CLIMATE DEADLINE 2035

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

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WHAT IS THE 2021 FEDERAL COURT ACTION KOMOR v. THE UNITED STATES 1:21-cv-01560-GPG ALL ABOUT?

CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL

We’ve all heard of denial in terms of substance abuse. The prevalent “business as usual” attitude towards climate change is denial. Denial that this is a whole different class of crisis – worse than conventional world war – possibly worse than nuclear world war. Climate scientists and paleogeologists tell us around the mid-2030’s global warming will trigger a rapid (decades not centuries) slide into a new epoch, one that is inconsistent with most forms of life currently inhabiting the planet. Yet politicians, NGOs, court systems, and even environmental organizations are still distracting themselves with dotting i’s, crossing t’s, switching plastic straws to paper, and adjusting percentages of carbon taxes. All of these are fine….down the road….if there is one. Only a massive upscaling of Direct Atmospheric Carbon Removal technology (www.Climeworks.com) will stop us from reaching the tipping level of 450 ppm atmospheric carbon in the mid-2030s. Anyone who is not putting the climate emergency as their second priority just below basic survival is hiding in denial and thus missing the big picture. At present our children only three generations in the future have no future. It is up to us to restore it.
      – Dr. Christian R. Komor

This is a difficult, challenging and perilous time for the United States and those who work on her behalf. As humanity struggles to prove its worthiness to survive under the burden of global warming, and its probable mutant stepchild COVID-19 (due to climate-altered viral and bacterial exchanges between species) 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, awhole-of-government” approach to the Climate Crisis. The 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!

Of all the issues that threaten our security and survival, the most massive, deadly and final is global warming and the 450 ppm climate deadline rushing up on us in the mid-2030’s. Without a functioning habitat all other human endeavors become moot. 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. The world now emits 41 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, and the amount is rising. We must combine a significant emissions reduction with the physical removal of at least 20 billion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere per year.

At present we are working toward becoming sustainable and extinct. We have the technology for Direct Atmospheric Carbon Removal. Komor v. United States while arguing for the protection of Constitutional Rights to life, liberty and property can push government toward mobilizing this negative emission technology in a proactive, job-creating, economically enhancing drive to lead the way in creating sufficient air carbon removal capacity to skirt the 450 ppm climate deadline in the mid-2030’s.

WHY LISTEN TO A PSYCHOLOGIST ON CLIMATE STRATEGY?

I digress to address this tangential question because so many people asked it when I ran for Arizona Governor in 2018. Some are even snobbish enough to skip over papers like this one simply because its’ author does not have a pedigree in politics or environmental science. To them I point out that, with all the well-pedigreed professionals out there doing endless data gathering, making hefty salaries attending presentations at catered meetings almost every single aspect of our environmental situation is getting worse not better. The public and private sectors keep tossing out money and policies to appease the gods of global warming, while the rest of us are like frogs in a pot slowly boiling. Perhaps it’s time for some new voices in the field of climate change – voices that understand effective analysis and action.

Psychologists like myself are uniquely trained to search out divergent data and create effective analysis and action plans. We digest research, take into account environmental, personal and social variables and create palatable solutions for those we serve. We also historically transition well to legislatures and government roles. And we apparently work cheap. Even Bernie Sanders is getting at least one percent. Personally, I have spent tens of thousands of dollars on various climate-related efforts for no reward financial or otherwise.

There are a variety of problems endemic to the current culture of climate science. Researchers and NGO staffers have consistently underestimated the gravity and speed of global warming, allowing these cascading changes to take us by surprise. They have also had a tendency to overlook the obvious influence of legacy emissions already in the atmosphere as well as feedback loops between natural systems affected by warming. They have also failed to integrate geohistorical evidence. For example, fossil records clearly show that in every instance when the Earth reaches around 450 ppm atmospheric carbon, the result is cataclysmic change in ecological systems and yet we are still focused on 2.0 versus 1.5 degree temperature changes. Finally, there is an obvious halo effect created by the fact that many researchers’ livelihoods and life purpose depend on the existence of the problem! Success in repairing our disrupted climate systems would leave thousands of environmentalists now making triple-digit salaries out of work.

After decades of failure at even slowing the process of global warming, species extinction and environmental destruction we are now within sight of the anthropogenic abyss. Perhaps the question we should be asking is “Can we survive if we don’t start listening to new voices on Climate Change?” It’s pretty clear the answer is ‘No”.

