Surviving Global Warming

Global warming and climate change is real. The United Nations (U.N.) has been meeting for a climate summit each year for the past 20 years.  Realistically, climate change is one of the biggest threats we face and the majority of scientists around the world are now officially taking it seriously. 

The increase in dangerous heat waves and extremity of the droughts and storms approaching warn of an ever-growing global warming crisis. Consequences are expected to continue. Earth’s temperature is drastically rising and it is very real.  It has been speculated that an increase in automobile purchases has likely created a most disastrous temperature increase in the last 3 years. Things are getting worse.

 

More About The U.N. Climate Summit

For 20 years, the United Nations has been meeting in what they call a UN Climate Summit.  This committee has also been more formally named the United Nations Climate Change conference.  The general concept of the Climate Summit is to create and regulate legally binding contractual obligations for developed countries to better handle their emission of greenhouse gases and pollution (Adaptation Fund, 2016). A lot of the meetings, especially earlier on, seemed to be about how to attain the funding to run the Climate Summit and their agendas. Some of their proposed solutions to reduce the carbon footprint, and hopefully global warming and climate change included: compliance regiments (to penalize countries not keeping up with the treaty requirements), operational rules for emissions trading, and focusing on controlling developing country emissions before it gets out of control.

None of the solutions have thus far been able to make a significant enough impact to slow the global warming down. Some of the attempted changes have met very adversarial political opposition. For example, the 1997 Climate Summit included a demand for the United States to reduce carbon emissions by 7 percent; this treaty was signed by President Bill Clinton, however, never ratified by Congress.  Later, in 2001, President George W. Bush rejected the treaty altogether. It is important to note that among the biggest contributors to the worlds carbon emissions, the U.S. and Russia have been very stubborn in following through with the various requirements proposed in the treaties.  There are a handful of countries which are contributing so heavily to the emissions that global warming is almost certain to continue to rise.  The bureaucracy and red tape at these Climate Summit conferences tend to slow down the ratification procedures and often prevent actual change from being accomplished.  For example, both the United States and Russia have delayed major accomplishment only to delay the achievements of the summit, specifically noting that the country “needs more time to think” or that the conference should “try again next year with a less specific ‘politically binding’ agreement” (Cooper, 2009).

What will Global Warming do to Earth?

Global warming and climate change will change the weather, creating more severe and serious natural disasters. Climate change literally causes more dangerous natural disasters and storms (UCSUSA, 2016).  Global warming contributes to increased, often times very extreme drought.  Due to the change in weather and water availability, animal distribution will vary.  Disease and famine will spread more easily.  It will be very difficult to rely on the same regions to produce food and goods, as the fertile areas of the Earth will shrink and relocate.

It is very well possible the entire ecosystem could collapse and without the proper preparation it will be difficult to survive. The sea level will rise due to the expansion of seawater under heat; additionally the ocean basin will overflow from the melting of ice and flood the water over lower level land (Ocean Service, 2016).

How to Prepare for Global Warming & Climate Change

Surviving global warming takes preparation ahead of time.  You may want to make your own underground shelter, which you can both live within and also grow your own self-sufficient survival garden. The global food crisis will get worse as the temperatures grow, so it is imperative to have your own food supply. It is also wise to stock antibiotics, medicines, and mold killing chemicals…as bacteria, mold and fungi will flourish in warmer climates.

Surviving Food Crisis with Your Own Survival Garden Seed Bank

Here are two really great seed banks we recommend on amazon:


135 Variety Heirloom Survival Seed Bank - Emergency Seed Vault


Survival Seed Vault - Heirloom Emergency Survival Seeds - Plant a Full Acre Crisis Victory Garden - 20 Easy-to-grow Varieties

An underground shelter will help protect you from the increased natural disasters.  Additionally, in the event global warming could lead to an ice age, your underground shelter should have a heat source.  It is possible build your shelter to include preparations on how to survive extreme cold temperatures underground (such as in an ice age glacial period). Likewise, there should be some cooling installed (air conditioning), in order to protect against a heat wave or intense temperature and climate change. The hottest and driest regions should be evacuated in order to avoid wildfire dangers.

Arctic Thermal Portable Tents Can Save Your Life in an Emergency

Here are some really great arctic shelters (tents that you can basically carry on your back in a bind), which we recommend on amazon:


High Peak Outdoors South Col Tent


ArcticShield Double Layer Ice Fishing Shelter with Floor

Since global warming is causing an increasing sea level, it makes sense to prepare for flooding, especially if you are in a low sea level region.  Having an emergency inflatable and durable raft is a good idea.  It is also a wise idea to ensure your fallout shelter can survive a flood.  It must be able to feed fresh air, water and exhaust waste vapor and carbon dioxide; this includes during a flood.  The shelter must be completely locked down and entry valves must be extremely tight in order to prevent water leaking into the shelter to ruin the supplies and drowning the occupants.  For those of you in a high risk area (in a low sea level region), it is suggested you move to higher ground, more inland in order to avoid immediately compromising your fallout bunker. If you are not able to build a fallout shelter, it is still wise to avoid the coastlines and get further inland…this will significantly increase your chances of survival.

Surviving global warming and climate change comes down to preparation for both the gradual heating and also the potential sudden disasters.

References:

Adaptation Fund, (2016). U.N. Climate Summit Funding. The Adaptation Fund. Retrieved from: http://adaptation-fund.org

Cooper, H., (2009). Leaders Will Delay on Climate Change. New York Times. Retrieved from: http://nytimes.com

Ocean Service, (2016). How is sea level rise related to climate change? NOAA’s National Ocean Service. Retrieved from: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov

UCSUSA, (2016). Global Warming. UCSUSA.org. Retrieved from: http://ucsusa.org

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