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  • Happy Earth Day 2020, A Surprise Message

    We have a surprise Earth Day message for you in this monthly newsletter. This may be one of our very best newsletters in the last 12 years. 

    We have included the best April blog articles dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and the global warming emergency and, we have a new section called guest editorial. 

    Our Surprise Earth Day Message

    Could Nature be warning us through the COVID-19 global pandemic and the ever-escalating global warming emergency to "repent" our over-consuming, over-polluting, and unsustainable lifestyles and livelihoods before we experience a Great Collapse?

    In the first line of this posting, we say that the COVID-19 global pandemic and the ever-escalating global warming emergency are "telling" us to "repent" our over-consuming, over-polluting, and unsustainable lifestyles and livelihoods. Repent is a word that you do not often hear on websites focused on science, but that is where we are on this Earth Day 2020. Repent means to feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one's wrongdoing or sin. The good news here is that genuine remorse usually propels life turnarounds and real improvement. 

    Is repenting appropriate?

    Even people who love the environment are still doing much they know that hurts the environment. When you then include all of the individuals living lifestyles and livelihoods with no care or concern for the harm they are doing to the environment, you can see how it could be wise to start this Earth Day with humble repentance for our collective and individual ongoing wrongdoings against the Earth and her biological systems.

    The big problem appears to be that we are not listening very well to the increasing loud consequence feedback (COVID-19, escalating global warming, etc.,) that Mother Earth is giving us about our polluting and over-consuming behaviors. Once we fully allow ourselves to sincerely feel and express remorse for what we are still doing to the Earth (and what we are not doing for the Earth,) we should be more inspired to do more to protect the Earth (and ourselves,) from the Great Collapse that is likely coming. 

    Many of you probably expected us to tell you about all of the positive progress we are making during the COVID-19 pandemic and with the global warming emergency. You most likely also did not expect us to ask you to repent, but there are several good reasons for this:

    1.) We caused the COVID Pandemic. Yes, you read that right. (Click here to read the new COVID-19 article that explains this. Then click here for a second article that takes you into the biggest COVID-19 picture.) 

    2.) We are not making the needed progress on the escalating global warming emergency and many of our other major global challenges.

    Because of our critical failures to act as needed to protect our beautiful Earth, remorse for our inaction or failures is now an essential and appropriate step critical to clearing out and moving beyond our past failures so we may make a new and better path to the future. 

    For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic is also a cathartic time, and we are re-evaluating our lives, even using the pandemic shelter-in-place order for a personal retreat. If we utilize the appropriate and needed remorse at this crucial time, our COVID-19 pandemic "retreats" will be more fruitful. 

    Take the time to deeply feel and express your remorse (to both your self and your friends,) for what we are still doing to destroy Mother NatureHopefully, this new level of heartfelt remorse will then propel you to new levels of positive, sustainable actions and help you expand your proactive engagement in doing your part to help lessen the global warming extinction emergency. 

    Several last thoughts before this month's guest editorial and our best new articles for April

    If you don't like the suffering you are going through with COViD-19, you will absolutely hate what is coming with the escalating global warming emergency. While we can do little about COVID-19 until a vaccine is found, there is still time to do a lot about our global warming emergency. We can take action before it too blows up in our faces and brings us far more suffering than COVID-19 ever will. We can do two things at once. We can deal with COVID-19 while we also radically reduce our individual and collective fossil fuel use to hit the life-critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.

    This Earth Day do not forget to sign the global warming emergency petition to our government leaders if you have not done so already!

    And finally, please do not forget to help support our non-profit mission us with your tax-deductible donations during this difficult time! There are also donation links for this at the bottom of the page.

    Guest Editorial 

    by Jean Arnold, Director at the Association for the Tree of Life

    ONE HOT HEALTH MESS: CRISIS OR CRISES? 

    We Are Really in It Now

    An overarching, all-consuming crisis has gripped us…..we are now in a global emergency, with a shared threat to all of humanity. Millions, if not billions of people would be threatened if the crisis were to unfold unimpeded. It is not an exaggeration to say that we are all threatened.

    The crisis reminds us that we ultimately live subject to the laws of nature – moreover, it does not care about political parties or national borders. 

    Scientists have warned us for decades that this crisis was coming – it was not a matter of if, but when. Denial, delayed responses, and lack of preparation have allowed the crisis to explode – despite all the warnings. Now we are really in it. Graphs depicting the calamity are deeply unnerving, with hockey-stick-like upward trajectories.

    This is an invisible threat, difficult to grasp; it is not directly perceivable with our senses. Therefore, it is difficult to rally people, and our leaders tend to deny and delay action. Our culture of distraction and immediate gratification is averse to feeling and facing deep-seated, threatening fears. Yet fear is a necessary motivator: we must embrace fear and act on it, not avoid it. 

    Time to REALLY Respond Like We Are in an Emergency 

    Time is of the essence: the only sane response is dramatic action to stave off complete catastrophe. Both individual and collective action are needed, and we must mobilize all levels of society.

    A centralized federal mobilization, with coordination and planning, is the essential core response – coupled with action at all other levels of government and society. Yet sadly, here in the US this is anathema to our anti-government, individualistic approach. This current administration is asleep at the wheel, even undermining state and local efforts – resulting in compromised, piecemeal responses.

    This is making the situation much worse.

    Unfortunately, there is a delay in seeing positive effects of actions taken. Therefore: (1) we are always behind where we think we are; (2) actions taken seem too soon; and (3) the needed measures go far beyond what is considered "politically possible". Delay has allowed the crisis to proliferate beyond control – the horses are out of the barn, galloping wildly.

    The crisis calls upon us all to live more simply. Drastic constraints on human activity are needed. Yet our self-entitled culture perceives this as a loss of “freedom”, resulting in angry pushback and denial. Now more than ever, cooperation is desperately needed, but is sadly lacking for many.

    The Shattering of Normal

    Our system's vulnerabilities and brutal shortcomings are now exposed. Meaningful action requires enormous economic sacrifice, displacing and devastating the lives of tens of millions of people in the US alone. A just transition is needed, requiring the retraining and support for millions of displaced workers. The working class and poor are more vulnerable and exposed, further adding to the miserable inequities already burdening large swaths of society.

    The crisis is shattering “normal” business as usual – pointing to the need for complete system transformation.  Shattered means broken, beyond repair.  There will be no “normal” to return to.  Effective responses needed to adequately meet the threat will cause global depression. Entire economic sectors are now in question – especially the fossil fuel and travel industries – calling into question their future viability.

    What Is This Crisis?

    Well, what threat are we talking about here? If you think this describes the COVID-19 crisis, you would be right. If you think this is about the global warming extinction crisis, you would be right, too. The parallels are quite amazing.

    Of course, there are some differences. To contain the spread of coronavirus, physical distancing is required – urban density and mass transit make it worse. Not true for climate. The pandemic has gripped us with breathtaking speed, while the climate crisis has crept quietly toward us over decades. The scope and scale of the climate threat vastly overshadows the COVID threat. As enormous as this pandemic is, it is a mere opening chapter or dry run for what is coming with the looming climate catastrophe. 

    Opportunity to Remake Everything

    We are now fifty years on from the first Earth Day. The planet now carries over double the humans in 2020 than in 1970. Our increased impacts have only further devastated our Mother Earth and all her wild creatures. Measures enacted after the First Earth Day have been undermined by the Trump Administration. Nations have taken little climate action, wasting decades of precious time. This Earth Day provides us with little to celebrate. 

    However, crises of this magnitude tend to turn systems upside-down and inside-out – providing an opportunity to usher in a new order. The Emperor is now exposed as stark naked. As eco-footprint originator Bill Rees says, “The Earth and the Covid-19 Pandemic Is Telling Us We Must Rethink Our Growth Society.”

    The pandemic has shown us that leaders in politics and business can act quickly and extensively, taking into account scientific knowledge. To fight coronavirus, majorities of peoples and Nations have been engaged and motivated to sacrifice for the sake of the whole. Most people understand we have to work together to beat COVID. Is it too much to imagine that we cannot work together to address global warming, and her morbid sisters such as soil depletion, plastic pandemonium, and ecosystem collapse? 

    Here are our best new Articles for April:

    How Pandemics Like Coronavirus (Covid19) Are Caused or Exacerbated by the Hidden Global Warming Emergency

    You be the judge on why our governments are not talking to us seriously enough about how global warming is creating pandemics?

    Read moreADD YOUR REACTION SHARE


    The COVID-19 pandemic is a good example of what our escalating global warming future will be like

    COVID-19 is giving the world a sobering preview of the pandemics global warming will cause as it exposes us to new, old, and even prehistoric diseases that will be far worse.

    Read moreADD YOUR REACTION SHARE


    Global Emissions — When the Best is Not Good Enough for Our Children 

    An “Ambition Alliance” — that’s what 120 nations announced at the December 2019 UN COP25, repeating their intention to “upscale” their emissions action by 2020. It hasn’t happened.

    Read moreADD YOUR REACTION SHARE


    Covid-19: A Tale of Two Countries (China vs. the US)

    Most people by now will have heard that the Covid-19 pandemic is a frightening global emergency demanding immediate drastic government action and public behaviour changes, even though the measures are collapsing the world economy — and that’s because the growth of the virus infections is exponential. (See, for example, from Forbes on 17 March 2020: “Why 'Exponential Growth' Is So Scary For The COVID-19 Coronavirus.”)

    Read moreADD YOUR REACTION SHARE


    The Earth and the Covid-19 Pandemic Are Telling Us We Must Rethink Our Growth Society

    The COVID-19 global pandemic previews an even larger and soon following social and economic disaster.

    Read moreADD YOUR REACTION SHARE


    Global Warming is Hitting 1.5°C Already — and Accelerating … Please, Just Say No to Fossil Fuels, for Our Children's Future 

    Lost in the Covid-19 pandemic news coverage is the current rapidly deteriorating state of the climate, which is more of an emergency than ever. This global threat to our survival is more real than ever. It will not go away by itself, we cannot make it go away, and our leaders, particularly the US Republican Trump government, are denying the threat. They are pouring more gasoline on the global warming fire.  

