Universe Spirit is an all-volunteer non-profit organization, which is very rare these days. Our volunteers are independent, self-organizing individuals who have a passion for science and healthy spirituality.
Our volunteers self-organize and coordinate to handle our social media, marketing, research, events, and even accounting. Our volunteers do all of the blog postings as they have done for many years.
Additionally, if you also think of our organization as a not-for-profit media platform (like Facebook) where passionate researchers and social activists meet electronically to collaborate and coordinate, share effective ideas and comments, and then independently act on self-chosen and self-organized projects, you would have a very good idea of how we get everything done with volunteers and what our unique organization is.
Universe Spirit is a nonprofit educational organization. It offers a new and powerful worldview that integrates and balances, current science as well as a life-affirming philosophy and for those of a spiritual nature, personalized spirituality.
It is here to help you:
- thrive, and
- become an Evolutioneer.
Our main mission also includes helping you create a healthy, sustainable, and thriving future for yourself and your loved ones while you also help to create a sustainable and equitable world for all.
Our greatest news may be that --- we can still do this, but only if we work together supportively to resolve and lessen the rapid worsening of the world's 12 greatest crises. (These 12 crises are described with images and details a bit further down this page under the blue bold headline.)
Humanity's greatest evolutionary challenge is the worsening of our 12 major global crises.
How we manage these 12 global crises will determine humanity's future and its survival.
Our 12 most dangerous global crises and challenges are:
Global Crises and Challenge 1: Resolving the current COVID-19 global pandemic.
Global Crises and Challenge 2: increasing global economic instabilities that are leading to regularly reoccurring global and national recessions or depressions over shorter and shorter time periods.
Global Crises and Challenge 3: Ever-rising over-population, the Earth has the carrying capacity for about 1and 1/2 billion to 2 billion people maximum as shown in the illustration below. On average, about 141 million people are born every year, and 50 million people a year normally die.
We are currently at near 8 billion people racing to 9.8 billion by or before 2050. (Please click this carrying capacity link for more about why our beyond carrying capacity and rapidly rising overpopulation challenge is extremely dangerous to everyone's future.)
One could easily say that overpopulation and its inherent over-consumption beyond our carrying capacity is also a major cause behind today's global warming emergency. Please also note that as the global population continues to rise, the additional population serves to further amplify and multiply the most harmful consequences of almost all the 12 global challenges and consequences listed on this page.)
Global Crises and Challenge 4: Over-consumption causing ever-rising global resource depletion (aka global resources overshoot) caused by overpopulation, toxic pollution of water, lands, and air, crop failures, overfishing, topsoil loss, resource distribution injustice, and the massive “overconsumption and waste” of the Earth's finite resources. Global resource depletion will significantly increase food shortages and cause soaring food prices leading to more starvation and mass migrations.
Global Resource depletion is considered by most experts to be the core contributing cause behind or feeding all of our other global crises.
Global Crises and Challenge 5: escalating pollution of lands, air, and waters. Ongoing and accelerating toxic pollution kills crops, fish stocks, and poisons our air, water, and soil creating and accelerating all types of global health, social, and economic problems. (Ocean heating and ocean acidification from carbon from global warming will eventually kill off much of the oceans' oxygen-producing plankton. These plankton are responsible for as much as 50% of all oxygen produced on the planet.)
Global Crises and Challenge 6: loss of biodiversity, we are having more plants and animals go extinct than at any other time in human history. This is due to an ongoing and accelerating loss of natural habitat due to overpopulation, global warming, overuse, pollution, etc. (Leading Stanford University biologists, who were first to reveal that we are already experiencing the sixth mass extinction on Earth, released new research this week showing species extinctions are accelerating in an unprecedented manner, which may be another tipping point for the collapse of human civilization.)
Global Crises and Challenge 7: growing economic inequality, social and racial injustice, hunger, and poverty. Today less than 1% of the world's population owns more than 50% of all wealth. Over the last several decades, this ownership percentage continues to grow in favor of the wealthy.
Growing economic inequality and poverty often increase food shortages and often cause food prices to soar leading once again to mass starvation and mass migrations.
