanship or any fixed ideas and any antiquated systems or traditions within their agencies that would prevent them from credibly educating the politicians they serve before it is too late.
These brilliant and courageous individuals can never forget that not only is the future of their nation at stake, but the world’s future is also at stake. If they fail to convince their respective politicians about the truth and the full consequences of the escalating global warming extinction emergency, no one will survive the Climageddon Scenario’s later phases.
If the combined total influence of the world's wealthiest individuals, corporations, celebrities, and the world’s intelligence agencies is not able to convince our politicians to enact the needed enforceable and verifiable new laws or treaties, we will be facing the beginning of the end.
If you still need more convincing on why our national intelligence agencies must take the full risk analysis and progress tracking job from the United Nations, see Part 3 of the Job One Plan.
After you have done that, go to the Climageddon Book Support Navigation Center page and go to the link that is most concerned with supporting this action for additional information, updates, or actions. You may find intelligence agency sample letters there as well as a petition you can sign immediately.
Supporting Action Step D:
Help Job One contact 1,000 of the world's wealthiest celebrities through email and personal letters.
There are already many celebrities like James Cameron and Leonardo DiCaprio speaking out publicly, telling the world that we have to solve the global warming extinction emergency now. See this video clip by James Cameron and this article by Katie Kilkenny. In addition to being able to quickly educate massive audiences on the basics of the global warming extinction emergency and get more individuals involved, celebrities in areas like entertainment, sports, the media, etc., can also have immediate and effective influence in getting the necessary new global warming reduction laws or treaties passed.
Getting more celebrities to publicly come out, speak, and act against global warming as the largest single security threat and disruptor of the 21st century has important benefits in several areas:
- They are often friends with or attend functions given by the world’s wealthiest individuals, politicians, or senior executives of the world’s wealthiest corporations. Because of their celebrity, they have unique access to promote the benefits of resolving the global warming extinction emergency and advocate that the world’s wealthiest individuals, corporations, and celebrities use their access and influence on the world’s politicians to get the necessary laws or treaties passed.
- They also have the attention of and are a voice to billions of people around the world. If they come out and actively endorse resolving the global warming extinction emergency and promote effective steps similar to those in the Job One for Humanity Plan, people all over the world will be discussing the global warming remedial steps and strategies and will soon get involved to help resolve this survival-critical issue. For more information, see this article documenting how celebrities can and do capture public interest.
Here's how to begin this celebrity contact step. You do not need to have friends, family, or direct or indirect connections with any celebrity to help in this action:
1. You will find sample celebrity letters here as well.
Use the best letter writing advice given a bit farther down this page, then send personal letters and emails. Directly ask them to:
- assist and facilitate an emergency meeting of all world leaders, and
- contact and pressure the politicians in their circles of influence to act now on the steps like those described in the Job One Plan.
- assist and facilitate an emergency meeting of all world leaders, and
- Send them a copy of Climageddon if you think it will help educate them.
If you do have friends, family, or direct or indirect connections to celebrities, use the information above with your connections.
It is always good to personalize and modify any sample “template” letters we have provided here to have a better chance of effecting an impact. It's vital they not be seen as obvious "form letters." They should be personalized with appropriate recipient-related details, much like a cover letter to a potential employer, where the applicant demonstrates they took time to learn about the employer and his/her business.
Supporting Action Step E:
Help Job One contact and demand the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization and other power centers initiate an emergency meeting of world’s leaders and facilitate the creation of verifiable and enforceable new global warming reduction laws or treaties
You do not need to have friends, family, or direct or indirect personal connections with anyone working at the WTO or IMF or other power centers to help in this action. Here are the steps:
If you don't have any direct or indirect connections within the WTO or IMF or other power centers:
- You may find IMF and WTO or other sample letters here as well.
- Use the best letter writing advice given earlier in the celebrity section and send personal letters and emails asking they use their influence to get the emergency meeting called immediately and execute the meeting actions described in Part 3 of the Job One Plan.
- Send them a copy of Climageddon if you think it will help educate them.
If you do have friends, family, or direct or indirect personal connections within the WTO or IMF or other power centers, use the information above with your connections.
Supportive Action Step F:
Quickly scale up education, collaboration, and mass mobilization
There is one last critical action step to make the Job One Plan successful. We have to massively scale up honest and complete global education about the emergency and the unfolding Climageddon Scenario. We also need to scale up collaboration and effective action within the urgent deadlines the global warming extinction emergency demands.
But how does this scaling up or solution scalability step actually work? Scalability is defined as:
- the capability of a system, network, or process to handle a growing amount of work, or
- that system’s potential to be enlarged in order to accommodate that growing amount of anticipated work.
At the minimum, this Job One Plan scale-up step means that the global warming challenge is so large that no single organization or group of organizations could handle the ever-increasing volume of communication and coordinated actions that will be needed to resolve this emergency. This also means that the Job One Plan and the Job One for Humanity organization will not be successful with its mission to end human-caused global warming unless it can ignite and catalyze independent self-organizing global education, action and collaboration partnerships and alliances not just with other nonprofit organizations and NGOs, but also with anyone or any organization anywhere that wants to help in this nearly impossible challenge.
In the critical next 6 to 10 years, it will take a massive effort and the greatest emergency mass mobilization in human history by everyone—individuals, groups, NGOs, nonprofits, corporations, and religions, as well as governments around the world. All such organizations will be needed to quickly spread the word on Job One’s best or similar ideas and to get the world's celebrities, wealthiest individuals, corporations, other power centers, as well as our national intelligence agencies leveraging our politicians to create and enforce verifiable new laws or treaties and get the needed critical actions executed before it's too late. It will also require involving the best and brightest minds to amend, adapt, and improve the Job One Plan, solutions and tactics as needed, using new research on the particulars and feedback on the ground at any given location.
Let's get started. The biggest first scale-up substep is to educate as many people as fast as possible about Climageddon and how bad the global warming extinction emergency actually is. There are numerous ways for you to help save your own future and help Job One for Humanity do this:
- Sign up for our Global Warming Blog RSS feed to get new global warming articles, and the latest news and progress. There are several thousand news articles already in this blog. (When you sign-up for the RSS feed on the Job One website, a Feedburner pop-up window may appear showing your email address asking you to enter the “no robots” code shown to prove you are not a robot. Once you enter the code, you will be sent an email to verify your email address with the email verification link in it. Once you click the link in the email sent by Feedburner you will automatically receive regular Global Warming Blog updates.)
- Get a copy of the new Climageddon book.
- Click the following link to tell your friends about the new Climageddon book and the Job One for Humanity Plan within it.
- Use our Spread The Word tool where you can automatically share the Climageddon book link on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Gmail +, Reddit, Tumblr, and Digg. (Wherever you can, please add a personal note to your sharing of our link.)
- Go to Amazon, Itunes, and Google play (after June 14, 2017) and write a Climageddon book review. Start with Amazon as they are the biggest bookseller. This small action can make a big difference particularly because the well-financed fossil fuel climate denial propaganda machine will do everything it can to author many, false, horrible and insulting reviews at these websites designed exclusively to discourage anyone from evaluating the book’s information for themselves.
- If you know someone in any nonprofit or NGO that may be sympathetic to the information and action steps in Climageddon, talk personally with them about what you have learned and have them get a copy of the book. You might be the one who helps them refine and update their mission to the new global warming reality and then encourages them to join the emergency mobilization taking place.
- If you are already involved in any organization sympathetic to the ideas and action plan steps of Climageddon, your organization can help by becoming an independent collaborating partner or ally in the Global Warming Emergency Mobilization (GWEM) currently facilitated at the Job One for Humanity website. There is much your organization can do to collaborate and mobilize with Job One for Humanity on critical path actions to help end global warming. It will take nothing less than a massive emergency mobilization and collaboration between hundreds of thousands of organizations to end this crisis in time to keep us safe. Click here for more Global Warming Emergency Mobilization support, collaboration, and partnering.
- If you know someone in any media-related organization that may be sympathetic to the information in Climageddon, talk personally with them about what you have learned and ask them to start covering information about how little time we have left in their media broadcasts. They are in the same boat as the rest of us. They and their families will suffer just as much as everyone else.
- If you are already involved in an organization sympathetic to the ideas and Job One actions of Climageddon, you or your organization can also buy the book in bulk at a substantial discount and distribute it wherever you think it will do the most good. (For current bulk purchase discounts, email us at manage@JobOneforHumanity.org.)
- If you are not already a member of an organization doing similar mission work to Job One for Humanity, please consider becoming a Job One volunteer and help us educate others. The Job One Plan needs all the volunteers it can get to be successful in the time we have left. To get started as a volunteer, fill in the online volunteer form by clicking here. In the comments field, be sure to let us know about any special skills or experience you have or any specific projects that you would like to work on. One of our team members will get back to you with additional information. On the Job One Navigation Center page, you will also find a listing of positions that are currently open for volunteers.
- If you are not already a member of an organization doing similar mission work to Job One for Humanity, you can also set up and self-organize an independent Job One Plan meetup, study, and action group in your local area. We have website tools to help you do this, but you will be the main person creating and self-managing your own local area events and actions. Our newsletter and local area group coordinator will share planned larger scale actions and successful strategies as they become available.
- Donate to support the nonprofit tax-deductible mission of Job One for Humanity. Your financial support will be wisely and frugally used to end global warming and to spread the word and educate others. Your donations also help subsidize discounted or free Climageddon books for students around the world. Never forget that well-financed vested interests in the fossil fuel industries and nations have nearly unlimited funds to impede our efforts. You can be certain they will use those resources against us as our new message gains traction. Help level the playing field, click here to make an online or mail-in donation to support our mission to effectively end global warming. All of your donations are tax-deductible if you are a US citizen.
- If someone has given you your copy of Climageddon and, you can afford it, please make a donation to help us get more books into the hands of more people.
- Here are a few additional quick supportive actions. Like the Job One website, our Climageddon Facebook page and follow our Climageddon Twitter feed,
There truly is no other way we will be successful unless we can scale up education and action globally!
Please share whatever action step successes or adaptations you have with the Job One team by emailing them to us at manage@JoboneforHumanity.org. We will do our best to share them with everyone in regular newsletter updates.
For additional scaling-up information and strategy, go to the Climageddon Book Support Navigation Center page and go to the Scaling Uplink that is most concerned with supporting this action. As of March 15, 2018, we are still construction our Navigation center.
Supporting Action Step G:
Contact and encourage philanthropies to lobby our governments for immediate radical global warming reduction actions and to fund an and independent global warming extinction emergency broadcasting and coordination center to distribute and to globally promote science-grounded accurate information and effective deadline-driven solutions.
A considerable funding stream will be needed for a Broadcast Center to catalyze and support the initial broad and honest education efforts about how bad global warming is right now and what we must begin immediately to avoid extinction. This initial Broadcast Center and education funding source would also provide effective deadline-driven remedial plans (like the Job One Plan,) and independently monitor progress. (The key reasons for why this Broadcast Center is urgently needed was discussed in Part 3 of the Job One Plan in the section that discusses what the fees from the Fee and Dividend program would be used for.)
Although this central Broadcast Center can begin its work with as little as 10 million dollars in funding, the help needed to achieve the above at a global scale will eventually be in the billions of dollars for the engagement of top-level experts across all sectors of US society and society worldwide. Except for philanthropy, there is simply no other entity with the financial and personnel resources that could more quickly and effectively help end our global warming extinction emergency.
We must call on philanthropy worldwide to provide the funding for the Broadcast Center, which will help ring the emergency alarm that awakens humanity to the massive civilization and extinction threatening crises.
Philanthropy must fund a Broadcast Center available to all Americans and every other nationality, functioning 24/7, so that they can learn the severity of our current global warming situation. This Broadcast Center would report progress and the best systemic remedial responses at international national, local, and state levels. This Broadcast Center would allow for interactivity—people need to be able to ask questions, get answers and provide suggested content.
This financially and nationalistically independent Broadcast Center in addition to the reasons mentioned in Part 3 of the Job One Plan, is also vitally important because few organizations, politicians or media outlets existing today are not under either the direct or indirect powerful influence of the massive fossil fuel lobby, which represents a $28 trillion year industry. Representing ⅓ of the world’s financial productivity, and over 80% of the energy that drives industrial economies, fossil fuel industry lobbyists have been dangerously successful in hiding the true global warming threat level and the coming consequences.
To achieve this initial funding goal thousands of individuals will need to begin contacting philanthropy and bring them to the awareness that right now they very well might be the most essential missing initial funding piece for saving humanity and civilization from escalating global warming.
Philanthropy today is uniquely qualified to perceive the facts, the truth, of this emergency and the reality of humanity’s interconnectedness. That is what they are designed for.
We must therefore then call them to their highest duty and stated mission: to help us all to respond to the most severe emergency we have ever faced. When humanity is in need, philanthropy is the first key “go-to” place to find help and support.
Here's how to get started with this critical initial educational funding step. Send a message to the philanthropies asking them to sound the alarm and amplify it across the US. Click here for a list of philanthropies and sample letters.
The use of philanthropies for the essential initial funding of the global educational Broadcast Center has come from Michael Mielke and Jean Arnold of the Association for the Tree of Life. This idea was discussed in the ebook called Climate and Environmental Delusions and Contradiction that will end civilization and cause the extinction of humanity.
Supporting Action Step H:
If you have a connection to any of the following ecological groups, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, 350.org, MoveOn.org the Sierra Club or any similar ecological organizations around the world, please...
help get the updated 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets information to them and directly ask them to adjust their educational and promotional materials accordingly. We are facing enormous challenges trying to get the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets achieved with so little time left.
The last thing we need is the leaders in environmental education, providing out-of-date, incorrect, or fossil fuel lobbyist twisted global fossil fuel reduction targets and wrong deadlines! We need all the help we can get reaching every environmental group on the planet with the correct 2025 targets. This way, at least, everyone in the environmental movement is aiming at the correct destination on the proper deadlines.
If we can't make this happen with the organizations dedicated to saving the environment, humanity, the animals, and the other biological species, how will we ever get the world on to achieving the correct 2025 global reduction targets?
When you begin this be sure to be a respectful disruptor described in this link.
Supporting Action Step I:
Create a personal global warming warning video on YouTube.
Select one or more of the dangers of the global warming extinction emergency and make your own creative or humorous YouTube video. You may be able to express the global warming risks and dangers in a way that gets millions of people to view it and become better educated. If you do make a video for Youtube, be sure to let us know its Youtube location by emailing us at email@example.com
This way, we can add it to our personal video warning list on the Job One website.
Supporting Action Step J:
For the individuals, corporations, or celebrities or other power centers that do not act, begin contacting them directly at their public events.
Go to their public events and set up a peaceful, nonviolent demonstration that would make Gandhi proud. Demand that they immediately use their direct access and effective influence with any and all politicians to whom they have access to enact all of the necessary global warming remedial laws or treaty types listed in the Job One Plan. The future of humanity and civilization is at stake. They need to become aware of this!
If it is a wealthy corporation not responding, you can also get a list of the largest stockholders of that corporation and begin writing them to use their voting leverage to change the policies of the corporation toward this emergency.
Please keep in mind that the Job One For Humanity Plan recommends only peaceful, nonviolent protest and demonstrations. We actively discourage any illegal or violent tactic. We also strongly recommend against going to an individual's private home for these protests. These demonstrations should be only at locations where the public can obtain some level of access.
Before you begin this step, go to the Climageddon Book Support Navigation Center page and go to the link that is most concerned with supporting this action for individuals or organizations who fail to act.
The above letters and actions involving those who have real influence and control can save our future. If large numbers of people from around the world engage in these critical action steps, the world's wealthiest individuals, corporations, and celebrities and other power centers will be educated on their practical responsibilities to end global warming and, to protect their own self-interests, will do the right thing. They will use their direct or indirect access and effective influence on the world’s politicians. When this happens, we will be able to resolve the global warming extinction emergency with far less damage and hopefully secure a survivable future for humanity.
There will, of course, be those corporations, individuals, celebrities, and power centers so invested in the carbon and methane polluting fossil fuel industries that they will resist all efforts at evolving through peaceful education. As Upton Sinclair famously observed, “it is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
Do not be discouraged by or waste endless amounts of time on those who blindly and foolishly continue to choose their salary over the future of everyone and everything they love, the great works of our civilization, and the whole of humanity. Just keep the faith and continue executing the Job One Plan action steps.
Once the emergency meeting of world leaders enacts the needed verifiable and enforceable global warming reduction laws or treaties, we will have real hope for the future and for slowing the later stages of the Climageddon Scenario from unfolding.
Be sure to be a respectful disruptor described in this link.
A wise and motivating personal launch action
Now that you understand both the urgency of resolving the global warming extinction emergency and most of the logic of the Job One Plan goals and subgoals, it would be wise to make or confirm an important decision and pledge
The Job One for Humanity 3-point pledge to help resolve global warming:
- I will become an active part of the global warming solution by working effectively to help slow, lessen, and end the global warming extinction emergency.
- I will do my part to educate my friends and others about the global warming extinction emergency and its effective solutions.
- I will stay the course until we end the global warming extinction emergency and set laws, treaties, and policies in place so it never occurs again!
Gallup Poll reports show up to 87% of workers feel disconnected from meaningful and purposeful work. Resolving global warming is this century’s greatest and most meaningful challenge and job one for humanity.
“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. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Making the above pledge will change your life for the better. It will also release potentials and opportunities that simply would not have appeared had you not done so. Click here to sign this pledge online and join the Job One for Humanity honor roll.
If you understand how to use visualization techniques on the goals and subgoals mentioned previously, please visualize them as already being achieved. If you do not understand the process or importance of the goal visualization process for ending global warming, click here.
A vaccination against all the difficult news
We can work together and not make it a polarized battle of us versus them because we truly are all in the same sinking boat
If we hold a big-picture perspective and we are creative and smart, we really can work together and we really have to work together! We do not have to “polarize to mobilize.”
Here’s how addressing the global warming extinction emergency can be inherently and ultimately non-polarizing:
- Eventually, everyone will be adversely affected in one way or another. Some will be affected less in the beginning. Some will even experience a few benefits in early stages, but as global warming escalates toward irreversibility or it moves toward the Climageddon Scenario extinction levels, we will all suffer nearly equally, no matter how rich we are or how insulated we thought we could make ourselves. Whether we know it or not, at this moment all of our long-term global warming remedial self-interests are aligned. We all win together, or we all lose together.
- With the motive of survival ultimately aligning our self-interests, it is now just a matter of
- passing enforceable and verifiable laws or treaties to end global warming,
- conducting widespread education, and
- then executing those new laws or treaties.
We do not have to play the “us vs. them” game or other win/lose games. We do not have to characterize those who do not understand the incredibly complex global warming information as bad, greedy, or evil people. We should also never forget that general ignorance of the climate system complexities is just where many people are now in their personal, corporate, or national evolution.
If we are tempted to polarize into us vs. them strategies, we need to remind ourselves that every person, every organization, and every nation is at a different level of evolutionary development and maturity. Evolutionary development or maturity depends upon physical, psychological, cultural, educational, and, if you are a spiritual person, even spiritual development and maturity.
No matter what position a seeming adversary may hold in resisting actions to end the escalating global warming extinction emergency, they are just reflecting their current level of evolutionary development and maturity. Never forget that their current education, evolutionary development, and maturity level is also part of an ongoing process that is in constant change. Given the right information and circumstances, their positions can change just as your past positions on other issues may have changed.
The big silver lining here is that addressing global warming ignorance among our lawmakers and power brokers is a challenge that can actually be met if we are skillful and determined!
- Because of the lack of truly empowered global governance and the little time remaining to save us, there is no perfect solution to the global warming extinction emergency. But there are reasonable, creative options and workarounds.
- We should have started making the necessary changes to end global warming 30+ years ago. Now, no one else has the necessary influence over today's self-interested politicians than the world's wealthiest individuals, corporations, celebrities, and power centers.