    Read moreADD YOUR REACTION SHARE


    A Megadrought Has Started in the United States That Will Have Disastrous Global Consequences

    Why didn’t every American newspaper report this news? It should have made the front-page headlines. This is an enormous American and global — now unavoidable — climate catastrophe in the making.

    In April 2020, the journal Science published “Large contribution from anthropogenic warming to an emerging North American megadrought” (by A. Park Williams and colleagues). 

    As usual for momentously bad research news on climate disruption, although it was reported, it would not have seen by the average reader as it did not feature under general science news.

    Read moreADD YOUR REACTION SHARE


    What will it REALLY take for our go

    COP 26 Postponed — What Do We Do Now?

    It was announced on April 1st, but it is no April’s Fools joke. There will be no UN COP26 in 2020. Nor is the Covid-19 virus playing tricks on the world. It was inevitable. Due to the virus pandemic, the United Nations 26th Conference of the Parties to the climate change convention has been postponed to next year.

    Read moreADD YOUR REACTIONSHARE


    Windfall pandemic profits for a few corporations and massive suffering, sacrifice and financial ruin for the many. Is it fair?

    Something has to be done fast, so that as one national community, we are ALL sharing the pain and sacrifice of this Covid19 global pandemic fairly.

    Read moreADD YOUR REACTION SHARE

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    What will it take for governments to fix the global warming extinction emergency which is unfolding over the following decades?

    At this very late stage of needed fossil fuel reductions, only government-enforced actions to reduce global fossil fuel use to the required 2025 global target levels can save us from a soon-arriving global warming-caused extinction nightmare. 

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  • The Global Warming Genius Challenge

    The brightest minds at Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and the world's intelligence agencies and universities are being called out to try to solve the world's most critical emergency (after coronavirus and immediate thermonuclear war.)

    If you know someone who implies or tell you how smart they are, be sure to send them this challenge as well.

    What is the Global Warming Super-Genius Challenge?

    This is the official crowdsourcing of the global warming extinction emergency to the smartest people on the planet. This crowdsourcing is necessary due to the fact that our governments have completely failed over the last 35 years to get this escalating global catastrophe under control.

    What you must solve

    1. You or your team must find a solution to the current global warming extinction emergency.

    2. Your plan must be able to be successfully executed before 2025 to reach these critical global fossil fuel reduction targets.

    Here are some of the challenge parameters, tips, and clues to help get you started

    Here is this global fossil fuel reduction challenge defined. Our governments have politicized and watered-down the real global warming facts so much that your first step will be to cut through the fossil fuel industry interest spin to what we really need to do at this late stage of the emergency.

    Here are the current key obstacles your genius team and plan must overcome. You will discover why this is a  true challenge even for the best and brightest minds in society today.

    To prime you as to possible solution directions here is an incomplete, but useful attempt to solve the many obstacles, dilemmas, and puzzles that this challenge presents. 

    What will you win if you succeed

    Current and future generations will internationally recognize you and your team as true super-geniuses (IQs from 190-230) and the brain trust that saved humanity. You and your team will be famous beyond belief.

    Wealthy individuals and corporations will honor you with power and status and shower you with fortunes because you saved the future of their businesses. 

    Beautiful men and women will want to be your partner and raise your children. 

    What you get if you fail 

    Click here for a glimpse into that result.

    Well...

    What are you waiting for? Get your team together and show the world that you actually are the best and brightest by solving the biggest ongoing disruptor of the 21st century!

    Or, at least forward this genius challenge to the people you know who keep telling you how smart they are. Challenge them to see if they can solve this near-ultimate intelligence test, challenge, and puzzle!

  • Covid-19 and Changing the Climate: “Climate Change Brings the Specter of New Infectious Diseases”

    [Image: GreenTech Media] 

    Quite by chance, the scientific Journal of Clinical Investigation on 6 January 2020 published an update on the concern that global surface heating could see the emergence of new infectious diseases, as well as an increase in the prevalence of long known killer diseases. The title of the paper was “Climate change brings the specter of new infectious diseases.”

    SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus or Covid-19) is a new infectious disease that has become a global pandemic.

    This adds to the overwhelming evidence and the recommendations of climate scientists that we must put global greenhouse gas—especially carbon—emissions into decline on an immediate basis. One irony of the pandemic is that while governments and corporations only plan to keep emissions increasing, the new virus will most likely put them into decline this year. However, when the pandemic is over, those world powers will boost the fossil-fueled economy and global emissions more than ever. It’s an insanely evil plan for unprecedented suffering of humanity—and global suicide.

    Here is a description of having Covid-19 from a healthy adult living a healthy lifestyle in a healthy, clean-air environment region of British Columbia, Canada:

    “I began feeling 'unwell' late one night this month. I just felt off, no identifiable symptoms, just an over-all feeling of unwellness and tired. Next morning, I started the cough and sore throat, some sneezing but not much, not much of a runny nose, either, but cold-like symptoms, for sure. I just wanted to sleep, and I did, all day. Next day, I woke up with a headache and severe sore throat and coughing, like I have never coughed before!!! It was difficult to keep liquids down because I would cough so much, I'd puke everything up and that hurt the throat and stomach muscle really bad.

    “The next day, I was coughing almost non-stop and barely able to catch a breath. I had a low-grade fever that came and went. Oh my god, my lungs and surrounding ribs hurt so much, I have never ever had such pain! The pain was horrible; even Tylenol 3 did nothing to diminish the pain. It also became almost impossible to sleep, and if I managed 10 minutes here and there, it was sitting up; there was no way you could lie down, or at least I couldn’t because it felt like my lungs were filling up with liquid whenever I did lie horizontally. My husband wanted to take me to the hospital but I was just too weak and sick. I just wanted to try and sleep... sleep and cough, more like cough and pain.

    “But later when my lungs felt white hot and breathing was more difficult, we followed protocol and had an ambulance take me to the hospital. I needed help so bad! At the hospital, I was tested and given oxygen and allowed home with a prescription and instructions. At this stage, I have never been so sick and so sore all over in all my life!! And I still can't sleep more that 10 minutes at a time. Seven days on, I feel as though I can now see a light at the end of this horrible, horrible sickness. I can breathe a lot better, my coughing has lessened, and I am actually out of bed and walking around my room. I'm still in quarantine, of course.”

    As the Journal of Clinical Investigation reports, SARS-CoV-2 is a new infection that started in the city of Wuhan, China with dangerous cases of “acute severe respiratory syndrome.”

    The group of viruses called coronaviruses was first identified in the 1960s and reported by health authorities to be common in humans and responsible for a small percentage of common cold cases. The first known severe illness caused by a coronavirus emerged with the 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic in China. A second outbreak of severe illness began in 2012 in Saudi Arabia with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

    The accounts of people with severe respiratory distress have been explained by the research on the new respiratory virus.  Once in the body, it attacks the immunity cells that line our airways. Covid-19 is different in that it affects both the upper and lower respiratory tracts practically at once. Dying cells slough away, filling the airways with junk and carrying the virus deeper into the body, down toward the lungs. Blood vessels open up to carry more immune-bearing fluid to the invading Covid-19 virus. As the infection progresses, the lungs clog with dead cells and fluid, making breathing more difficult. The immune response may over-react, in which case even more fluid pours into the lungs.

    The virus has spread extremely fast, though the average person with the virus infects 2 to 2.5 other people, which is not unusual for a respiratory virus. Pneumonia and respiratory failure are the cause of death of the fatal cases—mostly older people, and those with pre-existing disorders.

    Returning to the specter of new infectious diseases paper, given that microbes can adapt to higher temperatures, there is concern that global warming will select for microbes with higher heat tolerance. These can defeat our defenses and bring on new infectious diseases. Under a new warmer environment, microbes will be pushed to adapt and, unlike mammals, they can do this quickly and appear as new virulent infectious diseases. In other words, after living with a stable climate for thousands of years, we humans have developed some degree of immunity to the known viruses and in modern times also developed vaccines for the most vulnerable populations. But all that is changing.

    In all respects, our ability to adapt to a new hotter climate depends on how slowly the climate changes. According to a 2013 climate research paper called “Natural systems in changing climates,” today our greenhouse gas emissions have locked in a global surface temperature increase of at least 1.5°C, and by then the planet will be heating up ten times faster than any rate in the last 65 million years (our earliest ape ancestors only appeared on Earth about ten million years ago). Our industrial civilization is now changing the climate at a rate that viruses will cope with by changing to new virus strains, to which we will be vulnerable. 

    There are some wild rumors circulating on the internet that the Journal of Clinical Investigation paper dispels. Shortly after the epidemic began, Chinese scientists sequenced the genome of SARS-CoV-2 and made the data available to researchers worldwide. Using this information, on 17 March 2020, the science journal Nature Medicine published a research paper, “The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2.” The research analysis of the genome sequence data from SARS-CoV-2 found no evidence that the virus was made in a laboratory or otherwise engineered. It occurred through natural evolutionary mutation, assumed to have jumped from an infected non-human animal to human. “By comparing the available genome sequence data for known coronavirus strains, we can firmly determine that SARS-CoV-2 originated through natural processes,” said Kristian Andersen, PhD, an associate professor of immunology and microbiology at Scripps Research and corresponding author on the paper.

    The research concluded that if the SARS-CoV-2 entered humans in its current pathogenic form from an animal source, it raises the probability of future outbreaks, as the illness-causing strain of the virus could still be circulating in the animal population and might once again jump into humans. The chances are lower of a non-pathogenic coronavirus entering the human population and then evolving properties similar to SARS-CoV-2. So far there is no scientific confirmation of a specific animal host.

    All but about one and a half percent of us will survive this new virus, but if we don’t demand that governments at the very least stop subsidizing fossil fuels and boost the clean renewable energy industry—NOT the fossil fuel industries—the human race cannot expect to survive the changed hostile climate of our own making.

    The impressive successful international response to the new virus does prove that collectively governments and citizens can unite to face a global life-threatening emergency. The healthcare community has responded brilliantly, and clinical trials on a vaccine have already begun. Now if we could get our act together on the climate disruption global threat to life, the future could still be bright.  

  • What will it REALLY take for the governments of the world to fix the global warming extinction emergency which will unfold over the following decades?

