Citizen Action Monitor

“Our actions are more systematically directed at accelerating destruction…” says Tom Murphy

We are ill-equipped to appreciate the abnormality of our time, incapable of picturing what a long-term “normal” must look like. — No 2727 Posted by fw, May 6, 2021 “Recent … Continue reading

May 6, 2021

Our rapid ascent in energy and resource use has distorted our view of “normal”

The new reality warns we are on a collision course with Earth’s finite limits —– No 2726 Posted by fw, May 3, 2021 — “The delirious ascent in energy and … Continue reading

May 3, 2021

Physics tells us that the era of past growth is a temporary phase, not an enduring, sustainable “new normal.”

Our presumption that we are clever enough to avoid the consequences of our violations of natural law will be our undoing. — No 2725 Posted by fw, April 30, 2021 … Continue reading

April 30, 2021

COLLAPSE BY 2050? — By the year 2050, humanity will experience a self-inflicted global collapse

Inevitably, Earth’s remaining, globally available, nonrenewable natural resources will be insufficient to support our industrial existence, claims Chris Clugston. – Inevitably, Earth’s remaining, globally available, nonrenewable natural resources will be … Continue reading

April 22, 2021

350 Canada’s “Climate Science Basics” fail the acid test of science reporting excellence

Its climate crisis assertions border on the fraudulent; they’re “misleading, overly simplistic, and sometimes, factually false.” — No 2723 Posted by fw, April 16, 2021 — On Wednesday April 7, … Continue reading

April 16, 2021

Sir David Attenborough issues a stern warning to Earthlings in his new documentary film

Physicist Tom Murphy finds much to agree with in his review of the film: “We would keep consuming the earth until we had used it up.” No 2722 Posted by … Continue reading

March 31, 2021

Gail Tverberg — Why Collapse Occurs: Piecing together a story based on many years of study

“Once we understand the ‘real issue’ we will grasp why the current economy is close to collapse.” — No 2718 Posted by fw, March 11, 2021 — “Collapse is a … Continue reading

March 11, 2021

The fate of civilization is in our hands, says Hagens, “We must bend and not break.”

To avoid the ghastliest consequences for ourselves and the environment, we must sequentially navigate the descent from a growth-driven economic system. — No 2715 Posted by fw, March 2, 2021— … Continue reading

March 2, 2021

What to tell our children? Tell them that you have to love something in order to save it.

Young people, seeing the human predicament and choosing to live and consume differently, are two core pieces of a solution. — No 2714 Posted by fw, March 1, 2021— BACKGROUND … Continue reading

March 1, 2021

Solving “ghastly” environmental crises will require convincing highest level politicians

Nate Hagens reveals the three things top US politicians are focused on, and suggests how to approach the challenge. — No 2713 Posted by fw, February 28, 2021— BACKGROUND 1/ … Continue reading

February 28, 2021

“In my analysis, I think we’re headed for a financial recalibration.” — Nate Hagens

We need to plan for a smaller economy, but decision makers see growing the economy as the solution. — No 2712 Posted by fw, February 22, 2021— BACKGROUND 1/ In … Continue reading

February 22, 2021

Just how bad will future environmental conditions get? In a word, “ghastly!”

We are underestimating the urgency and scale of the threats to Earth’s life-support systems, warns new report. — No 2710 Posted by fw, February 19, 2021 “We report three major … Continue reading

February 19, 2021

If humanity’s critical planetary overshoot is not corrected deliberately, nature will impose a chaotic implosion

“If we wish civilization to continue, human beings must learn to live more equitably, well within the means of nature” – William Rees. — No 2709 Posted by fw, February … Continue reading

February 14, 2021

Despite repeated warnings by climatologists, we continue to risk catastrophe for billions

Canadian scientist William Rees explains why we have repeatedly failed to achieve sustainability. — No 2708 Posted by fw, February 09, 2021— “For decades, our best science has suggested that … Continue reading

February 9, 2021

Low-carbon technology alone will not resolve our ecological dilemma, says Richard Heinberg

Follow the lead of ecological economists who know how to design strategies to improve our wellbeing while minimizing our consumption. — No 2704 Posted by fw, January 27, 2021 — … Continue reading

January 27, 2021

Climate reality checklist of 20 critical understandings, observations and insights, by Breakthrough, Australia

Draws together current climate research from around the world to help inform and guide the stark choices that now stand before us. —– No 2694 Posted by fw, December 25, … Continue reading

December 25, 2020

Why major parts of the world economic system appear headed for collapse — Gail Tverberg explains

“Today’s economy is like a down escalator on which most citizens are trying to walk up — and really want to get off.” — No 2693 Posted by fw, December … Continue reading

December 24, 2020

Why Biden will not take decisive action to address environmental destruction threatening our very existence

“The problem for a Green New Deal isn’t that it can’t be used to solve environmental problems, but that it won’t be.”  — Rob Urie explains. —– No 2692 Posted … Continue reading

December 14, 2020

“We’re stuck,” tweets Tim Garrett. To put it bluntly, we won’t do what is necessary to save ourselves

Eight years ago Kevin Anderson warned “any contextual interpretation of the science demonstrates that the threshold of 2°C is no longer viable.” — No 2691 Posted by fw, December 8, … Continue reading

December 8, 2020