- The global warming extinction emergency must be put squarely on the shoulders and backs of the world's wealthiest corporations, individuals, celebrities, and power centers. It is not the little guy’s responsibility! You and I simply do not have the necessary influence and control over our politicians, no matter how many of us unite together.
- We do not have enough time left to adequately educate the public, mobilize politically, and then use the public’s bottom-up momentum and consensus to sway politicians. Our collective job is to get the world's wealthiest individuals, corporations, celebrities, and power centers to realize that immediately shouldering that responsibility is in their own highest self-interest!
- Unless we slow and lessen the effects of irreversible global warming, it will be a no-win game for everyone, no matter how much wealth you have. The ultra-wealthy individuals, corporations, celebrities, and power centers who are already buying land and facilities in the global-warming-safer areas will not be safe there. Mass migrations of desperate, aggressive, and armed climagees and national armies from unlivable latitudes will eventually overrun any and all border security measures. They will angrily take their fair share of what's left and punish everyone who by commission or omission had any significant part in letting the horrific global warming meltdown and chaos occur.
- There is no ultimately viable backup “Plan B” if we fail to educate those who have the power to immediately remedy this situation. If the world’s wealthiest individuals, corporations, celebrities, and power centers don't turn this Titanic of a disaster immediately away from the iceberg of crossing more tipping points, almost everyone and everything will be disrupted or lost in the destabilizing climate chaos.
- All we have to do is convince the world's wealthiest individuals and corporations that escalating global warming is a no-win game for them too! They too will lose their assets, their lives, and their legacies. We just have to convince them of the truth that there is no escape for anyone, no matter how much money they have. Once the world’s wealthiest individuals and corporations understand this, they will follow their highest self-interests to save themselves and, in doing so, they will save us all!
- Let's start convincing them they have to act now and let us not give up until they compel the politicians they control to pass the enforceable and verifiable laws needed. We can do this. If we act wisely, there is hope.
- If we provide enough creative influence and pressure at the correct points of maximum leverage as described in the Job One Plan, we should be able to convince the world’s politicians to do all of the needed actions to save humanity in time.
- Scenario One and Scenario Two of this Part 4 of the Job One for Humanity Plan are considerably more likely to be successful in getting our politicians to act to save the future from our global warming extinction emergency. Please read Scenarios One and Two before reading the Scenario Three materials below! Scenario One and Two are found here.
Your successes and your suggestions relating to Part 4 of the Job one 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 4, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Now that You Know more About What We are Doing Please Help Support Job One for Humanity with a Tax-deductible Donation
Click here for Part 1 of the Job one Plan on how to best prepare yourself, family and business for the unavoidable 20 worst coming consequences.
Click here for Part 2 of the Job One Plan on the best individual actions to slow and lessen the unavoidable coming consequences.
Click here for Part 3 of the Job One Plan for the critical collective actions we must get done to slow extinction. 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.
 Tim McDonnell. "The fossil fuel industry is bankrolling the Paris Climate talks." Mother Jones. December 2, 2015. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/12/climate-change-summit-paris-cop21-fossil-fuels-sponsors
 "Not Reality TV by James Cameron." YouTube video. 5:27, posted by "Democratic National Convention," July 28, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zORv8wwiadQ
 Katie Kilkenny. "What can celebrities do for climate change?" Pacific Standard. October 8, 2016. https://psmag.com/what-can-celebrities-do-for-climate-change-d7800b032447#.ij2p2goh7
 Chris Mooney. "People really do pay attention to climate change — when Leonardo DiCaprio talks about it." The Washington Post. August 5, 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/08/05/the-leo-effect-when-dicaprio-talked-climate-change-at-the-oscars-people-suddenly-cared/?utm_term=.6129fadf4b36
Wikipedia contributors, "Self-organization," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Self-organization&oldid=757928655 (accessed January 2, 2017).
 Steve Crabtree. "Worldwide, 13% of employees are engaged at work." Gallup.com. October 8, 2013. http://www.gallup.com/poll/165269/worldwide-employees-engaged-work.aspx
 Association for the Tree of Life. "Visioning for a better world: why and how." Accessed December 11, 2016. http://www.tree-of-life.works/visioning
This is Part 3 of the Job One for Humanity Plan. It contains all of the most critical government-driven actions needed to slow down and even avoid a mass human, animal, and biological species extinction event from occurring by or before mid-century.
Although Part 3 of Job One Plan is focused upon the critical governmental actions needed to resolve the global warming emergency, it will also improve many of the other critical global challenges we currently face.
Because the odds are so poor that our governments will act in time, Part 3 of the Job One plan also contains the last chance, Plan B "save and salvage" actions to be undertaken by our governments. These are the actions governments will need to make once they realize they have failed to act in time to save us from global warming and it is too late to save most of humanity.
You will want to read this long page carefully because, if our governments do not act to either slow down the current accelerating global warming or, they do not enact the Plan B (also listed below) there will be no future that any of us would want to endure.
Introduction to Part 3 of the Job One Plan
The following absolutely critical action steps can only be effectively enacted by politicians and governments through binding, verifiable, and enforceable national and international agreements. They must also be done and completed with a Manhattan Project like urgency. (The Manhattan Project was a super-rushed highest priority research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons in about 4 years. No expense or resource was denied to this highest priority project.)
Without the following actions being done in this style and urgency of a Manhattan-like project or mass mobilization by all the major to mid-range population-sized governments of the world, there is little to no hope we can avoid a mass extinction of most of humanity and economic, political, and social chaos by or before mid-century.
Unfortunately, individual actions to reduce fossil fuel dependency even if done by hundreds of millions of us will be far too little and far too late to save the future from endless and increasing global warming catastrophes!
It is now time for the rest of the bad news. In spite of the global warming reduction progress you hear touted in the media, the current global warming reductions are not occurring at any level even close to the critical levels that would keep us safe from a mass extinction event occurring by mid-century.
Hopefully, government-driven actions to slow global warming like those described below will occur in time, in part, because of the courageous extinction warning work of individuals in organizations like:
1. Job One for Humanity
3. Greta Thunberg,
5. Association for the Tree of Life,
6. courageous climate researchers who will not be silenced even when financially punished or arrested, as well as
6. the brave individuals in the world's intelligence agencies who are shouting at their politicians this is our last chance to avoid global mass extinction.
These organizations and individuals are demonstrating the courage and persistence to try to convince their national politicians that the accelerating global warming extinction emergency is a no-win game leading to the extinction of most of humanity by mid-century. Hopefully, in addition to the organizations and individuals mentioned above, our governments and politicians will eventually act because ultra-wealthy individuals, corporations and others whose vast self-interests and assets will incentivize them to use their powerful influence to get our politicians and governments to realize that now (and up until 2025,) is our last effective chance to respond successfully.
If our governments don't act immediately, we will pass through the atmospheric carbon tipping points levels and the climate cliff at carbon 425-450 ppm (parts per million.) We will also pass the carbon 500 ppm near-extinction tipping point and carbon 600 ppm extinction tipping point. (These 3 carbon ppm atmospheric tipping point levels caused by the burning of fossil fuels will be explained in detail further below.)
All of the action steps of Part 3 of the Job One plan below are designed to both meet and reflect the most critical and legitimate targets we must achieve to resolve our current global warming extinction emergency before it is too late.
Think about all of the actions below as the necessary hitting of an emergency brake on a train that is just about to go out of control in a real emergency. If we do not hit the emergency brake right now by executing the following critical action steps that will help ensure we will achieve or come very close to our last chance 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, our nearly unavoidable mass extinction event could easily become a total extinction event!
The following is a quick overview of the five critical governmental actions needed to eliminate our current global warming extinction emergency and wisely prepare for all possibilities
1. Have our national political leaders come together in a special session to declare an international "global warming extinction emergency" and to create an enforceable order or law to meet the 2025 global fossil fuel use reduction targets
The critical part of that declaration would be to the laws needed that would immediately and radically reduce the unsafe carbon (and methane) atmospheric greenhouse gasses that are causing escalating global warming. To do this effectively, they would enact laws to meet the honest and real 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.
The most important things to keep in mind from step one here is that:
a. there is no survival for much of humanity without our first making the immediate and extremely painful global fossil fuel use reduction to meet these required 2025 global fossil fuel reduction target levels.
Building up green energy alternatives alone will not save us! (To see the climate change and global warming Doomsday Clock, click here.)
b. it is going to take hundreds of trillions of dollars to make these global fossil fuel reductions and compensate and (or) retrain those individuals, companies, and nations in fossil fuel-related industries who will suffer because of the radical fossil fuel use changes needed. And.
c. If you can't call a thing what it really is, it is highly unlikely you will be able to manage or fix it. Almost all of the world's environmental groups have not called out and named our REAL global warming condition for what it is--- a global warming extinction emergency!
Because they have not done this critical first naming our real problem accurately step, current solutions do not match or resolve the real issue or its urgency! Existing solutions could be said to look much like getting the crew of the Titanic focused on rearranging the deck chairs when they should be up on the bridge steering away from the iceberg that sank the Titanic.
Without accurately naming what is occurring today with our global warming extinction emergency, the proper deadlines, priorities, and collaboration needed to resolve this problem will not be created or executed in time.
d. Once we declare an international and national global warming extinction emergency all kinds of new synergies will take place and the world's media will help educate the masses to the real current threat levels.
(Please Note: In case you are wondering, how to get our politicians to get our governments to declare a global warming emergency and finally act on this issue as described below, it will require new mass very, very large public protests as described in this new article of February 17, 2020, as well as the other actions described in detail in Part 4 of the Job One for Humanity Plan.
2. Enact a last resort emergency backup plan to save, salvage, and transfer as much of humanity and civilization to the remaining global warming safer zones before it is too late. This is done at the same time as all of the other steps because the odds of achieving the 2025 reduction targets are very low.
We are most probably unable to meet the 2025 critical global fossil fuel reduction targets but hopefully, we can at least get close to them and slow down the coming global warming catastrophes. If we do not come very close to the 2025 targets, it means we also will not be able to prevent crossing the carbon 425-450 ppm climate cliff and the carbon 500 ppm near-extinction tipping point. It is then highly probable that once we cross carbon 500 ppm, we also will be unable to prevent crossing the extinction-level tipping point of carbon 600 ppm. (If you're unfamiliar with the carbon 600 ppm extinction level tipping point, it will be described in detail shortly.)
As an indispensable part of a comprehensive approach to the global warming extinction emergency, we must also enact this backup Plan B while we are working on reaching the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. If we begin a massive backup save, salvage, and transfer operation while we still are able, at least, some of humanity and civilization can hopefully survive if things keep going as they are.
This critical emergency backup Plan B will be described below in Section 2 of this document below. (Please see this page if you have any doubts about why we must simultaneously also execute this emergency backup plan at the same time we are trying to meet the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. It will also help you understand why it is so unlikely that we will achieve or come close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.)
3. If we are very lucky and we do hit or come close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, we will then next need to cut back ALL global fossil fuel use to net-zero carbon within 10 years after 2025. As we define net zero carbon, it means achieving net-zero global carbon emissions by balancing our current measured amount of global carbon released from the burning of fossil fuels with an equivalent amount removed (sequestered,) through only nature's own biological and chemical processes. (The exact reduction numbers for our last chance 2025 global fossil fuel targets and net-zero carbon deadlines will be described farther down this page.)
Only by first immediately and radically cutting back global fossil fuel use to achieve the 2025 global targets and then going on to reduce our global fossil fuel use to net-zero carbon before 2035, we can at least:
a. have some reasonable chance of not passing over and through the carbon 600 ppm extinction level tipping point,
b. be able to significantly slow and lessen many of the now unavoidable, 20 worst consequences of global warming long enough so that at least some of humanity and key parts of our civilization might still find a way to survive. (Please see this page to understand why it is highly probable that we will cross over the carbon 600 ppm final extinction level tipping point.)
4. While we are doing 1, 2, and 3 above we also need to scale-up green energy generation to replace fossil fuel energy generation as fast as possible to minimize the economic and other hardships as we leave the use of fossil fuels. (Please note: It will take several centuries according to a MIT study to scale up green energy alternatives enough to fully replace fossil fuels. This means we cannot exclusively or even mostly rely on green energy scale-ups to save humanity. We must radically reduce fossil fuel use NOW as our main tool! There is no other workable alternative.
5. If we survive this global warming extinction emergency, we will need to continue eliminating all fossil fuel sources until we reduce our key greenhouse gas back to the safe carbon level of carbon 270-350 ppm, which existed for hundreds of thousands of years before the fossil fuel-powered Industrial Revolution began. (We are currently at about carbon 413 ppm.) And,
Getting Started with the critical government-driven actions to try to reach or get close to the 2025 critical global fossil fuel reduction target levels
What you will find below are the precise and detailed needed actions by our governments to effectively implement the 5 broad goals described above. The government-driven extinction prevention action steps in this Part 3 of the Job One Plan below are exponentially more effective and important to accomplish than the individual, family and small business action steps of Parts 1 and Part 2 of the Job One Plan because only the government-driven actions below have the ability to multiply the impact of personal or corporate actions across the whole of their nations and truly save us in time from the coming global mega-catastrophes.
However, the action steps below are also far more difficult to achieve than individuals or corporations acting independently. In spite of their execution difficulty never forget, the government-driven action steps below are designed to do only what is absolutely necessary to slow and lessen many of our now unavoidable worst global warming consequence in the most effective and prioritized manner. They are designed to maximize the survival of as much of humanity as is possible and they are designed to save and salvage whatever we can while we still can. If executed in an immediate mass mobilization within all nations, they are our best chance to slow our crossing our final extinction level tipping point of carbon 600 ppm.
The extinction prevention actions below will without a doubt, disrupt our normal lives, businesses, nations, and economies just as the escalating global warming extinction emergency is already doing and will continue to do now that the escalating global warming extinction emergency has become the single greatest disruptor of the 21st century.
Think about all of the government-driven action steps below as dealing with the most important, painful, and inescapable global warming survival truth. The only effective way to reduce our fossil fuel burning to net-zero carbon in time to save us will be through the greatest top-down, government-directed mass global mobilization ever attempted in human history. When done correctly, this mass mobilization will transform our world from dirty fossil fuel energy use and generation into clean green energy use and generation as quickly as is possible.
We now must also face the chilling truth that we have avoided taking the necessary gradual fossil fuel reduction steps for almost 35 years. Because of that 35 years of avoidance, not only is the necessary cure going to be extremely painful, we may also still lose the patient. We must immediately and radically reduce our fossil fuel burning to net-zero carbon or as much as 70 to 90% or more of humanity will go extinct in as little as the next 30 to 50 years!
As tough as that news is to hear, the painful cure of immediately and radically reducing our fossil fuel use, having a backup plan as well as doing the other key government-driven action steps listed below will be ultimately and infinitely, far less painful than the complete extinction of humanity and the end of our civilization. Also, the government-driven actions below will not forget those individuals, businesses, and nations most adversely affected by the radical global fossil fuel reductions needed.
Lucky for us, in Part 4 of the Job One, Plan you will find creative strategies on what you as an individual might be able to do to affect other individuals and organizations which could or do have the necessary current influence to get the critical government-driven actions listed below done before it is too late.
In case some of you were wondering why such an important role for our governments, farther down this page you will discover the reasons why these "last chance, save the future from extinction" actions must be executed primarily by our governments.
And finally, Part 3 of the Job One Plan is divided into two major sections:
Section 1: The most critical government-driven action steps needed to reduce fossil fuel use and slow the consequences that are now unavoidable. Hopefully, this will also slow our crossing the carbon 600 ppm extinction tipping point.
Section 2: As an essential backup plan, while the fossil fuel reduction action steps (described below) are being done, the governments of the world must also simultaneously begin moving critical resources, technology, infrastructure, and at-risk populations (who are willing to move,) to the far north or far south into the global warming safer zones if we want to ensure that at least some of humanity and our civilization goes on.
Part 1: How to Eliminate or Slow Down a Human, Animal, and Biological Mass Extinction Event by Mid-century: Execute the Following Prioritized Government-Driven Actions
Here are all of the Job One Plan government-driven action steps needed to radically reduce global fossil fuel usage, slow the consequences that are now unavoidable and to slow our crossing the carbon 600 ppm extinction tipping point where we begin the total extinction stages. There is no longer any excuse or time for delay!
Escalating global warming has already passed crisis levels. We are facing the most serious of possible consequences when we allow ourselves to pass through the final extinction level atmospheric carbon tipping point of carbon 600 ppm. The following graph of atmospheric carbon in parts per million shows where we are now and that we are racing exponentially towards the 3 extinction evoking global warming tipping points which are described in detail further below.
The following are all of the government-driven action steps we must do to slow or prepare for that natural carbon 600 ppm outcome. Even if we fail to hit the life-critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, we must still do the actions below!
The reason to begin these actions now (no matter what,) is because we will need to at least, slow and lessen the coming consequences with these massive fossil fuel reductions described below so that:
a. more of us can live longer and more comfortably, and
b. we have more time to prepare, adapt, and migrate to save and salvage what we can of humanity and civilization.
Action Step A: Demand an immediate emergency meeting of the world’s political leaders to declare an international global warming Extinction Emergency and to enact new 2025 global warming extinction emergency reduction targets, laws, or treaties.
We cannot afford to waste another year, much less another 5-7 years, waiting for the next ineffective global warming climate conference like the UN Paris Climate Conference of 2015 (COP21). To grasp how ineffective are past 20+ climate conferences have been 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 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. (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 creates global warming, please click here for a set of simple illustrations and then continue reading...
From the preceding it is easy to see that we are already in an unacknowledged and dangerous global warming State of Emergency, we need to demand an immediate emergency meeting of the world’s leaders (in any forum possible,) to publically declare this State of Emergency in order that we can better acknowledge what this crisis means to the future of humanity and acknowledge the urgency for beginning the correct additional steps needed to resolve it and prepare for its now unavoidable consequences.
With a global public declaration of a worldwide global warming State of Emergency in place, the world and all its nations will be on notice, fully authorized, and legally and morally obligated to:
a. start preparing for its consequences,
b. create necessary new enforceable and verifiable laws or treaties and, allocate sufficient resources to resolve this escalating emergency before it is too late.
Supported by this worldwide declaration of a global warming extinction emergency, we, as corporations, organizations, and individuals, will be more aware of the challenge and better able to mass-mobilize the necessary top-down-driven global actions before it's too late. This first declare a "global warming extinction emergency" step is important because, without mass public awareness that we are in fact, in a global warming extinction emergency from our governments, there is little political will or urgency to act appropriately upon what this emergency now demands (i.e. allocate the budget, personnel and other resources needed to resolve it.)
Click here to sign our petition demanding a national and international declaration of a global warming extinction emergency. (After 7 years of our organization demanding global warming extinction emergency be enacted, the United Nations IPCC has finally started calling escalating global warming a general emergency but unfortunately has not yet had the courage to formally declared it what it is --- a national and international extinction emergency.)
If necessary, click here to read more about why this declaration of a global warming extinction emergency is so important.
If still necessary, click here to read the details of the 3 global warming extinction-evoking tipping points and deadlines that will bring about mass human, animal, and biological extinction within your lifetime.
Action Step B: At this same emergency meeting have the world’s political leaders declare new 2025 national and international global warming reduction targets that will honestly resolve the global warming extinction emergency when eventually achieved.
The following is what should have been done decades ago when we were first warned by our best scientists about the dangers of global warming.
These essential new goals for humanity's survival are:
Step 1: To do only what is critical and effective in the properly prioritized sequence to slow global warming enough through making all of the last chance targets of the 2025 global fossil fuel reductions to keep us from ever crossing the climate cliff tipping point of carbon 425 to 450 ppm and eventually the final extinction tipping point of carbon 600 ppm.
