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The Job One For Humanity Climate Re-Stabilization Plan: The Most Important Adaptive Challenge and Transformational Evolutionary Adventure in Human History!

"The Job One for Humanity Plan is simply about re-stabilizing our climate and fixing our polluted atmosphere before it destabilizes so much that it is too late to save humanity's future." Job One team member

Burning fossil fuels is causing carbon and methane pollution of the atmosphere to increase 2 or more parts per million per year (ppm.) That may seem like a very small amount, but it has huge implications for your personal future and the future of all humanity. This is because burning fossil fuels is rapidly raising our average global temperature and destabilizing other essential climate conditions due to the greenhouse gas effect.

This annual carbon pollution amount has been growing steadily since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the 1850's. Worse yet, over the past decades this carbon and methane air pollution has been growing exponentially.

At the beginning of the Industrial Revolution total carbon particles in the atmosphere was at about 270 parts per million (ppm.) We are now at just over 400 ppm of carbon ppm in the atmosphere (430 ppm if you also include other fossil fuel atmospheric pollutants like methane.) If we continue with business as usual, it won’t be too long until we’ve reached the life-critical 450 carbon ppm transition point. Carbon 450 is a major climate transition point where we could start going over the climate destabilization cliff into catastrophic levels of climate change and temperature rise not seen for millions of years!

The reality of reaching carbon 450 ppm is really not so far away as we would wish it to be.  Carbon 450 may occur as early as 2020 to 2030. This carbon 450 climate transition point is a major threat to the quality of life of everyone under 80 for compelling reasons. According to James Hansen, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, 450 ppm of carbon in the atmosphere would correspond to a temperature increase of six degrees Fahrenheit in average global temperature in this century, and “the end of human civilization as we’ve come to know it.”

There are other well-researched climate destabilization predictions projecting that if we cross any of the many other critical climate and climate sub-system tipping points we could even reach carbon 550-650 ppm in the atmosphere by 2050-2060 (or even earlier.) This second climate destabilization cliff of carbon 550-650 ppm could eventually lead to and result in as much as a 12 degree Fahrenheit average global temperature increase sometime before the end of the 21st century or even sooner. These even higher average global temperature predictions appear to lead to the ultimate climate cliff of irreversible climate destabilization creating a Second Great Evolutionary Bottleneck for humanity as a species and would escalate the already ongoing Sixth Great Extinction for up to half the species on Earth. (You will learn more about the Second Great Evolutionary Bottleneck and th Sixth Great Extinction Event as you read the "Benefits of Global Warming" sections of the Job One Plan linked farther below.)

We also have just crossed a smaller, but dangerous tipping point in May of 2014 when scientists discovered that the West Antarctic Ice Shelf has gone into an irreversible escalating melt. (Click here for more information on the first ice shelf tipping point in the climate chain being crossed.)

Now is the time to realize and accept we are facing the greatest and most important adaptive challenge and transformational evolutionary adventure in human history. Now is the time to get prepared for what is coming!

If we do not work together to radically curb our human-caused greenhouse gas emissions of carbon and methane from fossil fuel use Right NOW, we will go over climate destabilization cliffs and tipping points. Then we will be dealing with many consequences that we will not be able to recover from and that will eventually threaten the survival of our species in extinction level climate destabilization.

"Climate tipping points are so dangerous because if you pass them, the climate is out of humanity's control: if an ice sheet disintegrates and starts to slide into the ocean there's nothing we can do about that." James Hansen

In fact, we are dealing with many early climate destabilization consequences already. Storms are taking paths and are occurring at times that have never seen before. These new storms are also becoming more severe of larger scale and more frequent. According to Mark Lynas, author of Six Degrees: Our Future On a Hotter Planet, if global temperatures continue to increase—even just two degrees Celsius (4 degrees Fahrenheit,) —it would mean that “Miami would disappear entirely, as would most of Manhattan. Central London would be flooded. Bangkok, Bombay, and Shanghai would also lose most of their area. In all, half of humanity would have to move to higher ground.”

The greatest and most important adaptive challenge and transformational evolutionary adventure is already on us! Are we going to sit idly by and watch Earth’s various physical and species beauties melt away in coming decades?

