This climate change and global warming current condition statement below is updated about two weeks or as new climate research and projections come in. It was last updated on 1.12.2022.
It is critical that the information below gets to generations X, Y, and Z as soon as possible. This heads-up call to generation X, Y, and Z is critical because they are the ones who will bear the worst and longest-suffering, financial loss, and death due to the climate and global warming emergency.
The following is not meant to shock but to awaken those who do not know to the real, soon arriving, catastrophic climate threats we ALL now face. These ten facts below are what most other global warming education and environmental groups are afraid to tell you. Once you understand them, you will be better prepared for what is happening in many places now and what will happen soon.
The saddest thing about what you were about to read is that almost all of the climate consequences mentioned were avoidable had we listened to the scientists who began warning us about what would happen 40 years ago.
Here is a quick overview of the ten facts. (The full explanation and documentation for each fact are further down in this article.)
The ten most important climate facts everyone should know:
Fact 1: We have lost four decades when we could have gradually and easily reduced our global fossil fuel use to avoid the current global climate catastrophe.
Fact 2: Because we have wasted decades in ineffective climate actions, we are now in a state of runaway global warming. It is too late to prevent the extinction of about half of humanity by 2050.
Fact 3: Our governments are less than five years away (2025) from missing our last realistic chance to reduce global fossil fuel use sufficiently to at least, slow down the die-off of about half of humanity by 2050.
Fact 4: Missing the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets by a lot means we go over the first mass extinction tipping point. Crossing this climate tipping point greatly accelerates the immutable laws of climate physics towards a climate consequence meltdown and total extinction.
Fact 5: We need to execute a government-driven and government-enforced global mass mobilization immediately to reach the 2025 reduction targets! If our governments get us close to the 2025 targets, we can at least, slow down (but not stop) the die-off of about half of humanity by mid-century.
Fact 6: Only by getting close to the global 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets and managing most of the other 11 non-global warming global crises we face will we give ourselves the needed time to prevent the total extinction of humanity from occurring from 2070 to about 2100.
Fact 7: Our governments continue to grossly underestimate and hide the real and accelerating consequences of global warming, and they seek to pacify us with false or ineffective but hopeful-sounding global warming "too little, too late" solutions.
Fact 8: The severity, frequency, and scale of global warming consequences occurring will soon start rising exponentially (in as little as 3-9 years.)
Fact 9: We are so far behind where we need to be to reduce global fossil fuel use to get even close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets; wise individuals and businesses should already be executing their climate change catastrophe, emergency Plan B survival preparations.
Fact 10: It is vital for every person and business to know the remaining critical climate consequence timeframes. This way they can allow themselves adequate time to make emergency survival preparations for the coming catastrophic global warming consequences.
All the supporting information you need to better understand and verify each of the above statements is below.
Understanding the 10 most important facts about today's climate change emergency
We are not asking you to accept these ten disruptive facts blindly. Instead, we have provided links to their scientific documentation and analysis. Once you understand these ten climate facts, you will be better prepared for what is happening now and coming.
We also will not leave you stuck in this painful climate news without a solution and balancing positive perspectives. At the end of this article, you will find a link to a comprehensive four-part plan for what you can do to help slow down global warming and many of the other 11 major global crises we currently face. To further counterbalance these disruptive facts, you also will find a link to a long list of the many surprising benefits that you will experience as we work toward resolving this challenge and evolutionary opportunity.
Because psychologists say it is better to get the bad news out of the way before we give you the good news, here are ten facts expanded with details and documentation you should know about today's climate change emergency:
Fact 1: We have lost four valuable global fossil fuel reduction decades when we could have gradually and easily reduced our global fossil fuel use to avoid the current global catastrophe. (Our governments have ignored more than 40 years of global warming warnings by our best climate scientists.
To save ourselves from the extinction of half of humanity by mid-century, global fossil fuel reductions will have to be radical, painful, immediate, and almost impossible.
Be warned! Our governments ignoring repeated and valid scientific warnings is far from rare. They repeatedly ignored the warnings by the world's best pandemic scientists. Despite many pandemic warnings, almost all of our governments were not still prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, acted too slow at its onset and, it got out of control --- exactly as pandemic scientists predicted!
Our well-warned governments are grossly unprepared for the global warming-fueled extinction emergency and its many primary and secondary consequences. In the illustration below you see just a few of only the primary global warming consequences.
Fact 2: Because we have wasted decades in ineffective climate actions, we are now in a state of runaway global warming and, it is too late to prevent the extinction of half of humanity by 2050. But, we still can prevent our total extinction. Isn't that worth striving for?
(Please note that this section also explains why in about 2025 - 2031, global warming consequences will change from rising in a gradual and linear progression in their frequency, severity, and scale to global warming consequences increasing exponentially in frequency, severity, and scale!)
Runaway global warming means that global warming will increase on a runaway course. Runaway global warming occurs because we have crossed critical global warming tipping points. Imagine a train going down a hill with no functional brakes, and you have a good concept of it! However, the scariest thing about runaway global warming is that it will continue, of, and by and of itself with no few practical ways to slow, stop or control it.
With runaway global warming, the average global temperature will continue to get warmer and warmer. This unstoppable temperature rise will be due to our crossing additional climate tipping points and many other climate factors. Once we increase the average global temperature by four degrees Celcius, adapting to global warming consequences is no longer possible!
It is now far too late for individual actions alone to stop runaway global warming and achieve the 2025 global fossil fuel reductions needed to save us from accelerating global warming-driven catastrophe and the die-off of half of humanity by mid-century. At this 11th hour, only a worldwide government-driven mass mobilization (similar in scope to the mass mobilization that occurred before World War II) can save us from total extinction. (See Part 3 of our Job One for Humanity Plan will show you how our governments can complete the required mass mobilization and the now required levels of global fossil fuel reduction to save us.)
Click here to discover all of the details on how we have created our own runaway global warming dilemma and this climate nightmare.
Fact 3: Our governments are less than five years away (2025) from missing our last realistic chance to reduce global fossil fuel use sufficiently to at least, slow down the die-off of half of humanity by 2050. It is only by getting close to these 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets that we maintain any realistic control of our global warming futures and can prevent the total extinction of humanity around or before 2100. (Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do at this point other than to slow down the die-off of half of humanity by mid-century. We have waited and ignored the warnings of climate scientists for too long.)
What are these critical, required 2025 global fossil fuel use reductions? The 2025 targets will require most developed nations to reduce their total global fossil fuel use by a shocking 75% by 2025. This 75% global fossil fuel reduction means that all developed countries (including China and India) must reduce all auto, train, shipping, airline, industrial, agricultural, and home uses of all fossil fuels by 75% by 2025 to meet the life-critical 2025 targets!
