Last Updated 8.16.23
Part One - Steps 1-6
Action Step 1: Enjoy your life today. Build psychological and emotional stability, reserves, and resilience.
As things continue to get worse, one of the most important things for you to do to survive what is coming is for you to remain emotionally and psychologically stable. To stay emotionally and psychologically stable and motivated while you help do whatever you can to slow and lessen our global warming extinction emergency to survive its now unavoidable coming catastrophes, you will need to find ways to enjoy the rest of your life to build and preserve your psychological and emotional resilience (the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.)
There is no doubt that to survive, you will need to build reserves in these areas for the times ahead. To enjoy your life today while you build and preserve emotional and psychological resilience and the needed reserves, take time every day to:
1. do the ordinary and extraordinary things you enjoy that make you laugh and that renew you,
2. cultivate new and current loving and meaningful relationships (you will need many solid, loving, and meaningful relationships as things continue to get worse,)
3. experience the important things you may have delayed,
4. create and live with courage and make the best of what you can no longer avoid,
5. decide that every difficult sacrifice and action you make can and will help preserve some part of humanity, Do everything you can to save Earth's endangered ecosystems and the best of our art, knowledge, and civilization. Your greatest legacy can be having your family survive and whatever you do helping to preserve the best of the amazing world you inherited.
6. draw strength and renewal from your faith and your faith community (if you are spiritual),
7. Learn new things. To survive what is coming, you will need to learn many new things as you become more self-sufficient. We strongly suggest learning new things to help you transition to the new way of living that accelerating climate change and our 11 other major crises are forcing on us as soon as possible.
In fact, here are our recommendations for some reading to start on right away:
Read about the principles of the Degrowth Movement, and the concepts of Appropriate Technology on Wikipedia. Their intriguing and much-needed perspectives will also help evolve your thoughts and feelings about our new "fewer and less" but more sustainable future and its wise possibilities.)
Get 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!
Get 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.
And if you are really brave, start reading the two spellbinding fictional books on the horrible consequences of global warming after individuals waited too long to prepare for it, or migrate away from it, by the award-winning black female writer.
Butler, Octavia E. Parable of the Sower. Four Walls Eight Windows, 1993. This is part one of the two sequential novels. It is set in 2024.
Butler, Octavia E. Parable of the Talents. Seven Stories Press, 1998. This is part of two of the Parable duology. It is set in 2032
These two books are absolute must-reads to see the day-to-day ordinary and extraordinary suffering that our current runaway global warming will impose upon our future. These two books are emergency preparation must-reads! Even back then she pretty much got the global warming consequences right.
These two books will educate you in detailed ways we at Job One for Humanity have not yet been able to do with the many climate facts and consequences found on our web pages. Frankly our website lacks the finely detailed, phase-by-phase emotional power and astute psychological and character insights into what happens to and between people, families, and communities in deep crisis as things just keep getting worse.
Franky, we are baffled as to how Octavia Butler could so accurately depict the tortuous lives of individuals who waited too long to get prepared and migrate because of global warming and then suffered horrible consequences. She skillfully compels the reader scene by scene with a brilliantly written cast of families trying to migrate up the California coast through crisis after crisis. It is impossible not to be drawn into the painful personal lives and details of what happens to these decent, regular families when societies break down at every level because of the consequences of late-stage global warming.
As we move into greater global warming consequences and catastrophes, as well as the consequences of the worsening of our other major global challenges described here, it is critical to take one day at a time and always make time for having fun and renewing experiences and loving relationships.
The importance of taking one day at a time and doing whatever you can each day to appreciate and enrich the life you have right now is --- that it will allow you to:
a. emotionally and physically survive,
b. still have many rewarding experiences while the environment still supports them so that you do not miss what may be your last opportunity to experience the many everyday things of life we take for granted. and
c. effectively contribute toward resolving the global warming extinction emergency and the other major global challenges we face.
"The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much." — William Hazlitt, English writer, philosopher, and critic
Never forget that the scope of the tasks before us is daunting and unprecedented. If one fully understands how much has to change in the world for the worse in so little time, one can get overwhelmed quickly. This is why it is important to embrace these perspectives of “one day at a time” and enjoy your normal life right now as one of the first emergency preparation actions you will need to do and continue.
solving the major global challenges
Because of the escalating harsh consequences looming before us and the fact that there are no guarantees we will resolve the global warming extinction emergency and the other major global challenges we now face in time, a final reason to enjoy each day today is that our current lives and conditions may, in fact, be the best they will ever be for decades or more.
Additionally, if you are a person of faith, you will need the strength of your faith and faith relationships to help you make sense of what you must now go through and endure the psychological and emotional trauma that is coming. At this time, with the massive global challenges and changes facing us, it is a good time to remember and practice the serenity prayer.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
One more thing
Being satisfied and at peace with the many new and limited conditions you will experience as climate change conditions worsen will be critical to maintaining your emotional and psychological well-being. Job One for Humanity also has excellent advice on the essential importance of "changing the way you think and feel" about your relationship with nature and the many lifestyle and livelihood changes you will have to make to survive what is coming and live in the new post-climate change collapse and extinction world.
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. This critical attitude-evolving additional information is found here in our Adaptation Actions section, Step 17.
We made the above, Action Step One for many good reasons. Make this step the centerpiece of your emergency preparation and survival plans, and you will be far more likely to survive and not miss the precious life that you have now!
Now that you understand this important step, what is your personal plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make to-do notes before going on to the next action step.
Create an ongoing personal master checklist of things you can do as you read each Job One Plan action steps below.
