Citizen Action Monitor

Dr James Hansen advances an action plan that assures “real progress on climate”

Stabilizing the climate will be a formidable challenge, but it’s not mission impossible No 1219 Posted by fw, December 29, 2014 “The present downturn of fossil fuel costs is a … Continue reading

December 29, 2014

Big money from Wall Street drives Obama’s push to fast track new Pacific Rim free trade deal

And America’s working class will get screwed again, worse even than with NAFTA No 1218 Posted by fw, December 28, 2014 “Barack Obama, Bill Clinton see it in their political … Continue reading

December 28, 2014

CBC’s Evan Solomon’s knowledge base found wanting in interview with Foreign Minister John Baird

Both talked “pure crap” about the recent downturn of the Russia economy, alleges Canadian columnist No 1217 Posted by fw, December 27, 2014 “After having watched this interview I watched … Continue reading

December 27, 2014

Why is this the age of US citizen mass acquiescence rather than the age of resistance that erupted in the 1880s?

We are witnessing the rebirth of the Gilded Age, with Wall Street and Big Business owning the President and Congress No 1215 Posted by fw, December 25, 2014 “It’s called … Continue reading

December 25, 2014

How US executed a maniacal, savage, and near-perfect takedown of the Russian economy

Counterpunch writer explains how Putin can beat US at its own game, and predicts he will No 1214 Posted by fw, December 21, 2014 “The ruble rout helps to draw … Continue reading

December 21, 2014

“The takeaway for climate activists is to not back down” – That’s the lesson from NY fracking ban

Surprise, surprise – Sometimes elected officials do listen (provided they’re not denialist Republicans) No 1213 Posted by fw, December 20, 2014 “New York’s resolute stance against fracking is particularly momentous … Continue reading

December 20, 2014

Lima climate pact fails to act in interest of humankind

Irresponsibility in Lima puts us on path to irreversible damage in terms of meeting 2020 emission reduction targets No 1212 Posted by fw, December 17, 2014 “To make things clear, … Continue reading

December 17, 2014

The proven effectiveness of “disruption” and “sacrifice” tactics in citizen protest movements

If proven, why is it rare that groups will risk using either tactic in significant measure? No 1211 Posted by fw, December 15, 2014 “The truth is that, despite the … Continue reading

December 15, 2014

Climate change — “The future is almost beyond what we can imagine”

“We must make the impossible possible,” says Kevin Anderson No 1210 Posted by fw, December 12, 2014 “Admittedly, all of this may seem very bleak. But it is imperative not … Continue reading

December 12, 2014

Who you gonna trust? Same science, widely different interpretations from competing factions

Choose wisely. Your life may depend on it No 1209 Posted by fw, December 11, 2014 “I would argue that the 2°C target is underpinned by what may be termed … Continue reading

December 11, 2014

EXPOSED — Western methods of analysis underestimate reality of China, India climate emissions

Flawed forecasts have serious policy implications for nations around the globe No 1208 Posted by fw, December 10, 2014 “Putting these numbers together results in a world that looks completely … Continue reading

December 10, 2014

We seem to be headed for a 4°C world. Climate scientist Kevin Anderson imagines what it would be like

A 4°C future is beyond what many people think we can reasonably adapt to No 1207 Posted by fw, December 9, 2014 “It is fair to say, based on many … Continue reading

December 9, 2014

Be wary of financial analysts peddling reduced climate risk compatible with economic growth

Market-based economic solutions are not helpful in dealing with violent climate change No 1206 Posted by fw, December 9, 2014 “As it stands, it is difficult not to conclude that … Continue reading

December 9, 2014

With annual global emission increases of 3-5 percent, humans are hurtling towards a cliff

The prospects for reducing emissions to meet the 2°C target look grim No 1205 Posted by fw, December 8, 2014 “Despite considerable discussions about climate change, particularly since the Earth … Continue reading

December 8, 2014

2°C target limit for average global temperature rise won’t prevent dangerous climate impacts

Moreover, the 2050 emission reduction targets to keep us below 2°C may prove to be meaningless No 1204 Posted by fw, December 7, 2014 “Our cumulative emissions – and our … Continue reading

December 7, 2014

“We have crossed the threshold between acceptable and dangerous climate change”, says Kevin Anderson

“The numbers are brutal and hard to accept.” No 1203 Posted by fw, December 6, 2014 “A prerequisite of responding to the climate challenge is exposing the void between the … Continue reading

December 6, 2014

Can we find a full-scale replacement for fossil fuels soon and sustain it indefinitely?

Given our pathetic historical track record for sustainable living, future prospects look bleak No 1202 Posted by fw, December 4, 2014 ‘Sustainability’ has become everyone’s favourite buzz word. But few … Continue reading

December 4, 2014

It is too late for sustainable development – World renowned Dennis Meadows explains why — VIDEO

In his famous 1972 book, Limits to Growth, Meadows predicted a contracting global economy and environmental collapse would come by mid-21st century No 1201 Posted by fw, December 03, 2014 … Continue reading

December 3, 2014