The nine facts in this article are the facts that most other environmental groups are afraid to tell you. Once you understand them, you will be better prepared for what is happening now and what is coming.
We are not asking you to accept these disruptive facts blindly. We have provided links to their scientific documentation and analysis (found on this page or website.)
At the end of this article, you will find a link to a comprehensive four-part plan for what you can do to help manage global warming.
To counterbalance these disruptive facts, in this article, you will also find a link to the many surprising benefits that you will experience as we work toward resolving this great challenge, opportunity, and evolutionary adventure.
Because psychologists say it is better to get the bad news out of the way before the good news, here are essential facts you should know about today's climate change and global warming emergency:
Fact 1: Our governments were not prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic. They are even more unprepared for the global warming emergency. Our governments have ignored 35 years of global warming warnings by our best scientists, just like many of them have ignored the advice of our best pandemic scientists.
Fact 2: Our governments are not telling us the truth about how bad global warming is going to get. Many catastrophic consequences are going to arrive far sooner than we have been told. Some catastrophic consequences are already unavoidable!
Fact 3: We have reached the point where only a government-driven world mass mobilization (similar to the mass mobilization that occurred before World War II) can save us in time. It is far too late for individual actions alone to achieve the fossil fuel reductions required to save us from a global catastrophe. (Part 3 of the Job One for Humanity Plan will show you how our governments can complete the required mass mobilization to save us in time.)
Fact 4: If we keep going the way we are now, our governments are about five years away (2025) from missing our last chance to reduce global fossil fuel use sufficiently to control our futures and prevent human extinction. This 2025 target will require us to reduce total global fossil use by 75%.
Yes, you read that right. The 75% global fossil fuel reduction target means that all developed countries (including China and India,) must reduce all auto, train, shipping, airline, industrial, agricultural, and home uses of fossil fuels by 75% to meet their 2025 targets! (Click here for all the 2025 target technical details.)
Fact 5: Missing this 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets means that global warming moves our of our meaningful control and we will not be able to prevent the most catastrophic of global warming consequences from occurring. If we fail to meet the 2025 targets, the laws of climate physics will take over. We will not be able to stop the collapse of world agriculture, the world economy, and civilization. If we allow world agriculture to collapse the human population will starve and collapse.
Even worse, such a runaway global heating (as warned by the UN Secretary General and the UN Climate Secretariat) would render Planet Earth uninhabitable. This would happen because we will not be able to stop ourselves from crossing four extinction-evoking global warming tipping points. Runaway means the thing that is on a runaway course (in this case global warming,) will continue on, by and of itself, and it is out of practical control. (Click here to read about the four extinction-evoking tipping points.)
Fact 6: Despite horrible odds for not reaching the 2025 targets, it is technically possible to reach them with an immediate all-out and united global governmental response and mass mobilization. If our governments get us close to these targets, at least we can slow down (but not stop) a mass human, animal, and plant extinction event. This mass extinction event would kill off most of humanity by about mid-century.
Because of these unthinkable consequences, we must do everything we can to meet the 2025 targets and slow down the extinction process. (Click here to read how challenging it will be to reach these fossil fuel reduction targets.)
Fact 7: Only by getting close to the 2025 targets and successfully dealing with these 12 other critical global challenges, can we give ourselves the needed time to prevent an even worse total human extinction event from occurring around 2070 to 2100. (If you think either these mass or total extinction threats are overstated, see this recent scientific summary by respected climate scientists.)
Fact 8: Unfortunately, we are far behind in reducing global warming sufficiently to get even close to the 2025 global reduction targets. We are also failing miserably to deal with the 12 other critical global challenges that are interacting with global warming. This, therefore, is NOW the time for wise individuals to create a personal survival backup plan. This Plan B is a global warming emergency preparation, adaptation, and survival plan that might also include relocation to global warming safer areas.
With your Plan B in place, you can still "keep working for the best possible global warming outcomes after you have prepared your family and business for the soon-arriving disastrous outcomes." (Click here to see the many best possible outcomes.)