    At this very late stage of needed fossil fuel reductions, only government-enforced actions to reduce global fossil fuel use to the required 2025 target levels can save us from a global warming-caused extinction nightmare. 

    Introduction

    It does not come as a shock to most people to hear that our governments are not doing anything close to the needed actions that would save us from our current global warming emergency. Global fossil fuel use has not been reduced to anything even close to where we should be because our governments have ignored 35 years of valid and dire scientific warnings.

    Our governments have repeatedly been the leading source of:

    a. grossly underestimated global warming consequence severity estimates and timetables, and

    b. grossly underestimated global fossil fuel reduction targets.

    With the above statements in a and b above being proven accurate within the above links, the key question for humanity's future now becomes, "what will it take to get the governments of the world to finally enact the real fossil fuel reductions needed to end our global warming nightmare?" 

    If we do not answer this question correctly and soon, there will be no livable future for any of us. 

    Two realistic solution scenarios are presented in this article to answer this question. The most straightforward scenario is found in Scenario One. It is easier to do and digest because it does not have to come into being because of the increasing global warming consequence catastrophes found in Scenario Two.

    Scenario Two is hard precisely because of the unconscionable mass suffering and death that will have to be endured if we have to wait for the Scenario Two global warming solution to unfold naturally. 

    Scenario One: How to get a large portion of the national and global population protesting on the global warming extinction emergency at the same time! 

    Scenario one is not only possible but is critical due to the urgency of this emergency. 

    Scenario One has two important parts:

    Part 1. Scenario one starts with us, the world's environmental organizations, and our politicians solidly understanding that we must reduce all global fossil fuel use by 75% by 2025. Yes, you read that right, 75% is the needed number! 

    The current global fossil fuel reduction numbers that we have been given by our governments are WAY, way OFF and horribly wrong. We as individuals (as well as the world's environmental organizations,) first need to understand that we have been systemically and continually deceived by the fossil fuel industry's lobbied government authorities! 

    Our government authorities have cleverly hidden or muddled the real global fossil fuel use reduction targets by continuing to release new, different and still grossly incorrect reduction targets.

    This wrong target issue is not a small matter. If we do not meet the real 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, we are in a life and death emergency. This is because if we fail to reach these targets, we will rapidly go over four extinction-evoking global warming tipping points explained in detail along with this extinction process's critical dates here.

    You do not have to take our word that you have been systematically and continually deceived by well-financed national and international fossil fuel vested interests buying our politicians. You do not have to believe that this situation is much like the endless lies by the cigarette companies concerning the dangers of their products allowed by previous politicians for decades. You can read precisely how the "trusted" global warming authorities and our governments have "cooked" the fossil fuel global reduction numbers with shameless accounting tricks and omissions to benefit the fossil fuel industry here. 

    Once you have read the above "cooked books" link, next if you have not done so already, please read the critical details of the real 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets here. By the time you have read these two documents above, and about the four extinction-evoking global warming tipping points here, you should have no remaining reasonable doubt about:

    1. the extinction-level seriousness of the global warming emergency, 

    2. how far away we are from fixing it, and 

    3. why what you are about to read the next part of Scenario One that is absolutely necessary for our success!

    Part 2. Because of what you have just read, (especially about the four soon arriving tipping points,) you now know why it is critical to get a large portion of humanity (from about 4-10%) into the streets protesting and demanding that our politicians immediately make the required 2025 global fossil fuel reductions to save us before it is too late. These massive public protests are needed because only government-driven and government-enforced actions will be able to make the changes in time to save us! (This urgency is also in part, due to our have having ignored 35 years of neglecting valid scientific warnings squandering the time during which we could have made the required reductions more gradually and easily.)

    If we do not get large numbers of protesters into the street now, there is literally no chance we can not go over these 4 major tipping points.  If we go over these tipping points, there is no realistic way remaining to save humanity from a rapidly unfolding mass extinction event occurring over the next 30-50 years. 

    The really, really bad news here is that --- we have only six years left to prevent the coming mass extinction event by reducing global fossil use by 75 % by 2025!  (Here are the multiple actions that our governments need to enact immediately to reach the 2025 targets.)

    You are probably wondering, how can we get more individuals and the biggest environmental groups to help us get up to 10% of the world's population into the streets protesting and demanding political action at the same time. This difficult multi-step mass protest building process is explained in Note #1 at the bottom of this page. (Please do not overlook reading this critical how to note!) 

    Scenario Two: Global warming consequences need to get much worse before our politicians and governments will act. 

    Societies and nations are a lot like individuals. Most individuals will only change their lives and behaviors when the pain of going forward is less than the pain that they are currently experiencing. It is often referred to as the point where an individual reaches "rock bottom" and finally becomes willing to make the necessary and challenging life changes.

    It is highly probable that because nations and societies are like individuals, they too will not heed the global warming extinction emergency warnings until the pain of experiencing repeated ever-worsening global warming consequences is more than the fear of change and the pain of our current global fossil fuel reduction changes. Our governments will not enact and enforce the laws necessary to achieve the life-critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets until our governments:

    1. call the global warming extinction emergency what it is, and

    2. at least, 3.5% of the national and world's population is out in the streets demanding change, or

    3. experience global warming consequences that cost between 1/2 to one trillion dollars per single incident, and a shockingly massive number of individuals (100,000 or more) are killed or made homeless in the same event. 

    We have already had global warming-related storms in the US like Hurricane Sandy that cost of 300 billion dollars in damages, and we are having wildfires and flooding year after year coming close to that amount. However, this pain level is still not enough to offset the tremendous economic, political and social pain as well as the fear of change of making all of the necessary 2025 global fossil fuel reductions we need to make to keep the future safe.

    The good news of Scenario Two is that the rapidly worsening reality of the global warming extinction emergency will soon become one of humanity's biggest allies. The financial and personal pain of both cumulative and ever-escalating global warming consequences will continue to steadily increase (by trend) in severity, frequency, and scale. They will keep rising until society, and the nations of the world are so depleted, beaten down, and shell-shocked by the continuous global warming consequences that they can no longer bear the ever-increasing pain and losses as things continue to worsen. At this "rock bottom" point, our politicians and governments will finally become willing to make the real and honest changes.

    The bad news of Scenario Two is that unless the cumulative global warming consequences (like the 2020 massive wildfires in Australia.) do not increase quickly enough to the single incident 1/2 to 1 trillion dollar level with 100,000 people or more dying or homeless, we still will not pay sufficient attention to our extinction emergency to enact the government-enforced actions need to reduce global fossil fuel use in time. Our governments will not act in time to save us from a mass extinction nightmare of our own making. (Click here to see a comprehensive multistep overview of all that we have to do to make the necessary 2025 global fossil fuel reductions in time.)

    Without a doubt, Scenario Two will happen will continue to develop and unfold all by itself. The only questions that remain in Scenario Two are:

    1. How long will it take us to get to 1/2 - 1 trillion dollar global warming single instance disasters with 100,000 or more killed or made homeless, and

    2. Will even those levels of massive loss and destruction be enough to get the world's politicians and governments into action on global warming before it is too late!

    The bad news: Every legitimate global warming solution strategy is going to cause lots of pain and financial loss --- lots of pain and financial loss!

    (The following will make a lot more sense if you first read Note #1 at the end of this document if you have not done so already.)

    The question is, are we willing to endure a natural and appropriate transitional pain and financial loss for the lives and comfort of our children and future generations? Will our leaders educate us and invite us to be brave and make the necessary sacrifices. Will they inspire us to have the courage to do what is right, but painful?

    There are already many environmental and global warming leaders who will speak the necessary truths. We now need to move them to the foreground!

    In quick summary

    1. Scenario One and Scenario Two will develop concurrently. Which one reaches a tipping point first is anyone's call. The real challenge is Scenario One or Two reaching fruition before it is too late to avoid total extinction.

    2. Scenario One is also based on the principle that when one is in an emergency, one bypasses the typical structures designed to handle the emergency, and one directly intervenes and handles the emergency themselves. Our politicians were supposed to be protecting us but have failed. Therefore, we have to bypass their inaction by going to the streets in such numbers demanding action that our politicians must act for fear of losing their jobs.

    3. Resistance or denial is what you add to reality to make it hurt more and last longer! That is what we will be doing with the global warming extinction reality if we continue to resist or deny its truth or, we fail to acknowledge we must come as close as we can to meet the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. These 2025 targets are our last credible chance to prevent crossing the four key extinction-evoking global warming tipping points to prevent human genocide and animal biocide.

    4. In the future, if we survive, when the world looks back at the global warming extinction emergency, those who continued to burn fossil fuels indiscriminately or did not cooperate to resolve this emergency while we still had time left will surely be considered guilty of crimes against humanity and genocide. This is because millions then billions will die in the following decades soon after we cross the four post-2025 extinction-evoking global warming tipping points and experience the cumulative effects of all global warming consequences. 

    If you took the time to read this document and review its supporting links and notes, you now have an honest view of the challenge that now lies before us in:

    1. what will it REALLY take for the politicians and governments of the world to finally act in an effective way to fix the global warming extinction emergency, and 

    2. how difficult it be to reach our politicians and get them to make all of the needed government-driven changes in the little time that we have left.

    In spite of all of the challenges and difficulties, what other options do we have? We either work together, or we die together in the mutually assured destruction (MAD) of the accelerating global warming extinction emergency!

    What can you do to distribute this critical article and help get the needed number of global protesters into the streets? 

    Every one of the world's environmental organizations and each one of us is responsible for acting with urgency in this extinction emergency. You are also accountable, especially if you know or have a positive influence on politicians or you know the key managers or directors of any environmental group or, you know, any movie, sport, or music celebrities. If you know anyone in any of these categories, get this article to them as fast as possible and, where possible, connect them to the big environmental groups coordinating the next big protest.

    If you do not know someone in any of the previous categories, you are still responsible to get this document to all of your friends. Post it to newsgroups and contact everyone else you can to ensure we get a large portion of your area, nation, and the world's population into the streets protesting the global warming extinction emergency.

