What Research Reveals About Carbon Capture, Solar Radiation Management and The United Nations – The Only Hope For Your Children’s Future
“The climate emergency is the fight of our lives and for our lives.”
– Antonio Guterres, U.N. Secretary General
PLUGGING THE BLACK HOLE THAT THREATENS THE WHITE HOUSE CLIMATE PLAN
Revised February 11, 2021
“At present we are on track to become sustainable and extinct. Persistent legacy emissions plus mid-2030s point-of-no-return “tipping levels” equals game over for this particular round of living species on our planet.”
Forwarding this document to decision makers in your orbit is a moral imperative. This document contains key information, without which success in managing Climate Change will necessarily fail. These are strong words. Stay with me now and you will be convinced.
This is a difficult, challenging and perilous time for the United States and those who work on her behalf. No one needs more problems and no one wants to be the bearer to bad news. Of all the issues that threaten our security and survival, however, the most deadly and final is global warming. I hope herein to convey the urgent necessity of addressing the unseen danger in climate change “legacy” carbon emissions, and doing so in enough time to avoid the 450 ppm Climate Deadline rushing up on us. As humanity struggles to prove its worthiness to survive under the burden of global warming, and its probable mutant stepchild (due to climate-altered viral and bacterial exchanges between species) COVID-19, the Biden-Harris Administration has lit a new fire of hope. On January 27th President Biden established the Office of Domestic Climate Policy, the National Climate Task Force and for good measure a Civilian Climate Corps. The Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad is a breathtaking leap forward, a “whole-of-government” approach to the Climate Crisis. The Climate Executive Order provides for emissions reduction, sustainability, mitigation, new jobs, climate justice and more. This is a dream come true for those of us who have been fighting for environmental sanity all of our lives!
LEGACY EMISSIONS ARE TERMINAL AND NOT GOING ANYWHERE
And yet this most ambitious climate policy arrives with a Black Hole at its center which, if unaddressed, will suck these efforts into its gravity well before they have begun. It is imperative that the Climate Executive Order also address the need to remove already existing carbon emissions in the atmosphere. Without manually removing existing atmospheric carbon, even should we reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero, it will have no meaningful impact on the course of climate disruption.
Since our first time at bat in the global warming game some 50 years ago, man-made greenhouse gas emissions have continued to increase and accumulate in our atmosphere. From 1850 to 2019 human activity dumped escalating levels of greenhouse gasses so that today we have approximately 950 gigatons of CO2 alone circling above us. The effect of this has been to trap large amounts of global warming solar radiation. At present the amount of energy trapped is roughly equivalent to exploding 400,000 Hiroshima-class atomic bombs each day 365 days a year. Eventually this carbon (and ozone, and chlorofluorocarbons, and methane, and nitrous oxide) will be “recycled” through natural processes – but that “eventually” is in the neighborhood of up to thousands of years from now. Meanwhile, in the mid-2030’s, at around 450 ppm dissolved atmospheric carbon (or 10 GtC of ocean-dissolved CO2), geohistorical evidence has clearly shown us that the Earth will cross “tipping levels” and lock into a “new normal”. This new normal will be incompatible with the continued survival of most land and aquatic species now enjoying Earth’s hospitality.
I refer to this simply as the “Climate Deadline”.Reforestation, carbon credits, shifting to alternative energy sources and the like will only make us feel better – much like sending “Get Well Soon” cards to Auschwitz. It is now 50 years past the time when we could repair the damage in our atmosphere simply by not doing more damage. Emissions reductions and sustainability are crucial for the future. At present they are a threat, a dangerous distraction and opiate for our anxiety. We will eventually need these tools to survive, but only if we first do our repair work on the already (for our purposes) destroyed atmosphere above us. (Note: The salient problem with 10 GtC of CO2 in the oceans is high acidity which will cause phytoplankton to stop producing their 80 percent share of the world’s oxygen.)
Based on an emissions reduction and sustainability only plan we will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a sustainable society…..while at the same time suffering a slow and brutal extinction due to the overload of legacy emissions in the atmosphere. If we have already launched enough nuclear warheads to destroy the entire planet, it won’t matter much if we do or don’t launch a few more.
