Last Updated 11.23.22
This volunteer guide contains almost everything a self-organizing volunteer at Job One for Humanity should know. Never forget that as a Job One for Humanity volunteer, you are doing vitally important work for your own and the world's future!
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This page contains the following sections:
2. All volunteers should have this most basic understanding of our runaway global heating emergency and the benefits of fixing it. (There are only three things to learn that will help ensure your success.)
3. How to correctly copy materials on our website for your local use, emailing, posting, etc.
4. Why our volunteers do not waste valuable time and effort trying to educate or convince certain types of individuals?
5. Why it is important to regularly share your successes and problems with us.
6. Critical Legal information for ALL Job One for Humanity volunteers (including special information if you will get involved in public climate protest actions.)
Here are some nice-to-have areas to eventually familiarize yourself with if you want to make volunteering as enjoyable and successful as possible:
7. It is also helpful for volunteers to understand the difference between prioritized, effective critical path global heating remedial actions that meet key extinction prevention deadlines and simple climate change progress that does move things forward but not in time to save humanity from mass extinction.
8. Additional important volunteer information. (This section is for individuals outside of the US or who speak languages other than English. It also answers some common questions volunteers sometimes have.)
9. A strongly recommended project we hope you will get to at some point.
10. Become the change you want to see in the world. (Making personal progress on the Job One Plan B helps you be a better volunteer.)
11. How to wisely start any project that you choose. (The simple key steps to get your first project rolling.)
12. About the Job One for Humanity, a not-for-profit climate think tank and social benefit educational organization. (This section is important if people ask where you get your climate information.)
13. How Our Climate Research, Review, and Dialectical Meta-Systemic Analysis processes are Unique. (This section is important if people ask about our organization's processes for how it does its climate analysis.)
14. About the Mission and Goals of Job One for Humanity. (This section will cover all of Job One's short and long-term mission goals so you can see our "big picture" plan.)
Why you are so important as a volunteer
Our role as a non-profit educational climate think tank is to provide unpoliticized, uncensored, and accurate climate research information and analysis. We are not information marketing people, in-the-street climate protestors, activists, or for profit business managers. We are climate researchers, analysts, and educators only.
Our limited climate research and analysis role means that ALL website visitors, members, and volunteers must share the climate information and analysis they discover on our website for us! If they do not, our uncensored climate information will not reach enough people to make a difference before it is too late.
Without the hundreds of thousands of our annual visitors taking up their survival-critical role in distributing our climate information and analysis, there is little hope Humanity can avoid soon-arriving, near-total extinction climate catastrophes. So please do your part!
Actively and aggressively share and spread the climate information and analysis found oil our website and, where appropriate, become climate activists helping us to create honest climate solutions.
Over the last three decades, no climate conference, no government action, and no mass educational movement by any climate or environmental group have done anything to slow or stop the increase of dangerous carbon in the atmosphere. In fact, global warming-causing carbon in the atmosphere has gone from increasing gradually to rising exponentially. This exponential carbon increase signals not just failure but that the runaway global heating extinction emergency is getting far, far worse.
Lower carbon levels [C02] in the atmosphere in parts per million [ppm] are the best measure of whether we are making progress. Increased carbon levels will mean increasing heat.
The above painful facts mean that what is currently being done in the climate and environmental education movements is not working! Therefore, we cannot keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. We have to radically shift our tactics to whatever will work with the extremely short time we have left.
The powerful way the Job One for Humanity non-profit organization educates is through its self-organizing and independent volunteers. Our worldwide volunteers look at our existing projects and select one or create a project of their own that forwards the mission and goals of our organization as defined on this page.
Then they co-ordinate with other volunteers as needed and plan and execute their projects. The volunteer managers at Job One do not micro-manage or supervise volunteer projects other than to answer volunteer questions when asked.
Our volunteers are genuinely independent and self-organizing, and that is what is precisely what is needed to grow a runaway global heating educational movement as fast as it has to grow to save as much of humanity and biological life as is still possible.
If you are considering becoming a volunteer or already a volunteer, the rest of this page contains almost everything you need to know to succeed.
