Last Updated 10.25.2023
Individual Action Step 9: Reduce your carbon footprint by investing in durable, reusable products
The manufacturing of bottles to meet the American demand for bottled water requires enough oil to fuel 100,000 cars for a year (more than 1.5 million barrels). Every minute, 1 million disposable plastic bags are consumed worldwide (over 500 billion annually). Decreasing the number of disposable products in your life decreases your carbon footprint from manufacturing, transportation, and disposal.
To reduce your carbon footprint in this way, invest in durable, reusable bags, bottles, towels, mops, pots and pans, and anything else you need. Over the life of the products, you will reduce waste, reduce the energy-intensive extraction of virgin resources, and save money. Want more info? Visit http://www.newdream.org/water/.
Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.
Individual Action Step 10: Buy carbon offsets for your annual fossil fuel use that will go directly to help reduce carbon emissions and increase green energy generation
(Please note that this step is not a substitute for first radically reducing your fossil fuel use to help meet the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets.)
Here is a simple description of what to do that was given to us by one of our members. "Go to https://unfccc.int/climate-action/climate-neutral-now and calculate their carbon footprint, then buy at least enough carbon offsets each year to offset your entire carbon footprint. I was shocked to see I could offset my wife and my 31 tons/year footprint for $15.50 by buying wind turbine funding at $0.50 per ton! I'm pretty psyched about encouraging everyone to do this because I think they will."
When you begin this carbon offset process, you will be taken to the United Nations website. You will also be given a choice of many projects around the world to support your carbon offset. The United Nations guarantees that 100% of what you pay for your carbon offset goes directly to the carbon reduction or green energy generation project you select in the country you select.
While this will not get us to our 2025 critical fossil fuel reduction targets, it will get you, your home, and your business to carbon-neutral, but do not stop from continuing to do all of the other actions on this page that are possible for you. It won't do us any real or lasting good if you buy carbon offsets and do not also alter the rest of your high carbon use lifestyle.
Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.
Individual Action Step 11: Water conservation
Another important energy conservation measure is water conservation at home or in your business. Up to 30% of a household's energy footprint can come from moving water from its source to the home. (This water energy use would include transporting and processing the water from its original source to your home for safe home use.)
A faucet that is dripping just one drop per second will waste about four gallons of water in just one day, or 1,400 gallons in a year. The average household could conserve 34% of its water per year by installing water-efficient fixtures and appliances. You can also conserve water by installing faucet aerators, low-flow showerheads, and low-flush toilets, and fixing leaks as soon as detected.
There are also easy water conservation behavioral changes you can make. In your kitchen, if you wash dishes by hand, fill a bucket or the sink first instead of letting the water run continuously. If you use the dishwasher, run it only when it is full. Run the clothes washer only with a full load. Take shorter showers. Turn off the faucet when shaving or brushing your teeth.
Cut down on outside sprinkler use. Landscaping alone accounts for 20-30% of all residential water use. Growing native plants can save more than 50% of the water normally used to care for outdoor plants.
Allow the grass to grow slightly taller. It will reduce water loss by providing more ground shade. Water your lawn in the late evening or early morning to minimize evaporation.
Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.
Individual Action Step 12: If you are of a spiritual nature, work within your faith community to help educate others to help them survive climate change and global warming as well
Spiritually based motivations are among the strongest and most sustaining of all human motivations. If you are spiritual by nature, it is important to find additional support and motivation for this challenging advocacy work within your faith community.
Support from within your spiritual community will help you survive escalating global warming consequences as well as execute the Job One individual action steps. In this challenge, we absolutely need all the support and motivational resources we can find before it's too late. Additionally, we also need to engage the amazing leverage of members of all the faith communities of the world to resolve this immediate threat to all people of the planet.
Unless more of the major religions quickly get on board with emergency preparations and migration, there will be few places left safe and stable enough for them to provide their spiritual services and other social benefit work for and with their members.
In addition to killing hundreds of millions of their members, the later stages of the Climageddon Scenario will also destabilize the resources and structures of the world's major religions when they will be needed most to help their migrating and trapped members deal with the extreme environmental, social, political, and economic chaos, which will occur as more global warming tipping points are crossed.
It's easy to get started. Encourage your religious or spiritual group members to support and sign the global warming State of Emergency Petition, as well as the other petitions and actions found on the Job One for Humanity website.
If we succeed in slowing and lessening the emergency enough so some of us will survive, it will be a time of gratitude. If we fail, it will be a time when spiritual persons will need their deep faith and prayer for the strength to endure what is coming.
Individual Action Step 13: If you are planning on having a family, have only one child
The Earth has a carrying capacity of about 1 1/2 - 2 billion people. Currently, we are near 8 billion people adding about 130 million additional people each year racing to 9.8 billion by or before 2050. (About 50 million people a year normally die.) Having more people uses more fossil fuel and causes more global warming. It is that simple.
We are way over sustainable population levels already yet, no government other than China seems willing to set a one child per couple policy! Future and current generations will suffer unthinkable ecological, social, and economic catastrophes because, as humanity, we failed to manage the size of our global population to match the carrying capacity of our global environment and the Earth's available resources. (Please click this carrying capacity link to learn more about why our rapidly rising overpopulation challenge is so dangerous.)
Please note that as the global population continues to rise, the additional population serves to further amplify and multiply the most harmful consequences of almost all the 12 other global challenges and consequences listed on this page.) One could easily say that overpopulation and its inherent over-consumption beyond our carrying capacity is also a major cause behind today's global warming emergency and most of the world's other critical problems.
Many experts feel that overpopulation is one of the biggest if not the biggest contributor to our global warming emergency. For a candid and balanced article on the immense suffering caused by our overpopulation global challenge, please see this article, Population, the Great Knee-Jerker: A Holistic Survey and Plea to Reduce Suffering.
Individual Action Step 14: Do everything possible to also protect and preserve the biological life and ecological systems within your zones of influence and resources while also protecting yourself and your loved ones by practicing the principles of Sustainable Prosperity.
(This step is so crucial to our future successful adaptation to the difficult conditions ahead of us, we have repeated it from Part 1 of the Job one Plan. It is all about the deepest and most profound causes of what has put humanity in the horrible runaway global heating extinction emergency in which it now finds itself.)
Humanity cannot exist for long without protecting and preserving our biological life and ecological systems. We have been overconsuming and wasting for far too long.
As difficult as it seems to understand, at the deepest levels and as a driving prime cause, the current climate change extinction emergency, our deteriorating environment, and many of the world's other 11 major global crises are directly or indirectly caused by the concept and problem of Overshoot. Overshoot simply means that resource demand is over and beyond that of that particular resource's regeneration or renewal capacity.
Excessive demand leading to overshoot is driven by both consumption and population. Right now, the human population's need and demand for the Earth's resources have well exceeded the Earth's carrying capacity to regenerate those resources. For example, our current fossil fuel use, which is causing the global warming emergency, is caused by our increasing population demanding more consumer goods. As a result, not only are we depleting the non-renewable fossil fuels that took millions of years to create, but we are also polluting and poisoning our atmosphere and oceans with toxic fossil fuel by-products.
One also could call overshoot an environmental and energy management ignorance or even greed in simple moral or ethical terms. But, whatever you call it, our taking more resources from the Earth than the Earth can renewably supply or resupply is the single deepest cause of most of today's major global problems. It contributes significantly to our air, water, and land pollution and even many of our current economic and social inequalities.
While our current global warming emergency is directly caused by burning fossil fuels and polluting the atmosphere and our oceans with carbon, methane, etc., for its complete long-term solution, it is critical to address the deeper, underlying overshoot issues on ecological, economic, social, and energy management levels. It bears repeating that many of these same overshoot issues also fuel our 11 major global crises' worsening.
