Solutions for Preparing for, Surviving and Resolving the Climate Change Emergency

Last updated 4.19.24

A Quick Climate Change Emergency Summary Overview

This quick overview is designed for those who do not want to know the details on how or why the climate change emergency happened or the detailed science behind the facts and statements further below. Read this full climate change facts article if you want the hows, whys, and detailed science causing the climate change emergency.

The most important quick facts on our current climate change emergency and condition are:

1. For over 60 years, humanity has failed to reduce escalating global warming and climate change. Unfortunately, as a consequence of squandering those six-plus critical decades, humanity will experience an unavoidable and massive die-off, with about half of humanity dying by about 2050.

2. Because humanity squandered those six-plus decades, from now until about 2031, humanity will also experience a dramatic increase in the severity, frequency, and size of global warming-related climate change consequences. After 2031, these consequences will begin to increase exponentially in their severity, frequency, and size.

3. Because of the previous two climate change emergency facts, climate-wise, individuals and businesses worldwide are already actively involved in climate change-related emergency preparations, adaptive climate change resilience-building in their homes and businesses or migrating where necessary.

If you have read enough and want to start on your climate change emergency preparation, adaptive climate change resilience building, or migration actions:

Click here for the emergency preparation information you will need.

Click here for the adaptive climate change resilience-building information you will need.

Click here for the migration information you will need. (Our extensive migration and other emergency-essential information is found in our Member's section. It is easy to become a member.)

If you do not believe the above three climate change facts, please read this climate change facts article, and you will discover why the above three statements are painfully correct. Once you have read the climate change facts article then, continue reading below. There is much valuable information not covered in this summary overview.


Welcome to the Job One for Humanity Climate Change Resilience and Recovery Plan for managing and fixing climate change's avoidable and unavoidable consequencesOur governments have failed to fix climate change because they are not even close to the survival-critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. Our governments have not enforced the necessary fossil fuel reduction targets because they have been thoroughly compromised by a multibillion-dollar, decades-long global fossil fuel cartel disinformation campaign described fully here.

The good news is that the sooner we complete the plan below, the greater the percentage of humanity we can still save from the suffering and the mass extinction-accelerating consequences of climate change's current level of runaway global heating.

Our "Plan B" solutions below are designed to compensate for our government's Plan A failure to work and to help individuals, businesses, and governments to:

a. slow down and lessen the current and coming climate change and global heating consequences,

b. resolve the deepest and most profound causes of climate change and the runaway global heating emergency so it never happens again.

c. prepare for and adapt to the coming and now unavoidable global heating consequences, 

d. survive the coming unavoidable climate change and global heating consequences, 

e. help you or your business obtain financial restitution and climate justice by helping you to recover financially from any climate change-related loss or damage you, your home, business, farm, or local or state government may have already experienced. Our Climate Justice Now program will help direct you to successful law firms specializing in climate change loss and damage lawsuits. Click here if you need to start the recovery of your financial losses from the real perpetrators of climate change.

f. get you the critical support you need to get through the steps of our Plan B below. (Studies show that as much as 90% of people are successful on an important given task because of the support they receive while completing that task. To get the critical support you need to complete Plan B successfully, join our ClimateSafe Villages movement. The ClimateSafe Villages  movement will also have your back as climate change conditions worsen.) 


Introduction: The Job One for Humanity Climate Change Resilience and Recovery "PLAN B" for preparing for, adapting to, recovering from, and fixing the climate change emergency

You may not believe the urgency of our Plan B action steps below unless you know more about who we are. Founded in 2008, Job One for Humanity is a non-profit, 100% publicly funded, independent climate change think tank that provides a holistic "big picture" climate change overview and uncensored dialectical meta-systemic analysis of the inter-connected and inter-dependent climate systems and sub-systems, creating our current climate change and runaway global heating emergency.

Unlike other organizations, our climate change analysis includes compensatory values or calculations for climate change tipping points, feedback loops, points of no return, and non-linear cause-and-effect relationships common within complex adaptive systems. 

Without charge, our organization supplies climate science-grounded climate change consequence analysis, timeframes, risk assessment, and solutions to educational, climate, and environmental organizations worldwideWe also provide a fee-based climate analysis risk assessment and solution service to for-profit insurance companies, businesses, and governments affected by climate change. (For more about our research methodology and resources, click here.)

Now that you know more about who we are, sharing more about a small slice of climate change history is also essential.

