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Survive Climate Change: Your 2024 Guide!

Can Humans Survive Climate Change?

Survive climate change from global warming. This has become the task of a generation. Climate change is the biggest threat to the health and survival of humankind, but our species will survive.

As a result of past inaction, the impacts of climate change look increasingly dire. Indeed, they range from apocalyptic climate disasters, such as scorching bushfires, record temperatures and sea-level rise, which is engulfing our coastal cities.

There are practical things you can do that we examine. However, we are experiencing this problem because of a failure of public policy. Consequently, in addition to individual actions, we talk about campaigning politically for stronger action by government. It is possible to survive climate change – if we act now!

Global Warming

The burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas have dramatically increased the levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide traps heat obtained from sunlight and does not let it dissipate out of the atmosphere.

This process is known as the greenhouse effect. This greenhouse effect is causing considerable increases in the temperature on earth. This global warming is resulting in climate change that is an existential threat to life on earth.

What is the main cause of climate change?

Emissions from fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas are overwhelmingly the cause of climate change. They make up over 75 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and around 90 per cent of all CO2 emissions.

Who will Survive Climate Change?

Who will survive climate change depends on an individual’s location and the level of climate adaptation their community has achieved.

Sea-Level Rise

Global warming is directly resulting in rising sea-levels. This is due to increasing meltwater from glaciers and ice sheets and the thermal expansion of seawater (as it warms).

Around 40 percent of the world’s population live in densely inhabited coastal zones. In such areas, sea level is playing an increasing role in flooding, shoreline erosion, and hazards from storms. These problems are exacerbated during king tides and storm surge.

When will climate change be irreversible

It is now too late to prevent climate change and people around the world are already being adversely impacted on a daily basis. However stronger climate action now will reduce the severity of climate driven disasters in the future.

Climate Change

Climate change is impacting weather and climate everywhere, including heat waves, flooding, droughts and tropical cyclones.

Rising temperatures are increasing the intensity of droughts and wildfires in hot, arid regions. Indeed we have experienced unprecedented heat waves in India and Europe and record bushfires in California. This shows us what we can expect from global warming. However, as the planet becomes even hotter, such disasters will become yet more intense.

With significant levels of sea level rise now baked into the system, it is more important than ever to make greater emissions reductions.

As climate change is a problem for the world an international response is clearly needed. Indeed the survival of human civilisation is now dependent on a stronger international response to this impending threat.

Survive climate change flooding
Survive Climate Change Flooding

United Nations C.O.P.

The United Nations yearly Climate Change Conferences serve as the formal meeting of the UNFCCC parties (Conference of the Parties, COP).

The Kyoto Protocol signed in 1997 established legally binding obligations for developed countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Subsequently, from 2011 to 2015 the meetings were used to negotiate the Paris Agreement. Indeed this agreement required all countries to set emissions-reduction targets, known as nationally determined contributions (NDCs). The goal was to prevent the global average temperature from rising 2°C above preindustrial levels. It also set the goal for the world of reaching net-zero by 2050.

The first UN Climate Change Conference was held in 1995 in Berlin, while the most recent C.O.P. was held in 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.

Activism to Survive Climate Change

We have now reached the stage where many of us believe protest must include civil disobedience. Indeed this response is in proportion to the increased threat now posed by global warming.

One of the first international climate groups leading the protest against climate change was As the name suggests the goal of was to keep carbon dioxide (CO2) to 350 parts per million — the safe concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. Unfortunately, due to the lack of early action transitioning away from fossil fuel, the level of CO2 in the atmosphere is now over 400ppm. A new record high of carbon dioxide in the environment was set when the planet recorded 414.72 ppm in 2021.

The largest global group to arise in more recent times has been Extinction Rebellion which was founded in 2018. Extinction Rebellion has by necessity adopted a more urgent approach to protest based on principles of civil disobedience.

Climate Change Links

Below are a number of articles in relation to Climate Charge. Some negative changes to our climate are already being experienced. Further global heating has become unavoidable as a result of a lack of action to limit fossil fuel emissions.

We have also assembled information for you on the risks of extreme heat and other dangers to help you survive in a time of climate change.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Taking just a few simple steps can make a huge difference! Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint with these 7 easy habits.

Survive Risings Sea Levels

Sea-level rise is one of the catastrophic consequences of Climate Change, with frightening implications for coastal cities.

Fight Climate Change Politically

What can you do to help fight climate change? You can do a lot, with your vote, by attending rallies and by speaking out on this issue. 

Survive Climate Disasters

Do you have a plan to survive climate disasters? Climate change is increasing the severity of many types of natural disasters.

Protest Climate Change

Protest climate change now. It is almost a civic duty for anyone who cares about people and the planet. Join the millions of people around the world.

Stop Fossil Fuel Use Now

The urgent need to stop fossil fuel use cannot be overstated. The use of fossil fuels has been the major contributor to climate change.

Recycle Waste

Recycle waste and save is our mantra. Most of us live in capitalist economies, where people are encouraged to consume, consume and then consume some more!

Urban Compost

Urban composting is a good way you can contribute to the fight against climate change and save money.

King Tide Flooding

King tide flooding is set to become a life and death issue for many coastal towns and cities. Seasonal high tides and Climate Change are now survival issues for the world’s coastal cities.