Citizen Action Monitor

“Canada is deeply divided in its approach to climate change,” says Canadian expert, Sarah Burch

Burch’s comments made in context of Canada’s submission to UN’s High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. No 2334 Posted by fw, July 14, 2018 “Canada is deeply divided in … Continue reading

July 14, 2018

Mathematician joins in on the human population controversy with some cold hard facts

If everyone lived like Americans, Earth could only support about 1.5 of the current population of 7.5 billion No 2332 Posted by fw, July 11, 2018 “Humans are the most … Continue reading

July 11, 2018

Why is it so hard to get governments to cooperate to protect the environment?

New study by mathematicians suggests an approach that promises to be a game changer. But is it? No 2331 Posted by fw, July 10, 2018 “According to new research published … Continue reading

July 10, 2018

The Republican Party is being torn apart, while Democratic dinosaurs act as if nothing has changed

U.S. history prof analyzes the prospects of both parties going into the mid-terms. No 2330 Posted by fw, July 8, 2018 “The secret to the success of people like Trump … Continue reading

July 8, 2018

Has moral degeneracy in Trump administration unleashed fear and loathing in America?

To all those Trump voters – Gaze upon what you have wrought. No 2329 Posted by fw, July 7, 2018 “For all those who in 2016 closed their eyes, held … Continue reading

July 7, 2018

We are the first generation of our species to know the answers to Gauguin’s three questions – Nate Hagens (45)

We know what we’re doing; what drives us; difference between wants and needs; our environmental impact; and that we don’t need all this stuff to be happy. No 2327 Posted … Continue reading

July 2, 2018

A little bit of grief can motivate you to take action, but be sure to take a joy break and play – Nate Hagens (44)

It’s when people don’t care that we’re really in trouble. No 2326 Posted by fw, July 2, 2018 To access links to all other posts in this series, click on the … Continue reading

July 2, 2018

Hope or despair? – Your reaction to what’s coming depends on your starting viewpoint – Nate Hagens (43)

For those just learning about coming existential threats, feelings of despair are likely but can be tempered by much to be hopeful about. No 2325 Posted by fw, July 2, … Continue reading

July 2, 2018

If worrying about climate change, resource depletion, species extinction is crazy… – Nate Hagens (42)

… then we have temporarily confused crazy and sane, and we need a lot more crazy. No 2324 Posted by fw, July 1, 2018 To access links to all other … Continue reading

July 1, 2018

A common response to a story like Hagens’ is: “I better look out for myself” – Nate Hagens (41)

A caring response would be: “What can I do to make my community better, stronger, more resilient? No 2323 Posted by fw, June 30, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 30, 2018

Addictive consumption has not brought happy, fulfilling lives for most Americans– Nate Hagens (40)

What’s missing from this smorgasbord of stuff is a feeling of community and a true sense of purpose. No 2322 Posted by fw, June 30, 2018 To access links to … Continue reading

June 30, 2018

We spend too much time thinking about doing, and not enough time doing – Nate Hagens (39)

As we cut our reliance on fossil fuels, we’ll have less time to waste, more time to sharpen up our physical skills. No 2321 Posted by fw, June 29, 2018 … Continue reading

June 29, 2018

We are headed for a world of less, whether we choose it or not — Nate Hagens (38)

We don’t really want more, we just want more than our next-door neighbor. No 2320 Posted by fw, June 29, 2018 To access links to all other posts in this … Continue reading

June 29, 2018

Hagens says initial reaction to his narrative is either ‘denialism’ or ‘nihilism’ – Nate Hagens (37)

Both extremes have one thing in common – They obviate the need for individuals to act responsibly. No 2319 Posted by fw, June 28, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 28, 2018

Individual humans may not be evil, but our actions en masse can have evil outcomes – Nate Hagens (36)

Given different cultural and environmental cues, our reduced consumption will be good for the planet. No 2318 Posted by fw, June 27, 2018 To access links to all other posts … Continue reading

June 27, 2018

Our documented ‘rights’ may no longer reflect what is ‘right’ – Nate Hagens (35)

“The continuum between rights and right – what is right – is open for discussion,” says Hagens. No 2317 Posted by fw, June 27, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 27, 2018

What’s good for the environment is likely to be bad for the economy – Nate Hagens (34)

Conversely, what’s good for the economy is likely to be bad for the environment. No 2317 Posted by fw, June 26, 2018 To access links to all other posts in … Continue reading

June 26, 2018

Left vs Right waste time and energy in angry disputes over what they disagree on – Nate Hagens (33)

Will we one day soon appreciate, and hopefully engage with, the issues that most of us agree on? No 2316 Posted by fw, June 26, 2018 To access links to … Continue reading

June 26, 2018

Formidable cultural, behavioral and systemic barriers are preventing CO2 reductions – Nate Hagens (32)

A lot of things that activists say “We should do” are not grounded in the reality of individual and group behavior. No 2315 Posted by fw, June 25, 2018 To … Continue reading

June 25, 2018