Citizen Action Monitor

Are Ottawa’s ideas about the economy, environment and climate dangerously ill-informed?

Contributions by two leading experts on the unrealistic expectation of perpetual GDP growth suggests the Liberals don’t know what they’re talking about. No 2221 Posted by fw, May 22, 2018 … Continue reading

May 22, 2018

Dr. Nate Hagens uses systems synthesis thinking to foresee what the future “will NOT be” — Pt 5 of 5

Conclusions and Implications – This is our situation: If you want to make a difference, what then must you do? No 2220 Posted by fw, May 19, 2018 “This is … Continue reading

May 19, 2018

Dr. Nate Hagens uses systems synthesis thinking to foresee what the future “will NOT be” — Pt 4 of 5

Our species is an out-of-control, energy-hungry, global Superorganism in the service of maximizing GDP growth. No 2219 Posted by fw, May 18, 2018 “… our species in my opinion is … Continue reading

May 18, 2018

Dr. Nate Hagens uses systems synthesis thinking to foresee what the future “will NOT be” — Pt 3 of 5

We have an economy based on energy, but we think we have an economy based on money. No 2218 Posted by fw, May 15, 2018 “And remember, at the end … Continue reading

May 15, 2018

Dr. Nate Hagens uses systems synthesis thinking to foresee what the future “will NOT be” — Pt 2 of 5

Growing the economy by REPLACING fossil fuels with renewables will NOT be our future. No 2217 Posted by fw, May 14, 2018 “Energy does all the work needed to combine … Continue reading

May 14, 2018

Dr. Nate Hagens uses systems synthesis thinking to foresee what the future “will NOT be” — Pt 1 of 5

Despite Trudeau’s oft-repeated claim, growing the economy is NOT compatible with mitigating climate change. No 2216 Posted by fw, May 11, 2018 (NOTE — This is a revision of the … Continue reading

May 11, 2018

“Come on guys, you’re trying to pull a fast one on us,” says critic of Ottawa’s new carbon pricing report

Ottawa’s claim that “we can reduce carbon emissions and build pipelines” no longer has much credibility. No 2215 Posted by fw, May 10, 2018 “Earlier this week, the federal government … Continue reading

May 10, 2018

Face the facts Canada — We can’t meet emission targets and expand oil and gas production

“We’re energy pigs, we’re high emitters of carbon, and we’re not leaders in renewable energy,” says energy expert. No 2214 Posted by fw, May 7, 2018 “Canadians are global energy … Continue reading

May 7, 2018

Bill Rees fires back at economist who criticized David Suzuki’s “alleged ignorance of mainstream economics”

Rees rips today’s economic models as “mathematical abstractions containing no useful information”, expecting complex real world to conform to models. No 2213 Posted by fw, May 6, 2018 “In a … Continue reading

May 6, 2018

New report crushes Trudeau’s claim oil/gas/pipeline expansion vital to our economic well-being

“Oft-cited claim that growing oil and gas production is vital to Canada’s economic well-being … has become progressively less true over the past decade.” No 2212 Posted by fw, May … Continue reading

May 5, 2018

Trudeau gov. boasts of $65M Yemen aid, but is silent about $240M arms for countries bombing Yemen

“It’s a bit like helping pay for somebody’s crutches after you’ve helped break their legs,” says research org. No 2211 Posted by fw, April 30, 2018 “When Global Affairs Canada … Continue reading

April 30, 2018

Trudeau ducks questions about his awareness of rigged review of Trans Mountain project

Duplicitous PM dodges the questions by blaming New Dems and Cons for something totally beside the point. No 2210 Posted by fw, April 29, 2018 “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sidestepped … Continue reading

April 29, 2018

Leadnow’s plan to defeat Doug Ford in June 7, 2018 Ontario election

Leadnow Canada is “Going After Ford”. Take the pledge to help defeat him. No 2209 Posted by fw, April 29, 2018 “The electoral math tells us we can have impact … Continue reading

April 29, 2018

Will First Nation’s court action force Ottawa to release pipeline decision-rigging secrets?

Ottawa’s response ignores rigging allegations, echoes KM’s “too late” reply, and argues First Nation is just fishing for “supplemental evidence.” No 2208 Posted by fw, April 28, 2018 “A lawyer … Continue reading

April 28, 2018

Don’t give anti-pipeline org. tax dollars to hire students, says CBC News

CBC article mentioned by Dogwood org. as part of “hate mail piling up” in response to its stop KM campaign. No 2207 Posted by fw, April 27, 2018 “The hate … Continue reading

April 27, 2018

Economist Kate Raworth would say that Trudeau and his advisers are stuck in last century’s economics

The idea of economics should not start with economic growth, but with human wellbeing, declares Raworth. No 2206 Posted by fw, April 25, 2018 “I studied economics at university 25 … Continue reading

April 25, 2018

Suzuki calls on Canadians to oppose Kinder Morgan pipeline and all fossil fuel expansion

Trudeau government is trading short-term economic interests for long-term wellbeing of all life on planet Earth. No 2205 Posted by fw, April 24, 2018 “… we have Canadian provincial and … Continue reading

April 24, 2018

Excellent summary highlights Kinder Morgan pipeline news over 48-hours, ending April 19, 2018

20 highlights capture clash between opposing sides, with anti-pipeline viewpoint clearly supported. No 2204 Posted by fw, April 24, 2018 Here’s are my 20 subheadings added to my reformatted repost … Continue reading

April 24, 2018

Internal gov. documents reveal Ottawa rushed pipeline decision after call from Kinder Morgan executive

Email shows bureaucrats emphasized industry concerns, opting not to consult directly with First Nations. No 2203 Posted by fw, April 23, 2018 “High-ranking public servants in the federal government discussed … Continue reading

April 23, 2018