"You never need someone else's permission to do good in the world." Anonymous
2. All volunteers should be informed with a basic understanding of the current runaway global heating emergency and the benefits of fixing it
If you have not read about these things already, there are four essential things needed for volunteers to have a basic understanding of the runaway global heating emergency so they can speak to others about this emergency confidently:
a. One must understand the current climate situation as described on this critical climate facts page. This illustrated page and its deeper science verification links are all you need to know about the runaway global heating emergency to start and sound like a climate expert or scientist.
b. It is even more essential to understand the many benefits you will help create when we get this climate nightmare fixed. When you know what you are working for and not just what you are trying to prevent, you are far more likely to stay motivated when things are not going well. Click here to read the global heating benefits page. It is the most read page on our website with over 2 million views.
c. Additionally, one should also understand why media climate reports are underestimated by about 20-40%. This underestimation factor means the climate predictions the media are stating about how bad the climate will be in the future are:
1. about 20 to 40% less than they will be, and,
2. they will arrive about 20 to 40% sooner than the media tells you.
This underestimation factor is a great climate conversation opener because so few people know about something that will be so important to their future. Furthermore, if you do not actively educate others about this underestimation and why it is happening, they will keep believing the grossly underestimated climate summary reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change spread by the media worldwide. Then, falsely thinking they are safe and there is little real urgency because of the underestimated media, they will do little to nothing to help fix our accelerating global heating emergency. (Click here to read all about this media underestimation.)
d. All volunteers would be well served to also understand why we use particular climate change-related language at Job One. There is real power in using the most concise terms when discussing climate change and runaway global heating. This page will help you speak about the climate change subject with words that will most accurately state our current climate situation and help create the most consequential changes.
3. How to correctly copy materials on our website for your local use
As an independent volunteer, in your efforts to help educate others, you may use (or restate) all of the non-members-only climate and runaway global heating materials you find on our website. (You may not copy and distribute anything you find in the Members section of our website.) However, we strongly recommend that you avoid rephrasing the science content of our web pages. Climate science is full of complexities and nuances easily misunderstood or not seen.
If you choose to restate or create your own climate or other materials using our materials, please always list Job One for Humanity as the source material and create a link back to the Job One for Humanity original page materials that you are using or rewriting! This way, people will ask us technical questions about the science, and they can see our linked references and methodology.
In any independent climate videos or other written materials you may produce, always say that the information in your videos or writings represents your humble opinion! In the US (and many developed countries,) as long as something is clearly labeled as your personal opinion, you cannot be successfully sued for saying any opinion or sharing any opinion. (IMHO, at the bottom of articles or videos is short for "in my humble opinion.")
Please also note that our educational materials are not meant for adolescents under 16 years old because of their serious and adult nature. Please allow children under 16 to be children and do not force them to deal with such an adult and upsetting matter.
4. Why our volunteers do not waste their valuable time and effort trying to educate or convince certain types of individuals
Here are some tips on where and how to spend you time educating about the runaway global heating emergency. Once they have shared copies of our climate materials (or links to our climate materials,) our volunteers should not waste valuable time trying to educate or convince anyone in the following categories:
a. climate deniers, climate trolls, individuals without open minds, or those who have a hidden (or transparent) vested financial interests in the profits of the fossil fuel industry or fossil fuel economy,
b. those who do not or will not invest the time to carefully read the science or the time to think deeply about what they have read, or
c. those who simply do not have the intellectual bandwidth to grasp even the central easier ideas of the vast complexity of the interconnectedness and the interdependencies of the climate system and its subsystems.
The Job One for Humanity nonprofit organization is not here to convince people in one-on-one online or offline debates that we are in a runaway global heating extinction emergency! Instead, we provide honest climate data and analysis on our website and then allow individuals the time to read and think about that information privately and carefully. Once they have done so, reasonable individuals will make their own decisions about the dangers and reality of the runaway global heating emergency.
There is no time left to waste on individuals or organizations that will only suck up immeasurable amounts of your time and deny climate realities or do nothing. The individuals mentioned above seldom, if ever, change their minds about the runaway global heating emergency. In fact, if they can't figure out the right climate facts by quietly reading and evaluating our extensive website information, it is not likely that any amount of educating or convincing that you do will ever make any difference whatsoever.
