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
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
OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS PRESENTED IN CLIMATE DEADLINE 2035: 2020 EDITION by Dr. Christian R. Komor
The pathway which will need to be followed to resolve our current Climate Emergency is well-defined-but-hidden in confusing and conflicting information for most of us. What follows are the main observations and recommendations from Climate Deadline 2035: 2020 Edition. These observations and recommendations are based on research from and observational studies conducted by a wide variety of scientific organizations including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, the American Meteorological Society, the American Physical Society, The Geological Society of America, the NASA Goddard Institute, the NOAA Climatic Data Center, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Global Change Research Program and Environmental Protection Agency, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and many others. Climate Deadline 2035: 2020 Edition concludes:
(1) That, since the industrial revolution, human activity has released about 375 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) as well as staggering amounts of other greenhouse gasses (GHG) including: methane (CH4), a precursor to the GHG Ozone (O3), Nitrous Oxide (N20), and the various Fluorocarbons (CFCs). As of 2019 the accumulated CO2 concentration has passed 415 parts per million (ppm). The most prolific of these “legacy emissions”, carbon dioxide remains in the atmosphere for thousands of years. While governments and corporations have been aware for decades of the potential of GHG accumulations to end most life on Earth, with the exception of Ozone, these emissions remain largely uncontrolled.
(2) That indisputable geologic records show that each time (due to asteroid strikes or small changes in the Earth’s orbit) our planet has reached 450 ppm atmospheric carbon (on our current trajectory this will occur in the mid-2030’s) interactive feed-back loops in the environment have locked into a “new normal”. This new global ecology will be inconsistent with the continuation of most species living today. Additionally, beyond this transition in the mid-2030’s the speed and magnitude of this planetary shift will be beyond the scope of human intervention.
(3) That these changes in our terrestrial habitat will cause massive short and long-term suffering and death. Therefore, Global Warming presents a Clear and Present Danger as designated in late 2019 by the United Nations. That the Life and Liberty of future generations have essentially already been exterminated unless our environmental systems are restored by emergency measures.
(4) That, since the 1970’s, the accumulation of legacy greenhouse gases has been too large for Earth’s rehabilitative systems to process in a timeframe needed to avert this shift to a extinction-level new normal. That even if we were to halt all GHG emissions immediately, our warming trajectory would still push our planetary ecology beyond the Anthropocene Catastrophic Extinction Boundary in the mid-2030s. Indicators of this shift to a “new normal” are numerous and already occurring including:
• The slowing and redirection of ocean currents which distribute heat around the planet.
• The melting of ice and permafrost at both poles.
• The release of vast stores of methane from beneath melting permafrost and ice.
• Vastly worsening insect borne disease vectors and increasing prevalence and intensity of viral and other diseases.
• Reduced or destroyed animal species and habitats.
• Emergence of new soil microbes which have begun to release increasing amounts of stored carbon from the ground.
• A fatal breech between plants and pollinators.
• Altered weather patterns leading to loss of life and costly infrastructure damage.
(5) That, in addition to the Anthropocene Catastrophic Extinction Boundary, due to the interconnectedness of our natural world, the changes affected by Global Warming are shifting from a linear progression to exponentially expanding feedback loops. For example: Unable to escape Earth’s greenhouse-gas-saturated atmosphere, radiative heat is warming our oceans leading to the melting of precious polar ice and permafrost causing the release of massive stores of methane leading to ocean current disruption and acidification causing altered weather patterns leading to enduring droughts triggering wildfires (and flooding) leading to crop failures triggering the birth of novel carbon-releasing soil microbes causing the release of further massive carbon stores from soil leading to mass human and animal migrations which in turn overwhelm the ability of governments to respond causing social unrest, territorial wars, aberrant human behavior and on and on.
(6) While we do not fully understand these feedback loops, we know they are increasingly foreshortening the time available to resolve this Climate Emergency. This is probably why scientists have consistently underestimated the magnitude and speed of global warming induced climate disruption. As nature cannot be viewed as isolated parts, linear projections of the progression of Climate Change are and will be inaccurate.
