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The most critical global warming and climate change deadlines

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Global warming is accelerating. The following survival-critical deadlines should be kept in mind. 

Knowing and using these deadlines prevents panic and allows adequate time for the necessary emergency preparations and adaptations. The first deadline is the most important because if we fail to reach the required 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets, there is not a lot left we can do to save the future of humanity.

Here are the critical global warming and climate change deadlines to remember:

The 5-year, 2025 deadline: We still can maintain some control of our global warming future and slow down an extinction event for most of humanity by mid-century, but only by getting very close to these 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.

The 7-year, 2027 deadline (if we miss the 2025 targets): from 2020 to 2027, global warming consequences will steadily worsen in a rising linear progression. If you have prepared, adapted, and are in a global warming safer location before 2027, relative stability and security is probable until about 2030 to 2040. (See this page, which discusses the most reliable and least safe places to ride out the global warming emergency.)

If you have not prepared and adapted to the new global warming realities, this is where life will begin to get a lot harder for a lot more of us.

The 10-year, 2030 deadline (if we miss the 2025 targets): After 2030, many new climate, human, ecological, political, and financial points of no return and tipping points will be rapidly crossed due to both global warming and these 12 other global challenges also getting worse. The stability and security of even the safest and best prepared global warming safer locations will become increasingly uncertain.

The 10-20 year, 2030-2040 deadline (even if we reach the 2025 targets): Beginning around 2030, the frequency, severity, and size of global warming consequences will move from its previous linear progression into an exponential progression. 

Stability and security for even the best prepared global warming safer locations will become considerably more difficult.

The 30-year, 2050 deadline (if we miss the 2025 targets): From 2030-2050 will be the most challenging period to survive for most of humanity. Generally, things will be only slightly better in global warming safer locations

By mid-century, mass extinction for most of humanity will be unavoidable. 

The 50-year deadline (if we miss the 2025 targets): We will face the worst consequences of runaway global warming, and we will be heading toward the even worse runaway greenhouse gas effect, which ripped the atmosphere off Venus. 

If this occurs, humanity will likely face total extinction sometime around or before 2070-2100. 

Do you still think new technologies will save us from our actions at the last minute? 

There are those people who believe that geoengineering, carbon capture, or some other new miracle technology will ride in like a knight on a white horse just in time to save humanity from the natural consequences of its actions, inactions, and mistakes. Click here to read about why this "technology will save us" fairy tale will not happen or will be "far too little far too late" to save us.

 

 

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