“The next generation would be justified in looking back at us and asking what were you thinking? Couldn’t you hear what the scientists were saying? Couldn’t you hear what Mother Nature was screaming at you?”
– Former Vice President Al Gore

This is a Wakeup Call


We no longer have the luxury of ignoring climate change

“What’s really breathtaking is how ill-prepared we are for such changes.” – Bill McKibben, “This is How Human Extinction Could Play Out,” Rolling Stone

There isn’t much time left. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated that the “planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change.” Most countries are experiencing extreme drought, wildfires, floods and biodiversity loss around the world. We must act with constructive outrage now.


In Climate Abandoned: We’re on The Endangered Species List, scientists and environmental experts discuss the hard truths, causes and consequences of the climate crisis’ interconnected issues. They shed light on the greenhouse effect, declining biodiversity, our warming oceans, ideology vs. science, and other urgent topics.

At the end of each chapter, you’ll find practical tips for what you can keep doing, stop doing, and start doing to make better choices for the future. Let us move ourselves off the Endangered Species list.

There is no time to waste. Read Climate Abandoned. Learn what actions you can take, and do your part to protect our environment. You are a member of the pivotal generation.

“With glaciers melting, seas rising, and 17 of the 18 hottest years on record already in the books this century, we know we must act boldly to solve the climate crisis – and we know that we have the solutions at hand.

Climate Abandoned explores the concrete causes of the climate crisis, the impacts we’re already feeling, and the growing movement calling for solutions. Jill brings together much-needed, unique perspectives of educators, scientists, millennials, faith leaders and more in this global call to action.”

-Ken Berlin, President and CEO of The Climate Reality Project

“The diverse, thoughtful voices in Climate Abandoned are urgently calling readers to step off the sidelines and act now for a just, sustainable future for generations to come. This book captures passion.”

— John de Graaf, author of Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic, filmmaker, and environmentalist

“California is on the forefront of the climate crisis. Climate change has disrupted our once normal fire season and the state’s new abnormal is frightening. Thank you, Jill, for pushing forward and speaking out on what is an urgent and irreversible global crisis.”

— Senator Bill Monning, California State Senate – District 17, California Air Resources Board Member

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. Since the survival of humankind depends on awareness and action on climate change, Climate Abandoned is must read for everyone concerned about these issues.”

—  Robert Swan, Founder of the 2041 Foundation and the first person to walk to the South and North Poles

Contributing Authors

Cathy Cowan Becker • Luis Camargo • Jill Cody • Kasper Eplov • Solange Marquez Espinoza • Bob Hallahan • Peter M.J. Hess • G. Elizabeth Kretchmer • Annamaria Lehoczky • Cindy Martinez • William McPherson • Robert Mullins • Mike Newland • Hari Krishna Nibanupudi • Richard Nolthenius • Julie Packard • Rituraj Phukan • Kevin Quinn • Lois Robin • Betsy Rosenberg • Maria Santiago Valentin • Jigar Shah • Brij Singh • Mathieu Thuillier • www.climateabandoned.com •                    www.jillcodyauthor.com

“Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it’s one we can prevent if we act now. By denying the evidence for climate change, and pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Donald Trump will cause avoidable environmental damage to our beautiful planet, endangering the natural world, for us and our children.”

Professor Stephen Hawking,  BBC interview, July 2, 2017 – Watch the video: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40461726

Climate Abandoned is the series’ second book. Jill’s first book, America Abandoned: The Secret Velvet Coup That Cost Us Our Democracy recently won a prestigious, international award … The 2017 New Generation Indie Book Finalist Award in the “Current Events/Social Change” category! Them subsequently, her book also won a second award, “The 2017 Best Book Finalist Award.” These awards acknowledge, as a political scientist, Jill’s passion for her country, her eye-poping research, and specific intent for the public to understand what has happened to America.

Our Authors

Cathy Cowan Becker

Climate Crisis & Doubt Cathy Cowan Becker has a 20-year career in journalism, communications and public relations. She is currently communications coordinator for the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University, where she is also pursuing

Luis Camargo

Climate Crisis & Children: Luis Camargo is the Founder and Director of OpEPA (Organization for Environmental Education and Protection), an award-winning Colombian organization focused on reconnecting children and youth to nature so they can act in a more environmentally responsible

Jill Cody

Lead Author and Editor-in-Chief:  Jill Cody M.P.A. As a citizen advocate and author, Jill’s 31-year career in public service, was imbued with a life-long passion for knowledge and a will to inspire change in politics, the environment, higher education and

Dr. Kasper Eplov

Climate Crisis and Health: Kasper Eplov, MD is a graduate from Copenhagen University and currently a GP trainee located in Hässleholm Sweden. Dr. Eplov participated in the Climate Reality Leadership training in Florida, 2015, and became an authorized An Inconvenient

Solange Marquez Espinoza

Climate Crisis & Future of Democracy: Solange Marquez Márquez is Political Consultant with 12 years of experience. Since 2009 she writes a weekly digital column in El Universal (one of the biggest newspapers in Mexico) about international issues and specially

Dr. Richard H. Gammon

Science Editor: Dr. Richard H. Gammon is Professor (Emeritus) of Chemistry and Oceanography, and Adjunct Professor (Emeritus) of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. He is a former Co-Director of the UW Program on the Environment (2004-2007). Richard received