THE PROCESS OF PLANETARY CHANGE IS ALREADY UNDERWAY
We see signs of this overload all around us as we force our planetary ecosystems further and further toward the completion of anthropocidal feedback loops. Some examples:
v A slowing and redirection of ocean currents which distribute heat around the planet.
v Dramatic melting of ice and thawing of permafrost at both poles – including in Greenland where they have lost over 500 billion tons of ice in the past 10 years alone leading to……
o A vast and accelerating release of stores of methane from beneath melting permafrost.
o And, unbelievably…..Arctic wildfires!
v And speaking of wildfires, in June and July 2020 alone NASA estimated that 205 megatons of CO2 were emitted from wildfires. Wildfires coincided with a heatwave in Siberia, where temperatures soared to more than 30C (86F) in some areas.
v Reduced or destroyed animal species and habitats such as during the Australian wildfires of 2019 when 80% of some animal’s habitats were destroyed.
v The emergence of new soil microbes which have begun to release increasing amounts of stored carbon from the ground.
v A fatal breech between plants and pollinators.
v Altered weather patterns leading to loss of life and costly infrastructure damage.
v Vastly worsening insect borne disease vectors.
v Increasing prevalence and intensity of viral and other diseases due to unnatural intersections between migrating humans and animals. (Note: Connecting the dots between global warming and the pandemic may be the only way to provide the public with a conceptual Climate Pearl Harbor and garner needed popular support for aggressive climate action.)
There are several reasons why researchers, relying on computer modeling, have consistently underestimated the gravity and speed of global warming, allowing these cascading changes to take us by surprise. First, there is a tendency to overlook the persistent nature of legacy emissions already in the atmosphere. Second, it is difficult to integrate into computer models the geohistorical evidence that, in every instance when the Earth reaches 450 ppm atmospheric carbon, the result is cataclysmic change in ecological systems. Third, the halo effect created by the fact that many researchers’ livelihoods and life purpose depend on the dismal status quo, rather than success in repairing our disrupted climate systems.
WE CAN’T EXPECT NATURE TO CLEAN UP OUR MESS
Legacy emissions are so long-lived that we must manually remove them. We must begin this task immediately. This will require the use of what are known as Negative Emissions Technologies (NET) added to the Climate Executive Order in four general steps.
First, we must tune public awareness to the presence of The Climate Black Hole. We do this by shifting our focus from the far-off “existential” metric of degrees-centigrade to the more bracing-but-accurate 450 ppm atmospheric CO2 (and, or 10 GtC in our oceans) pointing out that we are now at 417 ppm and increasing by 2.5 ppm each year. It is too easy for the public to pass off a few degrees centigrade as “a little uncomfortable, but Americans are tough”. Everyone needs to understand that we have approximately 15 year to develop and implement a massive program for manually repairing (not just avoiding further damage to) our atmosphere.
Second, we must gather together the best available technology for actively removing carbon directly from the atmosphere (and probably – as diplomatically unfeasible as it may be – using stratospheric misting to increase albedo and reduce solar radiation ). Thankfully, the Negative Emissions Technologies of Direct Air Carbon Capture (DAC) and Solar Radiation Management (SRM) are well-developed and carry very minimal risk (especially when compared to the horrifying certainty of crossing the Climate Deadline). Already, Dr. David Keith from Harvard has teamed with the Canadian Government and Occidental Petroleum to scale up DAC ground stations. Methods for “sequestering” and, or reformatting/reusing the carbon removed have been developed by many groups including Dr. Robert Fry at Climate Restoration Technologies, Inc. (CRT).
A Climate Deadline as soon as the mid-2030’s, at 450 ppm, is the gravest emergency humanity has faced. We must examine rationally, in the light of current data, the high degree of safety and efficacy of DAC and SRM. We must shrug off the antiquated fears of the “geoengineering boogeyman” that have mired the progress of even such climate luminaries as Vice President Al Gore in the past. We can’t fix an artificially caused problem with a passive “natural” solution. We need to clean up our own mess, and it’s going to take a mop and a broom to do it.
Third, we must focus the use of the Defense Production Act and the Civilian Climate Corps to get on war footing with global warming and bring our nation’s negative emissions technology efforts to sufficient scale to capture and re-utilize gigatons of carbon each year. The Administration has wisely surmised that the climate crisis brings with it an opportunity for the creation of millions of stable, good-paying jobs and these must initially be in the construction and operation of Direct Air Carbon Capture infrastructure. By 2025 DAC facilities must be up and running and capable of capturing a net 10 GtC/yr of CO2 per year if we hope to skirt the Climate Deadline.
Fourth, we must look to our Climate Envoy Sec. John Kerry to marshal other nations in following our lead. (After the recent Paris Administrative Court ruling holding the government there legally responsible “ecological damage” linked to global warming France might be happy to join the effort.) Very importantly, an active Negative Emissions program can play out far differently on the international stage than the past 50 years of never-ending, snails-pace, debates over reductions and carbon credits. The United States can take an entirely fresh and proactive approach. We can do what we do so well – innovate and build – initiating the deployment of large-scale Direct Air Carbon Capture facilities at home and elsewhere, leveraging our allies and the United Nations in the process. This vastly different, proactive stance will free us from the quicksand of endless discussion and jockeying for position while giving China a whole new technology race.