Over the last 60 years, our governments and the world's Plan A for fixing climate change and runaway global heating have utterly failed, and Plan A continues to fail. Our government's Plan A has now reached the emergency level, and it is time and necessary for you to begin your Job One for Humanity Plan B. 

Plan A for climate change relied upon and trusted our governments to enforce science-proven targets that would have gradually reduced global fossil fuel use over the last 60+ years. But because of the massive global fossil fuel cartel disinformation campaigns and other criminal actions, our governments have failed horribly! (See graph below.)




If we were even remotely successful with Plan A, more carbon and methane would not be choking our atmosphere, the planet would not be rapidly overheating, the environment for other biological life would not be deteriorating, and we would not be on the edge of the unavoidable extinction of half of humanity by mid-century. Furthermore, we would not be staring down the high probability of near-total human extinction beginning as soon as 2070 or sooner. (Click here to learn 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.)

Resolving the accelerating runaway global heating emergency is critical to our future because it also is related to and contributes to the rapid worsening of almost all of our 11 other global crises.

The carbon and methane graphs below illustrate just how horribly Plan A was a complete failure in reducing the critical global heat-creating greenhouse gasses. 

The first atmospheric graph just above shows the three primary greenhouse gases of carbon, methane, and Nitrous Oxide in parts per billion (PPB). All three of these greenhouse gases have increased rapidly since the Industrial Revolution (about 1750.) Worse yet, they have been growing exponentially since before 2000!

The rise of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere directly increases our average global temperature. The graph above painfully illuminates the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and our government's gross inability to do anything effective to reduce global fossil fuel-related greenhouse gases over the last six decades. 

The rapidly escalating primary and secondary global warming-related consequences of this decades-long failure by our governments now compel intelligent individuals, businesses, and nations to create a runaway global heating resilience Plan B to protect themselves now that Plan A has failed and looks like it cannot and will not ever succeed. 

In parts per billion, you can also see the Plan A gross failure in the rapidly increasing atmospheric methane (Ch4) graph (below). (Methane is about 80 times more potent for heating up the atmosphere.) This methane graph starts at the beginning of the fossil fuel-powered Industrial Revolution (about 1750 with the widespread use of coal.) The methane Ch4 graph begins to rocket up at the beginning of the 1900s when additional types of fossil fuels came into more widespread use.

Increased fossil fuel-derived atmospheric methane always increases average global warming temperatures in big ways. 




With our new Plan B, while we are still working on preventing near-total extinction, we have shifted a significant amount of our mission focus to helping individuals, families, and businesses to become aware that they now need to start preparing themselves physically, emotionally, and psychologically for what can no longer be avoided; severe and unavoidable climate change consequences and the extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century.

Yes, we can no longer avoid the extinction of about half of humanity, and therefore, we ALL need to get busy on our personal Plan Bs if we want to suffer less and have our children be among the survivors. However, we do not expect you to blindly believe us when we say this massive extinction event is unavoidable. Therefore, we have provided materials so you can see in painful detail both how and why this mass extinction event will occur by about mid-century.

After reading this page, you will understand why this will occur. It will become even more apparent as you continue watching the carbon and methane in our atmosphere rise and as higher and higher global temperatures lock in with each new tipping point crossed. The cumulative primary and secondary effects of runaway global heating consequences will illuminate how the unavoidable extinction of about half of humanity could occur by mid-century. (The how of a runaway global heating-driven mass extinction is found on this page.)

Only by understanding both why and how mass extinction will happen will you genuinely grasp the accuracy of our warning and that, unfortunately, we also face near-total, but NOT total, extinction. (Near-total extinction is defined as about 50 to 90+ percent of humanity going extinct. (For the good science and reasoning behind why it is highly improbable that all of humanity will go totally extinct from global heating, click here.) 

When you finish both these why and how pages, you will not doubt the reasonableness of our strong warnings about unavoidable mass (about half) extinction. While reading this article, please also remember that many of the consequences mentioned are avoidable and unnecessary.

We can still slow and fix runaway global heating if we work together to get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel targets. Not only can we still fix this 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 all the benefits that can come into being once we have made the necessary sacrifices to fix runaway global heating and endured the coming climate consequences that we can no longer avoid. 

(If you still doubt your need to begin your personal, business, or national Plan B to survive the runaway global heating extinction emergency, see the "Still have ANY doubts...." heading near the bottom of this page.)