The effects of climate destabilization are perhaps not so fully visible to all of us at the moment, but given enough time, they will be and then they will not be able to be ignored or possibly even recovered from. If the Greenland ice sheet and other key Antarctic ice sheets melt completely they will be gone for hundreds to thousands of years. We will all lose something irreplaceable to our wellbeing and the planet's sea level could eventually rises by up to 8 meters (24 ft).

This planet is full of so many natural and human related treasures, treasures that we will most likely never get back after they’re gone. So it is time for us to come together as global citizens in order to solve the adaptive challenges associated with climate destabilization before it’s too late. We call the new comprehensive global and local strategy for effectively resolving climate destabilization the Job One for Humanity Climate Re-stabilization Plan.

If we bring our collective energy, attention and intelligence to implementing the best solutions to this complicated climate issue, we would also resolve many of the other secondary global challenges humanity faces in the process. But if we fail to deal with the exponentially increasing amounts of greenhouse gas going into our atmosphere and go over any of the major climate destabilization cliffs or tipping points, we won’t be doing much of anything anymore accept trying to survive in a world few would want to live in.

According to the climate author Mark Lynas, if we let our planet’s temperature increase by as much as six degrees Celsius, (about 12 degrees Fahrenheit,) “it would cause a mass extinction of almost all life and probably reduce humanity to a few struggling groups of embattled survivors clinging to life near the poles." (This would be the Second Great Evolutionary Bottleneck you will learn more about later.)

Watch Two Critical 10 minute Videos on Human-Caused Climate Destabilization (formerly know as Global Warming,) that Illustrate why Job One for Humanity Climate Re-Stabilization Plan is Survival-Critical for Humanity

Critical Video 1: The Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See Version 2. It is a phenomenal, 10-minute-long video that examines the arguments of the deniers and critics and the arguments of the supporters of the facts surrounding catastrophic climate destabilization, allowing you to come to your own conclusions.  At the end it quickly and brilliantly summarizes what will happen to us if we do not fix the catastrophic climate destabilization issue and rise to the greatest adaptive challenge and transformational evolutionary adventure in human history. (The first version of this video has been viewed 6 million times, and is made by the same person.) 

Critical Video 2: Wake Up, Freak Out - then Get a Grip from Leo Murray on Vimeo is 11 minutes long. It gives a basic yet detailed animated explanation of what is actually happening to destabilize the global climate as well as how it is happening. Pay particular attention to the animation's excellent explanation of the various critical climate tipping points. This video has been viewed over a million times and has been translated into 22 different languages. (For more about why knowing these climate tipping points is so critical, click here.)

 

(Please note that although the above animation sometimes subtly presents a polarized viewpoint of us against them [that is, us against the vested interests, corporations and heavily lobbied governments,] it is still a well done animation that does an amazing job of explaining the basics of how and why catastrophic climate destabilization is unfolding. (Please note: Our community of Evolutioneers accepting the challenge and adventure of the Second Great Evolutionary Bottleneck does not promote polarizing or dualistic approaches because we try to see things from the big-picture viewpoint of progressive universe evolution in which everyone and everything is learning from feedback and then either adapting and growing or breaking down and being recycled.)

Both videos above capture a good part of the "why we need to act NOW" essence and why this is truly the greatest adaptive challenge and transformational evolutionary adventure in human history message of the Job One for Humanity. If you are ready to look at the "First Things First" steps for how we can effectively resolve the greatest adaptive challenge and transformational evolutionary adventure in human history and begin to lessen climate destabilization, click here. If not continue reading for important climate and national security information...

Far More than Just an Environmental Issue, Global Warming and its Consequent Climate Destabilization is Now the Most Serious National Security, Generational Safely and Economic Prosperity Issue for the United States and the Planet

"You cannot be called an alarmist if there really is something to be alarmed about." Unknown

Global warming and its consequent climate destabilization may have started out as an environmental issue 35 years ago, but human-caused global warming due to fossil fuel carbon pollution of the atmosphere has now gone far beyond that. It is now the single biggest threat to our global and national security, generational safety and --- our financial prosperity!

On the security side, continuing global warming and climate destabilization will create massive and escalating desertification, deforestation, food and resource depletion, ocean fish stock depletions, soils depletion, increasing droughts, sea level rise, super-storms, wildfires, ocean reef collapse and water pollution. This will increase and magnify public uncertainty, poverty, economic instability and political instability leading to more conflicts, war and massive population migrations which then further increases poverty, economic instability and political instability leading to more war and massive migrations in an ever increasing positive feedback loop.
 