The opposite of overshoot would also include creating a sustainable population level balanced with its available renewable resources. (This is commonly known as the carrying capacity of an area.) For humanity to begin to live within its carrying capacity and not continue to overshoot its resources, we will have to do something radically new, which we call living the principles of Sustainable Prosperity.
The path to a survivable "No Overshoot" future: Living the principles of Sustainable Prosperity.
Unfortunately, the principles of Sustainable Prosperity (below) may come into widespread use only after the climate-triggered Great Global Collapse has occurred. The reasons for this are:
1. Existing economic, political, and social systems and human power structures are so entrenched and self-protecting that they rarely allow the needed fundamental changes, which in many cases would remove their positions of special privilege, advantage, and power.
2. The populations which support the existing economic, political, and social systems are widely ignorant of the concept of resource overshoot and its accelerating extinction dangers. They also have become so used to the comforts these systems provide; they will resist all needed improvements until something happens to them that is so devastating (the Great Global Collapse) that they will finally be ready to change. It is like the old saying, "people will only change when the pain going forward is less than the pain of staying where they are."
As you read about Sustainable Prosperity in this booklet, you will discover the many social, economic, and even political policy overshoot causes hidden behind our inability to create long-term global heating solutions and many of our other 11 major global crises. If we do not quickly apply the principles of Sustainable Prosperity to our lives, livelihoods, and societies, we and humanity will become like "dead man walking" who will be unable to slow or stop our own biological, ecological, economic, and social demise.
As part of this final Part 1 action step, we super-strongly recommend you get and read the book Overshoot. Then, cut down on your current over-consumption.
Next, do absolutely everything you can to protect and preserve our biological life and the ecological systems within your surrounding area by living in a better balance with nature and executing the principles of Sustainable Prosperity at this link.
As things worsen in the runaway global heating extinction emergency, you will become more and more dependent upon how well you have protected and preserved the biological life around you and your surrounding ecological systems. Reestablishing a balance with and in nature will be especially critical for any remnants and survivors of the great global collapse.
Sustainable Prosperity principles are about the additional ways we will need to create both a sufficient and sustainable future for all. They are also about living within intelligent, realistic limits and boundaries. Sustainable Prosperity is also about using the new triple-bottom-line economics that will help us see and create the thriving new lifestyles and livelihoods of the future.
Unfortunately, there is still more critical adaptation and sustainability information to learn and enact in your life and business. These additional principles contain more critical individual and business action steps not listed in this document. These additional action steps will help you build these new actions into habits that we are desperately going to need to survive and thrive through:
a. the current runaway global heating emergency,
c. having a post-collapse future (the Great Global Rebirth) that will work.
This Sustainable Prosperity learning step is one of the most important things to do to get you through the coming transition that we all must all now make to minimize our future suffering and maximize our safety!
Individual Action Step 15: Use our effective ways to educate others about the climate change extinction emergency and engage them in its solution.
Our most current and practical climate education projects, tools, and advice are found on this continually updated page. This step may be the most crucial individual action step if we are ever to get our governments to prevent the near-total extinction of humanity. Please do not skip this critical action step!
Individual Action Step 16: Think and feel in new ways about the future.
To survive the climate change-driven future emotionally and psychologically, you will need to think about it in new ways and feel differently about it in new ways. Below are a few ideas to help you transition and adapt to our new lives of fewer things, less consumption, and more sustainability.
(When you are done reading this section, be sure to come back and read the linked definitions of these terms. Their intriguing and needed perspectives will also help evolve your thoughts and feelings about the future and its wise possibilities.)
Please carefully consider the following:
New ways of living together sustainable and equitably will inevitably emerge in predicable, unpredictable and in unexpected forms and on an ad hoc basis. Our existing major institutions are not up to the task of massive adaptation and the speed that will be needed..
Several organizations are studying how smaller-scale institutions can organize and survive what is coming. We are aware of the Post Carbon Institute's Resilience program. It is primarily focused on local communities. The Synergia Institute emphasizes transition strategies and cooperative efforts. Other groups are concerned with survival when present institutions are shattered or become ineffective.
One of the most critical adaptations and decisions most individuals will make sooner or later is joining what we call ClimateSafe Villages, which are designed to be highly resilient, sustainable, and functional eco-communities. If you have not read about our four ClimateSafe Villages models, please do so here or click the logo below.
We are not going to avoid the climate change and other coming global disasters. We will not find technological solutions that will let us continue to live as we do now. Our institutions are unprepared even to find adequate solutions to living in today's predicament.
With the breakdown of familiar institutions and the resulting major disruptions in everyone's life, I think it extraordinarily important to look within ourselves to avoid anxiety, attain equanimity, and find peace of mind. To do so, we must ask: How can we be more human and humane in a turbulent world where each of us will face new conditions of life?
How might we reassess what it is to be human while living in a collapsing civilization? What are some humane ways a person might adapt to the existential predicament before us? How can we, as individual humans, live in a world in which our actions and our current belief systems are failing? Below I list the thoughts of several people and one climate change organization that are deeply concerned about the collapsing societies in which we live. They have accepted that life within the next decades will present many challenges and have suggested how individuals may adjust to continuing to live humane lives.
1. Jem Bendell is a professor of sustainability leadership at the University of Cumbria, who presented a paper in 2020 called Deep Adaptation. It stimulated the basis for a worldwide forum discussing the societal questions that arise with destructive climate change. He calls it an ethos of being engaged, of how to support each other, of how to engage in productive dialogue, and how to determine priorities. His book, Deep Adaptation, and YouTube videos expressing his views are available. Bendell writes, "Deep Adaptation is a framework for exploring ideas for how to attempt ... what we call the four Rs … These are all questions because we are in a very new situation where the expectation of simple answers given to us by somebody else are not going to help as much as we exploring together how to be and what to do. "
The essentials of Deep Adaptation are the four Rs. The Four Rs are questions we should always ask before acting to lessen our impact on Nature:
1. "What do we most value that we want to keep and how," is a question of Resilience2. "What could we let go of so as not to make matters worse," is a question of relinquishment.3. "What could we bring back to help us in these difficult times," is a question of restoration.4. "With what and with whom shall we make peace as we awaken to our common mortality," is a question of reconciliation.
1. Learn to grow food. Study permaculture.2. Learn to read people. You will need to know whether people in your vicinity are trustworthy.3. Be trustworthy. Otherwise, smart, and trustworthy people won't associate with you.4. Learn to express yourself clearly and persuasively.5. Consider making a commitment not to reproduce. There are already plenty of people in the world.6. Learn to make decisions by consensus and to work collaboratively.7. Be a person with whom others enjoy working.8. Learn to repair and use relatively simple technologies. Studying to be a computer programmer or hacker could pay off in the short run, but over the longer term, you'll benefit more from learning to fix farming and construction tools and small engines.9. Learn to make spare parts from junk.10. Learn how energy works. Be able to identify the sources of energy in your environment and find ways to harness that energy to do useful work.11. 1Learn to defend yourself. Sadly, for the remainder of this century, the world is likely to be a more violent place. Even if that turns out not to be the case, martial arts can still be useful paths of self-discipline.12. Learn to heal the human body via nutrition, herbs, and basic emergency care.13. Learn to recognize the subjective effects of sex hormones, dopamine, and other brain chemicals, and find ways to use their effects to help achieve goals.14. Learn about nature. Memorize the names of local plants, birds, and insects, and observe their habits. Learn to be comfortable in the wild.15. Learn how to produce beauty via art, music, or movement and how to engage others in creative, celebratory activities.16. Learn to emotionally process trauma and grief and to help others do so. Learn when and how to use humor to release tension.(Editor's Note: We have added a 17th item to the list above.17. "Learn about our local, immediate watershed." It is your immediate watershed that sustains your lives. Most people do not even know that they live within a watershed, let alone know which watershed they live in, let alone know anything about their watershed and how to preserve and care for it. Safe water will be a major issue in the future.)