If we cross the carbon for 425 to 450 ppm climate cliff tipping point, we will inevitably cross the carbon 500 ppm near-extinction tipping point. Crossing carbon 500 ppm near-extinction tipping point (where all ice on earth will melt,) is the most slippery of slopes. It will move us rapidly toward the very high probability of crossing the carbon 600 ppm extinction tipping point and the last phases of the Climageddon Scenario within most of our lifetimes.
Step 2: Once net-zero carbon has been achieved we then need to then begin the necessary secondary actions (described farther below,) to further reduce atmospheric carbon ppm levels to the long-term temperature and climate-safer maintenance levels of carbon ppm somewhere between 270 and 350 ppm.
To resolve the global warming extinction emergency and keep us from ever crossing the unthinkable carbon 600 ppm extinction level tipping point taking us into phases 3-5 of the Climageddon Scenario, there are several additional and essential global mass mobilization targets deadlines and sub-targets on how we successfully achieve the goal of not crossing the carbon 600 ppm tipping point, which also must be publically acknowledged and agreed to in the emergency meeting of our world leaders.
The targets and sub-targets that must be successfully accomplished and are critical to resolving the global warming extinction emergency are as follows:
i. Mass mobilize to radically scale down and reduce all global fossil fuel use. The absolute minimum amount we need to reduce fossil fuel use to slow and prevent the processes of likely going extinct in the next few decades is as follows:
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 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. (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.)
Please note: There is much more information including what our individual, business and national annual targets would be, and the technical footnotes that will help explain any qualifications or other technical factors involving these targets and deadlines in detail. We strongly suggest that if you are a researcher or techie, go to this page and read all the qualifying information on these absolutely essential fossil fuel reduction levels and deadlines before continuing on...
ii. Radically increase natural carbon sequestration to help achieve net-zero carbon. In order to save ourselves from the very worst consequences of escalating global warming, we must also rapidly engage and expand natural carbon sequestration actions that directly and effectively reduce and draw down the existing carbon ppm levels in the atmosphere while we are also radically reducing the global use of fossil fuels. Surprisingly, we can do this while avoiding unproven new technologies with risky outcomes.
Natural sequestration is the only way we should use to achieve net-zero carbon because there are so many unforeseen or even worse consequences trying to use new technologies to remove atmospheric carbon to achieve net-zero carbon. Natural sequestration does not need cap and trade laws as they are ineffective for the radical carbon reductions we now need.
By harmonizing with nature’s many existing mechanisms to reduce and “eat” carbon in the atmosphere and investing globally in reducing deforestation, promoting reforestation, land/soil restoration, restoration or enhancement of carbon sinks and agroecology, we can avoid the use of risky new technologies. We can also wisely use these existing natural technologies to increase the use of biochar and the successful implementation of other non-natural means of carbon sequestration such as improved and expanded carbon farming. For more information on carbon sequestration, see this article by Umair Irfan.
The global deployment of the above atmospheric carbon reduction and sequestering measures has the potential to reduce and offset 20% of the current emissions of CO and other greenhouse gases. As a side benefit, the more natural methods mentioned above will also create wealth for the poorest 3 billion. (Many of the above carbon sequestration actions will occur in our poorest nations and help provide work for many in those nations. Also, see ”the global climate’s heat-controlling systems and subsystems” here for more information on the Earth’s natural systems, many of which can be used to remove massive amounts of carbon from the atmosphere.)
iii. Continue to mass mobilize to scale up to 100% renewable global green energy generation as fast as it is technologically possible to replace fossil fuel energy generation. We need to bring new and existing green energy generation technology online and to full capacity at a speed of infrastructure transformation, deployment, and mobilization never before achieved in human history. Scaling up green energy generation to replace fossil fuel energy generation is going to be a tremendous challenge as described in this latest research from MIT. (Please note that this subgoal is focused only on global green energy generation, not merely building more efficient, less polluting electric appliances or electric cars that will still be getting their electricity mostly from fossil fuel energy generation. As this MIT study shows, green energy generation is a "too little too late solution" for the global warming extinction emergency. It is something we must do in the long run, but it will not save us over the shorter period or replace hitting the critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.
iv. Immediately begin to also execute an orderly backup plan to save, salvage, and transfer as much of humanity and civilization as is possible into the safest global warming zones. This critical Plan B must be implemented because as things stand now, we are likely unable to prevent crossing the final extinction level tipping point of carbon 600 ppm. If we begin this salvage and transfer operation now, while we still have time, at least a smaller part of humanity and civilization can possibly still survive. (More will be said about this critical salvage and transfer emergency backup plan below in Section 2 of the Preventing Extinction Action Plan.)
v. And, if some of us survive this global warming mass extinction emergency, continue to eliminate all fossil fuel sources until we reduce our key greenhouse gas back to the safe carbon level of carbon 270-350 ppm, which existed for hundreds of thousands of years before the fossil fuel-powered Industrial Revolution began. (We are currently at about carbon 413 ppm.)
(Please note: if we do not hit the 2025 radical global fossil fuel reduction goals listed above there is now no mathematical way for us to prevent crossing the carbon 425-450 tipping point range which will lead directly to crossing the carbon 500 ppm tipping point where all ice on earth will melt! Beyond this very scary mathematical atmospheric carbon heat-producing certainty, there are numerous climate scientists who believe that crossing carbon 500 ppm is also inevitable because we will soon cross many of the other climate, biological and human system tipping points covered on the top of this page. The previously mentioned factors will lead to the inevitability of crossing the carbon 500 ppm tipping point does not even include the other accelerating global warming positive feedback loops already occurring throughout our climate system. (Positive feedback loops enhance or amplify changes; this tends to move a system away from its equilibrium state and make it more unstable.)
It is important to be realistic for future planning. The probability that we will cross the carbon 600 ppm extinction tipping point is very high. Additionally, the final window of opportunity to effectively slow crossing the carbon 600 ppm tipping point will close very soon (in a matter of just a few more years 2025 and not decades,) if we have not made the necessary and immediate radical fossil fuel cuts.) This is because of both the temperature momentum already "baked" into the climate system (the existing carbon 411 ppm level already in the atmosphere,) and the additional 3 or more carbon particles per million we continue to add to the atmosphere each year as we continue failing to adequately reverse our fossil fuel use.)
Action Step C: Have the world’s political leaders create essential new, verifiable, and enforceable laws and treaties to achieve the 2025 global warming reductions in time to save us from extinction.
Once our politicians have declared a worldwide global warming State of Emergency and have agreed upon national and international global warming reduction goals and subgoals, several categories of new national and international laws or treaties will be needed to ensure effective action. The categories of laws or treaties described below must be enacted simultaneously because they function as an integrated system, which will have the highest probability of success in the little time we have left to slow crossing the carbon 600 ppm threshold.
The many categories of new laws or treaties below are required in part because both the climate and human society are complex adaptive systems, so resolving the global warming extinction emergency will require an integrated systems-level approach involving many categories of laws or treaties covering these areas. These new laws or treaties are also needed to successfully reach the critical subgoals of net-zero carbon and 100% green energy generation as soon as is technically possible in a mass mobilization of humanity’s resources. Please note some temporary but strictly limited critical exceptions in immediate or complete reductions of fossil fuel use may also need to be temporarily allowed within these new laws or treaties for military use, space exploration, limited air travel, as well as other critical, medical, and chemical uses of these fuels.
If any area of the following categories of verifiable and enforceable laws or treaties is not enacted, the probability of achieving the necessary level of success in time to save us from going over the carbon 600 ppm battle line or one or more of the critical global warming tipping points is perilously lessened. If you think of enforceable and verifiable international and national laws or treaties as the most essential and critical fulcrum point that helps to maximize successful top-down-driven leverage to prevent humanity’s extinction, you will have fully grasped their true importance. This single step is by far the most important action step.
Here are the key areas of new, verifiable, and enforceable global warming reduction laws or treaties we must demand to be enacted:
1. Demand new national and international laws or treaties to create a revenue-neutral, Fee and Dividend-based global warming reduction program.
The Fee and Dividend plan will work because it puts a price on carbon fossil fuels use equal to their environmental damage and accomplishes this through market economy mechanisms. The Fee and Dividend plan’s rising fee on carbon pollution incentivizes a rapid shift from toxic fossil fuels to clean green energy. Its direct dividend payments to all those individuals, companies, and nations that reduce their fossil fuel use is the profit motive and self-interest key that will strongly incentivize the rapid transition to green energy generation essential to our survival.
This Fee and Dividend plan is also revenue-neutral and not the investment banker-friendly, grossly flawed Cap and Trade program continually promoted by the fossil fuel industry, its lobbyists, investment bankers and the fossil fuel-related, owned, or influenced media
Fee and Dividend laws or treaties would quickly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by placing a fee on carbon dioxide (CO2) or equivalent gases. This fee would be levied against all fossil fuels at their point of entry into the economy.
Almost 100% of the collected revenue would be returned as a monthly, quarterly, or annual direct payment to every citizen, business, or nation that uses less fossil fuel energy or moves to green energy. Hence the concept that this fee is revenue-neutral. This revenue-neutral feature would protect low and middle-class citizens from the rising consumer costs associated with the carbon fee and the critical rapid transition to green energy generation. It will quickly spread the financial benefits of green energy transition to every area of the world.
In the U.S. current proposals would start the fee at $15 per ton of CO2 equivalent (3/4 of a penny per pound) and raise $10-$20 per ton each year (1/2-1 penny per pound). The fee would continue to rise until total U.S. CO2 equivalent emissions had been reduced to 10% or less of U.S. CO2 equivalent emissions in 1990. (The projected carbon fee is estimated to quickly reach $40-$100 per ton.)
To protect national businesses from actions of other countries that do not have or enforce equivalent carbon Fee and Dividend pricing mechanisms, a compensating border adjustment would be enacted. All goods coming from countries without a Fee and Dividend carbon price equivalent would be subjected to an equivalent compensating fee at the border of the fee compliant nation. Goods leaving a compliant nation for sale in a fee noncompliant country would be reimbursed that fee at the compliant nation’s border at the time of export.
No other program will be more effective and faster to adopt globally than the Fee and Dividend plan because it:
Financially stimulates low-carbon innovation and the creation of jobs in green energy generation.
It is the fairest current revenue-neutral method of motivating and mobilizing the critical and necessary high-speed transition to green energy generation and away from fossil fuels.
Offsets individual citizens higher energy costs with direct dividend payments for conservation and going green.
Immediately and radically reduces emissions in all sectors and areas globally, thereby moving toward carbon neutrality (net zero carbon) by strongly incentivizing carbon pollution reductions and efficiencies.
Creates a stable, predictable carbon price benchmark for business planning and puts the carbon fee at the source (well, mine, or port). This way businesses don't directly absorb costs. Carbon fee border adjustments will also encourage other nations to price carbon similarly to avoid paying the difference at other national borders. This will help create a competitive and level fossil fuel reduction playing field amongst the nations.
It is not easily exploitable by investment bankers and other wealthy special interests who could easily use current Cap and Trade plans to delay or defer expanding green energy generation while continuing carbon pollution and while making vast fortunes buying and selling Cap and Trade credits for owners and Wall Street brokers. Think of Cap and Trade as the “business as usual” scheme of the wealthy few to maintain the status quo for as long as possible. Think of the Fee and Dividend plan as the fairest plan for the well-being of the many as well as the fastest possible transition facilitator to green energy generation for almost all of our energy needs.
It is quickly implementable and is a rational, transparent, and simple policy.
Will quickly generate widespread public support because of its direct and near immediate financial dividend payments.
It is a great policy tool that actually has an excellent chance of being implemented politically. This is because both liberals and conservatives can support it. What makes it an attractive policy for conservatives is that the program creates minimal bureaucracy and does not expand the size of government. Citizens are free to use their dividends as they choose, presumably in part to reduce their use of carbon, to offset the increased cost of carbon due to the carbon fee. Its appeal to liberals is that it will help keep the environment safe.
At every level where rapid and effective change away from fossil fuel dependence will be necessary, the Fee and Dividend program has the greatest hope of motivating and immediately mobilizing the necessary green energy generation, use, and effective energy conservation changes that will keep the greatest possible amount of fossil fuels in the ground forever. Please note that these funds will also help compensate or retrain those individuals, companies, or nations who will suffer as the needed fossil fuel reductions are enforced. But, they will not be nearly enough for all the compensation or retraining needed. (See further below for the other necessary revenue-raising actions to be taken to raise enough money to cover all of the compensation and retraining that will be needed.)
No other known fee measure (other than Fee and Dividend) will act as quickly or effectively to lessen the escalating global warming extinction emergency and avert crossing more global warming tipping points. (If you are still uncertain about the details of how the Fee and Dividend plan will work to finance the various actions listed above, please read this Wikipedia article here.)
What the new Fee and Dividend program fees will be used for
In addition to paying dividends for reducing fossil fuel use, part of the Fee and Dividend plan proceeds will also help finance the following critical activities. In priority those critical activities are:
A. Establish a central, honest global broadcast center that would serve primarily to warn and educate. It would warn people about the current global warming extinction emergency and provide accurate global warming education and public relations support in mass mobilization type campaigns on why we all have to comply with many difficult, painful and costly global warming reduction laws or treaties and other changes that will suddenly be enforced by our governments so that we may survive.
There will be tremendous sacrifices, changes, and losses involved in implementing the needed global fossil fuel reductions at every level. If there is not an honest, educational process on the many negatives that will be widely experienced in the critical emergency transition to green energy generation, people will feel betrayed and become very upset and angry. It will then become much harder to make the needed reductions because people will feel they have been blindsided and not adequately prepared or educated about what must happen to save the future.
These educational programs would also explain the equal or event better survival, health, and economic benefits that our transition to clean green energy and away from fossil fuel will produce. Right now the public media is not telling the real story of both the positives and the negatives and, too many of our climate experts and climate organizations are also not telling the real and full story because of political and economic pressure overriding their research.
This honest broadcast center and honest public educational process is critical because the general public is not at all ready for the rapid transition required, and the resulting radical changes in energy generation and energy distribution. It will take nothing less than a massive accurate global public relations and education program to help the general public understand why these rapid changes are needed, why these changes are beneficial to their futures, why individual self-directed actions alone are not enough, and why the escalating global warming extinction emergency is everyone's worst enemy.
We can never forget that change usually evokes fear and the now needed radical changes will evoke massive fears. If there is not a massive government endorsed and funded educational and public relations program about why these difficult changes must be immediately enacted, the general population will become violent and revolt. Any politicians endorsing the needed changes will be thrown out of office if this educational and public relations step is ignored, and we will be back to zero and nothing significant will be done to further reduce global warming.
The financial dividends of the Fee and Dividend program will help lessen that fear and help stimulate adoption, but any sudden, radical, and costly large-scale change will still evoke intense fear, resistance, and counteraction. The successful use of large-scale public education and public relations is not unprecedented. A large-scale education and public relations program is exactly what was used to mobilize the United States in World War II and was foundational to its later victory.
Over time, the citizens of the world will be brought to understand, through these education and public relations programs, the severity, and immediacy of the challenge that the global warming extinction emergency presents. These education and public relations programs must take place concurrently with top-down enforcement of the new global warming reduction laws or treaties. Although many individuals will quickly comply with their national laws or treaties, many others will not commit themselves to any collective effort to remedy this emergency unless they better understand why it is necessary. Over time, this global education and public relations campaign will help the current culture’s transition from the dying fossil fuel age into the life-promoting green energy age. If this global education and public relations campaign is done correctly, the population of the world will begin to feel a powerful sense of common and collective destiny and high moral purpose, knowing their rational actions are saving themselves, their children, and future generations.
The most challenging thing this new global warming broadcast center will have to do is educate about the negative consequences and dilemmas that will need to be endured if we are to get close enough to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets to save humanity. Here are several of the worst of those negative dilemmas that the world will have to go through to reach or get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets:
1. the world will naturally go into a steep global economic depression and probably a worldwide economic depression until we can complete scale-up green energy generation to replace fossil fuel energy generation.
2. Up to 50% of the world's population could die of starvation in the transition to green energy generation because fossil fuels are a primary reason powering the world's agricultural and husbandry successes. The dilemma here is that if we fail to reach or get very close to the 2025 targets most if not all of humanity will eventually die from the later phase consequences of global warming.
There are also many other painful negatives the public will need to be educated about to endure the consequences of our failure to act 35 years ago when we still had time left to make the changes in a much more gradual and less painful way. (For a more complete list of all of the educational challenges dealing with the negatives and dilemmas that this broadcast center will need to manage as we move away from fossil fuel energy generation, please see this page.)
B. We must create adequate national and international new job transition training and recovery subsidies and funding that would assist all individuals, businesses, and nations that will suffer significant financial losses or closures because of the rapidly falling use of fossil fuels. For example, carbon Fee and Dividend revenues will help compensate and assist developing nations in stopping using fossil fuels. It will also help developing nations leapfrog over the building or expanding any current fossil fuel energy generation systems directly into building or expanding green energy generation systems like solar or wind power.
We cannot forget to financially both compensate and subsidize and actively assist all of those individuals, businesses, and nations who will be harmed financially in this rapid transition away from fossil fuels. This support would naturally also include providing new job training in positions for the new green economy or positions in other industries.
This step is critical to the success of all global fossil fuel reduction procedures, especially when the needed 2025 reductions are so severe. It is the unsurfaced fear of change and how it will harm the current status quo, which is a major source of the inertia that has prevented humanity from effectively managing the global warming extinction emergency over the last 35 years.
If we do not handle this fear of change by assuring those whose jobs, livelihoods or assets are threatened we will assist them in this transition and help minimize any losses, it is highly unlikely we will be successful making the required 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. (Please see the following research article on cultural trauma, social inertia and climate change for a deeper understanding of the critical early importance of implementing this fear of change management and compensation step.)
(More will be said further below on what additionally will need to be done beyond the Fee and Dividend revenue to raise adequate funding to cover all of the compensation and retraining that will be required as the radical fossil fuel reductions are enforced.)
C. Fund the rapid scaling-up of the transfer of sustainable agriculture technology (SAT) to current proponents of fossil fuel-based agriculture. This SAT is essential because fossil fuel use will be radically reduced to meet the 2025 targets, and if sustainable agriculture technology is not widely available, there will be massive global starvation.
(Please keep in mind that points B and C above deal with the critical political and practical issues of getting the radical reductions in global fossil fuel use executed successfully before 2025. Without these two things being done simultaneously with the radical fossil fuel reductions, there is little to no possibility those individuals and industries who will be severely adversely affected will ever politically allow those reductions to happen --- even if they know it means their own later and eventual demise.)
D. Fund appropriate technologies to help us rapidly achieve complete global green energy generation as soon as is technologically possible. (See MIT study on those realistic timeframes.) Appropriate new technologies will have a major role in the long-term retooling and reorientation of our economy to facilitate the final transition to green renewable energy. It can improve smart grid systems, energy storage capabilities, electricity-based mass transportation, retrofitting buildings, sustainable agriculture, zero waste, and more. Appropriate green technology can even help provide access to cleaner and greener cooking for the poorest 3 billion people who spend hours each day collecting solid biomass fuels and burning them for cooking.
Appropriate new technologies are not some new upgraded version of nuclear power or scaling up the older versions of nuclear power. Nuclear power is not the solution. It is another cool new set of problems that avoid the real solution which is radically reducing global fossil fuel usage to the levels mentioned above. Additionally, there is no possible way to physically scale-up building enough new nuclear reactor energy generation capacity to replace ALL of global fossil fuel use in the amounts needed (mentioned above) and, in the time needed to save us from the worst consequences that will occur over the next 30-50 years.