After 12 years of dealing with such individuals, we have found that the best policy is to simply ignore them. We discovered that almost all of them have never even read much climate science or the information on our website. They simply hold onto whatever climate opinions they had before engaging with us, no matter what climate science we send to them to read and evaluate for themselves.
We have also discovered that some of these kinds of individuals will near completely ignore discussing substantive climate science or its details and merits in the posting or article. Instead, they will focus most of their negative comments or wild and unfounded attacks on the individual posting or responding personality.
We do not spend additional time educating another type of individual We do not waste time with any individuals who psychologically or emotionally are incapable of accepting any idea that humanity could soon go near-totally extinct because of the well-documented consequences of rising runaway global heating.
This runaway global heating extinction idea creates so much psychological and emotional stress within them that accepting the possibility or probability that runaway global heating extinction could be real would emotionally or psychologically seriously destabilize them and their lives so much that they must reject the concept of runaway global heating-driven extinction at all costs! If they do not reject the reality of a possible or coming runaway global heating extinction, they will suffer the pain and tension of unreconcilable cognitive dissonance.
For their health and well-being, do not engage with this kind of individual should you meet them.
And finally, the biggest underlying reason we ask our volunteers and team members not to spend time educating or convincing the individuals named above is that we are honestly almost out of time to prevent a runaway global heating-driven extinction. We do not have enough time left to spend on these types of individuals we could be working with those individuals who are ready, have the bandwidth, and I've already done some deep thinking about the issue.
But, the good news is that there are many reasons, open, intelligent, internally secure, and mature enough individuals who are willing to read, think for themselves, and then decide upon the merits of the climate facts they have discovered, no matter how bad those facts might be.
Spend your time with them, and we have a chance to save up to 50% of humanity We are in the 11th hour, at best, we have another 3-9 years (from 2025-2031) to prevent a near-total human extinction event.
Never forget that Job One for Humanity is racing to put out a REAL fire. As the Job One for Humanity fire engine rolls by, some will not like its color, and others will say the siren is too loud or the fire engine is going too fast. When racing to a real fire and emergency, you certainly don't stop dealing with such things of far lesser importance; you just continue racing to your destination and put out the fire.
5. Regularly share your successes, suggestions, and problems with us for several reasons.
Because almost all of our self-organizing volunteers are working remotely and independently online around the world, unless you share your challenges or problems with us, we will not be aware of them so that we can bring our experience and knowledge to help you. Additionally, unless you regularly share your successes with us, other volunteers will not benefit from your wisdom and experience in their projects.
Please stay in regular touch with us with wins or problems by emailing us at ([email protected]) whenever you need help or have done something wonderful so we can share it with other volunteers.
6. Critical Legal information for ALL Job One for Humanity volunteers (including special information if you will get involved in protest actions.)
We have many worldwide independent, self-organizing volunteers forwarding our climate and runaway global heating analysis and remedial plans. Because you operate independently of our organization, please do not ever represent yourself as our legal agents or representatives unless we have given you this special legal status from us in writing!
Also, never use our Job One for Humanity name or logo on anything you independently produce or publish that is not our unaltered authentic website materials with a link to our original web page without our prior written permission!
As an independent, self-organizing volunteer, you are not authorized agents or legal representatives of the Job One for Humanity Organization. Only our board of directors may make policy or position statements, take public actions, or make public statements that officially represent our research or non-profit organization.
Job One for Humanity does not have any form of a central command center that either directs or selects your or any volunteer's independent projects. As a volunteer, only you choose, plan, and execute your projects to help resolve the runaway global heating extinction emergency. We may answer your climate questions or offer moral support for actions in alignment with our policies, but we will never tell you what to do or say.
And finally, never do anything illegal or violent. We NEVER endorse or support ANY illegal or violent activity. If you engage in any unlawful or violent activity, it will be you and not us that could (or will be) held legally responsible by local authorities for your actions.