Unless one also changes their thinking and feelings about nature and their old way of living and working, they are highly likely to feel unhappy and dissatisfied and repeat the same mistakes that have created the climate change nightmare we now find ourselves in. Reading the following two books is crucial if you want to evolve your thoughts and feeling to an optimal place for personal survival and the survival of any team or community you might get involved with.
The more everyone in your group understands the new attitudes and ideas of these two books, the more they will be on the same page, and the less complaining there will be about losses and changes from your old unsustainable lives.
Make it a requirement to read:
Overshoot, the Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change, By William R Catton Jr.
This book goes into some of the most profound deep causes of the climate change and environmental emergencies so powerfully that everyone concerned about climate change and our environment must read this book.
An Inconvenient Apocalypse, Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis and the Fate of Humanity, by Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen
This book dives even deeper into the human causes of our current climate emergency (even deeper than our highly recommended Overshoot book) going back almost 10,000 years. You may be pleasantly surprised and challenged by what you discover in this timely and soulful book.
It is based on a credible overview of climate and environmental science. It will help you quickly evolve your thinking and feelings to the new reality of our global climate-driven collapse process and what comes next.
It is a must-read for everyone you think will be there with you trying to survive what is coming. It will not only help put everyone on the same page, but it will also help produce the emotional and psychological stability required in your family or group to survive the suffering, death, and the many climate change-driven primary and secondary consequences that are no longer avoidable. Do not skip reading this book!
Being a contributing and dependable member of a well-prepared, resilient eco-community will be the final step for any wise preparation and adaption program for you, your family, or your business. Without some form of eco-community membership, you will face a cascade of hardships, mostly alone. You will not have many necessary resources and will not be adequately ready for the climate change emergency and our 11 other major global crises.
Click here to see our eco-community project to help you make good decisions about finding and joining the right eco-community.
Action Step 17: Additional critical climate change resilience-building factors for your home or business.
Here are many climate change resilience-building actions you must be aware of for your home or business to survive. Some are new, and some have been discussed previously but are worth mentioning again in new ways because they are critical. The following list will make a lot more sense if you understand the essential frames of time and waves of climate change consequences that you will be experiencing over the following decades. (Our most updated climate change consequence timeframe document is in our member's section, found here.)
a. Have a Secure Water Supply: Water is life. It would be best if you were on a land with an abundant, safe, and dependable long-term clean water supply. A human can live three days without water and then dies. If the water is polluted are infected with bacteria or viruses, you will get sick, suffer, and probably die from most waterborne problems. You will also need water for a steady food supply from your garden and any animals or fish you may farm.
b. Heat management: As temperatures continue to break all previous records, all types of energy-efficient air conditioning and air cooling technology will be critical to survival for homes and businesses, particularly for older populations. A state-of-the-art air conditioner will be essential as temperatures soar and break all previous records. This cooling is because heat domes and heat waves will become more common and last longer.
All new construction homes should also have basement areas for emergency cooling, food storage, and to deal with rising heat and regular power outages. In the later climate change phases of increasing heat and as mega-wildfires arrive worldwide, building or buying super-insulated, underground, bermed, or mostly underground homes could also be a wise way to handle multiple climate change risks.
c. Wildfire Management: As global heat rises, we will go through a several-decade period with many of the world's major forests burning wildly simultaneously. Living in a highly forested area unless you have a fireproofed, underground, or bermed home will be a hazardous investment and a risky bet for your future. You will have to worry about wildfires if you live in a forest. You must also carefully check the prevailing winds during the fire season, even if you live miles away. This wind direction issue is because massive forest fires near you will produce so much wildfire smoke you will repeatedly be lining under hazardous air quality conditions. Some existing homes can be retrofitted to minimize fire dangers.
Fires will become one of the biggest problems as global warming temperatures soar and droughts turn foliage into tinder. All homes and buildings must be fire-resilient in areas where fires will regularly occur. If they are near a forest, there will be a clearing of at least 100 yards or more between any building, and it's the nearest trees or foliage. Also, all homes and buildings in high-risk fire areas should have other exterior watering systems that will keep these homes and buildings wet and protected from flying embers if a fire is in the area or passing through.
There is no way to completely escape the fire risk in the future as temperatures soar, especially if you are near dried foliage or forests. If you're in a fire-prone area, you will need to fireproof all building roofs and walls and create high-quality wildfire smoke removal systems. The same high-quality smoke removal systems should also be purchased to remove other increasing pollutants from the worsening air quality you will breathe.
d. Wind Management: Increasing heat will also mean increasing and sporadic wind and wind speeds almost everywhere. It helps to think about the seldom discussed climate change increasing wind consequences like this. Our atmosphere will increasingly "boil and churn" as it continues to warm each year, much like you would see an increase in water boiling and churning as the heat is increased under a pressure cooker.
This "pressure cooker" wind-increasing effect is because the top layer of our atmosphere acts like a pressure cooker lid keeping most of our climate change warming inside our lower atmosphere. Increasing winds worldwide will eventually become one of climate change's most damaging and consistent consequences.
For example, the western coast of the United States will have significantly increased 70-100 miles per hour wind events. If you live in a hurricane cyclone area, you must also prepare for the coming category six hurricane or cyclones with 180 240-mile-an-hour winds. Many locations will now be subject to wind Derechos of 100 mph or more.
Our high wind future means that our buildings and homes must now be designed or refit to withstand those higher winds depending upon your area. More and more, you will see concrete or steel reinforced homes, land termed houses, or even more undergoes buildings that will also be safer against heat and fire threats.
e. Rain Bomb, Flooding, and Drainage Issues: There will be massive rain bombs dropping weeks or months' worth of rain in hours or days. Be sure you have superior drainage systems and are not too close to rivers or lakes that will massively overflow their 100-year flood plains with high water marks during these episodes. Start thinking in terms of 1,000-year floodplains. If you are looking at a valley with a river or all of your nearest local stores and supplies are located in a flood plain, think carefully about moving there even if your hand will be safe because the flooding will trap you where you are and keep you from the additional supplies you may need. If you live in a 1,000-year flood plain, we advise that you consider relocation (aka managed retreat) because you're going to flood out over and over again
Part of solving future drainage issues will be installing sump pumps in every home or business 3 to 4 times larger than the current sump pumps. Massive rain bombs of up to 30 inches of rain over 48 hours will produce enormous water amounts that will fill your basements, overflow your sewer systems and the lowest areas after major rain bombs.
Drainage issues also involve the quality and size of drainage systems near your home or business.
f. Dehumidification: You will need the best dehumidifier you can buy in many areas. This is because many places are already experiencing high temperatures and extremely high humidity, which makes working outside nearly impossible. The human body cannot shed heat through sweat when the humidity is too high. When it cannot free enough of this heat, it dies. Because more heat causes more evaporation which causes more humidity and moisture in the air, do not neglect high-output dehumidification for your home or business.
g. Energy Independence: Your home or business building or remodeling must include plans for sustainable energy through wind, solar, or other sustainable, nonpolluting sources. It would be best not to rely upon existing energy delivery companies and structures as the climate worsens. There will be many energy shortages, delays, and price hikes. Additionally, we must stop polluting our atmosphere with fossil fuels.
h. Drought Independence: You will also need extensive water storage and water capture systems in drought-prone areas.
i. Compensating for Ongoing Global Crop Failures, Lowered Crop Yields, and Soaring Food Prices: There will be widespread failed food distribution and food insecurity issues. Food prices will keep soaring.