These national fossil fuel reduction targets also mean the citizens of those nations must reduce all auto, train, shipping, airline, industrial, agricultural, and home uses of all fossil fuels by 75% by 2025. Now you have a realistic idea of how challenging this reduction task is and how painful it will be to save the future for all of us. (Click here to see full details and the year-by-year 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. Also, please keep in mind that, if we fail to come close to these 2025 targets, it will take centuries to millennia for the planet to recover. )
The illustration below will help you visualize how the die-off of half of humanity will unfold. Review the following global warming cascading meltdown illustration starting from the bottom up! Starting from the bottom, this illustration reflects the unfolding natural progression of ever-worsening and interacting consequences and tipping point processes that will occur as global warming continues to escalate pushing us toward our extinction.
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 well as amplifying and multiplying each other as what we call the Climageddon extinction scenario unfolds in phases and waves.
Remember to start reviewing this illustration from the bottom up beginning with the heating of global warming escalating!
The above illustration help to illuminate how it will affect everyone in its path In one way or another, directly or indirectly, as the above list of heat-driven global warming-related consequences increase in severity, frequency, and scale. (Full explanations of each tipping point and consequence are found here, the 11 key global warming tipping points and, here the 20 worst global warming consequences.)
Fact 4: Missing the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets by a lot means we go over the first extinction-evoking tipping point, and that greatly accelerates the immutable laws of climate physics toward climate consequence catastrophe and total extinction. Going over this first critical tipping point will also quickly trigger crossing more even worse global warming extinction-accelerating tipping points faster and faster.
If we fail to meet the 2025 targets, it will produce accelerating temperatures, drought, rain bombs, flooding, and global warming's many other consequences and forms of extreme weather.
If we cross this first extinction-evoking tipping point, we will not be able to prevent the widespread collapse of global agriculture. If we allow global agriculture's widespread failure, the human population will quickly starve, and today's population will soon collapse. (See this critical page for the detailed sequence of the unfolding primary and secondary global warming consequences.)
The above is not even the worse consequence of missing the 2025 targets by a lot. If we do not get very close to these 2025 targets, a result called runaway global warming will eventually render our beautiful Planet Earth completely uninhabitable for our species and many others!
The good news about runaway global warming is that can only happen if we significantly miss the 2025 global reduction targets. If that happens, we cannot stop ourselves from going over the first extinction-evoking global warming tipping point. If that happens, we will then soon cross the two other extinction-accelerating global warming tipping points. (Click here to read about how and when these additional critical extinction-accelerating tipping points will unfold over the next few decades.)
Fact 5: Despite horrible odds for getting close to the critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, it is still technically possible to do so. But we immediately need to execute a government-driven and government-enforced global mass mobilization. If our governments get us close to the 2025 targets, we can at least slow down (but not stop) the die-off of half of humanity by mid-century.
Fact 6: Only by getting close to the global 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets and managing most of these other 11 non-global warming global crises will we give ourselves the needed time to prevent the near-total or total extinction of humanity from occurring from 2070 to about 2100.
Here are the 11 other global crises we also have to manage while we push to reach the 2025 targets. If you still think that either the extinction of half of humanity by mid-century or humanity's total extinction beginning around 2070 are overstated, please read this page first, then this page, and then please see this recent scientific summary by respected climate scientists.
Fact 7: Our governments continue to grossly underestimate and hide the real and accelerating consequences of global warming, and they seek to pacify us with false or ineffective but hopeful-sounding global warming solutions
Here is how they do this:
a. They intentionally underestimate how bad global warming will get to keep the public pacified about this growing emergency (Click here to see this history of underestimation.)
b. They hide how soon global warming will worsen exponentially (click here to see when global warming consequences will go from rising gradually (and linearly) to rising exponentially!)
c. Whenever you hear national politicians promise carbon net-zero by 2030, 2040, 2050, 2060, or 2070, know that it too equals mass human extinction occurring over the next several decades.
(Click here for a full explanation of the trendy yet grossly ineffective net-zero carbon reduction programs loved by the media, fossil fuel producers, and related fossil fuel-related industries.)
Once one realizes that net-zero carbon programs have more holes in them than swiss cheese, and they will not save us from extinction in time, they are ready to discover what will save us in time. So here are the honest and correct 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets which are critically needed to save us from the die-off of half of humanity by mid-century.
The world's governments have grossly under-estimated the above three areas because in part, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations has cleverly "falsified" global fossil fuel reduction calculations. These "falsified" fossil fuel reduction target calculations also contribute to the accuracy of global warming consequence timetables and predictions.
These global fossil fuel reduction target calculations are vitally important because the IPCC is the treated as world's leading research authority on global warming. All governments rely upon their reduction calculations for their nation's part of the global fossil fuel use reduction targets. Unfortunately, because of this IPCC "falsification" of the needed global fossil fuel reduction calculations, the world now falsely believes it is somewhat close to its needed reduction targets and will be safe for decades to come. Nothing could be farther from the truth! (Click here to discover how the IPCC "falsified" essential global fossil fuel reduction calculations and targets. It is a fascinating, easy read.)
Because of delays in managing global warming honestly, the world is now facing an accelerating extinction emergency. We must now make drastic global fossil fuel reductions before the end of 2025 or, we can't stop ourselves from going over our last chance, extinction-evoking tipping point. Unfortunately, because of many decades of IPCC consequence under-estimation and "falsified" reduction calculations, many global warming consequences are also now unavoidable!
If you still do not believe that we are being told the wrong survival-critical global fossil fuel reduction targets, click the following link and decide for yourself if the incorrect IPCC calculations are intentional or just honest mistakes? (Click here to see the other global fossil fuel reduction target manipulations and politicization problems from within the IPCC.)
Fact 8: The severity, frequency, and scale of global warming consequences occurring will soon start rising exponentially.
Many of the primary and secondary consequences of global warming will soon stop rising gradually and linearly as they are occurring now! As global warming continues we will cross many more of the 11 key climate tipping points. As we cross more climate tipping points, global warming consequences will not continue to gradually increase in frequency, severity, and scale. Many of the global warming consequences will soon start growing exponentially, (Within the next 3-9 years from 2025-2031.)
In the graph below, the red line is an example of a linear, somewhat steady, predictable, and gradual global warming consequence growth trajectory. (Linear progression equals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, etc.) The green line below is an example of a sudden, exponential, and highly unpredictable global warming consequence growth trajectory. (Exponential progression equals 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 264, etc.)
The sudden green line exponential growth in the severity, frequency, and scale of global warming-related or triggered consequences will also eventually produce a sudden and abrupt massive global collapse that will be all but impossible to recover from for most nations. (When we use the terms sudden and abrupt, we are speaking in geological timeframes where 3-5 decades is barely a blink of the eye.)