Our organization is absolutely against all physical violence or violent revolution. We only endorse peaceful protest and peaceful civil disobedience that would make Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela proud.
Please also note that our educational materials are not meant for adolescents under 16 years old because of their serious and adult nature. Please allow children under 16 to be children and do not force them to deal with such an adult and upsetting matter.
If you get involved in any climate protest actions, be sure to read this page on necessary climate disruption and civil disobedience.
Please note: all volunteer positions start with a 90-day provisional status. At about the 90 day mark, we will meet with you to see that the relationship is mutually beneficial.
7. It is wise for volunteers to understand the difference between prioritized, effective critical path Runaway Global Heating actions that meet key extinction prevention deadlines and simple climate change progress
Volunteers will hear lots of people claim we are making climate progress, but that progress is not necessarily what is critically needed to meet extinction preventing climate deadlines.
Many things are being done by climate and environmental groups worldwide that can and should be honored as climate change and runaway global heating progress. Unfortunately, we have so little time left to save ourselves from near-total extinction; we must now focus only on those prioritized, truly effective critical path climate actions that will successfully achieve crucial extinction-prevention deadlines. Unfortunately, these truly effective prioritized, critical path climate actions are also the most difficult.
To create a climate change critical path action plan, one would first have to know the most critical deadline and the point where climate change and runaway global heating truly go beyond our control. Unfortunately, many climate activists and environmental organizations do not honestly know where this critical survival deadline is!
Consequently, they develop climate change action programs that do not fit the true urgency of our emergency. Fortunately, this critical climate change deadline is known and available here, so they can quickly correct this once attention is called to this information.
If climate and environmental education and action organizations do not shift their mission tactics away from the many feel-good, off-critical path actions that produce minor climate progress and cannot save us in time, we are in very deep trouble.
Therefore, if you see any climate and environmental organizations focusing on many feel-good, off-critical path climate progress minor steps designed (often to keep members motivated and donating,) it is necessary to disrupt them and these activities as well.
With these types of climate and environmental organizations, start with our climate educational tactics first! Let them see the correct climate extinction deadline we all need to work toward. Then, once they see their minor climate progress actions in the light of "all hands on deck" for the rapidly approaching runaway global heating extinction point of no return, many will change strategies. Many of them also will begin to work on critical path actions like those found in Part Four and Part Three of the Job One Climate and Runaway Global Heating Solutions and Resilience Plan.
We do not have the luxury with little time remaining (2025-2031) to soothe ourselves with bits and pieces of "feel good" off deadline and off critical path minor climate progress. Instead, we must be entirely focused on the effective remaining prioritized critical path actions that can and will save the rest of humanity from extinction before it is too late!
8. Additional important volunteer information
Here are a few additional things all volunteers should be aware of:
1. Climate Justice requires that all volunteers do their best also to get the uncensored Job One for Humanity climate analysis and facts to those individuals living in poor and undeveloped countries. In general, the poor and undeveloped countries have done the least to create the runaway global heating extinction emergency. Yet, they will usually be the first to experience the worst of the runaway global heating consequences.
If you speak languages other than English, please translate our materials and videos as best as you can. If you are from a non-English speaking country, consider becoming a global heading educational leader for your nation.
All people from all nations must be equally allowed to survive the coming extinction of almost half of humanity by mid-century. Climate justice demands that no special consideration be given to wealthy individuals or developed nations when managing the global runaway global heating extinction emergency --- especially in light of the fact that developed wealthy nations have done the most by far to create this nightmare.
2. None of the Job One main office volunteers work on weekends or holidays unless they choose to. It is essential to have time away from such challenging and vital volunteer work. This means that our volunteer team only replies to emails within 1-2 non-holiday business days.
3. Our volunteer team managers will strive to make your volunteer work as fun, engaging, and meaningful as possible while together, we all bring our combined talents to resolving the runaway global heating extinction emergency.
9. Our strongly recommended first project for all new volunteers.
Here is the strongly recommended first project for all new volunteers. Strongly recommend you start with this because it will be easier to get going and have some success and fun. Please begin this as soon as possible:
Contact other people in your area who are open to learning about runaway global heating and help educate them about the ten critical climate facts and the many benefits we will get once we get runaway global heating under control.