(7) We can no longer survive by reducing emissions. That accidental and deliberate delay in taking action on Global Warming has combined with this exponential foreshortening leaving us with even less time to manage this emergency. In the 1970’s we could have discontinued greenhouse gas emissions, transitioned to alternative energy sources, and waited for the Earth to cycle greenhouse gasses out of the atmosphere. As things stand now, we must support nature in recovering from the damages we have artificially inflicted using artificially-derived methodology. We must actively remove emissions, or perish within this century.
(8) Hopes that shifting to renewable energy and sustainability practices combined with mitigation and adaptation climate disruption are not only fruitless but, more critically, are creating a lethal distraction and wasting resources and time we urgently require for making repairs to our atmosphere.
(9) Similarly, “adaptation” to Climate Change is possible only on a very short-term basis and is a losing scenario. Funding and decision making currently directed toward adaptation and mitigation must therefore necessarily and rapidly be refocused on developing the Climate Engineering technologies of Direct Air Carbon Capture (DACC) and, or Solar Radiation Management (SMR).
(10) That, as noted in the first conclusion above, there is already too much carbon in the atmosphere which will take thousands of years for the Earth to process on its own and these emissions are continuing to increase.
(11) For these reasons, to withhold or delay the use of technology to assist and support our atmospheric and ecological systems in recovering to a level which will again sustain human, plant and animal life is the equivalent of the taking of human life.
(12) That fortunately appropriate and safe technology for removing excess carbon from the atmosphere in the form of Climate Engineering now exists and must be used without further delay. Direct Atmospheric Removal of Excess-Carbon methodology is currently available to resolve our Global Emergency in the form of – specifically Land-Based Carbon Removal (LBCR), Ocean-Based Carbon Removal (OBCR) and Solar Radiation Management (SRM). The safest and most effective methodology appears to be that developed by David Keith, Ph.D. (Direct Air Capture) and Robert R. Fry, Ph.D. (Ocean Assisted Carbon Capture and Reflection).
(13) That regardless of whether the timeline for addressing this Climate Emergency is seen as realistic by humans it is no longer dictated by us but by nature and so is the only possible timeline. This necessary timeline looks roughly like this: 2020-2025: United Nations systems, government and industry organized toward Climate Engineering. Selection of methodology and mobilizing of resources. • Years 2025-2030: Emergency Climate Engineering underway. • Years 2030-2035: Global temperatures returned to less than 350 ppm.
(14) That, informed by this awareness of the Clear and Present Danger of Global Warming, we must find the strength and determination to shift from our current “business as usual” approach to human endeavors and adopt a “war footing”. We must quickly build the severe and unrelenting resolve needed to act affirmatively to remediate Global Warming – whatever the costs.
(15) That thousands of deaths each day are directly attributable to Global Warming. Profiting from Climate Change is therefore unethical and akin to “war profiteering”. While all people have a right to earn a median standard of living, work on Climate Engineering must be carried out without expectation of profit. If a question arises regarding ownership of intellectual or real property necessary to the climate repair “war effort”, those who would attempt to patent or possess such technology should expect to yield to the common welfare. Resolution of the current Climate Emergency is a duty born by all human beings, whether or not they realize or acknowledge this duty.
(16) That, while private funding is free to explore other avenues, due to the emergency nature of the current crisis we must now limit public efforts to refining and deploying these existing Climate Engineering technologies on a global scale in a safe, economical, energy-efficient manner.
(17) That the United Nations was established and is funded ultimately by the people through their various governments to manage global emergencies and should be expected to use these technologies to resolve Global Warming. To not do so demonstrates extreme negligence. In the decades the UN has been aware of the greenhouse gas accumulation problem and holding various levels of discussions on the subject (e.g., the 1992 Rio Summit, the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, and the 2015 Paris Agreement as well as scores of other global assemblies), greenhouse gas concentrations have continued rapidly rising, with increasingly damaging effects on the Earth’s climate. A “business as usual” attitude and overlooking the big picture for immediate gratification (e.g., clearing plastic straws from the oceans) will fail. Bold measures must be taken as they were in our last World War – that led to the formation of the United Nations.
