Citizen Action Monitor

Reality ain’t what it used to be, it’s worse — Former biologist cum Sci-Fi author on the IPCC report

We’re still hurtling towards the cliff. If the US doesn’t self-destruct, Peter Watts sees The Donald as Canada’s saviour. Is he kidding? No 2391 Posted by fw, October 31, 2018 … Continue reading

October 31, 2018

IPCC’s latest report exposes Canada’s gradual approach to climate policy as a failure

Canada’s two most important climate policies – national carbon price, and Bill C-69 — are not fit for purpose. No 2390 Posted by fw, October 30, 2018 IPCC’s latest report … Continue reading

October 30, 2018

Ten years since the global financial crisis and we have failed to change course – We’ve learned nothing.

Given current trends, we’re headed for overshoot, crisis, and decline. Building personal and community resilience is our best counter-strategy. No 2389 Posted by fw, October 29, 2018 Ten years since … Continue reading

October 29, 2018

Paul’s gift prompts “thoughts of my vast ignorance and the society of illusions and delusions that I was living”

“We are all bruised, aren’t we?  But often times those bruised the most have the most to give.” –Edward Curtin. No 2388 Posted by fw, October 27, 2018 It is … Continue reading

October 27, 2018

The amount of energy our global civilization of 7.5 billion consumes daily is 18,000,000,000,000 Watts

18 TRILLION! That’s huge. Beyond comprehension. What’s more astonishing is that in just 30 years we’ll double that rate of energy consumption. No 2387 Posted by fw, October 24, 2018 … Continue reading

October 24, 2018

Tim Garrett’s thinking prompts science writer to ask: “Is it possible for us to reduce our carbon emissions?”

Writer Hannah Waters acknowledges the formidable challenges ahead, but insists “We cannot just give up.” No 2386 Posted by fw, October 21, 2018 NOTE — To access my other posts … Continue reading

October 21, 2018

I’m discovering that Garrett’s “civilization collapse” message is a tough sell, with no takers so far. How come?

Perhaps an answer of sorts can be found in an exchange of comments I had with two other readers on a popular website. No 2385 Posted by fw, October 17, … Continue reading

October 17, 2018

Tim Garrett responds to 17 questions and criticisms about his research on the consequences of climate change

Question is — Do we have the interest, critical thinking skill, and attention span to understand Garrett’s work?   No 2384 Posted by fw, October 15, 2018 NOTE — To … Continue reading

October 15, 2018

Tim Garrett’s 2006 “aha” moment — How economic currency and energy might be fundamentally linked

“… it was clear that the economy was the root cause of rising CO2 concentrations.” No 2383 Posted by fw, October 14, 2018 NOTE — To access my other posts … Continue reading

October 14, 2018

Sustaining economic growth now means more potentially catastrophic global climate change later

And if we don’t quickly transition from carbon based fuels, we’re looking at a 4°C to 9°C temperature rise within the lifetimes of those born today. No 2382 Posted by … Continue reading

October 13, 2018

Long-run global economic growth requires continual energy consumption for its sustenance

The problem with accelerating economic growth over time is that CO2 emissions, spiked by climate change, also accelerate, releasing negative feedbacks on economic growth. Round we go in a vicious cycle. … Continue reading

October 12, 2018

Tim Garrett explains why civilization is caught in a double-bind, ending with its collapse this century

Perhaps there is a way out but it will not be by way of increasing energy efficiency. Quite the opposite. No 2380 Posted by fw, October 11, 2018 NOTE — … Continue reading

October 11, 2018

No chance of slowing global CO2 levels without incurring collapse of global economy, says Tim Garrett

Yet Canada’s PM Trudeau insists we can grow the economy and protect the environment. Is he wrong? No 2379 Posted by fw, October 10, 2018 NOTE — To access my … Continue reading

October 10, 2018

A fellow physicist finds Tim Garrett’s discoveries “surprising”, “impressive”, “insightful”, and “fascinating”

Garrett’s thesis is “elegant”, his hypothesis testable, and it succeeds! Alas, his work has been misunderstood by many. No 2378 Posted by fw, October 3, 2018 NOTE — To access … Continue reading

October 3, 2018

To alter the climate would demand action by a majority of the world’s population

Prof. questions whether humanity can summon the will to voluntarily induce civilization “decay” in the face of daunting obstacles. No 2377 Posted by fw, October 2, 2018 NOTE — To … Continue reading

October 2, 2018