THE EXECUTIVE ORDER ON TACKLING THE CLIMATE CRISIS – GO BIG OR NO HOME
Integrating a Negative Emission Technology plan into the Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis will not be simple. Neither was our participation in ending World War II, but then as now it was necessary (and the stakes were much lower). A passive approach ultimately did not work. It will not work here. If we are to win this fight, it will be overwhelming and massive, a tooth and nail struggle with time already running out. Moreover, it cannot be passively achieved through the simple reduction of further harm to our thin layer of atmosphere – it must be an active effort through the building of a large-scale carbon removal infrastructure. If sufficiently motivated humans can build a massive network of fossil fuel exploration and extraction apparatus including SPAR platforms reaching thousands of feet to the sea floor we should be able to do this! Also, in this battle no one needs to die – in fact we can stop the dying – and the spending which is already in the trillions (not counting the COVID-19 pandemic as an effect of altered climate).
In conclusion, at present we are on track to become sustainable and extinct. Each of the next generations of our children and grandchildren will be more tortured than the last. Safety is waiting for us back at James Hansen’s 350 ppm – which is now over 60 ppm behind us! Let’s use Earth Day 2021 to add Negative Emissions Technologies to January 27th’s Executive Order before the Climate Black Hole sucks up any hope of returning a future to future generations.
– Dr. Christian R. Komor, Climate Deadline Alliance
ABOUT DR CHRISTIAN R. KOMOR
The Director of Climate Deadline Alliance, Dr. Christian R. Komor began a 30-year career in public service after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Wright State University in 1989. Dr. Komor is the author of numerous books translated into multiple languages including “The Power of Being” (1992), “Driving Ourselves Sane” (2012) and “Climate Deadline 2035” (2017). The release of Dr. Komor’s first book, “The Power of Being” (1992) provided a forewarning of, and solutions for, the crisis of escalating consumerism and excess which now threatens our global way of life in the form of Climate Change. As a sought-after national speaker and lecturer Dr. Komor has been the focus of dozens of articles, and television and radio interviews. Originally a native of Michigan, Dr. Komor migrated to the American Southwest in the early 2000’s falling in love with the diversity of Arizona’s land and people. Dr. Komor was a 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate in Arizona running on a Climate Change platform.
In 2016-2017 Dr. Komor trained with Al Gores “Climate Reality” team in which then led to work with and a group of senior scientists and engineers in Colorado working for the past dozen years on Negative Emissions Technologies. In late 2017 he published the first edition of “Climate Deadline 2035” a harbinger of what the United Nations has since called the “climate emergency”. In January 2018 Dr. Komor announced his run for Arizona Governor in order to gain public awareness for the need to actively remove carbon rom the atmosphere and the mid-2030’s deadline for doing so.
In early 2019 Dr. Komor became the Chief Litigant in a US District Court lawsuit on climate which eventually became part of the largest civil action to date addressing global warming. In early 2020 Dr. Komor’s “Omnicide Brief” was accepted by the International Criminal Court and is currently under review there.
In late 2019 Chris founded the Climate Deadline Alliance (CDA) a 501(c)3 educational organization. The Climate Deadline Alliance advises on climate policy – predicts next-step scenarios and disseminating next-level solutions.
– Dr. Christian R. Komor, Climate Deadline Alliance
Establish National Program for Negative Emissions Technologies – Direct Air Carbon Capture & Solar Radiation Management
Created by C.K. on December 30, 2020
Mitigation, carbon reduction and sustainability are important for our future survival, but currently an omnicidal distraction from the climate deadlines of the mid-2030’s. We will then reach 450 parts per million atmospheric carbon and 310 GtC of ocean-dissolved CO2. Geologic records demonstrate the former will trigger the Earth to shift into a “new normal” inconsistent with human survival. The latter will cause phytoplankton to stop producing 80% of the world’s oxygen. At this late date, our only civilization-preserving option is to mobilize Negative Emissions Technologies (NET) of Direct Air Carbon Removal (DAC) and Solar Radiation Management (SRM) to remove a net 10 GtC/yr of CO2 per year starting in 2025. Congress must immediately act to establish DAC and SRM programs.
