Citizen Action Monitor

Accounts of fascist homicidal violence presented at Hearing of House Select Committee on January 6 riot

No display of seriousness and passion from Committee’s Democrats, while Republicans exhibited fascist tendencies for their Fuhrer. — No 2762 by fw, July 30, 2021 — Here is my summary of … Continue reading

July 30, 2021

U.S. (likely) headed for “Violent Future”, concludes respected author, Richard Heinberg

Heinberg bases his diagnosis on evidence from past and current academic studies and recent events that heighten fear of coming “civil violence” No 2761 by fw, July 29, 2021 “A … Continue reading

July 29, 2021

Breaking through the silence; finally, recognition (of sorts) of the value of Dr. Nate Hagens’ work

Below2°C concedes: Hagens’ video “Earth and Humanity has been posted on the Below2C home page…” — No 2760 by fw, July 27, 2021 For several years, I have been promoting … Continue reading

July 27, 2021

The prolific, inimitable Nate Hagens strikes again: This time with a new book on the human predicament

“This will be the century which tests the human potential for mediocrity against the human potential for greatness.” — No 2759 by fw, July 25, 2021 — … “Earth’s currently … Continue reading

July 25, 2021

In an imaginary interview, Ralph Nader ridicules Rocketman Jeff Bezos

After his 10 minute, 66 mile zoom above Earth, Bezos agreed to interviews with salivating reporters: Greg Galaxy got the nod. — No 2758 by fw, July 24, 2021 — … Continue reading

July 24, 2021

Myth #22: Nate Hagens discredits claim “We Can Always Get More Resources If We Have More Money”

“We can create money, but we cannot create energy, only extract what exists — FASTER.” No 2757 by fw, July 5, 2021 — “We can create money, but we cannot … Continue reading

July 5, 2021

Myth #14 : Nate Hagens unveils evidence that upends the presumption “Technology Will Solve It”

“When technology is combined with a growth imperative in the financial markets, there is no way to shrink energy use.” — No 2756 by fw, July 4, 2021 — “Okay. … Continue reading

July 4, 2021

Myth #11: Nate Hagens challenges the accepted belief that “Climate Change is the Core Problem”

“From a systems perspective, a more complex story emerges.” — No 2755 by fw, July 3, 2021 — “First, if a hypothetical, benevolent alien scientist were to look down on … Continue reading

July 3, 2021

Myth #19: Nate Hagens dismisses the insistence we can achieve Net Zero!! (by 2050 or any date)

“When people use the term “Net Zero” it’s mostly shorthand for maintaining economic growth while doing some magical technological salvation in the future.” — No 2754 by fw, July 2, … Continue reading

July 2, 2021

Myth #21: Nate Hagens rebuts claims that “Renewable energy can power THIS civilization”

“The popular myth is that we can somehow swap out the dirty energy with clean energy technology while also continuing to consume at today’s income and GDP levels.” — No … Continue reading

June 30, 2021

“This has been a sledgehammer of a presentation. I’m exhausted.” — Nate’s closing thoughts

“One category, I think, is glaringly missing – How the heck do we live our lives during this Crazy Time? Lastly, an idea I think is essential, is love.” — … Continue reading

June 28, 2021

Hagens’ fourteenth Intervention and Wild Idea: “4-Minute Women” to grow the voices and WISDOM of women

Start with 4-minute speeches by women scientists on the core topics in this video, but branch out to grow the voices, ideas and WISDOM of women. — No 2751 Posted … Continue reading

June 27, 2021

Hagens’ thirteenth Intervention and Wild Idea: “Local social networks” to facilitate COMMUNITY cohesion

Creating local social networks will enable communities in the future will have a higher chance of self-organizing when things get tougher No 2750 Posted by fw, June 27, 2021— “One … Continue reading

June 27, 2021

Hagens’ twelfth Intervention and Wild Idea: “Create a Tribe” for TOMORROW, with its own identifying emoji

A Tribe for TOMORROW, with an emoji, will help people, deeply concerned about our collective future, to find one another. —   No 2749 Posted by fw, June 26, 2021— … Continue reading

June 26, 2021

Hagens’ eleventh Intervention and Wild Idea: “Life Brigade” to PROTECT endangered species

Choose a species of plant or animal, or more than one, and make it part of one’s life’s meaning to PROTECT it.— No 2748 Posted by fw, June 25, 2021— … Continue reading

June 25, 2021

Hagens’ tenth Intervention and Wild Idea: “Life Ethic” to recover a sense of the SACRED in our lives

It should not be that difficult to decide what matters in our culture – all we need is a consistent ethic of life. — No 2747 Posted by fw, June … Continue reading

June 24, 2021

Hagens’ ninth Intervention and Wild Idea: “Civilian Land Corps” at the intersection of EUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, ECOLOGY

What if we allowed for a voluntary year off for 17 to 25 year-olds to work on ecological and community restoration projects? — No 2746 Posted by fw, June 23, … Continue reading

June 23, 2021

Hagens’ eighth Intervention and Wild Idea: “A Cultural Triage” Meet the future halfway — COMPROMISE

The future is going to require a lot of really tough choices – What to save and maintain and what to discard and dump. Be creative. Get started. — No … Continue reading

June 22, 2021

Hagens’ seventh Intervention and Wild Idea: “How Are We?” A project to measure our WELL-BEING

“How Are We?” will collect real data to measure how Americans are doing in terms of Life-Style metrics like health, jobs, meaning, safety, community, etc. No 2744 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

June 21, 2021