Ten Critical Facts About Climate Change & Global Heating That Will Most Affect Your Life

Prologue

The illustrated climate change and global heating ten facts summary below is updated regularly as new climate research is released. It was last updated with new science or analysis on 9.29.2022.

This page contains:

1. How the accelerating climate consequences (heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, rain bombs, wind storms (Derechos), dust storms, wildfire smoke events, unseasonable cold spells, and abnormal unseasonal weather) will adversely affect your life.

2. What can we do to fix the climate change and global heating emergency and prepare your loved ones and business for the many severe climate consequences we can no longer avoid!

3. How, over the last 60 years (due to decades of ineffective climate actions,) we got ourselves into this climate nightmare.

Introduction to an illustrated facts of your climate change and global heating future

Although climate change science is complicated and complex, we will do our best to explain its key facts as simply as is possible. Once you have read this page, you will accurately understand:

1. our current climate condition,

2. the global heating emergency (at about the level of many climate researchers) and,

3. this website's core climate message and warning.

 

 

The ten illustrated facts below tell the story of climate change, global heating, and the global fossil fuel burning reduction challenge we have created for ourselves. These uncensored facts will illuminate that our climate change and global heating future are far worse than we are being told. However, immediate action still provides the best approach to creating a safer and more secure future.

We do not expect you to blindly believe the following ten global heating facts. At the end of each fact, we have provided links to the science to help you decide if each fact is accurate. (We also challenge you or any climate scientist to prove any of the ten illustrated facts below wrong.)

We understand how disturbing it may be to present this very unsettling and disruptive climate and global heating information. But unfortunately, the general public who needs this information has no idea how dire global heating is or how soon it will get much worse.

At the end of this article, you will also find a link to practical global heating solutions to this emergency and climate resilience-building actions that you can personalize to your situation and resources. 

Like the cigarette industry's decades of misinformation, disinformation, and regulation delaying tactics, the deceptive and delaying climate change disinformation, misinformation, and regulation delaying tactics of the even better-funded fossil fuel industry have successfully kept the following climate change global heating facts from you for decades. 

 

 

An overview of the ten most important uncensored climate facts

(Below this quick overview of the ten most crucial climate facts is a section that has a short explanation of each fact.)

Fact 1: By 2025-2031, because of the ongoing rising carbon pollution of the atmosphere from fossil fuel burning (now close to reaching the carbon 425-450 parts per million level,) the severity, frequency, and scale of most climate change consequences will increase radically.

 (The largest upcoming climate tipping point catastrophe and global disruptor in human history (the Thwaites "doomsday glacier") is now predicted to collapse during this period from 2025-2028.)

Fact 2: The correct global fossil fuel reduction targets now require all developed countries (including China and India) to compel their citizens to reduce all fossil fuel use by about 75% by 2025

Fact 3: Missing the required 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets means we will activate the first of four extinction-accelerating global warming tipping points. 

Fact 4: For six decades, we have failed to reduce climate change. Because of that long delay in acting effectively on global heating, climate tipping points, climate feedbacks, and accelerating climate consequences will cause the unavoidable extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century.

Fact 5: Getting close to achieving the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets is the only way to save humanity from an even worse, near-total extinction process. (This process could begin as soon as 2050-2080.)

Fact 6: To save the remaining half of humanity from near-total extinction, all governments must mobilize and cooperate to ensure we get as close as possible to the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets as soon as possible!

Fact 7: No miracle "new technology" (like carbon capture) exists at the needed scale or cost efficiency that is capable of saving humanity before at least half of us are dead. Hoping for some "new technology" to exist soon is a horrible global heating solution doomed to fail.

Fact 8: We are so far behind in getting close to the survival-critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets that many climate-informed individuals have already started their Plan B emergency backup and survival plans. 

(This emergency preparation process is also critical for everyone because the Thwaites "doomsday glacier" will collapse within a few years. This will raise the global sea level 2-3 feet quickly after the collapse.)

Fact 9: To fix the runaway global heating extinction emergency, we must finally use honest global fossil fuel reduction targets and a global fossil fuel reduction plan that will work.

Fact 10. Humanity can no longer escape a climate consequence-driven Great Global Die-off and a period of significant global turmoil. But, if we learn our global climate catastrophe lesson, humanity's survivors could receive many positive benefits within the possibilities of a Great Global Rebirth!

 

 

Today's Ten Most Critical Climate Change and Global Heating Facts Uncensored and With Short Explanations

The first five climate and global heating facts below are what we need to know. The next three are what we need to do. And the tenth fact is a key reason why we continue to fail to resolve the climate change and global heating emergency.

The ten facts below also are what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the United Nations (previously the most recognized authority on climate change) should have published in their latest 2022 climate summary report, but they too have been adversely affected by the near-unlimited lobbying power of the 28 trillion dollar-a-year fossil fuel industry. 

Fact 1: By 2025-2031, because of the ongoing rising carbon pollution of the atmosphere reaching the 425-450 parts per million level, the severity, frequency, and scale of most climate change consequences will increase radically. (The largest upcoming climate tipping point catastrophe and global disruptor in human history (the Thwaites "doomsday glacier") is now predicted to collapse during this period from 2025-2028.)

This means the climate consequences of heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, hurricanes and cyclones, flooding, rain bombs, wind storms (Derechos), dust storms, wildfire smoke, unseasonable cold spells, and abnormal un-seasonal weather will become far more severe, occur much more frequently, and cover larger and larger areas. Also, the biggest single global climate catastrophe is predicted to occur during this period.

