With the completion of the previous Job One Part Four, Step 4b Getting Prepared also has to come a rather harsh dose of reality. Unfortunately, we cannot resolve climate destabilization just by our personal best direct actions to reduce our carbon and methane use alone.
Divest out of all of your personal investments in the fossil fuel industry then do everything within your zone of influence to convince others to do the same. Convince other individuals, businesses, pension funds, endowments and national governments to also divest out of all of their investments in the dying fossil fuel industry as soon as possible. Why?
In the previous and following sections of the Job One Plan you are being informed about needed evolutionary adaptations in your local life to deal with the realities of climate destabilization. Once one better understands all of the local and global adaptations that will be required of us as individuals, businesses, communities, and nations, the task then becomes how to accommodate these adaptive improvements into our lives.
If left unresolved, what is coming with increasing climate destabilization is so bad that you will not be able to survive this alone very well. To survive escalating catastrophic climate destabilization better (or even at all) either physically or psychologically, become part of or create a Job One support community of like-minded individuals who will come to your aid, support, and have your back as things worsen before they hopefully get better.
We must begin speaking freely about what is really in these holy books of ours, beyond the timid heterodoxies of modernity —the gay and lesbian ministers, the Muslim clerics who have lost their taste for public amputations, or the Sunday churchgoers who have never read their Bibles quite through. A close study of these books, and of history, demonstrates that there is no act of cruelty so appalling that it cannot be justified, or even mandated, by recourse to their pages. It is only by the most acrobatic avoidance of passages whose canonicity has never been in doubt that we can escape murdering one another outright for the glory of God.