CLIMATE DEADLINE 2035:
What Research Reveals About Carbon Capture, Solar Radiation Management and The United Nations – The Only Hope For Your Children’s Future
“For those looking for a silver lining in the COVID pandemic, this is one of the only events which could have brought us all to the point of thinking globally. To resolve climate change we must deploy Direct Atmospheric Carbon Removal. We have the technology. The only thing lacking is the international coordination. You can’t live through a pandemic without having an awareness of the connectedness of all life and all societies on this planet! Perhaps in that way COVID will be a breakthrough in our willingness to coordinate Global Warming resolution efforts! Let’s hope so because time is running out.”
Dr. Christian R. Komor
“The climate emergency is the fight of our lives and for our lives.”
– Antonio Guterres, U.N. Secretary General
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
PANDEMICS, WILDFIRES, HURRICIANES, MASS MIGRATIONS, FLOODING, DROUGHT, STARVATION: CLIMATE CHANGE CANNOT BE STOPPED NOW BY EMISSION REDUCTIONS AND SUSTAINABILITY. ONLY DIRECT CARBON CAPTURE AND SOLAR REFLECTION CAN SAVE US NOW.
by Dr. Christian R. Komor
SUMMARY OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
(1) Since the industrial revolution, human activity has artificially released about 375 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) as well as megatons of other greenhouse gasses (GHG) including: methane (CH4), a precursor to the GHG Ozone (O3), Nitrous Oxide (N20), and the various Fluorocarbons (CFCs). The most prolific of these “legacy emissions”, carbon dioxide, remains warming the atmosphere for thousands of years. Viruses like COVID-19, desertification, dying coral reefs, mass migrations, crop loss and famine, and species extinction are just elements of the bigger picture of global warming and its outcome Climate Change. Until recently we have been lucky to just be getting hit by increasingly frequent adverse events. With COVID-19 and hurricane and massive wildfires we are finally getting a small test of the what the future holds for our children under climate disruption.
(2) Five decades ago, in the early 1970’s, sustainability and emission reductions could have reduced global warming enough for the Earth to cycle greenhouse gasses out of the atmosphere, soil and oceans (variously taking hundreds to thousands of years). Instead governments allowed multinational corporations to continue to escalate GHG emissions. (Note: The first transportation engines were electric. Consumers were very excited about them, but business found it was more profitable to build and operate engines using internal combustion.)
(3) In the past two decades sustainability and emissions reductions technologies and investments are improving so that ecological sustainability seems possible in the future.
(4) Now in 2020, even if we were to halt all GHG emissions immediately, our warming trajectory combined with ocean and soil outgassing and negative environmental feedback loops will continue for several centuries and push our planetary warming beyond the Anthropocene Extinction Boundary (450 ppm dissolved atmospheric carbon) in the 2030s. At that point Earth will essentially “lock into a new normal” – one that is inconsistent with the continuation of most current life on Earth. The evidence for this is geologic not theoretical and as such has a near certainty of being accurate. As of 2019 the accumulated CO2 concentration has passed 415 ppm. Thus, we are 100 years from “the end of life”, but only 15 years from the “point of no return”.
(5) There is therefore no question that we will need to artificially correct the artificially caused disruption in Earths ecological balance. We have the technology to do this now by increasing the albedo, or reflectivity of various parts of the Earth called Solar Radiation Management (SRM) and, or removing carbon directly from the atmosphere called Direct Atmospheric Removal of Excess Carbon (DARE). Increasing planetary albedo will almost certainly be necessary, but cannot replace carbon removal and (eventually) sustainability
(6) The use of DARE will require a coordinated 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, or multinational corporations is currently stalled. (Primarily this is because – unlike WWII – people have been unwilling to give up a “business as usual” bickering and selfish pursuits.) International cooperation is the essential missing piece in resolving our global Climate Change Emergency. Further scientific research and engineering innovations will be nice, but not necessary. The emergency that must be navigated right now through psychology and sociology is bringing divergent international parties together to initiate SRM/DARE rapidly and on a global scale. If you are not finding ways to engage with this work your other efforts have only palliative and immediate value.
The best you can do now is to spread this information as far and wide as possible so that those who have the resources, connections, and access will take action. Do not delay as time is short.
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.
5) Visit our sister site at http://www.theclimatelawsuit.com or click HERE to get bumper stickers, baseball caps and other DARE/SRM 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.
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”