This sudden 2025-2031 radical increase in climate consequence severity, frequency, and scale is because:

1. for the last 60 years, we have failed to fix climate change, and our climate bill has finally come due.

2. we will cross into a new level of atmospheric carbon pollution where we reach the level of carbon (CO2) 425-450 parts per million (ppm.) Lowered atmospheric carbon is the best way to see the actual results of our past fossil fuel reduction efforts. (As of March 2022, we were at carbon 421 ppm.)

 

 

3. we have already crossed key amplifying climate feedback loops and critical climate tipping points into the beginning stages of runaway global heating.

4. we will also soon be crossing many more amplifying climate feedback loops and climate tipping points even faster during the 2025-2031 period. Specifically, the largest upcoming climate tipping point catastrophe and global disruptor (the Thwaites "doomsday glacier") is now predicted to collapse during this period. This one "doomsday glacier" when it collapses will have quickly arriving dire global affects rising sea level 2-3 feet. 

According to James Hansen the respected NASA climate scientist, we first entered the beginning phases of runaway global heating when we passed the carbon 386 ppm level (and comitted ourselves to passing behyond the 1.5 degree Celsius increased temperture level). 

Climate change and global heating consequences will not only rise radically. Eventually they will increase exponentially, and at best, you may have only another 3-9 more years of relative climate stability, depending upon where you live. Beginning around 2025, if you are in a high-risk climate change and global heating area, the global warming consequences that you are already experiencing will start to become far worse because of more crossed climate tipping points.

Always keep you eye on the biggest and most devastating global climate consequence and crossed climate tipping point that will be arriving soon. It will be the sudden collapse of the Thwaites doomsday glacier. The sudden collapse of the Thwaites doomsday glacier will be the largest single climate catastrophe ever and quickly become a massive global disruptor of the stability of our economic, social, and political systems.

 

 

Take a look at the list of global heating consequences below. On the list below, food and other essential resource shortages, increased global starvation, and rapidly rising food prices will become rapidly intensifying and chronic problems.

 

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Understanding what runaway global warming is can be challenging. If you imagined runaway global heating like a train without brakes rolling down a mountain that is getting steeper and steeper, you would have a good idea about the seriousness of our climate consequences soon rising radically.

To make the accelerating global heating problem more tangible, imagine a midwestern US state like Kansas already in a climate zone called “Tornado Alley.” Now envision that every year, the number of tornados and their intensity category number keeps increasing.

Towns get wiped out. They try to rebuild. But before the new houses, businesses, and infrastructure are complete, they are hit again.

All the money just spent to repair the area is blown away. So, what do they have left but to start over again? They do start to rebuild. And they get hit yet again. This happens over and over. Each time sooner with even bigger losses. That IS our global future with radically rising global heating.

If you are a science person, this link for Fact 1 will take you to documentation links and an expanded explanation on why global heating-related consequences will soon start rising exponentially in severity, frequency, and scale.

 

Fact 2: The correct global fossil fuel reduction targets now require all developed countries (including China and India) to compel their citizens to reduce all fossil fuel use by about 75% by 2025

(Undeveloped countries have considerably lower 2025 targets due to climate justice factors, and they already have such low per-capita emissions.)

If we do not get close to these global fossil fuel reduction targets, our world will experience unavoidable, immoral, and cataclysmic climate-related consequences.

Radically reducing global fossil fuel use in all developed countries by 2025 is not the ineffective and deceptive net-zero emissions by 2030, 2040, 2050, or 2060 target pledges you hear all over the media and from our governments. These net-zero emission schemes cannot scale up fast enough to save us from mass to near-total extinction.

When you hear these net-zero emission plans being promoted instead of simply making the required 2025 fossil fuel reductions, know that someone behind the scenes is protecting fossil fuel industry profits. (Please see this page for the science behind why these future net-zero emission pledges will not work in time to save humanity. Discover why you and your children will also pay a steep price for these false net-zero solutions and pledges.)

 

 

If you are a science person, this link for Fact 2 will take you to documentation links and an expanded explanation about the details of all of the survival-critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. It includes technical notes on how the fossil fuel reduction calculations were created.

 

 

Fact 3: Missing the required 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets by a lot means we will activate the first of four extinction-accelerating global warming tipping points.

If we do not get close to the 2025 targets, we set the stage for near-total human extinction, and we lose our last chance to be still able to reverse the climate damage we have done for centuries to thousands of years. Additionally, missing the 2025 targets will trigger many amplifying climate feedback loops

Below this statement is a graphic titled “Positive Feedback Loop” It is an example of just one of the many accelerating global heating amplifying feedback loops.

 

The following global warming-related dangerous interactions occur when climate tipping points and climate feedback loops within the climate system interact with each other and with rising global heating (as they are doing now.) When this happens, we are headed for even higher global temperatures at an accelerated rate, and we put the global heating extinction process on the fast track. 

 

 

 

According to James Hansen, the former NASA climate scientist, in 2015, when we crossed the atmospheric carbon level of carbon 386 parts per million (ppm), we entered into the beginning phase of runaway global heating. We are currently around carbon 420 ppm. (See atmospheric carbon graph further above.) 

When we enter the atmospheric carbon 425-450 ppm range, occurring from now until about 2031, we enter a scary second phase of runaway global heating. This is the atmospheric carbon range where the primary and secondary climate consequences radically increase in severity, frequency, and scale

Worse yet, somewhere in the carbon 425-carbon 450 ppm range (or immediately after we cross carbon 450 ppm), we also will greatly accelerate the crossing of new climate tipping points and climate feedbacks to a level where runaway global heating will enter its third uncontrollable phase. 