E. Fund other possible new technologies as an emergency backup plan if we fail to meet the two critical scale up green energy and scale down fossil fuel use targets (mentioned above); but only after we have first well funded the actions detailed above. This is our last-chance-plan for when all other remedial actions of the Job One Plan have failed to slow or lessen escalating global warming and we are about to go over the climate cliff into out of control global warming and Phase 2 and 3 of the Climageddon Scenario.
In spite of the grand promises that are being touted about how new geoengineering technologies may help us suck carbon out of the atmosphere, there are critical warnings about any rushed or desperate implementation of these new and unproven technologies. A myriad of unsolved problems attend the proposed “geoengineering” technologies, not the least of which is they are still in the “theoretical drawing board stage,” have no economically proven working models, they cannot be scaled to draw down carbon as computer-modeled, and much more.
Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs) are particularly troublesome, and these currently nonexistent technologies are built into current IPCC prediction models. One overwhelming reason they are not feasible any time soon is that some examples of them require growing carbon crops on land the size of India, each and every year for decades. The world does not have anything close to this amount of land to lend to a carbon capture scheme, because the land is already being used for food crops for human use and consumption. When the choice is starving hundreds of millions of people to grow carbon-capture crops to remediate what humans did in the past, then we must say that this plan is non-sense and look for other technologies. And as Professor Kevin Anderson explains in his lucid video in March 2017, that nonsense is just what many of the international IPCC models now suggest.
The key warnings about planning for nonexistent or economically unproven new technologies (particularly those that will save us by sucking carbon out of the air,) to resolve the global warming extinction emergency are:
We cannot allow new, nonexistent or economically unproven technologies to lull us into a false sense of comfort that we can continue to pour more carbon and methane pollution into our atmosphere—or preserve the dying fossil fuel energy generation business model. The emphasis on the development of these new technologies must always be to move past the fossil fuel energy generation age. There can be no turning back! We have entered the age of green energy generation, and we need to go forward full speed to get us out of the existing escalating global warming extinction emergency.
Before demonstrations at scale with proven economic viability, we cannot expect that “theoretically drawing board” of geoengineering technologies will save us from what is coming. Relying heavily on miraculous new technologies to save us is a dangerous strategy and should never replace the primary focus of doing the most in-harmony-with-nature actions and the other systemic actions recommended in the Job One Plan. These actions do not carry the potentially disastrous side effects of many new technologies employed as last chance solutions suggested in the most desperate of times and situations.
We must never forget that almost all new technology is based on mechanical, three-dimensional engineering principles that are far simpler than the principles of complex adaptive systems like the biological and climate systems of our precious planet. Engineering is generally a simple and linear three-dimensional set of cause-and-effect actions. Biology and the climate are complex adaptable systems with nonlinear, self-organizing, and unpredictable spontaneously emergent They should be seen as having many more non-cause-and-effect “dimensions.” They also have far more unknown and complex tipping points, interconnectivities, and interdependencies than are found within the limited mechanical rules and solutions characteristic of the nonliving, mechanical world. Frequently, applying mechanical solutions to complex adaptive systems such as our biological and climate systems results in unpleasant surprises in the form of unintended negative consequences.
We cannot allow our individual or collective hubris about our many great mechanical engineering accomplishments to blind us to the risk of overlooking the possibility that new mechanical technology solutions applied to global warming’s complex adaptable systems may, in fact, produce equal or even greater damage than the problem they're meant to solve. For example, placing massive amounts of sun-reflecting particles into the complex adaptive system of the atmosphere and global climate is being widely discussed as a mechanical new technology solution to the global warming extinction emergency. What if, as an unintended side effect, those particles blocked the normal rainfall in a nuclear-armed country like China and caused immediate mass starvation and death? With its own population dying before its eyes, where do you think the Chinese government would point its nuclear weapons, or from whom would they demand immediate restitution? The unintended risks could easily and quickly get out of hand, leading to unpredictable and potentially worse consequences if any of the nations harmed have nuclear weapons. Additionally, once our ecological and climate systems have been stressed beyond their respective tipping points and points of no return, it will be far too late to develop or deploy any technologically useful geoengineering repair or cooling For additional information on the many problems and dangers of geoengineering solutions to the global warming extinction emergency, see these articles by Andrew Revkin, Chelsea Harvey, and John Vidal.
We also cannot expect to extend the use or lifespan of fossil fuels by increasing fossil fuel consumption efficiency. Collective experience and research has repeatedly shown that using technology to increase fossil fuel consumption efficiency or conservation frequently increases overall fossil fuel use rather than reducing it. This is because of the economic savings that increased fossil fuel energy efficiency or conservation provides, acting to create more cash resources to buy or use more things dependent upon using more fossil fuels. This is known as Jevons’s paradox.
In further qualification to what is been said in the section above, it is necessary to state that:
a. While carbon capture technology will not save us from the unavoidable consequences now coming towards us due to the laws of physics and cause-and-effect, at the end of the 21st-century and in the following centuries carbon capture technology may be essential to gradually reduce carbon PPM levels back down to the life-compatible safe zone from carbon 270 carbon 350 ppm. Over centuries and depending upon how high our final carbon turn-around level is (carbon 500, 600, 800 ppm, etc.,) if we do not gradually scale up some kind of sustainable carbon capture to get us back down to the carbon 270-350 ppm level, we may not be able to save even the 1 billion or fewer survivors of this emergency as the decades pass.
b. New technology will always play some role, but not the role everyone is hoping for --- the role of the miracle last-minute savior. The essential role that new technology will play will be in providing breakthroughs that will allow increased food production in the poor soils and the sunlight-poor growing seasons of the far north and the far south. New technology will no doubt also provide new solutions to moving our infrastructure to the safe zones as well as creating new types of more sustainable infrastructure and energy generation and use. New technology will also supply many other breakthroughs that will facilitate those who do survive living longer and more comfortably.
2. Demand world political leaders require their respective national intelligence agencies and national security agencies to take immediate and full responsibility for re-analyzing current global warming research and rapidly reporting the updated security threats, predicted consequences, and new timetables.
It's time to stop engaging in the false hope that the underfunded Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change of the United Nations (IPCC) can or should be taking on the lead research and analysis responsibility for the future of humanity or producing accurate reports which include tipping points!
It's time to recognize and publicly “reassign” the full final responsibility for creating a complete and accurate risk analysis for the current and future security threat levels of the global warming extinction emergency to our respective national intelligence agencies and national security agencies.
There are many good reasons for “transferring” those senior global warming research and analysis responsibilities
The IPCC has failed to carry out its mandate effectively. (Click here to see more about this.)
Escalating global warming is the one common security threat to all nations, which if not managed correctly, will eventually destabilize our global civilization. The best and brightest of the intelligence agencies analysts already know much of what's in the new Climageddon book. They also know that if they continue to fail to properly inform their politicians to protect the world, they also fail to protect their nation and their own families. In general, there is sufficient intellectual capability and access to accurate information available, along with qualified, self-interested people within intelligence agencies. They know escalating global warming is the ultimate no-win game where we will all come to a painful end if their politicians do not have all of the non-politicized facts and then act effectively to protect and preserve our common well-being. The intelligence agencies already know that if the global warming extinction emergency reaches late Phase 3 or Phase 4 of the Climageddon Scenario, it is the beginning of the end of civilization itself! Because of the sheer power of self-preservation, it is realistic to believe many courageous individuals within our intelligence agencies will sooner or later fight through whatever bureaucratic or political resistance exists to ensure their respective politicians fully understand that global warming is the largest single and escalating security threat the world faces in the 21st-century.
Intelligence agencies have the mandated first and final legal responsibility to speak truth to power. Excluding global thermonuclear war, escalating global warming is the single most serious risk to both national security and humanity. Therefore, the responsibility for accurate global warming risk analysis and reporting to our political leaders must be “re-assigned” to respective national intelligence agencies and national security agencies. These intelligence agencies are also ethically obligated to present this security information clearly and simply enough to their respective politicians so that they fully understand the scope and scale of all risks, time frames, and consequences involved.
Intelligence agencies of the world have the budgets, resources, research capabilities, and expert analytic capabilities to do these annual risk analysis updates far better than an easily politically influenced and grossly underfunded agency like the IPCC. Our well-funded intelligence agencies are far more capable of accessing and hiring the best climate scientists and related researchers to quantify the escalating security threat of global warming than any other existing entity or organization.
The politicians of any nation whose intelligence agency has produced such reports and briefings will tend to give those reports and briefings more credibility and legitimacy than any presented by an underfunded, under-resourced, and expertise-challenged UN agency. Consequently, it would be immeasurably more difficult for our politicians to ignore these credible dire warnings.
Having global warming reports produced by national intelligence agencies would also help to educate and motivate the public. The key issue is “believing” the truth that we are in the middle of a global warming extinction emergency of the scope, scale, and urgency presented here. In 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. President Roosevelt used this as the catalyst to engender a US mass mobilization for warfare. Most people don’t recall that Roosevelt had begun planning and preparation for this mass mobilization and the military was ready to swing into full-scale action. Business was also ready to support the effort. Currently, with our fractured political system, and with mobilization to leave the fossil fuel era remote and still only a suggestion, the first issue is to provide the optimal credibility mechanism so that the US and the nations of the world, along with their citizenry can “believe” that immediate mass mobilization is truly necessary. The Job One Plan suggests that national intelligence and national security agencies can best substantiate the reality of the dire crisis we find ourselves in as described here and that they are the most likely organizations and entities that can be “believed.” Having these highly credible sources educate the public on why radical fossil fuel reductions must take place immediately is critical. This public education factor could also have the beneficial side effect of creating a more accurately informed citizenry, which will better hold their politicians to account for any delays in taking immediate action to resolve the global warming extinction emergency.
Regular reports and briefings from respective intelligence agencies may well be crucial for political systems and their respective publics. For some time to come, it will likely be necessary to both combat and neutralize the anti-science, climate denial propaganda machine abundantly financed by a dying fossil fuel industry. These intelligence agency reports would also serve to validate and confirm good climate science, as well as accurate consequence prediction models and time frames. This validation and credibility factor will be indispensable to politicians as they ask their citizens to make the many costly, difficult, and radical sacrifices now needed in order to save humanity and civilization.
Despite the military entanglements and extreme nationalism that pervades the histories of national security and intelligence agencies, the Job One Plan asserts that humanity has no better current mechanism for persuading the world’s political systems and the public that the common enemy the escalating global warming extinction emergency is real. There are no more credible organizations available to illuminate the overwhelming common plight we all face. While climate scientists and related disciplines have provided the complex information basis that asserts that the global warming extinction emergency is actually at the scope, scale, and urgency explained herein, the unfortunate reality is that the “relatively” uncomplex information related to the global warming extinction emergency is both disputed and obscured by vested financial interests. Trillions of dollars are at stake for the dying fossil fuel industry, and it will be defended. Therefore, the world’s intelligence agencies are one of the best last remaining options for both correcting the IPCC’s underestimations and other flaws as well as for establishing high credibility for the correct global warming information.
3. Have the world’s political leaders demand annual global warming updates from their respective intelligence agencies, which going forward will always include projection scenarios related to crossing more tipping points.
In spite of the escalating emergency, global warming update reports are far too infrequent (about once every 5 to 7 years from the IPCC). Carbon ppm levels are rising when they should be dropping dramatically. Each increase in carbon ppm in our atmosphere again tolls the warning bell of IPCC failure.
Unfortunately, by continuing to rely on the IPCC for accurate global warming information, we are doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result—the classic Einsteinian definition of insanity. Our tipping point prone escalating emergency is far too dangerous and moving far too fast to not have annual updates by the most qualified parties with the greatest resources and vested security interests.
We must also create a comprehensive global warming annual risk report that will include the consequences of crossing global warming tipping points. By having every intelligence agency in the world produce an annual national update on the current state of the escalating global warming extinction emergency for both politicians and the public, we would also be creating inherent checks and balances against underestimation, errors, or intentional deceit by rogue intelligence agencies, outlier governments, or conflicting nongovernmental organizations.
These multiple annual reports coming from many different intelligence agencies would quickly expose any nation hiding critical global warming information for their own temporary benefit. In time, these national intelligence agencies and the individuals within them would also see the many benefits of cooperating on research and sharing confirmable and comprehensive risk analyses.
Similarly, it would be against the interest of rogue national intelligence agencies to be caught hiding critical information or falsifying information for a perceived temporary national benefit when the other nations’ intelligence agencies publish their contradicting annual global warming reports. As an extra safeguard against deceptive practices, once the multiple intelligence agency annual global warming reports have been made publicly available, leading climate scientists from around the world can review them, looking for common patterns, omissions, or errors within and between these multiple intelligence agency reports.
Similar to the way the scientific method works in advanced scientific systems, peer review and consolidation by non-intelligence community scientists would reveal additional valuable information that single intelligence agencies might miss or misrepresent, as well as reveal omissions that could serve to inequitably benefit any single nation. The intelligence agencies that produce the most accurate annual global warming reports will gain prestige around the world and become the standard for credibility and reliability. For the best agencies, this will likely result in increased funding and budget discretion.
4. Demand new international and national laws or treaties that will provide government subsidies and incentives for expanding green energy generation.
We have to radically scale up green energy production and use—at least as fast as or faster than we are reducing fossil fuel energy use and generation to avoid total economic collapse.
Specifically, we will need to mass-mobilize the production and use of green technologies such as wind turbines, solar panels, high capacity non-toxic battery storage, hydrogen fuel cell or electric light-duty vehicles, and more efficient end-use devices, especially in appliances, lighting, air conditioning, and industrial processes.
5. Demand new international and national laws or treaties that will rapidly remove government subsidies from fossil fuel energy generation.
The fantastically wealthy $28 trillion a year global fossil fuel industry is much more dependent on global government handouts than is widely realized. In 2015, governments worldwide subsidized the fossil fuel industry with an estimated $5.3 trillion, giving this dying industry 50 times more than the $120 billion that went to renewable energy subsidies. Governments are thereby unconsciously paying for their nation’s global warming caused self-destruction!
Amazingly, some fossil fuel subsidies went to boost oil consumption. In effect, taxpayer dollars from around the world are being used to subsidize more toxic fossil fuel pollution, escalating global warming, and its catastrophic and unhealthy consequences.
6. Demand new international and national laws or treaties that will rapidly remove government subsidies from the production of cattle and pork, and also demand massive additional taxes to be placed on all cattle and pork production.
The world's cattle and pig production produces massive amounts of methane gas. It also requires vast quantities of fossil fuels and destroys land that will be needed for the carbon capture natural sequestration strategies. If we hope to meet the 2025 targets, we must also radically reduce all global cattle and pork production.
7. Demand new laws or treaties that will incentivize full divestment from the dying fossil fuel energy generation industry.
The fossil fuel industry is dying as the green energy revolution continues to grow. While it may be difficult to accept these radical changes, this is as it should be. One important realization related to this change is to understand that the fossil fuel world will, by necessity die, if for no other reason than we cannot continue to run our world economies on lower quality, harder to get, dirtier, and more expensive fossil fuels. The reliance on tar sands, super-polluting processes like fracking, and dangerous super-deep drilling systems will only get worse in the near future. So, it is not a matter of “if” the fossil fuel era will end, but “when.” As the public begins to understand the urgent necessity of leaving fossil fuels behind, and as global warming extinction emergency is increasingly illuminated and substantiated, fossil fuel-related industries will go the way of dinosaurs. Consequently, many people heavily invested in this dying industry will sooner or later suffer huge financial losses.
To prevent the unscrupulous from trying to unfairly profit from this dying industry, new laws or treaties need to be enacted to:
A. incentivize fossil fuel divestment and
B. punish those “gaming the system” to stop windfall profiteering on the sudden and rapid changes in production, pricing, distribution, carbon fees, or inventories that this dying industry will experience as fossil fuel use radically shrinks and the green energy revolution rapidly expands.
How might the system be gamed? As an example, the fossil fuel industry might hear ahead of its competitors that Fee and Dividend per ton carbon fees are going to go up again on a certain date on any fossil fuels that will be subsequently removed from the ground. Before the new carbon fees take place, a fossil fuel producer could accelerate its extraction process many times beyond normal by creating an out-of-the-ground large non-taxable inventory. This would allow that business to “game the system” and obtain windfall profits on the fossil fuels it just quickly stockpiled. The new laws or treaties must prevent all such activities.
8. Demand new laws or treaties to tax all fossil fuel profits at significantly higher rates.
Governments will need to provide a massive retraining of fossil fuel industry-related employees, as well as funding many retooling projects while subsidizing new green energy infrastructure. Considerably higher taxes on remnant fossil fuel profits may also need to be authorized and legislated.
9. Demand new international and national laws or treaties that mandate the creation of emergency recovery reserve funds equal to 5% of national GDPs.
This is another way to raise the required revenue in order for each nation to cope with the rapidly rising costs of escalating global warming catastrophes. The modern world has never experienced the rising scope, scale, and frequency of loss and destruction that will continue to accumulate and accelerate as global warming moves toward crossing more tipping points and deeper into the Climageddon Scenario phases.
Some estimates have suggested that if we survive, it will eventually take $200-$600 trillion dollars to repair the damage. To put that amount in perspective, that is roughly 4-6 times the total annual GDP of the entire world’s economic systems.! Unless we create a minimum 5% emergency reserve fund for each nation, it is difficult to conceptualize how will be able to constructively ameliorate continuing and escalating global warming catastrophe costs.
10. Demand new laws or treaties mandating that fossil fuel (and other) corporations pay for past and current environmental and health damages caused by their products.
It has been recently discovered that some fossil fuel companies like Exxon appear to have known their products were causing global warming damage and degradation for over 30 years. This suggests that a reasonable interpretation of their actions could be seen as knowingly harming or intentionally harming the health air, water, and land belonging to all of us.
If these allegations are “proven” by legal action, Exxon will be guilty of offloading the pollution damage and health costs of their products onto the citizens and taxpayers of their respective nations while they kept all the profits from their knowingly destructive acts. If this is demonstrated, the intentional harm projected upon the public should be seriously penalized, and appropriate restitution should result.
New laws or treaties requiring fossil fuel-related companies to pay for past and present health and environmental damage should be enacted at the same time as the other global warming reduction-related laws or treaties mentioned in this document. The governments of the world will need restitution payments as part of the funding to repair past fossil fuel damage and to facilitate the fast migration to clean green energy generation. Click here to see an article describing how to get financial restitution for damages you have suffered in global warming-aggravated storms.
11. Demand the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and other power centers call for the immediate emergency meeting of world’s leaders, as well as facilitate verification and enforcement of global warming reduction laws or treaties.
Without a global government that has verification and enforcement powers, individual nations or corporations will have incentives to “cheat,” thus gaining competitive advantages. This is because they believe they are immune to outside verification, enforcement, or punishment.
Unless some kind of effective international mechanisms is put in place for global verification and enforcement of these new global warming laws or treaties, they will be as ineffective and toothless as the reduction pledges, promises, and intentions of the various IPCC conferences. Without strong verification procedures and globally enforceable penalties evenly applied to all structures and negotiated agreements, there is little hope we will change our ways in time and not go extinct.
Luckily, there are several strategic and innovative ways to ensure all global warming cheaters, treaty violators, or treaty non-signers gain no competitive or other advantages. Some individuals may initially be uncomfortable with bypassing the failed IPCC structures in the manner described below, but please keep an open mind.
We are in a desperate corner and forced to utilize the most effective methods with the right resources—even if the agents of this new solution are not perfect or have checkered histories.
If the solution proposed below makes you uncomfortable, after reviewing it ask yourself: What other current options have any proven track record or realistic hope of being more effective? We are potentially going to be trapped in the perfect storm of perfect storms. To adapt an old saying, we need to consider any port in a superstorm.