(18) That in order to make the work of the United Nations effective in addressing Climate Change, elements of the United Nations – including the UN Environmental Assembly (UNEA) and the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) -may need to be modified so that they have the necessary representation, primacy, administration, enforcement, regulatory capacity and sense of urgency to complete this work.
(19) That there are many environmental organizations like Climate Mobilization, Climate Strike, the Sunrise Movement, and Extinction Rebellion (see full list in Climate Deadline 2035) that have grasped the urgency of the Climate Emergency. It is essential that these organizations focus their energies on the United Nations and the International Criminal Court to develop structures and operations leading to the effective use of Climate Engineering and for the rapid initiation of such a program.
(20) The The International Criminal Court (ICC) located in the Hauge, Netherlands has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression. As of February 2020 has in their possession a Complaint against the Canadian Government alleging the crime of “omnicide”. (Omnicide is defined as a crime against humanity. For example, omnicide would be the result of nuclear war.) The ICC pursues criminal activity that has international impact. Carbon – like nuclear material – can be and has been used as a chemical weapon and its release on a population fits the definition for a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD). Evidence has been presented that Canada, along with other governments, has been aware since at least 1965 that carbon release into the atmosphere would result in mass suffering, death, species extinction and eventually omnicide. The government of Canada has also funded the development, testing and full-scale development of a Direct Air Carbon Capture system as an “antidote” to Carbon-WMD deployment. All concerned parties including environmental organizations, philanthropists, government agencies, media and private individuals must be asking the ICC to investigate and prosecute Canada for omnicide and that Canada make reparations by deploying its existing Direct Air Carbon Capture technology. This is currently the most effective way any of us can be fighting the Climate Emergency declared by the United Nations in 2019.
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
(21) If the United Nations or the ICC are unwilling or unable to take the lead in Climate Engineering by the end of 2025 it will be necessary to redirect efforts for atmospheric repair into the commercial sector. While it is difficult to be more specific at this time, Carbon Engineering in Alberta, Canada is far and away the most reputable, experienced and advanced source of Direct Air Carbon Capture technology and equipment while Ocean Assisted Carbon Capture & Reflection is the most efficient, safe and Earth-friendly.
(22) That once the current Climate Emergency is resolved (e.g. legacy carbon emissions returned to below 350 ppm), we must then have the resolve to judiciously withhold additional use of Climate Engineering technology until, operating through the United Nations, new ethics and agreements between governments for working with our planet’s systems (rather than abusing, degrading and damaging them), and for establishing carbon neutral, equitable and sustainable practices can be put in place. This will necessarily include adoption of alternative sources of energy, and population and resource management. We will essentially need to learn to regulate ourselves within the ecological limits of our planet as well as we have learned to develop our freedom, independence, and ambition. It is extremely dangerous, however, to delay Climate Engineering while hoping for such political and social changes to take effect.
(23) As many leaders have pointed out, we stand at a crucial decision point for humanity. Climate Change resulting from Global Warming has crystalized our human situation. There are two clear roads diverging before us. Down the other road lies is fighting, fear, and nationalism. Down the other road lies confidence, compassion, and international cooperation. Currently most of our world leadership is on the former road. Unless we change paths to the latter, we will be unable to work together sufficiently to achieve atmospheric carbon reduction through Climate Engineering and will most likely self-destruct – making way for future civilizations who will eventually be faced with the same choice.
At Climate Deadline 2035 we are confident that, looking back from some 50 years distance, while there may be variations in these conclusions and recommended actions, research indicates there 21 points will describe our pathway for finding our way successfully through the present Climate Emergency. All the pieces of the puzzle are here right now, and a 15-year time clock is already ticking. It will be your choice and mine if we will succeed. You already know where I stand.
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”