Never forget that the most dangerous exponential growth of global warming consequences will begin within the next 3-9 years (about 2025-2031. This exponential transition also corresponds to when we cross the carbon 425-450 ppm tipping point threshold level. Unfortunately, the exponential growth in global warming consequences will continue worsening after we cross the carbon 425 to 450 threshold level as well!
This exponential growth in the severity, frequency, and scale of global warming consequences also means that few, if any, NGOs, corporations, or governments will ever be able to either manage or recover from these accelerating consequences for long. Exponential growth also means that unless you have made your emergency preparations long before these consequences begin rising exponentially, you won't have enough time to do so later.
This rising danger of getting caught unprepared exists because our social, economic, and political systems also will become exponentially more unpredictable, unstable, and chaotic. This system instability will happen sometime after global warming consequences enter their exponential curves (the green line above.)
If you have not prepared for exponentially rising global warming consequence growth long before it is needed (2025-2031), you will find yourself in a living hell! (Our Plan B for Climate Change Resilience will provide many ideas on how to get well-prepared for what is coming and what is now unavoidable because of climate system momentum and human system inertia. Unfortunately, getting correctly prepared will take most people and organizations several years!)
Fact 9: We are so far behind where we need to be in reducing global fossil fuel use to get even close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets wise individuals and businesses should already be executing their climate change catastrophe, Plan B.
In addition to our accelerating global warming emergency, we have also failed miserably to manage most of these other 11 critical global challenges to our severe detriment. The amplifying, accelerating, and interacting of these 12 major global crises with each other will soon begin causing a widespread accelerated or abrupt collapse of the critical food production, economic, ecological, and social systems first in weaker nations, but eventually even in the strongest.
Below, you see the complete and utter failure of the IPCC and our governments in doing anything effective to reduce global fossil fuel-related greenhouse gases, which has caused our accelerating global warming, particularly over the last 40 years. The graph below shows the 3 most dangerous greenhouse gasses in atmospheric parts per billion (ppb).
Now is the time for wise individuals and businesses also to create their own Plan B emergency backup survival plans. Plan B is simply an emergency preparation, adaptation, and survival plan. It might even include migration or relocation to safer areas away from the worst of accelerating global warming and the worsening 11 other major global threats.
It is no longer reasonable to rely solely upon our limited-resourced governments to save you, your family, or your business from the rapidly accelerating global warming extinction emergency interacting with our 11 other major global crises. With your Plan B firmly in place, you can keep working with all the rest of us to help slow down global warming and achieve the best remaining possible outcomes after you have prepared your family and business for its worst outcomes and soon-arriving unavoidable consequences. And, if we eventually do get through this extinction emergency, you will have preserved your future opportunity to create a better life from the painful lessons you and all of us will be learning.
Click here to see the Job One for Humanity Plan B. Plan B also includes saving and salvaging as half of our global civilization as we can for as long as we can so; it will be there for us in the post-collapse future.)
(Click here to see the many best possible remaining positive outcomes if our governments mass mobilize and act in time.)
Fact 10: Critical timeframes for getting global warming catastrophe prepared. Depending on your current location, you should still have time left to prepare for and adapt to the myriad of now unavoidable global warming-related primary and secondary consequences. To help you determine how much time you have to prepare, adapt, or relocate, we have provided the global warming and interrelated global crisis timetable below.
Keep in mind that this timetable significantly depends on your current 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 pushing our governments to radically reduce global fossil fuel use so that some of humanity will be able to survive mass extinction or near-total extinction even though the current odds are terrible.
In general, the higher global warming risk areas will be between the 45th parallel north and the 45th parallel south. The highest risks will be between the 30th parallel north and the 30th parallel south.
Most global warming consequence-related deaths will occur within the poor and undeveloped countries between the 40th parallel north and the 4Oth parallel south. In the image below, the red line marks the 40th parallel north. The yellow line marks the 40th parallel south.
Here are the critical survival and location-relevant deadlines and timeframes to know and use for your personal and business survival:
a. The 5-year deadline: (From now until the end of 2025.) At this time, it is appropriate to admit it is all but impossible for us to fully meet the total 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets! But, we still do have enough time left to slow down (but not avoid) a mid-century mass extinction event for half of humanity by getting close to them. Thus, although we have passed the point of avoiding the die-off of half of humanity, we still can maintain some level of control of our global warming future. And most importantly, we can still prevent total extinction by getting very close to the 2025 targets!
This total extinction danger also means we have to educate the world about the extinction-evoking global warming tipping point deadlines after preparing our survival provisions and after creating safe and sustainable community cooperatives or sanctuaries. (See this Plan B emergency plan page, which discusses how to prepare in the safest locations and what are the least safe places to ride out the global warming extinction emergency.)
b. The 5-10-year deadline: (This assumes we will miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets and did not get close to them.) From 2020 to 2027, global warming consequences will steadily worsen in a rising but steeper linear progression. More people will wisely migrate to safer areas. Millions will die because of climate-related food shortages and other global warming-related catastrophes.
If you have prepared, adapted, and if applicable, are in a global warming safer location before 2027, and you have a good Plan B in place, depending upon your location, relative stability and security for family and business are probable until about 2030 to 2040. (See this Plan B emergency plan page, which discusses how to prepare in the safest locations and what are the least safe places to ride out the global warming extinction emergency.)
c. The 10-15 year deadline: (This assumes we will miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, and we did not get close to the 2025 targets.) After 2030-2035 many other climate, human, ecological, political, and economic tipping points will be crossed due to accelerating global warming consequences and global warming amplifying the consequences of most of these 11 other critical global challenges.
The stability and security of even the safest and best prepared global warming safer locations will lessen and become increasingly challenging. Those individuals in supportive cooperatives or sustainable communities should be significantly safer and better adapted than those who are not. (See this Plan B emergency plan page, which discusses how to prepare in the safest locations and what are the least safe places to ride out the global warming extinction emergency.)
d. The 15-25 year deadline: (This assumes we will miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, and we did not get close to meeting these targets.) Beginning around 2030, the frequency, severity, and size of the 20 worst global warming consequences will move from a steeply rising linear progression into an exponential progression. As a result, stability and security for even the best prepared, safer global warming locations, cooperatives, and sustainable communities will become far more complex and dangerous. (See this Plan B emergency plan page, which discusses how to prepare in the safest locations and what are the least safe places to ride out the global warming extinction emergency.)
e. The 25-30-year deadline: (This assumes we will miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, and at least, we got close to them or compensated for these targets somewhere over this period.) By mid-century, extinction for half of humanity will still be unavoidable. From 2030-2050 will be the riskiest period to survive for much to most of society. Generally, things will be better in safer global warming locations, special cooperatives, and sustainable communities. But even there, survival is far from guaranteed without the highest preparation, adaptation, and cooperation levels. (See this Plan B emergency plan page, which discusses how to prepare in the safest locations and what are the least safe places to ride out the global warming extinction emergency.)
f. The 50-year deadline: (This assumes we will miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, and unfortunately, we did not even get close to them.) In this case, we will face the worst consequences of runaway global warming. We will be heading toward the beginning of the runaway greenhouse gas effect, which ripped the atmosphere off Venus. Because of this escalating runaway global warming reality and not getting close to the 2025 reduction targets, humanity will, unfortunately, finally face a total extinction event beginning as soon as 2070-2100. We call this the Climageddon Scenario.