EMISSION REDUCTIONS AND SUSTAINABILITY ARE NOT ENOUGH TO ARREST CLIMATE CHANGE BEFORE THE MID-2030’S. ONLY THE NEGATIVE EMISSIONS TECHNOLOGIES ARE POWERFUL ENOUGH – BUT WE MUST MOVE SWIFTLY AND ON A MASSIVE SCALE BEFORE WE HIT THE CLIMATE DEADLINE 2035
“The suffering we are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is yet another manifestation of Climate Change (acting through alterations in human-animal disease vectors). Climate scientists have awaited a “Climate Pearl Harbor” which will awaken the public and politicians to the urgency and magnitude of our global warming plight….and here it is! But will we awaken and have the wisdom to direct our frustration with this deadly virus into the correct action? The path forward is an extremely narrow one and rapidly closing. We must bypass the temptation to rest in futuristic hopes of mitigation, carbon reduction and sustainability and instead mobilize the Negative Emissions Technologies (NET) of Direct Air Carbon Capture (DAC) and Solar Radiation Management (SRM) to deal first with existing legacy emissions. Only then can we be sustainable. Starting in 2025 we must capture a net 10 GtC/yr (10 billion metric tons) average CO2 per year if we hope to skirt the twin points of no return in the mid-2030’s – 450 parts per million atmospheric carbon and 310 GtC of ocean-dissolved CO2. (Inarguable geologic records demonstrate the former will trigger the Earth to shift to a new normal inconsistent with human survival. The latter will cause phytoplankton to stop producing 80% of the world’s oxygen.) Existing legacy carbon is not going away because we stop adding more – not for up to thousands of years. It must by actively removed. What can you, or your organization do to restore your children’s future-now-forfeit – use any avenues open to you – including joining the Climate Deadline Alliance (and the “Omnicide Complaint” now being reviewed by the International Criminal Court), pushing awareness of the necessity for a cooperative global effort to remove carbon from the atmosphere in your social groups, joining and advocating for NET in environmental organizations, supporting any ballot initiatives or candidates who are working for DAC/SRM, and contacting individuals with high visibility, connections, access and resources who can take action toward a global DAC/SRM effort. As in World War II everyone must be part of this effort. Do not delay, we need all hands on deck and time is short.”
– Dr. Christian R. Komor
SUMMARY OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Ending greenhouse gas emissions may not stop global warming: study
by Marlowe Hood
Even if humanity stopped emitting greenhouse gases tomorrow, Earth will warm for centuries to come and oceans will rise by metres, according to a controversial modelling study published Thursday.
Natural drivers of global warming—more heat-trapping clouds, thawing permafrost, and shrinking sea ice—already set in motion by carbon pollution will take on their own momentum, researchers from Norway reported in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.
“According to our models, humanity is beyond the point-of-no-return when it comes to halting the melting of permafrost using greenhouse gas cuts as the single tool,” lead author Jorgen Randers, a professor emeritus of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School, told AFP.
“If we want to stop this melting process we must do something in addition—for example, suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and store it underground, and make Earth’s surface brighter.”
Using a stripped-down climate model, Randers and colleague Ulrich Goluke projected changes out to the year 2500 under two scenarios: the instant cessation of emissions, and the gradual reduction of planet warming gases to zero by 2100.
In an imaginary world where carbon pollution stops with a flip of the switch, the planet warms over the next 50 years to about 2.3 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels—roughly half-a-degree above the target set in the 2015 Paris Agreement—and cools slightly after that.
Earth’s surface today is 1.2C hotter than it was in the mid-19th century, when temperatures began to rise.
But starting in 2150, the model has the planet beginning to gradually warm again, with average temperatures climbing another degree over the following 350 years, and sea levels going up by at least three metres.
Under the second scenario, Earth heats up to levels that would tear at the fabric of civilization far more quickly, but ends up at roughly the same point by 2500.
The core finding—contested by leading climate scientists—is that several thresholds, or “tipping points”, in Earth’s climate system have already been crossed, triggering a self-perpetuating process of warming, as has happened millions of years in the past.
One of these drivers is the rapid retreat of sea ice in the Arctic.
Since the late 20th century, millions of square kilometres of snow and ice—which reflects about 80 percent of the Sun’s radiative force back into space—have been replaced in summer by open ocean, which absorbs the same percentage instead.
Another source is the thawing of permafrost, which holds twice as much carbon as there is in the atmosphere. The third is increasing amounts of water vapor, which also has a warming effect.
Reactions from half-a-dozen leading climate scientists to the study—which the authors acknowledge is schematic—varied sharply, with some saying the findings merit follow-up research, and others rejecting it out of hand.
“The model used here is … not shown to be a credible representation of the real climate system,” said Richard Betts, head of climate impacts research at the University of Exeter.
“In fact, it is directly contradicted by more established and extensively evaluated climate models.”
Mark Maslin, a professor of climatology at University College London, also pointed to shortcomings in the model, known as ESCIMO, describing the study as a “thought experiment.”
“What the study does draw attention to is that reducing global carbon emissions to zero by 2050″—a goal championed by the UN and embraced by a growing number of countries—”is just the start of our actions to deal with climate change.”
Even the more sophisticated models used in the projections of the UN’s scientific advisory body, the IPCC, show that the Paris climate pact temperature goals cannot be reached unless massive amounts of CO2 are removed from the atmosphere.