If done correctly and soon, PLAN B should help prevent WIDESPREAD public panic and inspire a new level of global cooperation to save the younger X, Y, Z, and A generations.



Where Should You Begin Your Job One Climate Change Resilience and Recovery Plan? 

It depends upon your current location, resources, and connections. The following will make this more straightforward.

The Job One for Humanity climate change resilience building and resolution plan has four key action levels. 

Level 1: If you have experienced any damages to your home, business, or farm from climate change-related consequences, or you know someone who has, you need to begin a lawsuit against all related parties that have caused the climate change emergency or that should have informed you of the relevant climate change risks. If you know of someone who has experienced climate change loss and damage, get them this information.

(If you have not experienced climate change loss and damage go to Level 2 below.)

The number of court cases focused on the global climate change loss and damage has doubled since 2015, bringing the total number to over 2,000 in more than 28 countries, 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.



Level 2: Most individuals without direct connections of influence over their politicians and government other than by voting will need to start their Plan B programs by building climate change resilience in their homes and businesses and start their emergency backup preparations and adaptations. Click here to start the action steps of your emergency backup and adaptation plan.


Level 3: Once level one is well underway, and you do not have direct connections of influence over their politicians and government other than by voting, do your best on the Climate Justice Now program before it is too late for most of humanity to survive the climate change nightmare.



Because of the painful but true reality that our politicians and governments have thus far continually failed to fix climate change, we must focus on bypassing them and their massive failure.

Wherever applicable, help forward the Climate Justice Now program. It is all about forcing the global fossil fuel cartel to pay for ALL climate change loss and damage worldwide.  

As this climate justice program builds enough momentum, our disinformed, compromised, or cowardly politicians will eventually act, and this program for effective government action on climate change will finally be able to be completed and succeed.

Unless you have direct personal influence on a politician or group of politicians, we strongly recommend you begin our Climate Justice Now program while working on the other action steps below. The Climate Justice Now program will help build the needed momentum so that, eventually, our politicians and governments will act.

At this point, current climate science strongly suggests that only the Climate Justice Now program has any realistic hope of preventing humanity from crossing the atmospheric carbon 450 ppm near-total extinction threshold. (Click to learn why the carbon 450 ppm threshold is humanity's climate change point of no return for the critical climate stability essential to human life.) 


Level 4: For most individuals without direct connections of influence over their politicians and government other than by voting, after level one is well underway, they also will need to begin programs to prepare for climate change emergencies and build climate change adaptability and resilience in their, homes, businesses, and local communities. (This could involve being part of the ClimateSafe Villages Plan B supportive actions.)

Special online support announcement of 2.28.24. The staff at Job One for Humanity have recently helped to cofound a new nonprofit organization called ClimateSafe Villages. This organization was designed to help better prepare people for what's coming with the climate. It also helps them adapt and build greater climate resilience in their homes, businesses, and communities. 

In addition to joining Job One for Humanity, please join ClimateSafe Villages as soon as possible. As of this date, we have transferred all our support activities for climate change emergency preparation, adaptation, and resilience-building to this new organization.

Although we helped to cofound ClimateSafe Villages, we are no longer involved with its executive management because, as a think tank, climate change research must remain our primary focus. When asked, we continue advising ClimateSafe Villages on rapidly changing climate change conditions.

At ClimateSafe Villages, hundreds (soon thousands) of individuals are being supported in a great online community and in completing the necessary but often challenging climate change emergency preparations, adaption, and resilience-building. 

Please also join ClimateSafe Villages soon. Good support has proven to be 90% of the reason people succeed in challenging tasks. And please do not forget to become a member at Job One for Humanity for all of the benefits described on this page.



"No program that claims to have a solution to climate change can be called legitimate unless it is designed and prioritized around knowing when a climate change-driven mass human extinction event could occur, how it will unfold and occur, and what must be done to prevent that outcome. The Job One for Humanity Plan B relentlessly follows this critical path prioritization and deadline policy." Lawrence Wollersheim

More about the Job One for Humanity Climate Change Survival Plan

Plan B below is a self-motivated, self-organized, and self-directed do-it-yourself (DIY) system. We strongly recommend that you do not depend solely on your government to save you from the many severe, soon-arriving, and unavoidable climate change catastrophes. 

Here is a bit more detail about each of the four parts of our plan before you select which part to start first:

Part 1: covers individual and business runaway global heating emergency backup preparations. It also includes how to join or build one of the four urban, rural, hybrid, or virtual models of the new supportive ClimateSafe Villages.

