Citizen Action Monitor

Our doing of bad things, sometimes extremely bad things, has fascinated writer AL Kennedy all her life

In this talk, Kennedy reflects on the causes of bad behaviour and suggests ways we can encourage good behaviour. But, are we likely to change? No 2425 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

January 29, 2019

Why is Canada so politically paralyzed over the need to take decisive action on climate change?

Law Prof. Chris Tollefson analyzes Canada’s Petro paralysis in his reviews of three recent books. No 2424 Posted by fw, January 28, 2019 “This entire hot mess [Petro paralysis] is … Continue reading

January 28, 2019

“It is madness pretending that Trans Mountain’s expansion is financially or economically viable”

Even if Trudeau won’t take his head out of the oilsands, the fact remains, rapid oilsands growth is unsupportable. No 2423 Posted by fw, January 26, 2019 “Effectively, there are … Continue reading

January 26, 2019

“It’s a fantasy to believe we can transition completely off fossil fuels in the reasonably near future”

Even the best-case scenarios show us heading for 3°C of warming and far worse by 2100, says Dahr Jamail. No 2422 Posted by fw, January 23, 2019 “My research also … Continue reading

January 23, 2019

Canadians are unwitting accomplices in Israeli war crime, funding up to 25% of JNF Canada’s budget

Moreover, JNF Canada violates Canada Revenue rules by using its charitable status to further the cause of a foreign state. No 2421 Posted by fw, January 20, 2019 “Established in … Continue reading

January 21, 2019

Under Trudeau, Ottawa’s love affair with Israel has intensified, says Dr. Ramzy Baroud

“Nothing exemplifies Trudeau’s duplicitous policies more than his horrific record on Palestine” No 2420 Posted by fw, January 19, 2019 “It has been argued that Canada’s foreign policy and its UN voting … Continue reading

January 20, 2019

Current rate of ocean warming equivalent to five Hiroshima atomic bombs exploding every second.

Potential consequences of record ocean warming are catastrophic, says professor of thermal sciences. No 2420 Posted by fw, January 19, 2019 “So oceans are key, and they are telling us … Continue reading

January 19, 2019

Everyone’s talking about the Green New Deal, but no one can fully explain what it is, says critic Stan Cox

Audacious Green New Dealers are promising prosperity and sustainability through growth, without asking where the energy to fuel that growth will come from. No 2419 Posted by fw, January 17, … Continue reading

January 17, 2019

PM Trudeau has an enormous capacity for doublespeak, spouting hypocritical, ahistorical fallacies

With actions that speak louder than words, he has joined world leaders who pay lip service to indigenous concerns, ecological impacts, and climate science. No 2418 Posted by fw, January … Continue reading

January 16, 2019

Climate change may not pose imminent threat, but we should still be concerned, says mental health therapist

With eventual realization that there’s no way out, rising social anger and violent backlash could collapse global economy and human civilization itself. No 2417 Posted by fw, January 15, 2019 … Continue reading

January 15, 2019

Environmental organization’s optimism not supported by hard evidence

Ironically, Climate “Reality’s” five things for staying optimistic are not based on frightening “reality” of climate change research evidence. No 2416 Posted by fw, January 13, 2019 “Even as scientists … Continue reading

January 13, 2019

The hype of extravaganzas like COP24 give the false impression of progress towards a carbon-free future

Even PM Trudeau appears to have fallen for the fantasy-land of COP24’s myths of rapidly falling emissions and growing green economy. No 2415 Posted by fw, January 10, 2019 “A … Continue reading

January 11, 2019

Record number of US citizens want to get out of Trump’s America – Gallup poll

And when asked where they want to go, most, 26 percent, said Canada. No 2414 Posted by fw, January 9, 2019 “While Donald Trump has spent much of his presidency … Continue reading

January 9, 2019

The year is 3019 and geologists retrospectively ponder humanity’s love affair with the automobile

They ask — Why were humans unable to foresee the disastrous consequences of their addiction to automobiles? No 2413 Posted by fw, January 8, 2019 “While biologists have long agreed … Continue reading

January 8, 2019

In this climate crisis, despair may touch us, but it can’t hold us – Because we love, therefore we hope

We’ve never had a fight quite like this, against an enemy that both opposes us and is us, with no clear hope of winning. No 2412 Posted by fw, January … Continue reading

January 7, 2019

Universities are hosting research that helps advertisers hack our minds, claims George Monbiot

Universities in the Netherlands and US are researching ways advertisers can counter your efforts to resist ads. No 2411 Posted by fw, January 6, 2019 “A major industry seeks to … Continue reading

January 6, 2019

How to find calm in a chaotic world – The wisdom of the Venerable Thich Nhat Hạnh

Humankind has become a very dangerous species. We need people who can remain calm and see clearly in order to save us. No 2410 Posted by fw, January 5, 2019 … Continue reading

January 5, 2019

Climate crisis — It’s not just that we’re not doing enough, we’re making things far worse, far faster

Seven indicators reveal how we’re making things worse – And the “we” includes all of us. No 2409 Posted by fw, January 4, 2019 “The secretary general of the United … Continue reading

January 4, 2019

Heartbreaking story of Dayton Ohio’s struggle to recover from Great Recession of 2008

Once-vibrant Dayton dealing with rise in violence, opiate and drug addiction, unemployment, income inequality, urban blight, and more. No 2408 Posted by fw, January 3, 2019 “I first came to … Continue reading

January 3, 2019