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  • signed Level 1 - Step 6 - I pledge to resolve global warming 2016-11-28 12:16:41 -0800
    you are doing a great job, but I don’t get it why you are not talking about the meat industry -which is much more dangerous and pullotious than the carbon industry. The meat ( cow) industry responsible to more than 50% of the carbon and methane releasing back to atmosphere, they responsible to deforestation all over the world!

    the carbon industry responsible only for13% of the damage

    please put this information in the web and add "stop buying industrial meat " in the pledge. if the world stop abusing the animal for meat, skin, bones ect we would be in a diffrent place today.

    Level One - Step Six: Make wise commitments to help resolve global warming

    If you understand the urgency of resolving the global warming emergency and the logic of the Job One Plan goals to prevent us from crossing any of the global warming tipping points, you are ready to make an important decision to take this pledge for your life and our future.

    That simple decision and commitment is: 

    • I will become an active part of the global warming solution. I will work effectively with others to slow and lessen warming and stay the course until we eventually resolve it.

    • I will do my part to educate my friends and others about the global warming emergency and its solution.

    This proactive decision and commitment should not be entered into lightly but considered in a careful and thorough manner. Please take a moment to reflect upon this important decision and pledge.

    Studies show 87% of humanity feels disconnected from their true calling and meaningful and purposeful work. If we want a future, Job One may be the most meaningful individual and collective work you can be involved in in this century.

    If you make this commitment, decision and pledge, It will change your life for the better. It will also release powers, potentials, and opportunities that simply would not have appeared to you had you not made that decision and committed to put it into action.

    “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”  --- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    If you have not already read the detailed science about the urgency for why we need to immediately declare a global warming State of Emergency, please go to the: Global Warming State of Emergency Summary.

    Please read and sign this pledge now.

    I Pledge to Resolve Global Warming

    I understand the urgency of resolving the escalating global warming emergency. I am ready to make important commitments to do what I can to be an active part of the global warming solution.

    • I will work to promote a transition globally to 100% renewable green energy by 2030

    • I will do my part to educate my friends and others about the global warming emergency and its solution.

    • I will use the the Job One for Humanity Plan to guide me into the most meaningful individual and collective work I can do to lessen the global warming crisis.

    • I will work with others to slow and lessen global warming and stay the course until we eventually resolve it.

    • Once the current  global warming emergency has been eliminated, I will be a part of a global warming temperature maintenance program to get atmospheric toxic carbon pollution in parts per million (ppm) back down to the safe, long-term temperature and climate stability maintenance level of atmospheric carbon 325 to 350 ppm.

    I understand that by making these commitments, it will likely change my life for the better. It may release powers, potentials, and opportunities that simply would not have appeared had I not made this decision and commitment.

    I now choose to commit myself to this worthy adventure and work to be an active part of the global warming solution.

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  • signed Level 1 - Step 2 State of Emergency 2016-11-25 22:12:24 -0800

    Level One - Step Two: Call it what it is. We are in a planet-wide global warming State of Emergency.

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    Because of the endless bad news that you are hearing in the media on escalating global warming and its consequent climate destabilization, it should not come as a complete shock that we are currently in an undeclared global state of climate emergency. It is now vital to have the world publicly declare that we are in such an emergency. 

    If you are uncertain in any way about either why it is critical to declare this emergency, or why all the urgency for this public declaration, click here. This document provides all the science and other reasons why this needs to happen now...

    There are important reasons for a public declaration of a global warming state of emergency. Having this become a formal national and international declaration puts those in power on notice that they are responsible to begin allocating resources for resolving escalating global warming. It also puts those in power on notice that they are fully responsible for making and enforcing necessary new global warming reduction laws on a priority basis.

    The following is Job One’s declaration of a global warming state of emergency. We ask you to read it, sign it, and then forward to everyone you know, particularly other nonprofit organizations concerned about the climate.

    Sign the Petition to Declare a Formal Global Warming State of Emergency

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    We, the citizens of our nation and of our Earth, are endowed with certain rights, powers, and obligations, which demand we act both individually and collectively to protect and preserve the ongoing evolution of life on Earth, including our future generations.

    Based upon a preponderance of scientific evidence we recognize our global climate is rapidly warming and becoming increasingly unstable due to human-caused carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels. If we do not change course before global warming tipping points are crossed, this destabilization of our climate  will continue to cause ever-increasing suffering and potentially irreversible devastation for both current and future generations. If left unresolved, it could cause the extinction, or near extinction, of the human species.