One way to do that is planting billions of trees. Experimental technologies have shown that sucking CO2 out of the air can be done mechanically, but so far not at the scale required.
EMISSION REDUCTIONS AND SUSTAINABILITY ARE NOT ENOUGH TO ARREST CLIMATE CHANGE BEFORE THE MID-2030’S. ONLY THE NEGATIVE EMISSIONS TECHNOLOGIES ARE POWERFUL ENOUGH – BUT WE MUST MOVE SWIFTLY AND ON A MASSIVE SCALE
“The suffering we are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is yet another manifestation of Climate Change (acting through alterations in human-animal disease vectors). Climate scientists have awaited a “Climate Pearl Harbor” which will awaken the public and politicians to the urgency and magnitude of our global warming plight….and here it is! But will we awaken and have the wisdom to direct our frustration with this deadly virus into the correct action? The path forward is an extremely narrow one and rapidly closing. We must bypass the temptation to rest in futuristic hopes of mitigation, carbon reduction and sustainability and instead mobilize the Negative Emissions Technologies (NET) of Direct Atmospheric Removal of Excess-Carbon (DARE) and Solar Radiation Management (SRM) to deal first with existing legacy emissions. Only then can we be sustainable. Starting in 2025 we must capture a net 10 GtC/yr (10 billion metric tons) average CO2 per year if we hope to skirt the twin points of no return in the mid-2030’s – 450 parts per million atmospheric carbon and 310 GtC of ocean-dissolved CO2. (Inarguable geologic records demonstrate the former will trigger the Earth to shift to a new normal inconsistent with human survival. The latter will cause phytoplankton to stop producing 80% of the world’s oxygen.) Existing legacy carbon is not going away because we stop adding more – not for up to thousands of years. It must by actively removed. What can you, or your organization do to restore your children’s future-now-forfeit – use any avenues open to you – including joining the Climate Deadline Alliance (and the “omnicide Complaint” now at the International Criminal Court) – to push awareness of the necessity for a cooperative global effort to remove carbon from the atmosphere so that those who have the visibility, connections, access and resources will take action toward a global DARE/SRM effort. As in World War II everyone must be part of this effort. Do not delay, we need all hands on deck and time is short.” – Dr. Christian R. Komor
SUMMARY OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
What’s happening right now in Midland Michigan and coastal India are good examples of what I’ve talked about in Climate Deadline 2035. Unfortunately, we are going to start to see an accumulation of climate related disasters overlaid on top of one another. (Right now, we have people trying to social distance while inside flood shelters!) When you combine that with dwindling resources and a synergistic interaction between disasters causing a non-linear acceleration in atmospheric warming itself the only possible solution will be and is deployment of already existing technology for removing carbon directly from the atmosphere. The only component missing is the will of human beings to organize behind this endeavor.
The danger behind giving money to organizations like the NRDC and the Center for Biological Diversity, etc. is that they are siphoning off the public will necessary to do this. People think they’re actually doing something (which they would be if this was the 1970s or we were already passed the Climate deadline in the mid-20s 30s) but unfortunately all those efforts are going to be steamrolled over unless we get some form of land or ocean based direct carbon capture (Or possibly solar radiation management though this appears to upset too many people) set up.
As for me after completing the rewrite of Climate Deadline 2035 and with a legal brief submitted to the International Criminal Court there’s not much more I can do without funding. Hopefully, you will have contacts and resources. What we really need are to get some folks with high visibility campaigning for direct carbon capture. I have discovered over the years you have to know someone who knows those people or you physically have to go to where they are and try to meet with them and for that you need financial resources. I’ve already spent all mine campaigning for this over the past several years.
So it’s all hands on deck and good luck to everyone.
PLEASE JOIN US IN ASKING THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE TO INVESTIGATE THE “CANADIAN OMNICIDE COMPLAINT”
Many of you may have given up hope for arresting global warming in time. Our emissions trajectory is now too steep and our legacy emissions too extensive (415ppm carbon) for even a full and immediate stop to greenhouse gas emissions to prevent us from crossing the anthropocene extinction boundary in the mid-2030’s. The UN declared a Global Climate Emergency in 2019, but what emergency measures are possible when emissions reductions and renewable transitions are no longer enough? Meanwhile, climate change fueled viruses, crop-failures, hurricanes, earthquakes, mudslides and migrations continue to distract our energies.
We do have the technology to safely and effectively put a hold on global warming in a matter of months using Solar Radiation Management (SRM) – a small amount of regional polar peroxide misting. We also have the new capability to deploy Direct Air Carbon Capture (DACC) and remove the massive overload of legacy carbon (CO2) persisting in our atmosphere.