Somewhere in that 425-450 ppm range, we also will reach the point that forces the average global temperature to rise two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures. Unfortunately, here is where the process of the near-total extinction of humanity begins, and our future is no longer in our control. 

Once we hit two degrees Celsius, we can not stop ourselves from reaching a 3, 4, 5, and 6 degree Celsius temperature increase. Long before we get to the 6-degree Celsius increase, humanity will have reached the near-total extinction level. (To find out what that near-total extinction means and how it will occur, read this page on the overview of the near-total extinction process, and then read this page on what will happen to us at faster and faster rates once we cross the carbon 450 ppm level.) 

Worse yet, climate consequences will also begin to increase exponentially after we pass carbon 450 ppm. (To better understand this exponential change, read the four extinction triggering climate tipping points.) 

It is important to grasp what climate consequences suddenly increasing exponentially means. In the graph below the red line is an example of a linear gradual growth trajectory.  (Linear progression equals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, etc.) The green line is an example of an exponential growth curve and trajectory. (Exponential progression equals 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 264, etc.)

 

 

If you are a science person, this link for Fact 3 will take you to documentation links and an expanded explanation of tipping point theory and the unfolding process of global heating's four extinction-accelerating tipping points activating and how it will affect your future.

 

 

Fact 4: Because for six decades we have ignored climate change warnings and did not act effectively on global heating, climate tipping points, climate feedbacks, and accelerating climate consequences will cause the unavoidable extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century.

This mass extinction process for about half of humanity will initially be driven by climate consequence-related:

a. rising global temperatures,

b. low crop yields and crop failures, and

c. new regional, national, and international conflicts caused directly or indirectly by mass migrations of starving peoples or because of other climate-related key resource shortages.

(Please note mass human extinction is not total human extinction. Total and near-total extinction will be explained shortly.) 

Crops will fail or be stunted because of global warming aggravated heatwaves, rain bombs, droughts, flooding, wildfires, out-of-season cold spells, hail, Derechos (severe wind storms), and other extreme weather which destabilizes normal growing season conditions. The world's five principal grains (rice, wheat, maize [corn], millet, and sorghum) are particularly vulnerable to climate-caused massive crop failure. This crop failure occurs when temperatures (heat waves) are near or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 days during the regular growing season.

Increasing starvation increases mass migration to wherever there is more food. These mass hunger migrations cause more local, regional, and national conflicts, which creates an amplifying feedback loop of even more mass starvation, soaring food prices, economic instability, and more conflict. As conflicts grow in food-growing and producing countries, food production will drop even more because of the many food-growing and transportation disruptions caused directly or indirectly by those conflicts.

 

 

(Please note that the above climate-related initial consequences are not the only reasons that about half of humanity will unavoidably die off by mid-century. This link for this climate fact 4 will take you to a detailed explanation and documentation links for both why and the step-by-step how the extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century will occur.)

Fact 4 is known by the world's leading intelligence agencies and many climate scientists and researchers. However, it is not in the public dialog or media because most major media is owned, controlled, or heavily influenced by fossil fuel-related industries.

With rising global temperatures, more global heating consequences (shown below) will interact, intensify and worsen. This consequence interaction also will contribute directly and indirectly to the extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century.

 

We have wasted six decades and now the climate and global heating's consequences have worsened so much that it is literally too late to prevent the extinction of about half of humanity (about 4-5 billion people) by mid-century. This also means that it is time to prepare humanity for the many huge sacrifices we have to make to get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. And it is also time to prepare humanity for the unimaginable and unavoidable soon-arriving suffering. 

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 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 are genuinely warranted. And this link for Fact 4 will take you to even more detailed information, explanations, and key links on the intensifying consequences, processes, crossed tipping points, and feedback loops that will unavoidably bring about the mass extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century. 

 

 

Fact 5: Getting close to achieving the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets is the only way to save humanity from an even worse, near-total extinction process. (This process could begin as soon as 2050-2080.)

Near-total human extinction means that as much as 50% to 90%+ of the post-mid-century surviving population could also die. How much of humanity dies in the second wave of post-mid-century extinction depends upon how close we get to the 2025 global reduction targets and how soon we do it.

The closer we get to the 2025 targets, the more people will survive and live longer and more comfortable lives. Conversely, the longer it takes to reach those targets, the more people will die and suffer the ever-intensifying consequences of our fossil fuel-burning actions.

There is significant good news in this challenging news. At worst, we will only suffer near-total extinction and not total human extinction. Even if we miss the 2025 targets by a considerable amount, both human and natural counteractions will eventually take place to first slow and then stop us from burning ever more fossil fuels. 

These human and natural counteraction processes will be the most severe in the form of Mother Nature simply killing off more and more of us. Mother Nature will continue doing this until humanity does not have enough remaining population to continue adding more carbon pollution from burning fossil fuels into the atmosphere. (The current estimate is that at least half of humanity would have to die off by about mid-century for this corrective and counterbalancing die-off process to start.)  

Think of fossil fuel burning, carbon pollution, and global heating as giving the Earth a virus and fever. Next, imagine Mother Nature raising the temperature of the Earth until the consequences of that rising temperature have killed off enough of that virus (us) to allow her other systems to regain their natural balance. If you can imagine this, you would have a good idea of this dominant natural correction process that will take control if we fail to reduce our global fossil fuel use on our own radically to get close to the 2025 targets.

(Please read the illustration below starting from the bottom up! It will help you visualize and better understand the levels of climate and global heating consequences that will further accelerate human extinction.

