Citizen Action Monitor

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

Read my critical letter in reply to reporter John Ivison, of the National Post, who wrote the article. — No 2788 by fw, October 17, 2021— My letter to John … Continue reading

October 17, 2021

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

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

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

Hagens’ first Intervention and Wild Idea: “Energy Appreciation Day”

We’re energy blind, says Hagens; It’s past time to pull back the energy blindfolds of our cultural situation. — No 2738 Posted by fw, June 13, 2021 — In the … Continue reading

June 13, 2021

The highest risks humanity will face in the coming decades will be how we manage the carbon pulse

But in the next decade we’ll face multiple other risks much higher on politicians’ and citizens’ agendas than climate change No 2737 Posted by fw, June 11, 2021 “On Earth … Continue reading

June 11, 2021

“WE ARE DOOMED” is Nate Hagens’ #1 Myth on his list of 33 myths about where we’re headed

Fixed, biased personal viewpoints like this, says Hagens, are subverting interpersonal communications about the future. — No 2736 Posted by fw, June 7, 2021 Paraphrasing Dr. Hagens, here is my … Continue reading

June 7, 2021

Is the National Observer intentionally ignoring reports by/about leading climate scientists?

Why has Observer reporter not responded to my email promoting work of Dr. Nate Hagens? — No 2735 Posted by fw, June 6, 2021 — On May 31, I sent … Continue reading

June 6, 2021

We live in a world of islands of expertise separated by oceans of misinformation and confusion

“Collective coordination of our upcoming challenges will not be possible without first having collective sense-making”: Nate Hagens — No 2734 Posted by fw, June 5, 2021 — “I think we’ve … Continue reading

June 5, 2021