Citizen Action Monitor

The Big Picture — 6 hours, 34 videos later, we’re at the end of the beginning. — What To Do Now?

Yes, we’re part of an energy-eating global superorganism, but you still have our own volition, creativity, and ability to impact the future in outsized ways. No 2564 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

December 28, 2019

The Big Picture – What will happen after we hit the limits to expansive economic growth?

Can we knowingly plan an escape from a trending downward spiral of economic growth followed by decline? No 2563 Posted by fw, December 28, 2019 (Set 3: The Big Picture … Continue reading

December 28, 2019

The Big Picture – Our global civilization of billions behaves as a superorganism, always awake, always hungry

It functions as an energy dissipating structure, consuming every single good or service in our global economic system. No 2562 Posted by fw, December 24, 2019 (Set 3: The Big … Continue reading

December 24, 2019

Why is perpetual economic growth the engine of civilization’s inevitable collapse? Tim Garrett explains

Future growth depends on availability of energy and raw materials on a finite planet – and we’re depleting those resources faster than ever. No 2561 Posted by fw, December 21, … Continue reading

December 21, 2019

The Big Picture – Hagens sees the rapid decline of the natural world as a crisis as big as climate change

“There’s no easy way to present this next topic,” warns Hagens, his students insisting he not candy-coat the story. No 2560 Posted by fw, December 19, 2019 – (Set 3: … Continue reading

December 19, 2019

The Big Picture – Nate Hagens identifies dire impacts to Earth’s environment, as “externalities” to price system

Unaware Earth’s environment is a complex adaptive system, apocalyptic climate scenarios exaggerate climate impacts, underestimate economic risks. No 2559 Posted by fw, December 17, 2019 – (Set 3: The Big … Continue reading

December 17, 2019

Trump has, by his own example, liberated the seedy, sleazy and sordid among the American population

The degradation will continue until Trump is removed from office and as many of his appointees as possible are purged, says US history prof. No 2558 Posted by fw, December … Continue reading

December 15, 2019

The Big Picture – Nate Hagens explains why we fail to grasp The Big Picture of the human predicament

For starters, we don’t think too much about how we think – We’re self-blind, and systems blind. No 2557 Posted by fw, December 13, 2019 – (Set 3: The Big … Continue reading

December 13, 2019

The Big Picture – Nate Hagens shares with his students his personal vision of a future worth having

An understanding of “The Big Picture” gives us the potential to steer students towards desired future outcomes.   No 2556 Posted by fw, December 12, 2019 – (Set 3: The … Continue reading

December 12, 2019

Why, despite hours of impeachment coverage, public opinion remains stalemated? Chris Hedges explains

Democrats chose convenient articles to impeach Trump, leaving untouched the rotten system they helped create. No 2555 Posted by fw, December 11, 2019 “There is zero chance Trump will be … Continue reading

December 11, 2019

Alarming 8°C of global warming by 2100 predicted by new Canadian climate model

Even with strong emissions mitigation, the world will experience 2.4°C of global warming by 2100. No 2554 Posted by fw, December 10, 2019 — For The Real News Network, Dimitri … Continue reading

December 10, 2019

The televised Impeachment Hearings appear not to have eroded Trump’s base. How come?

US historian Paul Street speculates on why damaging evidence during impeachment hearings didn’t weaken base support for the “least ethical president” in US history. No 2553 Posted by fw, December … Continue reading

December 1, 2019