You can do the following in any order you like, but it is critical that everyone does their part by reaching out to others before it is too late to prevent the worst coming runaway global heating consequences:
Part a: You can begin by using our simple climate change and global heating "elevator pitch" found here to start conversations with friends, neighbors, work associates, and strangers and let them know how serious the current climate emergency is. In these conversations, personally share what you have learned about the runaway global heating emergency. Or,
Part b: You can start conversations with friends, neighbors, work associates, and strangers and let them know the many wondrous benefits they, the society, and the world will receive when we get the runaway global heating emergency under control. Click here to read about the many benefits of global heating and climate change if you have not done so already. This benefits page is the most read page of our website with over 2 million visits.
Part c: You can email your friends or the people you talk to this critical link to the ten critical climate facts on the Job One website. This one page and its links will quickly educate anyone on our perilous climate change condition. You can also email them the global heating benefits page if you think that will be better.
Part e: Eventually, when they seem ready, ask your friends and neighbors to join your climate change educational work or volunteer at Job One. This way, you build up a local action and support group membership.
Please keep us informed about your project successes or problems. This information will help other volunteers. Before you start the above project, we have just one important page you need to read that contains everything you need to know about being a Job One for Humanity volunteer. Click here to read this essential page.
10. How to wisely start any project that you choose
The Job One for Humanity organization is a climate think tank at its core. Our job is to analyze current and past climate research.
We publish our climate analysis and recommendations on our website. But, the organization has not been set up to distribute this information or enact the recommendations for fixing the runaway global heating extinction emergency. Instead, we rely 100% upon our volunteers and website's many members and subscribers to share this climate information. Consequently, when you volunteer at job one for humanity, you are the one who must be the one to plan and execute whatever project you have selected for yourself.
The following are a few tips it will help you get your first and subsequent projects rolling successfully:
1. After choosing the project you want to work on, plan out how you would like to achieve it and what your goals should be for that project.
2. You will need creativity and persistence on your chosen projects to get around climate change ignorance and the normal resistance to change.
3. Keep your project goals humble in the beginning to build success momentum.
4. Once you've completed your planning stage, consider the resources you will need, particularly other human resources. We strongly recommend that if you have friends, family, or business associates in your local area, invite them to join you in your project. Having others working with you ner your location improves the meaningful satisfaction and enjoyment you can experience doing any project.
Also, having others involved will provide essential additional support for you when things aren't going well, and you are trudging through the everyday resistance to change. Extensive research has shown that being in a supportive network can be up to 90% of the reason people are successful in achieving some goal.
5. Go into action on your project. As you progress on your goals, please take a moment to recognize those accomplishments and share those accomplishments with others locally and with us at Job One for Humanity.
6. When things get tough or bogged down, remember to return to this benefits page to help you restore and renew your motivation and persistence. This challenge also is an excellent time to bring your support team together to help brainstorm and renew your motivation and support.
7. Always celebrate and share your successes with us, and we will share them with other volunteers in the network.
11. Become the change you want to see in the world
Making personal progress on your chosen Job One Plan B steps is also essential. This action will help you better understand what we must go through to fix the climate and make you an example of what you are educating others about.
Remember, you do not have to be perfect. Just make some progress regularly on the changes we need to make as described in the Job One, Plan B. Making progress on Job One, Plan B will also keep you and yours safer while you do this great work for yourself and the world.
Click here for how to get started with your Job One Plan B.
12. About Job One for Humanity does its climate analysis and projections
Volunteers should know a bit about the organization in which they are volunteering.
Job One for Humanity, founded in 2008, is a non-profit and independent climate change think tank that provides a "big picture" holistic view and analysis of the inter-connected and inter-dependent climate systems creating our current climate change emergency.
While we do not do in-house original climate research, we use the published research papers of independent and respected climate scientists and climate research from organizations like the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA.)
Many climate research papers and summary materials reviewed or used by this organization in its analysis, prediction, or recommendations are also found listed:
1. in this extensive but still partial master list of these related or relevant climate research papers and summaries.