Part 2: covers crucial and necessary adaptations for individuals and businesses. It also includes ways to immediately reduce your personal and business fossil fuel use and increase your disaster resilience and sustainability. It also includes local, regional, state, and national voting actions.

This step will tell you what a few other organizations will say to you. You (and all of us) will have to consume far less and make many sacrifices to live more sustainably. (Electric cars and solar panels cannot scale up fast enough to replace fossil fuel in time.)

Part 3: covers all government-level actions needed to slow and then resolve the runaway global heating emergency and prevent near-total human extinction. 

Part 4: covers doing your best on the Climate Justice Now program before it is too late for most of humanity to survive the climate change nightmare. We believe this program is now our best and last effective chance to slow and stop fossil fuel burning in time to save as many of us as possible. This belief is because our governments have failed to fix climate change for 60 years, and no other tactic that the environmental movement has used has stopped or even slowed the amount of global warming greenhouse gasses going into our atmosphere. 

Part 4a: covers the critical save and salvage of whatever we can radical backup plan actions and strategies for execution by the world's governments, but only if things keep going as poorly with slowing down runaway global heating as they are currently going. (Please note Part 4a is a government-level only emergency backup plan in case we fail to fix climate change in time.)

Please note Parts 3 and 4 of Plan B below are the most critical parts of Plan B for humanity's long term survival. Parts 1 and 2, and 4A of Plan B are essential for the survival of individuals or businesses that want to try to survive the coming cascade of climate catastrophes.

"By working on and promoting the Job One for Humanity Plan B for climate change and runaway global heating, you are doing something noble and beautiful. You are not only acting to save yourself and those you love, but you also are helping to reduce suffering and literally save the lives of billions of others. You are a true global heating hero or heroine and a runaway global heating educator or activist." Lawrence Wollersheim 



The following is the new order for most people that we strongly recommend you do the parts of the Job One Plan B.

Start with Critical Emergency Preparation Actions for Individuals and Businesses

The Job One Plan provides the essential resilience emergency preparation information you will need for you, your family, and your business. You will need this information to stay physically safe from the accelerating consequences of global warming and the other 11 global crises for as long as possible.

In Part 1 (and in the Members section of this website), you also will find critical information on how to relocate or migrate (if needed) and create or join a sustainable eco-community. 

Being part of a well-prepared and well-organized sustainable community also will be essential for your longest possible well-being! If you seek to thrive and make it through the unfolding Great Global Collapse, long-term sustainability must also include being physically, emotionally, and spiritually sustainable.

Click the Preparing for Emergencies image below to go to Part 1 of the Job One Plan now!




Next, go to Critical Adaptation and Sustainability Actions for Individuals and Businesses.

This part of Plan B provides the information you will need to vote wisely on local, regional, state, and national levels and adapt to what is coming, reduce your personal or business fossil fuel use, and become more energy resilient and sustainable. Reducing our fossil fuel use is critical to getting close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. Additionally, becoming more sustainable will be critical to your survival as many parts of society will break down in the later phases of the die-off of much of humanity by mid-century.

Part 2 information will also greatly aid in learning how to survive for the longest possible time. Part 2 of the Job One Plan contains the how-to manual for creating sustainable prosperity and a thriving post-collapse future.

Click the Sustainability Best Practices image below to go to Part 2 of the Job One plan now!




Next, Do your best on the Climate Justice Now program before it is too late for most of humanity to survive the climate change nightmare.

There are other last-chance influence strategies besides the Climate Justice Now program to get our governments to act before it is too late. Here are some additional strategies for directly protesting and influencing your politicians as individuals before it is too late. It is challenging, but do whatever you can while working on the other parts of the Job One Plan. This is our last-chance strategy to get our politicians to get our governments to act to reduce global fossil fuel use before it is too late.

If we are unsuccessful in Part 3, we experience near-total human extinction instead of only the unavoidable extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century. 

Click here to read about why 2025 to 2031, if we are very fortunate, is all the time we have left to make government-level changes.

Here are the three most effective actions:

1. Understand our Climate Justice Now program and promote it everywhere you can because our survival depends on it.

2. Click here for how to effectively protest your local, state, regional, and national politicians. (You will also use this information for the second step below.)

3. Click here for our super long shop billionaire's plan, especially if you have connections to billionaires or the 1% wealthiest people.

