Citizen Action Monitor

Remember “We are the World”?

Whatever happened to THAT GREAT CARING America? How far it has fallen. No 2514 Posted by fw, August 30, 2019 USA for Africa was the name under which 44 predominantly … Continue reading

August 30, 2019

How a citizens’ assembly could play a critical role in UK’s Extinction Rebellion’s climate emergency plans

But UK’s parliamentary committee gets 5 things wrong in announcing it will establish a citizens’ assembly. No 2513 Posted by fw, August 30, 2019 “The climate crisis demands an urgent, … Continue reading

August 30, 2019

Expect a 4°C Earth by 2055 if greenhouse gas emissions do not slow down — Scientists said, 10 years ago

With GHG emissions “zooming up”, it’s not too soon to ask what a 4°C world would look like.  No 2512 Posted by fw, August 28, 2019 “A decade ago several … Continue reading

August 28, 2019

We’re headed for a four-degree-warmer world within decades

“The bad news is we risk great loss of life and perhaps the end of our civilizations.” No 2511 Posted by fw, August 27, 2019 “Experts agree that global heating … Continue reading

August 27, 2019

In May 2018, 15 people met at a London bar to plan how to save a world headed for extinction

And voila – within months, Extinction Rebellion (XR) was busy meeting with citizen groups to tell them the terrifying truth about the coming climate catastrophe.    No 2510 Posted by … Continue reading

August 24, 2019

Why do Trump supporters cheer for a man who is publicly known to be a racist and congenital liar?

Attribute it to their need to conform to fellow supporters’ core belief that he speaks for them. So much for critical, independent thinking. No 2509 Posted by fw, August 22, … Continue reading

August 22, 2019

“Humans didn’t evolve to see and understand reality in the true sense”

“But why would evolution produce creatures that can’t recognize the truth?” No 2508 Posted by fw, August 20, 2019 To access links to other posts by Nate Hagens about The … Continue reading

August 20, 2019

Dopamine isn’t “bad”; it’s our culture’s high-stimulation temptations that we must be wary of

The problem is a glut of our culture’s trivial pursuits have the potential to overwhelm life-enriching ventures and harm the environment. No 2507 Posted by fw, August 18, 2019 To … Continue reading

August 18, 2019

How dopamine complicates our efforts to transition to sustainable energy and economic pathways

Dopamine, the brain’s chemical messenger, drives our relentless, consumptive, “wanting” behavior. No 2506 Posted by fw, August 17, 2019 To access links to other posts by Nate Hagens about The … Continue reading

August 17, 2019

Green growth is not the solution to the climate crisis – So how come world leaders keep promoting it?

Leaders embrace IPCC’s 2018 proposed techno-fixes that promise to cut emissions even as economies grow. No 2505 Posted by fw, August 14, 2019 “You may have missed it, but a … Continue reading

August 14, 2019

We’re headed for an increasingly complex, lower quality energy system, says Dr. Nate Hagens

The bad news – Few are planning for a world with a smaller energy footprint, with far fewer benefits No 2504 Posted by fw, August 12, 2019 To access links … Continue reading

August 12, 2019

Not only is the US not a functioning democracy, it’s not a democracy in any meaningful sense of the word

“… there is no way to a decent future without a protracted and massive, death-defying popular uprising,” says Paul Street. No 2503 Posted by fw, August 10, 2019 “The United … Continue reading

August 10, 2019

From fossil fuels to renewables – Dr. Nate Hagens’ “informed reality” of the daunting challenge ahead

Promises of 100% renewables by 2050 misrepresent the reality of current fossil fuel energy facts, says Hagens. No 2502 Posted by fw, August 7, 2019 To access links to other … Continue reading

August 7, 2019

The nature of our human predicament told in 34 videos uploaded to You Tube by Dr. Nate Hagens

Available here — An organized list of Hagens’ embedded videos for easy access and viewing. No 2501 Posted by fw, August 6, 2019 To access links to other posts by … Continue reading

August 6, 2019

Evidence over past 12 months suggests climate change impacts are accelerating in frequency and intensity

Are recent record-setting, global weather events warning signs that we are running out of time to take action? No 2500 Posted by fw, August 4, 2019 “The idea of climate … Continue reading

August 4, 2019

Humanity’s explosive rise in fossil carbon burning threatens to blast us off the climate cliff

Charts don’t lie — Climate-damaging energy use is not just rising, it’s outpacing clean, green, climate-safe alternatives. No 2499 Posted by fw, August 2, 2019 “Despite decades of promises to … Continue reading

August 2, 2019