 

 

If you are a science person, this link for Fact 5 will discuss in more detail why our future, at worst, will only be a near-total extinction event and not total human extinction. This expanded Fact 5 link will also discuss the critical death percentage differences between mass, near-total, and total extinction scenarios. Finally, it will also take you to documentation links and expanded information on human and natural counteractions and the primary and secondary climate-related consequences that will eventually result in near-total human extinction described in Fact 5.

 

Here are the three "what do we need to do to save ourselves" facts.

 

Fact 6: To save the other half of humanity from near-total extinction, all of our governments must mobilize and cooperate to ensure we get as close as possible to the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets as soon as possible.

If our governments get close to the 2025 global reduction targets the worse we wll suffer is the loss of about half of humanity by mid-century. If our governments fail to get us close to the 2025 targets, our focus must shift to minimizing the percentage of the population that will continue to die after mid-century.

 Our governments must also begin planning now for a massive population loss and a sudden global decline.

 


If you are a science person, this link for Fact 6 will take you to documentation links and expanded information about the many silmeltaneous actions that our governments must do immediately to save humanity in time.

 

Fact 7: No miracle "new technology" (like carbon capture) exists at the needed scale or cost efficiency that is capable of saving us before it is too late. Hoping for some "new technology" to exist soon is a horrible global heating solution doomed to fail.

These promised miracle "new technologies" are false solutions that steal the real urgency away from the runaway global heating emergency, and worse yet:

1. None of the current miracle "new technology" climate solutions can come even close to globally scaling up in time (over the next three years) to compensate for our significantly missing the 2025 global targets. 

2. Most have not yet been proven to work (even at a small scale.)

3. All have not been adequately tested at a sufficiently large enough scale for unintended side effects. Any unknown and unintended side effects could create even greater problems than the problems they were designed to solve.

4. They are prohibitively costly. And,

5. Many burn so much fossil fuel trying to remove atmospheric carbon or geo-engineer the planet or atmosphere that their massive fossil fuel use eliminates their benefits. To implement the new technologies, massive amounts of energy will be needed to process the required raw materials and fabricate the solutions. To do this quickly, existing methods must provide the energy, which would further delay reaching global goals. And finally,

6. These miracle "new technologies" are falsely promising us that we can continue our lives of over-consuming, polluting, and burning fossil fuels as we are now. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Additionally, society is ignoring that we are reaching limits to the availability of many natural resources. To build these proposed new technologies, vital materials will be required in such tremendous amounts that routine social needs would be severely impacted.

 

 

If you are a science person, this link for Fact 7 will take you to documentation links and expanded information on why new technologies can not save us in time and everything our governments must do to save humanity's future. At this point only our governments acting in concert have the power to save the future.

 

Fact 8: We are so far behind in getting close to the survival-critical 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets that climate-informed individuals have already started their Plan B emergency backup and survival plans. (This emergency preparation process is also critical for everyone because the Thwaites "doomsday glacier" will collapse within a few years. This will raise global sea level 2-3 feet quickly after the collapse.)

 

There are many soon-arriving climate consequence reasons for beginning a personal or business Plan B. The most powerful consequences is the Thwaites "doomsday glacier" which will soon collapse (about 2025-2028) raising sea levels up to 2-3 feet far too fast for humans to successfully adapt. 

Because of the immient Thwaites "doomsday glacier's" cataclysmic collapse and our other many accelerating climate consequences there will be partial to complete collapses of vulnerable, less resilient social, economic, political, and ecological systems as global heating soars and as about half of humanity unavoidably goes extinct by mid-century. Moreover, few our our human systems will be able to withstand the desperate and increasing runaway global heating-driven, mass starvation, mass migrations, and the next wave of regional, national, and international resource conflicts.

If for no other reason, having personal and business emergency preparation completed is now critical because of the imminent Thwaites "doomsday glacier" collapse and it many related consequences. 

In addition to having the needed survival emergency preparation and adaptation steps, the Job One for Humanity Plan B is built upon the wise strategy of preparing for the worst possible outcomes while still staying focused on creating the best possible outcomes. This dual focus is necessary because if our governments don't act soon, there will be few of us left at the predicted post-mid-century higher global sea levels and temperatures, and surviving will be far more challenging.

The Job One Plan B is also about emotionally and physically preparing yourself (and your loved ones) for all of the terrible sacrifices and suffering that we must endure to make it through the many unavoidable and soon-arriving consequences of the runaway global heating emergency.

The Job One for Humanity Plan B also includes our governments having a plan that prepares for the massive global heating-driven population collapse and the consequent sudden and steep global decline of other global support systems. Plan B could even involve migrating to a new location that will be safer from the accelerating consequences of runaway global heating. 

Start your Job One Plan B soon, and do not forget that we must get our governments to act now to save as many people as possible. If you have any doubts that you need to start your Plan B immediately, read about the many soon-arriving and severe consequences of the Thwaites "doomsday glacier” before doing anything else.

After reading that look over all of the runaway heating consequences on this page. 

 

 

If you are a science person, this link for Fact 8 will take you to documentation links and expanded information about the Thwaites "doomsday glacier" and the many parts of a wise Plan B for yourself, your family and your business.

 

 

Fact 9: We must act now to fix the runaway global heating extinction emergency. To do this, we must finally use honest global fossil fuel reduction targets and a global fossil fuel reduction plan that will work.

Individuals and businesses must now work for the best and silmeltaneously prepare for the worst by:

a. making the necessary emergency preparations and adaptations needed to build their climateand global heating resilience vital to successfully managing the worst of the coming climate and global heating consequences. (If you are fortunate, well prepared, and in a global heating safer region (described in the expanded fact section,) you could survive 30-50 more years, possibly even longer. (Part one of the Job One for Humanity Plan B will help you do this.) 