Global Crises and Challenge 8: Escalating local, regional, and international criminality, conflicts, terrorism, and war. Expect these population-destabilizing security and stability threats to increase in their intensity, frequency, and scale. This threat escalation will occur from the urban and rural local levels to regional and international levels.
Vastly increased levels of survival-driven criminality, conflicts, terrorism, and war will be due to the world experiencing almost all of the global challenges on this page getting steadily worse. Global nuclear war or widespread chemical or biological war is also a real and escalating threat as most of the global challenges on this page worsen.
Global Crises and Challenge 9: Mass migrations, political and economic instability, increasing terrorism, conflicts, and war plus global warming and many of the other listed global challenges on this page will both create and expand sudden, massive migrations of millions then billions of desperate refugees and climagees. During this phase, as most of the listed global challenges on this page intensify, various stronger governments will order precautionary evacuations of selected individuals and groups to limit casualties and losses from their most vulnerable areas. Before 2030-2035 because of global warming alone, the world will see hundreds of millions of climagees (climate refugees.)
Global Crises and Challenge 10: New COVID-19 like pandemics as well as other new and older disease epidemics will likely flare up every decade or less. This will in part be due to global warming melting of the permafrost, loss of natural animal habitat, eating more wild animals, overcrowding, less resilient health systems, mass migrations, wars and conflicts, and many of the other challenges and consequences listed on this page.
Additionally, new and older disease epidemics will occur more frequently and be more severe because of the abuse of antibiotics in animal product production. This abuse has resulted in bacteria that are now resistant to every known type of antibiotic.
Global Crises and Challenge 11: increasing political instability and collapsing governments. Fueled by existing internal and external conflicts, soaring deficits, and the intensifying global challenges listed on this page, poorly managed nations with weak economies and low existing resilience will fall first. In 2020 we already see numerous countries on the verge of economic or political collapse. As the increased stresses of these listed global challenges continue to increase upon all nations, stronger nations will also steadily collapse. And finally, what is the most dangerous challenge and collapse accelerator of all.
Global Crises and Challenge 12: The ever-accelerating global warming emergency. This global warming emergency is causing escalating desertification, sea-level rise, flooding, deforestation, reef collapse, droughts, wildfires, extreme storms, and the spread of diseases through epidemics and pandemics. All of these global warming-specific consequences are increasing scale, severity, and frequency as our average global temperature continues to rise.
Accelerating global warming is the single greatest disruptor and global threat multiplier of the 21st century. It can directly or indirectly significantly amplify and multiply the adverse consequences of almost every other global crisis listed on this page. The global warming emergency in itself, if not resolved soon, will cause the deaths of most of humanity by mid-century. Worse yet, because of global warming long before 2050 we will also cross three extinction-evoking global warming tipping points. (These three critical global warming tipping points are described here.)
Global warming is also very bad for the world's economy. The rising consequences of the global warming emergency will eventually consume larger and larger percentages of every nation's Gross Domestic Productivity (GDP.) Loss estimates run from 3-5% of national GDPs now to as much as 30% of the total national GDPs in the final phases of the global warming emergency!
As global warming reaches its later Climageddon Scenario phases, it will become far more likely that we will destroy ourselves in a massive war or nuclear conflict over the remaining scarce resources or the very limited global warming safest lands.
Excluding the challenge of having no real global government (which is an evolutionary, structural, and developmental issue) and immediate global thermonuclear war, our out-of-control global warming is the single most dangerous global challenge today.
(For more detailed and specific information on how the above 12 major global crises will directly affect your personal future through ongoing catastrophes, ecological, economic, political, and social system collapses, and even widespread human and biological extinction, click here.)
Our Mission and Humanity's 12 Greatest Global Crises
We Can Fix the Covid Pandemic, Our Economic Challenges, and the Double Whammy
We face an unparalleled moment of collective challenge far beyond the current global and local hardships of the Covid 19 pandemic with its isolation and economic hardships. We are also facing a building and cataclysmic DOUBLE whammy that almost no one is talking about.