We have the tools to repair our damaged atmosphere, but their use will require a concerted global effort such as we have not seen since World War II. Given the increasing complexity and territoriality of international relations, the possibility of a coordinated carbon removal effort by the United Nations, governments, NGOs, and multinational corporations is virtually nil.
Meanwhile, in spite of a half-century of knowledge of the massive global cost in human life and many pledges and promises to reform, Canada’s carbon emissions instead continue to soar. In that country alone, government figures anticipate an emissions increase of 38% by 2030, mainly due to the expanding “Tar Sands” projects. Canadian emissions are expected to reach 815 megatons of CO2 by 2030 (up from 590 megatons in 1990).
With these realities in mind, in February 2020 the Climate Deadline Alliance filed a Complaint with the International Criminal Court in the Hague. The Complaint alleges the government of Canada is guilty of the crime of omnicide through the intentional release of the chemical Weapon of Mass Destruction analog Carbon. Omnicide is the most grave of all crimes against humanity. The Complaint alleges premeditation – like most governments Canada is well aware there is now irrefutable geologic evidence that, at the fast-approaching level of 450 ppm atmospheric carbon, an irreversible course will be set for omnicide occurring for the most part prior to the end of our current century. Aware of this danger, as a countermeasure the Canadian government has been funding and is in possession of undeployed, at-scale Direct Air Carbon Capture technology – the most advanced in the world.
The Climate Deadline Alliance believes a Complaint in International Criminal Court may be the only remaining pathway for those of us intent on restoring our children’s now-forfeit-future. The ICC has the jurisdiction to order the Government of Canada to deploy their carbon removal technology. (This would likely start a cascade reaction as Canada sought to share the “burden of guilt” with other nations. This, in turn, would generate international coordination – our primary obstacle to resolving the Climate Emergency.)
Submitting a Complaint to the International Criminal Court is one thing. Assisting ICC Prosecutors in finding the courage and foresight to take up the prosecution is another. Without encouragement and support from environmental organizations, vigorous investigation by journalists, and pressure from citizens the world over the Canadian Omnicide Complaint may not see a courtroom. Because of its potential impact and unusual nature, the Complaint may be buried intentionally or unintentionally by the ICC or other elements. This is where you, your social networks and organizations you work for, or support can carry the day. We have learned the facts and protested in the streets. Now is the time for progress. Here is how you can help!
1. Encourage everyone in your social circles to sign the Omnicide petition which you can find at www.climatedeadline2035.com/petition.
2. Make a phone call, send an email or letter asking the ICC Prosecutors to open the Canadian Omnicide Investigation:
ICC Office of the Prosecutor
Post Office Box 19519
2500 CM The Hague
+31 (0) 70 515 80 71
+31 (0) 70 515 88 98
Fax +31 70 515 8555
Liaison Office of the International Criminal Court to the United Nations
Ms Karen Mosoti, Head of the Office
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 476
New York NY 10017
Tel: 1 212 486 1346/47/62
Fax: 1 212 486 1361
OCEAN ASSISTED CARBON CAPTURE & REFLECTION – AN OPTIMUM CLIMATE ENGINEERING SOLUTION
THIS IS NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL – LEARN MORE AND LET’S GET GET IN THIS FIGHT!
Climate Deadline 2035 by Dr. Christian R. Komor
Climate Deadline 2035: 2020 Edition (read first chapter free)
World Resources Institute – Carbon Removal
The Earth Institute: Columbia University – Sustainability
Climate Decision Making Center
NASA Global Climate Change
Development of Carbon Dioxide Removal Systems
The Carbon Cycle
MIT D.A.R.E. Contest Proposals for Direct Carbon Removal
Climate Decision Making Center
The Carbon X Prize
The Virgin Earth Challenge
U.N. Climate Change Summit
Extinction Rebellion US
US Climate Foundation
How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong
CLIMATE DEADLINE 2035 – ALL NEW, REVISED, NON-PROFIT, AND AVAILABLE ON ALL AMAZON FORMATS
With an unerring track record predicting the twists and turns of the global warming saga, Climate Adviser Dr. Christian R. Komor’s Climate Deadline 2035 has become a quiet standard for knowing what our next move will be in countering the climate crisis. Continually updated with research from this rapidly evolving crisis, the JUST RELEASED 2020 Edition addresses: Why we must reduce atmospheric carbon below 350 ppm before fast-developing ecological feedback-loops close our window of opportunity; How focusing on renewable energy, carbon credits and sustainability too soon is leading us deeper into a trap; Why our children’s only hope of avoiding a horrific future is through removing carbon directly from our atmosphere while increasing solar reflectivity; What safe, sane and even profitable Emergency Climate Engineering technologies now exist ready to be scaled-up; Why establishing a UN Environmental Council (UNEC) with the UN Environment Program (UNEP) to operationalize Emergency Climate Engineering is the only way of reacting rapidly enough to the global warming threat and avoid Climate Deadline 2035; Why so many people are still sitting on their hands in this moment of peril and why (as in our previous World Wars) all of us must pitch in or we will all lose everything.