In the title of this section, we mention the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). These organizations already have a track record of facilitating the negotiation of international agreements and treaties. They also have a history of managing and In some cases, assisting with enforcing those international agreements or treaties. Additionally, many of the world’s largest corporations and nations have already developed some level of trust and confidence in their existing relationships with these organizations. If requested to do so, the World Trade Organization (WTO) could be tasked to:
A. help negotiate the necessary international global warming reduction laws and treaties with adequate verification and enforcement penalties,
B. arbitrate disputes over execution or implementation of resulting law or treaty enactment issue areas, or specific parts of these.,
C. set up mechanisms to verify that nations or corporations are complying with the negotiated global warming laws and treaties, and
D. impose fees and penalties on trade deals or trade items from any nation or corporation shown to be violating the global warming reduction laws or treaties; increasing trade penalties could accompany repeated violations to always ensure the prompt removal of any profit incentive for ongoing violations.
Also, if requested to do so, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) could:
1. collect and hold in trust all global warming law or treaty violation penalty fees,
2. Disperse global warming fees and penalties collected,
3.impose additional interest penalty fees on every existing bank loan for any nation or corporation caught violating the new global warming reduction laws or treaties; these increased interest penalty fees could also independently escalate with repeated violations to a level that replaces any cheating profits with equal cheating penalties, and
4. on the basis of repeated gross violations of global warming laws or treaties, nations or corporations could even be denied loans.
Additional tools and power centers for enforcing and collecting penalties on carbon pollution cheaters:
There are other well-established international power centers capable of penalizing any corporation or nation—across international borders—that might seek to cheat and violate the negotiated international global warming reduction laws or treaties. Among these power centers are the international and national banking transaction clearinghouses that handle clearing and processing of the world’s banking transactions.
Once these and similar international organizations act to collect violation penalties, here's how it would work. These banking transactional clearinghouses would impose a small additional penalty fee on every banking or checking transaction of any nation or corporation caught violating the new global warming reduction laws or treaties.
All collected transactional interest penalty fees, Fee and Dividend fees, and other fees or penalties could eventually be directed into the IMF or some other similar international banking organization that would act as trustee for holding all collected funds. These collected funds could then be dispersed to various areas (as mentioned above in the Fee and Dividend section). Proper dispersal of these funds could be overseen by qualified legal and accounting administrators, as well as a panel of global warming experts chosen from all nations.
12. Demand the governments of the world also start preparing to triage the tremendous psychological and emotional trauma that will be experienced by both climagees and survivors.
Because of the unimaginable trauma that will occur as global warming progresses and its worst consequences unfold phase by phase, there will be a special need for many more pre-trained and ready qualified, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and ministers of all faiths. These individuals will be urgently needed to help everyone recover from the many either the forced or inhibited survival and migration-related traumas or, the deep survivor's guilt in those lucky enough to survive or get to safe zones in time.
If any of the best of humanity is to survive in the safe stones in reasonably healthy psychological or spiritual terms, this need for a massive healing and processing of the emotional and psychological traumas by an adequate number of qualified professionals must be planned in advance and taken into careful consideration.
In the face of the severe levels of trauma that will be experienced by politicians, administrators and the military who will have to make and enforce the life and death decisions at our borders and the many traumatized individuals and families trying to cross those borders or survive wherever they are, there is no other option but to anticipate this coming emotional and psychological crisis and start preparing for it immediately.
13. Whenever needed, enact a special extinction aversion tax assessment on the world's wealthiest individuals, corporations, nations, philanthropies, and trusts to ensure adequate financing for all of the government's global warming resolution actions listed above.
This is because all of the funding measures described above most likely will still not be enough. It likely will take one or many global warming extinction emergency tax assessments on the world's wealthiest individuals, corporations, nations, philanthropies, and trusts to adequately fund all the above emergency and transition needs.
This is particularly true regarding the compensation and retraining of all of the individuals, companies, and governments most harmed by the required global fossil fuel reductions during our extinction emergency.
No matter how many additional tax assessments it takes on the ultra-wealthy, those with the most to gain, lose, or preserve must also give the most. Additionally, it is the patriotic, moral, ethical, and justice and legal responsibility of those with the most resources in this extinction emergency to come forward and help save humanity while protecting themselves!
In part 4 of the Job One Plan, we strongly recommend that you start reading in the section called, Why the world's wealthiest corporations, individuals and philanthropies are the most responsible for the escalating global warming extinction emergency and saving us from extinction. Please also read the two sections below it. In those sections, you will find many compelling reasons why the wealthy entities paying these additional taxes ultimately will not want to fight or resist them.
Those ultra-wealthy entities being required to pay these assessed additional taxes might also benefit from seeing how these payments have additional relevance to the social, economic, and political ideas, benefits, and principles behind the Indian Potlatch or even the Jewish Jubilee.
In the end, if we do not work together on this unfolding global catastrophe with everyone paying and sacrificing what they must, there will be no winners anywhere! And,
14. Ensure climate justice while executing all of the above action steps. For almost all of the above actions, those instituting the critical actions above must also take into consideration that there must be justice in this transition to a new clean energy world and economy. This also means a justice that benefits poor nations, people of color, displaced workers, and poor communities. It includes jobs with a family-sustaining wage and that maintain the right to unionize. This justice also includes an equitable response to the historical and present-day experiences of low-income communities, communities of color, indigenous communities, rural and urban communities and the front-line communities most affected by global warming.)
How the three extinction-evoking tipping points of carbon 425, 500 and 600 ppm create a condition where global warming management becomes out of humanity's future control
What most people do not fully realize is that at some soon point after passing the first tipping point of carbon 425-450 ppm, we will no longer be able to avoid unimaginable future global warming catastrophes or mass extinction. After we cross the carbon 425 ppm climate cliff, our loss of control is because we will begin triggering:
- evermore natural climate system tipping points.
- much larger naturally occurring methane releases from the tundra, permafrost, and ocean shelves.
- additional natural carbon releases from our deep oceans, trees, and soils.
Eventually, these natural systems will go into positive feedback loops with each other or cross their own internal tipping points. These positive feedback loops will once again increase the average global temperature. This further triggers increased-heat caused releases of evermore naturally generated methane and carbon, which once again, further increases average global temperature in an endless cycle. Unfortunately, these increasing temperatures will go on and on until the Earth finally corrects itself hundreds or thousands of years in the future.
Unlike humanity's remaining ability to control and regulate its use of fossil fuels, if we cross the carbon 425-450 ppm tipping point, control of our future transfers to nature's control! There will be nothing we can do to keep the other natural sources of carbon and methane from crossing their own internal tipping points or entering into positive feedback loops. Once we pass the carbon 425-450 tipping point, nature takes over and global warming becomes a runaway train of ever-increasing average global temperature lasting for centuries or longer.
Humanity's inability to control these large, complex natural systems, tipping points, and positive feedback loops IS the most crucial reason why we cannot fail to meet the 2025 global targets. If we do not meet the 2025 targets, as soon as 2025, we will let any remaining control of the global warming extinction emergency slip out our hands for many human lifespans.
We do not have until 2050, 2040, or 2035 to make the required global fossil fuel reductions to save ourselves as many governments and fossil fuel companies want you to believe. We also do not have until even 2030 to make the required fossil fuel reductions as many prominent but ill-informed environmental groups want you to believe.
We have only until 2025 to make the required global fossil fuel reductions to prevent going over the carbon 425-450 ppm climate cliff and losing all meaningful control of our global warming future.
This extinction emergency creates a series of compelling 600 trillion dollar questions hanging in the air: (600 trillion dollars plus is the estimate for the total global warming damage costs that we will occur if some of us manage to survive.)
1. Why aren't the brightest minds in the world's intelligence agencies screaming at their national politicians about meeting the 2025 targets and this nearly out of control extinction emergency?
3. Why aren't our intelligence agencies (as well as the world's wealthiest individuals and corporations,) getting our politicians to realize that they have exp1osed ALL of humanity to an imminent and an irrational extinction? (More will be said about this in the next section.)
The above listed natural system climate tipping points and positive feedback loops are complicated, but we have further simplified their descriptions and interactions on this page. This page also will help you understand how the increasing methane releases from the tundra, permafrost, and ocean shelves will occur as well as how massive new carbon releases from our deep oceans, trees, and soils will occur.
The extreme and imminent threat that humanity has only faced in one other area
Because escalating global warming and its tipping points are happening at a global level, we find ourselves at an extreme and unconscionable threat level. In just a few decades, the threat of the global warming extinction emergency will wreak its havoc on almost everyone.
The current global warming threat is extreme because:
- Its consequences are already intensifying in severity, frequency, and scale and will soon begin to do so exponentially.
- Its tipping points will continue to be crossed at faster and faster rates. These crossed tipping points will produce more heat increases even faster and massive climate, biological, and human system crashes.
The time nearness of this threat is imminent because our emergency is developing on a timescale of just a few decades. This is very unlike the centuries or millennia developmental timescales which have occurred in each of Earth's five previous major extinction events.
Our current extinction threat is no longer just possible or probable. Once we cross the carbon 425 ppm climate cliff, the extinction threat becomes near-certain. When we pass the carbon 500 and 600 ppm tipping points, it IS a certain human, animal, and biological extinction catastrophe.
Once we go over the carbon 425 -450 ppm climate cliff, our extinction threat level rises to a level comparable to the threat level of a highly probable global nuclear war occurring soon. This is why the extreme threat level is merited. The accumulated destruction caused by global warming over the coming decades has the full capability of equaling or exceeding the devastation, suffering, and death of a global nuclear war.
Our politicians have ignored 35 years of scientific warnings. Our politicians have utterly failed to do their jobs. Our politicians have failed to protect us and manage this imminent and extreme threat, which not only threatens their nation and citizens, but also the survival of humanity and civilization itself.
Our politicians have successfully managed the global nuclear threat for the last 75 years. They also have done almost nothing over the last 35 years relating to the equal and eventually even higher risk of global warming extinction. Our global warming extinction emergency will unfold as the "ultimate disruptor" over the next 3 to 5 decades. Already it is causing considerable global financial loss, death, and hardship.
While you are legitimately panicking over all of this bad news, never forget that only by meeting the 2025 targets can we prevent Earth's sixth great extinction. Never forget that the global warming extinction emergency is not just the greatest disruptor of the 21st century, itis also the ultimate no-win game!
If you still have any confusion on how crossing global warming tipping points will lead us to mass extinction within your lifetime, please click here for detailed global warming tipping point documentation. (Click here for information to help you overcome your legitimate panic or remember this link as you read the next even worse news section.)
The Death and Extinction Spiral We Enter if We Miss the 2025 Global Fossil Fuel Reduction Targets
If we fail to hit our 2025 targets, the annual global fossil fuel reduction targets for the following year(s) will have to be increased even more than our already near unbearably 2025 targets. Consequently, these targets will be far less likely to be achieved in the following years!
If we fail, in addition to dramatically increasing the already high probability of the "game over" conditions and crossed tipping points described in this document happening, the following will also most probably happen:
1. We will have to shift even more resources and people onto the world's emergency backup plan (below,) to prepare for and adapt to the next wave of global warming's unavoidable and escalating consequences.
2. As we continue to fail to hit our even more severe fossil fuel reduction targets (needed to compensate for missing the 2025 targets,) we will be forced to once again shift even more resources and people onto the world's emergency backup plan and operations until most of the world's resources and people become tied up in either recovering from current global warming damages or preparing for the next wave of damages trying to avoid extinction.
Click here to see our new global warming and climate change Doomsday Clock.
What Action Steps are the Most Urgent to Execute?
To meet the 2025 targets in the little time we have left and to reduce the suffering and death caused by the side effects of rapidly reducing global fossil fuel use by 75% by 2025, we must make some of the government-driven action steps (listed above,) more urgent than others.
Here are the most urgent government-driven action steps we need to initially focus on:
1. Declare a national and international global warming extinction emergency to let the public know that a mass mobilization of resources to prevent this emergency is now necessary.
2. Have the world’s political leaders create essential new, verifiable, and enforceable laws and treaties to achieve the 2025 targets in time to save us from extinction. Without clear new laws to meet the 2025 targets, it will not happen.
3. Create a revenue-neutral, Fee and Dividend-based global warming reduction program. This will help fund all of the off fossil fuel transition needs as well as help incentivize the desired non-fossil fuel dependent new behaviors.
4. Scale-up green energy generation to replace fossil fuel energy generation as fast as possible. This action will help minimize the many economic and other hardships as we leave the use of fossil fuels to meet the 2025 targets.
5. Scale-up sustainable agriculture as fast as is possible to replace most of our current fossil fuel-based agriculture. This action will minimize mass starvation as fossil fuel availability is reduced for agricultural uses.
6. Radically increase global natural carbon sequestration to help achieve global net-zero carbon. To save ourselves from the very worst consequences of escalating global warming, we must also rapidly expand our natural carbon sequestration actions. These are actions that are effective in reduce existing carbon ppm levels in the atmosphere while we are also radically reducing the global use of fossil fuels.
7. Place hefty new taxes on all global cattle and pork production to discourage their consumption. This action is because they produce so much methane and use so much land that will be needed for natural carbon capture and sequestration actions.
8. Ensure national intelligence agencies provide accurate annual progress reports on how each nation is doing on meeting the 2025 targets. With so little time left progress and feedback must be swift and precise.
9. Using part of the fees and taxes collected, create a central global broadcast center that would serve to warn and educate the public. It would inform the public about the current global warming extinction emergency and provide accurate global warming education.
It would also provide critical public relations support for a mass mobilization campaign about why the public needs to comply with many challenging, painful, and costly global warming reduction laws or treaties. These many changes will be suddenly enforced by our governments so we will survive. Without this ongoing mass education campaign, the public will rebel against such radical change! And,
10. Create national and international new job transition training and recovery subsidies and funding. This funding would assist all individuals, businesses, and nations that will suffer significant financial losses or closures due to the rapid reduction of fossil fuel use. Without this fund to assist workers and companies who will lose their jobs in this rapid transition, there will be massive resistance to the needed changes. This action would be funded by using the other fees and taxes collected mentioned above.
Part 2: The Emergency Mass Human Extinction Backup Plan (Plan B) for the World's Governments to Save and Salvage as much of Humanity and Civilization as is Possible
While we do everything we can to come as close to the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets as we can, simultaneously, the governments of the world must begin moving critical resources, technology, infrastructure, and at-risk populations into the global warming safer zones in a wise, equitable and well-managed way. Plan B is essential because there are absolutely no guarantees that we will be successful in reaching the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. The following governmental backup plan also needs to be enacted at the same emergency meeting of all world leaders described in Part 3 of the Job One Plan.
Hitting these 2025 reduction targets is our last best chance to prevent our reaching the carbon 600 ppm extinction tipping point. Unfortunately, it is highly probable that we will cross the carbon 600 ppm final extinction-level tipping point. (Please see this page if you have any doubts why it is highly unlikely that we will reach the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. This page will also help explain why our world leaders must enact this emergency backup plan while passing the other action steps listed in Part 3 of the Job One Plan.)
Because of the unacceptably high probability of 2025 failure, humanity as a whole must have a government-level emergency backup plan. This backup plan will prepare our nations and humanity for the worst possible outcomes. This way, we can still save and salvage whatever we can, while we can.
At least, with this emergency backup plan successfully executed, some of humanity might be able to survive longer to re-populate the earth and preserve civilization. (If you still have any doubt that immediately beginning a government-driven and resourced emergency backup plan against failure is necessary, please read this page.)
Here are the actions of a "save and salvage what we can while we still have time" strategy:
Action Step 1. Workout a migration plan for a fair and equitable migration lottery for all those individuals who have not already migrated.
For our long-term future and safety, essential resources, infrastructure, and crucial genetic and social diversity transfers will need to be executed at the same time as the other individual and business action steps (above) are being done. If things continue to go wrong as they are now, this government action step may turn out to be the most important action taken for the future of humanity and preserving civilization.
Wisely managing an orderly global warming migration by our governments with a fair and just lottery will be critical. This migration management is critical because of the poor soils and shorter growing seasons above the 45th parallel north or below the 45th parallel south. Those areas of deficient soils and inadequate sunlight will not be able to grow enough food to feed our current human population. Because of food production limitations, a limited, but fair lottery will be critical to the survival of humanity and civilization.
Even before this lottery begins, our best scientists must determine how much food can be grown in those global warming safe areas and what the maximum allowable population should be. These calculations are based on the total amount of food needed for that existing population while also maintaining adequate food reserves for unplanned and unexpected contingencies. Once they have those calculations, they can set initial and or adjust lottery migration allocations as conditions continually change.
Even before we set the final number of people that the remaining global warming safe zones will support, we must also mobilize the necessary agricultural resources to scale up food production. This scaling-up of the farming output will allow for the rapidly increasing migrating populations coming to those safer zones as well as to compensate for the generally more deficient soils and reduced sunlight found there.
One last thing must be said about the migration lottery. It cannot be hijacked or dominated by wealthy individuals, corporations, or nations. No special interest group must unjustly control or determine who is allowed to migrate based on privilege, position, wealth, politics, or any other national, cultural, or social categorization.
If it is not a fair and just lottery, based upon what is essential for humanity and civilization to survive as well as an equitable representation of all of the categories mentioned above, then those who are left behind will fight to the death and eventually bring about the end of everything. This new lottery failure conflict will occur because those who feel the lottery was unfair will invade the safe zones. They will use whatever nuclear, biological, or chemical technology has been left behind in unsafe zones.
Those with any decision power over who is allowed to migrate can not be allowed to use their political, military or financial positions, advantages or privileges to place themselves, their families, friends, allies or business interests in any better position than any other individual citizen in the unsafe zones in these lotteries.
Any random lottery winner selection methodology must draw only from a pool of the most qualified climagees with the essential skills for the new world we will be living in. It must also have layers of independent safeguards to prevent fraud, bias, and any form of selection favoritism.
This lottery must also for the following types of necessary diversity; genetic, national, racial, ethnic, religious, cultural, sexual orientation, gender identity, rural/urban/indigenous, and rich/poor. Communities most affected by global warming damage, which also have contributed the least to the global warming emergency should receive special consideration if justice is to be served
.Having enough genetic diversity will be extremely important because 70 to 90% of the human population (or more) will eventually die. This will occur as we approach the final global warming extinction tipping point of carbon 600 ppm.
If the lottery selection for migration to the global warming safer zones is made justly and fairly, it will be viewed as credible and has the best chance to work.
There are many good reasons for executing this last chance to save humanity and civilization migration, lottery and infrastructure transfer backup plan simultaneously with the other action steps described at the top of this page. Here are just a few reminders:
First, we are fighting for the very survival of humanity over the next 30 to 50+ years. Most if not all of humanity and civilization will end if we fail to slow and lessen global warming enough not to cross carbon 600 ppm and, we fail to move our critical infrastructure and essential populations to the far north or the far south in time.
Secondly, Our fossil fuel "bill of consequences" has come due, and there's no way to escape it. We now have to deal with the horrible accumulated consequences of the fossil fuel carbon pollution of our atmosphere for the last 200 years (since the industrial revolution began. ) Additionally, we also have to deal with the extra accumulating consequences from fossil fuel burning over the next 30-50+ years where we will undoubtedly reach the carbon 500 ppm level (and most likely reach carbon 600 ppm extinction level.)
Thirdly, the fossil fuel pollution that we have now and that we will continue to put into our atmosphere for the next 30-50+ years will last for centuries to thousands of years! If we stay on our current path of "too little fossil fuel reductions too late," things will not be better for those who are lucky enough to survive. Our children and future generations will curse us for our selfishness and blind stupidity. They will suffer for many centuries before their climate will re-stabilize and carbon in parts per million level to drop back down to the pre-industrial safer carbon level of 350-270 ppm. (As mentioned earlier, we are now at about carbon 413 ppm adding about three additional carbon ppm each year.)
Forthy, the amount of emergency adaptation work needed and the short amount of time available (from now until about 10-20 years from now as things get progressively much worse,) makes this immediate adaptation and preparation step action and planning imperative! Adapting and moving all necessary critical resources, technology, infrastructure will take a lot of time. This mass transfer means moving them into the safer areas near or above the 45th parallel north or near or below the 45th parallel south. (You do not want to move much above the 55th parallel north or much above the 55th parallel south.)