LEGACY EMISSIONS ARE TERMINAL AND NOT GOING ANYWHERE

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. This is in spite of periodic government investigations into climate change, and recommendations for robust actions. From 1850 to 2020, human activity has dumped escalating levels of greenhouse gasses into our thin protective atmosphere so that today we have approximately 950 gigatons of CO2’ 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”.

It is now 50 years past the time when we could repair the damage in our atmosphere simply by not doing more damage. Reforestation, carbon credits, shifting to alternative energy sources and the like will only make us feel better, like sending “Get Well Soon” cards to Auschwitz.Emissions reductions and sustainability actions are crucial for the future. At present they are a threat, a dangerous distraction and opiate for our climate anxiety. We will eventually need these tools to survive, but only if we first do our repair work on the already carbon-soaked atmosphere above us and the acidic oceans below. (A problem because phytoplankton will very soon stop producing their 80 percent share of the world’s oxygen.)

CHANGES IN ECOSYSTEMS WILL SOON BE BEYOND OUR ABILITY TO REVERSE

There is an urgency implicit in Komor v. United States. We see signs of overload all around us as we force our planetary ecosystems further and further toward the completion of anthropocidal feedback loops. Some examples:

  • A slowing and redirection of ocean currents which distribute heat around the planet.
  • 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……
    • A vast and accelerating release of stores of methane from beneath melting permafrost.
    • And, unbelievably…..Arctic wildfires!
  • In June and July 2020 alone NASA estimated that 205 megatons of CO2 were emitted from wildfires. Wildfires coincided with heatwaves in Australia, California and Siberia, where temperatures soared to more than 30C (86F) in some areas.
  • Reduced or destroyed animal species and habitats such as during the Australian wildfires of 2019 when 80% of some animal’s habitats were destroyed.
  • The emergence of new soil microbes around the world which have begun to release increasing amounts of stored carbon from the ground. The Amazon rainforest has recently become a net contributor to global warming.
  • A widening, and fatal, breech between plants and pollinators.
  • Altered weather patterns leading to loss of life and costly infrastructure damage.
  • A weakened artic jet stream that normally propels weather systems around the globe can no longer push large weather patterns out it’s the way. This is what, in recent years, caused wildfires above the Arctic Circle, droughts throughout the world, and record-setting heat waves from Moscow to the U.S.
  • Increasingly adverse weather events which have begun to disable alternative as well as traditional energy infrastructure during critical weather events. This has left large populations vulnerable to unmanageable decrees of heat, cold, drought, flooding, wind and seismic and ocean dangers.
  • Increasing prevalence and intensity of viral and other diseases due to changes in the feeding grounds of bats, insects and other disease carrying vectors.  In Texas, for example, 3.5% of the summer bat are now staying for the winter, compared with 0% in the mid 1950s. The current burden from climate-sensitive diseases such as diarrhea, malaria and malnutrition are so large that even the subtle climatic changes that have occurred since the mid-1970s could already be causing >150,000 deaths and approximately 5 million disability-adjusted life-years (DALY) each year. A (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.)

THE PRICE TAG KEEPS GETTING HIGHER

In the 1980s the U.S. suffered an average of 2.9 weather or climate disasters per year, at a cost of $17.8 billion, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. By the 2000s the averages had grown to 6.2 disasters and $51.9 billion in spending per year. The 2010s brought averages up to 11.9 events and $81.1 billion, with NOAA dubbing it “a landmark decade of U.S. billion-dollar climate and weather disasters.’’ In 2020 the U.S. government spent about $2.3 billion fighting wildfires, roughly 10 times what it spent in 1985, an increase tied to the hotter, drier conditions of global warming has created in the western U.S. That money comes from taxes. So, too, does funding for the National Flood Insurance Program, which has piled up $20.5 billion in debt. The program now pays about $1 million in interest per day, according to a recent federal report, and won’t be able to repay its existing debts in the next decade as warmer oceans bring more flooding. At a certain point we simply won’t be able to pay for continued Climate Change mitigation.

When the suit is successful, the financial cost of Komor v. United States will be high, but not higher than the cost of continued attempts at mitigation of climate disruption. Indeed, within the next two decades these mitigatory costs will become so extreme that it will no longer be possible to meet them. We must take a proactive stance of atmospheric carbon removal now.