You will eventually need to buy and store a year's worth of food. You will also need to sustainably grow or raise through four seasons most of your fruits, vegetables, animals, legumes, etc. You will need to have a good growing season and soils for your organic garden and farmland unless you are going to do permaculture, which can take 1 -3 years to establish.
Working towards food independence is one of the most critical long-term factors for survival. Not only will traditional food supply distribution break down, but we will also have to develop sustainable agricultural practices that can survive extreme heat, extreme cold, extreme storms, fires, etc.
In some cases and in some locations, this may mean growing food indoors using grow lights and other technologies to allow for four-season food production no matter what the outside weather might be. You will also need to utilize grow lights and some vertical hydroponics and larger-scale aquaponics or other new farming technologies inside specialized grow buildings.
Soil quality building will also be a critical skill you must understand. Here is a helpful site for soil quality information: https://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/ .
j. Food Storage: You will need a safe and stable year-round cool and always dry food storage or food preservation type cellar. Ideally, a basement or cellar dug into the ground can maintain a reasonably consistent cooler temperature year-round food storage without using any energy to cool it.
k. Land Location, Isolation, Security, and Defensibility: If you and your children want to live as long as possible and ride out most of what is coming, you must carefully consider the factors of the location's isolation and defensibility, which equals its security level. Napoleon did many bad and foolish things, but he said something powerfully true. He said, "Geography is destiny." Therefore, the final relocation, migration, or managed retreat geography (location) you pick to live in will become your climate change destiny. Choose wisely and carefully.
Over time, as global warming accelerates, crops fail, and mass migrations, criminality, and conflict rise keeping yourself and your resources safe will become your biggest survival issue! Your eventual location should be distant from any easy mass migration route. Increased civil and criminal unrest will happen first in large urban areas and then along the easier-to-take mass migration routes to the global warming safer regions above or below the 45th parallel North or South. The more isolated, difficult to reach, and the more defensible the land is, and the safer it will be for the longest possible time! An example of defensibility is only having one narrow, winding road leading to your land. Trees surround your land's perimeter, and you can put a gate in front of your entrance. Or, your land is in a canyon with steep walls and only one entrance.
In this document, the Job One member's only section describes many of the best cities and micro-climate areas within the US for land, homes, and businesses. This document also discusses the pros and cons of other regions worldwide.
And the bitter truth about about final location is this, no matter where you pick as your final location you will need to have a back up emergency bug out plan for a new location in case that location is eventually overrun. In prepping, there is a saying, one is none, two is one, and three is two. This means always backup your backups!
l. Sea Level Rise and Coastal Land and the Thwaites Doomsday Glacier Collapse Issues: If you are considering buying land, a home, or business near any ocean coast around the world and want to have this land for long-term survival, you will first need to factor in the correct level of sea level rise. With all types of global ice and snow melting, we predict that the correct level of sea level rise will be as much as 2-3 feet by 2050 and sea level rise by as much as 6-9 feet by 2100.
It also would be best to allow some calculation for the worst and most likely arriving climate tipping point, the predicted collapse of the Thwaites "doomsday glacier" in Antarctica. It is about the size of England or Florida.
This glacier will produce an initial 2-3 feet of global sea level rise over several decades once it breaks off and collapses into the sea. An article in the Smithsonian magazine predicted at worst; Thwaites could collapse as soon as 3 to 5 years from 2022. But more likely, this collapse may be several decades away.
After Thwaites breaks off, the glaciers behind Thwaites on the Antarctic mountain range will begin sliding off the mountains into the sea. These other glaciers will raise the global sea level by about another seven to ten feet over the following decades. The speed at which huge pieces of this glacier are already breaking off has increased by six times over the last 30 years.)
When the Thwaites doomsday glacier does break off, it will also threaten the coastal infrastructure (roads, hospitals, food stores, sewage and water treatment facilities, ports, energy transport or generation, etc.) So if you are buying land near a coastal ocean area for long-term survival, be sure you allow for correct the height of the ground above the predicted sea level rise and for the loss of all services close to all low-lying infrastructure that will be inundated.
For example, in the United States, Galveston, Texas, is looking to build a $30 billion seawall because of rising sea levels that will flood it regularly. The problem is that the sea wall they are contemplating building is based on a gross underestimation of sea level rise and timeframes. This means that even those who think they will be safe behind this new seawall will have a rough time. So think carefully when you purchase land or migrate to an area close to the coast. As a general rule, if you are going to live near the coast, we recommend you by land or relocate to an area at least 25 -35 feet above the highest previously recorded flood or storm surge, or tsunami.
m. Cold Spells: as paradoxical as it seems, climate science has predicted severe cold spells will occur suddenly as the jetstream moves and other climate change-related conditions change worldwide. If you live in an area affected by cold spells, you may also need an emergency backup and a nonpolluting wood-burning stove. These new nonpolluting wood stoves exist, but they are about $6,000 or $7,000.
n. Other Critical Construction, Remodeling, or Emergency Preparation Factors: Remember to include in your building or remodeling plans to properly insulate your home to get your home or business as close to net-zero energy use as possible. You will also need an underground room or basement that stays close to the ground's temperature at 6-8 feet deep, which will maintain about 52 degrees F in most areas. If you do not have a basement or storage room for storing food, you will need energy-efficient air conditioning systems because of increasing heat spells. This is particularly true and important for older adults, young children, and infants. Both the elderly and the very young have poorly developed or degenerated sweat glands that do not remove heat from the body as efficiently as the sweat glands of adults. Life could be lost quickly if your air conditioning goes down in an extended heat wave or heat dome and you have no underground room to stay cool.
We also recommend having your well as a dependable water supply backup and an on-site water purification system. We also recommend having a septic tank. At some point, water, power, and sewage from the local area will all be affected.
In emergency preparation, there is a saying that "one is none, two is one, and three is two." This means you must have multiple backup systems and critical parts redundancies to increase your independence and long-term survivability.
o. Allow at least 2-3 years to build or to remodel climate change-resilient old homes or businesses, or if you are relocating, create a new climate change-resilient home or business once you have found it: To do everything listed above or below, you will need to allow at least several years. This time delay is because there are already shortages of critical emergency and adaptation supplies you will need. Additionally, getting building or remodeling contractors to do the required work with the current weather extremes, seasonal changes, and other work scheduling challenges will take time and patience. Lastly, for most new gardeners, getting an organic garden or your garden's permaculture working right will take a few years.
We suggest looking into fire-resistant or fireproof net-zero prefab homes if you want to cut that three-year time down. Prefab homes have come a long way over the decades, and if you carefully inspect what they are made out of and their claims for fire resistance and energy efficiency, etc., you should be able to find a quality net-zero prefab home at a reasonable price that can be delivered right to your build site.
p. Jet Stream Condition: The stability of the jet stream in your area or its variability or its motion in and out of your area will be a significant factor in radical weather changes and extreme weather conditions for your area. Check the most current projections for your area's jet stream location and condition before migrating, relocating, or doing a government-funded manage retreat.
This jet stream issue will also be made more difficult by high unpredictability as other climate tipping points are crossed, which also can affect the jet stream. (Click Here for a link to a new IPCC report that contains many new illustrations for projected weather worldwide.
Please be aware IPCC reports are usually 20-40% underestimated and incorrect because they do not include many of the scores of climate change tipping points in their computer modeling. Click here to learn more about the IPCC's history of underestimation.)
q. Local microclimate Issues: Suitable microclimates can be found within and outside our designated global warming safer areas. For various reasons, many areas within generally safer regions are not suitable microclimates. It will take additional work to ensure you are in a safe and usable microclimate.