2. in many available video presentations by the climate scientists or researchers describing their own research. Click here to see an example in the video of the renowned climate scientist Kevin Anderson presenting the climate emergency at Oxford.
3. in the body of many of our web pages, in the links on those pages, or in the end notes or technical notes found at the end of many pages.
We provide our climate and global heating educational information for individuals and organizations with the understanding that they will independently evaluate it and decide upon its usefulness and accuracy based on the best climate science and analysis currently available.
As an organization, we speak climate truth to power, and we always treat our visitors and members as adults who can process often painful facts. We candidly speak climate truth to power also because there is no time left to hide or sugar-cote the facts surrounding the runaway global heating emergency.
Our website pages offer an appropriate, proportional, and rational hope that we can still fix the climate and save humanity from the climate's worst possible extinction possibilities. We base this measured hope solely upon current climate science and advanced dialectical metasystemic analysis processes.
We are the only non-profit think tank telling the whole and unvarnished truth on how bad the runaway global warming extinction emergency will become and preparing individuals, businesses, and nations for the unavoidable, soon-arriving climate and global heating consequences.
All the runaway global heating and climate change remedial actions we recommend are provided on a self-motivated, self-organized, and self-directed, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) basis. Although we will answer climate questions and provide encouragement through our member support system, you are responsible for spreading the word and telling others about this website's climate information and tools. Responsibility for the preparations, adaptations, and global heating remedial actions necessary to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your business from what is coming remains as it should, exclusively with you.
13. How Our Research, Review, and Dialectical Meta-Systemic Analysis Processes are Unique
Volunteers should know a little bit about how we do climate and global warming analysis.
Using the principles of system theory and dialectical meta-systemic thinking applied to the climate and global warming as a complex adaptive system composed of many systems and subsystems (ocean temperature and acidification, forests, soils, atmosphere, glaciers, sea ice, and ice shelves, ocean currents and the jet stream, tundra and snowpack conditions), we review and then analyze current and past climate change research and public climate summaries for:
3. previously unrecognized positive connections or negative patterns in or between climate studies and the climate's systems and subsystems,
4. unseen interconnections or consequence connections within and between climate studies and the climate's systems and subsystems,
5. the unseen or hidden politicization, censorship, or the watering down of climate science by governmental agencies or other types of agents or lobbyists in public climate summary reports.
The problems in 1-5 above can significantly affect the validity of current and future statements or positions concerning climate consequence timetables or the frequency, severity, and scale of climate consequences. Using system theory and dialectical metasystemic thinking applied to the climate as a complex adaptive system, we also review research papers and public statements on the climate for:
1. discernable or hidden biases, and
2. undeclared financial or other conflicts of interest.
The above two problems have become more prevalent and have resulted in significantly underestimated negative climate consequences in public climate summaries and statements. Climate think tanks, individuals or groups operating as unknown fossil fuel lobbyists, and climate researchers funded by the fossil fuel-related industries have become the biggest offenders in this area.
Instead of our analyzing only one area of specialized climate studies like the oceans, glaciers, ice and snow packs, planetary temperature history, water vapor, soils, forests, or greenhouse gas factors on temperature and the atmosphere, we analyze climate research on how it holistically applies and interrelates to all different areas within and between the climate's interrelated, interconnected, and interdependent systems and subsystems.
Using the tools of dialectical metasystemic thinking, we examine climate studies, their positions, and the related interactions of the climate system and subsystems through 28 different dialectical analysis perspectives and lenses. This allows us also to see, consider and value natural or human counteractions that may occur in response to the various primary and secondary consequences of climate change and global heating.
After that extensive analysis, we make climate consequence severity and time frame predictions and remedial recommendations for the correct global fossil fuel reduction amounts to minimize human loss and suffering. Our final analysis, forecasts, and recommendations always include all needed adjustments to compensate for any problems, errors, omissions, underestimation, or politicization which we discover in current climate research or summaries. Click here to see the many errors, underestimation, and politicization we found in a major recognized source of global climate research and recommendations.