This positive feedback climate destabilization loop and "death spiral will continue until we finally get serious about resolving global warming or, civilization as we know it collapses and reforms into who knows what.
 
On the generational safety side, it is not just about maintaining and stabilizing the food, water and energy security for the future. It is now about the long-term security, multi-generational safety and stability of our economic, political and social systems. This is because of the already existing  converging, amplifying and whipsawing national and global challenges that humanity now faces not even including climate destabilization.
 
These many other global challenges are first multiplied and then amplified by climate destabilization and then once again by the additional challenges of escalating economic instability, peak oil, water pollution, desertification, deforestation, rising seas, super-storms, wildfires, over population, food and resource depletion, soil depletion and degradation, ocean fish stock depletions, increasing droughts and ocean reef collapse. These things while bad enough in themselves also produce the generational safety-destroying cycle of increasing poverty, political injustice, political instability and more war. The current convergence of these national and global challenges whipsawing off each other and amplifying into each other creates --- the greatest generational safety and security challenge that the world has ever known other than immediate total global thermonuclear war.
 
On the prosperity side, it is not about creating the same kind of ecologically-blind prosperity that has not taken enough of the planet's population into prosperity while also polluting the planet for future generations. It is also now about creating a new kind of truly sustainable prosperity that will not just expand the benefits of prosperity to far more of the planet's population, but it will also make that prosperity far more sustainably, lasting and meaningful.
 
The various parts of the Job One for Humanity Climate Re-stabilization Plan (see full plan from link at bottom of page,) will take you into these new ways of seeing and solving the security, safety and prosperity climate destabilization cliff adaptive challenge before us.
 
If you are still not quite convinced yet that this is an issue that you need to be well informed about right now, check out the simple science behind the two biggest climate shockers and how they can effect your and your family's future physical and financial security, safety and planning, click here.

Here is How to Get Started with Job One for Humanity Climate Re-stabilization Action Plan Steps: The Greatest Adaptive Challenge and Transformational Evolutionary Adventure in Human History

Humanity and the planet are facing its biggest adaptive challenge and greatest transformational adventure ever! Luckily together we can still prepare for it, adapt to it and with the appropriate new enforceable international carbon and methane pollution laws, new technologies and personal actions, we can not only lessen and slow climate destabilization, we can also reverse it back to safe levels before it becomes irreversible or it rises to the near-extinction or extinction level! By managing climate destabilization now and preventing ourselves from going off the rapidly approaching climate destabilization cliff we also will create a better and more secure future for both ourselves today as well as for future generations.

You are now ready to find out about the most important things that we can do both individually and collectively to first slow and then resolve human-caused climate destabilization. The systemic, comprehensive and complete Job One Climate Re-Stabilization Plan has been carefully thought out at a meta-systemic level using the most current climate science, the principles of systems theory as they apply to our destabilizing climate and, the principles of the dialectical meta-systemic thinking developed at Harvard by Professor Otto Laske.

In the complete Job One for Humanity Climate Re-stabilization Plan online booklet found in the link below you will find:

A.) The essential and brutally honest global warming and climate destabilization facts that you will need to know to prepare for and protect your future.

B.) A big picture perspective and evolutionary meta-framing for this enormous adaptive challenge and transformational adventure to help you stay calm and motivated. And,

C.) Effective, honest and practical climate re-stabilization action steps that are:

1.) properly prioritized and sequenced and

2.) that can be done and are within either our individual or collective action zones of influence.

Click Here to Become Part of the Greatest Adaptive Challenge and Transformational Adventure in Human History and to Begin the Prioritized Job One for Humanity Climate Re-Stabilization Plan Action Steps.

Important note: If you think that we have made any error in presenting any current climate data and climate predictions when viewed from a systems thinking and meta-systemic viewpoint, we invite you to use the comment field at the bottom of the page containing the information that you disagree. In this field present your precise criticism and counter-information.

The current climate data is so bleak that there is nothing that our organization would like better than to be proven absolutely wrong on the climate data and climate predictions that we are presenting. All of our future lives would be so much happier, easier and better if the core Job One for Humanity Plan climate information was simply wrong.

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