To help you maintain a healthy perspective and provide additional emotional and motivational support, we have created the following materials. Click the links in the order given for additional emotional support:
Click here for another effective process for reducing any emotional upset about accelerating global warming and our deteriorating environment.
Click here for some positive counterbalancing perspectives on the difficulty of the challenges we face with accelerating global warming and our deteriorating environment.
Click here to see your deepest worries about accelerating global warming and our deteriorating environment from the largest possible evolutionary perspective.
For a super-powerful new emotional support video that we highly recommend, click here.
Action Step 2: Build your necessary backup emergency supplies and resilience for global warming disaster survival and recovery:
a. Create an emergency Go-Bag that you can get to quickly in an emergency. Click here for all of the details on how to create your own emergency Go-Bag. You can also buy them premade on the Internet.
b. Create a 30-day emergency reserve (60-90 days would be much better as things get worse) of all necessary survival commodities (food, water, heat, energy, lights, communication devices, medicines, toiletries, self-defense, etc.).
Also build backup redundancies into your water, power, heating, sewage, and other critical systems. You can do this by having secondary and separate water purification systems, solar, or wind power backup systems, and multiple fuel types. It will be wise to acquire the tools and materials necessary to care for everyday needs, such as keeping warm, cooking, and managing waste with an old-fashioned latrine and safe garbage disposal. Water, sewage, and garbage-born diseases are major secondary death factors in an extended crisis. Prepare now so you and your loved ones will not suffer unnecessarily or die.
c. At the community, business, and national levels, building more resilience also means gathering emergency and essential non-emergency supplies and reserves as mentioned above for the many different consequences of escalating global warming.
Adequate emergency preparation on the community and national levels also gives people more information and time to prepare for local consequences. Without carefully planned resilience and emergency backups built into every level of our interconnected and interdependent economic, political, and social systems and infrastructure, we face unnecessary and avoidable suffering and death.
d. When you're ready to begin your emergency preparedness plan, also go to http://www.ready.gov and click the navigation link. It will provide you with detailed guidance for each area of emergency preparedness.
f. Having a HAM shortwave radio and knowing how to use it should also be an essential part of any long-term emergency preparation strategy. Communications can go down during many climate change-related disasters. The ham radio will get you in touch with others were nothing else works.
Now that you understand this important step, what is your personal plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next action step:
Together we can make a better world
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What you learn, struggle with, or succeed with can also help motivate others. So please take advantage of our online email support by joining our climate change program by emailing us at ([email protected]). Be sure to put "Part 1 Support" in the subject line and let us know what is happening. We may also use what you share in our newsletter to help motivate and educate others if you permit us. We are all in this nightmare together. We have a massive challenge to fix the climate change extinction emergency, and it will take ALL of us working together to do it!).
Action Step 3: Create a global warming extinction emergency preparation cash or other valuable commodity reserve fund equal to 5%-10% of your annual income:
Tradable cash, gold, silver, or other valuable emergency trading reserve helps you build financial resilience. Building up and storing an easily exchangeable commodity you can use or trade-in the beginning phases of the emergency is also essential.
As escalating global warming continues, billions of climagees (climate refugees) will eventually need to migrate closer toward the poles to survive a bit longer. No current government, charity, or corporation is prepared for these massive human migrations and the unbearable economic, political, and social stresses these climagees will put on every climate, human, and biological system of our global existence.
As global warming escalates, the accelerating inadequacy of governmental or charity-based emergency assistance to protect you and your family dictates a need for radical individual responsibility and individual preparedness completed well in advance. This minimal 5%-10% tradable commodity reserve will help you cope with the many unpredictable consequences as our local systems go into severe stress, crisis, or eventual collapse.
Preparation of cash or other valuable commodity reserve fund
All communities and governments will also immediately need to work toward putting at least 5% of their total GDP into reserves each year. This level of tradable commodity reserve is essential if they hope to stay politically and financially stable while coping with the rapidly escalating global warming costs. (Please also see Climageddon Chapter 3 in Part 1, which explains and provides all the details for the unbearable financial consequences of escalating global warming.)
Because no community or government will be able to keep up with the continually rising costs of escalating global warming and its consequences, all businesses must also create similar 5%-10% reserves to help them cope with global warming-related supply, manufacturing, distribution, and labor disruptions. Furthermore, if you are an individual, business, community, or nation with considerable debt, reduce that debt as soon as possible. Having lots of debt in a growing unresolved crisis is likely to make you, your organization, or your nation far less adaptable and resilient. High resource liquidity, mobility, and flexibility are a few of the most needed and most useful resiliency qualities in an ongoing or long-term crisis.
Additionally, post-emergency rebuilding and repair will dramatically increase food and insurance costs, emergency housing costs, emergency transportation costs, and other migration costs to temporarily or permanently get out of crisis zones. If you are in a river or lake floodplain, near a coast, in a wildfire, drought, or severe storm area, or near a southern national border, your individual costs will most likely be higher than the 5%-10% suggested reserve. In addition, losses in real estate and farmland values, etc., will rapidly consume your 5%-10% reserves as we cross more global warming tipping points.
Creating these emergency reserves will be difficult in today's debt-encouraging climate. In the United States, an estimated 62% of all families are one paycheck away from bankruptcy, and one-half of all U.S. households are just one emergency away from bankruptcy. Even though it may be difficult to create your emergency reserves, it is critical to surviving this emergency. (If you have trouble saving money for these reserves, we recommend that you get and apply the information in the book Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin.)
