Citizen Action Monitor

Keystone XL: Trump approves permit, but fight far from over, says defiant Bill McKibben

Sign the petition today to tell Trudeau to reject Trump’s climate denial. No 1918 Posted by fw, March 24, 2017 “Prime Minister Trudeau has said that “only communities can grant permission” … Continue reading

March 24, 2017

Atmospheric CO2 levels increasing at dramatic rate — Record level of 405.1 ppm set in 2016

“Rate of CO2 growth over the last decade…is a real shock to the atmosphere” No 1915 Posted by fw, March 21, 2017 “The greenhouse effect, explained: Carbon dioxide is one of … Continue reading

March 21, 2017

With his KM pipeline approval, Trudeau has said “screw you” to millennials who brought him to office

“Climate leaders don’t build pipelines.” Trudeau ignores those words at his political peril. No 1858 Posted by fw, December 28, 2016 “When Trudeau approves the $35-billion Petronas LNG project, rubber stamps … Continue reading

December 28, 2016

We have just 5.2 years to limit warming to 1.5°C with 66% probability of success, says US prof

Paris emission reduction commitments will do no better than keep global warming to 3.2°C by 2100 No 1849 Posted by fw, December 18, 2016 “The international community must achieve net zero … Continue reading

December 18, 2016

There is a “trust deficit” that blocks communication about the danger of climate change

“It is not enough to tell people how things stand: we need to generate trust.” – Ugo Bardi tells a story to make his point. No 1842 Posted by fw, December … Continue reading

December 7, 2016

Facing planet-wrecking 5.9 degrees Celsius global warming by 2100, Trudeau approves Kinder Morgan

It’s inconceivable Trudeau doesn’t know that increasing production of tar sands oil will wreck the planet No 1839 Posted by fw, December 4, 2016 “As Greenpeace said, ‘There are no good … Continue reading

December 4, 2016

At COP22, Canada’s Environment Minister, Catherine McKenna, gives Youth Delegation the brush off

“When they sit in these negotiations and they tell us that we can trust them, that’s really difficult to believe.” No 1830 Posted by fw, November 21, 2016 “I do know … Continue reading

November 21, 2016

“The chances of staying to 1.5°C are somewhere between incredibly low and zero” – prof. Kevin Anderson

“If we deliver on the promises that were made in Paris, then we’re talking about 3 to 4°C temperature rise across the century.” No 1829 Posted by fw, November 21, 2016 … Continue reading

November 21, 2016

“It’s morally irresponsible to argue that Canada has no significant responsibility in relation to climate change.”

“Canada has responsibility historically, it has responsibility in terms of demonstrating leadership, and its emissions do matter,” says prof Kevin Anderson. No 1826 Posted by fw, November 17, 2016 “The emissions … Continue reading

November 17, 2016

With Trump, you get more harm inflicted on global cooperation around climate than any prior president

His most cited comment about global warming — it was a Chinese hoax invented to destroy American jobs. No 1821 Posted by fw, November 11, 2016 “…clearly the Trump team is … Continue reading

November 11, 2016

Charmers Trudeau and Notley can’t spin the math of climate change, says Bill McKibben

They keep trying out new brands of spin to justify continued expansion of pipelines and oil sands production. No 1792 Posted by fw, October 4, 2016 “We’ve already built as much … Continue reading

October 4, 2016

On climate change, Team Trudeau reneges on Real Change promises, tilts to oil and gas ruling elite

Recent interviews with Minister McKenna have deteriorated into avoidance, obfuscation and outright nonsense. No 1771 Posted by fw, September 10, 2016 “Justin Trudeau’s October 2015 electoral elevation to power came with … Continue reading

September 10, 2016

Trudeau preaches globalization, trade, economic growth at G20, a sure-fire neoliberal recipe for disaster

“So long as making more money is the goal of our economic system, capitalist destruction will continue”, counters Canadian ecosocialist. No 1765 Posted by fw, September 4, 2016 “In his first … Continue reading

September 4, 2016

Recent reports claim that economic growth can continue without emission increases. Don’t believe it.

Critical analyses of these reports reveal the claims unproven, but Trudeau/Obama ignore the evidence and gamble with our ecological safety. No 1757 Posted by fw, August 24, 2016 “Most ecological economists … Continue reading

August 24, 2016

“We’re in for one hell of a century and it’s too late for a soft landing,” says Richard Heinberg

Avoiding the worst would require our leaders to publicly admit that “a prolonged shrinkage of the economy is a done deal” No 1741 Posted by fw, August 2, 2016 “Could ‘we … Continue reading

August 2, 2016

Citizens challenge feds’ climate action plans at two Toronto town hall public consultations

Strong advocacy of alternatives to Ottawa’s proposals could help build a national movement for climate justice. No 1720 Posted by fw, July 7, 2016 “The two concepts most frequently voiced at … Continue reading

July 7, 2016

Two thumbs way up for Liberal government’s “Let’s Talk Climate Action” website

Today, I submitted my thoughts, entitled: “Liberals must act in behalf of ordinary Canadians, not special interests”. No 1715 Posted by fw, June 30, 2016 First, my introduction to the “Let’s … Continue reading

June 30, 2016

Citizens learning how to present a unified climate justice strategy at Team Trudeau’s consultation meetings

Coalition of activist leaders teach folks how to stay on message, avoid being micro-managed by facilitators. No 1696 Posted by fw, June 8, 2016 Following up on an April 28, 2016 … Continue reading

June 8, 2016

Canadian politicians can’t have both oil and gas expansion and meet GHG targets – they need to do the math

Expanding exports will not only fail to rescue economy, it will eliminate any chance of meeting reduction targets. No 1690 Posted by fw, June 2, 2016 “Politicians who advocate for more … Continue reading

June 2, 2016