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Delay the possible die off of 98% of all life by 2035 on our biosphere by one second, and you will save over 220 human years.**

Hello Earth Lover,

** In order to extend the life of this exquisite yet dying biosphere for at least one more precious, living, loving second, I vow to live eco logically and compassionately every day, as much as possible, for the rest of my life.**

I am on my knees as I write this, proposing to you wherever you are, to join me in the above vow to help save our biosphere.

Because adding 1 second to the lives of 7 billion people adds 221 human years to various people around the world. And because adding 1 second to the lives of trillions of other lifeforms on Earth is the equivalent of saving full lifetimes of millions of those lifeforms!

Our biosphere - rather regretfully - is kicking the bucket. But every second that you and I can delay its passing is a major gift.

There are certainly countless fun, loving, magnificent, deep and sweet experiences that humans and various lifeforms are having every single second on our planet. That's why I know that living eco in order to add a second to the life on our biosphere is worth the effort.

By the way, some people and beings will get more than 1 second added to their lives when you succeed at the green second rule. Because, this 1 second is a global statistical average of the time you to help give to the entire biosphere. So while some individuals will get less than one second added to their lives because of your lifetime of ecological action, some will get several seconds, hours or even months from that 221 years worth of seconds that you give back.

This means that it is possible that someone you know will get more of those seconds, minutes, days or even years added to their lives - thanks to your eco actions. So look at your friends or a beloveds as you take those eco actions - and envision that your combined ecological actions might be giving them more time to do this amazing thing called life.

Each of our current human bodies will eventually fade away. But when we extend the life of the biosphere, our atoms and molecules will get a chance to become part of other lifeforms and even part of humans not yet born. So, imagine your particles getting a chance to become part of other lifeforms in the future, having a good time, because you and I are doing the right thing now for our exquisite blue green orb.

So does this *Green Second Rule* vow - sound right for you? If yes, great!

Ok! Join me in saying it out loud!

** In order to extend the life of this exquisite yet dying biosphere for at least one more precious, living, loving second, I vow to live eco logically and compassionately every day, as much as possible, for the rest of my life.**

Now that you have made the vow, here is a short list of actions that we can take to achieve our goal::
burn little or no gasoline
eat a plant based diet - vegan or vegetarian
make your job a green job
live close to work
make your home eco efficient
turn the air conditioner way down little or off
turn the heater way down little or off
buy solar or wind energy for home and biz
burn little or no jet fuel
use alternative transportation
volunteer with eco organizations
donate to eco organizations and eco candidates
canvass and vote environmental
explore XOEarth.org for more eco actions
make love, not babies
have fun in nature

So to my fellow Earth lovers who have promised to live by the *Green Second Rule* I say, yowzers, we have taken the plunge! Even though the future of our home planet is sketchy, let's have a really good time now that we have made our vows. Let's work, and play, and live with each other ecologically on this planet in ways that we each might add a second to the life of its biosphere.

If you would like to call me to say the *Green Second Rule* vow with me on the phone, I am totally for that. Call me, Stele, at 72O.34O.8O8O!

Now let's become the eco heroes we can be, everyday, for billions of other humans and critters that love to live.

Yours, Stele Ely
"I won't let what I can't do, keep me from what I can."

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PS: I know that some of you are saying something like, Stele, "I am one of those eco-spunky-go-big-can-do kinda person, and I want to add 1 minute to the life of the biosphere, not just 1 second." To those I say, "One minute times 7 billion people is 13,000 years that you give back to various people around the world! Plus, adding a minute saves the full lifetime of millions of trillions of other beings. Living your life to extend the life of the biosphere by 1 minute is ultra eco grand!

Not that I think adding 60 seconds to the lifetime of the biosphere is easy. Even though I am living by the Green Second Rule, I vow to live mega eco and go for the full minute too!

Here is a short list of actions to can take to help achieve our Green Minute Rule vow::
quit your job to take an eco logical job
or, turn your job into a eco logical job
show your profession how to turn it green
boycott over-packaged products - when possible
honor and reward others every day for their eco work
boycott single serving products - when possible
grow food for yourself and others
boycott single use products - when possible
carbon offset all or nearly all of your energy use
consider your eco logical vow in every decision
get others to take the Green Second Rule vow
call on your Earth hero within to empower every action
put on tats, tags and style to rep Team Earth
like XOEarth Facebook
speak and promote eco logic everywhere, every day
get eco sexy

To add more seconds to your Green Second Vow, check out these superb organizations and their resources:
XOEarth's *Green Minute Rule*
NRDC *Green Living Toolkit*
Sierra Club
Environmental Defense
The Nature Conservancy
Greenpeace
Earth Island
Sea Shepherd
Wilderness Society
World Wildlife Federation
Union of Concerned Scientists
Carbon Fund
Terra Pass
Native Energy

Contact me if you want other actions added to the list.

** For the science that supports the estimate of a 99% die off of all life on our biosphere by 2035, check out Guy McPherson's *Climate Change Summary and Update*.



 
 

Large-scale assessments ::

United Nations Environment Programme (December 2010): up to 5 C by 2050

** International Energy Agency (May 2014): 6 C by 2050 with business as usual ** >>

Global Carbon Project, Copenhagen Diagnosis (November 2009): 6 C, 7 C by 2100

Hadley Centre for Meteorological Research (October 2009): 4 C by 2060

United Nations Environment Programme (mid 2009): 3.5 C by 2100

Hadley Centre for Meteorological Research (late 2008): ~2 C by 2100

Late in 2008, Hadley Center’s head of climate change predictions Dr. Vicky Pope calls for a worst-case outcome of more than 5 C by 2100. Joe Romm, writing for Grist, claims, "right now even Hadley [Centre] understands it [> 5 C] is better described as the 'business-as-usual' case."

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (late 2007): >1.8 C by 2100 (up to 4.5 C, depending upon emissions scenarios)

Other assessments ::

Rapid climate change has happened before. Look at the 5 C rise in global-average temperature 55 million years ago during a span of 13 years. Considering the large and growing number of self-reinforcing feedback loops that humans have triggered recently, it makes it look like trouble ahead for the wise ape. >>

According to Colin Goldblatt, author of a paper published online in the 28 July 2013 issue of Nature Geoscience, "The runaway greenhouse may be much easier to initiate than previously thought." >>

As pointed out in the 1 August 2013 issue of Science, in the near term Earth’s climate will change orders of magnitude faster than at any time during the last 65 million years. >>

Best Overall Resource ::

GuyMcPherson.com >>



 
 

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The rate of climate change clearly has gone beyond linear, as indicated by the presence of myriad self-reinforcing feedback loops, and now threatens our species with extinction in the near term.

Guy McPherson states, "The rate of climate change clearly has gone beyond linear, as indicated by the presence of myriad self-reinforcing feedback loops, and now threatens our species with extinction in the near term."

This presentation by Guy McPherson brings attention to recent forecasts and positive feedbacks. Sources of forecasts include the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Hadley Centre for Meteorological Research, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Global Carbon Project, and the Copenhagen Diagnosis.

He also speaks to our individual and societal response to these phenomena, and includes topics such as authenticity, Socratic lives of excellence, and the role and responsibility of our species in the world.


For the science supporting statements in his presentations, go to Guy McPherson's *Climate Change Summary and Update*.

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