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

c. making the necessary personal 75% fossil fuel use reductions to do their part to get us close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. (Part two of the Job One for Humanity Plan B will help you do this.) 

d. making better global heating decisions concerning what they want to do personally about the accelerating climate and runaway global heating consequences. (This might even 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. This information is also found in the Job One for Humanity Plan B.

To act wisely and fix the runaway global heating emergency, it is also critical for every individual and business to know the accurate timeframes for the next even bigger waves of global heating consequences found here and in the Job One for Humanity Plan B. Understanding the coming global heating consequence timeframes will allow you and your loved ones adequate planning and action time to create the best possible global heating emergency outcomes while simultaneously preparing for the worst possible global heating outcomes.

The safe and unsafe areas map below for the safer global heating areas also will be explained on the expanded ten facts page and in its links.) In general, on the global heating risk map below if you live in areas between the red and yellow lines you have a considerably higher global heating risk level. 

 

 

If you are a science person, this link for Fact 9 will take you to the safest global heating areas and the timeframes you will need to know to prepare yourself for what is coming.

 

Fact 10. Humanity can no longer escape a climate consequence-driven Great Global Die-off and a period of significant global turmoil. But, if we learn our global climate catastrophe lesson, humanity's survivors could receive many positive benefits within the possibilities of a Great Global Rebirth!

There will be much suffering and death that we can no longer escape, but the many possible positive benefits for the lucky and wise survivors could create a world in which we ALL would want to live. We strongly recommend you come back to the following benefits link after you have finished this page and the three recommended actions at the bottom of the page. 

You have read a lot of terrible climate change and global heating news. It is now essential to balance all this bad news with appropriate good news and the realistic hope provided by the many positive possibilities of a Great Global Rebirth.

This benefits link leads to the most read page on our website, viewed over 2 million times. Click here to learn more about the many positive possibilities of fixing global heating and a Great Global Rebirth. 

If you are a science person, this link for Fact 10 will take you to documentation links and expanded explanations of the ten facts. 


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Why has there been a six decade delay in fixing our climate and the global heating emergency?  

In addition to the decades of well-funded fossil fuel industry global disinformation and misinformation programs, our runaway global heating emergency has been made far more difficult to resolve because of the ongoing gross underestimation and politicization of climate science by the trusted Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the United Nations (the IPCC.) 

Yes, the physical cause of runaway global heating is indeed our global burning of fossil fuels. And yes, over the last six decades, the 28 trillion dollar-a-year fossil fuel industry and its lobbyists have subjected the world's politicians to the most potent disinformation and influence campaign in history. Their program was designed to prevent or limit regulations that would reduce global fossil fuel use. But, there is another organization that, because we have always trusted it and its climate summary reports, is also a dominant reason for our ongoing failures to mobilize the world to demand the end of fossil fuels. 

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is currently the most widely recognized and relied upon authority for climate change data. Every world government, major corporation, and NGO relies on these climate summary reports for planning their required fossil fuel reductions.

But there is a massive problem with the IPCC's climate summary reports. For decades, the IPCC has allowed its top administrators to underestimate, politicize and distort the underlying climate science and research of thousands of dedicated volunteer climate scientists.

This politicization of climate science has resulted in the public being given grossly underestimated climate change consequences, time frames, and required corrective actions. Furthermore, this gross underestimation has resulted in the general public being unaware of the seriousness and extreme urgency of the soon-arriving new levels of climate and global heating threat to their lives and businesses. 

But why would the IPCC's top administrators grossly underestimate the global heating threat and its remedies and do such a harmful thing to the future of humanity and the peoples of the world? 

 


The IPCC's top administrators did this because of the overwhelming:

a. political pressure from those corporations and nations with the most to gain by not reducing fossil fuel use, and

b. ongoing United Nations and IPCC funding denial threats from fossil fuel producing and fossil fuel-dependent countries.

The wealthiest fossil fuel producers, fossil fuel-dependent nations, and industries lobbied hard and long to "convince" these IPCC administrators they needed to "tone down" their climate facts to approve their "softer" climate summary reports. 

The political pressure to underestimate the climate problem and its solutions was orchestrated under the guise of toning down the climate facts in order not to create widespread public fear or panic. But, the real reason for the relentless political pressure on the IPCC's administrators to underestimate their climate summary reports was always to allow fossil fuel producers and fossil fuel-dependent nations and industries to continue doing "business as usual" and profiting. These nations and industries did not want an informed public to initiate a massive public outcry demanding the appropriate, huge, and immediate global fossil fuel reductions. 

Nothing would be worse for the worldwide fossil fuel empire than if the public knew just how dire, immediate, and deadly the climate and runaway global heating extinction emergency really was and how soon it would get far worse. 

Can you imagine what would happen if the worldwide general public understood what it meant to already be in an accelerating runaway global heating extinction emergency where about half of humanity unavoidably will be dead by mid-century? 

Why the IPCC's gross underestimation problem is important to you

1. If the world is grossly deceived about how bad the runaway global heating extinction emergency really is, it is unlikely the world will demand its politicians make the needed changes to save humanity from it. 

2. The IPCC's gross underestimation issue presents an immense danger to the world's governments, intelligence agencies, national reserve banks, major corporations, media, risk assessment firms, hedge funds, investment bankers, and insurance companies. They run the world, and they all use the IPCC's grossly underestimated climate change and global heating summary reports for their future climate change planning and consequence strategies. This widespread use of this seriously unreliable climate prediction and remedial information means these entities and the rest of us are in for a massive and continuous series of painful and expensive climate change and global heating consequences, surprises, and shocks.