Bob Hallahan

Climate Crisis and National Security: Bob Hallahan is a retired U.S. Navy Commander who became passionate about the climate during military travels, in particular during deployments to tropical Pacific and Indian Ocean islands. He cites Wake Island, for instance, as

Peter M J Hess

Climate Crisis and Religion: Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D., is a Roman Catholic theologian and who specializes in issues at the interface of science and religion. He has served as International Director for the Center for Theology and the Natural

G. Elizabeth Kretchmer

Climate Crisis and Stress: G. Elizabeth Kretchmer is a writer of fiction, blogs, and essays, a wellness workshop facilitator, an environmental advocate, and a brand new organic farmer. Our natural landscape and the well-being of our individual and collective psyches

Annamaria Lehoczky

Climate Crisis and European Union: Annamária Lehoczky is a climate scientist and a passionate environmental journalist. She is doing her international PhD focusing on co-creation for climate change adaptation, linking science and practice. She is currently based in Spain working

Cindy Martinez

Climate Crisis & Health: Cindy Martinez is a Registered Nurse with a background in Public Health and Home Health. She is a native of Illinois but lives in Missouri where she became an environmental activist and testified at people’s hearings

Bill McPherson

Climate Crisis & Ideology and Science, Climate Crisis & The Interplay of Politics, and Climate Crisis & Zombie Myths: Author of Ideology versus Science, Climate Weather and Ideology and Sabotaging the Planet, Dr. William McPherson is a retired environmental diplomat

Robert Mullins

Climate Crisis and Carbon Fee Dividend: Robert Mullins is a longtime journalist and marketing writer who is based in Silicon Valley. He moved to San Jose, Calif., in 2000 from his hometown of Milwaukee to be a business reporter for

Mike Newland

Climate Crisis and Archeology: Mike Newland is Director of the Northern California Cultural Resources Group for Environmental Science Associates, one of the nation’s oldest and most successful professional environmental firms. He has been a professional archaeologist for over 20 years

Hari Krishna Nibanupudi

Climate Crisis & Solutions: Hari Krishna Nibanupudi is a senior disaster risk reduction and climate change specialist with over two decades of experience of working with communities, developing programs, advocating policies, building capacities and fostering regional cooperation. He helmed senior

Richard Nolthenius, Ph.D

Climate Crisis and Global Economy: Richard Nolthenius has been head of the Astronomy Department at Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA for the past 30 years. He earned his PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics after doctoral work at Stanford University and

Rituraj Phukan

Climate Crisis and Biodiversity: Rituraj Phukan is an environmental activist and writer based in Assam, a biodiversity rich, climate impacted province in the far east of India. A commerce graduate, he quit his government job to begin a lifelong engagement

Kevin Quinn

Climate Crisis and Millennials: Kevin Quinn is an emerging young conservationist with a background in environmental science and policy. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Studies and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of Colorado – Boulder and has

Lois Robin

Climate Crisis & Soil Sequestration: Lois has been a multi-media artist for the last 30 years. She has produced three films, published articles and photographs in several publications such as TimeLife Books and had three one person exhibits of her

Betsy Rosenberg

Climate Crisis and The Media: Betsy Rosenberg is an award-winning national broadcast journalist and a green media trailblazer. With 25 years of radio news experience and track record as a social visionary, popular environmental talk show host, and dedicated advocate

Maria Santiago

Climate Crisis and Education: Maria Santiago is a Learning Disabilities Consultant, Behavior Technician, currently one of the Bilingual columnists and writers of the digital magazines My Trending Stories and Negocios Hispanos USA. She is currently an Educational Diagnostician /Specialist and case manager in a

Carmen Rumbaut

Climate Crisis & Personal Engagement Carmen Rumbaut is a climate activist, now that she is retired from jobs as attorney, mediator, translator, and social worker. She is heading to Texas to be a granny-nanny to her three granddaughters and live

Jigar Shah

Climate Crisis & Energy: Jigar Shah is a clean energy entrepreneur in creating market-driven solutions and eliminating market barriers to address climate change. Shah has recognized this as “Creating Climate Wealth.” Shah maintains that Climate Wealth is created when mainstream

Brij Singh

Sports: Brij M Singh is a student at the University of Michigan, Business Administration at the Stephen M Ross School of Business and Sport Management at the School of Kinesiology. Brij’s experience began with baseball and basketball, but soon found

Mathieu Thuillier

Climate Crisis & Greenhouse Effect: Mathieu Thuillier has a masters degree in political science from Lille (France) and is a specialist of environmental policies and nuclear energy. He studied journalism at the Sorbonne, Paris, before working as a newspaper and


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America Abandoned

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America Abandoned explains what happened and how the corporations and billionaires took over America. Our democracy has been stolen. Greedy, dishonorable thieves stole it while we trusted them and they abandoned us. A powerful moment in our lives happens when we first realize we have lost something, especially something of great value. We are stunned. We feel empty inside.

We feel betrayed. We want it back. When we realize our loss, we hope to remedy it, to get that thing back, and only then will we take immediate action to make that happen. Absence really does make the heart grow fonder, as the old cliché says; sometimes we have to lose something before we can understand its value. We’ve lost our democracy. Want to get it back?