And finally, a tradable commodity or cash emergency reserve can easily be used while cash is still being accepted. In the later emergency phases, when cash is no longer accepted or is greatly devalued, you will always need to have your five key survival items:
weapons, (Legally obtained, safely stored, and wisely managed. If you have any doubt that you will need weapons to protect yourself and your loved ones from the chaos as order breaks down during the now unavoidable worsening levels of global warming, then be sure to read the two books by Octavia Butler described further down this page. )
small tradable silver coins or other tradable small high-value commodities like alcohol or cigarettes to survive in a new barter system, which will come into being out of necessity.
In the later Climageddon Extinction Scenario phases, as the world starts to unravel, your government will be stretched so thin that you will not be able to depend upon it for protection, water, food, medicine, or even a stable currency to acquire what you need. If you have not prepared for these contingencies long before they are needed, you and your loved ones will suffer far more than the growing number of individuals who are preparing for what's coming.
Now that you understand this important step, what is your personal plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next action step.
Action Step 4: Plan now for how you will adapt where you are and/or move critical resources, technology, and infrastructure to handle the escalating consequences of global warming:
Because we have already begun crossing global warming tipping points, individuals, as well as business planners, city planners, long-term corporate and governmental planners of all kinds need to begin restructuring their 5, 10, and 25-year plans, using the least optimistic global warming prediction scenarios (found here,) on how the consequences of escalating global warming will unfold and what infrastructure (medical, manufacturing, food production, etc,) will be critical to their personal life, businesses or their employee's personal lives and will need to be prepared, protected or relocated. (Moving or migrating people, resources, and infrastructure is covered in action step 5 below.)
Planning for a better world
Here are several good reasons for using the least optimistic predictions:
2. The sudden, large-scale unpredictability which each additional crossed tipping point creates. (See this page.)
The pressure cooker illustration below shows you what happens when tipping points are accelerated in their effects by the ever-rising temperatures of global warming.
3. Atmospheric carbon removal technology and other new technologies won't save us at the last minute. (See this page.)
The amount of emergency adaptation work needed and the short amount of time available make this adaptation and preparation step an immediate planning imperative. For example, in the San Francisco Bay Area, the headquarters of big tech corporations like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Apple, now have to re-adjust their long-term operational or relocation plans to deal with their low-lying international headquarters facing as much as 13 feet (3.9 meters) of sea-level rise by 2100. (A worst-case scenario of a possible 10-foot [3-meter] rise by 2050 was projected by James Hansen's newest research, with the additional 3-feet [0.9 meters] accounting for coincident king tides and storm surges.)
Adapting or moving critical resources, technology, and infrastructure can also mean moving them into the safer areas near or above the 45th parallel north or near or below the 45th parallel south. During this massive global warming extinction emergency mobilization of critical people, supplies, and infrastructure, never forget that unless we considerably slow and lessen this mess now, survival in those areas will be very, very difficult at best because of poorer soils in general and less sunlight for growing food.
Now that you understand this important step, what is your personal plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next action step.
Action Step 5: Get as personally sustainable as possible, as quickly as possible, and create renewable long-term food supplies that you can manage:
Part 2 of the Job One Plan will help you become sustainable as soon as is possible as well as help you radically cut your individual fossil fuel use. One important part of Part 2 of the Job One Plan recommends that you create an urban home or community organic garden if you are in an urban area or, an organic country garden if you are in a rural area.
As escalating global warming worsens within the next 10 years, more reduced or failed crops, soaring food prices, and growing starvation will be amongst the first wave of major consequences to shake populations all over the earth. To survive any length of time as the emergency deepens, you will need to be able to create and manage your own food supply far beyond your initial 90-120 day emergency backup supplies mentioned above.
Garden creation, as well as other kinds of personal food-producing activities, is absolutely essential! Get started as soon as possible learning all the skills and resources you will need to create your organic sustainability garden and other food supplies wherever you live. You will not be able to rely upon normal food distribution as the emergency worsens.
Depending upon your location, within 10 to 15 years if you are not producing most of your food, you will have an undependable, expensive, or non-existent supply and distribution of food. Watch food prices begin to rise steadily and eventually exponentially requiring more and more of your total budget as global warming worsens. This is because the five major grains all will have massive problems dealing with temperatures over 100° for more than 10 days during their growing season, rain bombs occurring at random times during their growing seasons as well as Random and severe droughts and insect infestations due to massive insect migrations.
One of the biggest questions people ask when creating their food supply with a garden or greenhouse is how much land or space they will need. This question is fundamental if you are in an urban or suburban area.
The answer to how much land or space is enough has many variables. This article is one of the best explanations of all the variables we have seen for determining how much land or space you will need for your garden and greenhouse. We strongly recommend you read this article before growing what you will need in your garden or greenhouse.
Now that you understand this important step, what is your personal plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next action step.
Action Step 6: Concerning if migration is right for you
As of 2023, hundreds of thousands of intelligent individuals are relocating due to intensifying climate change consequences. From 2025-2030 millions of intelligent individuals will be migrating. From 2030-2040 it will be hundreds of millions to as many as billion or more migrating as more people realize they live in climate change consequence "migrate or die" zones. Below is some essential information to avoid making serious location mistakes or wasting time and money.
Migration and relocation because of accelerating climate change and the worsening of our 11 other global crises is a complex issue with scores of factors to consider carefully. Unfortunately, it was far too much material on the many possible locations worldwide and their positive and negative aspects.
To cover the many migration and relocation factors, we created eight pages breaking down the various factors to consider. It is found in our Member's only section. We have an easy and very inexpensive membership donation joining process, with each new Member receiving $50 in climate-related free gifts. When you join, you also get all of the alerts and updates, and you help keep our 100% publicly funded climate change think tank speaking climate truth to power and the world.