And finally, these transfers will be a massive undertaking, which will require new levels of cooperation between nations never seen before.
This mass population transfer and the demands of justice also means:
1. Moving willing people that already are suffering and are the most vulnerable today to the worst global warming consequences. This initial series of mass migrations must be done without panic and in a well-organized and well-supported way. These first migration relocations also will be a necessary rehearsal for the additional millions of people that will need to be relocated each year as global warming worsens and makes growing food and surviving impossible in many areas.
2. Moving hundreds of millions of willing people (eventually a many as several billion) from the most unsafe global warming zones into the safer zones. This mass migration will be fraught with challenges that will require profound international cooperation at unprecedented levels. This ongoing year-by-year migration will, by necessity and urgency, become the greatest migration in human history.
This "Great Migration" without question needs to begin now! If we wait until it's too late, there will be panic, chaos, and severe conflicts if not all-out international war as the remaining trapped populations and any lottery losers desperately try to migrate far north or far south.
People will eventually realize that what is happening today is not random, lousy weather. They will finally see our worsening climate as an increasing pattern of storms and other extreme weather consequences regularly increasing in frequency, severity, and scale that has not been seen for thousands of years if ever. Once they realize this, many more will then migrate.
By about 2029, we estimate that at least 2-5% of the world's population will have figured out that the wild climate fluctuations and seasonal extremes that they are witnessing are not random or freak occurrences. They will have figured out that the climate is destabilizing steadily and rapidly. They too will realize the climate catastrophes we are already experiencing are showing a clear pattern of ever-increasing severity, frequency, and scale (the size of the area they are covering).
Once these hundreds of millions of people realize they need to get out soon or get caught in the suffering, chaos, and death of crashing and soaring real estate, economies, and market prices (depending upon which area you're leaving or moving to,) they will migrate, and they will migrate desperate and fast!
Once these hundreds of millions migrate, others remaining will see and hear about it. Then those people will begin migrating, so they too do not get caught with no place to move to or too few resources left to get there.
To avoid the potential chaos of the Great Migration not well managed by cooperating world governments, our governments need to act NOW and not ten years from now. (Part 4 of the Job One Plan has creative workarounds for how we can get our politicians to begin the extinction saving action steps of Part 3 of the Job One Plan so we will have to relocate far fewer people.)
Lastly, to make the new migration lottery system work effectively individuals already living near or above the 45th parallel north or near or above the 45th parallel south cannot and should not be removed to make room for new climagees. This existing resident removal strategy would only cause more conflict, delay, and confusion, which would further complicate an already massively complex undertaking.
Action Step 2: We need to ensure that nuclear reactors, nuclear and biological weapons, and toxic chemical manufacturing sites within all global warming unsafe zones are secured.
Secured means that the remaining more-stable governments have an adequately resourced and ready backup plan already in place for managing these contingencies as the less stable governments and economies collapse in the unsafe zones.
As global warming worsens inside the global warming unsafe zones, the political systems and nations will destabilize, and most of them will collapse. Once those political systems collapse, there will be no longer be stable and organized procedures, staffing, or resources for ensuring that:
1. any nuclear reactors within those areas do not meltdown and go critical or that,
2. nuclear or biological weapons within those areas are not stolen or triggered or that,
3. toxic chemical manufacturing sites within those areas do not leak.
If any of this happened, it would threaten not only the survival of that particular area, region, or the nations within that unsafe zone; it would also threaten the survival of the whole world.
Take a moment to imagine the hundreds of nuclear reactors in the global warming unsafe zones becoming new Chernobyls and Fukagimas one after another. There would be no place on earth nor any bunker that would keep you safe from this massive amount of radiation circling the planet for decades to hundreds to thousands of years.
Now take a moment to imagine, all of the biological and chemical weapons and toxic chemical manufacturing sites in the unsafe global warming zones becoming compromised and leaking their slow and painful death out into the world. Surviving this would be a living hell and near impossible.
The preceding worst-case nuclear, biological, and chemical catastrophe is what will likely happen if the nations of the world do not preemptively cooperate in this emergency area. The world's nations need to realize that our escalating global warming emergency is a no-win game unless they collaborate and make the best possible decisions to preserve the human species and our civilization.
If the governments of the world do not thoroughly do this action step two, there is no rational or reasonable hope that even the smallest part of the human race will survive to save civilization and repopulate the earth within the global warming safer zones.
Action Step 3: Moving critical infrastructure also includes moving the world's artistic, architectural, and cultural heritage from the global warming unsafe zones to the global warming safe zones for preservation. The best of our art, architecture, and cultures are also what makes us human. These things contain critical elements of our history and who we are that will help keep us sane while going through this catastrophe.
Action Step 4: Educate and incentivize having the citizens of every nation to begin their emergency preparations and backup plans. To be successful in saving the future, it is not only governments that must start acting in this area. Simultaneously, every citizen also needs to be responsible for themselves and become a part of the greatest mobilization of resources and people in human history. It is unlikely any government will have enough resources to protect all of its citizens. That is why you must begin your own Plan B preparations and planning. (The Job One plan has specific steps to help you do this. Click here to begin this section of the Job One Plan.)
Action Step 5: Pass new laws to prevent all unfair profiteering by any individual, corporation, or nation seeking to exploit the extinction emergency or the mass migrations to safer areas. It is critical to set severe penalties and to remove all profit from any entity charging more than the reasonable pre-emergency prices for food land or anything else.
Action Step 6: While the governments of the world are doing all of the action steps in 1-5 above, it is critically important that they also engage in the action steps described in Part 3 of the Job One Plan. These additional steps are absolutely essential to slowing down global warming enough so we still have adequate time left to prepare, adapt, and migrate so at least some of humanity can survive.
Never forget that the actions needed for this Plan B can only successfully occur if the nations near, above or below the 45th parallel north and the 45th parallel south work together and cooperate with all of the other nations within the global warming unsafe zones. If fear takes hold, and the global warming safer nations close or restrict borders and do not cooperate, the conflicts/wars that will occur between the unsafe zones and the safe zones will most likely also end humanity. Humanity will find its bitter end in nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare or the other toxic meltdown consequences described above. (For more on this see the later phases of the global warming Climageddon Scenario.)
We do need to begin transferring willing populations and critical infrastructure from high risks unsafe zones to low-risk safer zones immediately! We need to start to put the resources in place and negotiate the treaties (or whatever resources and manpower is necessary,) to ensure that the nuclear sites, the biological and chemical weapons sites, and the toxic chemical manufacturing sites in the unsafe zones go on being correctly maintained no matter how bad it gets in those zones.
There is much to transfer, build, or prepare. There is little time left to save the even smallest part of humanity and our civilization. Only by immediately beginning the above governmental emergency back up plan steps do we have any reasonable hope that human life and civilization will go on.
There are additional good reasons for using the least optimistic predictions for any backup plan as well as for recovery or long-term survival plans, they are:
2. The sudden, large-scale unpredictability that each additional crossed tipping point creates. (See this tipping point page or the tipping point chapter in Climageddon. Also, see the updated Climageddon Scenario details here.
3. We will be very, very lucky if the worst we get is anything close to only the 'IPCC's current least optimistic consequence and timeframe projections! And,
4. If you are involved in mid to long-range planning in any industry, you will probably lose your job if you fail to adequately plan for the new realities of the escalating global warming extinction emergency. (Please note that implementing the above backup plan also means our local and regional business planners, city and zoning planners, long-term corporate and, national governmental planners must begin radically restructuring their current 5, 10, 25 and 50-year plans. This time they need to use the least optimistic and far more honest climate prediction scenarios [found on this website here as well as in the new Climageddon book.]
For example, in the San Francisco Bay Area, the headquarters of big tech corporations like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Apple, now have to readjust 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. This means these billion-dollar high-tech Silicon Valley headquarters buildings will be experiencing first-floor flooding within as little as 20 to 30 years. [A worst-case but far more realistic scenario of a 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 by coincident king tides and storm surges.)
Never forget that unless we get the governments of the world to cooperate and manage action step 2 above, there is vastly smaller hope humanity will survive no matter how well prepared we are.
Click here to see our new global warming and climate change Doomsday Clock.
Putting it All Together, Section 3
Why only top-down government-driven mobilization is now essential for us to survive global warming
It should be clear by now that to be successful and reach the 2025 global fossil fuel targets, we need to effect massive, high-speed change through top-down driven action. We cannot resolve this global warming extinction emergency and save ourselves in time without a mass mobilization of the world through:
- government and/or internationally driven, verifiable, and enforceable laws and treaties,
- massive public education programs at all levels to convincingly explain why painful changes are required. These programs would also explain the fantastic survival, health, and economic benefits that our transition to clean green energy will produce.
This does not mean that only top-down action is required to achieve the 2025 targets and the Job One Plan goals. Some public bottom-up individual and group actions will also be needed to get things happening on the 2025 targets.
Individuals and groups like Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion are already a forceful bottom-up push. This is because they honestly warn that we are facing imminent mass human, animal, and biological extinction. Unlike many other environmental groups, they promote the required radical global fossil fuel reductions at or close to the 2025 targets.
Helpful bottom-up actions will also involve the public demanding changes be made by those politicians with real influence. And finally, once we end the global warming extinction emergency, bottom-up actions will also include doing whatever is necessary to maintain a stable climate.
The window of opportunity for preventing total extinction is extremely short. This forces us to emphasize the top-down approach using the legitimate power of governments to verify and enforce compliance with any new laws or treaties necessary to save us in time.
Here is why the time is short. It will take about 5 years to reach the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets deadline. It will take another 15-20 years to cross the mass extinction carbon 500 ppm tipping point where all ice on earth will begin to melt. Once we pass carbon 500 ppm, it is near certain we will cross the final carbon 600 ppm mass extinction level tipping point. Because of these critical deadlines and tipping points, it primarily will be by top-down, government-driven action based on the necessary laws or treaties, that will give us the required enforcement, and verification of global fossil-fuel reductions that are needed to save us in time.
Relying mostly upon educating and then changing individual behavior from the bottom up or even in groups is too little too late and is doomed to failure. This is also because there is not anywhere close to enough time remaining to break through the world's massive global warming ignorance and the resistance held by almost all of the population toward almost all of the radical reductions we all will be required to make. Only fast change derived from the legal, structural, and cultural power of universally enforced and verified national and international laws or treaties has any hope of being successful and overcoming ignorance and resistance with so little time left.
The pure beauty of enacting the needed laws or treaties is that they have the best chance of creating the greatest mass mobilization of national and international resources in human history! They should be highly effective because of their market-force financial and non-financial incentives, dividends, disincentives, and penalties. Enacting new global warming laws or treaties responds effectively to the uncomfortable reality that only top-down regulatory action coordinated with a top-down global public education program will be able to save us in time.
The good news here is that at all levels, rational governments, corporations, and individuals will rapidly reorganize themselves to take advantage of the dividends and incentives. They will also organize themselves to avoid disincentives and penalties.
These incentives and disincentives will directly reduce both national and international fossil fuel atmospheric carbon pollution at the fastest possible rate. Because of these enforceable laws, cooperation can be rewarded at every level and failure to cooperate can be appropriately penalized at every level.
Other challenges regarding enacting all of the needed new laws or treaties
These are some additional challenges:
- All of these various types of international and national laws or treaties in the different categories must be enacted together to create an effective, comprehensive, and integrated systemic solution to escalating global warming. If laws or treaties in only one or two of the above categories are passed, it will greatly slow the pace of solving our global warming extinction emergency, as well as seriously imperil the probability of achieving success.
- There will likely also have to be some emergency deficit spending by many governments in order to make the transition from fossil fuels to green energy to prevent unthinkable disaster. Deficit spending is not a dirty word or an unusual or unproven thing. Deficit spending was used in World War II and specifically in the United States to help save a great portion of the world in a previously declared State of Emergency called war. Deficit spending is currently happening in almost every nation in the world. If deficit spending were such a morally or financially bad thing, the greatest portion of the population would not be given credit cards and most of the world governments wouldn't be able to function. When one accepts the reality that this emergency is far worse in total eventual damage than World War II and parallels the global extinction threat level of nuclear war, deficit spending by our governments is not only appropriate, it is demanded. If our governments do not deficit spend in this even greater emergency, as they did in World War II, it would be a gross dereliction of their legal and moral responsibilities to protect the lives, livelihoods, and futures of the members of their nations.
There will be horrendous side effects as we radically reduce global fossil fuel use in the form of The Great Dying. Agriculture without fossil fuels for equipment, fertilizers, and pesticides will mean massive reductions in global food production. Initially, small organic farms will not be able to provide enough food for the world's current population much less the projected additional billions over the next 30 years. There also will be many other unforeseen and horrendous side effects and consequences from the rapid global transition off of fossil fuels.
There will be mass starvation when we rapidly come off our current fossil fuel empowered agricultural system. 50% or more of the human population could perish in the Great Dying and in the rocky transition from fossil fuel use to other substitutes.
Paradoxically, as we radically cut global fossil fuel use, we also may be finally creating the motivating conditions to get humanity to live within the limits of the carrying capacity of the earth. Ironically, the massive fossil fuel reductions may also teach us that infinite and continual growth economics is simply not possible in a finite space such as the earth.
No matter how bad the many side effects and consequences of the radical reduction in global fossil fuel use are, they will ultimately be far, far less destructive and less painful then the loss of most (if not all,) of humanity as well as our civilization.
The challenge of our fossil-fuel-free future
We must eliminate the use of almost all fossil fuels to reach the 2025 targets and then eventually begin the process of drawing atmospheric carbon levels back down to safe levels (carbon 325-350 ppm). We also must be functioning worldwide on green energy generation, almost exclusively, except for a few special exemption areas. This will require nothing less than a heroic effort and a massive global warming extinction emergency mobilization. It will also create a great sense of moral purpose because we know that to save humanity and our civilization this is what must be done. Because of the scale and immediacy of this emergency, it is to be expected that both fact and fear are utilized to help motivate us to be successful.
The global warming extinction emergency will inevitably force us into new levels of local, national, and international cooperation
In the past, humanity has cooperated successfully on critical climate issues. We have successfully created international laws, treaties, and agreements regarding the pollution of the atmosphere caused by the gas/liquid refrigerant Freon®. Freon was formerly used in refrigeration and air conditioners. When it leaked out, it rapidly degraded the ozone layer of the atmosphere and created holes in it. Those rapidly-widening holes in the atmosphere’s protective layer of ozone would have greatly increased the incidence of skin cancer in the areas directly beneath them.
We acted quickly because of the escalating danger of a “hole in the ozone” that would have eventually harmed almost everyone on earth. If we did this successfully before with Freon’s pollution, we should be able to do it again with the fossil fuel industries toxic carbon and methane pollution!
The solution to reversing escalating global warming depends upon radical and immediate global changes in how we produce energy, how we pollute the atmosphere, and how we cooperate collectively as humans. These needed changes are far larger and needed far faster than any change of this scale has ever been previously achieved in human history. Consequently, resolving global warming will require more of Earth's inhabitants to mobilize and cooperatively work together than has ever occurred in the past.
The silver lining bonus for trying to survive escalating global warming is that human global cooperation itself will have to rise to a new and higher evolutionary level that has never been seen before!
To survive the threat of escalating global warming, which transcends national interests and national borders, we will be forced to create a new and greater international cooperative union of nations and peoples that will form an enforcement and verification-empowered global governance well beyond any existing international cooperative structures like the United Nations. This itself would also be a huge evolutionary advantage and advance for humanity!
“The most powerful force ever known on this planet is human cooperation—a force for construction and destruction.” — Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist, professor of Ethical Leadership, New York University
One small act you can do right now
If you have not done so already, there is one quick, small act you can do immediately. Click here to sign the emergency meeting petition calling for an immediate gathering of world leaders to resolve the escalating global warming extinction emergency and enact steps like those called for in the Job One Plan above. We need to do what we can to get this emergency meeting going fast! Your next vaccination
How to Get the Above Government-Driven Actions Actually Done
There are two ways we will get the above done:
1. The primary way we will get the above life-critical actions done in time to save us is, by reaching our politicians and the world's wealthiest individuals and corporations. We need to convince them what will happen if we do not hit the 2025 targets.
We have to make sure they understand the unthinkable snowballing consequences and how this is the ultimate no-win/no-escape game for them, their children, and their assets. If we reach the politicians (and/or those that influence and control them,) with the real no-win/no-escape message, we will be successful! (Part 4 of the Job One Plan contains many tools and tips for individuals who do have a direct influence on politicians to convince them to act.
2. The secondary way is more complicated. Part 3 above is not just for those who are fortunate enough to have a path of real influence on our politicians. In Job One, Part 4, those without direct influence will discover creative and achievable ways to help get the necessary government-driven action steps done by working through those entities with real influence and power.
It will although, be a more indirect and difficult path. If you are motivated and without a direct or indirect ability to influence our politicians, using Part 4 you can still help us reach the 2025 targets by getting our governments to act.
Read Part 4 and you will know what to do next.
Please also note that even though our governments must lead and enforce the critical actions needed to save our future, there are many things we can do as individuals to reduce our personal fossil fuel use. Many of these things may eventually be ordered by our governments in addition to the many actions described on this page. (Click here to see the many actions you can take as an individual to reduce your personal fossil fuel use.)
Dealing with the Emotional Impact of all this Difficult and Bad News
Because most of you who have understood the previous difficult actions (who do not fall into a defensive denial,) will naturally and appropriately feel shocked, sad, angry or even betrayed because we have waited so long to get started on them, the most logical and the best thing to do to deal with those often overwhelming feelings is to continue to work for "the best" while you prepare for "the worst," in case we fail. What this means is that you will need to focus as much as your energy and resources on just two main action strategies:
a. Get busy on getting the 2025 reduction targets met by getting our governments enacting and enforcing the laws needed to reach the 2025 targets.
b. Get busy with emergency preparations and adaptations for you, your family, and/or your business for many of the now unavoidable consequences that will be arriving soon. (Click here to begin this process.)
These two action-based strategies will minimize the natural feelings of being shocked, sad, angry, or feeling completely betrayed by our current world leaders until you can get additional emotional support or assistance from other outsides sources or from working through the Kubler Ross model on your own.
There is only one thing we can always be certain of in this emergency. No matter what, and in spite of all of the challenges and bad outcomes that are possible or probable, the single constant truth for the best possible global warming outcome for humanity is that:
a. the faster and more we reduce global fossil fuel use the more people that will survive to carry on humanity, life, and our beautiful civilization into the future, and
b. the faster and more we reduce global fossil fuel use the less future generations will suffer far from the ever-increasing sequence of escalating global warming consequences and disasters.
Help us get the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction goals met by signing the global warming extinction emergency petition now.
8.3.20 Special Update
As of this date, our organization is focusing on executing only Parts 1 and 2 of the Job One plan and promoting the governmental Plan B section described above. We have passed the torch fully to far more extensive, far better-financed environmental groups to organize the protests and other actions to get our governments to execute the critical action steps on this page before it is too late.
- We must never cross the final catastrophic carbon 600 ppm tipping point or it is the end of humanity and civilization!
- Which would you rather learn about: what is easy and makes you feel comfortable, or what will save you and your family’s lives and future?
- The new and ongoing risk analysis and reports for escalating global warming must be assigned solely to those most responsible, those most qualified, and those whose advice has the highest levels of rational influence on our national politicians. Ongoing risk analysis for escalating global warming must be wholly placed in the intelligence agencies of every nation—the correct place of highest responsibility for all national threat and risk analysis.
- We cannot resolve escalating global warming in time to save ourselves unless we can mass mobilize the world from the top down through new verifiable and enforceable national and international global warming reduction laws or treaties.