This double whammy has arrived in the form of the worsening consequences of these 12 major global crises. (Please click here to read this global threats assessment page.)
Because of the 12 global crises we currently face, If we do not radically and immediately change our behavior, we are looking at global and local consequences far worse than both the collective and total consequences of the current Covid pandemic and its global recession!
That is the true seriousness and urgency of the second part of our double whammy.
Because of our ignoring 35 years of valid scientific warnings about global warming and the steady worsening of many of the 11 other global crises, we now also face the unavoidable die-off of much of humanity by mid-century and the growing likelihood of the total extinction of humanity before the end of the 21st century --- unless we immediately make radical global changes!
To survive this double whammy and this unprecedented moment of collective and individual challenge will require great wisdom, sacrifice, and cooperation, as well as enduring many hardships that humanity has never faced before. Because of the rapidly unfolding dangers of both extinction consequences, it is completely appropriate to want to use your remaining time and energy as wisely as possible.
At Universe Spirit this wise use of time and energy could naturally include:
1. Doing everything you can to save and salvage as much of humanity and civilization as you can while you still can. Effective collective and individual action is now critical because doing nothing means losing everything even sooner! Saving something while we still can --- will always be better than saving nothing! (For the specifics on how to improve, save, or salvage as much as is still possible, see Parts 3 and 4 of the Job One for Humanity Plan.)
2. Making your remaining time as personally fulfilling, meaningful, comfortable and sustainable as is possible for as long as impossible in your current location or in another location. (For specifics on how to do this, see Parts 1 and 2 of the Job One for Humanity Plan and if you are of a spiritual nature, the practices of the science-grounded, open-source, personalized Evolution Spirituality found within the Universe Spirit organization.)
3. Being a part of co-creating or living within a sustainable, safe, and supportive eco-community that will help support and protect you both physically and emotionally. This is an advantage to help persevere through these unprecedented current and future times. (Click here to learn more about the Universe eco-community model.)
The Universe Spirit (and the Job One for Humanity) organizations can help you do the three things above. If those actions are valuable to you, it is time to join us and act before it becomes too late to make a difference.
If you truly are looking for intelligent actions to survive and thrive through these 12 major global crises and the collapse of many of our local and national social systems for as long as is possible, the Universe Spirit website, the Job One website, the Job One for Humanity Plan, and the Universe eco-community model was developed to help you make it through in this challenging unique moment in time.
What is Universe Spirt and What Does it Do
Universe Spirit is a nonprofit educational organization. It is here to inspire and help you:
- and thrive.
Our main mission is also to help you create a healthy, sustainable, and thriving future for yourself and your loved ones and, an equitable world for all.
Our greatest news is that --- we can still do this, but only if we work together supportively to resolve (or lessen) the current rapid worsening of the world's 12 greatest crises.
Our keystone global challenge and crises
It is always necessary to see conditions precisely as they are to begin to improve them. At Universe Spirit, we recognize that other than global thermonuclear war, there is one keystone roadblock humanity must manage as its highest priority to survive, thrive, and create a sustainable and prosperous future for all.
If a keystone is pulled out all of the other arch shown below the other pieces will fall as well.
That is what accelerating global warming is to most of the 11 other global crises. The ever-worsening consequences of accelerating global warming will also worsen the 11 other global crises into a witches brew of predictable catastrophes. Our current most urgent global challenge is to:
a. be well-prepared for,
b. adapt to, and,
c. work diligently to slow global fossil fuel use, causing accelerating environmental destruction, economic loss, and suffering. Worse yet, if we are not successful in radically reducing our global fossil fuel use to these levels, we will face total extinction.
Because things are so bad right now and are going to get much worse before they hopefully get better, it is critical to maintain one's balance and see the good that could come out of this emergency.
At Universe Spirit, the news about our worsening 12 global challenges and crises is always balanced by the good news, new possibilities and opportunities, and realistic hope!
To see how we balance the potential good and hidden opportunities in the above difficult news about our major global crises from a positive, big-picture evolutionary perspective be sure to, click here.
This good news page is the most read page on our sister website at Job One for Humanity! It has had over one million views!