Click here to go to the new location of all our migration and relocation materials, including the most up-to-date climate change consequence timeframes. It will take you to the first page of the Member's section, which is open to everyone. After that, you will need to become a member to view the other Member's only materials.
In case you are wondering, why is everything free and open source on our website except the member's section? Even though our organization is all volunteer with no paid staff and has been that way for years, we still have to pay rent for our offices, Internet charges, phone, and everyday business expenses that any business would incur. Sometimes we have to hire specialty consultants with the knowledge that no volunteer in our team has. For example, when we have to fend off hacking attempts for certain upgrades on our website, we have to hire a server security specialist.
Additionally, the information in the members-only section is information we had to spend a lot of money to obtain. It is extremely valuable migration and financial information that a standard risk assessment firm would charge businesses thousands of dollars a year to access.
We do not do that. We have a reasonable tax-deductible donation level to become a member. We even have a scholarship program for those individuals worldwide who live at the poverty level and cannot donate.
And finally, we want to serve and collaborate with reciprocal and mature individuals who know they need to support the community helping them and others. When you donate to our nonprofit organization, you tell us that you appreciate and value what we're doing and want to help us get our uncensored, valuable climate change-related information to as many people as possible.
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Last updated 5.18.23
Action Step 7: Carefully Watch Our Accelerating Global Warming and Other Related Consequences and Their Warning Signs to Wisely Stay Ahead of Them for as Long as You Can:
We have written very detailed lists of science-based consequence predictions for what will happen when the worsening climate change emergency intersects with our 11 other major global crises worsen. These consequences and their warning signs are found on this page.
Copy and print out these warning signs from this key page as soon as possible! Learn them well and put them where you can review them quickly. You will hear about them occurring more and more in the news as conditions worsen.
Because you will see the whole chain of converging and cascading consequences worsening step-by-step, you will better know when to take your next level of emergency preparations or even when to migrate if you are in a less ideal global warming location. You and your loved ones will be wiser and better informed about what you may have to do next, unlike those who will not be aware of these critical warning signs.
Click here to see this year's climate and global heating consequence predictions and warning signs.
Action Step 8: If you are also of a spiritual nature, your faith can provide a critical and powerful motivation to help you persevere and survive what is coming
Your strong spiritual faith will help you endure the many severe hardships and sacrifices as the global warming process escalates until it is finally resolved.
There are other benefits of bringing the strength of your faith into this emergency:
i. There is a personal spiritual growth benefit in the evolutionary process itself whenever you overcome significant obstacles and challenges. You grow in both character and spirit.
ii. Restabilizing our climate and environment will give you a powerful opportunity to live and grow your faith with what many refer to as the Great Mystery of Ultimate Reality (God, Buddha, Allah, etc.).
iii. You can demonstrate that managing global warming and being a good steward of the Earth is fully compatible with your best understanding of the Great Mystery and its intentions to sustain life on the planet (as believed in many faiths). As this happens, you will be demonstrating the power and influence of your faith and the world's religions.
The biggest silver lining here is that when individuals of faith and the great religious groups of this world collectively demand we do what is necessary to stop catastrophic global warming and the degradation of our environment, a great moral leverage will be in place to help ensure we are successful.
Your personal faith shared with others will help demonstrate that humanity is completely capable of lessening, slowing, and eventually resolving the global warming challenge if:
i. we are realistic about what is effective and what is not with the time we have left,
ii. we do the "first-things-first" on critical path effective actions,
iii. we cooperate as a unified and coordinated force.
Together, our many life-affirming faith and spirit communities can help extend the existence, stability, and quality of life for the present generation, as well as for future generations.
"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise."
— Aldo Leopold, American author, ecologist, and environmentalist
And finally, looking at the biggest evolutionary picture from the lens of your faith will give you great strength in this crisis for several additional reasons.
Your faith-in-action supports your belief in the idea of the Great Mystery, which has:
a. originated evolution and the universe, and
b. which also has successfully maintained and transformed the universe for billions of years in an overall progressive directionality.
Therefore in faith, it is also highly likely that the Great Mystery will continue to support, maintain, and transform the universe in one way or another until the end of time.
Therefore, it is entirely within both reason and the tenants of an enlightened faith to trust that the Great Mystery will continue supporting, maintaining, and transforming the progress of life in the universe --- no matter how bad our challenges and future may look at the moment.
For a super-powerful new video that we highly recommend for emotional and spiritual support due to global warming or environmental, emotional upset, click here.
Action Step 9: Work together passionately and wisely to slow and lessen the avoidable pain, suffering, and death that is and will be caused by accelerating global warming:
Once you have prepared and done what you can on parts one and two of the Job One Plan, it is critical to warn other progressive-thinking individuals who either believe that global warming is real or who actually understand the dynamics of the global warming extinction emergency about the content of this website in the Climageddon book.
You will need as many of these progressive thinking individuals as possible on your team and/or in your migrating new eco-communities both to survive yourself and to be effective on the most critical steps three and four of the Job One Plan.
Once you have expanded the team of individuals willing to acknowledge and deal with the reality of our out-of-control global warming, if we want to survive, what we absolutely have to do for a permanent solution is resolve the burning of fossil fuels problem once and for all before it triggers the mass extinction phases 4 and 5 of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario.
A single simple and constant survival truth to never forget
What we do know with certainty is that no matter what, and despite all of the challenges and bad outcomes that are possible, the single constant truth for our best possible global warming outcome is that --- the faster and more we reduce global fossil fuel use:
a. the more people we will survive to carry on our civilization, and
b. future generations will suffer far less from an increasing sequence of severe global warming consequences (as described fully in what is called the Climageddon Extinction Scenario.)
