Citizen Action Monitor

Oxford University study offers more proof that combatting Delta variant cannot rely solely on vaccinations

If vaccinated people can still spread COVID-19, high immunization levels will not stop the virus, dashing hopes for herd immunity. — No 2771 by fw, August 20, 2021 — “A … Continue reading

August 20, 2021

Why is it that what we think we know for sure just ain’t so? Nate Hagens explains

We engage mostly in common talk that just doesn’t capture the entangled reality of our modern complex societies. — No 2770 by fw, August 19, 2021 — “Our minds deal … Continue reading

August 19, 2021

US historian struggles to account for Donald Trump’s unprecedented impact on his party and the country

He concludes that it’s changes in America that have changed the nation’s politics and history, making possible the creation of a lying, grifting Trump. — No 2768 by fw, August … Continue reading

August 17, 2021

The prolific, inimitable Nate Hagens strikes again: This time with a new book on the human predicament

“This will be the century which tests the human potential for mediocrity against the human potential for greatness.” — No 2759 by fw, July 25, 2021 — … “Earth’s currently … Continue reading

July 25, 2021

Myth #22: Nate Hagens discredits claim “We Can Always Get More Resources If We Have More Money”

“We can create money, but we cannot create energy, only extract what exists — FASTER.” No 2757 by fw, July 5, 2021 — “We can create money, but we cannot … Continue reading

July 5, 2021

Myth #14 : Nate Hagens unveils evidence that upends the presumption “Technology Will Solve It”

“When technology is combined with a growth imperative in the financial markets, there is no way to shrink energy use.” — No 2756 by fw, July 4, 2021 — “Okay. … Continue reading

July 4, 2021

Myth #11: Nate Hagens challenges the accepted belief that “Climate Change is the Core Problem”

“From a systems perspective, a more complex story emerges.” — No 2755 by fw, July 3, 2021 — “First, if a hypothetical, benevolent alien scientist were to look down on … Continue reading

July 3, 2021

Myth #19: Nate Hagens dismisses the insistence we can achieve Net Zero!! (by 2050 or any date)

“When people use the term “Net Zero” it’s mostly shorthand for maintaining economic growth while doing some magical technological salvation in the future.” — No 2754 by fw, July 2, … Continue reading

July 2, 2021

Myth #21: Nate Hagens rebuts claims that “Renewable energy can power THIS civilization”

“The popular myth is that we can somehow swap out the dirty energy with clean energy technology while also continuing to consume at today’s income and GDP levels.” — No … Continue reading

June 30, 2021

“This has been a sledgehammer of a presentation. I’m exhausted.” — Nate’s closing thoughts

“One category, I think, is glaringly missing – How the heck do we live our lives during this Crazy Time? Lastly, an idea I think is essential, is love.” — … Continue reading

June 28, 2021

Hagens’ fourteenth Intervention and Wild Idea: “4-Minute Women” to grow the voices and WISDOM of women

Start with 4-minute speeches by women scientists on the core topics in this video, but branch out to grow the voices, ideas and WISDOM of women. — No 2751 Posted … Continue reading

June 27, 2021

Hagens’ thirteenth Intervention and Wild Idea: “Local social networks” to facilitate COMMUNITY cohesion

Creating local social networks will enable communities in the future will have a higher chance of self-organizing when things get tougher No 2750 Posted by fw, June 27, 2021— “One … Continue reading

June 27, 2021

Hagens’ twelfth Intervention and Wild Idea: “Create a Tribe” for TOMORROW, with its own identifying emoji

A Tribe for TOMORROW, with an emoji, will help people, deeply concerned about our collective future, to find one another. —   No 2749 Posted by fw, June 26, 2021— … Continue reading

June 26, 2021

Hagens’ eleventh Intervention and Wild Idea: “Life Brigade” to PROTECT endangered species

Choose a species of plant or animal, or more than one, and make it part of one’s life’s meaning to PROTECT it.— No 2748 Posted by fw, June 25, 2021— … Continue reading

June 25, 2021

Hagens’ tenth Intervention and Wild Idea: “Life Ethic” to recover a sense of the SACRED in our lives

It should not be that difficult to decide what matters in our culture – all we need is a consistent ethic of life. — No 2747 Posted by fw, June … Continue reading

June 24, 2021

Hagens’ ninth Intervention and Wild Idea: “Civilian Land Corps” at the intersection of EUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, ECOLOGY

What if we allowed for a voluntary year off for 17 to 25 year-olds to work on ecological and community restoration projects? — No 2746 Posted by fw, June 23, … Continue reading

June 23, 2021

Hagens’ eighth Intervention and Wild Idea: “A Cultural Triage” Meet the future halfway — COMPROMISE

The future is going to require a lot of really tough choices – What to save and maintain and what to discard and dump. Be creative. Get started. — No … Continue reading

June 22, 2021

Hagens’ seventh Intervention and Wild Idea: “How Are We?” A project to measure our WELL-BEING

“How Are We?” will collect real data to measure how Americans are doing in terms of Life-Style metrics like health, jobs, meaning, safety, community, etc. No 2744 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

June 21, 2021

Hagens’ sixth Intervention and Wild Idea: UnTax all labor-related taxes; Tax all non-renewable resources

Setting labor-related taxes to zero, while taxing non-renewable resources, will incentivize commodity and service price increases, aligning them with their extraction costs. — No 2743 Posted by fw, June 20, … Continue reading

June 20, 2021