Our world is at a turning point; revolutions are happening everywhere, and the push for change is in the air. Yes, change is literally in the air. Human activity is causing carbon in the atmosphere to currently increase about 2 parts per million plus per year (ppm,) but this annual ppm amount is growing exponentially! We are now at just over 400 ppm (430 ppm plus if you include other pollutants like methane in the atmosphere,) so if we continue with business as usual, it won’t be too long until we’ve reached 450 ppm (estimated as early as 2020 to 2030.) and we will go off the first potential climate cliff.
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.” With other science-grounded predictions projecting that we could even reach 550-650 ppm of carbon in the atmosphere by 2050 (or even earlier, which could eventually lead to and result in as much as a 12 degree Fahrenheit global average temperature increase sometime before the end of the 21st century. These even higher temperature predictions would near certainly lead to the ultimate climate cliff of irreversible climate destabilization leading to a potential extinction level event for up to half the species on Earth including most of humanity.)
Now is the time to harness the revolutionary energy that is sweeping the world in order to preserve this planet and all of its beauty, to preserve all the values in humanity’s ongoing existence. If we do not curb our human-caused greenhouse gas emissions in a timely manner, we will go off the climate cliff and be dealing with dire and humanity threatening consequences that will affect us ALL! In fact, we are dealing with consequences already; storms are taking paths never seen before and they are becoming more severe of larger scale and more frequent. And 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—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.” Are we going to sit idly by and watch Earth’s various beauties sink and melt away in coming decades?
The effects of catastrophic climate destabilization are perhaps not so fully visible to all of us at the moment, but given enough time, they will be and will not be able to be ignored. If the Greenland ice sheet and other key Antarctic ice sheets melt completely, we all lose something and the planet's seal level rises by up to 8 meters (24 ft). This planet is full of so many treasures, treasures that we may not get back after they’re gone. So it is time for us to come together as global citizens in order to solve the problems associated with catastrophic climate change, ahead of time, before it’s too late. The planet wide project of resolving catastrophic climate destabilization with an effective plan is called Job One for Humanity.
If we bring our energy, attention and intelligence to finding the best solutions to this complicated climate issue, we could potentially also resolve many of the other secondary problems humanity faces in the process. But if we fail to deal with the exponentially increasing amounts of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere and go over these critical climate cliffs, we won’t be doing much of anything at all. For, according to 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." Thus, it’s time to make things better—not just to reverse the worst, but to really make everything better—for everyone on this planet...
Two Basic 10 minute Videos on Human-Caused Catastrophic Climate Destabilization (formerly know as Global Warming,) that Illustrate why Job One for Humanity is a Life Critical Project
Critical Video 1: Wake Up, Freak Out - Then Get a Grip is 11 minutes long. It gives a basic explanation of what is happening to destabilize the climate and why. Pay particular attention to their excellent basic 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. Form more about why knowing these tipping points is so critical, click here.
Although it 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 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.)
Critical Video 2: The Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See Version 2 is even better, in our opinion, than the previous version 1. The version 1 of this video has been view 6 million times, and is made by the same person. It is 10 minutes long. It covers a lot of what was not covered in version 1 of this video and adds some great new additional information. Just released, it has already had almost a million views so far. 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.
Both videos above capture a good part of the "why we need to act NOW" essence of the Job One for Humanity message. If you are ready to look at the "First Things First" steps for how we can effectively reverse catastrophic climate destabilization, click here. If not continue reading...
Yes, We're Talking About Falling off the Climate Cliff and Catastrophic and Irreversible Climate Destabilization Here, Not a bit of Climate Change or Global Warming
We along with a growing number of other nonprofit organizations and individuals have decided to stop using the terms global warming or climate change, as it is often confusing to the general public and simply not accurate enough in describing the situation that humanity now faces. Instead, when referring to this issue, we will use the term climate destabilization or catastrophic climate destabilization or irreversible catastrophic climate destabilization; this is the reality and potential of what we are really dealing with here.
The term global warming is problematic for several reasons. First of all, it leads people to believe that the whole world will be getting warmer. Yet as the average temperature of the planet increases, certain places will actually become colder. Some places may become warmer, it's true, but the problem is not just that our air conditioning costs will rise. We'll also be dealing with more frequent and more severe storms, which will take new pathways never seen before. Flooding will increase in certain places while severe drought and desertification will be the issue in others. In some scenarios, global "warming" could even lead to a new ice age.
Sea levels could rise considerably more than 2 meters this century and we could see storm surges like nothing we have seen in thousands of years. Of the 7 billion people on the planet only a few hundred million may eventually be left living near the poles if we ignore the warnings of science on this issue.
Thus, the climate cliff, climate destabilization or catastrophic. irreversible or extinction level climate destabilization are the terms we use as they most accurately reflect what is already happening and what will continue to happen in the near future with increasing severity, scale and frequency unless we take dramatic, planet-wide action immediately! Resolving the climate destabilization cliff IS Job One for humanity because it is the single most important task in all of human history! To see all of the other compelling reasons to stop using the terms global warming and climate change and only use the above climate destabilization terms, click here.
Far More than an Environmental Issue, Global Warming and its Consequent Climate Destabilization is Now the Most Serious National Security, Safely and Prosperity Issue for the Whole Planet
"You cannot be called an alarmist if there really is something to be alarmed about." Unknown
How to Resolve Escalating Climate Destabilization: The Job One for Humanity Climate Re-stabilization Action Plan
Here are the Things You Can Do To Help Reverse, Prepare for and if Needed Adapt to and Mitigate Human-Caused Catastrophic Climate Destabilization
Humanity and the planet are facing its biggest challenge --- increasing levels of human-caused cataclysmic climate destabilization, but together we can prepare for it, adapt to it and, with the appropriate new carbon laws, technologies and personal actions, we can not only lessen its effects we can reverse it before it becomes irreversible! By managing climate destabilization and the climate cliff we will create a real future for both ourselves today and for future generations.
To find out the most important things that you can do and begin right now to help manage, resolve and slow the human-caused climate destabilization taking place, click here and you will find a prioritized Job One for Humanity individual and collective climate re-stabilization action plan here.
For more Job One for Humanity information and the reasoning behind why our community of life, spirit and sustainable prosperity has made Job One for Humanity our main social betterment program click this Job One for Humanity link.