Among the many microclimate factors is having a decent tolerable local climate now and as global warming accelerates. You also will need to ask yourself if most of your party can endure this new micro-climate. For example, will you and they be able to tolerate its normal or worst humidity levels, annual days of cloud cover, yearly days of wind or rain, annual snowfall amounts, average monthly temperatures, or various insect issues (mosquitos, ticks factors, etc. Annual worldwide weather patterns can be found at weatherspark.com.) As you are discovering in this list, many environmental, climate, and social factors contribute to creating physical and psychological well-being in your new location.
r. Build local greater community climate change resilience. At some point, ClimateSafe Villages or other wise independent communities must reach out and help educate their local politicians, local government agency officials, zoning boards, etc. on the local danger areas they must preventively address to build full local community climate change resilience. Click here for the list of critical local community-level resilience-building issues that must be openly discussed and completed before more major climate change tipping points are crossed in your local community. This page has everything you need to get started on this essential action.
Please check and start one of the Part 2 action steps below:
If you have not done so already, please read about the principles of the Degrowth Movement, the concepts of Sustainable Prosperity, and the ideas of Appropriate Technology. Their intriguing and needed perspectives will also help evolve your thoughts and feelings about better adapting to the future and its wise possibilities.)
Have your plan ready
Because of what you are reading on this website and the extremely limited time remaining to save humanity from likely extinction, each of us must "work for the best" (to radically reduce fossil fuel usage,) while also having wisely "prepared for the worst" possible outcomes to protect ourselves, families and businesses from now unavoidable consequences. Once we have prepared for those worst possible outcomes, we must then forget about those preparations and focus ALL of our attention and efforts toward meeting the fossil fuel cuts that need to occur for humanity and civilization to go on.
Just as there are no guarantees in life, there is also no guarantees humanity will be able to resolve the escalating global warming extinction emergency before it moves into the later phases of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario. Therefore, prudence dictates having an emergency survival plan for yourselves and loved ones, as well as having our businesses, community, and nation at the ready long before it will be needed.
From the preceding, you can see that there are many steps to getting ready for what is coming. If you have decided to migrate, it is essential that many other individuals who also believe in sustainable practices and progressive values migrate north as well. No matter how well-prepared you are you will not be able to survive alone. You will also need a community of similar values and vision to survive what is coming!
Additionally, the more individuals who do believe in sustainability and progressive values that move north, the more likely that the social and political situation in these northern areas will also forward these activities and values. If we do survive, this is also very good because those are the kind of values which will be essential to:
a. learning the necessary lessons of the global warming extinction emergency for adapting in the future, and
b. creating a just and peaceful future if humanity and our civilization do survive.
It is truly unfortunate that many groups of religious fundamentalists and political conservatives do not believe that global warming is real. They will be trapped by their own ideologies which will blind them to the escalating warning signs until it will be too late. They will stay too long in the unsafe areas and the value of their business, homes, and investments will eventually crash.
Making matters worse, when they finally do try to migrate to the safe zones too late in the mass migration process, they will find the most suitable land already occupied and even the least suitable land selling at prices they could not afford even if they did still have their previous assets fully intact. No one deserves this fate, but unfortunately many will continue to deny the global warming realities and will not hear about the Job One Plan in time and will suffer needlessly for it.
The ultimate bitter truth here for us all is that:
a. humanity will be very, very lucky if it keeps from crossing the carbon 600 ppm extinction tipping point and into the final Climageddon Extinction Scenario phases.
b. those who migrate wherever necessary and then organize themselves into strong and sustainable eco-communities will have the best chance of surviving as long as possible and being as comfortable as possible through the worst of the coming times.
c. While we work toward achieving the best possible outcomes, we must also prepare and adapt so we can still "save and salvage" as much as is possible of humanity and civilization for the future and future generations.
Here are a few other quick summary ideas from the document above to keep in mind:
Build resilience into your existing personal, community, and national systems. To establish your basic personal recovery resilience, create at least a 30-day reserve of all necessary survival commodities (food, water, heat, energy, lights, toiletries, communication devices, maps, medicines, and self-defense, etc.).
Build backup redundancies into your water, power, heating, sewage, and other critical systems. Do this now so you and your loved ones will not be unprepared, suffer unnecessarily, or die.
Emergency cash or tradeable commodity reserve helps you build early phase financial resilience by building up and storing an easily exchangeable commodity now that you can easily use later when needed. In the later Climageddon Extinction Scenario phases, when cash may be no longer accepted or is devalued, you will need to have food, water, medicine, weapons, and maybe small silver coins or other in-demand tradeable commodities to survive in a barter system that will surely evolve.
Mobility will be a key life-saving capability during the worst phases of the global warming extinction emergency and mid-to-late Climageddon Extinction Scenario phases. Our crisis-surviving ancestors have repeatedly proven the validity and importance of this mobility (migration) principle.
No government or charity will be able to respond to the ever-increasing global demands for more emergency resources and services as the costs and other consequences of escalating global warming increase in frequency, scale, and severity with each degree of temperature increase.
Being physically and psychologically prepared for emergencies is the most basic form of insurance. It existed long before we ever began paying premiums to today’s insurance companies.
The more people who know when and where to migrate, the more people who will have a better quality of life for a longer period of time.
In addition to the necessary physical emergency preparations, to survive and thrive while dealing with what's coming, you will need to build and preserve your psychological and emotional resilience.
The emergency climate preparedness recommended in the Job One Plan is never wasted. The Job One Plan not only assists individuals with strategies to survive the current global warming emergencies and catastrophes but also helps ensure you survive our many other major global challenges and emergencies.
If we do enter the later phases of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario, we are in a no-win situation. No areas of the planet will be safe or secure other than on a temporary basis.
Individuals who prepare to survive ecological catastrophes like our out-of-control global warming are known as eco-preppers. There is an extensive network of Prepper websites dedicated to different survival and preparedness strategies and philosophies.
Because we have already begun crossing global warming tipping points, business planners, city planners, long-term corporate and governmental planners of all kinds need to immediately begin restructuring their 5, 10, and 25-year plans, always using the least optimistic climate prediction scenarios for how the consequences of escalating global warming will unfold. We will be very lucky if the worst we get is anything even close to the IPCC’s current least optimistic projections! (See the new book Climageddon for more accurate prediction scenarios for our global warming future.)
Never forget, it's not just any land in the north that will be safe. It is a fertile land with abundant water that will not destabilize in escalating forest fires, droughts, rain bombs and that is isolated or protected enough so you can survive the marauding hordes desperate and destitute climagees who themselves waited too long to migrate.
What we do know is, that no matter what, and in spite of all of the challenges and bad outcomes that are possible, the single constant truth for the best possible global warming outcome is that the faster and more we reduce global fossil fuel use:
a. the more people we will survive to carry on our civilization, and
b. that future generations will suffer less from the ever-increasing sequence of global warming consequences (as described fully in what is called the Climageddon Extinction Scenario.)
To help you keep track of the 4 critical global warming deadlines mentioned above, please see this blog post.
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What's next in the background while you are working on section 2 of Part 1 of the Job One Climate Change Resilience Plan
If you do not have any direct influence on your politicians and you feel the urgency to do something significant, you might want to start with Part 4. Part 4 is particularly important because it describes the role, responsibilities, and consequences the world's wealthiest individuals and corporations will experience in this emergency.
It contains many tools for individuals who do not have any direct influence on their politicians to creatively help them influence their local, regional or national politicians. It also contains essential reading for individuals on why many wealthy individuals, corporations, etc will want to help us solve this emergency!