    Never forget that the 3.5% level of protests only gives us a 50% chance of getting our politicians to enact the necessary 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets and laws to save us from total extinction. We need to raise that protest participation level to 5-7-10 % or even higher to improve our 50/50 chance of saving the world. A 50% chance of saving humanity and our civilization is ridiculous and an unacceptable risk, threat, and uncertainty when the stakes are everyone and everything on Earth as well as all future generations.

    Please embrace your responsibilities to inform others and connect the people who can make a difference:

    1. Spread the word and send this article to the key directors and managers of every environmental group you know. 

    2. Please contact every celebrity you know and get them this article!

    Don't worry if these organizations or individuals get multiple articles or other personal contacts from many different people. It will only call the extra needed attention to the urgency, importance, and necessity that their involvement requires for the future survival success of humanity as well as the success and survival of all animals and biological life on Earth.

    Other than the environmental groups, unfortunately, generation Z and the Millenials are probably most responsible for getting this done. This burden of responsibility is not because they are ones or the generations who have created this extinction emergency, but because they are the ones who will suffer the most and die far too soon because of it.

    Here is what the Job One for Humanity nonprofit organization (the author of this article) is willing to do 

    We are a small nonprofit climate research analysis organization with few staff and volunteers. Still, we are eager to use our mail lists (about 20,000) to help promote these protests once other nonprofit environmental organizations far larger than ourselves set a date, update their global warming reality-aligned messages for these protests, and set up the communication and coordination structures needed to have the protests be peaceful, global and successful.

    We also have allies with mail lists that could potentially add another 100,000 to 400,000 email contacts to the effort for promoting these protests. Job One for Humanity will do everything within its power and resources to help make these last chance protests successful before it is too late. 

    Last thoughts

    You, your family, and children, as well as your businesses and nations, will endure ever-growing financial losses and suffer ever-escalating calamities as global warming consequences accelerate as they most certainly will. Millions then billions will starve and die in an already unfolding mass extinction event.

    What most people fail to realize is that the worst global warming consequences will not increase slowly or gradually as they have done over the last 35 years while we ignored the warning of what was coming. As we cross more and more global warming tipping points, the worst global warming consequences will increase faster and faster, growing exponentially over time. (In the graph below, the red line is an example of linear growth and the green linean example of exponential growth.)

    The exponential growth of global warming consequences after crossing these four most crucial tipping points after 2025 means that few people or governments will be able to stay up with the escalating consequences if we do not come close to hitting the future-critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets

    The only question remaining of true importance is, how long will it be before our big environmental organizations collaborate with each other to make the needed new minimum of getting at least 3.5% of the population protesting at the same time to get our politicians to act to save us from extinction? (See note #1 below for how this can happen.)  

    If either Scenario One or Scenario Two does not happen in time because our politicians did not enact and enforce the laws needed to get very close to the 2025 targets, the global warming mass extinction war is lost. At that point, the only remaining battle will only be to prevent total extinction because mass extinction will be assured.

    Your Personal global warming extinction emergency "Plan B" and other ideas 

    If we fail to achieve either Scenario One or Scenario Two in time or come as close as possible to the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, there is no guarantee that we'll be successful in preventing total extinction. Therefore if failure to meet the 2025 targets is a possibility to you, it is time also to start thinking about or preparing your personal global warming Plan B.

    Even though our fossil fuel reductions must be government-driven and government-enforced to save us in time from mass or total extinction, every reduction, no matter how small, still has value. In every situation, despite all the obstacles, the only way we save any part of a liveable future for even a tiny part of humanity is to radically and immediately cut fossil fuel use. These fossil fuel use reductions will slow down adding more carbon to the atmosphere enough so that we have more time to prepare, migrate, and adapt as well as possible. Every reduction in our personal, business, or governmental fossil fuel use means that more people will live longer, or more people will suffer less.

    We are in deep trouble! If the world's environmental groups do not cooperate to get 3.5 % - 10% of the world's population into the streets protesting on the same day, there is only a small hope left to prevent mass extinction from happening. (See Note #1.)

    This means that there will be no surviving mass or total extinction without mass and total cooperation.

    If the world's environmental groups do not work together to save us in time and the world does not come together to tell its politicians to act now, we may discover that mass, and total extinction is the Earth's natural evolutionary and final solution for the destruction that its human virus is causing to the balance of wellbeing of all Earth's species. If we do not act now, the Earth's average global temperature will keep rising until it burns off the offending virus (us.) This is much like a fever in humans kills off our dangerous germs.

    There is a Scenario 3, but it may not be as effective as the two scenarios listed above. Click here as find Scenario 3 on this long page.

    Relevant supporting links:

    The correct 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets necessary to meet to prevent mass extinction.

    The unthinkable four key extinction-evoking global warming tipping points that will occur soon after 2025 if we miss reaching the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.

    Why geoengineering and carbon capture technologies will not save us in time.

    The gross underestimating of current global warming consequences and their timetables by governments and IPCC discussed here,

    Why climate change as a term confuses, muddles, dissipates focus, and sucks urgency out of the real and escalating dangers of the escalating global warming extinction emergency. 

    What are ALL of the things our governments must do to save us in time from global warming extinction?

    What are the most difficult challenges for meeting the 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets?

    To understand more on how the fear of change and cultural trauma affect the current social inertia surrounding making changes needed to resolve the global warming extinction emergency, click here for a new study.

    Is it time to start preparing your personal global warming extinction emergency Plan B?

    Why philanthropy must do more to support accurate global warming education link https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Philanthropy-Must-Stop/247761

    An expanded summary of Chenoweth's 3.5% fruitful change movement research article is here.  

    Click here for a possible anthem or anthem ideas for the worldwide protests.

    Key human system inertia factors relevant to making global warming solutions more challenging to achieve have been described at the bottom of this page and also on this page and in the book Climageddon.)

    A description of the various climate system momentums pushing temperatures ever higher has been described in numerous studies as well as in the recently published book Climageddon.

    Key Notes: 

    Note # 1. How the largest environmental groups can get large numbers of people into the streets before it is too late

    There has been important and relevant research on how to create successful social change at national levels by Erica Chenoweth, a political scientist at Harvard University. Although this research is not definitive of certain success and the global warming emergency has some differences from the other movements Chenoweth studied, it still offers helpful direction to guide us in reaching our politicians and getting the global warming extinction emergency fixed. 

    This research has discovered, among other things, that nonviolent protests are twice as likely to succeed as armed conflicts or violent campaigns. Specifically, Chenoweth's studies found that those engaging a threshold level of 3.5% of the total population on a single focused issue in the same protest had a 50% chance of producing the desired change. Chenoweth looked at hundreds of campaigns over the last century. 

    Chenoweth's study primarily considered attempts to bring about regime change. A movement was deemed to be successful if it fully achieved its goals both within a year of peak engagement and as a direct result of its activities. A regime change resulting from foreign military intervention would not be considered a success. If the campaign involved bombings, kidnappings, the destruction of infrastructure, or any other physical harm to people or property, it was considered violent.

    About half of the time, despite being twice as successful as violent conflicts, peaceful resistance still failed. As Chenoweth and her colleague, Stephan pointed out in their book, Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict sometimes this failure occurred because a change movement never really gained enough support or momentum to "erode the power base of the adversary and maintain resilience in the face of repression." 

    Regarding the "3.5% rule", Chenoweth points out that while 3.5% of the total population is a small minority, such a level of active participation probably also means many more people tacitly agree with the cause. Chenoweth also argued that nonviolent campaigns are more likely to succeed because they can recruit many more participants from a much broader demographic. This larger demographic then can cause severe disruption that paralyzes normal urban life and the functioning of society. In other words, the success of nonviolent protests was partly the result of strength in numbers.

    Other researchers researching the factors that may lead to a movement's success or failures such as Bramsen and Chandler emphasize the importance of unity among demonstrators. For example, Bramsen points to the failed uprising in Bahrain in 2011. The Bahrain campaign initially engaged many protestors but quickly split into competing factions.

    Bramsen forwards that the resulting loss of group cohesion ultimately prevented the movement from gaining enough momentum to bring about the desired changes. In the US, one only has to recall the Occupy Movement that eventually fell apart because it also tried to combine too many separate social movements and goals into its protests.

    The influence of Chenoweth's new research can be seen in the success of the recent global Extinction Rebellion protests recently popularised by the involvement of the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg,  Fridays for the Future and Sunrise Movement as well as other youth movements leaving school on a regular basis to protest our global warming extinction emergency. (The founders of these groups say they have been directly inspired by her findings.) 

    Chenoweth says groups like Extinction Rebellion are up against a lot of inertia, but she thinks that they have an incredibly thoughtful and strategic core. They seem to have all the right instincts about how to develop and teach through a nonviolent resistance campaign."

    Challenge One: How do we get Chenowith's 3.5% protest option to happen successfully around the world

    We need to get the world's environmental groups to work together. The world's environmental groups MUST work together to get more than the rock bottom minimum of 3.5% of the national and global population protesting at the same time on a simple, clear, and accurate message within the next 12 months or less. This getting 3.5% is a tall order for numerous reasons. 

    Here is why. Most of the world's environmental groups:

    1. do not see global warming as the central or even the most destructive disruptor and driver for the worsening of most of today's environmental issues. They do not understand the complexities of the multifaceted climate system and its hundreds of tipping points. They also do not understand the many complex adaptive system characteristics of the global warming extinction emergency.

    Climate science is not their area of specialty. Consequently, these organizations have not fully connected the coming extreme global warming consequences to the near-impossibility of achieving their future environmental goals. They somehow still believe they can continue with their specific eco-mission goals without focusing most of their resources on solving the rapidly accelerating global warming extinction emergency.

    2. have failed to educate their members that only strict new global fossil fuel reduction laws that comply with the REAL 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets strictly enforced by all of our governments will have any realistic hope of saving us before it is too late.

    3. have also failed to have the courage to tell their members that at this late stage of our global fossil fuel reduction failure, there will be no saving the world or national economies if we want to save humanity. The honest and needed 2025 global fossil fuel reductions will be extremely costly and painful, requiring great public and national sacrifice and suffering. The fossil fuel lobbyist demand that all needed global fossil fuel reductions must pay for themselves and not hurt the local, national, and global economies is, at this late extinction facing stage, a ludicrous delusion. At worst, this idea that all global fossil fuel reductions must not hurt their respective economies is a demand and delusion that is both counter-productive to humanity's survival and toxic to having a post-global warming future worth living.

