Citizen Action Monitor

Group of 28 academics ask PM Trudeau if he understands the climate crisis. No reply after 9 weeks.

Their written concerns are framed in the context of Trudeau’s misinformed public statements. No 2016 Posted by fw, July 26, 2017 “We are now facing the profound consequences of overexpansion … Continue reading

July 26, 2017

Is economic growth a measure of “real prosperity”? Tim Jackson says “No” and explains why

The relentless pursuit of GDP growth is a given in rich countries, a panacea for all drags on the economy. No 2015 Posted by fw, July 25, 2017 “Anyone who … Continue reading

July 25, 2017

Pipelines will get built — Alberta’s Premier Rachel Notley’s pledge to oil companies

Declares she has “little time for any conversation that seeks to shut down or significantly limit our oil sands.” No 2014 Posted by fw, July 23, 2017 ***** “Humans have … Continue reading

July 23, 2017

Tim Jackson: In a finite world, what can Prosperity (without growth) possibly mean?

More to the point — How can a bold conception of prosperity be attained? No 2013 Posted by fw, July 22, 2017 “The vision of social progress that drives us … Continue reading

July 22, 2017

“There is no sign of a turning point in our dependence on fossil fuels,” says Canadian expert

And despite growth of renewables, fossil fuel share of global energy supply has barely budged in the last quarter-century. No 2012 Posted by fw, July 21, 2017 ***** “We will … Continue reading

July 21, 2017

Delusional Trudeau and Notley ignore facts, cling to oilsands’ pipe dream promises

“The party’s over … but Trudeau can’t seem to bring himself to leave.” The Tyee. No 2011 Posted by fw, July 19, 2017 “The oilsands have become, politically, the gift … Continue reading

July 19, 2017

“Prosperity Without Growth?” – Tim Jackson on how a report started a conversation whose time had come

Why Number 10 Downing Street ironically “went ballistic” when the report landed on the PM’s desk. No 2010 Posted by fw, July 18, 2017 “‘Number 10 has gone ballistic,’ barked … Continue reading

July 18, 2017

Prof Bill Rees is back, advocating planned de-growth toward a quasi steady state economy

“Perversely, the world community prescribes still greater material growth as the only feasible solution!” No 2009 Posted by fw, July 17, 2017 “Humans have a virtually unlimited capacity for self-delusion, … Continue reading

July 17, 2017

In acts of savage brutality, Israel persecutes 2 million innocent Gazans, with Abbas’ OK

Moral corrosion looms large as Canada and the world look on in silence and in complicity. No 2008 Posted by fw, July 16, 2017 “You have on the one hand … Continue reading

July 16, 2017

“We have to design our economies to live within ecological limits and resource constraints” – Tim Jackson

“Start with the idea of what prosperity is and then ask questions about what kind of economy you need to get there.” No 2007 Posted by fw, July 15, 2017 … Continue reading

July 15, 2017

“Justin Trudeau is looking a lot like the last neo-liberal standing, albeit with his own quirks.”

So, what makes Trudeau a neoliberal? And what makes him a quirky one? – Rick Salutin explains. No 2006 Posted by fw, July 13, 2017 “The neo-liberalism that has ruled … Continue reading

July 13, 2017

Sixty years of environmental action and humanity remains in ecological overshoot

It’s time to accept that tinkering around the edges of consumer capitalism is utterly inadequate. No 2005 Posted by fw, July 11, 2017 “According to the most recent data from the Global … Continue reading

July 11, 2017

David Suzuki faults politicians and political system for failures of environmental movement

Holds out hope Blue Dot Movement will put “right to healthy environment” in charter of rights and freedoms No 2004 Posted by fw, July 10, 2017 “Politics, of course, is … Continue reading

July 10, 2017

Governments are well known to lie – One way they hide the truth is simply by not mentioning it

“When it is question of ensuring their own survival, they are ruthless.” No 2003 Posted by fw, July 9, 2017 “Today, the entity that we call “The West” is facing … Continue reading

July 9, 2017

Trump mocks Kim Jong-un for not having better things to do with his life

So, what better things is President Trump presently doing with his life? It’s fact-check time, folks. No 2002 Posted by fw, July 7, 2017 [Trump tweets] “North Korea has just … Continue reading

July 7, 2017

What TV news buries about the history of US warmongering against North Korea

1950’s Korean war was a “blessing” to US profiteers in “the business of war” — Today, nuclear armed North Korea is a pretext for a heavily militarized U.S. deterrent against … Continue reading

July 7, 2017

Alberta tar sands bust? – graph shows steep decline in project approvals since 2013

Days of $100 per barrel oil are gone, transition to carbon-free energy is well underway. No 2000 Posted by fw, July 6, 2017 “A managed decline of the tar sands isn’t … Continue reading

July 6, 2017

Endless economic growth endangers our future

Celebrated ecological economist Tim Jackson talks about the need to envision a post-growth economy. No 1999 Posted by fw, July 5, 2017 “When the UK Sustainable Development Commission, on which I served, … Continue reading

July 5, 2017

Disappointed that Climate Lobby Canada applauds government’s clean tech report

Open letter to CCL notes absence of reasons to justify unqualified endorsement of report. No 1998 Posted by fw, July 4, 2017 Today I sent the following email to Cathy Orlando, … Continue reading

July 4, 2017