If we can get our governments to act, we will, at worst, only experience near-total human extinction. Near-total extinction leaves around 50% to 10% (or less) of humanity surviving.

Click here to learn why total human extinction is neither likely nor probable and natural, and human systems eventually will mobilize and kick in to counteract the runaway global heating extinction emergency.




Push the Critical Actions for the World's Governments to Slow Down and Fix the Runaway Global Heating Extinction Emergency

Part 3 is what our politicians need to make new laws for to enforce immediate government action.

Click here to learn about what it will take to get our governments to slow down and delay the global warming-caused extinction emergency enough so that some can survive longer and more comfortably. 




As a Last Resort Demand the "Save and Salvage Whatever We Can, While We Still Can" Critical Governmental Emergency Backup Plan Actions 

The world is in deep climate trouble. We are not making anything close to the global progress needed in reducing our fossil fuel use. If we keep going as we are now, humanity will not just face the already unavoidable extinction of half of humanity by mid-century. It will be facing near-total extinction.

This risk means our governments must also begin their "everything might go wrong" emergency backup survival plans.

Please click here to read about what our governments need to do as part of humanity's emergency backup plan. See our part 4a!

"There can be no margin for error whenever there is a real and imminent threat of near-total human extinction. Every factor must be considered. A backup plan must exist for every contingency." Lawrence Wollersheim

Depending on your current location, you should still have time to prepare for and adapt to the myriad of now unavoidable runaway global heated-related primary and secondary consequences.

We have provided the runaway global heating and interrelated crisis timetable here in our Members section to help determine how much time you have to prepare, adapt, or relocate. 

Remember that this timetable significantly depends on your location's safety and global warming risk level. If you are in a higher-risk area, the timeframes are shorter. Also, please keep in mind that while you are preparing and adapting, keep relentlessly pushing our governments to radically reduce global fossil fuel use so that more of humanity will be able to survive near-total extinction.

Click here for the critical survival and safer location-relevant deadlines and timeframes to know for personal and business survival.

Now that you know the critical timeframes, it is time to work toward the best possible climate outcomes while still preparing for the worst possible climate outcomes. Wise individuals or businesses will work for the best and prepare for the worst:

a. by making the necessary personal and business 75% fossil fuel use reductions to do their part to get us close to the 2025 global targets. (Part two of the Job One Plan will help you do this.) 

b. by demanding their national politicians enforce the reduction of global fossil fuel use to get us close to the 2025 targets. (This action step is mainly for individuals who can directly influence their national politicians. (See Part three of the Job One Plan to see what our governments must do.) 

c. by making the necessary emergency preparations and adaptations to build their climate change resilience. This resilience will be essential to manage the worst of the coming climate consequences successfully. (If you are fortunate, well prepared, and in a safer global warming region, you could survive 30-50 more years. (Part one of the Job One Plan will help you do this.) 

d. by making new climate change decisions concerning what they want to do about the accelerating climate consequences. This might include re-planing their lives or re-adjusting their priorities to focus on the meaningful and important things they may have delayed or failed to do.


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More About Why the Job One Plan Exists 

Solving the climate change and runaway global heating emergency will be challenging and complicated. This is because many things are creating and prolonging our runaway global heating problem. 

Runaway global heating of today's climate change is not only caused by burning more fossil fuels due to ever-increasing human consumption and resource needs. It is also caused by the even more challenging problem of overpopulation. (Overpopulation drives the over-consumption of fossil fuel and many of our other limited planetary resources.) 

To resolve our current climate change and runaway global heating emergency, we will need:

  1. a systemic and immediate multi-government-driven and government-enforced reduction in global fossil fuel use to get close to the survival-critical 2025 global reduction targets. 
  2. widespread individual behavioral change towards far lower fossil fuel use and greater sustainability. (This will require significant personal sacrifice.) And ultimately,
  3. once the current global heating emergency is under control, we will need to fix the deeper causes of the runaway global heating emergency (beyond fossil fuel burning alone like Overshoot, economic aberrations and inequalities, and overpopulation.)

Only systemic governmental enforcement combined with massive individual behavioral change and necessary sacrifice will save us from ourselves and the worse consequences of an accelerating climate nightmare before it is too late.

Fortunately, you will find the necessary combination of the systemic government actions needed to secure humanity's future from the threat of a runaway global heating-driven near-total extinction, and essential individual behavioral change actions in the Job One for Humanity Plan B below.