    We further recognize that rapidly escalating global warming and its consequent climate destabilization is the greatest currently active threat to the security of all nations, comparable in scope of impact to global nuclear war. Escalating average global temperature rises will lead to destabilization affecting first millions, then billions of people forced to deal with ongoing climate catastrophes, food and other resource depletion, and mass migrations.

    Nearly all of the major problems our world faces today worsen and multiply due to escalating global warming. All of the ecological, economic and political problems listed below will cross-intensify and therefore worsen as average global temperatures rises.

    • Food and resource depletion
    • Severe droughts, floods, and wildfires
    • Rising sea levels
    • Water pollution and water table loss
    • Desertification and deforestation
    • Ocean fish stock depletions
    • Growing economic inequity, poverty, and instability
    • Political instability and injustice
    • War and regional conflicts
    • Increasing potential of pandemics and other health crises

    Despite 30 years of education, study, and discussion about the possible irreversible effects of human-caused carbon and methane pollution of our atmosphere, global warming temperatures have escalated to levels that may have already passed or be close to passing global warming tipping points with impacts that are irreversible. We must immediately reverse the continued rise of average global temperature by decreasing human-caused production of greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels.

    Failure to resolve global warming for ourselves and future generations is simply not a survivable option.

    As global citizens of every nation on Earth, we ask you, our national leaders, to initiate the necessary steps to formally declare a national and international global warming State of Emergency, calling for the immediate allocation of the needed research, resources, personnel, and interventions to quickly resolve this State of Emergency and sustainably protect, preserve, and advance the continued evolution of humanity and life on Earth.  

    By signing this petition now, I pledge to act together with others as one human family to acknowledge and resolve the escalating global warming-caused climate destabilization crisis.

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  • signed Why Stop Saying "Climate Change" Pledge 2016-11-25 21:44:26 -0800

    Pledge to Stop Saying "Climate Change" for These Critical Reasons and Start Using These More Accurate Terms.

    Last Updated 10.27.23

    Introduction

    Words have power. Words can be used to frame a discussion fairly or unfairly to limit and control how the members of that discussion can think about the presented concepts and issues. This framing can be done completely without the members knowing that their thinking (or options) to understand (or resolve) some issue has been invisibly limited and controlled. On political and social levels, the unfair or inaccurate reframing of words is called propaganda.

    There are four reasons why we must stop using the term "climate change" wherever possible and immediately use only climate change extinction emergency, the climate change holocaust, or the runaway global heating emergency,

    Reason 1: The term “climate change” was heavily promoted by Republican strategist Frank Luntz, who suggested using it in government publications and discussions because it’s less “frightening” than saying “global warming.” This was then picked up by the fossil fuel lobbyists. 

    The well-funded fossil fuel industry and its lobbyists have successfully re-framed our real runaway global heating extinction emergency into the widespread use of the vague and non-threatening concept and term called climate change. Unfortunately, this clever re-framing of our current extinction-triggering global heating as climate change has dramatically hindered the public's ability to think accurately about the absolute urgency and severity of the runaway global heating extinction threat.

     

     

     

    Well-funded fossil fuel lobbyists have invisibly and successfully re-framed the global heating emergency by getting governments, worldwide media, and even many unwitting environmental groups to use the innocuous, vague, and relatively calming "climate change" term. This climate change propaganda is designed to redefine (or confuse) the ordinary meaning of words and their concepts to control a target's ability to think about those concepts or, even hold specific "undesirable" concepts in their minds, which the source of propaganda does not want to be considered.

    This term re-framing technique is how the 28 trillion dollar-a-year fossil fuel industry and its lobbyists have successfully redefined the truth and power of what we are facing, namely, the runaway global heating extinction emergency. As a result, the fossil fuel industry has redirected the mass public's attention away from the urgency of the real threat to something that the average citizen does not see as a threat or problem, the mushy climate change idea and term.

    This sleight-of-hand terminology swap has turned a scary and honest global heating truth that needs to be dealt with on an urgent and emergency basis into the nebulous and benign concept in the average citizen's mind. In the average citizen's mind, this looks like the ideas that, "the climate (the weather) is always changing. It is changing exactly how it has customarily and always behaved during my lifetime."

    Because of this intentional misdirection and climate condition terminology reframing, people falsely feel safe. They then believe that nothing much needs to be done (or is done) to deal with the "ever-changing natural and seasonal processes of the climate." Unfortunately, nothing could be farther from the truth!

    Reason 2: We need to use terms that most reflect the actual reality of our current climate condition. Unfortunately, the term climate change does not do that or even come close.

    On the other hand, if we use terms like the climate change extinction emergency, the climate change holocaust, or the runaway global heating emergency, we will implant an accurate description of our current climate crisis into the minds of the public far more effectively. We will defeat the fossil fuel lobbyist strategy using the ancient principles of Aikido, the Japanese martial art of using the very direction, strength, and attack movement of the attacker as the best tool to defeat the attack itself.