Unlike many other climate change think tanks, we do provide prioritized, critical-path, and deadline-driven solutions to the climate change emergency. These solutions are based upon accurate global fossil fuel reduction targets and avoiding the most dangerous climate tipping points and climate feedbacks deadlines that we currently face.
Job One for Humanity is currently helping expose the current intense politicization of climate science. This intense politicization of science by the media, governments, and even the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) acts to critically underestimate our actual and current climate consequences, timeframes, remedies, and condition.
Unexpectedly, our independent climate change analysis has turned us into reluctant whistleblowers exposing how popular and politicized climate data has been distorted to serve the hidden interests of those who gain financially (or in other ways) from the ongoing global use of fossil fuels and hiding the real danger the public faces from the runaway global heating extinction emergency.
Please note that our education materials, because of their serious and adult nature, are not meant for adolescents under 16!
14. About the Mission and Goals of Job One for Humanity
Our overall mission strategy is always based on the principle of focusing on working wholeheartedly toward the best possible climate outcomes while also simultaneously being aware of and preparing for the worst possible climate outcomes.
In March of 2022, Job One For Humanity once again reviewed the climate science and updated its position on climate change and the runaway global heating emergency. It concluded that:
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.
This first mass extinction-level event of about half of humanity by mid-century will result primarily from mass starvation due to climate change-related crop failures, low crop yields, and soaring food prices. It will also be caused by growing resource shortages and increasing regional and national conflicts as tens of millions of starving climate refugees seek to find new homes.
If humanity does not get close to making the required and radical 2025 global fossil fuel use reductions (as described in detail on this global targets page,) humanity will also face an even worse second extinction-level of near-total extinction beginning as soon as 2070. (Click here to discover why total human extinction is not realistic or probable, and the worst humanity could possibly experience is near-total extinction (about 50 to 90+% of humanity going extinct.)
Accordingly, we have had to update our prior mission and goals because of the preceding and the increasingly severe global climate change and global heating consequences. Because the likelihood of coming close to the 2025 global targets for fossil fuel reduction is currently so low, part of our mission upgrade was to create a new Plan B for the runaway global heating extinction emergency.
With our new Plan B, while we are still working diligently on preventing near-total extinction, we have shifted a significant amount of our mission focus to also helping individuals, families, and businesses to become aware that they now need to start preparing themselves physically, emotionally, and psychologically for what can no longer be avoided; the extinction of about half of humanity by mid-century.
We are actively helping them adapt and build climate resilience (and other kinds of resilience) both in their homes and businesses and in essential local, regional, and national systems. Our new Plan B reflects our upgraded mission and focuses on maximizing all the possible human, biological and ecological good within our extremely difficult and painful current climate position by:
This getting prepared step also means that it is time to educate and 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 start preparing humanity for the unimaginable and unavoidable, soon-arriving suffering.
while simultaneously working to prevent the worst consequences by,
B. pressing our governments hard and continuously to enforce radically cutting global fossil fuel use to get close to the 2025 global targets to slow down runaway global heating sufficiently so that we can avoid near-total human and biological extinction and more of humanity can live a little longer and more securely. (We can no longer save half of humanity, but we still have a chance to save much of the rest of humanity.)
C. pressing our governments for the creation of effective global climate governance that has the power to make effective global climate law with the ability to verify, enforce, and punish violators. Without effective global climate governance, we will never be able to at least:
1. slow down the current climate-driven extinction and collapse,
2. manage the coming and now unavoidable climate-driven population collapse and sudden global decline, and
3. wisely and equitably create and manage the post-global heating collapse recovery processes.
But first and foremost, we must quickly force our governments to create effective global climate governance that has the power to make effective global climate law AND the ability to verify, enforce, and punish violators! Without this empowered global governance mechanism, we can not adequately reduce the climate risks and threats to minimize the effects of near-total extinction.
Runaway global heating is a global emergency that only can be fixed globally. If we do not get this global climate governance working soon, humanity will suffer far more than ever needed and worse than can be imagined.