    4. have failed to have the courage to admit that the grossly inadequate current global warming remedial strategies and the current global fossil fuel reduction tactics are not working fast enough to save us and the biosphere from horrendous suffering and death. If we continue as we are now and our governments do not enforce the necessary fossil fuel reductions, our current remedial strategies will be far too little far too late. We will not just be dealing with an ongoing and unavoidable mass extinction event; we also will eventually be facing total extinction.

    If we keep going as we are now, we will eventually be facing total extinction by way of the runaway greenhouse effect or runaway global warming. (When we say mass extinction as opposed to total extinction, we mean that over the next 30-50 years we will not be able to avoid as much as 70-90% of humanity will perish from starvation, the cumulative consequences of global warming, and by crossing the four most dangerous extinction-evoking global warming tipping points described on this page.

    5. have not come out publically and told their members that it is far too late for individual actions by themselves. Individual actions alone will not reduce global fossil fuel use enough to save us from constant global warming consequence horrors and mass or eventual total extinction.

    6. have allowed themselves to become overly-directed by modern marketing principles where issues are dummied down. Today's biggest environmental groups are repeatedly told by their marketing departments not to give their members too much bad or fearful news, or they will leave and stop donating. Modern marketing principles applied to environmental groups have got many of them treating their members like easily frightened children and not adults capable of dealing with or managing bad news. 

    Today's biggest environmental groups seem tom have forgotten that telling people a painful and difficult truth is not an act of scaring them. It is an act of informing them of reality, so as adults, they can make better choices from their remaining options. 

    7. they are afraid to fully cooperate with other environmental groups because of the fear of the loss of staff, donors, or members who might become more attracted to another organization's mission or personalities.

    8. They have not dealt with society's fear of change causing much social inertia about doing what must be done to resolve this extinction emergency. (How to deal with this additional major problem will be discussed in note number four below.)

    Other key reasons for the biggest environmental groups lack of cooperation and ineffective action on this critical issue and our biggest disruptor in the 21st century is because the world's environmental groups:

    a. have bought into the highly politicized and wealthy nation biased gross underestimations of how much we need to reduce our global fossil fuel use and what is necessary to save us from global warming catastrophe, 

    b. have bought into the gross underestimates of global warming consequences and timetables,

    c. have bought into the desperate hope that a knight in shining armor on a white horse will gallop in to save us in the form of uber-optimism and blind faith that new technologies (yet to be proved at the needed scale,) will save us at the last minute, and maybe most importantly,

    d. have failed to develop a simple, accurate global warming message of sufficient urgency and clarity. This message failure is critical because having the correct message will inspire the people of the world to quickly mobilize more than 3.5 % of our global and national population to protest in the streets.

    There are workable solutions for the biggest reasons why the world's environmental groups have not mobilized at least 3.5% of the world's population to force our politicians to act.

    The world's environmental groups can solve many of the reasons listed above for their failure to cooperate adequately on the global warming extinction emergency by reviewing the rest of this document, reviewing the reference links on this page and getting up to speed on the complex science of our rapidly evolving global warming condition. Once they have done that, they can make new policy decisions on how they want to educate and collaborate with other environmental groups during this emergency. Once they have set the new policies, they are ready for the critically needed global warming messaging upgrade.

    Hopefully, the following information will expedite their process of doing this.

    "If you can't call a thing what it actually is, it is highly unlikely you will be able to manage or fix it." Lawrence Wollersheim

    Almost all of the world's environmental groups have not called our REAL global warming condition for what it is --- a global warming extinction emergency. Most environmental groups are still using the fossil fuel industry lobbyist forwarded favorite climate change term to describe the global warming extinction emergency. 

    Climate change as a term confuses, muddles, dissipates focus, and sucks urgency out of the real and escalating dangers and urgency of the escalating global warming extinction emergency. 

    Because the world's major environmental groups have not accurately done this first critical "call it what it is" step correctly, their current solutions also do not match or resolve the real emergency or its urgency! Without accurately naming what is occurring today with our global warming extinction emergency, the proper deadlines, priorities, and collaboration needed to resolve this problem will not be created or executed in time.

    What not to say? 

    Some environmental groups, activists and even a few progressive politicians have just taken to calling the global warming emergency "an existential threat to our future." Existential is a vague term that does not clearly answer when or how this threat comes about or, what causes it or, where it will occur. 

    The definition of existential is; "relating to or concerning existence or having to do with the philosophy of existentialism." Generally, an existential threat is perceived by most people as something fuzzy occurring at some indeterminate future date. When you say "we are in a global warming extinction emergency that will unfold worldwide over the next 30-50 years. It will be caused by crossing four critical global warming tipping points, and that this will occur if we fail to meet the needed 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets," you are using terms which concisely convey the real urgency of this emergency and which everyone can understand even if they do not like what they mean.

    Luckily this call it what it is problem can be easy to resolve based on new messaging that honestly describes the current global warming condition and emergency. It is the following new messaging that environmental groups should start using as they cooperate toward getting more than 3.5% of the population of the world into the streets.

    There are three main basics to the new messaging for all environmental groups relating to global warming

    It is as follows:

    i. Because of wasting the past 35 years of scientific warnings (when we still could have acted, and the necessary fossil fuel reductions would have been much more gradual and comfortable,) the critically needed 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets will now be extremely steep, costly and painful. Therefore, we need to call the people of the world to rise to the shared sacrifice and suffering necessary to meet the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets. 

    ii. If we do not radically reduce our global fossil fuel use immediately to meet the unbiased 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, we will cross four critical tipping points and a global warming mass extinction process will continue to unfold! (By Mass extinction, we mean that as much as 70-90% of humanity will suffer and die within the next 30-50 years if we fail! Some of our more courageous scientists are already calling our current emergency the sixth mass extinction, aka the Holocene extinction or Anthropocene extinction. Extinction due to global warming is not a merely theoretical extinction outcome that could never happen. There have been five earlier mass extinction events in Earth's history.) And finally,

    iii. Because of our collective waste of 35 years of scientific warnings and other factors involving both climate system momentum and human system inertia (resistance to change,) we are already facing unavoidable severe global warming consequences, mass starvation, and mass extinction of a large percentage of humanity and our animal species. Because this mass extinction process is unavoidable at our current level of global fossil-fuel reduction, we must now also adapt and prepare for what is coming. We must do this while we do our best to prevent total extinction and our mutually assured destruction (MAD) from occurring. 

    By 2025 we must get very close to these required global fossil fuel target reductions to avoid crossing four critical global warming tipping points. Crossing these four tipping points will take us beyond our already ongoing mass extinction process and lead us to the vestibule of total extinction and into the runaway greenhouse process.

    In the most simple of terms, our new message should be clear that:

    It is time for the world to act to reduce fossil fuel use radically. It also time prepare for, adapt to, and migrate away (where possible) from our unavoidable global warming-caused mass extinction process while simultaneously doing everything possible to prevent the even worse total extinction process from beginning. 

    Our simultaneous Plan B is simple. If we fail to hit the 2025 targets, then we need to do everything we can to save and salvage as much as we can for as long as we can.

    The above "deeper truth" new messaging will mobilize far more people or get them "mad as hell" that we have already let global warming get this bad. It will get them into the streets. We also need far more than 3.5% of the population to understand the above messaging. When people understand the survival simplicity that "this is their last practical chance to save themselves and their children from global warming mass or total extinction within their lifetimes," they will fill the streets. 

    This upgraded message is a powerful, accurate message that should also motivate the media to give the new global warming extinction emergency protests more coverage as well. Past messages like "ending coal energy generation" or "stopping the Keystone pipeline" or "instituting cap and trade agreements," "using less fossil fuel," or the "Green New Deal" have already failed and will not sufficiently excite or unite the world to act.

    If we can get at least 3.5% of the national and global populations to come out and protest on the global warming extinction emergency on the next Earth Day (unless someone can argue for a more suitable date,) maybe we can get our politicians to act in time to save some part of humanity and civilization for the future. (If Earth Day is the best day for the protests, it also must be focused exclusively on the global warming extinction emergency, or we will lose the needed single issue impact effectiveness of the protests as discussed above. Please also note that because of the Coronavirus pandemic it may not even be possible to schedule these protests until 2021.)

    How we do this also includes all of the world's environmental groups united with Greta Thunberg and the new youth groups like Extinction Rebellion and Fridays for the Future and the Sunrise Movements who have momentum and have managed to get an estimated 7 million people worldwide protesting on one day in 2019. These groups have also presented very close messages to the global warming extinction emergency message being presented here.

    The minimal 3.5 % protestor numbers we need within the next 12-18 months are staggering. The time for our governments to act to meet our last chance, 2025 targets grows shorter every day. The challenge of meeting these 2025 targets is near overwhelming! 

    We need to cooperate and at least meet the minimum 3.5 % protester targets this year to mobilize about 14 million in the US, about 14 million in Europe, and about 280 million protesters worldwide. These amounts are needed to reach the minimum 50% successful change rate described above. To get the minimum 3.5% of the population in the streets protesting is going to require the following in addition to the correct new message mentioned above:

    1. Only the most substantial and best-resourced environmental organizations with the most extensive global reach in co-ordination with the other largest, best-resourced environmental organizations should begin immediately to plan and set the dates for the first of these global protests. They will have better infrastructure to facilitate the largest coordinated protests the world has ever seen.

    2. Once the dates have been set, and the essential co-ordination and communication infrastructure is in place, all of the other environmental groups around the world need to be contacted and invited to participate. Their members will need to help promote this protest day as well. 

    3, the largest and best-resourced environmental organizations would next coordinate with their media connections and then with the smaller worldwide environmental groups media connections to develop the most extensive media coverage of a global protest ever achieved.

    Nothing less than a total involvement of almost all worldwide environmental groups will be needed if we are ever going to get just to the minimum 3.5% of the population protesting threshold. But...