CLIMATE CHANGE SHOULD BE MEASURED IN PARTS PER MILLION NOT DEGREES

One example of a needed shift in thinking is the transition from “carbon footprints” and “global temperatures” and “emissions reduction numbers” to parts per million atmospheric CO2. This is important because only the goal of <450 ppm will keep stakeholders’ efforts purposeful and on-target. No other number is truly relevant. Any analysis of where we stand on climate not based on parts per million atmospheric carbon dioxide opens the door for political and accounting gamesmanship. For example, a recent submission from Brookfield Asset Management Inc. chose to calculate “avoided emissions”. Under this strategy, an investment in wind turbines might be claimed as avoiding an investment in the same amount of energy produced by coal.

The big lie here is that everyone sitting at the table is aware that it has been half a century or so since reduced emissions could put the brakes on global warming. Anyone with their big-boy research pants on knows we ruined our atmosphere to the extent that we must now actively remove legacy emissions in the atmosphere first before sustainability can be achieved. Thus, bartering carbon credits and changing the shoe size on carbon footprints is like playing cards on a high-speed train 100 yards from the edge of a precipice. It just doesn’t matter what your bet is, you’re going to sail over that cliff unless something very different happens. Legacy emissions are, at present, the only real game going on.

WE CAN’T EXPECT THE NATURAL WORLD TO CLEAN UP OUR ARTIFICIAL MESS

Komor v. United States acknowledges that legacy emissions are so long-lived that we must manually remove them. We can’t wait thousands of years for standard processes to do it. In fact, we must begin this task immediately. This will require the use of what are known as Negative Emissions Technologies (NET) blended into the Climate Executive Order.

First, we must shift our focus from the far-off “existential” metric of degrees-centigrade to the more bracing-but-helpful 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 years to develop and implement a massive program for manually removing large amounts of carbon. (It may just be possible to avoid – as diplomatically unfeasible as it may be – using stratospheric misting to increase albedo and reduce solar radiation which is a whole other kettle of fish!)

Second, we must gather together the best available technology for efficient carbon removal. Thankfully, the Negative Emissions Technologies of Direct Air Carbon Removal (DAR) and Solar Radiation Management (SRM) are well-developed and carry very minimal risk, especially when compared to the horrifying certainty of crossing the 2030’s climate deadline. Three companies have already opened pilot plants: Global Thermostat (United States), Carbon Engineering (Canada) and Climeworks (Switzerland). Dr. David Keith from Harvard has teamed with Occidental Petroleum to profitably scale up DAR ground stations. His brainchild, Carbon Engineering employs a complex process that uses solar power to cause absorbed CO2 to react with hydrogen to produce a biofuel that can replace fossil fuel.

After building a small plant that fed absorbed carbon dioxide into a greenhouse, Climeworks opened a small-scale commercial plant in Iceland aimed at removing carbon dioxide from the air and using water to pump it down into basalt rocks underground, harnessing Iceland’s abundant geothermal power as a source of energy. Here the carbon dioxide is literally turned to stone—it mineralizes rapidly because of the type of rock and the pressure. Once turned to stone, the carbon dioxide is out of the planet’s energy system for millions of years.

At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, the NECOC (NEgative Carbon diOxide to Carbon) research project is aimed at building a unique test facility for active reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). The world’s first container-scale facility of this type will convert CO2 contained in ambient air into highly pure carbon black powder that can be used as a resource in industry. Project partners are INERATEC GmbH, a spinoff of KIT, and Climeworks, a spinoff of ETH Zurich. The research project, scheduled for a duration of three years, is funded with a total of EUR 1.5 million by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

The test facility will be built on the premises of KIT. It is aimed at demonstrating operation over a longer term. Future extensions of the facility are planned to increase the performance per container and to enable parallel operation of many facilities. The KIT partners of the NECOC research project (NECOC stands for NEgative Carbon diOxide to Carbon) are the Karlsruhe Liquid Metal Laboratory (KALLA), a facility of the Institute for Thermal Energy Technology and Safety (ITES), and the Institute of Thermal Process Engineering (TVT). KIT will not only coordinate the project and operate the facility, it will also contribute pyrolysis technology.

If giant carbon-sucking machines dotting the landscape offend your sense of feng shui, Dr. Robert Fry and his team at Climate Restoration Technologies, Inc. have continued to pursue a more naturalistic atmospheric carbon removal system using carbon sequestering sea life. Meanwhile, methods for “sequestering” and, or reformatting/reusing the carbon removed have been developed by many groups.