By having a personalized Plan B, you can survive longer and more comfortably. If we can get through the global warming extinction emergency, you will have also preserved your opportunity to once again thrive. (Click here to see our Job One for Humanity Plan B. Plan B will also help save and salvage as much of our civilization as we can for as long as we can.)
Fact 9: Global warming is accelerating. The following survival-critical deadlines should be kept in mind. Knowing and using these deadlines prevents panic and allows adequate time for the necessary emergency preparations and adaptations.
Here are the critical deadlines to remember:
The 5-year, 2025 deadline: We still can maintain some control of our global warming future and slow down an extinction event for most of humanity by mid-century, but only by getting very close to these 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.
The 7-year, 2027 deadline (if we miss the 2025 targets): from 2020 to 2027, global warming consequences will steadily worsen in a rising linear progression. If you have prepared, adapted, and are in a global warming safer location before 2027, relative stability and security is probable until about 2030 to 2040. (See this page, which discusses the most reliable and least safe places to ride out the global warming emergency.)
If you have not prepared and adapted to the new global warming realities, this is where life will begin to get a lot harder for a lot more of us.
The 10-year, 2030 deadline (if we miss the 2025 targets): After 2030, many new climate, human, ecological, political, and financial points of no return and tipping points will be rapidly crossed due to both global warming and these 12 other global challenges also getting worse. The stability and security of even the safest and best prepared global warming safer locations will become increasingly uncertain.
The 10-20 year, 2030-2040 deadline (even if we reach the 2025 targets): Beginning around 2030, the frequency, severity, and size of global warming consequences will move from its previous linear progression into an exponential progression.
Stability and security for even the best prepared global warming safer locations will become considerably more difficult.
The 30-year, 2050 deadline (if we miss the 2025 targets): From 2030-2050 will be the most challenging period to survive for most of humanity. Generally, things will be only slightly better in global warming safer locations.
By mid-century, mass extinction for most of humanity will be unavoidable.
The 50-year deadline (if we miss the 2025 targets): We will face the worst consequences of runaway global warming, and we will be heading toward the even worse runaway greenhouse gas effect, which ripped the atmosphere off Venus.
If this occurs, humanity will likely face total extinction sometime around or before 2070-2100.
There are those people who believe that geoengineering, carbon capture, or some other new miracle technology will ride in like a knight on a white horse just in time to save humanity from the natural consequences of its actions, inactions, and mistakes. Click here to read about why this technology will save us fairy tale is not going to happen or will be "too little too late" to save us.
An essential positive perspective on the above disruptive global warming and climate change facts
Despite the many types of challenging global warming consequences and past fossil fuel reduction mistakes that we now face, we can still learn from their feedback, and we can adapt and evolve to make life as good and as happy as is possible. No matter how severe the coming global warming consequences might become, if we wisely play the remaining cards that we have been dealt, we can still achieve the best remaining possible outcomes.
We can yet make a significant difference to reduce global fossil fuel use stabilize and save the future of humanity by executing a comprehensive reduction and survival plan like the Job One for Humanity global warming action plan.
We can still maintain the perseverance needed to succeed in this monumental task by regularly reviewing the many benefits which will unfold as we work successfully on this together. (Click here to review those benefits.)
We can persevere through this time of emergency. We just need to remember that our greatest challenges are also the seeds of our greatest opportunities.
We are engaged in nothing less than the most critical and meaningful evolutionary opportunity, challenge, and adventure in human history! It is our last opportunity to slow down the mass human extinction threat and to fully remove the total extinction threat. In so doing, we also significantly improve many of the world's other 12 major challenges.
Get started today on the Job One for Humanity global warming reduction and survival plan. Help save and salvage as much of humanity and our beautiful civilization as is possible.
A quick summary of the above
There is just one immediate fact to know and focus upon concerning our climate change and global warming future. If we get this one right, most of the other problems will take care of themselves.
If our world governments do not immediately execute a mass mobilization of the necessary resources to reduce global fossil fuel use by 75% by 2025, most of humanity will be dead by mid-century.
That is all you really need to remember and focus on. If you do not believe what we have said above is accurate, click here to see precisely how this global warming nightmare will unfold.
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