    Challenge 2: There is still a significant problem with getting 3.5% of the population to protest!

    3.5% of the people protesting in the streets only gives a 50% chance of getting our politicians to enact the necessary global fossil fuel reduction laws to save us from total extinction. Having only a 50% probability of avoiding the total extinction of humanity and the end of civilization is simply an unacceptable risk to reward or penalty ratio. This risk to danger level is insane when the future of all life on the planet is as stake.

    No one would get on an airplane where there was a 50% chance of crashing and not landing successfully. We need to raise the percentage of your nation's and the world's population protesting at one-time much higher by getting a far more significant portion of the world into the streets!

    What we really should be targeting for is about 5- 7 or 10% or more of the population acting at one time. With those numbers, no politician would dare take the side of the vested interests in the fossil fuel-related industries over the wellbeing of the people for fear of being removed from office in the next elections. Although 3.5% of the US or the European Union is about 14 million people, the real targets should be about 28-40 million people to ensure our politicians act to save their own families and us in time!

    On a global level, 3.5% is about 280 million people, 7% about 560 million, and 10 % about 800 million. Targeting for only 3.5% is grossly insufficient and may likely be targeting for failure.

    Challenge 3: To get the kind of real numbers of protesters we need one more key ingredient

    We must get the world's major and minor celebrities in the areas of movies, music, and sports from every country and ethnicity working to promote and attend the scheduled day of world global warming extinction emergency protests. This celebrity effort means that every environmental group that has connections to these types of national and global celebrities must contact them and get them involved in promoting the global day of protest in their media appearances and in their independent events. This also means that any individual who has a direct relationship with any of these kinds of celebrities must contact them and get them involved and active.

    We must get the world's celebrities involved, or we will not get enough pre-event media coverage to get enough protestors at these simultaneous protest events all over the world. All eco-organizations and their members also need to coordinate on finding and utilizing celebrity contacts in the fields of the world's sports, music, and movies for appearances at the actual days of protest making speeches or even performing.

    Only by making this day of protest the greatest single collection of celebrities united for one cause and purpose protesting with the general population in the streets, do we have a realistic hope of getting the 3.5% and the beyond percentages that are needed. Only by making these protests also the largest day of global protest in human history will we have a decent chance of saving the future.

    One final idea for making this day of protest successful is to also have a musical anthem for the protests. Sometimes the world needs an anthem to promote a worthy cause – look at how the music of Live-Aid and Band-Aid had such a powerful impact on Ethiopia. As Woody Guthrie once said, "A folk singer's job is to comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable" Here's a link to an example of a new original modern-day folk song that highlights the need for awareness and action on the global warming extinction emergency. Hopefully, it may also provide ideas for the final anthem selection.

    View this musical anthem for the global warming movement here on Youtube: There Is No Planet B

    Challenge 4: There is still another major problem remaining to get enough protesters in the streets! 

    Even with their resources, the world's largest environmental organizations with broad global reach will need help. This is where the world's largest philanthropies and corporations need to step up and help them finance the expanded global logistics to coordinate these massive simultaneous demonstrations in cities over the world with thousands of other environmental organizations and their members and volunteers. (Click here for a new article from the Chronicle of Philanthropy on why philanthropies need to do this.) And finally,

    Challenge 5: There is still one final super problem remaining here! How to get our motivated politicians to get our governments to immediately act upon practical deadline-driven steps that will remove the total extinction threat from humanity.

    Keep in mind that getting at or above the 3.5% public protest threshold is only the beginning of a long and challenging global fossil fuel energy use reduction process that our governments must first enact into law and then rapidly enforce. Right now, most of what they are doing are actions that, at best, amount to far too little far too late to save us from total extinction. 

    The needed government actions are multifaceted, complex, and challenging. To see a summary of ALL of the challenging and practical steps that the governments must enact and enforce simultaneously to manage this extinction emergency, click here.)

    The probability of getting enough (3.5%, 5%, or 10%) of the population protesting in the streets at the same time to give us a fighting chance even to get our politicians started on the problem is going to be a herculean challenge. But, what other rational options do we have other than to try? 

    At worst, getting close to the target 3.5%, 5% or 10% population protest levels should at least get our governments to slow down many of the now unavoidable coming mass extinction global warming consequences so more of us have time to prepare, adapt and live out as much of our lives as we can as comfortably as we can.

    Note # 2. We are releasing this article under our policy of respectful disruption described here. It has and will be sent to the management and boards of environmental groups worldwide. Should those groups ignore this effort at updating their positions on global warming we will have no hesitation of implementing the second more public phase of respectful disruption also described here. 

    Note # 3. It is shameful that the new youth movements mentioned above in this article are leading protests and building awareness of the real global warming extinction emergency. This extinction threat awareness should have been the job of our most prominent environmental organizations!

    Note #4. Society's fear of change is also a major cause of the social inertia concerning doing what must be done to resolve this extinction emergency. The following is how Part Three of the Job one for Humanity plan handles this issue:

    We must create adequate national and international new job transition training and recovery subsidies and funding that would assist all individuals, businesses, and nations that will suffer significant financial losses or closures because of the rapidly falling use of fossil fuels. For example, carbon Fee and Dividend revenues will help compensate and assist developing nations in stopping using fossil fuels. It will also help developing nations leapfrog over the building or expanding any current fossil fuel energy generation systems directly into building or expanding green energy generation systems like solar or wind power. 

    We cannot forget to financially both compensate and subsidize and actively assist all of those individuals, businesses, and nations who will be harmed financially in this rapid transition away from fossil fuels. This support would naturally also include providing new job training in positions for the new green economy or positions in other industries.

    This step is critical to the success of all global fossil fuel reduction procedures, especially when the needed 2025 reductions are so severe. It is the unsurfaced fear of change and how it will harm the current status quo, which is a major source of the inertia that has prevented humanity from effectively managing the global warming extinction emergency over the last 35 years. 

    If we do not handle this fear of change by assuring those whose jobs, livelihoods or assets are threatened we will assist them in this transition and help minimize any losses, it is highly unlikely we will be successful making the required 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. (Please see the following research article on cultural trauma, social inertia and climate change for a deeper understanding of the critical early importance of implementing this fear of change management and compensation step.) 

     

     

     

  • How Pandemics Like Coronavirus (Covid19) Are Caused or Exacerbated by the Hidden Global Warming Emergency

    You be the judge on why our governments are not talking to us about how global warming is creating pandemics?

    Dear members and visitors,

    Our all-volunteer staff is reeling a bit from all that needs to be done to protect themselves and their families and businesses from the coronavirus until a vaccine is found. Because of this temporary refocusing of our volunteers on personal survival issues, we have not been able to keep up with routine services, new blog posts, newsletters, fundraising, etc. 

    Hopefully, with these new posts and our volunteer staff having more time over the next 2-4 few weeks, we will have time to pick up on our regular operations once again.

    But in the meantime, I also thought you should know that...

    Escalating global warming is creating or exacerbating pandemics like Covid19 in several ways:

    1. Global warming is quickly destroying the natural habitat of wild animals. This forces the wild animals (like bats) into closer proximity with humans making it easier for the animal viruses (zoological viruses,) to cross over into humans. This has happened with the Covid 19 virus.

    2. Global warming is and will continue to cause increasing crop failures, hunger, and famine. This will force poor and starving individuals to hunt, capture, live in closer proximity, and eat more wild animals. This will once again make it easier for animal viruses to cross over into humans. This was also most likely an important component part of the original Covid 19 outbreak in a wild animal market.)

    3. Global warming is melting increasing amounts of millennia-old tundra and permafrost, releasing long trapped and frozen bacteria and viruses that humans have never seen and for which they have no resistance. 

    The above means that it is inevitable that we will be seeing more pandemics, but not every hundred years as has occurred for the last few thousand years. Because of our escalating global warming emergency, global pandemics could quickly become every decade or sooner occurrences. 

    We are all trying to recover together. We will get through this at some point. 

    In the meantime, if you can, please help us out with a tax-deductible donation. This is because donations are down and we do not believe the US government will give our nonprofit organization with its all-volunteer staff any financial assistance (as they are doing with other nonprofits with paid staff or businesses.) 

    Take care of yourselves,

    Lawrence Wollersheim

    Executive Director

    PS: Also please do not forget that we have only six years left to reduce our global fossil fuel use enough to prevent a mass extinction event from unfolding over the next 30-50 years. The coming mass extinction event will be far worse than the Covid19 pandemic. 

    The global warming mass extinction process will be caused by crossing four critical global warming tipping points. Find out what these four tipping points are here

    While we struggle through this pandemic, we cannot forget the far bigger battle ahead of us isthe global warming extinction emergency!

  • Do you know someone who would be interested in being part of a new eco-community on an island in a global warming safer zone with a hot spring?

    This unique and large island has hot springs and has enough tillable land and grazing land to support and sustain about 16-20 people. It is also close enough to necessary hospital and other important services but not too close to any major metropolitan area.

    This island location is far safer than almost any other global warming safer site that we have reviewed over the past three years for creating a successful eco-community to deal with the global warming extinction threat and emergency. The island is above the 45 parallel within the US somewhere in the western US. This global warming safer island is a very rare future living opportunity in its size (well over 100 acres,) its generally favorable weather conditions and, where it is found.

    JobOneforHumanity.org and UniverseSpirit.org would also participate in creating this new project with staff and its new offices on the island. Housing would be several individual homes for families, a community kitchen and center and individual connected rooms or dorms for singles.

    Key participants and co-creators must have from $500,000 to 2 million in readily available capital to buy the island and build the necessary buildings, solar, geothermal, greenhouses, etc. for themselves and others in this new eco-community.

    Please note that having liquid capital is not the only qualification to participate in this rare eco-community development possibility. It is only the first qualification as there are many individuals without liquid finances who are already more than willing to put in sweat equity to become a part of it.

    If you know someone with the financial resources who might be interested, please get them this notice. 

    Interested parties should contact our organization at manage@joboneforhumanity.org. Please give us a brief overview of why you would like to participate and any qualifications or skills that you will bring to this project in addition to your financial ability to add to the project.