- We need to come to the collective realization there is no such thing as an allowable amount of carbon and methane emissions anymore or any remaining carbon budget that we can safely burn. Today, there are only damaging carbon and methane emissions to our health and future. Climate catastrophes are already occurring with increasing frequency, scale, and severity at as little as 1°-1.5° degree Celsius (1.8°-2.7° Fahrenheit) of temperature increase.
- The new national and international Fee and Dividend laws or treaties will help the world to change its fossil fuel behavior at the greatest possible speed.
- We cannot resolve escalating global warming in time unless we mobilize the world through the proven power of financial incentives and penalties. Financial incentives and penalties are time-proven facilitators for rapid and radical behavioral change.
- Without the new global warming remedial laws or treaties having strong, enforceable penalties, some nations or corporations will always cheat. Without strong penalties, cheating will spread into the nations and corporations that would be unfairly penalized by the economic advantages accruing to non-compliant nations and corporations. If this is allowed to happen without sanction, we will not solve the global warming extinction emergency in time.
- Among the proposed global warming laws or treaties that need to be passed, the verification and penalty enforcement mechanism laws or treaties are the most critical to making all of the other global warming reduction laws or treaties work.
- New, enforceable, and verifiable international and national laws or treaties to end global warming are the most critical maximum fulcrum and leverage point within the Job One Plan government-driven actions to ensure ending global warming in time. Getting these new laws or treaties passed is by far the most important action we must achieve to survive.
- We have a choice: immediately decommission the world's largest conglomerate, the fossil fuel industry, with all of its related painful costs and problems—or lose humanity and civilization. We either go all-in on green energy generation, or we watch everything we love suffer and be destroyed.
- By completing the Job One Plan action steps as soon as is technologically possible, we preserve an honest and rational hope of still saving ourselves. If we act effectively, together, and immediately, we should be able to keep from crossing more global warming tipping points and entering the later stages of the Climageddon Scenario.
- Make the commitment to help end global warming. It will change your life for the better. It will also release powers, potentials, and opportunities that simply would not have appeared had you not made that decision and committed to putting it into action.
- The Job One Plan was designed to focus exclusively upon correctly answering the most important global warming question: What will actually work in the limited window of effective control we have left to save ourselves from crossing more global warming tipping points, which will eventually bring about the later phases of the Climageddon Scenario? With your help, the Job One Plan may be our best hope to resolve the escalating global warming extinction emergency.
- Escalating global warming is the single most urgent threat humanity must act upon and resolve to continue to survive and thrive.
- Even with using Job One’s new strategies, there are no guarantees we will be able to end global warming in time to avoid global catastrophe. But if we successfully collaborate and innovate together on the key government-driven action steps of the Job One Plan and, if we are very lucky, we might just be able to slow and lessen the worst of the coming catastrophes so that some of us will survive.
- Stop using the term “climate change!” “Climate change” is a term that feeds false illusions and confusion about what is really happening with escalating global warming. If we are ever going to create the necessary widespread awareness within the public to slow down and eventually reverse this emergency, it is imperative that we all stop using the term “climate change” and refer instead to “climate destabilization” or “escalating global warming.” It is time for us to stop allowing the clever fossil fuel industry lobbyists to control the conversation by defining the language and ideas about how we think about global warming and the emergency we now find ourselves in.
- Click here to see where we are today on the Climate Change and Global Warming Doomsday Clock.
(All of the preceding and additional information about the escalating warming emergency can be found in the Climageddon book. Get your copy now! Your book purchase helps support the social benefit mission of Job One for Humanity to end global warming.)
Click here to see our new global warming and climate change Doomsday Clock.
How the following required fossil fuel reductions will happen in time to save us is ONLY by our politicians taking the actions described below. If you do not have connections of direct and real influence on government politicians or, you do not have indirect connections of real influence on politicians through your connections to celebrities, intelligence agencies, ultra-wealthy corporations, philanthropies, or ultra-wealthy individuals, we strongly recommend you also go to Part 4 that has creative ideas for creating a non-direct influence on our politicians that anyone can do.)
Your successes and your suggestions relating to Part 3 of the Job one 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 3, please email us at email@example.com, 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.
Now that You Know more About What We are Doing Please Help Support Job One for Humanity with a Tax-deductible Donation
Click here for Part 1 of the Job one Plan on how to prepare yourself, family, and business for the unavoidable 20 worst coming consequences.
Click here for Part 2 of the Job One Plan on the best individual actions to slow and lessen the unavoidable coming consequences.
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.
 Job One for Humanity. "The dirty secrets behind the new Paris Climate Conference (COP21) agreement they don't want you to know." Job One for Humanity.org. Accessed December 9, 2016. http://www.joboneforhumanity.org/climate_change_conference
 "Kevin Anderson: Paris, climate & surrealism: how numbers reveal another reality." YouTube video. 52:38, posted by "Cambridge Climate Lecture Series," March 14, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIODRrnHQxg
 Andrew C. Revkin. "Can humans go from unintended global warming to climate by design?" New York Times. October 18, 2016. http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/10/18/can-humans-go-from-unintended-global-warming-to-climate-by-design/
 Chelsea Harvey. "We’re placing far too much hope in pulling carbon dioxide out of the air, scientists warn." The Washington Post. October 13, 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/10/13/were-placing-far-too-much-hope-in-pulling-carbon-dioxide-out-of-the-air-scientists-warn/?utm_term=.7443bd74ae95
 John Vidal. "Time to listen to the ice scientists about the Arctic death spiral." The Guardian. August 18, 2016. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/18/ice-scientists-arctic-ice-disappearing-reduce-emissions-peter-wadhams
 when technological progress increases the efficiency with which a resource is used (reducing the amount necessary for any one 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).
 Umair Irfan. "Engineers work to cut costs and emissions in geothermal power." E&E News. July 29, 2016. http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060040959
 David Coady, Ian Parry, Louis Sears, and Baoping Shang. "How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies?" International Monetary Fund. May 2015. http://www.imf.org/~/media/Websites/IMF/Imported/external/pubs/ft/wp/2015/_wp15105pdf.ashx
 Sara Matasci. "What are Some Renewable Resources? Examples of Alternative Energy." EnergySage.com. August 12, 2016. http://news.energysage.com/examples-of-renewable-resources-and-alternative-energy
Special Note: Some climate scientists also believe that no matter what we do, we have already missed our window of opportunity to prevent reaching carbon 600 ppm and, that once we have crossed the carbon 500 ppm level, we will not be able to keep from reaching carbon 800 ppm (the near-final phase of the Climageddon Scenario.)
Our reading of the current science indicates that if we do not immediately enact the radical fossil fuel cuts described earlier, we will cross the carbon 600 ppm level. (We could hopefully cut enough fossil fuel usage by immediately enacting all of the actions described in this part three of the Job One Plan.) And, just slowing our crossing the carbon 600 ppm tipping point will be a Herculean task of massive global cooperation and mobilization, but the probability that we can at least temporarily, slow and lessen many of the other 20 worst global warming consequences is still quite good.)
The global warming emergency is taking place within a larger context of other global emergencies. Job One for Humanity focuses on educating individuals and businesses about what is avoidable and what is not avoidable within the context of our rapidly unfolding global collapse processes.
To help slow this global collapse process, we further focus on the global warming because accelerating global warming presents the greatest and fastest arriving extinction threat other than a nuclear war. We also focus on it because of the principle of "do the first most critical things first."
If the statement that we are already in a process of global collapse seems untrue or exaggerated to you, please click here. This page will discuss the most dangerous global challenges we currently face and how they are accelerating due to our lack of success in managing them.
The many steps we promote for resolving global warming (the single greatest threat multiplier and disruptor of the 21st century,) will also slow down or mitigate many of the world's other escalating global challenges. If we do not manage the global warming extinction emergency on a "first things first" highest priority basis, there will be little to no opportunity or time left to resolve it, much less the world's other escalating global challenges also fueling the global collapse process.
At Job One for Humanity, we will show you how to survive and thrive through the global warming extinction emergency and many of the coming global collapse processes.
Welcome to the greatest evolutionary challenge, opportunity, and adventure in human history. How to prevent the first great global collapse.
Simply stated our challenge is; how we will manage the accelerating global warming extinction emergency and the world's other critical systemic challenges to save as many of us as is possible as well as the best of our global civilization before it is too late. The really good news here is that if we are successful with this survival-critical task as one human family, we also preserve our ability to build a thriving, sustainable, and equitable future for all."
Resolving the most dangerous global warming emergency while the world's other critical challenges are also getting worse will be extremely difficult, but doing so will be tremendously rewarding in that in doing so it will also increase the meaning, purpose, and joy we bring to our lives. Additionally, getting global warming under control will significantly improve the other global challenges.
We will also receive these many other surprise benefits with our success. Please click here at some point to read The Surprise Benefits of Global Warming, the most-read page on our website.
Our new mission is to help, inform, and inspire you:
1. to prepare for and adapt to the coming global warming consequences as well as the world's other critical challenges.
2. to do everything you can to help the world prevent a global warming-caused mass or total extinction event. This means helping humanity and the world radically slow down global fossil fuel use so that if we can't avoid a mass extinction event at least, we can avoid total extinction." (Click here to see how we must and can slow down the global use of fossil fuels.)
3. to do everything you can to live the principles of Sustainable Prosperity. While we work collectively using the Job One Plan to slow down accelerating global warming as much as possible, we also need to build and expand a thriving and sustainable future for all. (Click here to see what you can do to live more sustainably.)
4. to do everything you can to save and salvage as much of your family, business, humanity, and our civilization as we can for as long as we can. This "save and salvage" action is also necessary as a backup plan because as it looks now, our odds are not good that we will successfully manage the critical accelerating global warming challenge. (To meet this challenge we must hit or come close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. Only this will fully prevent a global warming mass extinction event by mid-century and the first great global collapse.
(See the full Job One for Humanity climate change and global warming emergency Plan B for how you can prepare, adapt, migrate as well as save and salvage as much as is possible so that at least some of humanity will thrive in the future. Also, click here to see why our odds are not good for succeeding in managing global warming in time.) And,
Why this Recent Mission Upgrade?
"You cannot be called an alarmist if there really is something to be alarmed about." Unknown
Job One for Humanity is primarily a non-profit global warming research analysis organization. It uses well-researched materials and analysis on this website and from other reliable climate sources.
Because of this research many of our staff, members and visitors have already come to the conclusion concluded that unless we make the required massive and extremely difficult 2025 global fossil fuel use reduction targets, a major portion of humanity is on its way to immense suffering and a mass extinction event unfolding within their lifetimes. They also are at least partially aware that this imminent mass extinction threat comes from the accelerating global warming emergency crashing directly into and further worsening most of these other major global crises currently facing humanity.
Many (if not most) of our staff, members, and visitors have also realized the battle to prevent a global warming-caused mass extinction event from unfolding within our lifetimes has already most likely been lost! This is due to our wasting the last 35 years of warnings, crossing more and more critical global warming tipping points, and the extremely high probability that we will be unable to meet the required 2025 global fossil fuel use reduction targets for these dozen plus reasons.
Worse yet, if we do not come at least, very close to reaching the 2025 global fossil fuel use reduction targets total extinction and the end of civilization is also on the table for our long-term future. Yes, we do mean that global warming caused mass extinction is now virtually unavoidable, but we still have a little time left to act to avoid total extinction!
When you read our website and the often shocking facts we present, please keep in mind that our government leaders have utterly failed to see the coming pain and suffering of the COVID-19 pandemic, nor did they adequately prepare for it! Our government leaders are also not seeing or adequately preparing for the global warming extinction emergency, which is already happening and, will be far, far worse than COVID-19!
Because of this life-critical in-action by our governments, we must find a way to compensate for that failure. Our new mission focus is our way of compensating.
(If you still believe the battle to prevent a global warming-caused mass extinction event within our lifetimes is realistically probable, please read the following two links in the order given. You will discover why the Job One organization, as well as most of our staff, and many members and visitors have now been forced to deal with the bitter new reality of a global warming-caused mass extinction event occurring within the next 30-50 years.
But, far more importantly, because of the above new global warming mass extinction reality, there is a critical new battle we must fight:
1. This battle is to prepare, adapt, migrate (where necessary,) and become far more sustainable while we still have time. And,
2. While we are doing this, we also do whatever we can "to help slow down global warming enough so we can save and salvage what we can, while we still have time to prevent a total extinction event."
This is the new global warming battle as we see it now. Success in this new battle is still potentially achievable, but only if the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets are fully embraced and acted upon immediately!
When you are ready to begin it, here is a quick overview of our detailed four-part Job One for Humanity Plan to achieve the updated mission below. Click the image below after reading the rest of this page.
Our Full Plan to Achieve Our Mission
This new mission statement above requires that we update our current Job One for Humanity global warming plan in the priority as shown below:
a. help individuals understand we are already facing an unavoidable global warming-caused human, animal, and biological species mass extinction event already unfolding and reaching its peak over the next 30-50 years. Our governments have once again failed us in preparing for and managing the global warming extinction emergency just like the failed us in preparing for and managing the COVID-19 pandemic before it became a worldwide catastrophe!
We can no longer avoid these mass extinction consequences but at least, we can prepare for them, adapt to them, become more individually sustainable and, where necessary, migrate away from them and maybe, slow the global warming emergency down if, we act quickly and wisely! It is also time for us to get our Plan B emergency survival preparations in place. And lastly,
b. however, and whenever we get through this extinction emergency, if we get through it, help build a more sustainable, smarter, and more equitable world. We will also help people see that this greatest of all emergencies in human history is also the greatest of all opportunities for whoever can and will survive it. (See this link for all of the good that can still come out of this catastrophic situation.)
If we have the staff and resources at a later date we may also:
c. offer tools and information to help individuals deal with and process the tremendous emotions of anger, anxiety, and depression once they fully realize the already unfolding extinction emergency and dilemma that we have created for ourselves. (See this link for more on this.) Also, see our UniverseSpirit.org website And,
d. help to educate other environmental groups on what they can do to slow down and ultimately prevent the unfolding of a total extinction event (see Job One Plan Part 3 and Part 4.) (Preventing total extinction can only be achieved by coming very close to the 2025 global fossil fuel use reduction targets!)
The above mission mainly means that today is also the day to begin your global warming extinction emergency Plan B to prepare, adapt or migrate to save and salvage whatever you can while you still have the time to do so.
It also means that the combined efforts of the world's environmental groups must slow down global warming enough (by getting sufficiently close to the 2025 global fossil fuel use reduction targets,) fast enough to have enough time for humanity to prepare for, adapt to or migrate to survive what is coming and to avoid total extinction.
Never lose sight of the fact that if we get very close to reaching the 2025 targets, more of humanity will survive longer and more comfortably, and that we can still prevent a total extinction event so that some of humanity and civilization might survive.
(Please note: In its most abbreviated form on our website, we shorten our new mission statement to the slogan; To Prevent Global Warming Extinction.
If we can slow global warming down to at least, come close to the 2025 global fossil fuel use reduction targets:
a. more individuals will survive longer and more comfortably and,
b. some part of humanity and our civilization may continue to exist.
The Full Version of Our Mission Statement
The following full and expanded mission action steps are done in the given priority order (or simultaneously if enough staffing and financial resources allow.)
Our primary mission actions:
A. Help individuals prepare for and adapt to surviving in a world where most of humanity will suffer and die by mid-century from crop failures, starvation, resource shortage wars, and the many other horrible global warming consequences within our lifetimes while working to prevent total extinction and run-away global warming.
At this point, we have to face the fact that all we may be able to do in response to our accelerating global warming is to save and salvage whatever we can to prevent the complete extinction of humanity and the end of civilization. (Information on how to prepare and adapt so more of us live longer and suffer less is contained in Part 1 of the Job One Plan and Part 2 of the Job One Plan.)
B. Help individuals or groups create sustainable lifestyles and new eco-communities in global warming-safe locations so some of humanity and civilization survive.
This would help ensure that enough of these new eco-communities are established and prepared enough to survive the escalating onslaught of an unavoidable chain of global warming catastrophes.
These experimental eco-communities will also be essential to help carry forward the survival of humanity, human culture, and civilization. Please see the Universe Community sections of our sister website for the information on why these new eco-communities are essential to our future. You will also find the information you will need to create a sustainable eco-community in a global warming-safe zone.
C. Do what we can to support a government-driven migration, infrastructure transfer, and emergency backup a "Plan B" for the world.
We need to begin to save, salvage, and protect whatever we can of humanity, civilization, and animal and biological diversity by transferring as much of them as is possible to global warming safer zones. We need to put a "Plan BP into place immediately. Click here to see our current Plan B. (Also see Part 3 of the Job One Plan in Section 2 for details on these government-driven actions. See the heading called, "How to Prevent Mass Human Extinction: The World's Emergency Backup Plan." This action is a secondary action because Job One's few resources do not give us much influence in this area.)
D. Motivate our politicians (and their governments) to slow down global warming enough to come as close as possible to the 2025 targets to allow us more time to prepare and adapt so we can save and salvage more of humanity and civilization for a bit longer. These actions could also help prevent total extinction from run-a-way global warming. (Job One is primarily a global warming research analysis and global warming solutions-engineering organization.)
This is done by getting very close to the last chance 2025 targets. To get close to the 2025 targets, our politicians have to create and enforce new global fossil fuel reduction laws quickly. (See Parts three and Part four of the Job One plan for the government-driven actions needed to do this. This action is a secondary action because Job One's few resources do not give us much political influence.)
E. Help people move through anger, anxiety, and depression once they realize that the extinction emergency we have created for ourselves is real and, our it is current global warming reality.
We provide healing and encouraging information for processing global warming's difficult emotions, such as found on this page. Where staffing and resources allow, we also promote group discussion sessions in different locations for the same purpose.
Most importantly, we have learned that the fastest healing occurs after one accepts the correct facts as they are and then begins the process of adapting to those facts as best as is possible. How to best adapt to our current emergency can quickly occur once one gets active on the proven Job One For Humanity Plan for managing, slowing, and surviving the coming global warming consequences.
F. To help slow down the global warming extinction emergency, get governments, NGOs and environmental groups educated that they need to stop using the United Nation's incorrect global fossil fuel targets and deadlines and get them to start using the correct 2025 targets to help prevent total extinction.
The UN is still using the incorrect global fossil fuel reduction targets and deadlines created by their own Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the IPCC.) (The IPCC is considered the world's leading authority on global warming and what should be done about climate change.)
IPCC's current incorrect target and deadlines for global fossil fuel reduction are as follows; 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, 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.
These wrong targets make it impossible to come close to reaching the 2025 legitimate targets because our governments, NGOs, and environmental groups are aiming at the wrong target destinations and deadlines. Click here to read the simple science for what makes the IPCC's current global fossil fuel reduction targets and deadlines so dangerously wrong!
The IPPC's current targets and deadlines mentioned above are entirely inadequate and will not save us from a global warming-caused mass extinction event in time. Worse yet, when you have 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 governments, NGO's and environmental groups to promote the correct 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets and deadlines, realistically, how likely is it that we will ever achieve the life-critical 2025 reductions? If we can slow down the occurrence of the predicted mass extinction event by somehow getting close to meeting the 2025 targets, we will, at least, have more time to prepare for, adapt to or migrate as needed. (For the specific government-driven actions need to be done to at least come close to reaching the 2025 targets see Part 3 of the Job One Plan.
G. Once (or if) we have survived this extinction emergency and we have learned the painful lessons it will teach us, Job One and the new eco-communities mentioned above will promote a new survival-proven understanding of equitable and sustainable living to all the mass extinction event remaining survivors.
These new eco-communities also will help transform the trauma and unthinkable losses of the coming Great Collapse and Great Die-off into a springboard for the Great Rebuilding and for a better-informed more sustainable and equitable world.