At this dangerous juncture in the evolution of humanity, it is also wholly appropriate to feel fear because of the many known consequences of accelerating global warming and the worsening of these 11 other global crises. While generalized fear or panic often paralyzes, there are positive evolutionary reasons for fear's emotion. The positive use of fear exists for those rare times when there are REAL threats to your survival. Positive fear mobilizes the observant and wise to act before it is too late!
So, here is some good timeline news. If we at least get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, we can still prevent total human extinction. If we do not, we begin crossing too many additional extinction-triggering tipping points. This happens far too fast to prevent the worst consequences of runaway global warming multiplying the worsening effects of the other 11 major global crises. (Highly relevant additional emergency preparation, adaptation, and other location/relocation safety and risk level information useful for wisely using the timetable above begins on this page.)
One Last Mini-Fact: The Common False Belief that New Carbon Removal Technology Will Save Us Just in Time
Many people falsely believe that geoengineering, carbon capture, or some other new miracle technology will ride in like a knight on a white horse at the last minute to save humanity from the natural consequences of its previous bad climate decisions, actions, inactions, and mistakes.
(Click here to read about why this fairy tale carbon capture technology is not going to happen or will be "too little too late" to save us.)
(Click here to read how challenging it will be to reach the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets.)
The Ten Facts Summary:
1. The IPCC has deceived our governments about the true global fossil fuel reduction targets and how bad and fast global warming catastrophe and mass extinction are coming.
2. Our governments are failing horribly in achieving the real 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. This will push the world over critical global warming extinction triggering tipping points and bringing about the unavoidable extinction of half of humanity and widespread social collapse by mid-century.
3. The battle to prevent the extinction of half of humanity by mid-century is over. The fight to prevent total extinction has begun. It is now the last chance for our governments to mass mobilize and act together with the correct actions to prevent global social collapse and humanity's total extinction.
4. While we try to get our governments to mass mobilize and come close to the 2025 targets, it IS also time for individuals and businesses to execute their emergency Plan B. Plan B consists of preparing for and adapting to the soon-arriving climate mega-catastrophes, widespread social collapse, and the inevitable mass extinction of half of humanity by mid-century. (To see precisely how widespread social collapse will occur due to the accelerating climate change emergency, please read the secondary consequences on this page.)
5. The comprehensive Job One Climate Resilience Plan offers honest, reality-based hope for surviving and thriving throughout the uncertain future. It covers:
a. the real 2025 fossil fuel targets,
b. the correct actions our governments need to do slow down mass extinction and prevent total extinction,
c. how to get our governments in action to save us in time and
d. what we as individuals, businesses, and governments must do to have the proper emergency backup Plan B in place to ride out what is coming.
6. The Job One for Humanity Plan is based on the simple logic that, if we do not come close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, when faced with unavoidable mass extinction and a highly probable total extinction event, it is best to use your remaining time and energy wisely. This wise use of remaining time and energy would include:
a.) making your remaining time as fulfilling, meaningful, and comfortable as possible for as long as you can (Parts 1 and 2 of the Job One Plan.)
b.) doing everything within your power to save and salvage whatever you can of humanity and civilization for as long as you can instead of doing nothing and losing everything! (Parts 3 and 4 of the Job One Plan.)
7. Based on the information on this page, website, and the fact that the 26th climate conference (the Glasgow COP26 climate conference) has also failed, it is more than reasonable to believe that we have now entered into the era of Mutually Assured Climate Extinction (aka MACE). (There have been 25 previous failed climate conferences held over the last few decades.)
8. Even if you still do not believe that a climate-driven mass or total extinction is real or possible, no rational person would ever want to live through what is coming. The horror, suffering, financial loss, trauma, and death that will continue to grow as global warming and climate change accelerate will be unbearable! (Click here to see all the details of the suffering, loss, and trauma that awaits ALL of us unless we get our governments to enforce the survival-critical 2025 global fossil fuel targets.)
Unfortunately, to delay the required painful global fossil fuel reductions to save us from total extinction, our governments and politicians will continue to deny the above facts under the guise of preventing public panic. At this time, too many governments and environmental groups have been compromised by the money and influence of fossil fuel-producing nations, fossil fuel-related industries, and their lobbyists.
To keep the public calm and ignorant of the imminent extinction dangers described above, it is very likely our governments will continue to issue false or misleading global warming reduction progress reports. Our governments will likely seek to distract us with false hope solutions like the many existing and illusionary carbon capture and new geoengineering schemes.
For humanity to survive and thrive, we must go where science and the facts lead us and face the cold and bitter reality of the real threat of our current extinction emergency. We must continue to speak truth to power no matter how uncomfortable those facts might be.
The above ten facts about our global warming future are well known within the appropriate intelligence agency departments and by selected political leaders within most developed nations. Moreover, those informed individuals are already preparing themselves, their families and secretly instituting the necessary governmental preparation and control projects to deal with these future extinction-level threats.
At Job One, we feel that ordinary people worldwide also have the absolute right to have this critical information. Having it, they too can prepare in advance for what is coming. They, too, can readjust their lives while relative stability still exists. They, too, have the right to find meaning and enjoyment in the diverse relationships of their remaining lives.
The Single Most Important Summary Fact for Your and Your Family's Survival
Our failed Plan A for climate change was having our governments try to gradually reduce global fossil fuel use over the last 40 years. If we were even remotely successful with Plan A, the planet would not be rapidly overheating, we would not be on the edge of an unavoidable extinction of half of humanity by mid-century, and we also would not be staring down the high probability of total human extinction by as soon as 2070 or sooner.
Unfortunately, the history of our 40-year Plan A was a complete failure. In fact, it did not even come close to occurring for the 28+ reasons listed on this page. Accordingly, it is now long past the time for wise individuals, businesses, and nations to begin an effective emergency backup and adaptation Plan B before it is too late to slow down what we can no longer avoid! Click here to start your personal Plan B!
What we can still control
Because global warming is already in a runaway state and primarily out of our control, it is good to be clear about the two things that we can still control:
1. We can slow down some unavoidable global warming consequences by getting our governments to execute Part 3 of the Job One Climate and Global Crises Resilience Plan (aka Plan B.)
2. We can prepare to survive accelerating global warming consequences for as long and as comfortably as possible. At the same time, we can hope that this crisis does not turn into total extinction and that our wise preparation helps us make it through the now unavoidable death of half of humanity by mid-century.