    Please describe in detail how the purposes and values of this new eco-community align with your purposes as values. (The guiding value principles for the new eco-community are found on both of our websites in the Job One Plan parts 1 and 2 and in the Master FAQ at UniverseSpirit.org.)

    We will get back to you after we carefully review your submission. We will provide more details at that time to qualified individuals.

    Sincerely,

    The Job One for Humanity and Universe Spirit teams

  • Global Warming Predictions for 2020

    Here are our most important global warming predictions for 2020:

    1. 2020 will be the year that media, many other environmental groups as well as large philanthropies will start talking about the global warming extinction emergency in earnest! 

    2. We predict that the first brave politicians and governments around the world will also begin openly telling the world that we are now facing nothing less than a global warming-caused extinction emergency.

    3. An additional 100 million to 500 million of the young people around the world will link together in frustration and desperation and they will angrily protest the global warming extinction emergency shaming their national politician's inaction! It will be the youth of the world who will rise up and demand that their lives are not cut short and made horrific by our politicians' inaction in fixing global warming.

    4. 2020 will become the first year of a vastly broader public awareness of the global warming extinction emergency as well as its consequences and remedies. (If you want to know more about how humanity has come to this global warming-caused extinction emergency, click here. It will take you to the new webpage that also discusses why Job One for Humanity just changed its organizational slogan to; prevent global warming extinction.)

    5. Unfortunately, 2020 will also be the worst year ever for global warming-related catastrophes.

    Bonus prediction: The world will become more aware that the global warming fossil fuel reduction targets and global warming consequence timetables being promoted by the UN and other authorities are grossly underestimatedClick here for more on this.

    Here a few of our most important educational successes that have helped shape the cutting edge of the global, global warming conversation.

    1. Almost eight years ago, we began using the term "global warming emergency" to describe the real crisis we face. This term is now regularly used in the media and by other global warming environmental groups around the world.

    2. For over the last four years, we have been challenging the false fossil fuel reductions and the false global warming consequence timetables given to the public by the UN's leading authority for governmental programs. This has resulted in some media and more environmental groups also speaking out publicly that we have been given dangerous and grossly false global warming estimates that benefit the politically powerful, developed nations and the oil exporters.

    3. Over the last two years, we have forwarded the new reality that global warming has now evolved into an extinction emergency. Several large youth protest groups that we have been in contact with us have also begun using protest slogans asking their politicians to save them from global warming extinction. Some of them are also now calling the global warming emergency, the global warming extinction emergency.

    The above education accomplishments would not have been possible if it was not for you helping to support the ongoing research, analysis, and current free publications.

  • UNIVERSE DAY 2019/2020: 11TH ANNUAL GATHERING TO CELEBRATE the Beauty and Origin of THE UNIVERSE and deal with the world's greatest challenge. This Dec 31st and January 1!

     

    On this 11th Universe Day celebration, we invite you and all other universe and planetary citizens and evolutioneers to gather with friends locally to consider your rights and responsibilities as universe and planetary citizens and planetary evolutioneers and then, choose where to best help to enact wise evolutionary solutions to the escalating global warming emergency while also celebrating the beauty and wonder of the universe we live in.

    Similar to Earth Day events, individuals and organizations all over the planet are encouraged to self-organize their own Universe Day 2019/20 events and meet-ups to forward this year's Universe Day action messages (below.)

    In true Millennial and openness style, Universe Day is a no-ownership, no-egos, get-the-message-out-now local and international co-created event. Imitate it, adapt it, improve it. “Steal it, even, if it hastens the spread of its vital message.

    Why does Universe Day land on noon December 31st to noon on January 1st?

    The New Year’s holiday is a time spent by many to reflect on the previous year, and examine how they want to live in the New Year about to begin. Celebration is also a way to energize important intentions. Mark Twain said, “Never trust your mind when your imagination is out of focus.” Likewise, on Universe Day, how might one shape their New Year’s resolutions when the biggest possible challenge to humanity's future (the emergency and climate destabilization cliff) is also in focus?

    Here are some great suggested action goals for Universe Day 2020:

    1.) Act more effectively and wisely as universe citizens and planetary evolutioneers. As such, we have the responsibility to act from a long-term and big-picture universe evolutionary perspective to wisely forward evolution on the planet for the benefit of humanity and its future. There are critical global responsibilities that transcend our national citizenship. Our largest current responsibility is global warming. This is one essential and life-critical area where we must act together and be effective trans-national planetary and universe citizens and evolutioneers. 

    2.) Honoring the Universe and its origin, the Great MysteryClick here to see the most viewed page on this website, the page that contains all of the manes we have called the Great Mystery and origin of our amazing universe.

    3.) Seeing every problem one faces as an individual, a group, a nation or as humanity as a whole as an equal or greater opportunity and possible benefit if wisely faced and managed.

    4.) radically reducing atmospheric carbon emissions on an emergency basis! This emergency reduction of human-caused carbon emissions is "Job One" for all of humanity. (The current escalating global warming is the result of human-caused carbon pollution of our atmosphere by fossil fuels. For emergency and non-emergency actions to be taken to slow and lessen escalating global warming, see the Job One for Humanity Plan.)

    5.) Increasing awareness of the global warming tipping points, which are already making global warming irreversible and will if left unmanaged, lead to the extinction of 79-90% of humanity in the next 30-50 years.) Click here for information on the 11 key climate tipping points. Click here for what irreversible global warming means, particularly to your future. And finally,

    6.) Encouraging people everywhere to sign the global warming State of Emergency petition. (Click here for why this emergency petition is needed to deal with the global warming extinction emergency.)

    What will you do as an important part of the universe on this 11th annual Universe Day December 31-January 1st?

    The universe and its beautiful planet Earth are waiting for you…

    Learn more about the steps of Job One for Humanity this year's Universe Day emergency and non-emergency actions for climate cliff prevention.!

    What YOU can do now from anywhere in the world:

    “Like” Universe Day International on Facebook! We also invite you to create your own local event that engages the levels of self, community, planet, and universe. We want to hear from you, and possibly feature you and your ideas for upcoming events, stories, and videos.

    Learn more about how to be an Evolutioneer, planetary citizen and universe citizen in the great transformational evolutionary adventure.!

    Need some ideas, tips, and pointers for creating your own 11th annual Local Universe Day event? Go Here

    Similar to Earth Day events, individuals and organizations all over the planet are encouraged to host their own Universe Day and meetups to forward the Universe Day message. Universe Day is a no-ownership, no-egos, get-the-message-out now viral event. Imitate it, adapt it, improve it, and even steal it if it means that its message is quickly adopted to build a more sustainable future.

    AnchorSee a Local Event from Last Year's Universe Day:
     

    Universe Day San Francisco promoted the 2nd annual Universe Day event on Dec 31, 2010/January 1st, 2011 on a solarized boat in San Francisco. To see blog postings and the video from our SF Universe Day event click here.

    What Else You Can Do to Learn More...

    The foundational idea behind the message of Universe Day is derived in part from the wisdom of Albert Einstein when he said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” One doesn’t have to be a scientist, activist, or political analyst to know that the challenges faced on a worldwide scale (the climate cliff and climate destabilization, war,  other environmental degradation, the unstable global economy...) have serious consequences. But rather than merely feeling overwhelmed by these issues, the impetus behind Universe Day is to expand one's perspective on how one thinks about them (as planetary Evolutioneers and Universe Citizens,) and --- shift our lives into better alignment with universe-scale, evolution-informed solutions --- new strategies for improvement based on universe-scaled science.

    Universe Day is essentially a challenge to all of us. Amazing leaps in technology have extended the vision of the naked eye well over a million times. With recent innovations in astronomy and evolutionary science, we’ve discovered more factual knowledge about the universe in the last 20 years than all of human history. With these leaps in our collective vision, we are touched and impacted in our consciousness by the rareness and miracle of what we have here on Earth. In other words: just as the universal informs the personal, so does it transform our planetary perspectives. Can we use these new extensions to our collective eyes, ears, hearts, and souls to examine what this planet and universe means to us in the bigger evolutionary context and panorama?

    To review other Universe Day messages go to http://universespirit.org/universe-day-messages#overlay-context=universe... To view Universe Day press releases, go to http://universespirit.org/universe-day-press-releases#overlay-context=ea... To review tips for creating a successful Universe Day event go to http://universespirit.org/universe-day-event-tips#overlay-context=univer... To view a video of the previous Universe Day in San Francisco go to http://universespirit.org/early-universe-day-video#overlay-context=unive... To go back to the Universe Day main page go to http://universespirit.org/universe-day-0#overlay-context=universe-day-ev...

    For more information on what planetary Evolutioneers are and do go here: http://universespirit.org/what-evolutioneer-why-are-evolutioneers-critical-better-future

    Universe Day is facilitated by the non-profit organizations Job One for Humanity and the Universe Spirit. You can learn more about everything mentioned just above on these websites. Job One for Humanity and UniverseSpirit.org )

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  • Universe Day 2019/2020: 11TH ANNUAL GATHERING TO CELEBRATE THE UNIVERSE AND DEAL WITH THE GLOBAL WARMING EMERGENCY, DECEMBER 31ST...

     

     

    Announcing the 11th annual Universe Day! Universe Day is an annual birthday for the Universe event starting December 31st at noon running through January 1st at noon...

    In addition to celebrating the official birthday of the Universe and our participation in the great evolutionary adventure, this year the special message of Universe Day 2019/2020 focuses on the four following and interrelated challenges and action goals:

    1.) Encouraging people everywhere to sign the global warming State of Emergency petition. (Click here for why this emergency petition is needed to deal with the global warming challenge .)

    2.) Dramatically reducing atmospheric carbon emissions on an emergency basis! This emergency reduction of human-caused carbon emissions is truly "Job One" for all of humanity. (The current escalating global warming is the result of human-caused carbon pollution of our atmosphere by fossil fuels. For emergency and non-emergency actions to be taken to slow and lessen escalating global warming, see the Job One for Humanity Plan.)

    3.) Increasing awareness of the global warming tipping points, which are already making global warming irreversible and will if left unmanaged, lead to the extinction of 79-90% of humanity in the next 30-50 years.) Click here for information on the 11 key climate tipping points. Click here for what irreversible global warming means, particularly to your future.