    Using terms like the runaway global heating extinction emergency far more accurately reflects the reality of our current climate condition. We truly are in runaway global heating because we have already crossed critical amplifying climate feedback loops and climate tipping points, creating the beginning stages of runaway global heating. According to James Hansen, the respected NASA climate scientist, we entered runaway global heating when we passed the atmospheric carbon level (CO2) of about carbon 386 parts per million (ppm) level around 2015. (As of March of 2022, we are now at Carbon 421 ppm.)

    Runaway global warming is very serious. 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 runaway global heating consequences and how they will keep increasing faster and faster.

    You can see our runaway global warming in the atmospheric carbon CO2 graph below. As atmospheric carbon rises faster and faster (the steepening dotted line), so is global heating.

     


     

    Reason 3: We are genuinely in an extinction emergency and a fight for the very survival of humanity. Reframing the runaway global heating extinction emergency into climate change was not the only clever propaganda manipulation by the fossil fuel lobbyists. 

    These fossil fuel lobbyists also have the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations (as well as worldwide media and our governments) telling us that climate change is only a vague and nebulous "existential threat" at some yet unknown or unspoken date in our future.

     

     

    Here is the problem with telling people there is an existential threat sometime off in an unknown future:

    1. The average human IQ is 100.

    2. The majority of the human population has little to no idea what the word existential means. Does it relate to the existential philosophy of Soren Kierkegaard?

    3. Even if they look existential up, they get the definition of "relating to existence." That sure could mean a lot of vague things and not be experienced as anything close to what we are now facing, which is a rapidly accelerating global heating extinction threat to our soon-arriving future. (Extinction by mid-century for about half of humanity and around 2050- 2080 for most of the rest of humanity.)

    I think you can see why we have to stop feeding vagueness and using an "existential" threat. This is not a vague or low-probability threat. (Links at the end of this document will give you a deeper understanding of how runaway global heating has become an extinction emergency.

    We have to get the IPCC, our media, and our governments to start using the correct terms for our current climate condition, which average people can understand and that will motivate them into action. Imagine what could change if billion of citizens realized that their extinction from runaway global heating is just a few decades away or sooner.

    It is now time to do something about this hidden theft of our collective ability to think correctly about the runaway global heating extinction emergency and its imminent threat to all life! It is time to use more accurate climate terms and change how the world thinks about what is going on with runaway global heating.

    Reason 4: There is no current and credible scientific doubt consensus that we are currently experiencing global heating caused by humans burning fossil fuels. (See the global heating explanation link at the end of this page.)

    Please Take the "I Will Stop Using the Term Climate Change Whenever I Can" Pledge

    • I hereby pledge to stop using climate change in my daily conversations. Instead, I will use the terms climate change extinction emergency, the climate change holocaust,
      global heating, the runaway global heating extinction emergency, the global warming emergency, or out of control global heating to describe the current accelerating increase in the Earth's average global temperature and the ongoing and escalating destruction to our lives and the environment caused by global heating primarily due to our burning of fossil fuels.
    • I pledge that I will contest the fossil fuel industry lobbyists and climate deniers, mis-framing and falsely defining the real dangers of the runaway global heating extinction emergency by calling it climate change! 
    • I pledge that I will help forward this pledge to other individuals and environmental groups I know about.

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    (Please note: Our organization does still occasionally use the term climate change on our website, but only to guide people to our website on the Internet using the still dominant climate change search term. We also use global heating-related terms when mentioning climate change on our website. 

    To learn more about why runaway global heating is a true extinction emergency, see this link.

    To learn more about the leading global heating extinction-accelerating tipping points and why we have only until 2025-2031 to prevent our near-total extinction, see this link.

    To see credible science on the existence of global heating, see this link.

    Please also, forward this article and pledge to anyone you know in the environmental and climate education groups.

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    • I hereby pledge to stop using climate change in my daily conversations. Instead, I will use the terms global heating, the runaway global heating extinction emergency, the global warming emergency, escalating global warmingout of control global heating, or catastrophic climate destabilization to describe the current accelerating increase in the Earth's average global temperature and the ongoing and escalating destruction to our lives and the environment caused by global heating primarily due to our burning of fossil fuels.
    • I pledge that I will contest the fossil fuel industry lobbyists and climate deniers mis-framing and falsely defining the real dangers of the runaway global heating extinction emergency by calling it climate change! 
    • I pledge that I will help forward this pledge to others particularly, other environmental groups I know about.
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