Citizen Action Monitor

Why we must quickly transition from fossil fuels, and how it can be done with a Green New Deal

Stan Cox outlines achievable ideas for a climate solution that addresses glaring gaps in most GND articles. No 2621 Posted by fw, May 11, 2020 — “A leakproof, declining cap … Continue reading

May 11, 2020

Humanity has become “a mindless, energy-hungry, CO2-emitting Superorganism,” says Dr. Nate Hagens

To avoid facing the consequences of global growth constraints, we’re now pursuing economic growth in increasingly risky, unsustainable ways. No 2595 Posted by fw, March 1, 2020 To access links … Continue reading

March 1, 2020

“This madness is about to kill all of us with a climate apocalypse,” says Eric Schechter aka “LeftyMathProf”

To avoid extinction we’ll need two revolutions — long-term one to make the deep changes — quicker one to give us time to develop long-term one. No 2575 Posted by … Continue reading

January 27, 2020

Australia’s firestorms – Heartbreaking photos dare us to look away and turn back to our safe lives

“‘Distressing’ doesn’t even begin to cover the visceral emotions I feel as massive bushfires scorch through Australia” – Linda Solomon Wood No 2570 Posted by fw, January 8, 2020 “‘Distressing’ … Continue reading

January 8, 2020

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 – 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

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

Charts show Alberta’s dirty economy will create a “significant burden” for the rest of Canada

Alberta’s (and Saskatchewan’s) increase in climate pollution is preventing the rest of Canada from meeting its promise to the world. No 2549 Posted by fw, November 23, 2019 “If Alberta … Continue reading

November 23, 2019

“Human nature and our methods of governance are proving incapable of saving the world.”

William Rees says we need to ‘get real’ about climate science, and delivers 11 key steps leading to an effective “Green New Deal” No 2546 Posted by fw, November 13, … Continue reading

November 13, 2019

“The modern world is deeply addicted to fossil fuels and green energy is no substitute.”

Prof lays out the hard facts to support his claim we’re headed toward catastrophe, and he invites anyone to prove him wrong. No 2545 Posted by fw, November 12, 2019 … Continue reading

November 12, 2019

FIRE from HELL – In Paradise, last October – And still RAGING this October, elsewhere in California

“And it’s like, what’s next? Can it be worse than that? And the answer is, ‘Yes.’” – Fire Station Captain. No 2540 Posted by fw, October 31, 2019 “On a … Continue reading

October 31, 2019

Videos tell disturbing stories of drought crises in South Africa and Australia

If we now live in a global village, where does our moral responsibility lie in helping our village neighbours? No 2539 Posted by fw, October 30, 2019 It’s not unlike … Continue reading

October 30, 2019

The Extinction Rebellion movement cannot help us with the climate changes that are coming

Re XR’s three demands  – the first is meaningless, the second reflects an ignorance of climate science, and the third is simply naïve. No 2532 Posted by fw, October 17, … Continue reading

October 17, 2019

How is it that humanity has arrived at a path of self-destruction?

It’s past time to think of new ways to approach this existential crisis, says climate policy analyst, David Spratt. No 2531 Posted by fw, October 16, 2019 “Climate change impacts … Continue reading

October 16, 2019

What To Do? about our existential crisis – Richard Heinberg proposes a four-fold strategy —

Encourage resilience building at community level; Leave good ideas lying around; Target innovators and early adopters; and Help people grasp The Big Picture No 2530 Posted by fw, October 13, … Continue reading

October 13, 2019

We’re headed for the biggest crash ever, warns fossil fuels expert, Richard Heinberg

Fossil fuels have propelled global civilization beyond our control and into an era of perpetual overshoot. No 2529 Posted by fw, October 12, 2019 Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow of the … Continue reading

October 12, 2019

Not one federal party has a climate plan to keep us safely below 1.5°C or 2°C warming, says UBC prof.

With time running out, it would take proven technologies capable of removing CO2 from the air to keep us below 1.5°C. No 2528 Posted by fw, October 6, 2019 “According … Continue reading

October 6, 2019

Ten reasons why the Green New Deal’s focus on renewables won’t work

Researcher Gail Tverberg explains the problems with GND’s proposed transition to wind, hydroelectric, and solar. No 2527 Posted by fw, October 1, 2019 “The reasons why the Green New Deal … Continue reading

October 3, 2019