Be sure to read the next and final section of the Job One Plan Part 2. It is a members-only section that contains all of the additional information you will need to relocate or migrate wisely to a global warming safer zone before it is too late to relocate or migrate. It also contains most of our information on how to recover financially and legally after you have experienced a financial loss or physical damages after a global warming caused and related disaster.
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Click here to read an article about smart millennials planning to migrate because of escalating global warming consequences from a New York Times article.
About Part 2 of the Job One Plan on How to Adapt to the Global Warming Emergency by Adapting, Becoming More Sustainable, and Using Less Fossil Fuels
The Job One Plan Part 2 is on the public areas of our website. In it, you will take adaptive actions to make your lifestyle and livelihood more sustainable. The critical reasons you will be working to adapt and make your life and lifestyle more sustainable are:
1. Part 2 shows you how to reduce your individual fossil fuel use to the required minimum levels described to reach the 2025 goals.
2. You will need to institute all of these adaptative and sustainability practices to survive the massive global food crop failures and the lack of production and distribution of other essential items due to global warming consequences and side effects.
Click here for Part 2 of the Job One Plan on the best individual adaptive actions to help slow the unavoidable 20 worst coming consequences and make yourself more sustainable.
Click here for Part 3 of the Job One Plan for the critical government-driven actions we must get done to have a legitimate hope to slow down the now unavoidable consequences and extinction. Click here for Part 4 of the Job One Plan on how we can get the critical actions of Part 3 of the Job One plan done.
How to keep the difficult and disruptive facts on this page in a balanced and positive perspective
We will be able to avoid or delay some of the coming global warming consequences, while other consequences are unavoidable due to our ignorance, incompetence, inaction, or selfishness. Despite the types of consequences we now face, we can learn from their feedback and adapt and evolve. No matter what we face, we can keep working toward achieving the best possible remaining outcomes.
We can make a significant difference and stabilize and save the future by executing the comprehensive Job One for Humanity global warming action plan. We also can maintain the perseverance needed to succeed by regularly reviewing the many benefits which we will unfold as we work successfully on this together.
While we persevere, we must never forget that our greatest challenges are also the seeds of our greatest opportunities. We must continually realize that we are engaged in the most critical and meaningful evolutionary adventure in human history! This adventure is nothing less than removing the global warming extinction threat and, in so doing, indirectly improving most of the world's 12 other major challenges.
Please check and start one of the Part 1 action steps below:
Critical Climate Change Adaptations and Resilience Building to Survive and Thrive through Coming Climate Consequences
Last Updated 11.24.23.
The independent and 100% publically funded Job One for Humanity climate change think tank produced the following. Further down this page is a summary list of all the recommended climate change adaptive actions.
"If you want to live longer and far more comfortably with far less sacrifice and suffering as the climate change emergency worsens, you must adapt!" Dan Hardy
What does adaptation mean?
Adaptation and adaptability mean learning from the feedback surrounding a problem you perceive as important and then making the necessary and responsible adjustments required by that feedback. In doing so, you exercise choice and freedom to respond to changes and difficult situations. The climate change emergency consequences are the ultimate pressing problem to which competent individuals, businesses, and nations must now adapt.
(If you have any doubts about either the urgency of the 3-9 years remaining (2025-2031) to save the other half of humanity (and hopefully you, your loved ones, and your business) or the critical importance of why you also need to work on Part 2 of the Job One Plan at this time, please click here and review the ten most important facts about the climate change emergency before continuing with this page.)
This is both Part 2 of the Job One For Humanity Plan and the Climate Change Disaster Preparation, Adaptation, and Recovery Guidebook. This online guidebook is linked to different parts of our website and contains three parts:
1. climate change preparation, which includes climate change migration information,
2. climate change adaptation, and
3. climate change disaster recovery.
To go immediately to the area of your greatest need, select from the options below:
1. If you need information on the best actions to adapt to coming climate change consequences, continue with this page.
2. If you are looking for the essential emergency backup plans and actions needed to ride out future climate-related extreme weather and disasters, click here.
3. If you want our extensive migration evaluation and potential location information, please click here.
4. If you have just experienced a climate change-related extreme weather event involving any heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, hurricanes ad cyclones, flooding, rain bombs, wind storms (Derechos), dust storms, wildfire smoke events, unseasonable cold spells, and abnormal unseasonal weather and, you need immediate recovery information and guidance, please click here.
5. If you are experiencing debilitating or paralyzing climate change, environmental anxiety, or other related negative emotions, click here first and read our years of experience on how to lessen and free yourself from that emotional weight.
6. If you have experienced any damage to your home, business, or farm from climate change-related consequences, you must begin a lawsuit against all related parties ASAP. There are wealthy companies that have either directly caused the climate change emergency and the damages you have experienced or that should have informed you of the relevant climate change risks.
The number of court cases focused on the global climate change crisis and its consequent damages has doubled since 2015, bringing the total number to over 2,000, according to a report led by European researchers last year. More than two dozen US cities and states are suing big oil, alleging the fossil fuel industry knew for decades about the dangers of burning coal, oil, and gas and actively hid that information from consumers and investors.
If you have just experienced a climate change-related extreme weather event involving any heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, hurricanes and cyclones, flooding, rain bombs, wind storms (Derechos), dust storms, wildfire smoke events, unseasonable cold spells, and abnormal unseasonal weather and, you need to begin the process for financial recovery and restitution by reading this page as soon as possible due to time limitations on filing for restitution from harmful acts. This page will connect you to successful law firms handling this specialty.
If it is time to recover from any change-related damages you, your home, business, farm, local, or state government may have experienced using successful law firms specializing in this area, click here and start the recovery of your financial losses from the perpetrators of climate change.
Here are the 17 critical action steps on this page that will help reduce your overall fossil fuel use and maximize the possible good for you and yours in a difficult situation
It is imperative to know that your ongoing individual adaptation actions in reducing your fossil fuel use are essential to save as much of humanity as possible. In many areas of our website, we have emphasized our government's critical first and primary role as being the most effective and required tool to enforce the 2025 global fossil fuel reductions. While that is a proper priority essential for saving half of humanity by 2050, there is also an essential role for the ongoing growing individual-driven fossil fuel reductions that are not part of our government's critical climate action path, which you see many environmental organizations promoting.
While individual fossil fuel reductions by hundreds of millions of us are presently too little and too late to save about half of humanity before about 2050, there are still two powerful reasons to start reducing your personal or business fossil fuel use and completing the other adaptation actions described below:
a. They will keep you living longer and far more comfortably as you move to low or non-fossil fuel systems as you complete the many other adaptation actions on this page. The adaptation actions below will directly help you manage food supplies and other needed resources as resource scarcity increases as climate change worsens.
b. They will help determine what remaining percentage of humanity survives after 2050. After humanity has hit the climate change catastrophe "rock bottom" described here, the total net result of our steadily accumulating individual fossil fuel reduction actions could make the difference of as much as 30% of humanity surviving after 2050. If individual fossil fuel reduction actions do not continue to grow and grow significantly, as few as five percent or less of humanity may survive until about 2070.
The above survival percentages underscore just how important your role in individual fossil fuel reduction is to the future. (If you are wondering why only thirty percent to as little as one or two percent of the population survives post-2050, and you are brave, click here and read about the nightmare we enter if we fail to get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. (Click here to see the needed individual fossil fuel use reduction actions.)
We understand the following necessary climate change emergency adaptation actions will be costly and time-consuming. Despite those costs, please do not forget to support our nonprofit Job One for Humanity organization to help us keep our critical information online and expanding.