This temporary evolutionary regression and later Great Rebuilding experience described above also will create a better and more equitable world for ALL that could thrive for hundreds of more generations. If the Great Collapse and Great Die-off is inevitable because we continue to refuse to alter our unsustainable fossil fuel and other behaviors, then at least, the Great Collapse and Great Die-Off can be used as a launching pad for a new, better beginning for those parts of humanity that survive. (Click here to learn about that the new ideas of a Sustainable Prosperity for all.)
Our Best Hope to prevent total extinction
The best news of the Job One for Humanity mission is that our crossing of the carbon 600 parts per million (ppm,) extinction-level tipping point can still be slowed down just enough so that some smaller portion of humanity can still survive. This life-critical slowing can only be achieved by immediately enacting the greatest government-driven mass mobilization of our civilization's resources toward the singular goal of radically cutting global fossil fuel use to at least, get very close to the 2025 targets. (See Job One Plan, Part 3.)
If we fail to prevent crossing the carbon 600 ppm level we will enter the beginning phases of run-away global warming!
Unfortunately, most of our world is presently locked into some form of global warming denial, global warming ignorance or intentional deception. Most of the world isn't even close to realizing how bad global warming already is nor, how bad it's going to get.
Most of the world still believes the distorted and incorrect IPCC global fossil fuel reduction targets and deadlines which will fast track us to global catastrophe and Climageddon! Most of the world also has no idea things are going to get very rough far sooner than anyone's telling us (except for this organization.)
Because of the rapidly unfolding global warming mass extinction scenario, our collective job one is first to prepare ourselves, our families, and our businesses for what is coming. Our second job is to do our best to slow down global warming enough so that a least a few of us survive. Our third job is to enlighten those few brave and bright individuals who also will soon see, feel, or understand what is coming.
The future will not be easy.
Our world will be changing dramatically in the following decades.
We at Job One for Humanity will do our best to help inform and support those who are ready to adapt to and navigate this uncertain and dangerous future which has now become a banquet of unavoidable and, unthinkable consequences.
How we will achieve our mission, Part 1
Within another 3-6 years of 2019, we will, unfortunately, cross the carbon 425-450 parts per million (ppm) climate cliff. This is the first critical extinction-evoking global warming tipping point. This climate cliff will occur without fail when we miss or do not come very close to reaching the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.
It is a matter of simple math and physics. The cycle of more fossil fuel carbon going into the atmosphere equals more heat, which equals continually escalating global warming consequences. (Click here to learn about those escalating consequences.)
When that happens, we will rapidly pass the next two extinction-evoking carbon 500 and 600 ppm tipping points with all of their additional unthinkable and unavoidable consequences.
Logically, what our organization must now do is to promote actions that will help us survive the consequences of crossing those three extinction-evoking tipping points and the coming mass human, animal, and biological extinction event for as long as is possible. The way some of us will survive this traumatic outcome is for Job One for Humanity to successfully achieve the following additional objectives:
a. warn society they must start preparing and adapting to survive what is coming now through our strategy of "shock and challenge" about the current out-of-control state of global warming (for as long as the next 30-50 years.) Our governments must start adapting to and preparing for what is coming and immediately reduce fossil fuel use to achieve or come very close to the 2025 targets. ("Shock and challenge" is a process where we state something critical about global warming, and then we challenge individuals to prove it wrong.)
b. shock our politicians awake to the global warming extinction emergency and the new threat of total extinction with the scientific evidence that global warming is far, far worse than they have been told. (As volunteers and resources allow.)
c. promote the highest level of national and international cooperation and mass mobilization in human history to combat global warming. We either cooperate at the highest levels and scale, or most of us will eventually die together. If we die together, it will be in an ever-worsening meltdown of global warming consequences and crossed tipping points. (As volunteers and resources allow.)
d. respectfully disrupt any politicians, individuals, or organizations that do not educate or create effective policies and programs about the real global warming extinction emergency. This policy of disruption is especially valid for those individuals or organizations that present false or misleading information as to the accurate targets and deadlines needed for global fossil fuel reduction. (After focusing on politicians, this disruption would also include disrupting some of the world's most prestigious environmental organizations. If we can't get the world's leading environmental organizations working as one focusing on the correct fossil fuel reduction targets and deadlines, there is scant hope that humanity will make the correct fossil fuel reduction targets and survive. (Click here to see our respectful disruption policy.) (As volunteers and resources allow.)
e. provide individuals with practical new strategies designed to help them recover from the damages of global warming-aggravated disasters both physically and financially. We have created a Global Warming Disaster Preparation, Recovery, Relocation, and Migration Information Center. (As volunteers and resources allow.)
f. work to restore the carbon ppm level in the atmosphere (now at about carbon 414 ppm,) back to its original preindustrial human-safe level of about carbon 250 to 270 parts per million. This return to carbon 250-270 ppm is only possible if we can meet or get very close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. and then begin a secondary program to make the additional global fossil fuel reductions to bring atmospheric carbon levels all the way back down to carbon 250-270. (As volunteers and resources allow.)
g. Utilize this great emergency as a great opportunity to build a smarter, better world, however, and whenever we get through this extinction emergency. (See this link for all the good that can still come out of our current horrible global warming situation.)
How we will achieve our mission, part 2
- We use the best and most up-to-date climate science available.
- We work toward achieving our mission in a way that embodies cooperation, empathy, and justice.
- We promote honesty and realistic global warming hopes. That hope is, there is a real opportunity for a part of humanity and civilization to survive, learn from our mistakes, and build a much better and more equitable world. But this new world is ONLY possible if, we cooperate and prevent or long delay crossing the carbon of the carbon 600 ppm extinction-level tipping point.
- We vigorously promote that there is no other way to survive the total extinction emergency unless we come together immediately and work together. (As one human family, we must reach or come very close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction goals.)
- We promote a global mass mobilization and governmental actions for radically increasing green energy generation. This mass mobilization will not solve the fossil fuel problem, but it will help slow down the coming consequences a bit more to save more individuals.
- We promote doing what is deadline and effectiveness prioritized, and only in the proper sequence to save as much of humanity and civilization as we can. (See the Job One Plan here.)
- We provide honest global warming consequence prediction timetables and a new model called the Climageddon Scenario. (This is critical and continually updated prediction information will keep you from being surprised so that you have adequate time to prepare for and better adapt to the unavoidable coming consequences.
- We use the new Job One Plan to help individuals slow and lessen what is now unavoidable, cope with the emotional implications of out of control global warming, create emergency preparedness, and effectively adapt as long as we can for a highly uncertain future.
- We will do everything we can to get every organization, business, or nation to promote reaching the 2025 targets and the sacrifices we must now make.
- We foster tapping into your deepest philosophical and spiritual reserves. These foundations will help you endure, make sense of and transform the tremendous suffering and sacrifice ahead of us to the betterment of humanity and future generations.
- We promote utilizing this unprecedented, urgent, and challenging situation to enhance and expand the meaning and purpose of our lives, and to help us develop and broaden our character.
- We promote maintaining as positive perspective throughout all of the coming hardships. Click here to see a summary of the 16 surprise positive perspectives on things that can happen in this emergency that might help you sustain a positive outlook.
- We actively promote enjoying your life today as fully as is possible. This policy is because there are no guarantees and we may not succeed. Today may be the best it will ever be for a long time.
- We practice that there is no one to blame for this out of control global warming extinction emergency. For the last three decades, our current government systems have so protected or incentivized fossil fuel use as well as ever-increasing commercialism and waste, that curtailing it was all but impossible. Additionally, the climate is so complex that only a handful of individuals had the intellectual bandwidth and the climate expertise to fully grasp how global warming could become out of control so fast. Those few individuals who knew did not have sufficient governmental influence to prevent global warming from going out of control. The last thing we need to do in this extinction emergency is to polarize and waste resources in energy-depleting blame.
- Our organization which normally educates solely on climate change and global warming has at this time, expanded its educational blog posts to cover other areas of the other critical challenges and crises facing the world today. Recently we have covered the pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice. In covering the wisdom or inappropriateness of the actions and policies of any politician or political party mentioned in any post on our website, we are neither endorsing that politician or political party nor are we making a statement about what a voter should do in relation to that politician or political party.
The substeps to achieving our full mission for individuals are:
- to help individuals understand and then predict and adapt to the next wave of global warming-aggravated disasters that almost all of us will inevitably experience. We will provide updated warning signs. Click here for that information.
- to educate individuals and groups on how to create lifestyles and livelihoods of real Sustainable Prosperity. This sustainability, along with crucial primary collective actions by our governments will, in turn, also help slow and lessen the speed of this rapidly unfolding catastrophe.
Another helpful and healing perspective on the global warming extinction emergency
Many individuals using this website also have come to see that humanity has entered a temporary evolutionary regression period as it has done so many times in the past. During this temporary regression, life as we usually know it will get worse for a while before it gets better.
In this period of temporary regression, humanity will learn the necessary hard new lessons about the real price of fossil fuel pollution, poor international cooperation, and the importance of maintaining healthy ecological systems. The great news here during this temporary regression is that if we are smart and work together, we can still have full, meaningful and enjoyable lives while we work to restore the critical climate balance to our life-supporting Earth systems and build a better world for when we make it through this mess.
Now that you know more about our mission, become a Job One member and supporter. Our information will be critical to protecting yourself, your family, and future generations.
(Job One for Humanity is part of the 25-year-old 501c(3), IRS recognized, and Guidestar Bronze Star recognized tax-deductible nonprofit organization called Factnet.)
The Painful "Whys" Behind the Urgency of Our Mission
Our members and web visitors appreciate Job One because we tell the hard truths and we treat them with respect as adults. Those harsh new facts are:
a. Global warming extinction is no longer a remote possibility coming sometime after 2100 as we been lulled into believing by our government's inaction and the false and incomplete climate analysis by the IPCC. A massive human, animal, and biological extinction event will be arriving in many areas of the world as soon as the next 30 to 50 years. Again, this is because it is highly improbable we will make or even get close to the required 2025 radical global fossil fuel cuts!
b. We are already in an undeclared global warming extinction emergency. (Click here to see why.)
d. Many of global warming's very worst consequences are already unavoidable no matter what we do right now!
e. A global warming-caused mass extinction event and die-off will be unfolding and worsening over the next 30-50 years if we miss coming very close to the 2025 targets as it now appears we will do.
f. If we do not come very close to the 2025 targets we will be also facing a total extinction event.
The most important reasons for why must we press on and meet or get as close to the 2025 targets as is possible in spite of all the above challenges
If we do get close to the 2025 targets, as much as 50% of humanity will suffer and die due to starvation over a relatively short period (1-2 decades.) As horrible as much as 50% of humanity as well as a lot of animal and biological life suffering and dying is, this outcome is still far better than having most of humanity suffer and die by mid-century (or even all of humanity,) if we fail to reach or come very close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.
There are three things we can always be sure of during this global warming emergency. In spite of all of the challenges and adverse global warming outcomes that are possible and discussed above (and on this website,) the single constant truth for the best possible outcome for humanity is that; the faster and more we reduce global fossil fuel use toward meeting or getting as close as possible to the 2025 targets:
a. the more people that will survive longer to carry on humanity, life, and our beautiful civilization into the future, (See Parts 3 and 4 of the Job One Plan for how to do this.)
b. the surviving future generations will suffer far less from an ever-increasing sequence of escalating global warming consequences and catastrophes, and
c. we will "buy" ourselves more time to prepare and adapt to what we can no longer avoid, (see the global warming Plan B and survival kit here.)
More people surviving longer and more people having time to get themselves, their families, and their businesses prepared for what is coming is an undeniable good particularly when you weigh it against the unavoidable consequences of doing nothing or failure to make the needed sacrifices to get global warming under control.
In Summary, humanity may survive by achieving achieve the following objectives:
A. Ensure the world meets (or gets very close to,) meeting the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. by getting our politicians to pass and enforce the necessary laws. This will give us the time we need to prepare and adapt. (See Job One Plan Part 3 for everything our governments must do to reach the survival-critical 2025 targets.)
B. Educate the world about how to execute an individual, business, or national emergency backup "Plan B."
C. Continue to present an accurate, rational but very limited hope for humanity's future wherever we offer painful facts about our current global warming extinction emergency. This rational hope is solidly based on what is still possible and practical to do. It includes presenting the great opportunity this great emergency presents, which is to build a smarter, better world for whoever might survive! And if we have the resources,
D. Educate larger and better-funded, non-profit organizations with vastly more influence than Job One. Get these organizations to use their greater influence get our politicians to meet or get very close to the critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. (Job One is a small, non-profit organization with very limited reach and resources.)
E. The core message of our organization and this website is:
2. If we pass beyond global warming extinction-triggering tipping points, it will be because the forces of nature (the systems and subsystems of our climate, atmosphere, and ecosystems) have seized control. This loss of human control will happen because of the immutable laws of physics relating to our atmosphere's escalating fossil fuel carbon pollution levels.
3. If we fail to meet the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets and cross the extinction-triggering tipping points within decades, there will be an unavoidable mass human extinction event and die-off (most of humanity by mid-century.)
4. If we get our governments to act immediately to achieve the 2025 global targets using the effective fossil fuel reduction steps (described here,) we still have time to adapt, save ourselves, and thrive as well as prevent a total extinction event!
5. Global warming is the greatest disruptor of the 21st century. It is also a threat mega-multiplier for these other critical global challenges.
Other than avoiding nuclear war, the global warming extinction emergency has become the prime driver for having a future for humanity and our civilization on Earth. If we allow global warming to go out of our control by missing the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets by a large amount, there is little hope that we can still avoid global warming total extinction event or control the escalating consequences of the world's other critical challenges.
On the other hand, if we do get the climate change and global warming emergency under control, we will experience 2 major global benefit collections:
Climate Change and Global Warming Benefit 1 - A beautiful world and having any livable future we get if we make the right choices and meet the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.
Imagine a world with clean, fresh air that did not kill us or make our children ill. Imagine a world of new livelihoods and lifestyles where former fossil fuel workers transform our transportation system. Imagine them building fast, green bullet trains and expanding universal access to self-driving electric vehicles eliminating the need for most private transportation and parking lots.
Now imagine existing parking lots and the roofs of our many buildings becoming organic gardens or parks or, solar panel farms. Imagine our cities transformed into safe and healthy places and healthy forests, soils, waterways, and oceans again helping to clean our air and water and feed us sustainably.
We still have time to fix our global warming mess by reaching the 2025 global targets and have all these good things and much, much more. We still have one last opportunity to keep the world from getting so warm that it will kill off most of us, but only if we choose to resolve the fossil fuel caused global warming emergency.
Imagine we make the right 2025 global fossil fuel reduction target choices, and in doing this, we also become good stewards of the world and our futures.
And finally, imagine we do we make the urgently needed 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. We have preserved hope for both ourselves and for future generations that life will go on and that the quality of our lives will get better. By acting now we get to experience and preserve for ourselves and future generations the opportunity to survive and thrive and experience a true sustainable prosperity.
Climate Change and Global Warming Benefit 2 - When we resolve the single greatest disruptor and threat multiplier of the 21st century (which is accelerating global warming and climate change,) we will be simultaneously reducing many of the negative consequences of the world's other critical systemic challenges listed near the top of this page.
As we resolve global warming At the same time we will also be making the world's critical challenges far easier to resolve! To see a detailed and expanded description of each of humanity's other critical global crises to better understand how important it is for us to manage our global warming emergency, click here.
We can build a beautiful, more sustainable world and future for all, but only if we manage global warming.
Most of our best social, economic, and political values, goals, and human rights will become far easier and more probable to achieve once we get our accelerating global warming emergency resolved. (Those values, goals and human rights are shown in the Sustainable Development illustration below)
Resolving global warming allows us to make continuing progress on addressing all of the world's other critical systemic challenges! On the other hand, if we do not get global warming fixed and the climate continues to de-stabilize at the current rate, there will be no way to make continued progress or ever realize most of these vital values, goals, and human rights.
We can create the world in which we and future generations will love to live. We can build a new world of far greater peace and security!
To do this first we have to get the global warming emergency resolved. This will facilitate and expedite our possibilities for reaching all of the following wonderful life-enhancing Sustainable Development and Sustainable Prosperity Goals.
Said in a different way, here are just a few of the potential evolutionary changes in values, goals, and processes that will be far easier to improve or make once accelerating global warming is under control. We will be better able to:
1. reduce our destructive consume/pollute/waste consumerism,
2. end critical resource depletion and create resource rebalancing,
3. end racial and educational justice,
4. create universal healthcare,
5. end wealth and income equity,
6. create housing and employment equity,
7. allow for the return and strengthening of biodiversity because of reduced pollution and encroachment into natural habitats,
8. create the next evolutionary economic fair exchange system beyond our current corporate greed-based capitalism. This new economic system rely upon the false fundamental principle of unlimited growth within the closed and limited Earth system. And,
9. create effective global governance based on the collective wellbeing of all planetary citizens vs. our current corporatocracy for the benefit of a wealthy few that we have now. (To begin to repair corporatocracy we would need to remove all personhood rights from corporations, hold them strictly responsible to the principles of the triple bottom line and make them pay for all pollution and harm they cause upon the public commons.)
All of the previous items will help build a sustainable prosperity and a just and equitable future for ALL of humanity, including all biological life. All of the above things can help create a global civil society with individual human rights and responsibilities held in appropriate balance with community and government rights and responsibilities. (To learn more about the many new principles of the sustainable prosperity of the future, click here.)
Before reading on, please take a moment and visualize how much better your life and our world will be when all of the beautiful values and goals listed in Benefits 1 and 2 above are improved, stabilized, and achieved!
(To see all of the 18 other benefits of working toward solving the global warming emergency, click here.)
(To see the expanded details on the other critical global challenges we must face and resolve to have a future, click here.)
The above is all you have to remember for now about global warming and your future. Many of the pages on our website will show you the exact science behind these five simple statements to verify what we are saying is true. You can start that verification process here or continue reading.
The ultimate and still remaining global warming question for every person, business, religion, and the government on Earth to answer
We were grossly unprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic despite repeated warnings by our scientists. We are woefully unprepared for the coming global warming extinction emergency and we have once again have ignored the warnings of our scientists.
If we continue to fail to act effectively, we face unavoidable mass human extinction for most of humanity by mid-century and total extinction within as little as 50-70 years.
We have already all but lost the battle to avoid global warming mass extinction by our being so far away from hitting the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.
The ultimate remaining global warming question for every person, business, religion, and the government should be most concerned about at this time is:
"Will we, at least, come close enough to the critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets so that humanity can avoid total extinction?"
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 other major challenges.
If you feel our mission is important to your future and you want to support it and see it succeed:
Click here to make a fast, easy tax-deductible online donation.
For additional areas of global warming information and news:
If you want to learn the story of our organization and more about how this just recently upgraded mission statement came about, click here.
Click here for some surprise benefits of our global warming extinction emergency. (We strongly recommend that everyone reads this good news section to help counterbalance the difficult news about our current global warming extinction emergency.)
To learn more about the full Job One Plan that will is designed to achieve the mission above, click here.
If you want to know how we got ourselves into this catastrophe, click here and go to the section How this Gross Misinformation Occurred.
If you want to learn the most accurate way that you can personally tell if we are making progress in reducing global warming, click here.
If global warming caused extinction seems unrealistic to you, please see the phased global warming extinction process as it unfolds described in the Climageddon Scenario overview here or more fully in the new Climageddon book. You doing You doing
We are, unfortunately, already moving rapidly through the 6 phases of the Climageddon Scenario extinction model. Click the preceding link to learn more. (The timetables for global warming's 20 worst consequences and 11 key tipping points are found on our website and in the new book Climageddon.)
(Since 2008 our mission has bee upgraded as global warming facts, research and conditions change. This is the mission statement upgraded to version 6.1, June 3, 2020.)