1. help younger individuals and families migrate from high-risk global heating areas to safer areas before it is too late to make these moves, (We forward the position that younger generations (X.Y Z, and A) who did not create or ignore the runaway global heating extinction nightmare have a far greater right to occupy the remaining global heating safest lands and to survive longer.)
2. support building many urban and rural new ecologically sustainable communities worldwide for our younger generations that:
a. might also allow at least some small part of our younger generations to survive where they are currently living, through the coming climate-change-propelled global collapse, extinction, and possible rebirth process and cycle,
b. might learn from and apply the many hard lessons of runaway global heating and the other ecological, economic, and political consequences which will happen to us because of the ultimate consequences of our current overconsuming, highly unsustainable, and inequitable lives.
If there are survivors in these eco-communities, they and their eco-communities would serve as "beacons of light," modeling the critical new ideas, new values, and new behaviors for an eventual Great Global Rebirth. To see what these new ideas, new values, and new behaviors might look like, click here and look at Benefit 1.
(Please be aware that the continuous pain and suffering any survivors will go through is so immense and unimaginable that many survivors will wish they had died in the Great Global Collapse. For most, survival will be closer to a subsistence existence. Because surviving runaway global heating will be a living hell, we must lessen that hell for survivors by getting as close to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets as is possible.)
3. help our governments develop crisis plans for managing the sudden and massive loss of life and unfolding social and economic chaos from now until mid-century from the unavoidable runaway global heating consequences.
Because of our 60 years of inaction and ineffective action on the global heating emergency, the informative creative destruction that will occur as half the human population unavoidably goes extinct is unconscionable and the greatest horror in human history. Yet, it is also an equally powerful opportunity to create a better world and even a great global rebirth. (To learn more about the many benefits, improvements, and new societal values that could emerge for humanity from this unsought-after evolutionary challenge and opportunity, click here.)
Our role at Job One as a climate think tank is to provide un-politicized and accurate climate information. The role of our volunteers is to share the climate information they discover and, where appropriate, become climate activists. Without the hundreds of Job One volunteers taking up their future-critical roles in co-creating an honest climate solution, there is little hope we can avoid extinction-level climate catastrophes.
Please persist on your chosen projects as a Job One volunteer. Directly or indirectly, all of our educational projects aim to get our government to enforce the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. This is because if we do not get our governments to enforce and get close to the required 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, we will be unable to save most of the other half of humanity, which at this time, we can still save.
It is now up to you to get the Job One for Humanity climate change and runaway global heating analysis and remedial actions to all of your open-minded friends, neighbors, associates, and the world.
If you do not actively educate others, they will keep believing the grossly underestimated climate summary reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change spread by the media worldwide. Then, falsely thinking they are safe and there is little real urgency because of the media climate underestimation, they will do little to nothing to help fix our accelerating global heating emergency.
Consequently, we will ALL suffer needlessly, and far too many of us will perish.
We truly do need every volunteer actively working on this!
Please do not wait to start educating and, where appropriate, protesting.
We are almost out of time.
And finally, thanks for joining our volunteer team! Our volunteers care enough, know enough, and are brave enough to act because if they don't, who will, and too much is at stake not to act?
"By helping to educate about runaway global warming and our practical plan to fix it, you are doing something noble and beautiful. You are not only acting to save yourself and your loved ones, you also are helping to reduce suffering and save the lives of billions of others."
You are also becoming a true global heating hero or heroine and a runaway global heating educator or activist." Lawrence Wollersheim
The Job One Volunteer Support Team
Volunteer Education Verification Links
1. If you want to know why we have only until 2025 to make the life-critical global fossil fuel reductions:
b. Learn more about the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets here.
c. Discover the detailed primary and secondary global warming-related consequences that will lead to the extinction of humanity and global collapse here.
2. The Job One for Humanity organization has adapted to the new reality that disruption is now necessary because:
b. We most likely can not avoid the extinction of much of humanity by mid-century (because of our previous decades of delays in acting to resolve this emergency.)
c. We still have a reasonable chance of preventing the near-total extinction of humanity due to accelerating global warming and the other 11 global crises we face if we act now!
d. Please see this article for some of the ways we are respectfully disrupting.
Other Helpful Volunteer Information
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