In the Action Step links at the bottom of the page, you will find the full explanations and how-tos for each action step below:
Action Step 1: Reduce your carbon footprint and protect your future food supplies by planting an organic garden. Some of the worst and first big effects of accelerating climate change will be soaring food prices and food shortages caused by climate change-related crop failures and low crop yields. It is essential to have a secure food supply and backup food supplies.
Action Step 2: Vote for politicians who understand the ten facts of runaway global heating and will radically reduce fossil fuel use to get close to the 2025 global targets. Vote out politicians who support or subsidize fossil fuels' ongoing use or expansion. In addition to voting, use whatever influence you have with or over city, county, state, or national politicians to educate and motivate them to act on the climate change emergency.
Action Step 3: Divest out of fossil fuel investments and assets.
Action Step 4: Eat fewer animal and dairy products.
Action Step 5: Reduce your carbon footprint by conserving energy at your home and business.
Action Step 6: Reduce your transportation-related energy use.
Action Step 7: Reduce your carbon footprint by buying locally.
Action Step 8: Convert your home and business to green energy generation systems.
Action Step 9: Buy energy-efficient appliances and products.
Action Step 10: Use durable, reusable products to reduce your carbon footprint.
Action Step 11: Buy carbon offsets for your annual fossil fuel use that will go directly to help reduce carbon emissions and increase green energy generation.
Action Step 12: Do water conservation.
Action Step 13: If you are of a spiritual nature, work within your faith community to help educate others to help them survive climate change and runaway global heating.
Action Step 14: If you plan on having a family, consider having only one child.
Action Step 15: Apply Sustainable Prosperity's life principles to your current lifestyles and livelihoods.
Action Step 16: Use our effective ways to educate others about the climate change extinction emergency and engage them in its solution.
Action Step 17: Think in new ways.
Action Step 18: Additional critical climate change resilience-building factors for your home or business.
In this focused, step-by-step process, you will successfully create the needed sustainability and resilience for yourself, your family, or your business, and you will do your part to reduce your personal and business fossil fuel use.
We actively invite you to improve the Job One Plan with your own critical path action steps we have not considered. Don’t be afraid to experiment with the Job One individual or collective action steps. Wisely use any feedback from your own experiments (and those of others) to quickly adapt and tweak all of the action step tactics into better, faster solutions. Experimenting with alternate solutions not foreseen in the Job One Plan is good, provided such solutions will also forward the critical goals and targets outlined in the Job One Plan and do not repeat steps that are already known to be ineffective.
If you have tested a more effective way to complete any step or a new solution to some step, please collaborate and let the Job One team know about your success by emailing them at [email protected]. Job One staff will do their best to help spread your successes worldwide in our newsletters.
How to get the best results on Part 2 of the Job One Climate Change and Global Heating Resilience Plan:
We want everyone to be successful and survive what is coming. To help on this part of the Job One for Humanity Plan, we offer the following essential tips:
Step 1: Join our supportive ClimateSafe Villages community dedicated to getting its members through emergency preparation, adaptation, and climate change solution actions. Click here to learn all about these new communities or how to create a local supportive community.
Having the proper support has been proven in studies to be 90% of the reason why some are successful, and so many others are not. Join our climate resilience-building support community NOW and ensure your success in the actions below. Do not try to do all that is needed without the willing and friendly support that is available. Ongoing email support is critical if you want the best chance of success.
Step 2: Email us at ([email protected]) if you have any questions or suggestions relating to this part of the Job One Plan or feel stuck. We will get back to you in two business days or less.
Step 3: If joining or creating a group is not your thing, find a buddy or friend to go through the various Job One recommended steps while doing them. Having a task buddy is also one of the most successful methods of motivating yourself. In addition, many people see how bad the climate consequences are getting and would love to know about and be part of a program like ours.
Step 4: From the steps in this section, choose a first Part 1 task that is easy for you to do and start. This first task could also be a task that is best suited for your current resources and situation. Additionally, if some area below uses your favorite skills or is an area you are already passionate about, that could be a good area for you to start first as well.
Step 5: Focus on completing that first task until it is done.
Step 6: Next, choose the easiest remaining task and stay with it until it is done. Using this method, you will build task completion momentum, and at some point, you will be done with all of the steps.
Step 7: Use the knowledge, experience, and successes you have gained in the steps below with us and in your local eco-community to help educate, support, and motivate others. If you send that information to us at ([email protected]), we might put it in our monthly newsletter to inspire and inform others. (We can post it anonymously or with only your initials.)
Step 8: If you have not already signed the climate action pledge, please do so by clicking here. It will help kick-start the completion of your first selected task.
Step 9: To maintain your motivation to complete these new and challenging tasks below, we strongly recommend that you regularly read and re-read this page with the many individual and collective benefits we will receive when we successfully control the runaway global heating. It is the most-read page on our website, with well over 2 million views.
Please note that our plan is a self-motivated, self-organized, and self-directed do-it-yourself (DIY) system. You are the one that is responsible for the preparations and adaptations that are necessary to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your business from what is coming.
We strongly recommend that you do not depend upon others or your government to save you from the coming runaway global heating catastrophes. We also strongly recommend that before you begin any of the Job One Plan steps, you go to our page, which discusses the critical preparation and adaptation time frames depending on your current location or desired future location.
Not everyone has direct influence over their national politicians, as discussed in Part 3 of the Job One Plan. Although not everyone can be effective in Part 3 of the Job One plan, everyone can be effective on a personal level or at local, regional, or even state levels.
The single most important reason the Job One Plan exists is that no government, corporation, or nonprofit organization (NGO) will ever have enough resources to assist you in recovering from the accelerating cascade of worsening runaway global heating consequences described in detail on this page. If you are not making preparations like those described in our Job One Climate and Global Heating Resilience plan Part 2 below, you will be subjecting yourself (and your loved ones) to far more needless suffering and losses than you can imagine.
Part 2 of the Job One Plan also contains the adaptive actions needed to help improve almost all of the 12 most critical global crises we currently face.
There are even more reasons to focus initially on Part 2 and Part 1 of the Job One Plan B. New research also shows the Arctic is not heating up twice as fast as previously believed. Instead, the Arctic is heating four times as fast. And critical climate consequences will now occur far sooner than previously predicted.
These two climate changes greatly accelerate the arrival of many painful unavoidable consequences that were predicted to arrive decades later. This leads us to strongly recommend that you focus on completing the action steps of Part 1 of our plan first and then go to Part 2 of our plan. Then, while working on Part 1 and Part 2 of the Job One Plan, whenever you can get to them, keep doing whatever you can on the government-action-focused Part 3 of our plan to get them done as well. This way, you will be doing the most practical and effective actions relevant to our current climate change condition.)
Understanding the benefits of fixing runaway global heating
We can still slow and fix runaway global heating if we work together to get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel targets. Please remember that many but not all of the climate consequences are avoidable and unnecessary.
Not only can we still fix our climate nightmare, achieve many surprising benefits, and save a good portion of humanity, but we also may be able to bring about a Great Global Rebirth (once we have learned and applied the lessons of our climate tragedy.)
If you have not done so already, click here to see the most-read page on our website with over two million views. This page will also help you see the many benefits and a possible Great Global Rebirth that can come into being once we have made the necessary sacrifices to fix runaway global heating, and we have endured the coming climate consequences that we can no longer avoid.
Now that you understand the many payoffs for fixing the runaway global heating extinction emergency, it is time to look at how challenging it will be.
The reasons behind Part 2 of the Job One Plan.
In Part 2 of the Job One Resilience Plan, you will take new actions to better adapt to a rapidly deteriorating climate and the environment to survive and ultimately thrive. You will learn how to create sustainable lifestyles and livelihoods as well as reduce your personal and business fossil fuel use to the currently required 2025 targets.
