Citizen Action Monitor

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

Climate researcher Barry Saxifrage drives another stake through heart of Canada’s climate plan

Saxifrage’s charts reveal a gap between policy and Canada’s climate goal — twice as big as admitted! No 2193 Posted by fw, March 29, 2018 “Canada’s proposed climate plan doesn’t … Continue reading

March 29, 2018

Dozens defy court injunction, stage protest at Kinder Morgan construction zone – RCMP make arrests  

 PM Trudeau underestimated strong opposition to the project, claims Cree Nation member Clayton Thomas-Müller. No 2183 Posted by fw, March 18, 2018 “Burnaby RCMP started arrests after dozens of people … Continue reading

March 18, 2018

Alberta, we have a huge problem! – The oil game has changed around us and the oilsands can’t compete   

The bad news for Alberta’s oilpatch has been building for a decade, and Notley/Trudeau were caught with their eyes wide shut. No 2182 Posted by fw, March 15, 2018 “In … Continue reading

March 15, 2018

As investment in renewables stall, rapid transition from fossil fuels put at risk 

One study estimated a tenfold investment in renewables required to go through the transition fast enough. No 2181 Posted by fw, March 12, 2018 “Just a few years ago, there … Continue reading

March 12, 2018

Financial Post’s misleading article on the impact of global warming on polar bears’ plight

Three scientists who reviewed the article stated that it “fundamentally misrepresents research on the topic.” No 2174 Posted by fw, March 5, 2018 “Analysis of Polar bears keep thriving even … Continue reading

March 5, 2018

Two thumbs way up for 350.org’s Katie and Daniel, kicked out of the House of Commons

They interrupted the PM, calling on him to “show the science” on Kinder Morgan pipeline. No 2171 Posted by fw, March 1, 2018 “Today [Feb. 28], my friend Daniel and … Continue reading

March 1, 2018