The IPCC has also organized or coordinated many international climate conferences. These climate conferences have produced scores of unenforceable and unverifiable international climate change reduction agreements. Unfortunately, these agreements have ALL failed to remove or even lessen the runaway global heating extinction threat.

The following graph shows the continuous failure of the IPCC and its climate conferences, as shown in the ever-rising carbon ppm amounts in the illustration below. 

 

 

If we are ever going to prevent or slow down the runaway global heating extinction emergency, we have to do something different. We will have to quickly:

1. get different, better qualified, and better-funded organizations to take over the IPCC climate science analysis and summary reporting responsibilities.

2. create some new form of global climate governance. This new global climate governance would also need to have the powers of enforcement and verification on all new international climate agreements.

Runaway global heating is a global problem. Therefore, its solution must also be globally enforceable. But, without a valid mechanism for global climate law-making, governance, and enforcement, each nation will fight for national advantage, stall the changes, or cheat on its fossil fuel reductions, so what's needed to fix runaway global heating never gets done.

The distorted and politicized IPCC climate summary reports have created a grossly false sense of climate safety and climate security in the general public. The general public still widely believes that climate change and global heating won't be that bad, its most harmful consequences are a long, long way off in the future, and they have no grasp of the soon-arriving, global heating-fueled processes of mass starvation and mass extinction. Most of the public has been lulled into climate inaction by the highly compromised IPCC.

As a good general IPCC climate information discounting operating principle 

Whenever you hear about an IPCC administrator-politicized climate change and global heating summary report, you would be wise to treat it as 20-40% worse than they are saying and arriving 20-40% sooner than they are saying. For example, the IPCC has said we could have as much as 6 feet of sea-level rise by 2100. However, using the fossil fuel industry interference discount, we are far more likely to get 7-8 feet sometime around 2070. 

Likewise, the IPCC has predicted a possible 1-2-foot sea-level rise by 2050, which actually means we will more likely experience three or more feet of sea-level rise by 2040. Many coastal communities think they can build massive sea walls and escape sea-level rise flooding. However, the previous IPCC sea-level estimates do not include the total sea level reaching their shores. (The IPCC sea-level rise estimates do not include those rare occurrences where the tidal surge from a major storm happens at the same time as the maximum tide phenomenon called a King tide, which often occurs around the full moon.)

 

 

Help us get the above ten climate facts widely known!

This knowledge once widely shared will help illuminate the true urgency of our emergency. Moreover, understanding the true urgency of the runaway global heating extinction emergency will eventually create the necessary public demand to get our politicians to begin a government-enforced global fossil fuel reduction plan that will work. 

The worst consequences runaway global heating extinction emergency will not be prevented or lessened unless:

1. You get active on the many scalable solutions in the Job One for Humanity Plan B. And, 

2. You do your part to help educate others about the above ten critical facts before it is too late. 

Unfortunately, too many climate and environmental organizations do not yet understand this page's ten climate facts. So, please also get their executives this information. 

If you are a science person, this link for Fact 10 will provide many more reasons for why we have failed to fix runaway global heating and why discounting IPPC accuracy is wise and appropriate. If you are a science person, this link will take you to documentation links and expanded information about the IPCC's many reliability issues.

 

In Summary

Help fix runaway global heating the greatest disruptor of the 21st century or suffer its accelerating consequences and potentially perish!

Humanity and its ancestors thrived for almost 1,000,000 years when the historical and interglacial high atmospheric carbon levels remained within the carbon level range of carbon 270-280 parts per million (ppm.) 

Many decades ago, climate scientists warned us that when we crossed the atmospheric carbon evel of 350 ppm, humanity would be unsafe from horrible consequences and even extinction, and that we were on the way to runaway global warming

Measuring the most dangerous greenhouse gases of atmospheric carbon [CO2,] methane [C4,] and nitrous dioxide [N2O] are the best ways to measure the increasing threat level of increasing global heating and increased global heating consequences. Therefore, the three greenhouse gas measurements shown together on the graph below are also one of the very best ways to predict future global heating and future temperature levels. 

The higher the amounts of carbon [CO2,] methane [C4,] and nitrous dioxide [N2O] in the atmosphere, the higher our future global temperatures will be and, our future global heating consequeces will the more severe, more frequent and occur at larger and larger scale. 

 

(In the illustration above, on the left vertical axis are atmospheric measuring levels for both carbon and nitrous dioxide in parts per million [ppm.] On the right vertical axis, you see the measuring level for atmospheric methane in parts per billion [ppb.])

Measuring the above three rising atmospheric pollutants from fossil fuel burning is also the best current way to determine if we have or are making honest progress in:

1. lowering global fossil fuel use,

2. fixing the runaway global heating extinction emergency or,

3. if we are failing or being successful at either or both. 

The illustration above also shows what happened when humanity began the fossil fuel-powered industrial revolution in the late 1700s to early 1800s. (Look where the graph lines rise suddenly.) Across the bottom of the illustration is the last 2,000+ years. The red, blue, and black lines moving from left to right across the illustration tell the painful story of human history and the fossil fuel pollution of our atmosphere.

It is not difficult to see from the greenhouse gases illustration above, that humanity is in deep, deep trouble.

One of the world's most respected NASA climate scientists, James Hansen, said that if the atmospheric CO2 level reached and stayed at only the carbon 385 ppm level and was allowed to sit there for many years, this carbon level alone could kick off a climate tipping point and feedback loop "stacking" (domino) effect. He warned that this stacking effect would lead to an unstoppable chain reaction to higher and higher temperatures (also known as  runaway global warming.) 