    4.) Acting more effectively and wisely as universe citizens and planetary evolutioneers. As such, we have the responsibility to act from a long-term and big picture universe evolutionary perspective to wisely forward evolution on the planet for the benefit of humanity and its future. There are critical global responsibilities that transcend our national citizenship. Our largest current responsibility is global warming. This is one essential and life-critical area where we must act together and be effective trans-national planetary universe citizens and evolutioneers. And finally,

    We invite you and all universe citizens and planetary evolutioneers to gather with friends locally this 6th annual Universe Day to consider your rights and responsibilities as universe citizens and planetary evolutioneers and then help to enact evolutionary solutions to the escalating catastrophic climate destabilization as well as to celebrate the beauty and wonder of the universe we live in.

    Similar to Earth Day events, individuals and organizations all over the planet are encouraged to self-organize their own Universe Day 2019/20 meet-ups to forward this year's urgent Universe Day approaching climate cliff and Planetary State of Emergency message.

    In true Millennial and openness style, Universe Day is a no-ownership, no-egos, get-the-message-out-now local and international co-created event. Imitate it, adapt it, improve it. “Steal it, even, if it hastens the spread of its vital message.

    Why does Universe Day land on noon December 31st to noon on January 1st?

    The New Year’s holiday is a time spent by many to reflect on the previous year, and examine how they want to live in the New Year about to begin. Celebration is also a way to energize important intentions. Mark Twain said, “Never trust your mind when your imagination is out of focus.” Likewise, on Universe Day, how might one shape their New Year’s resolutions when the biggest possible challenge to humanity's future (the emergency and climate destabilization cliff) is also in focus?

    What will you do as an important part of the universe on this 10th annual Universe Day December 31-January 1st?

    The universe and its beautiful planet Earth are waiting for you…

    Learn more about the steps of Job One for Humanity this year's Universe Day emergency and non-emergency actions for climate cliff prevention.!

    What YOU can do now from anywhere in the world:

    “Like” Universe Day International on Facebook! We also invite you to create your own local event that engages the levels of self, community, planet, and universe. We want to hear from you, and possibly feature you and your ideas for upcoming events, stories, and videos.

    Learn more about how to be an Evolutioneer, planetary citizen and universe citizen in the great transformational evolutionary adventure.!

    Need some ideas, tips, and pointers for creating your own 10th annual Local Universe Day event? Go Here

    Similar to Earth Day events, individuals and organizations all over the planet are encouraged to host their own Universe Day and meetups to forward the Universe Day message. Universe Day is a no-ownership, no-egos, get-the-message-out now viral event. Imitate it, adapt it, improve it, and even steal it if it means that its message is quickly adopted to build a more sustainable future.

    See a Local Event from Last Year's Universe Day:
     

    Universe Day San Francisco promoted the 2nd annual Universe Day event on Dec 31, 2010/January 1st, 2011 on a solarized boat in San Francisco. To see blog postings and the video from our SF Universe Day event click here.

    What Else You Can Do to Learn More...

    The foundational idea behind the message of Universe Day is derived in part from the wisdom of Albert Einstein when he said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” One doesn’t have to be a scientist, activist, or political analyst to know that the challenges faced on a worldwide scale (the climate cliff and climate destabilization, war,  other environmental degradation, the unstable global economy...) have serious consequences. But rather than merely feeling overwhelmed by these issues, the impetus behind Universe Day is to expand one's perspective on how one thinks about them (as planetary Evolutioneers and Universe Citizens,) and --- shift our lives into better alignment with universe-scale, evolution-informed solutions --- new strategies for improvement based on universe-scaled science.

    Universe Day is essentially a challenge to all of us. Amazing leaps in technology have extended the vision of the naked eye well over a million times. With recent innovations in astronomy and evolutionary science, we’ve discovered more factual knowledge about the universe in the last 20 years than all of human history. With these leaps in our collective vision, we are touched and impacted in our consciousness by the rareness and miracle of what we have here on Earth. In other words: just as the universal informs the personal, so does it transform our planetary perspectives. Can we use these new extensions to our collective eyes, ears, hearts, and souls to examine what this planet and universe means to us in the bigger evolutionary context and panorama?

    To review other Universe Day messages go to http://universespirit.org/universe-day-messages#overlay-context=universe... To view Universe Day press releases go to http://universespirit.org/universe-day-press-releases#overlay-context=ea... To review tips for creating a successful Universe Day event go to http://universespirit.org/universe-day-event-tips#overlay-context=univer... To view a video of the previous Universe Day in San Francisco go to http://universespirit.org/early-universe-day-video#overlay-context=unive... To go back to the Universe Day main page go to http://universespirit.org/universe-day-0#overlay-context=universe-day-ev...

    For more information on what planetary Evolutioneers are and do go here: http://universespirit.org/what-evolutioneer-why-are-evolutioneers-critical-better-future

    Universe Day is facilitated by the non-profit organizations Job One for Humanity and the Universe Spirit. You can learn more about everything mentioned just above on these websites. Job One for Humanity and UniverseSpirit.org )

    Sign Up for Our Free Global Warming Blog RSS feed by clicking here. About once a week you will automatically get all the best blog stories of the week. (The blog now has thousands of articles.)

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  • Will you ever need to migrate because of accelerating global warming? And...

    You are not alone if you have ever thought that you might have to migrate at some point because global warming is getting worse! 

    The number of people who think they may need to migrate in the not too distant future is now in the millions.

    If you are one of those individuals you probably also would also like to know:

    1. when should you migrate and

    2. where are the best places to migrate and why?

    If global warming migration has crossed your mind, here are two things to consider:

    a. You can begin Part 1 of Job One Plan, and you can get access to our regularly updated Global Warming Migration Center. There you will be able to review information regarding global warming migration and your future. Or,

    b. You can let us know you (or a friend on your behalf,) will want to attend a 90-minute live presentation on the critical issues of global warming migration in January of 2020 in the San Francisco Bay area. This presentation will also cover building new global warming-safe eco-communities that should be able to survive the coming climate turmoil. (If you are interested, email us at manage@joboneforhumanity.org, and we will email you all of the presentation details. An exceptional global warming author also will be part of the presentation.) 

    For many of you who have carefully studied the global warming emergency, a new battle "to save and salvage what we can, while we still have time" has now begun! 

    This new battle also includes "slowing down global warming enough so that we have more time to prepare and adapt to what is coming." If we can radically slow global warming down, while we are doing any necessary emergency preparation and migration (where needed,) more individuals and our civilization can survive.

    Many individuals using the JobOneforHumanity.org website also have come to realize that humanity has entered into what could be called a temporary evolutionary regression. During this temporary regression, unfortunately, life as we currently know it will get considerably worse before it gets better. 

    In this regression periodhumanity will learn the hard and necessary new lessons about the real price of fossil fuel pollution, poor international cooperation, and the importance of maintaining healthy ecological systems. 

    The good news is that during this temporary regression period if we are smart, prepare, and or/migrate as needed, and we work together, we can still have meaningful and enjoyable lives. And best of all, we can still work together to restore balance to our life-supporting Earth systems and a future for our children as we come out of this regression. 

    Our fall membership drive special incentive! 

    (Please Note: Job One for Humanity and Universe Spirit are sister websites.)

    In addition to getting a free ebook copy of Climageddon, "The global warming survival kit" (an $8.95 value) if you become a new member or renew before November first, here are some other great reasons why will you want access to the members-only section of our website!

    Trillions in personal and corporate wealth will be made or lost due because you either understanding or do not understand the many consequences of our rapidly unfolding global warming emergency. Hedge funds, investment bankers, real estate conglomerates, and ultra-wealthy individuals and corporations spend tens of thousands of dollars each year with global warming risk analysis companies to have access to the information you will find in our members-only section. 

    This regularly updated member's section will provide critical details on how and when the consequences of the global warming emergency can affect your investments, financial transactions, real estate, and even your individual or business survival. Luckily, you will not have to spend tens of thousands of dollars a year (like the ultra-wealthy) to have access to our global warming risk analysis information. You will not only be able to know what the ultra-wealthy know, but also what they don't know (unless they are also members of Job One.)

    We feel that everyone should have access to this life and death information in our members-0nly section, not just the ultra-wealthy. That is why we have made this information available at a cost we believe everyone can afford ($5.00 a year.) 

    We have spent over $100,000 acquiring or doing the necessary research for the information found in the members-only section. Your membership gives us the fixed support we need to keep funding our monthly overhead costs and doing ongoing research. 

    This year we have a special membership bonus (for becoming a member or renewing your annual membership,) for the first time, you also will receive a free Ebook version of the Climageddon ebook getting great reviews on Amazon!

    Each annual website membership and donation provides:

    a. exclusive access to our members-only and nonpublic global warming website information as described below.

    Only members receive:

    1. first alerts and early warnings about the coming global warming catastrophes,

    2. exclusive global warming emergency preparation information for your family, home and business,  

    3. well-researched global warming family and business migration options for the sparse global warming safer zones (if you live in a global warming high-risk area.)

    4. members-only information on how, when, and where the escalating global warming emergency will also dramatically affect:

    local and regional real estate values,

    stock market values, specifically corporations whose stocks and bonds will be most affected as the global warming emergency worsens,

    commodity prices as regionalized crops and other commodities fail because of increased heat or other global warming consequences as well as which food prices will rise the fastest etc.,

    increased political conflict or instability probabilities particularly relating to a nation's regionalized specific global warming consequences.

    b. critical financial support for our non-profit organization's ongoing mission and, it helps keep many other areas of our website information free to the public.

    How to become a Job One for Humanity member for only $5 per year 

    To make a tax-deductible annual membership donation of any amount securely online now, please click this secure tax-deductible donation link or click the seal of transparency logo.

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    In closing, 

    We strongly urge you to check out the migration information in the Job One Plan. If you have not done so already, please become an annual member by clicking here

    The free Climageddon global warming survival kit ebook offer for all new and renewing members only lasts until November first!

    Sincerely,

    Lawrence Wollersheim

    Lawrence Wollersheim
    Executive Director
    Universe Spirit & Job One for Humanity

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