Although we face a very difficult future if we do not make immediate radical changes, there is still a small window of hope and time left, and it is critical to find enjoyment and meaning every day in our remaining climate stability and...



The Catastrophic or Unavoidable Consequences of the Climate Change and Runaway Global Heating Emergency

Here is what we already are facing or soon will be:

a. these primary and secondary global heating consequences, which will be regularly increasing in severity, frequency, and scale,

b. crossing dangerous climate and global heating tipping points and amplifying climate feedback loops at faster rates, and,

c. the unfortunate and interconnected worsening of society's 11 other current major global crises.

For humanity to survive the above worsening runaway global heating and elated consequences and have a livable future, three crucial things need to happen:

1. Politicians and individuals must vote for politicians who understand the ten critical facts of runaway global heating and why getting close to the 2025 targets is a life-and-death matter for ALL of humanity. 

2. All of our politicians and governments must mass mobilize and immediately enforce global fossil fuel reductions to get close to the 2025 global reduction targets. (This will slow down runaway global heating-related consequences enough to avoid total human extinction) And,

3. Individuals, businesses, and nations must immediately create and begin executing their individual Plan B emergency preparation backup, adaptation, and survival plans. (Our adaptation plans include better climate political voting, becoming more sustainable, and cutting consumption wherever possible.) 

At this time, individuals also need to begin the emergency preparation and adaptation steps of Plan B that they can still control because the current odds of coming close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets are not good. Unfortunately, our politicians either do not understand we are fighting for the very survival of humanity (because of our 60-year delays in acting, the first half of humanity is already lost by mid-century.)

Other politicians are blinded by their incompetence and negligence in failing to conduct a proper due diligence investigation and research on the climate change emergency. Many politicians also have hidden financial conflicts of interest where they receive substantial personal economic benefits from the fossil fuel industry, its lobbyists, or investments from fossil fuel-related industries and projects.

More Compelling reasons for you to start your Job One Climate Change Solution and Resilience-Building Plan Today

Individuals, businesses, or nations that are preparing a runaway global heating-driven resilience Plan B believe that:

1. they see an unavoidable and inescapable cascading convergence of consequences, which will create a stream of horrific catastrophes and human and natural system collapses. This coming nightmare is because of the many amplifying, multiplying, and disruptive interactions between our 12 worsening critical global crises.

2. with so little time left before runaway global heating consequences and other global crises accelerate to unbearable levels, they now need to use the remaining time and available resources to execute their emergency resilience backup Plan B. And for individuals,

3. they have no practical way to personally execute the political influence steps of Part Three of the Job One Plan B. These steps would slow down the runaway global heating accelerator of the coming catastrophes and system collapses.

4. If you want to review additional climate science on why about half of humanity will go extinct by mid-century, click here. We want you to have all of the climate science and analysis behind our half of humanity going extinct by mid-century statements. Hence, you will know that the many painful and difficult changes you will soon need to make on the Job One Plan B are genuinely warranted.

Many Job One for Humanity's staff, members, and website visitors do not see the runaway global heating extinction emergency as an either/or issue. They see it as a both/and issue. 

This both/and issue strategy means that they are:

a. working on their own emergency resilience Plan B backup actions below. (Parts 1 and 2 of the Job One Plan.) And

b. if they have any direct or indirect political influence, they are also working on Part Three of the Job One Plan to slow down the global warming consequences that we can no longer avoid as best as we can.

The rationale behind this individual both/and strategy is that the more we reduce global fossil fuel use to come as close as possible to the 2025 targets:

1. The more individuals that will survive longer and suffer less.

2. The more time the world will have to prepare for and adapt to the worst of the coming consequences. 

The good news is that although we can no longer avoid the die-off of much of humanity by mid-century, we can still prevent near-total extinction by coming at least close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. Moreover, if we come close to the 2025 targets, we will keep ourselves from crossing the carbon 600 ppm level. (Carbon 600 ppm is the atmospheric carbon level where we will also enter the final phases of run-away global warming! If you are unsure how much worse it can get if we enter a run-away global warming, please click this link.

And finally, because runaway global heating is the biggest disruptor and threat multiplier for all our other major global crises, we indirectly improve most of our other global crises when we improve runaway global heating. And at the same time, we slow the pace of these other crises crossing their own internal tipping points.

It is just that simple!

