Citizen Action Monitor

Fossil fuels good, CO2 emissions bad, Exxon sold out, Politicians followed, Renewables too small

Hansen shares more of “the frigging mess” the young are inheriting from boomers behaving badly. No 1965 Posted by fw, May 26, 2017 “In the United States the energy use has … Continue reading

May 26, 2017

Climate scientist Jim Hansen highlights selected global impacts of climate change

Yet to come is the danger of locking in sea level rise of 6 to 9 meters within decades, not centuries. No 1964 Posted by fw, May 25, 2017 “In the … Continue reading

May 25, 2017

Trudeau’s carbon reduction plan does not stand up to critical scrutiny

Ottawa’s plan is window dressing to give an “appearance of action”, says Dimitri Lascaris No 1963 Posted by fw, May 23, 2017 “So even if the emission and reduction targets, including … Continue reading

May 23, 2017

“We old people are leaving you a frigging mess”, with a climate almost out of control – Jim Hansen

“Young people need to not only understand the problem, they need to understand realistic solutions.” No 1962 Posted by fw, May 22, 2017 “I’m glad to see our young people in … Continue reading

May 22, 2017

Policymakers won’t support rapid, deep CO2 cuts, but they will bet on risky geoengineering proposals

Why? Because slowing economic growth to cut emissions risks re-election — “Economics trumps physics.” No 1961 Posted by fw, May 20, 2017 “The first IPCC report came out in 1990 and … Continue reading

May 20, 2017

What does it mean to say “We’ll muddle through” this crisis? It means the rich live, the poor die

The problem with carbon is that it’s pervasive, “in every single facet of our daily lives” – there is no quick fix. No 1960 Posted by fw, May 18, 2017 “The … Continue reading

May 18, 2017

Time may not be on our side, but can we find ways to buy time? – Two UK climate scientists discuss

Most of the quick fix models presented to policymakers falsely assume they can work at a very large scale. No 1959 Posted by fw, May 17, 2017 “But you’re saying we’re … Continue reading

May 17, 2017

Time is not on our side – Two eminent UK scientists discuss the facts about climate change

Bottom line – We must rapidly reduce our energy demand, but politicians are “running very scared” of the implications.” No 1958 Posted by fw, May 16, 2017 “I think there’s a … Continue reading

May 16, 2017

Trump “seems to have a special affinity for the brutal and the barbaric” – Lawrence Davidson

When he praises thugs masquerading as foreign leaders, he defines America’s present and near future. No 1957 Posted by fw, May 15, 2017 “The U.S. president stands at the head of … Continue reading

May 15, 2017

Grim documentary on impact of climate change available for viewing on TV Ontario until June 12

Watch the trailer for The Age of Consequences, and, as well, a TVO discussion about the film with three experts ********** About The Age of Consequences — An investigation of … Continue reading

May 14, 2017

Dimitri Lascaris raises “serious questions” about Andrew Weaver’s political orientation

Lascaris’ misgivings began with Mr. Weaver’s criticism of the federal Green’s BDS resolution. No 1956 Posted by fw, May 13, 2017 “Weaver’s conduct during the BDS debate raises a serious question … Continue reading

May 13, 2017

The World at 1℃ — taking stock of the climate crisis

As the crisis worsens, a much-needed sense of urgency in privileged rich nations may come too late. No 1955 Posted by fw, May 12, 2017 “For many of us, the facts … Continue reading

May 12, 2017

UK Government’s pro-Israel stance is equivalent to supporting the ethnic cleansing of Palestine

“The international community’s conniving inaction has made Israel’s illegal occupation permanent,” says UK author No 1954 Posted by fw, May 10, 2017 “And who – ignoring all reports to the contrary … Continue reading

May 10, 2017

Climate change wake-up call? Record floods sweep much of Canada

Why Ottawa’s “climate adaptation” approach is likely to fail to meet a safe global warming target. No 1953 Posted by fw, May 8, 2017 “Montreal was the latest to declare a … Continue reading

May 8, 2017

Green Party leader Elizabeth May appears to be ignoring Party’s sanctions policy against Israel

What, if anything, will get Ms May to act in support of peace and justice for Palestinians? No 1952 Posted by fw, May 7, 2017 In an April 17, 2017 post, … Continue reading

May 7, 2017

Q: Why do Western politicians support racism in Israel by suppressing free speech in their own countries?

A: They sell their support to high bidders, and no one bids higher than Zionists — says US history prof. No 1951 Posted by fw, May 4, 2017 “It should be … Continue reading

May 4, 2017

“The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations.” – Chris Hedges

“Trump is the king of the idiots. We are his victims.” No 1950 Posted by fw, May 3, 2017 Instead of my usual opening passage, excerpted from a selected article, today … Continue reading

May 3, 2017

More Americans now believe climate change is real, is caused by human actions, and is dangerous

Is Trump’s heavy hand in punishing climate science and climate scientists contributing to this shift in beliefs? No 1949 Posted by fw, May 2, 2017 “Trump’s presidency is generating a backfire … Continue reading

May 2, 2017

At People’s Climate March, Canadian activist blasts Trudeau’s climate policies and leadership

Crunch the numbers and his vaunted deal with the provinces comes up far short of what we need, says Avi Lewis. No 1948 Posted by fw, May 1, 2017 “So, Canada … Continue reading

May 1, 2017