 

 

So here is the runaway global heating tough love. Humanity thrived successfully for millennia when atmospheric carbon was at the 270 to 280 ppm-level. We went over the climate cliff in 2015 when we hit carbon 386 ppm level and we entered the beginning stages of runaway global heating.

Within the next 2-3 years, we will pass the carbon 425 ppm level. When we pass carbon 425 ppm we are already deep into the beginning of the runaway global warming process.

We would have stayed safe from runaway global warming if we ONLY had stayed below the carbon 350 ppm level. Since we have passed the carbon 386 ppm in 2015, we have already triggered the climate tipping point and feedback loop stacking and falling domino effect.

We already have activated the crossing of ever more climate tipping points and feedback loops that will keep raising global heating until we finally get close to the required, radical, and painful 2025 reductions in our global fossil fuel use. 

As of April of 2022, we were at an atmospheric level of carbon 420 parts per million (ppm.)

From the preceding, one can see that this carbon 420 level is far, far beyond any reasonable and safe atmospheric carbon level and far into the stacking (falling domino) effect of runaway global warming. At the carbon 420 ppm level, our atmospheric carbon level is about 155% greater than the humanity-thriving atmospheric carbon level of 270 ppm.

How much higher does this percentage of atmospheric carbon have to rise beyond the last safe level of carbon 350 ppm, before we collectively realize we are in a grave and rapidly approaching mass to near-total extinction danger? In many ways, from the ten facts above, it is not difficult to see that in this runaway global heating extinction emergency, humanity is racing at 80 miles an hour toward a steep cliff and a massive drop off.

To make things worse, the fog on this highway is so dense that one can barely see the road 10 feet ahead. Moreover, the map humanity is using does not show exactly where this dangerous cliff even is. And finally, no single "person" is driving the car racing toward the cliff. 

It only looks like someone is driving the car and managing global heating. This "no real single driver" factor is because the IPCC has no verification, enforcement, or punishment authority over any nation of the United Nations and and current disagreements between the many UN nations on what is necessary to fix the runaway global heating issue. To make matters worse, many of those UN nations are entirely or primarily dependent on continuing to produce and sell fossil fuels for their own ongoing survival.

From the above, one can see that allowing an atmospheric carbon level of 425-450 ppm ever to be reached is humanity playing with fire. Humanity is betting the house (in this case the near-total extinction of humanity) that nonexistent or insufficient greenhouse gas remedial or removal "new technologies" will somehow save them at the last minute.

No matter how you look at it, we are at a completely immoral and insane risk level. We are already living far, far beyond the highest possible rational danger and level of collective risk. In fact, humanity is already extinction unsafe.

 

 

 

The good news is if we are very, very fortunate, we may have another 3 to 9 years before crossing over the survival-critical 425-450 ppm threshold and into the next even worse level of runaway global warming where global heating and the extinction emergency goes out of our control for centuries to millenia. 

We are at our last warning and opportunity to act! 

We have already squandered six decades of climate change and global heating warnings. Over the last six decades, our global heating ineffective actions have now ensured we have and will cross critical climate tipping points causing that about half of humanity will perish by mid-century.

We either get close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, or we face near-total extinction.

"Our runaway global heating emergency extinction risk level is so high that it is comparable to humanity playing Russian roulette with a gun where every revolver chamber has a bullet in it, and every bullet is an extinction-accelerating tipping point or catastrophe amplifying climate feedback loop." Lawrence Wollersheim

If our governments successfully act on the runaway global heating emergency, much more of humanity will survive. And, if not, few individuals would ever want to exist in the over-heated world we would leave them. 

Enjoy your life each day and the relative remaining climate stability while we still have it. Fixing our current climate nightmare is far from guaranteed. If we miss our last-chance opportunity to prevent near-total extinction, we can at least hope to slow it down so more people can survive longer. 

 

Our runaway global heating extinction threat in a nutshell and "elevator pitch" 

For decades, cigarette companies hid the dangers of their products and stopped anti-smoking legislation. Likewise, for decades, the 28 trillion dollar-a-year global fossil fuel industry has hidden fossil fuel's global heating dangers, and they have stopped legislation designed to gradually reduce national and international fossil fuel use.  

Here is the essential profound truth of our current runaway global heating emergency and our new runaway global heating emergency elevator pitch:

As the result of ignoring 60 years of valid scientific warnings and our not resolving the climate change and rising global heating emergency, we have already locked ourselves into the beginning phase of runaway global warming and the unavoidable extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century. Mass human extinction is now inevitable and unavoidable because we have already gone over the runaway global heating climate cliff when we reached the carbon 386 ppm level. Unfortunately, at our current carbon 420+ ppm level, we are making our extinction occur faster because we will cross even more climate tipping points and amplify climate feedback loops at faster rates. 

The good news is that we can still save much of the other half of humanity, but only if we get close to reaching the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets as soon as possible. The even better news is that when we finally fix runaway global heating, there will be many positive benefits and possibly a Great Global Rebirth

Please use the above unsettling and very short global warming "elevator pitch" whenever possible to open conversations on the climate emergency. Then, when they ask you for more information to explain or justify the pitch, please give them the (JobOneforHumanity.org) website or get their email address and send them the link to the above ten climate facts which will explain each fact in detail and with documentation. 

The above elevator pitch should make new people so curious that they will want to read your email link (or go to our website) to discover how possible what you said could be. This new elevator speech is intentionally meant to disrupt the ginormous ignorance and complacency surrounding the painful and realfacts of our runaway global heating extinction emergency. 

Please do you part and try it out and watch the reactions. Even though a good portion of individuals will initially ignore further research, it plants a seed in their minds so that when they see the next wave of climate disasters unfolding, they will remember what you said to them. 