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 Removal infrastructure. By 2025 DAR 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 for “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 Removal 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.

WE MUST BE PROACTIVE NOT REACTIVE

For decades governments and NGOs have attempted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It has been said the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing expecting different results. Immunization programs end pandemics while efforts to reduce the spread only mitigate the damage. A proactive program for removing carbon from the atmosphere will engage new enthusiasm and energy. None but the most stalwart want to reduce their profits and pleasures for a nebulous goal of a “sustainable future”. A program for Direct Atmospheric Carbon Removal (like the goal of landing on the Moon in the 1960’s) will activate and channel human energy and enthusiasm. Americans like to build things and work toward goals. Sadly, we don’t like to clean up our messes.

The most recent U.S. Director of National Intelligence Report makes a clear case for increasing internal and external conflicts affecting a large number of world governments. Climate Change has been convincingly associated with increased domestic and international conflict. The establishment of a large-scale Direct Atmospheric Carbon Removal program lead by the United States will serve as a flagship of cooperation hope as it creates jobs not only for Americans but for all of the participating countries. No one is competing to reduce emissions. There will be universal competition for DACR participation and the attendant economic and social benefits. We must simply make a start and a proactive snowball effect will follow.

The Biden Administration has limited time in office. We cannot assume that any future Administration prior to the mid-2030’s will have the intention or resources to make the leap to Direct Atmospheric Carbon Removal.

WAITING FOR SUSTAINABILITY IS JUST WASTING TIME

Some of those concerned with climate and aware of the potential of negative emissions technologies are waiting to see if humanity will achieve relative energy sustainability before offering a quicker fix like Direct Atmospheric Carbon Removal. As a psychologist I can tell you that’s not how human nature works. Some years ago, I was in the historically pristine city of Amsterdam during a garbage strike. (My luck is like that.) Odiferous waste overflowed from every trash orifice. Normally fastidious Amsterdammers were reacting to the garbage strike by tossing food containers, aluminum cans and whatnot wherever they finished with them. There herd behavior had been altered by the changed context. It was a trash party and everyone was joining in!

At present a too-common perception is that the Earth may be hopelessly trashed. Billionaires with nothing better to do are creating their own space fleets and escape pods. There is an innate human response to value and protect places and things others clearly value and protect. We must first clean up our overflowing atmospheric garbage and then shift in earnest to a sustainability campaign not the other way around. It is suicidal to wait for something that will never happen just because it “should”. People don’t work to clean up what they feel is a hopeless mess. They will, however, fight for a goal that has tangible benefits and that they see others value. You’re much more likely to treat your new car with care than the old beat-up truck behind the garage. Now is the time for a proactive agenda to remove the plague of greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere, not for more unenforceable demands for emissions reductions – especially when even an immediate stop to all greenhouse gas emissions would not alter our trajectory toward the mid-2030’s climate deadline.

CONCLUSION

We must harness the urge of Americas to create and build, not their resistance to give up freedoms. We cannot rescue our ecosystem through passive emissions reductions that are both resented by everyone and too little too late. We must engage in 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 deep-sea platforms reaching thousands of feet to the sea floor, we can certainly develop and deploy an effective carbon removal system (perhaps using those very same platforms)!  This is the only way to protect Constitutional rights to life and liberty.

At present we are working toward becoming sustainable and extinct. We have the technology for Direct Atmospheric Carbon Removal. Komor v. United States while arguing for the protection of Constitutional Rights to life, liberty and property can push government toward mobilizing this negative emission technology in a proactive, job-creating, economically enhancing drive to lead the way in creating sufficient air carbon removal capacity to skirt the 450 ppm climate deadline in the mid-2030’s.