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About the organization presenting the above information
The not-for-profit Job One for Humanity organization provides a unique, holistic analysis and systems-level, big picture overview of the many inter-connected and inter-dependent climate systems creating our current climate change emergency.
Unlike other climate change educational organizations, we do provide prioritized, critical-path solutions to the climate change emergency built upon unpoliticized and science-accurate global fossil fuel reduction targets, and the most dangerous global warming tipping point deadlines we currently face.
Our organization focuses on educating individuals and businesses on how to adapt to what we can no longer avoid! It will help you and your business survive and thrive through the many soon-arriving climate change catastrophes.
The pages on our website will illuminate the physics and math-determined interactions of the climate's many complex systems in easy-to-understand illustrations, descriptions, and documentation. We know no other website that so candidly presents such a comprehensive systems-level overviewing window into our global warming future.
The essential positive perspectives on the above disruptive global warming and climate change news
Despite the many types of unavoidable 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 with, we can still achieve the best remaining possible outcomes.
We can make a significant difference in reducing 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 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 greater than) long-term benefits beyond the coming suffering and loss.
On this page that has been read almost 2 million times and then this other critical global warming benefit page, you will find the many often hidden surprise benefits of global warming. You also will find a framework for what could be called a post-collapse Great Rebirth, no matter how bad the collapse process gets.
We can persevere through this temporary time of emergency. To do so, we need to remember that our greatest challenges are also the seeds of our greatest evolutionary opportunities. We can also never forget that we are engaged in nothing less than the most critical and meaningful evolutionary challenge, opportunity, and adventure in human history!
This is our last opportunity to slow down the accelerating mass human extinction threat by getting close to these 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.
Only by reaching these targets will we be able to remove the even worse threat of total extinction.
So, get started on the Job One for Humanity Survive and Thrive plan today. Help save and salvage much of humanity and our beautiful civilization as is possible.
If you are either curious or need some extra motivation to get into action, we then strongly recommend also reading this popular page. It describes the above major consequences unfolding in a detailed step-by-step process as well as the complete scope and breadth of the extinction emergency that we are all now facing on many consequence fronts.
A quick summary of all 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 come close to reducing global fossil fuel use by 75% by 2025, half of humanity will be dead by mid-century and if we miss those targets by too much, humanity faces the beginnings of total extinction in the second half of the 21st century or sooner.
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.
Here is more related documentation and science prooving the above 10 facts are accurate
We challenge you to decide their truth for yourself or to prove these facts wrong. Please read the expanded explanations below for each above fact and then check out their deeper dive documentation links as needed.
Our governments were not prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic and they are equally not prepared for the climate change emergency.
We are not being told the painful truth by our governments (or even by many of our most prominent environmental groups,) about how catastrophic global warming currently is or, how unbearable it's going to get. Their analysis, calculations, and consequence timetable predictions are grossly underestimated and are dead wrong by as much as 20-40%.
What has been hidden from you by our governments, the media, and inadvertently by many of our most prominent environmental groups
1. We have actually increased fossil fuel use more this century than in the last two decades of the 20th century. More than half of all fossil fuel emissions which have been released over the previous 25 years are now more than were released in ALL of recorded history before 1990.
2. We are about 67% higher in carbon emissions than in the early 1990s. This is even though we have had over 21 international fossil fuel reduction conferences and treaties since 1993 pledging we would reduce worldwide global warming. (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 rise once again in 2019. (Here is a graph that shows the rising carbon in the atmosphere to help you visualize that things are not just going bad. As of August 2019, we are now at about carbon 414 parts per million in our atmosphere [ppm.]
Carbon in our atmosphere is getting exponentially worse while you are being told we are doing better at reducing global carbon emissions. Worse yet, exponential increases in carbon emissions will likely also mean exponential increases in future global warming consequences.)
Yes, intentionally or through ignorance or, as part of intentional systemic deception our governments, the media, and most of the world's environmental groups have not been telling us the REAL facts about our REAL lack of any meaningful 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.
The following links will also help you decide if our current grossly underestimated public information about global warming exists because of unintentional misrepresentation, innocent mistakes, or systemic, intentional deception by hidden vested interests.
1. We are not anywhere even close to where we should be in fossil fuel use reductions to save us from unthinkable climate catastrophes and extinction. Click here to read about how "made up" calculations were used to set our current national and international fossil fuel reduction targets. These made-up calculations came from including untested new technologies which even they admit, will not be available until sometime after 2050, if ever!
2. Click here to review and verify the government-promoted 20-40% global warming underestimation errors. And,
3. 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. You can view a short video by climate Professor Kevin Anderson in a recent presentation to the Oxford University Climate Society.
Something to think about once you have read the above documentation links on the underestimation, and inappropriate or incomplete calculations:
a. Can you imagine what the reasons might be for why our governments would publically give us such grossly underestimated global warming consequence timetables, threat assessments, and inadequate solutions, especially when the actual threat is so much more severe?
b. Who (what types of individuals, corporations, or government departments) would most benefit by providing such false and grossly misleading global warming information to the public?
Click here to see the REAL global fossil fuel reduction levels we must hit by 2025. You will be stunned if not shocked!
Click here to review the intentionally inappropriate or incomplete global government-supported calculations used to create the false belief that things are far better than they really are.
Why the false global warming information is so dangerous
Having grossly underestimated global warming consequences and timetable information presented by "trusted" authorities creates a false sense of public safety and removes any urgency to resolve it. This incorrect global warming timetable information is extremely dangerous because if we had more accurate information, we would, without a doubt, experience a legitimate and appropriate fear.
These falsehoods about global warming will increasingly cause extreme suffering and loss to larger and larger percentages of humanity. In part, the above false statements exist because there have been numerous government underestimation errors and intentionally inappropriate and/or incomplete calculations. This is particularly true concerning the necessary national and international fossil fuel reduction targets now being given to the public.
There has been significant deception regarding the real consequences of the current escalating global warming. This government-financed and promoted inaccurate information creates the false belief and sense of security that things are far better than they really are.
This also makes us believe that we are making sufficient and steady progress in reducing global warming when the hard truth is we are not!
Our governments are not telling us the truth about how unbearable and how bad global warming is going to get.
Many catastrophic global warming consequences are going to arrive far sooner than we are being told. Some of these coming catastrophic global warming consequences are already unavoidable!
The worst consequences of global warming will not be occurring around 2100 as we are now being told by our governments. The worst will start to occur as soon as the next 10 to 30 years in a continually worsening spiral.
Click here to review the 20 worst global warming consequences that will continue to increase in severity, frequency, and scale (area affected.)
Click here for the worst cataclysmic consequences, which are derived from crossing global warming tipping points that will also continue to increase in severity, frequency, and scale. (Crossing more major global warming tipping points also produces additional, unique, and hyper-intense extinction-evoking consequences.)