Review the following Climageddon Extinction Scenario illustration starting from the bottom up! The illustration below reflects the unfolding natural progression of ever-worsening consequences and tipping point processes that will occur as global warming continues to escalate toward our extinction. The top of the illustration below shows you the later Climageddon Extinction Scenario consequences, the bottom shows you the earlier consequences. For now just get a general idea of all the global warming consequences, tipping points, and human system factors that will be interacting and colliding as the Climageddon Extinction Scenario unfolds in phases and waves.
Every effective action to rein in global warming that we enact in enforcible law will help slow or lessen the suffering and death to come! The key here is to focus on only the most effective actions in a prioritized and critical deadline-driven order so that more of us will survive longer and live better lives.
To see a quick overview of the Job One Plan, click here.
(Support notice: Research has shown that having a support network is up to 90% of why people succeed with complex or multiple long-term tasks. So please take advantage of our email support with your questions, problems, and successes.
What you learn, struggle with, or succeed with can also help motivate others. So please take advantage of our online email support by joining our climate change program by emailing us at ([email protected]). Be sure to put "Part 1 Support" in the subject line and let us know what is happening. We may also use what you share in our newsletter to help motivate and educate others if you permit us. We are all in this nightmare together. We have a massive challenge to fix the climate change extinction emergency, and it will take ALL of us working together to do it!)
Action Step 10: Join one of our existing ClimateSafe Villages NOW or create a climate-safe eco-community to have a prepared community to help protect you and your loved ones through the many horrible hardships ahead. (This is an essential survive and thrive step as climate consequences worsen.)
Being part of a a well-prepared urban, rural, hybrid, or virtual climate safer eco-community IS essential for long-term survival well before the final phases of runaway global heating unfold. These new eco-communities offer enhanced survival options (food production, shared resources, defense, etc.) and provide a place for living values that do not support the distorted or rigged values of many of today's economic and political systems. One of the other critical things that being a part of our (or your own) ClimateSafe eco-community does is help support and motivate you to get through all of the needed emergency preparations and critical adaptations you will need to make. There is a lot to do and it is no small job. Having the extra support and motivation provided in these ClimateSafe eco-communities makes a HUGE difference!
As these eco-communities survive the climate emergency, they can also provide critical examples of a just, equitable, and sustainable world for those who survive the next 30 years. They would also become "beacons of light" for the great global collapse survivors. These new ClimateSafe eco-communities could herald a Great Global Rebirth. (Click here and go to Benefit 1 to see the beginning of the many new values and outcomes that could be forwarded by these new ClimateSafe eco-communities. (These values could heal many of the most severe challenges the world faces today.)
In addition to embodying the needed new values, the wisest individuals within the new eco-communities will seek to improve their survival by living the principles of sustainable prosperity and practicing resilience and redundancy actions. Our ClimateSafe eco-communities are based on important social, economic, and new democratic values and practices, which will help hold them together as things worsen. (Click here to see what these cultural values are.)
These new social, economic, and ecological values will give the ClimateSave eco-communities a much higher ability to survive what is coming. This new ClimateSave eco-community option means today you can join us or create your own value base eco-community right where you currently live, either virtually or physically.
Deciding to find, join, or build a ClimateSafe eco-community to enhance your long-term climate survival is a complex subject. For more information on this critical decision, click here for all the details, timeframes, locations, membership qualifications, etc, for our new survive and thrive ClimateSafe Villages project.
One last thing, our climate change consequences are worsening so fast that, by about 2025, they will start increasing exponentially. So do not wait if you are serious about being well prepared and well adapted to what is coming. Make sure this happens by either joining our ClimateSafe Villages here or create your own climate-safe eco-community and recruit others to help you.
Before you go on to the last absolutely critical action step, we must tell you the bitter reality of the super-shocker migration solution!
Having said everything we have said above, we are sorry for this additional bad news, but it is essential to know ALL of the facts about the emergency we all face to make the best choices for you, your family, and your business as well as the future of humanity.
Here is that bitter reality check.
Unless we make the required radical and immediate fossil fuel cuts below, migrating above the 45th parallel north and below the 45th parallel south is only a temporary survival solution, partially insulating you from the earliest phases of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario. It will be a bitter or temporary solution if we do not make the following minimum fossil fuel reductions.
To prepare you for the shocking and REAL fossil fuel reductions that now must be made, it is first necessary to see just how poorly our previous fossil fuel reduction agreements and actions have fared since we were first notified about the global warming extinction danger by our scientists over 35 years ago.
What has been hidden from you:
1. We have actually increased fossil fuel use more this century than in the last two decades of the 20th century. To make this point alarmingly clear, more than half of all fossil fuel emissions released in the last 25 years and parked in the atmosphere are more than those released in all recorded history before 1990.
2. Even though we have had over 20 international conferences on fossil fuel use reduction and international treaties since at least 1993 pledging we would reduce global warming worldwide, we still are about 67% higher in carbon emissions than in the early 1990s. (Atmospheric carbon emissions are 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 our REAL lack of any progress whatsoever in reducing the rate of fossil fuel use increases, much less the complete absence of any substantive reductions anywhere across the world in reducing atmospheric carbon.
Keeping the preceding horrific failure of any appreciable efforts to take seriously fossil fuel reductions, or even reducing the rates of increases, now please explore the REAL fossil fuel reductions that must be made to save our future. (If you don't believe we are telling you the facts about our dismal failure in reducing global warming over the last 35 years, click here to view a short video by climate Professor Kevin Anderson in a recent presentation to the Oxford University Climate Society.)
(If you do not understand how fossil fuel emissions of carbon into the atmosphere create global warming, please click here for a set of simple illustrations and then continue reading...