In Summary

Never forget that the actions needed for this Plan B for humanity for the climate, runaway global heating, and many of the other critical global challenges we currently face can only successfully occur if the wealthier nations near, above, or just below the 45th parallel north and the 45th parallel south work together and cooperate with all of the other nations within the global warming unsafe zones. If fear takes hold and global warming safer nations close or restrict borders and do not cooperate, the conflicts/wars between the unsafe and safe zones could most likely also end humanity. Humanity could find its bitter end in nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare or the other toxic meltdown consequences described above. (For more on this, see the later phases of the global warming Climageddon Scenario.

Because we are doing so poorly in reducing greenhouse gases to the required 2025 targets, we need to transfer willing populations and critical infrastructure from unsafe high-risk zones to low-risk safer zones. We need to start to put the resources in place and negotiate the treaties (or whatever resources and manpower are necessary) to ensure that the nuclear sites, the biological and chemical weapons sites, and the toxic chemical manufacturing sites in the unsafe zones go on being correctly maintained no matter how bad it gets in those zones.

There is much to transfer, build, or prepare. Little time is left to save humanity and our civilization from near-total extinction. Only by immediately beginning the above governmental resilience emergency backup plan steps do we have any reasonable hope that enough of humanity and civilization will go on.

There are additional good reasons for our using the least optimistic climate and runaway global heating predictions for any backup plan as well as for recovery or long-term survival plans. They are:

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

2. The sudden, large-scale unpredictability that each additional crossed tipping point creates. (See this tipping point page or the tipping point chapter in Climageddon. Also, see the updated Climageddon Scenario details here

3. We will be very lucky if the worst we get is anything close to only the IPCC's current least optimistic consequence and timeframe projections! And,

4. If you are involved in mid to long-range planning in any industry, you will probably lose your job if you fail to adequately plan for the new realities of the escalating global warming extinction emergency. (Please note that implementing the above backup plan also means our local and regional business planners, city and zoning planners, and long-term corporate and national governmental planners must begin radically restructuring their current 5, 10, 25, and 50-year plans. This time they need to use the least optimistic and far more honest climate prediction scenarios [found on this website here as well as in the new Climageddon book.] 

For example, in the San Francisco Bay Area, the headquarters of big tech corporations like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Apple now have to readjust their long-term operational or relocation plans to deal with their low-lying international headquarters facing as much as 13 feet [3.9 meters] of sea-level rise by 2100. This means these billion-dollar high-tech Silicon Valley headquarters buildings may likely be experiencing first-floor flooding within as little as 20 to 30 years. [A worst-case but far more realistic scenario of up to 3-6 -foot, 1-2-meter rise by 2050 was projected by James Hansen's newest research, with the addition of another 3 feet, 0.9 meters accounting for any coincident king tides and storm surges.)

Never forget that unless we get the politicians to get the governments of the world to cooperate, manage, and execute the action steps in Part 3 of the Job One plan, there is vastly smaller hope humanity will survive no matter how well prepared we are. So, with the little time we have left to save the second half of humanity, continue protesting your politicians until they act to protect us all, as described in the protesting tips on this page.

Hopefully, at some point, even the world's 1% wealthiest individuals, corporations, and nations will also recognize their money and power won't save them from the runaway global heating extinction monster, and they will begin to do their part to influence our politicians to act. They will finally do this because they will realize that we either cooperate and work together or die together. 

Click here to see our secondary program to reach the wealthiest 1% to get the 1% to act. It does this by helping them to realize the horror, suffering, financial loss, death, and physical, emotional, and spiritual trauma that will be experienced to the level that life will no longer be worth living! 

At this point, you may feel a bit overwhelmed by what you have read and the enormity of the challenges we must overcome to survive. You may also believe the task is so enormous with such a low probability of success, why even try.

The following story may help you begin dealing with those ideas or emotions.

The wise general


A wise Chinese general was cornered at the banks of a large river by an opposing army at least 20 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 focused intensity they defeated the opposing army 20 times their size.

Now that you better understand the rapidly approaching extinction consequences of our global warming extinction emergency from the science and analysis found on this website, you too should no longer retain any illusion of any long-term escape for you or your family, business, or nation from immense suffering and likely extinction --- if we do not deal with the reality of this emergency.

What you also may not have realized yet, is that our 60-year failure to have previously started effective fossil fuel usage reductions means that we, too, in effect, have already burned our escape boats! Because of this, like the Chinese army, we either win or we die.