If you have not read this 2025 targets page which describes in detail all of the personal and business annual and long-term fossil fuel reductions that we must make, click here to do so at some point while working on the many action steps below. This way, you will know exactly what targets you will need to adapt to, to be successful across all of the various methods of reducing your fossil fuel usage described below in Part 2 of the Job One Plan below.
While doing Part 2 of the Job One Resilience Plan, please remember the following critical reasons why you will need to radically cut your fossil fuel use immediately and work to make your life and lifestyle more sustainable.
1. If we miss the required fossil fuel reduction targets and deadlines, much of humanity will likely suffer and die within his little as the next 30 to 50 years.
2. In every situation, despite the obstacles, the only way we save any part of a liveable future for even a small part of humanity is to radically and immediately cut fossil fuel use to slow down adding more carbon to the atmosphere enough so that we have time to prepare, migrate and adapt as well as possible.
3. Every reduction in our personal fossil fuel use means that more people will live longer or more people will suffer less. And finally,
4. We must institute the following new sustainability practices to help you survive the coming massive global food crop failures and the lack of production and distribution of other essential items due to escalating runaway global heating emergency consequences and crossed tipping points.
As you read through Part 2 of the Job One Plan's individual action steps, remember that these personal and business sustainability steps will initially create some slowing and lessening of the current and coming worst runaway global heating consequences, but only slightly. Not nearly enough to save us from our inescapable path to much more severe consequences for at least 30-50 more years.
To save ourselves from near-total extinction and lessen the other coming consequences enough for most of us to survive, we must also successfully execute part 3 of the Job One Plan. The only way we will ever even have the possibility of making the needed levels of fossil fuel cuts is to successfully complete the collective action steps of Part 3 of the Job One Plan.
(Please also note that runaway global heating caused near-total human extinction is not total extinction. Nor is near-total extinction the same as our unfortunate and unavoidable current path to the extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century. This critical difference between the two is that total extinction is highly improbable because of the many natural and human counteractions that will ramp up as runaway global heating consequences worsen. So, if you want to see the good news (which we strongly recommend) about why total human extinction caused by the consequences of runaway global heating is not our future and should not be worried about, please click here.)
Only those actions will make enough of a collective difference in time to adequately cut our fossil fuel use to adequately slow or avoid the mass suffering, death, migration, and financial loss that is already beginning to occur and that will continue to get worse if we don't reverse the fossil fuel use emergency.
If you do not have connections of direct influence to the government's politicians or you do not have indirect connections of influence on politicians through celebrities, intelligence agencies, ultra-wealthy corporations, philanthropies, or ultra-wealthy individuals, Part 1 and Part 2 of the Job One Plan are the areas we recommend you do first. But, if you do have any direct or indirect connections of influence on politicians, we strongly recommend you start the Job One Plan by reviewing Part 3 first. We only have until 2025 to meet very difficult global fossil fuel reduction targets. How almost all of that will happen is by our politicians taking the actions described in Part 3 of the Job One Plan.
In spite of the following individual actions by themselves not being able to achieve the critical cuts in fossil fuel use actually needed, the essential individual sustainability adaptation, slow and lessen climate change and runaway global heating actions below are still VERY important because if they are done by enough of us, they will also:
a. help us personally to adapt to and survive as well as possible and for as long as possible in the new world that is coming,
b. create more additional time for emergency preparation, adaptation, transfer of infrastructure, or migration (as described in Part 1 of the Job One Plan) or more time for adapting to the extinction face-off possibility found in the fourth, fifth, and sixth phases of the Climageddon Scenario.
c. if we can survive this emergency, the actions below will teach us today how to adapt to a new post-runaway global heating world, and it will give us the time to build these new actions into habits, and
d. When the actions steps below finally become part of the lifestyles and livelihoods of most people worldwide, they will additionally serve as an ongoing preventative remedy to keep another runaway global heating emergency from ever happening again. (This particular future preventative value for the following individual action steps below presumes that we will succeed and avert the Final phases of the Climageddon Scenario extinction event, and some of us will survive in the runaway global heating safe zones.)
Because of the essential importance and necessary benefits of items a-d above for both you and the future, please do not neglect the action steps of Part 2 of the Job One Plan to reduce your individual fossil fuel use and increase your sustainability while you also work on part 3 and part 4 of the Job One Plan whenever you can.
Work on this Part 2 regularly and make as much progress on its action steps as you possibly can to make your lifestyle and livelihood as sustainable as possible. And, if we survive the future global heating emergency, in one way or another, we will all have to live by the guidelines and new values and ideas given in the action steps below!
And finally, take some time to think how about where you will be riding out the next several decades of the runaway global heating emergency. If you migrate to the runaway global heating safe zones, you will want to focus on doing many of the sustainability action steps below at your new home and not as much in your current location. It is essential to make wherever you're going to ride out the runaway global heating emergency as sustainable as possible. Do this not just to reduce fossil fuel use but also do this for your long-term personal survival.
The most critical individual Job One Plan Part 2 pre-action step
The key action step that you should not skip over before you begin the individual action steps below is the one that allows you, your family, and your business to wisely prepare for an endless chain of runaway global heating aggravated consequences already hitting us. This step can be done over time as you work on the other steps below.
Click here for the details on all the needed emergency preparations for protecting yourself and your loved ones from the intensifying consequences of runaway global heating and our next climate catastrophe.
If you still doubt why you must get prepared and that the runaway global heating battle against its 20 known worst consequences has already been lost, please read this page on irreversible global warming.
If you have not reviewed Part 1 of the Job One Plan, please do so before starting Part 2 below.
"No program that claims to have a solution to climate change and runaway global heating can be called legitimate unless it is designed around knowing when a global heating-driven near-total extinction event will probably occur, how it will occur, and what must be done when to prevent that outcome. The Job One for Humanity four-part program relentlessly follows this critical path and deadline policy." Lawrence Wollersheim
Click here to discover why total human extinction is not realistic or probable, and the worst humanity will experience is near-total extinction (50 to 90+% of humanity going extinct.)
(To understand the "if we are lucky" final 2025-2031 crucial action deadline for preventing near-total extinction, click here. To see how that near-total extinction event will unfold in dozens of primary and secondary climate-related consequences, click here.
And finally, we can still slow and fix runaway global heating if we work together to get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel targets. Please remember that many but not all climate consequences are avoidable and unnecessary.
Not only can we still fix this climate nightmare and save a good portion of humanity, but we can also create many surprising benefits for ourselves and even bring about a Great Global Rebirth (once we have learned and applied the lessons of this tragedy.)
(Click here to see the most read page on our website with over two million views. This page will help you see the many benefits and a possible Great Global Rebirth that can come into being once we have made the necessary sacrifices to fix runaway global heating and have endured the coming climate consequences we can no longer avoid.)
if you have effective ways to influence your national politicians or government to get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets before it is too late, make it a personal priority! This political action will allow more people to survive runaway global heating. If you do not have effective influence, then work on the other local and regional parts of the Job One Plan that you can influence.
The key individual adaptation action steps of Part 2 of the Job One Plan
Some of the 16 individual action steps can be challenging to complete for many people. You may skip over any of the action steps below if you feel they do not apply to your situation or you cannot do them. You also may do the steps out of sequence if that works better for you.
Please check and start one of the Part 2 action steps below:
Click here to join one of our four worldwide eco-community model variations that can help provide valuable ongoing support and information for you as you work on the many sometimes challenging actions described above.
If you want to understand the science and analysis procedures we used to present the above information, click here for a technical expiation of our climate research process.
For answers to all of your questions about climate change and global warming, click here for our new climate change FAQ. It has over one hundred of the most asked questions and answers about climate change.