As the Arctic goes, so goes the planet. On 23 June 2020, a new record high temperature was recorded in the Siberian Arctic. The northern Russian town of Verkhoyansk hit a stunning 38°C (100.4°F), which is 18°C (32.6°F) higher than normal. Climate experts were shocked, as this Arctic heating was not predicted by models to occur until the end of this century. With this, the planetary climate emergency has reached a far higher level of “dire,” increasing the threat to our future survival. The reason is runaway.
The not-for-profit Job One for Humanity organization is primarily a place focused on educating individuals and businesses on how to prepare for, adapt to, survive thrive and recover from the many now unavoidable coming climate change and runaway global heating catastrophes as well as the world's other 11 biggest challenges.
Because of the newest research and analysis of our current climate and global heating condition and its interaction with our other 11 biggest global challenges, threats, and risk levels, in October of 2022, we changed our organizational slogan to Climate Crisis Preparation, Adaptation and Recovery. We changed it precisely because Runaway Global Heating is the world's most dangerous problem and we have to get ready to deal with its consequences
More about our Climate Change Solutions, Preparations, Adaptations and Recovery Slogan
"If you can't see a thing for what it really is, it is highly unlikely you will be able to fix or manage it." Lawrence Wollersheim
According to James Hansen the respected NASA climate scientist, we entered runaway global heating when we passed the carbon 386 ppm level. If you imagined runaway global heating like a train without brakes rolling down a mountain that is getting steeper and steeper, you would have a good idea about the seriousness of our coming runaway global heating consequences. Take a look at our atmospheric carbon level graph below. (As of March 2022 we were at carbon 421 ppm.)
Runaway global warming can be thought of as having several stages. It has a beginning stage as we are in now. It also has a middle stage and a final stage. (Those stages are described further below.)
We use the term and slogan Climate Change Solutions, Preparations, Adaptations and Recovery for many reasons.
The current runaway global heating science says it all!
On our website, we have laid out the unbiased climate and global heating science, which solidly indicates that we are already facing an unavoidable global heating-caused extinction event of about half of humanity by mid-century. Such a massive die-off will be due to the 20 combined future consequences of global warming particularly, mass starvation due to global crop failures of the most climate-sensitive crops as well as crossing the first three of the four major extinction-evoking global warming tipping points.
(If you would like to see exactly how global warming consequences are getting much worse faster and faster, please click here for the second most read page on our website.)
Why this is Runaway Climate Crisis happening?
One key reason why this mass extinction event will occur is that we have ignored 60 years of scientific warnings. Over and over we missed the opportunities to fix global heating when we could have easily made the needed gradual changes to keep escalating global heating from reaching our current catastrophic and runaway level.
An already ongoing mass extinction event is unavoidable because soon we will be unable to stop ourselves from crossing the first three of the four most dangerous global warming tipping points. We will be unable to stop ourselves because we will be unable to achieve the correct 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets!
Even more regrettable, is the fact that the mass extinction of much of humanity is not the worst global warming future consequence we are facing. If we do not make or come reasonably close to the 2025 global reduction targets for our global fossil fuel use, we will also face the beginning stages of a painfully real near-total extinction as soon as 2070.(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.)
We have now reached a runaway global heating acceleration level where only a worldwide government-driven mass mobilization similar in scope to the mass mobilization that occurred before World War II can save us from near-total extinction. Once we increase the average global temperature by three to four degrees Celcius, adapting to runaway global heating consequences is no longer possible! (We have already created an already committed temperature rise of 1.9 C to about 2.6 C. that will happen no matter what we do.)
Here is how a global heating near-total extinction event will eventually unfold if we do not act and adapt soon!
A near-total extinction event will begin as early as 50-70 years in the form of very high temperature and very high atmospheric carbon levels, which support initiating the final runaway-global heating processes, aka the runaway greenhouse effect.
Runaway global warming is also referred to as the runaway greenhouse effect or extinction-level global warming. The final stage of runaway global warming describes the last circumstances in which the climate destabilizes catastrophically and permanently from its original state—similar to what happened on Venus when Venus lost its atmosphere out into outer space. The final stage of runaway global warming is thought to have occurred on Venus 4 billion years ago, because of a very high carbon-rich atmosphere and exceptionally high average surface temperatures.
