Citizen Action Monitor

Transition to a zero carbon economy is fundamental challenge, says Bank of England Governor

But will the Governor’s proposal to “rebuild macroeconomics” really lead to our salvation? Or am I missing the point? No 2489 Posted by fw, July 10, 2019 “The most fundamental … Continue reading

July 10, 2019

“Diva of Doom” asks why climate scientists aren’t telling us how bad the prognosis really is

The truth is — “CATACLYSMIC CLIMATE CHANGE IS ALREADY BAKED IN THE CAKE!” No 2487 Posted by fw, July 5, 2019 “Reason #3.  Societal consequences are not in their purview.  They know … Continue reading

July 5, 2019

NASA’s irrefutable scientific evidence of climate change, citing 9 examples of environmental impacts

Current warming trend is extremely likely to be the result of human activity since the mid-20th century,  proceeding at an unprecedented rate. No 2486 Posted by fw, July 4, 2019 … Continue reading

July 4, 2019

“We need you to join the race against climate change,” exhorts Dr. James Dyke in his film “The Race Is On”

“Climate change is real and represents a serious risk to everything that we care about, and right now we’re not doing enough.” No 2485 Posted by fw, July 2, 2019 … Continue reading

July 2, 2019

Growing fears about climate emergency spurs UK prof’s reset from academia to film maker activist

By keeping his academic climate concerns separate from his private life, Dr. James Dyke found himself in a sort of denial. No 2484 Posted by fw, July 1, 2019 “Given … Continue reading

July 1, 2019

UK university event tackles climate emergency, draws large audience — A model for Canadian universities?

Two-hour video of the event features short presentations from panel of ‘provocateurs’, and Q&A discussion. No 2479 Posted by fw, June 6, 2019 “Last week I went to an excellent, … Continue reading

June 6, 2019

Why is Canada so politically paralyzed over the need to take decisive action on climate change?

Law Prof. Chris Tollefson analyzes Canada’s Petro paralysis in his reviews of three recent books. No 2424 Posted by fw, January 28, 2019 “This entire hot mess [Petro paralysis] is … Continue reading

January 28, 2019

Everyone’s talking about the Green New Deal, but no one can fully explain what it is, says critic Stan Cox

Audacious Green New Dealers are promising prosperity and sustainability through growth, without asking where the energy to fuel that growth will come from. No 2419 Posted by fw, January 17, … Continue reading

January 17, 2019

The year is 3019 and geologists retrospectively ponder humanity’s love affair with the automobile

They ask — Why were humans unable to foresee the disastrous consequences of their addiction to automobiles? No 2413 Posted by fw, January 8, 2019 “While biologists have long agreed … Continue reading

January 8, 2019

Little-known activist law firm demands oil and gas industry accountability for contribution to climate change

Surprisingly, pro-oil-industry National Post delivers fair report of campaign by activist environmental law firm. No 2407 Posted by fw, January 2, 2019 “When news broke this month that Vancouver city … Continue reading

January 2, 2019

Catherine McKenna cheers Canada’s pitch for corporate-friendly emissions trading at COP24

In fact, corporate-friendly “emission trading systems” are a “false solution” to climate change, say critics. No 2405 Posted by fw, December 19, 2018 “At the conclusion of the United Nations … Continue reading

December 19, 2018

PM Trudeau displays inability to be self-critical, self-aware in CBC News interview

PM’s answer to question, “Do you practice what you preach?” reveals he’s inclined to fault others for behaviours he himself exhibits. No 2404 Posted by fw, December 14, 2018 “Earlier … Continue reading

December 14, 2018

Trudeau government faces massive Quebec class action lawsuit over climate change inaction

The lawsuit begins: “What is the purpose of a government if not to protect the lives and safety of its citizens?” No 2399 Posted by fw, November 30, 2018 “In … Continue reading

November 30, 2018

The big question facing students is how to construct a lifestyle given life’s growing complexity – Nate Hagens

Transcript of a wide-ranging, 32-minute interview with this dedicated prof who teaches his students to understand reality as it really is. No 2395 Posted by fw, November 16, 2018 To … Continue reading

November 16, 2018

How do we navigate a world in which words, stories, images, and audios become increasingly suspect?

Can we break through the fakery to finally arrive at an agreement of what to do about the climate crisis that imperils us? No 2356 Posted by fw, August 20, … Continue reading

August 20, 2018

Selfish motives drive Canada’s political and business elites to press for pipeline action

Powerful capitalist elites want profits, political leaders want to retain capitalists’ support by growing the economy. No 2202 Posted by fw, April 20, 2018 “From Canada’s corporate media, oil industry, … Continue reading

April 20, 2018

Trudeau/Notley/Kinder Morgan case against BC fraudulent, argues Rabble’s Linda McQuaig

McQuaig picks apart the “chorus of rage” from business and political ranks over B.C.’s refusal to fall into line. No 2198 Posted by fw, April 13, 2018 “Then, of course, … Continue reading

April 13, 2018

Kinder Morgan suspends pipeline work, gives governments until May 31 to resolve differences

Under attack from BC and Alberta, Trudeau blames his predecessor, Stephen Harper No 2197 Posted by fw, April 9, 2018 “In Calgary Sunday afternoon, Kinder announced it was suspending ‘all non-essential activities … Continue reading

April 9, 2018

Despite mounting rebuttal evidence, PM Trudeau repeats misguided “environment and economy” pitch  

In a decade or two, will he be Canada’s most reviled PM for ignoring dire climate-related health, economic and environmental risks? No 2196 Posted by fw, April 8, 2018 First, … Continue reading

April 8, 2018