Citizen Action Monitor

Convincing evidence reveals that electric cars will NOT be good for us or the planet

Tyee journalist Andrew Nikiforuk proposes a path towards an improved quality of life with fewer vehicles and drivers. — No 2814 by fw, January 29, 2022 — “Fifty years ago, … Continue reading

January 29, 2022

“The dream of a smooth energy transition is little more than a comforting shared illusion” – Pt. 2 of 2

Moreover, says Dr. William Rees, even if it were possible, it would not solve climate change and would exacerbate the real existential threat facing society, namely overshoot. — No 2809 … Continue reading

December 19, 2021

“The dream of a smooth energy transition is little more than a comforting shared illusion” – Pt. 1 of 2

Moreover, says Dr. William Rees, even if it were possible, it would not solve climate change and would exacerbate the real existential threat facing society, namely overshoot. — No 2808 … Continue reading

December 18, 2021 · 1 Comment

Stan Cox’s new book charts “A Path to a Livable Future”

Does humanity have the time and savvy to make the transition, asks Don Fitz, the book’s reviewer? — No 2799 by fw, November 21, 2021 — My Synopsis of Don … Continue reading

November 21, 2021

Satirical video slices and dices deceit of governments’ “Net-Zero by 2050” COP-26 pledges

Fact is, say scientists, that “Net-Zero by 2050” really means we’re “net-fucked by 2050.” — No 2796 by fw, November 10, 2021 — CAUTION: Readers may find the word “fucked” … Continue reading

November 10, 2021 · 1 Comment

G20 leaders conspired to dodge economic commitments at COP-26, asserts Sonali Kolhatkar

Sumptuous feast for G20 elites at Rome summit sends “let-them-eat-cake” contempt for the masses. — No 2795 by fw, November 8, 2021 — “Heads of state from the world’s wealthiest … Continue reading

November 8, 2021

“Today’s leaders refuse to enable the conversation we need to have,” says Andrew Nikiforuk

The reason is simple: bright green lies allow them to avoid talking about a restructuring of the technological society and ending economic growth. — No 2794 by fw, November 6, … Continue reading

November 6, 2021

“We cannot expect COP-26 to address the human eco-predicament,” declares William Rees

Rees outlines two fundamental barriers that will prevent deep and rapid change proposals emerging from COP-26. No 2792 by fw, October 29, 2021 — “Do not expect significant progress from … Continue reading

October 29, 2021

Reporter’s call for Trudeau to grow the economy ignores threat to humanity’s very survival

My blunt letter to reporter John Ivison, of the National Post, rebukes his tunnel vision. — No 2788 by fw, October 17, 2021— My letter to John Ivison Dear John … Continue reading

October 17, 2021 · 1 Comment

Forebodings drive a retired engineer-cum-blogger to prepare for the worst to come

Canadian Rob Mielcarski is concerned about planetary overshoot, the high probability of collapse, our inability to share a common reality, and clashes over what we should do. — No 2785 … Continue reading

October 7, 2021

Unrelenting economic growth on a finite planet is laying waste to entire living systems

Meanwhile, governments everywhere are talking about “supercharging our economy.” — No 2784 by fw, October 5, 2021— “There is a box labelled ‘climate’, in which politicians discuss the climate crisis. … Continue reading

October 5, 2021 · 1 Comment

Richard Heinberg explores the flawed thinking behind proposed solutions to climate change

He explains why real climate progress will require large numbers of people in wealthy countries to forgo forms of power they currently enjoy. — No 2778 by fw, September 17, … Continue reading

September 17, 2021

Climate change poses huge risks for humanity and our planet; ironically, we are part of the problem

There are no direct ways of solving climate change given the rise of a gluttonous human superorganism  expecting simple goals aligned with economic growth. — No 2775 by fw, September … Continue reading

September 6, 2021

Most of us don’t know what we don’t know. This is humanity’s climate predicament

Can Rob Mielcarski, schooled in the laws of thermodynamics and other physics stuff, help us to open our minds to what we don’t know? No 2774 by fw, September 4, … Continue reading

September 4, 2021

Humanity is on a “death march to extinction” warn authors of new book, “Bright Green Lies”

The mainstream environmental movement has been telling us “lies and fantasies” about how to solve the climate crisis — No 2773 by fw, August 30, 2021— In today’s repost, Chris … Continue reading

August 30, 2021

MUST READ! — “To Save Ourselves, We’ll Need This Very Different Economy” asserts William Rees

We’re in “ecological overshoot” — Way too many people are using way too much energy and material resources and dumping too much waste. — No 2765 by fw, August 11, … Continue reading

August 11, 2021

Breaking through the silence; finally, recognition (of sorts) of the value of Dr. Nate Hagens’ work

Below2°C concedes: Hagens’ video “Earth and Humanity has been posted on the Below2C home page…” — No 2760 by fw, July 27, 2021 For several years, I have been promoting … Continue reading

July 27, 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