What must be achieved: The 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets
The absolute minimum total fossil fuel reductions that must occur to prevent the likelihood of going extinct within the next few decades are:
a. All industrially developed nations must reduce their total fossil fuel use by 75% by 2025 and then continue reducing fossil fuel use to net-zero carbon emissions by 2035. Net carbon zero emissions in this solution mean that no additional fossil fuel emissions are going into the atmosphere that is not also simultaneously being removed from the atmosphere by natural means. (Only about 20 countries produce 70% or more of the world's carbon emissions.)
Think of developed nations like most members of the G 20 group; Argentina, Australia, Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, and India. (See technical note 1 near the end of this page for why China and India had to be included in the list of developed countries.)
b. All developing nations must maintain their total fossil fuel emission levels as they are at the beginning of 2019 and not allow them to go any higher. Then by 2045, all developing nations must also be at net-zero carbon emissions. This allowance for developing nations to stay at the level they are now and gradually reduce down to net-zero carbon emissions by 2045 is part of an essential justice and equity equation. The developed nations created their wealth by producing the far greatest majority of all carbon emissions in the atmosphere today, thus causing almost all of our current global warming extinction emergency. (See technical note 2 near the end of this page for more about justice and equity allowances.)
There is much more information, including the technical footnotes that will help explain the severity of the above fossil fuel reductions in detail and what our individual, business, and national annual targets would be on this page. We strongly suggest you go to this page of technical footnotes for all of the qualifications and factors legitimizing the above-required fossil fuel reduction amounts and time frames. Especially if you're a techie or researcher, please read all the relevant calculation information on these absolutely essential minimum fossil fuel usage reductions before continuing on...
Unfortunately, we are not making anything even close to these required levels of fossil fuel cuts. This means that as the global warming extinction emergency spirals further out of control into the last phases of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario, it will be the end of everything—no matter where you are located or how wealthy you are. Yes, you read it right! We mean the end of humanity and civilization no matter where you are.
Without in any way diminishing the tremendous value of every person wanting to extend their and their children’s time and quality of life for as long as is possible, it is also critical to realize that even if we are very lucky, your long-term quality of life and survival for much more than 30-50 years will not be possible even in the Goldilocks global warming safer zones between the 45th and 55th parallel north and the 45th And 55th parallel south. It is likely that long before 30 to 50 years from now the many spillover consequences of even the earliest phases of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario will significantly destabilize your day-to-day lives as you try to deal with a world turning upside down.
The only way to reverse the current global warming extinction emergency is to radically and suddenly reduce all fossil fuel burning to the required levels mentioned above. Doing this quickly enough will most certainly lead us to a global economic recession or depression. Additionally, enforcing the required level of immediate global economic hardship from these required cuts is nearly impossible.
Making these fossil fuel cuts will require massive cutbacks in the current methods of our mass production of global agriculture. This is because agriculture depends so heavily on fossil fuels for its fertilizing and pest prevention chemicals as well as in its food growing, processing, and transportation areas. This means as we do make the needed fossil fuel cuts, there will be the social chaos of mass starvation as well.
If you are in a developed country, to help you grasp how difficult these massive global fossil fuel cuts will be, imagine that in the next six years you personally will have to cut all of your home, auto, travel, business, and national uses of fossil fuels by 75%, then cut another 10% from that point each year for the next 10 years. Citizens of the world who did not fully understand both the urgency and critical importance of why they needed to make these radical, immediate, and painful sacrifices would literally throw any politician out of office or would even overthrow any government that tried to enforce these kinds of radical energy and fossil fuel usage cuts to their comfortable or even subsistence level lifestyles and livelihoods.
But there are even worse reasons why migration is only a temporary solution!
In Phase 3 or 4 of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario, the greatest mass migration of climagees in human history will be well underway, and vast amounts of land between the 45th parallel north and the 45th parallel south will be all but abandoned. People will migrate because of unbearable heat, mass starvation, the global warming cluster of consequences, crashing economies, failing governments, scarce resources as well as a Mad Max-like social chaos in the most adversely affected areas.
These adversely affected areas will be ruled by warlords and criminals as governments fail. Those forced by poverty or other circumstances to remain between the 45th parallel north and south will find a future of unbearable suffering or death.
As those vast dead zones between the 45th parallel north and south are abandoned, the highly skilled technicians who oversaw the ongoing safety of the many nuclear power plants (Think of (Chornobyl and the Fukushima meltdowns,) and hazardous chemical plants will no longer be there to prevent meltdowns or toxic chemical spills. Governments will also no longer function, providing the security necessary to prevent nuclear reactor meltdowns, toxic chemical spills, or the remaining desperate individuals from raiding military weapons storage facilities and biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons development centers in the unsafe zones.
While the damage from toxic chemical spills or conventional military weaponry will initially be limited, it will be only a matter of time before hundreds of water-cooled nuclear power plants in the global warming unsafe zones meltdown. Like Chernobyl and Fukushima, they will spew their unsurvivable levels of toxic radiation around the world. Worse yet, this accumulating and intensifying radiation from dozens then hundreds of nuclear reactors that have gone into meltdown will remain in our atmosphere for hundreds to thousands of years, far past the survival capabilities of any underground shelter ever constructed.
This massive amount of toxic nuclear radiation means that eventually there will be no survivors. It will not matter how well the ultra-wealthy individuals, corporations, or nations stock their underground shelters in the far north or far south.
This is because we do not currently have any self-sustaining and continuously repairable energy generation, mechanical, or oxygen-creation technologies that could run continuously underground for hundreds to thousands of years. There are no current technologies that could meet all of the continuous needs of any underground survival group.