Click here to see the real time frames in which the many worst global warming consequences will be unfolding.
The terrifying thought that is completely real and critical for you to burn into your brain is that most of humanity will die by mid-century, but our ability to have any real or meaningful control over this looming emergency ends around about 2025 sometime after we enter the carbon 425-450 ppm range.
(At the very end of this document, you will find tips on how to emotionally deal with these new and painful facts of global warming.)
If we keep going the way we are now, and we continue to ignore the critical fossil fuel reduction science, we are about five years away (2025) from missing our last practical opportunity to reduce global warming enough to be able to control our global warming futures and prevent the most catastrophic of global warming outcomes from occurring.
Additionally, it is far too late for individual fossil fuel reduction actions to make a significant difference. Only government-driven actions by all nations will save us in time.
In part, this is because the real facts and true urgency about the global warming crisis were hidden from us by our governments and the fossil fuel industry. We did not do what was necessary to resolve global warming over the last 35 years after we were informed about it by our scientists.
We have squandered valuable time. This valuable time could have been used while the "cure" was still easier and far more manageable.
Saddest of all, we are still trying to do "far too little far too late" to make any real difference. This far too little far too late is also occurring because we are still using fossil fuel reduction targets that are grossly incorrect for the emergency we really are in.
Had we started fixing global warming gradually and effectively 35 years ago, it would be far easier to control and manage now.
Being out of meaningful control of our global warming crisis means that average global temperatures will most probably continue increasing more rapidly for at least another 30-50 years. There will be a series of cataclysmic consequences.
More extinction-evoking tipping points will be crossed. And, unless we meet or get very close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, this can not be avoided!
Below please find the best REAL estimates for time frames in which average global temperatures will continue to increase for at least another 30-50 years. The Climageddon Scenario (CS) mentioned below is a new and more complete climate model for how global warming's consequences will unfold over the next 50+ years.
Click here to see more about how the many global warming consequences and tipping points will unfold in the full Climageddon Scenario.
At this point, it is far too late for individual fossil fuel reduction actions to make a significant difference. Only government-driven actions by all nations will save us in time. Click here to see the needed effective government-driven actions.
If we keep acting the way we are now, we will not reach our last chance 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.
In spite of the horrible odds of not hitting the 2025 global reduction targets, we still must do everything we can do to come as close to meeting these targets as is possible. If we come close to these 2025 targets, we can at least can slow down a mass human, animal, and plant species extinction event, which will continue to unfold over the next 30-50 years.
Click here to read about the 4 extinction evoking global warming tipping points that we will cross in the next few decades that will push us over the cliff into a mass human extinction event. The good news is that by just getting very close to the 2025 targets, we can still give ourselves the needed time to prevent a total human extinction event from occurring. (Part 3 of our Job One for Humanity Plan will show you how you can help to do this. If needed, click here to review the horrible odds and the many reasons why it is highly unlikely we will reach our exact 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.)
Click here for the full timeline and consequence details for this climageddon extinction scenario and countdown and why mass die-offs and a climageddon-type global warming mass extinction event killing most of humanity by mid-century, but only if we miss the critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.
Theoretically, we can still hit the very challenging 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. But, hitting the 2025 targets is highly improbable as things stand now!
Reaching these 2025 targets (or, at the least, getting very close to them,) makes it possible to retain some remaining control of our global warming futures. It will also allow us to at least slow down the worst of the currently unavoidable global warming consequences long enough to protect and preserve ourselves for a while longer. It will also allow us more preparation time to get ready for those many global warming consequences we can no longer avoid.
Unfortunately, we have a real problem! We have squandered our last 35 years of global warming warnings with denial, inaction, or ineffective actions.
Because of this 35 year delay, we have crossed many global warming tipping points and we will soon begin the process of crossing the four extinction-evoking tipping points described here. This means that we can not stop every global warming consequence that is coming. Many horrible consequences are already locked into our climate system. But, if we are successful in reaching or coming very close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, it will:
a. slow down some of the worst of the currently unavoidable global warming consequences and the mass human, animal, and biological extinction event occurring within our lifetimes. (This slowing down is very important because it means that we can prevent crossing at least some of these four extinction-evoking tipping points and more people will have more time left to prepare and adapt to the consequences we can no longer avoid.) And,
b. If we at least, get very close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, there is still some reasonable hope we can avoid a total extinction event.
We can achieve both of the above goals and life-saving benefits by doing the following two steps:
Step A. immediately and radically reducing our fossil fuel use to meet the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction target levels. The minimum amount that we need to reduce fossil fuel use to slow or prevent the processes of going extinct in the next few decades is as follows:
1. All industrially developed nations (including China and India,) must reduce their total fossil fuel use by 75% by 2025. This means that to hit the 75% reduction target by 2025, developed nations must reduce their annual total fossil fuel usage by about 25% per year to hit the 75% target in six years.
Once developed nations hit the 2025 reduction target, they then must continue reducing fossil fuel use to net-zero carbon emissions by 2035. (Net carbon zero emissions means 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 mostly developed 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.
2. 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 means all developing nations need to reduce their fossil fuel use by about 6% per year until 2045 to meet the net-zero target.
This allowance for developing nations to stay at the level they are now and gradually reduce down to net-zero carbon emissions at 6 % per year by 2045 is part of an essential justice and equity equation. The developed nations created their wealth by producing the majority of all carbon emissions in the atmosphere today. They have caused almost all of our current global warming extinction emergency.
On this page, you will also find all the necessary documentation and technical footnotes for the 2025 targets described briefly above.
If we don't hit the above 2025 targets above, here is the information on why and how a mass human, animal, and biological extinction event will occur within our lifetimes, (full detail on this page.)
Yes, it is still possible that we can still get very close to the very challenging global fossil fuel reductions by 2025. Even though preventing a mass extinction event is highly unlikely, it is still possible to prevent a total extinction event from beginning about 50-70 years from now!
To do this, we need to immediately get VERY busy and focus on the government-driven actions from the Job One Plan. (To learn what our governments must do to meet the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets, click here for part 3 of the Job One for Humanity Plan.) (To see how a global warming-caused total extinction event will begin about 50-70 years from now click the following link, run-a-way global warming.
Once you have read more about the 2025 targets here, also consider reading this page which explains why it will be unbelievably difficult and very near impossible for us to hit the 2025 targets. (This page provides great reasons on why it will be particularly important to do Part 1, your personal emergency preparation Plan B of the Job One Plan --- os even if we miss the 2025 targets your life will be less stressful and painful.
We need to execute a government-directed "in case we fail backup plan."
With a government-directed emergency backup plan, we may still be able to save and salvage enough of humanity and civilization in case we again delay, deny, and fail to reduce fossil fuel emissions adequately.
Click here to see what the government-directed emergency backup plan preparations must be.