So, the only remaining questions are:

What will you do to push your local, regional and national areas to meet the survival-critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets? 

What will you do to save yourself and the remaining half of humanity that can still be saved? 

How long before the actions causing global warming and climate change are recognized as serious crimes and prosecuted worldwide? 

How long before the largest fossil fuel polluters destroying the lives and stability of humanity will be prosecuted for both genocidal and biocidal crimes against humanity and all other life forms?

 

We have already squandered 60 years of past valid warnings. This IS everyone's last, clear, and urgent call to action before we can no longer manage runaway global heating in a way that will prevent the near-total extinction of humanity. 

 

 

 

Your 3-step urgent call to personal action

Step 1: please help share these ten critical climate facts with everyone who also needs to know about the runaway global heating emergency

It is beyond grossly unfair and utterly wrong that the older generations have left this unconscionable climate legacy for Generations X, Y, and Z. Please pass these climate facts to Generations X, Y, and Z so that they start making the needed adaptations to extend their lives as long as possible. Of course, the older generations will also be affected. Still, Generations X, Y, Z (and A) will bear the shortest lifespans, the worst suffering, the biggest financial losses, and the most deaths. 

 

 

Please share these ten critical climate change and runaway global heating facts everywhere, especially with other worldwide climate and environmental organization executives! Then, maybe they will finally start calling climate change what it is, a runaway global heating extinction emergency. Perhaps, they will finally get serious about forcing our governments to get as close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets so we might yet be able to prevent near-total extinction. 

Please take one more step to ensuring a safer world for all. Sign your personal climate action pledge by clicking here. 

 

 

 

Step 2Please click this link and make a pledge to start the actions needed to protect yourself, humanity, and all life on Earth from runaway global heating.

 

 

 

 

Step 3. Do something about climate change and runaway global heating. Click the image below and it will take you to the Job One for Humanity, Plan B for fixing the Climate and Global Heating.

"No program that claims to have a solution to climate change and global heating can not be called legitimate unless it is designed and prioritized around knowing when a global heating-driven near-total extinction event will probably occur, how it will occur, and what must be done when to prevent that outcome. The Job One for Humanity four-part program relentlessly follows this critical priority path and deadline policy." Lawrence Wollersheim

To start Plan B, click here or click the image below.

 

 

 

 


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  • Tannia Falconer
    commented 2022-06-10 22:23:40 -0700
    If this text above comes from “science persons”, why is it so hard to stop the official narrative about the main causes of climate change? Why is there so much hesitancy and fear to talk about the real primary cause of climate change?? Are political and economic pressure more important than life itself? Or is it a massive cognitive dissonance that prevents us from addressing the issue?

    There’s no time left to keep talking about the same supposed causes we have talked about for decades. Nothing has changed and nothing will change until we address the elephant in the room.

    ANIMAL BASED DIETS (death diets), mainly in the countries with highest GDP (coincidence?), are the cause of the chaos we have headed since the Bruntland Report was issued 35 years ago.

     It has been scientifically proven, shown, written by academics and experts for decades now, that the best way to radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thus stop climate change from going in the same path, reverse and stop deforestation, biodiversity loss, soil loss, water pollution, restore 3/4 of the agricultural land used now to feed animals for human consumption, reverse the most damaging chronic diseases in humans and stop the unethical and immoral raising and killing of trillions of animals per year (for pleasure and money, not for need), is to TRANSITION TO PLANT BASED DIETS. (https://ourworldindata.org/land-use-dietshttps://sentientmedia.org/the-climate-crisis-secret/https://climatenexus.org/climate-issues/food/animal-agricultures-impact-on-climate-change/; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31728489/https://www.fao.org/3/a0701e/a0701e.pdf; https://www.drmcdougall.com/newsletters/a-healthy-vegan-diet-can-save-our-planet/;

    Why is it so hard for all the “experts”, environmentalists, ecologists and “climate changers” to accept this? Do they find it so hard to transform themselves that they rather evade talking about this topic? (More cognitive dissonance) Why is pleasure and money more important than planet Earth and the non human (and human) species?

    This is what the main focus and efforts should be placed on. The rest are patches and we have seen it for over 50 years. Let’s take deeper action by going vegan now! (or at least start with plant based).
  • Richard Mercer
    commented 2022-04-18 17:40:22 -0700
    I do not like all the talk on the internet saying we shouldn’t depend on technology fixes. This is wrong. We have tools now, to get much of the way there, or most of the way. Solar, Wind, geothermal, and energy storage are the Only things that will make a big enough dent in CO2 emissions fast enough and cheap enough.
    There has been too much exaggeration and misinformation about the environmental impacts of these. Michael Moore’s movie is chock full of disinformation about renewable energy and EVs, pathetically so.
    I understand about reducing consumption and all that, and population size. But it will take time we don’t have, if we think those are the only solutions. It would take generations to reduce population or even stop its growth. And it will take time to change how people think about consumption. I live a pretty simple life, drive only about 5,000 miles a year, buy very few consumer products, compared with most Americans and rejected materialism nearly 50 years ago.

    Yes the IPCC has been too conservative, but the real problem is the massive PR campaign of disinformation funded by the fossil fuels industry and its allies.
    Not to mention the dumbing down of nearly half the U.S. population by Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, all the other alternate reality media outlets that conservatives pay attention to almost exclusively. I’ve been debunking climate change deniers on the internet for years, and for most of them, I might as well be talking to a sidewalk, or a 4th grader. It’s a national embarrassment.
  • Frank De Munter
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