The nuclear power plant meltdown threat and the military weapons seizures in the global warming unsafe zones do not even include the threat from all of the chemical and biological weapons manufacturing sites that will also deteriorate and leak out their toxins into the environment. If we do not fix this global warming extinction emergency now, it is hard to imagine a worse hell on earth for those unlucky enough to survive.
Additionally, the actions of well-armed angry climagees will eventually overcome any national border defense strategy. Any mined and reinforced border walls or other attempts to secure borders from the hundreds of millions of soon-arriving climagees will not hold, no matter how well-defended.
Conventional weapons caches as well as biological, chemical, and nuclear weapon caches from abandoned, broken, or desperate nations located between the 45th parallel north and south will be used against any wall or fortified border area. Desperate mobs and armies of climagees will do anything to get themselves and their families into these temporarily safer zones (once they too realize what is really going on with global warming.)
Once these climagees get through the last border defenses, they will quickly locate any underground survival bunkers and force them open one way or the other for the critical resources inside. (In most cases, all they need to do is find and seal off the above-ground air intakes until those inside are forced to flee or suffocate.)
If massive amounts of unsurvivable toxic radiation circulating the Earth for hundreds to thousands of years and hordes of vengeance-seeking climagees are not enough to convince you that escalating global warming extinction emergency is not survivable, here are additional survival facts about the situation we will face:
1. A drastically reduced population will also not have enough genetic diversity to survive the onslaught of continuous new bacteria and viruses being released from the melting permafrost or from the northerly and southerly migrating diseases that will flourish in the global warming-created wastelands between the 45th parallel north and the 45th parallel south.
2. Gradual starvation. It is currently estimated that lands above the 45th parallel north and below the 45th parallel south, because of poorer soils and reduced hours of sunlight will be capable of producing enough food for only 200 to 800 million people.
In this future hell, things will be particularly bad for the ultra-wealthy individuals, corporations, or nations who did little or nothing to prevent the global warming extinction emergency other than secure themselves a place in the temporarily safer far north or far south. Angry climagees will seek those out who had the power to make a difference and did not, and they will be subject to the worst punishments of public justice.
Even though wealthy individuals, corporations, and some nations are already secretly buying and/or preparing land in the global warming safe zones at an accelerating pace, (much like smart rats that are always first to leave a sinking ship,) this will not be a better solution for them. In fact, it could be worse. (Click here to read about how many of the world's wealthiest individuals are rapidly buying up land in global warming safe zones.)
As mentioned earlier, mass migrations of desperate, aggressive, and armed climagees (climate refugees) and national armies will eventually overrun any and all border security measures, angrily take their fair share of what's left and severely punish anyone who they even remotely believe had any significant part in letting this horrific global warming meltdown and catastrophe occur either by commission or omission. This means that ultra-wealthy individuals, corporations, and nations who did nothing but protect themselves will be at the highest risk.
Eventually, even the hired private security companies of the ultra-wealthy corporations and individuals will eventually turn against their affluent bosses in their security compounds, realizing that they now live in a late-phase Climageddon Extinction Scenario world where only firepower and military-style personal training determine survival, final ownership, and safety. Worse yet, and well worth repeating, the climagee survivors of the most painful and devastating catastrophe in human history will be so angry and traumatized they will seek a horrible vengeance on everyone and anyone they hold responsible for causing or contributing to the catastrophe, or for failing to act when they reasonably could have slowed or prevented the worst of it.
In their unimaginable anger and pain, some of the remaining climagee survivors who desperately fight their way into the remaining temporarily safe zones, like some survivors of the Holocaust, will relentlessly hunt down and bring to justice anyone who they believe knew about the escalating global warming extinction emergency and had the influence or resources to fix it, but did not. Those individuals, corporations, and nations of great wealth will most certainly lose all of their power and all of their resources in the massive global backlash of anger and legal punishments that will be directed toward them.
There will be no place on earth or Swiss bank that will be able to save them and their assets from what will be viewed by the survivors as justifiable legal punishment for their gross and unconscionable global warming crimes of commission and omission against the survival of the whole of humanity.
What all of the preceding means that every person, corporation, and nation must do now
There really is no high success probability long-term backup migration plan or Plan B that is a workable and sustainable alternative survival plan for longer than 30 to 50 years to the unbelievably difficult task of ending the global warming extinction emergency. If we do not radically reduce fossil fuel use immediately to meet the 2025 global targets, even in the global warming safe zones, the risk is simply too high that you and your group or nation will not survive.
This means we must do two things very well; prepare ourselves to adapt to what is now unavoidable while at the same time radically reducing fossil fuel use to the required levels. If we are very lucky and we do these things passionately, we have some reasonable chance of saving a significant portion of the human species and our civilization up to about 50%. Therefore, the only remaining rational and viable plan to resolve the global warming extinction emergency is to enact the required radical fossil fuel cuts described earlier and execute the critical action steps of Part 3 of the Job One Plan.
Because the required critical fossil fuel cuts are currently not even close to being met and the horrific consequences that will happen to us in the last phases of the Climageddon Extinction Scenario (if we allow them to occur,) we are now left with the key global warming fact central to all of the educational efforts of the Job One for humanity mission and organization:
The one and the only way for any of us or our children to survive long term is to solve the nearly impossible task in front of us. And, for that to realistically happen, progressive thinking individuals must prepare to survive as long as possible in order to keep working as effectively as possible on parts 3 and 4 of the Job One Plan. (Part 3 of the Job One Plan has the best chance of slowing and lessening global warming enough so that we do not cross the final catastrophic tipping point of carbon 600 ppm and humanity and civilization go extinct!)