THE MAJOR POINTS COVERED IN KOMOR v. UNITED STATES INCLUDE:

  1. Without a functioning habitat all other human endeavors become moot. We have to give up our “business as usual” mindset and get on “war footing” regarding Climate Change. This issue must have first priority, and as US Climate Envoy John Kerry pointed out, 2021 may be our last year to get on the right track.
  2. The government’s awareness of the problem of greenhouse gas emissions dates back half a century. In spite of many government and NGO studies, reports and recommendations since then, the problem has only escalated more rapidly.
  3. Without manually removing existing atmospheric carbon (and other greenhouse gasses) called “legacy emissions”, even should we reduce further greenhouse gas emissions to zero, the extremely long life of these gasses means this will have no meaningful impact on the course of climate disruption. There is too much greenhouse gas already in the atmosphere and it’s not going anywhere.
  4. Global temperature goals encourage manipulation and obfuscation. For the present, we must forget about carbon footprints and emissions reduction numbers. Only the goal of staying under 450 ppm dissolved atmospheric carbon will keep stakeholders’ efforts useful and on-target.
  5. Scientific evidence has demonstrated that somewhere in the mid-2030’s we will hit a “climate deadline” which geohistorically has occurred at 450 ppm dissolved atmospheric carbon (or 10 GtC of ocean-dissolved CO2, whichever happens first). Feedback-loops in Earth’s ecosystems that are already altered will then lock into a “new normal” incompatible with the continued survival of most existing land and aquatic species. We will not be able to reverse course after this point.
  6. It is irrational to believe an artificially-caused glut of greenhouse gasses can be removed by nature unaided. We must manually remove them employing Direct Atmospheric Carbon Removal which is part of a group of technologies known as Negative Emissions Technologies.
  7. DACR is already underway on a small scale pioneered by ClimeWorks in Europe and Carbon Engineering (teamed with Occidental Petroleum) in North America.  
  8. What is now needed is to scale up these efforts. This is the infrastructure work that needs to be funded. By 2025 DAC facilities must be up and running and capable of capturing a net 10 GtC/yr of CO2 per year or we will not clear the 450 ppm climate deadline.
  9. This proactive effort will create jobs and strengthen our economy and world leadership similar to what was experienced in the wake of World War II.
  10. Taking away something from people without rebellion is historically very difficult if not impossible. Reducing emissions has and will continue to encounter great resistance costing time and resources we no longer have. Building a network of Direct Atmospheric Carbon Removal infrastructure will be easily embraced as a constructive and profitable project which creates jobs, strengthens economies and unites disparate groups. People don’t work to clean up what they feel is a hopeless mess. There is an old adage that only an attack from outer space would bring together humankind. Climate Change is that global threat.
  11. There is an innate human instinct to value and protect places and things others clearly value and protect. We must first clean up the open sewers that used to be our atmosphere. This, in turn, will create the hope needed for a successful sustainability campaign.
  12. If you are unsure about any of the scientific basis for the statements in this document do your own research. Check the information in this document against the research findings from NOAA, NASA, the IPCC and other reputable sources. If you find any errors, please pass them on.
  13. We must act now. We cannot assume that any future Administration prior to the mid-2030’s will have the intention or resources to make the leap to Direct Atmospheric Carbon Removal.

ABOUT DR CHRISTIAN R. KOMOR

The Chief Litigant in Komor v. United States, Dr. Christian R. Komor began a 30-year career in healthcare and 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.

In 2016-2017 Dr. Komor trained with Al Gore’s “Climate Reality” team in which then led to work with a group of senior scientists and engineers in Colorado working for the past dozen years on ocean-based 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 from 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.

You can reach Dr. Komor and CDA at www.climatedeadline.com or www.climatedeadline2035.com and by telephone at 800-884-0824, or email at climaterepair@protonmail.com

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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.

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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

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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.
‘Tipping points’
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

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Midland Michigan Flooding

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.

Chris Komor
www.climatedeadline2035.com

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
The Netherlands
otp.informationdesk@icc-cpi.int
+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

climatedeadline2035@gmail.com

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
Climate Colab
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.

5) Visit our sister site at www.climatedeadline.com and click here to buy Climate Deadline 2035 merchandise.

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.

350.org
American Farmland Trust
American Forests
American Horticultural Society
American Oceans Campaign
American Rivers
African Wildlife Federation
Center for Marine Conservation
Chicago Wilderness
Citizens’ Environmental Coalition
Climate Mobilization

Climate Strike
Defenders of Wildlife
Earthhope Action Network
EarthJustice
Extinction Rebellion
Environmental Defense
Environmental Working Group
Extinction Rebellion XR
Friends of the Earth
Greenpeace USA
International Wildlife Coalition
LEAD International

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
Nature Conservancy
New Mexico Environment Law Center
Orion Society
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Rainforest Action Network
Sierra Club
Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)
Sunrise Movement

Trust for Public Land
Union of Concerned Scientists
Wilderness Society
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
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Suicide
• 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”