This is the perilous and sad point that we have come to because of our government's inaction and ineffectiveness in addressing global warming and the required fossil fuel reductions for sixty-plus years.

The good news is that if we act wisely, cooperatively, and immediately on the above Plan B and radically cut fossil fuel use to close to the 2025 targets, humanity, and civilization may have a chance to continue. 

So what do you have to lose? What rational alternative do you have other than to act immediately to begin your global heating Resilience Plan B and radically reduce your personal fossil fuel use?

What legitimate excuse is there for you not to help us get our governments to enforce the required radical fossil fuel reductions by the necessary deadlines that only governments can achieve? (This is done in Part 3 and Part 4 of the Job One Plan.)

The reality is that failure is no longer a conscionable option.



Still have doubts about starting our Job One Plan B to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your business from the accelerating consequences of runaway global heating?

Only if you still have doubts about the seriousness of the accelerating dangers of our current runaway global heating emergency, read this section. 

To understand the 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. 

Click here to learn why total human extinction is not realistic or probable, and the worst humanity will experience is near-total extinction (about 50 to 90+% of humanity going extinct.)

If you are interested in the many reasons why Plan A for climate change has not even come close to succeeding, see the 28+ reasons found on this page. This page will help remove any remaining doubts you still might have about why you should be starting Plan B. 


An essential positive perspective on the above disruptive runaway global heating and climate change news

Despite the many types of challenging runaway global heating consequences and past fossil fuel reduction mistakes that we now face, we can still learn from their feedback and adapt and evolve to make life as good and happy as possible. No matter how severe the coming global warming consequences might become, if we wisely play the remaining cards we have been given, we can still achieve the best possible outcomes

We can still significantly reduce global fossil fuel use to stabilize and save some parts of humanity's future. We can execute a comprehensive fossil fuel reduction and survival plan like Plan B of the Job One for Humanity Plan

We can still maintain the perseverance needed to succeed in this monumental task by regularly reviewing the many benefits which will occur as we work successfully on this project together. Although we are now in what could be called a Great Global Collapse process triggered by accelerating global warming, this collapse process will eventually offer equal to (or even greater than) long-term benefits in the form of a potential Great Global Rebirth beyond the coming suffering and loss.

First, read this page (that has been read almost 2 million times), and then read this other critical global warming benefit page.  On these pages, you will find the many often hidden surprise benefits of the global warming challenge. You also will find a framework and the positive possibilities for what could be called a post-collapse Great Global Rebirth, no matter how bad the collapse process gets.

Our organization believes that at least some of us can persevere through this temporary time of emergency. To do so, we must remember that our greatest challenges are also the seeds of our greatest opportunities. We can never forget that we are engaged in nothing less than the most critical and meaningful evolutionary opportunity, challenge, and adventure in human history! 

This is our last opportunity to slow down the near-total extinction threat by getting close to these 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. We can only remove the even worse threat of near-total extinction by reaching these targets. 

And, when we come close to these 2025 targets as a beautiful bonus, we will also significantly improve many of the world's other major challenges (listed here.)



Get started today on the Job One for Humanity Plan B Survive and Thrive plan today. Help save and salvage as much of humanity and our beautiful civilization as possible.

If you are still uncertain about how bad runaway global heating is going to get

If you still are uncertain about how bad it is going to get, we also strongly recommend that you read:

a. this page. It will lead you to all of the most relevant current runaway global heating research information on this on our website. 

b. this article in the New Yorker magazine.) 


Climate Change Time Frames

And finally, we also strongly recommend you go to our page, which discusses the critical survival climate consequence preparation and adaptation time frames that you will need to know depending upon your current location or desired future location. These critical time frames are in our Members-only section. You will get $50 in 5 ebooks, other members-only climate data, and a one-year discounted first-time membership for a small tax-deductible donation when you become a member. Your donation also keeps our independent, 100% publicly funded, non-profit climate change think tank speaking uncensored climate truth to power. 

About Job One for Humanity 

Job One for Humanity, founded in 2008, is a non-profit, independent, and 100% publicly funded climate change think tank that provides an uncensored "big picture" holistic view and dialectical meta-systemic analysis of the many inter-connected and inter-dependent climate systems and sub-systems creating our current climate change emergency and runaway global heating. Our organization supplies accurate climate change analysis and information to educational organizations, climate activist organizations, and individuals worldwide without charge. 



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.


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.

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