Citizen Action Monitor

Most people don’t know that EVERY societal good and service requires an energy input – Nate Hagens (2)

Think about it — Every good/service produced, packaged, acquired, consumed, by every person on the planet, requires energy. No 2226 Posted by fw, May 31, 2018 To access links to … Continue reading

May 31, 2018

Everything’s going wild, people don’t agree on what to do, are not highly motivated to act – Nate Hagens (1)

Hagens is going to tell us a story, a story that is complex, threatening, scary, abstract, and in the future. No 2225 Posted by fw, May 30, 2018 To access … Continue reading

May 30, 2018

Paris’ new eco-village a model of a low-carbon community for other cities to emulate

Layout encourages walking, mass transit, limited space for cars, resulting in improved air quality. No 2224 Posted by fw, May 28, 2018 “Every so often an environmentally friendly building gives … Continue reading

May 28, 2018

Ten years after the crisis, economic growth for advanced economies is slowly slipping away, says Tim Jackson

“Attempts to prop up an ailing capitalism have increased inequality, hindered ecological innovation and undermined stability.” No 2223 Posted by fw, May 26, 2018 “If there’s one thing that might … Continue reading

May 26, 2018

79 articles expose risks of trusting Ottawa’s handling of the economy/environment/climate file

Read ‘em and weep! — broken promises, lies, question-dodging, blaming, ignorance, cooking the books, and much, much more. No 2222 Posted by fw, May 23, 2018 Yesterday’s post questioned the … Continue reading

May 23, 2018

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

We’re delusional: We think our cleverness, technology, ingenuity are driving the economy — Nate Hagens (5/5)

Growing the economy by replacing fossil fuels with renewables is NOT likely to happen. No 2220 Posted by fw, May 19, 2018 “This is our situation: we have an economy … Continue reading

May 19, 2018

Global human society is functioning as a wasteful energy dissipating structure — Nate Hagens (4/5)

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

We have an economy based on energy, but we think we have an economy based on money — Nate Hagens (3/5)

In the US, the cost of extracting oil has gone up almost 400% since 2000, and they’re wasting most of it. No 2218 Posted by fw, May 15, 2018 “And … Continue reading

May 15, 2018

Most people don’t understand that fossil fuel energy ‘underpins’ modern economies — Nate Hagens (2/5)

The biggest flaw in economic theory is that there’s no accounting of the creation and pollution costs of energy. No 2217 Posted by fw, May 14, 2018 “Energy does all … Continue reading

May 14, 2018

For 90% of people in the developed world, income growth ended a decade ago — Nate Hagens (1/5)

Growing the economy is incompatible with mitigating climate change, despite what Trudeau keeps saying. No 2216 Posted by fw, May 11, 2018 (NOTE — This is a second revision of … 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