If you are feeling anxious, uncertain or powerless about climate change, Climate Deadline 2035 will provide the hope, and answers you and your family need to navigate our Climate Emergency and carve out your own role in restoring a future to our children and promise for future generations.
WHY READ A BOOK ON CLIMATE CHANGE BY A PSYCHOLOGIST?
Global warming has not become an emergency due to a lack of science – we have been collecting massive amounts of data on atmospheric disruption for half a century! Climate Change and its tremendous cost is in the news every day now, overshadowing all other human problems. Neither are we in need of more solutions – we have the capability for removing carbon form the atmosphere and reducing solar radiation right now today. What we are missing is the fighting spirit we had in previous World War Efforts……. and that’s about psychology!
Doctor of Psychology and Climate Analyst Dr. Christian R. Komor began a 30-year career in public service after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Wright State University in 1989. In the mid-1990’s Dr. Komor founded one of the largest private, multidisciplinary, healthcare centers in Western Michigan. The release of Dr. Komor’s first book, “The Power of Being” (1992) provided a forewarning of, and solutions for, the building environmental and social crisis which has now manifested a Climate Emergency. Now the author of over two dozen books, Dr. Komor retrained under Vice President Al Gore and leading climate scientists, ran for Arizona Governor on a fierce climate platform in 2018, and in 2019 became chief litigant in a Federal District Court to compel the United States to research, select and deploy Emergency Climate Engineering.
SPECIFIC THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY
I encourage you to think of Climate Deadline 2035 the way you would a book on exercise and fitness. It’s not going to do much good if you just read the book. The results come from putting what you have learned into action! If the ideas below aren’t enough or you don’t know where to start just get in touch and we will assist!
1) Contact your representatives in the Federal and State House and Senate to demand the for a committee to explore DARE as a safe, rapid and effective solution to global warming.
2) Make a donation of $25, $50, $75 or $100 to support the effort to promote DARE/SRM. I suggest everyone donate 5 hours a week and 5 percent of each paycheck to promote DARE/SRM.
3) Cut and paste the information here and share about DARE/SRM on all your social media networks. If you have an email list of friends and family send them. (So many people today are feeling hopeless and fearful regarding Climate Change. You will be doing a great service letting those you care about know there is something they can do to solve the problem.)
4) Write and article, blog or letter to the editor for your workplace or social group or even you local newspaper.
6) If your already involved with environmental organizations let them know about DARE. Many still mistakenly believe recycling programs and alternative energy will be enough to get us past the current emergency.
7) Extinction Rebellion (XR) has emerged recently as an important Climate Change organization that needs to hear about DARE/SRM and be encouraged to work with the United Nations. If you have access, share what you have learned!
8) Younger people are waking up to the travesty Climate Change means for them. Give talks based on this book at schools, colleges, youth groups, a local YMCA.
9) If you have contact with a high-visibility individual (a movie or recording artist or other famous person) talk to them about what they can do to promote DARE and SRM and, or refer them to talk with our team.
10) The sky really is the limit – if you think about it you nothing to lose and everything to gain. Write a book, run for governor, file a lawsuit in District Court 🙂
11) Without getting too political, it is essential to be aware that runaway corporate activity is primarily responsible for damaging our climate. To prevent a re-occurrence, we must ensure that the solutions we pursue are directed by the public. We must find ways to strengthen representative government and remove corporate influence from government even as we build the platform for carbon removal.
12) Fossil fuel companies are crucial. They have the resources and the duty to implement DARE/SRM. They know resources are running out and are the feeling pressure. Converting their use from the conventional “dirty” consumption to 90 percent efficient CCS consumption would benefit everyone. Currently Sunoco is the only oil company that has signed the CERES (Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies) principles, is a Global Sullivan Principles Signatory, and has a non-discrimination policy. Sunoco is also a BELC (Business Environmental Leadership Council) member, and they have officially stated that they acknowledge that Climate Change is affecting our planet adversely. By contrast, a Harvard University analysis of hundreds of ExxonMobil documents found that the company deliberately tried to hide the truth about the direct connection between carbon emissions and global warming.
13) It’s VERY important that you get involved in a group working on climate change! Everyone should be! Think of it this way – If everyone went off to fight WWII on their own without joining the military the outcome is easy to guess. As was true with that crisis we need to organizing groups to keep our focus on what needs to be done and stay in action. Also, most organizations are still stuck in the renewable-sustainable version of the future that is NOT going to work. Tell them what you have learned here about Climate-Engineering and convince them to start a exploratory committee or to immediately push for the establishment of a program for Direct Atmospheric Removal of Excess-Carbon and Solar Radiation Management. There is strength in numbers and this is the only way this is going to get done! Here is the list.