And, there is even more good news!
Yes, we have to face and deal with 12 global crises at the same time, but as we do, we also release the potentials for an unprecedented new type of global renaissance that we call the Unissance.
Click here for what this exciting new global Unissance could look like.
How Universe Spirit and its members are boldly facing the World's 12 greatest global challenges
To have any realistic hope of achieving a more equitable and sustainable world we must now deal with the single largest disruptor of the 21st-century. That is the escalating global warming emergency and how it worsens and amplifies our other major 11 global challenges.
Surviving our global warming emergency as well as the worsening of our other 11 global crises means working wisely with those who are ready. It means preparing for and adapting to the many now unavoidable consequences. It also means that we do everything we can to live more sustainably right now to slow down the many catastrophic processes that we have collectively and individually created by our past decisions.
The good news is that If we act wisely, we will still have time to save and salvage everything we can! We also have a rational and ethical responsibility to act now and, if you are of a spiritual nature, a moral responsibility and duty to:
a. learn from our mistakes,
b. enact new, more sustainable, and equitable practices,
c. prepare for the coming consequences that are now unavoidable,
d. improve what we still can to slow and lessen coming consequences as much as is possible,
e. adapt to what we can't change, and,
f. evolve wisely so that future generations and biological life will also survive and thrive.
Universe Spirit will help you:
1. Realize, acknowledge, and recover from the rapidly worsening global crises that we have created for ourselves by our collective and individual poor decisions and actions. You can't chart a new and better path until you know where you are starting from and what got you there.
2. Make better choices for creating lifestyles and livelihoods for a thriving and sustainable prosperity for all. Creating sustainable lifestyles and livelihoods is absolutely critical to making it through the global warming emergency and our other major 11 global challenges.
(See the Sustainable Prosperity section on this website and Parts 1 and 2 of the Job One for Humanity Plan for details on how to do it.)
3. Prepare for and adapt to humanity's worsening 12 most dangerous ecological, economic, and social global crises, particularly the global warming extinction emergency.
(To understand what the escalating global warming emergency is, see this page. For what we must do and sacrifice to save ourselves from it, visit the Job One for Humanity Plan action steps. Job One for Humanity is our sister website. Our Job One for Humanity Plan will lower our fossil fuel usage to meet or come very close to the life-critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets.)
4. Create supportive new eco-communities worldwide. (in your current local area or a global warming-safer location.) These new eco-communities will be far better prepared to survive and thrive through the unavoidable onslaught of accelerating global warming consequences and the severe consequences of the other 11 global crises' worsening.
(See these Universe Community sections for all the information on joining one of our Universe communities.)
There are many coming ecological, climate, economic, and other catastrophes that we can no longer prevent or stop, no matter what we do at this point. (Click here to read about the many coming dangerous local and global consequences we have created for ourselves because of our decades of poor collective and individual decisions.)
5. Live fulfilling, healthy, and meaningful lives no matter what is going on around us. This is critically essential because of the hardships we will individually and collectively endure until we make the global transition to a more equitable and sustainable world.
If you are of a spiritual nature, we can even help you to expand your current personal spiritual practices with the practices of Evolution Spirituality.
6. Model and be successful examples of community sustainability and fairness principles and behaviors. These successful new communities will facilitate future generations and biological life surviving and thriving despite the difficult, deadly, and unavoidable consequences we must now endure.
For more information about our goals and mission, please see this page.
You can become an Evolutioneer and a part of the greatest evolutionary challenge and opportunity in human history, which is:
building a more sustainable and equitable world for all while simultaneously also saving:
c. future generations, and
d. our civilization from the rapidly worsening 12 global crises.
This is done by honestly facing and managing our first and highest priority --- the global warming extinction emergency. and then dealing with these other 11 critical global challenges.
"We can no longer avoid many of the worse consequences of global warming interacting with the 11 other major global crises. Therefore, our primary goal for adapting to our accelerating mass extinction threat must be to save as many people and as much of our civilization as we possibly can---while we still can!" Lawrence Wollersheim
Here's how you can help:
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This page was last updated on 3.31.2021