Martin Luther King said something that is equally applicable today to the urgency of slowing down global warming enough so that at least some of humanity and civilization will go on.
"We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. We must move past indecision to immediate action."
At this point, we strongly recommend that you click here and watch this 4 Minute Global Warming Video by Greta Thunberg given at the United Nations on September 23, 2019. It may help you to understand and feel the real seriousness of the global warming-caused extinction emergency we now face.
(If you still do not believe that a mass human, animal, and biological extinction event caused by global warming is a high probability within your lifetime [30-50 years from now,] click here. This page will take you through how and when the four extinction-evoking global warming tipping points will rapidly be crossed if we miss the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets.)
All of the above also means that because we are so far behind in effectively reducing global warming and meeting the 2025 global targets, this is the proper time for wise individuals to create their own climate change emergency preparation, adaptation, and survival plans.
This way you can still effectively "work for the best while you have prepared for the worst."
By having your personal Plan B in place, you will not be unprepared for the mass suffering and death of the rapidly escalating consequences of the climate change emergency like we largely were for the COVID-19 pandemic and emergency! These Plan B emergency strategies could also include migrating to areas that would be safer from the future effects of global warming.
As emergencies and crises all over the world have taught us, it is unwise to rely exclusively on our governments as this or any emergency worsens. Our governments like in the COVID19 pandemic will quickly run out of resources and never be able to reach and care for every citizen as things continue to worsen.
Having emergency preparations and adaptive strategies already in hand is how you will be able to save and salvage as much of your own life, family, and business as is possible. This backup plan prepare, adapt, migrate strategy is also critical because most individuals and companies are so grossly unprepared for the severity of the many global warming consequences that are arriving soon.
This emergency preparation and plan is particularly crucial if you also happen to live in one of the global warming unsafe zones.
(To learn about the location of safer and unsafe zones, click here.)
The time remaining in which to make these personal and business emergency preparations or to migrate to the limited global warming safe zones is exceedingly short. This shortness of time is real because of factors like immigration regulations in the global warming safer zones already becoming more restrictive. Additionally, future legal immigration will be all but shut down as the emergency reaches global catastrophe levels.
If you look closely, you can already see many global warming-related crisis areas developing in our overheating world. These are places that will soon initiate the greatest climagee migration in human history. (Climagees are global warming climate crisis-related refugees.)
Click here to learn about what to do for your personal emergency and adaptation preparations. This page will describe the factors behind the relatively short prepare and migrate timeframes for people living in global warming unsafe zones. These personal emergency preparations also include information on how you can physically, emotionally thrive and survive through the coming waves of economic, political, and social loss, suffering, and chaos.
What else is important to remember on this page
1. We have been deceived by intentional falsehoods as well as commonly held illusions concerning the real dangers and facts about escalating global warming for over 35 years!
2. We now need to hit the REAL and required global fossil fuel reduction targets found here. Reaching these targets will keep us from crossing the even more hazardous atmospheric carbon level of 425 to 450 parts per million (ppm.) (We are at about carbon 414 ppm right now.)
3. Once we reach the carbon 425 to 450 ppm range, there will be so much climate system momentum from all of the previously emitted carbon and other greenhouse gases that this previous momentum alone will continue to propel us towards even higher temperatures. Worse yet, stopping this massive climate momentum from moving us toward ever-higher temperatures will be like trying to stop a gigantic boulder from rolling faster and faster down a hill that keeps getting steeper and steeper.
4. There is a terrifying thought that is critical for you to burn into your mind. Half of humanity, as well as our animal species and biological species, will go extinct within as little as 30-50 years. While at the same time, our ability to have any meaningful control over this emergency ends around about 2025 just after we cross the carbon 425-450 ppm tipping point level.
5. A global warming-caused mass extinction event is already unavoidable within your lifetime but we do still have some reasonable hope of avoiding a total extinction event. We can avoid a global warming-caused mass extinction event only if we come very close to meeting the required 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.
6. In case you still think technology will save us at the last minute, no new carbon removal technologies will be able to save us in time. In part, this is because those who are relying on this technology to save us are projecting it will not even be available until sometime after 2050. 2050 is long after irreversible damage is already done and long after anything can be done for the billions of people who will suffer and die! (Click here to learn more about the new technology that will save us deception.)
7. It is easy to see that we are in fact, already in a global warming extinction emergency (aka climate extinction emergency.) This emergency is still occurring in significant part because of the above new information as well as intentional falsehoods and commonly held illusions about our global warming crisis.
8. If we fail to reach the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, it is as important to come as close as possible to achieving them. This way, more of us can live longer, and we can have more time to prepare, adapt, and migrate.
9. Our governments have once again failed us in preparing for and managing the global warming extinction emergency just like they failed us in preparing for and managing the COVID-19 pandemic before it became a worldwide catastrophe! Time to get your Plan B emergency survival preparations in place.
The above is all you have to remember about global warming and your future. Many of the pages on our website will show you the exact science behind these statements to verify what we are saying is true. You can start or continue that verification process here.
If you remember nothing else, remember this. We have only about 5 years left to reduce our global fossil fuel use enough to prevent a mass human extinction of most of humanity by mid-century. This extinction will be far, far worse than our current COVID-19 pandemic. The mass human extinction is being caused by our going over deadly global warming tipping points!
Why we must succeed?
Because of the preceding, we genuinely have no rational alternative other than to never cross the super-dangerous transitional range and the extinction forwarding tipping point of the carbon 425-450 ppm range. In spite of all of the challenges and adverse outcomes that are possible in failing to hit our 2025 targets, what we can know with certainty about this extinction emergency is this:
a. We can still fix this global warming extinction emergency but only by getting our governments to execute the governmental actions on this page immediately. These effective governmental actions are designed to hit the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets successfully.
b. The highest truth for the best possible future global warming outcomes for humanity is that even if we miss the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets by some amount, the faster and more we reduce our overall global fossil fuel use to come as close to these targets as possible:
1. the more people who will not suffer or die over the next 30 to 50 years in a mass extinction event,
2. future generations will suffer far less from an escalating chain of global warming consequences,
3. we will have more time to prepare for, adapt to, or migrate away from the many now unavoidable global warming consequences,
4. we may still be able to avoid a total extinction event caused by run-a-way global warming, and,
5. it will be much harder to impossible to get control of and manage these 12 other major global challenges.
The ultimate and still remaining global warming question for every person, business, religion, and the government on Earth
We were grossly unprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic despite repeated warnings by our scientists. We are woefully unprepared for the coming global warming extinction emergency and we have once again have ignored the warnings of our scientists.
If we continue to fail to act effectively, we face unavoidable mass human extinction for most of humanity by mid-century and total extinction within as little as 50-70 years.
We have already all but lost the battle to avoid global warming mass extinction by our being so far away from hitting the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.