American Farmland Trust
American Horticultural Society
American Oceans Campaign
African Wildlife Federation
Center for Marine Conservation
Citizens’ Environmental Coalition
Defenders of Wildlife
Earthhope Action Network
Environmental Working Group
Extinction Rebellion XR
Friends of the Earth
International Wildlife Coalition
League of Conservation Voters
Museum of Science, Boston,
National Audubon Society
National Environmental Trust
National Geographic Society
National Parks Conservation Association
National Religious Partnership for the Environment
National Resources Defense Council
National Tribal Environmental Council
National Wildlife Federation
Nature and Environmental Writers
New Mexico Environment Law Center
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Rainforest Action Network
Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)
Trust for Public Land
Union of Concerned Scientists
Wildlife Conservation Society
World Resources Institute
World Watch Institute
World Wildlife Fund
14) Don’t underestimate the emotions and psychological challenges of coming to terms with our Climate Emergency. Try not to isolate – share your feelings with someone. There are also a great many opinions, approaches and beliefs out there – including about the role of our government and corporations in Climate Change. (A friend recently shared his belief that there are many businesses our there that welcome Climate Change because governments and individuals will be buying their products to cope and mitigate the problems!) We need to stay proactively focused on the first goal which is Solar Radiation Management and Direct Atmospheric Removal of Excess Carbon. This is a war and in war we need to not get pulled off course by emotions, other perfectly reasonable considerations, other people’s agendas, etc. either we accomplish the goal, or we do not. We must stay below 450 ppm and then become sustainable. That’s it.
The ability to process information and make decisions without being disabled by extreme emotional responses is threatened by climate change. Some emotional response is normal, and even negative emotions are a necessary part of a fulfilling life. In the extreme case, however, they can interfere with our ability to think rationally, plan our behavior, and consider alternative actions.
An extreme weather event can be a source of trauma, and the experience can cause disabling emotions. More subtle and indirect effects of climate change can add stress to people’s lives in varying degrees. Whether experienced indirectly or directly, stressors to our climate translate into impaired mental health that can result in depression and anxiety (USGCRP, 2016). Although everyone is able to cope with a certain amount of stress, the accumulated effects of compound stress can tip a
person from mentally healthy to mentally ill. Even uncertainty can be a source of stress and a risk factor for psychological distress (Greco & Roger, 2003). People can be negatively affected by hearing about the negative experiences of others, and by fears—founded or unfounded—about their own potential vulnerability.
Following disasters, damage to social or community infrastructural components, such as food systems and medical services, results in many acute consequences for psychological well-being. In contrast, gradual impacts of climate change, like changes in weather patterns and rising sea levels, will cause some of the most resounding chronic psychological consequences.
Acute and chronic mental health effects include the following:
• Trauma and shock
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Compounded stress
• Strains on social relationships
• Substance abuse
• Aggression and violence
• Loss of personally important places
• Loss of autonomy and control
• Loss of personal and occupational identity
• Feelings of helplessness, fear, fatalism, nostalgia, and eco-anxiety
In order to support individuals’ success in becoming resilient, the following are tips to consider that address personal attributes and support social cohesion:
• Build belief in one’s own resilience.
• Foster optimism.
• Cultivate active coping and self-regulation.
• Find a source of personal meaning.
• Boost personal preparedness.
• Support social networks.
• Encourage connection to parents, family, and other role models.
• Uphold connection to place.
• Maintain connections to one’s culture
Climate solutions not only improve the quality of our air and food but also enhance our cognitive abilities and strengthen our mental health.
• Physical commuting, such as biking or walking, can reduce stress and other mental illnesses, as well as improve cognitive function and academic performance.
• Public transportation invigorates community mental health by creating opportunities and networks to increase community cohesion.
• Green spaces reduce people’s stress levels and promote positive social interactions.
• Clean energy benefits lung function in children and can help prevent.
• Symptoms of anxiety and depression that are brought on by pollution.
15) We suggest you sit down with those close to you and brainstorm ways of assisting with Ocean Assisted Carbon Capture & Reflection. No contribution is too small or too large in this time of world crisis. If you need ideas contact us.
Most Importantly – If you feel the information in the book is important pass it on to everyone you know including all your social networks. I did not feel there was time to spend many months securing a publisher, so this book is self-published on Amazon. That means no one sees it unless they hear about it or happen to run into it doing a search. I believe we need this information to “go viral” and only you can make that happen!”
Peace in Your Heart and Fortune in Your Steps,
Dr. Christian R. Komor, Climate Repair Advocate
Author, “Climate Deadline 2035”