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What Are The Seven Greatest Global Adaptive Challenges Facing Millennials, Younger Generations, and Humanity as a Whole?

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We invite you to consider the following percolating caldron of the seven most critical global challenges that face Millennials, our younger generations, and humanity...

The Seven Greatest Global Adaptive Challenges Facing Our Younger Generations and Humanity Today

Global Challenge 1: Failing to evolve a single global government with legislative, judicial, and enforceable executive powers. If you think deeply about it, you will discover that this first global challenge and critical evolutionary failure of having no unified or truly effective global government IS the single biggest core reason and structural cause of climate destabilization. Its evolutionary absence alone acts to facilitate, escalate, and enable all of the other great global challenges that we currently face (listed farther below).

It bears repeating... the lack of the existence of a single global government with both executive verification powers and executive enforcement powers based on common global laws allows humanity's biggest global challenges listed below to either:

a.) exist at all,

b.) continue to exist or,

c.) to remain perpetually unresolved and/or worsening.

Global Challenge 2: Overpopulation Earth may have only the resource carrying capacity for about 2 billion people. We are near 8 billion racing to 9.4 billion by or before 2050.

Global Challenge 3: Irreversible Global Warming. Fueled by overpopulation global warming is caused by the carbon and methane greenhouse gas pollution of our atmosphere. Because of this escalating global warming emergency, we have radically increased the destabilization of our global climate. This increasing average global temperature in both the atmosphere and the oceans further creates a crossover domino effect of reef collapse, desertification, deforestation, coastline loss due to sea level rise, wildfires, droughts, 1,000-year superstorms, floods, key productive soils degradation, disruptive growing season changes, food shortages and species extinction. Global warming also increases water pollution from numerous sources such as excessive ocean carbon pollution capture or global warming ocean heat capture or, other climate and climate-related pollution sources. 

Global Challenge 4: Resource Depletion and Overshoot. Fueled by overpopulation and climate destabilization, we will have increasing food shortages (1 billion people are already hungry.). Ocean fish stocks are also suffering catastrophic losses. We will be soon facing energy shortages caused by the early attainment of peak oil. Depleting our many different kinds of Earth quantity-limited, nonrenewable, and even renewable resources to unsustainable levels also increases global poverty by making those essential resources more expensive. (If you are not certain about what resource overshoot fully means, click here.)

Global Challenge 5: Global Economic Instability. All of the above challenges act in concert to increase global poverty, economic instability, economic inequality (conflicts between rich and poor) and rising national deficits. National deficits are rising in many countries in highly unsustainable ways. These deficits are happening due to the escalating costs of growing global challenges. Even worse, these ballooning national deficits are moving us closer toward an eventual bursting global financial bubble. Imagine a global financial depression or crisis occurring as we also try to solve all of these other global challenges. In a new global financial crisis or global depression, there would be even less resources to solve the other global challenges.

Global Challenge 6: Political Instability in Countries with Low Management Capabilities or Low Resource Resilience or High Deficits. All of the above global five challenges plus increased political instability act in concert to further increase the likelihood of more wars, terrorism, and political injustice. And finally,

Global Challenge 7: Global Pandemic. As all of the above six other resilience-reducing global challenges get worse, this also increases the probability of a global pandemic. (This is due to existing or new diseases being poorly treated, the mobility and migration of world populations and the overall deterioration of global health services as the stew of all of the global challenges listed above comes to a global warming amplified boil.)

Of the Seven Great Global Adaptive Challenges Listed Above --- One Global Challenge is CURRENTLY the Single Most Dangerous Keystone Security Risk and Threat Multiplier

Excluding the challenge of having no real global government (which is an evolutionary, structural and developmental issue) irreversible global warming is the most dangerous challenge because it is a keystone threat multiplier and a center "arch" of almost all of the other major global challenges listed above. 

It is the most dangerous keystone challenge because:

a.) It is an immediate threat already unfolding and causing huge global problems and it is rapidly growing far worse toward crossing more know and unknown climate tipping points that have made it currently irreversible and will end most of the human species if we do not act soon. (This article discusses most of the unknown climate tipping points Also see this new article on global warming and its tipping points that has been read over 740,000 times.)

b.) it is both the keystone challenge amongst the other major global challenges and the largest single multiplier and amplifier of the already huge problems caused by most of the other listed challenges above!

c.) It is also the most immediate and probable meta-trigger for the greatest growing possibility of a chain reaction of whipsawing simultaneous ecological, economic, social and political catastrophes and the converging system collapses involving directly or indirectly most of the other great challenges listed above.

Irreversible global warming has the greatest possible negative effect on humanity as a whole. Because of the combined meta-triggering, multiplying, and whipsawing effects of irreversible global warming on humanity's other critical global challenges, global warming is also the most likely catalytic source for what could very well turn out to be the greatest tragedy in all of human history!

d.) Even though things currently may be going well in your local or national area, because of the escalating and multiple consequences of irreversible global warming, it can be said that we are now going through a natural evolutionary regression period involving the worsening of most of our greatest global challenges towards an eventual catastrophic convergence that will eventually destabilize our current local, regional and national areas.

"No existing emergency preparedness program, government, NGO or international organization is even remotely close to being prepared for, or capable of recovering from the large-scale convergence, whipsawing, and amplification of most of Earth's greatest global challenges fueled by the keystone security risk and threat multiplier of irreversible global warming. This is the 'perfect storm of perfect storms' and the potential death spiral of the human species." --Lawrence Wollersheim

Take a moment to reflect on these ideas and then ask yourself the following question:

"Do you too believe that our current escalating levels of escalating global warming could trigger, multiply and whipsaw almost all of the above other global adaptive challenges listed above into a great catastrophic convergence?"


If you do believe this to be a real possibility, then take some time now to review an honest, positive, and effective new plan that our organization is forwarding to help mitigate and prepare for irreversible global warmingClick here to see the Job One for Humanity Plan for adapting to irreversible global warming.

If you are under 30, there is, unfortunately, one more unique global adaptive challenge that you face more so than those who are older. Click here to see that additional global challenge.


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