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