Luckily, when there truly is only one way to solve an impossible task, we almost always choose that way. In part, this is because we are fully motivated and fully focused. We know the truth that there is only one way out!
There is a story from an ancient Chinese military manual called the Art of War by Sun Tzu that reinforces the idea that, even though the task is nearly impossible, when you are fully motivated, focused, and committed to a single remaining course of action, you will often surprisingly succeed.
In this story, a wise Chinese general was cornered at the banks of a large river by an opposing army many times larger than his own. His only means of escape was to get his army across the river before they were attacked. This general had also previously placed enough boats on the bank of the river for escape with his army should that need arise.
As the larger army approached, pushing the smaller army closer to the river, this general gave the order to his most trusted lieutenants to rush to the boats and burn them. When his army saw their only means of escape was being destroyed, they became wildly angry and charged toward the general. The army demanded to know why their trusted general had burned their escape boats and condemned all of them to certain death at the hands of a vastly superior army.
The general calmly said, “We will win this battle, or we will die. There is no other alternative and no escape.”
His army now knew their only option was victory or death. Filled with such clarity and single-mindedness of purpose, they fought with such reckless intensity; they defeated the opposing army many times their size.
Now that you truly understand the rapidly approaching endgame consequences of our global warming extinction emergency, you too should no longer retain any illusion of long-term escape for you or your family business or nation. What you may not have realized yet is that our 30-plus-year failure to control the escalating global warming extinction emergency and its many consequences means that we too have, in effect, already burned our escape boats.
This is the perilous point that we have come to. If we are lucky, we have 3 to 6 years left to exercise some control over the accelerating emergency and make the required critical fossil fuel cuts.
What do you have to lose, and what rational alternative do you have than to act now by getting prepared (parts 1 and 2 of the Job One Plan,) and help us make these cuts by executing parts 3 and 4 of the Job One Plan?
By doing nothing, even if we fail, your inaction will only shorten the critical time frame necessary to move people, technology, and infrastructure to the far north or far south so that you or those you love can be temporarily safe and live a little bit longer with less suffering.
Most people would agree that living for a temporarily longer period with a better quality of life is far better than suffering more and dying soon. Better yet, if we act wisely together to radically cut fossil fuel use now and we are lucky, humanity and civilization will continue. In the end, we either cooperate and work together or we all die together.
Action Step 11: How to become a part of or build one of the four urban, suburban, rural, hybrid, or virtual resilient models of the new supportive ClimateSafe Villages that will have your back as conditions worsen.
We strongly recommend you join or build a supportive and resilient urban, rural hybrid, or virtual climate safe eco-community if you want to survive past the first wave of exponentially increasing climate change consequences beginning about 2025-2031. Therefore, we have created a multi-page online guide for these new ClimateSafe Villages. This new ClimateSafe Village guide and index found here will answer all your urban, rural hybrid, or virtual ecovillage questions and help connect you to others with similar goals or in similar areas.
Suppose you are not planning on building or joining a ClimateSafe Village to improve your chances of survival dramatically. In that case, we strongly recommend that you have strategies to deal with the tremendous individual and collective stress, anxiety, PTSD, and even suicides that will affect this group as climate conditions worsen. To implement this, we recommend getting this new book by Bob Doppelt, Transformational Resilience: How Building Human Resilience to Climate Disruption Can Safeguard Society and Increase Well-Being. (Even though it dramatically understates the dangers of the many accelerating global warming consequences found here, we recommend this book.)
This book will help prepare its individuals and the group to constructively cope with the rising interlinked psychological and psycho-social-spiritual traumas and toxic stresses generated by the global warming emergency. It will also help you use these traumas and stresses as transformational catalysts to come together across racial, religious, ethnic, and gender lines to do what is needed to reduce the emotional and psychological stresses of this emergency to manageable levels and create better conditions for everyone.
Unfortunately, suppose your group or community is not dealing with all the significant issues of critical emergency preparation and necessary adaptations for a group or community to survive. In that case, it is improbable it will survive all that is coming.
To see all of the things that a well-run ecovillage must do to survive, click here.
Action Step 12: Do everything possible to also protect and preserve the biological life and ecological systems within your zones of influence and resources while protecting yourself and your loved ones:
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 prime driving 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, we are depleting the non-renewable fossil fuels that took millions of years to create and polluting and poisoning our atmosphere and oceans with toxic fossil fuel by-products.
One could also call overshoot an environmental and energy management ignorance or 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 that support the existing economic, political, and social systems are widely ignorant 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.
Please check and start one of the Part 1 action steps below:
Here are the preparations and adaptations needed to survive the climate change emergency for as long and as comfortably as possible
Last Updated 6.20.23
The drive to survive at all costs is very powerful in our species. Part 1 of the Job One for Humanity Climate and Global Heating Resilience Plan was designed to help people who choose Option 2 make emergency preparations.
Part 2 of the Job One plan is focused exclusively on helping you make the necessary survival adaptations.
Individuals who choose to survive as long as possible might also relocate to safer global heating lands. They might also form or join a sustainable eco-community as found in our ClimateSave Villages project. (This community will have their back as things worsen and help them produce what is necessary as distribution networks stall or collapse.)
People who choose this Option 2 also may see the many global warming survival benefits worth taking the chance to survive longer through careful and wise emergency preparation and adaptation. They may even believe that if they can survive, they can become one of the co-creators of a Great Global Rebirth.
While individuals who chose Option 2 are preparing and adapting for climate collapse, they may also be doing everything else within their zone of influence and vote power to get their governments to finally enforce the life-critical 2025 global fossil fuel targets.
Please check out the other climate change action decision choice options below:
Action 1: Force Government to ACT
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