The final stage runaway global warming will eventually create a literal Climageddon meltdown where nothing will survive because there will be no atmosphere. This true total extinction event could enter its beginning phases as soon as our average global temperature rises above 6 degrees Celcius.
What is also essential to keep in mind when viewing our potential for a runaway global warming near-total extinction event beginning in about 50-70 years, is that a mass extinction event is already unfolding at an accelerating pace and, it will come to full realization throughout the next 30-50 years.
But, the good news is that we have only about until 2025 left to reduce global fossil fuel enough (by coming as close as possible to the 2025 targets,) to prevent crossing the three most deadly global warming tipping points and bringing about the beginning phases of near-total extinction!
Adapting to and surviving near-total extinction will also be very difficult for us to achieve. Therefore, because of the above as well as the fact that you must be able to call a thing what it actually is in order to deal with it, we have updated our slogan and mission statement to reflect the current reality.
We do not expect new visitors or individuals unfamiliar with the current global warming science or our current emergency to believe the above nearly-unbearable news of what they have just read. But, if they take the time to look at the documentation links in the copy above (and the links to follow,) we believe, that they too will come to understand that the mass extinction vs near-total extinction dilemma that humanity now finds itself in is, unfortunately, 100% real!
Click here to see all of the 80 unique, detailed, and already occurring consequence steps of a climate and runaway global heating-driven global collapse and mass extinction event!
The REAL crisis and ultimate runaway global heating question for our individual and collective futures is...
"How do we prevent a runaway global heating-caused near-total extinction event from occurring, while we are simultaneously trying to slow down an unavoidable mass extinction event, which IS already unavoidable?"
The above is the most important runaway global heating question that no politician or global warming education organization is currently addressing! Yet, there is no more critical question for the survival of humanity that must be faced and managed or, there will be no more humanity!!
This is the central question at Job One for Humanity which we are facing and managing in an honest, adult manner. The truth of this question has forced us to update our slogan to "Runaway Global Heating" humanity's biggest problem other than instant nuclear war.
In facing the runaway global heating emergency over the last 11 years, we have been continually forced to create and update a science-based adaptation and preparation plan that if honestly executed, even has a reasonable probability of preventing the total extinction of humanity. It is called the Job One for Humanity Climate and Global Heating Solutions and Resilience Plan.
Our new plan is ultimately practical in that it also helps individuals make the critical emergency preparations and adaptions needed to deal with our steadily unfolding mass extinction process while also still forwarding and promoting all of the key actions and adaptations that must be done by our governments to prevent the near-total extinction of humanity.
For a complete explanation of why we use the slogan and term runaway global heating and not climate change, click here.
We can recover and thrive once again, but only if we wisely evolve, adapt and fix runaway climate change
What we can still do if we use both the Job One for Humanity Plan for managing the runaway global heating emergency and we apply the principles of Sustainable Prosperity --- is eventually thrive once again!
There is even the recovery potential of experiencing a Great Global Rebirth once some of us have learned our lessons and have made it through the global warming extinction emergency.
The great news about our Job One for Humanity Plan is that there is still much we can do to prevent near-total extinction if we can get our governments to act effectively on this emergency and come very close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.
Click here to overview the 4 Parts of the Job One for Humanity Plan to adapt to the runaway global heating emergency and hopefully prevent a near-total extinction event from occurring. Here you can learn what you can do to adapt to protect your family, business, and nation during the unfolding mass extinction event while at the same time helping to execute the most effective governmental actions required to resolve our total extinction threat and emergency.
"I appreciate how your organization is willing to do a more in-depth analysis of the global warming extinction emergency and the other key challenges facing the world. Job One is not afraid to tell us what our governments and the media will not, because it is so frightening or because it benefits some vested fossil fuel-related interest. CW
After I had considerable time to process the fear of the runaway global heating consequences that are unavoidable, I came to realize that my fears are legitimate and justified. These fears have now become a positive motivational force behind me, my family, and my business changing our budgets and lifestyles to begin to adapt to what is unavoidable and evolve what can still be changed. Thank you for your work and your voice!" K.R.
To learn more about sustainable prosperity which is key to Surviving and Thriving through these coming hard times, click the image below.
Please also learn more about the many benefits of preparing for, adapting to and recovering from what is coming by clicking the link below.
Click here for the many benefits of the climate change and runaway global heating emergency. It is the most-read page on our website having been read over two million times!
First world illustration above by Jean Arnold