The ultimate remaining global warming question for every person, business, religion, and the government should be most concerned about at this time is:
"Will we, at least, come close enough to the critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets so that humanity can avoid total extinction?"
Click here to see where we are today on the Climate Change and Global Warming Doomsday Clock.
Some good news
With the information on this page and in the links above, you are now better...
The extra good news here is that no matter what and, in spite of how severe this emergency is or will become until we miss our 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets (and even afterward if we are close to reaching them,) we still have time left to cooperate in slowing it down its consequences. And, we can also still have enjoyable and meaningful lives while we face and overcome this challenge or its consequences.
Click here for what you can individually do to slow down global warming.
One simple action you can take to help resolve the climate change emergency in just 2 quick clicks.
Help us get the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction goals met by signing the global warming extinction emergency petition now!
Despite Everything Disheartening that You Have Read Above, the Job One For Humanity organization is NOT an End-of-the-World, all-is-lost organization
Please click here to read our recently updated balanced, positive approach toward the monumental challenges we face to avoid extinction and the widespread collapse of our global systems.
Are you feeling sad, upset, depressed, angry, or anxious about the climate change emergency?
There is a lot of horrible news to digest about global warming. Any person who realizes that our governments are not doing enough to save us from unthinkable suffering and loss will naturally experience sadness, anger, depression, or significant anxiety.
The Job One for Humanity staff also has had to digest all the dreadful global warming news. To get our team through it emotionally, we learned about something called the Kubler Ross model of change. This emotional management model helped our team deal with all of the challenging emotions that today's global warming news evokes.
We felt it would be irresponsible to leave our readers without some of these tools to manage the intense feelings that the global warming emergency can create. Accordingly, we are providing the following images and tools that should help you come to emotional terms with the new realities of global warming. Here's how these global warming caused emotional reactions, transitions, and healings usually look for most people:
1. If you're like most people, what you have learned about the climate change emergency will cause you to initially react with denial and shock.
2. If you have the tenacity to explore more concerning how bad our governments have let global warming become, you will likely also become frustrated and angry at "how could our politicians and governments ever allow this to happen.
3. If you continue examing the facts of the global warming emergency and its solutions, you will most likely then enter into a bargaining or experimenting phase to find some way to deal with such disturbing and disruptive information on your life and future.
4. If you continue verifying the facts of the global warming emergency as well as its honest but difficult and painful solutions, you will most likely next enter into a transitional feeling of grief or depression.
5. As you work your way through your grief or depression, you will eventually come to a level of acceptance of what is scientifically accurate. (Even though it is currently is being suppressed by the fossil fuel industry, mass media, and the politicians owned by the fossil fuel industry.)
A bit more about the Kubler Ross Model emotional management model
The five primary emotional transition levels above are vital parts of the Kubler Ross model. Over time, this model is a useful tool to help you deal with the global warming denial, anger, fear, grief, or anxiety that any healthy person would experience once they truly realize the current nature of our climate change emergency.
The Kubler Ross model is used to help people deal with the medical news that they are going to die. But, it still has powerful relevance here.
This is true because as you wrestle with the new global warming realities, you will most likely go through these five emotional phases over and over again. You will do this in numerous waves until you finally reach a profound and deeply stable state of acceptance, peace, and hopefully motivation to do whatever you can to reduce this threat.
When you finally realize how bad our climate change emergency is the challenging emotional effects are a real thing! If you don't believe us, please click here to read about a new report called, The Psychological Effects of Global Warming on the United States and Why the U.S. Mental Health Care System Is Not Adequately Prepared.
Reaching necessary emotional acceptance and getting into action
Once you reach a level of emotional acceptance for what you have learned about the climate change emergency, you will be more willing and ready to begin new ways to solve the climate change emergency. You also will find yourself being better prepared to make new decisions on how to adapt and integrate this critical information into your life and business.
You may begin even emergency preparations for the unavoidable coming global warming consequences. This way, you are better able to protect yourself, your family, and your business and wisely maximize the chances of staying out of harm's way.
Once one reaches the critical state of emotional acceptance of the reality of what one is facing, most mature adults do as they have done for millennia. They accept what they cannot change and start finding ways to adapt to it. (There are also many adaptation steps found in the Job One Plan.) They also accept the truth of the bad news, and they get busy working on whatever they can do to change and improve it. (In this case, they get active on the Job One Plan action steps.)
We at Job One have found that the best thing to help minimize the emotional pain and trauma is to get busy completing the action steps of the Job One Plan. This is true even if you have not fully reached the acceptance level of your emotional recovery. The Job One Plan's many action steps proactively focus your attention on what can still be done. This focus on the needed action also minimizes your available attention on the negatives (once they have served their purpose of redirecting you to action on the deeper truths of this emergency.)
Therapy or support groups also can help you work through having the painful realization that humanity is in the worst existential crisis in its history and, we do not have much time left (until 2025,) to effectively prevent mass extinction. Therapy or support groups can also help get you motivated to do whatever you can on the many action steps of the Job One Plan.
As you continue to understand the scale of our climate change emergency, you may also come to realize that our lives and our children's lives are going to be far shorter than we ever imagined. But that still can be changed if we immediately react to the challenge of radically reducing our global fossil fuel usage to meet the 2025 targets!
One last emotional recovery tip
Not everything about our global warming extinction emergency is emotionally disheartening. There are many surprising benefits to this emergency. Click here to read the single most read page on our website on these many benefits. At Job One we review this list regularly to maintain the mental well-being of our own staff. We also discovered that regular review of this good news and benefits list was critical to keeping our volunteers on-mission and maintaining their motivation as well.
What else to consider?
1. Some of you have already reviewed the supporting science and analysis links provided above. This information will likely motivate you to begin the fossil fuel reduction actions and other global warming solutions found within the links above. Well done! You will reap the benefits.
2. Some of you will not or, did not review the science and analysis verification links. This subtle avoidance may only provide a brief escape from the discomfort of knowing the problematic facts listed above are accurate or, acting appropriately using that information. Over time, as you watch the worsening news reports about our climate, the facts above will begin to ring even more valid. Hopefully, at that time you will remember this page so that you, your family, and your business can learn what to do next.
3. Click here to review the reasons why global warming might already be out of control and become a series of cataclysmic consequences and extinction-evoking tipping points, which may not be able to be avoided!
The above article covers much of the core message of our website.
The Job One for Humanity research team
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(Special Update of 11.1.2020: Because it is now a virtual mathematical and political impossibility to reach (or even come close) to our last chance 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, our organization has modified our action plans to deal with this new reality. The main consequence of this new reality is that all we can do now is slow down this mass extinction process, but not avoid it.
Click here to see our appropriately modified and updated "new reality" Job One for Humanity global warming action plan.
Click here to see all of the reasons why this mass extinction event is mathematically, economically, and politically unavoidable.)