Citizen Action Monitor

How a citizens’ assembly could play a critical role in UK’s Extinction Rebellion’s climate emergency plans

But UK’s parliamentary committee gets 5 things wrong in announcing it will establish a citizens’ assembly. No 2513 Posted by fw, August 30, 2019 “The climate crisis demands an urgent, … Continue reading

August 30, 2019

“Humans didn’t evolve to see and understand reality in the true sense”

“But why would evolution produce creatures that can’t recognize the truth?” No 2508 Posted by fw, August 20, 2019 To access links to other posts by Nate Hagens about The … Continue reading

August 20, 2019

Dopamine isn’t “bad”; it’s our culture’s high-stimulation temptations that we must be wary of

The problem is a glut of our culture’s trivial pursuits have the potential to overwhelm life-enriching ventures and harm the environment. No 2507 Posted by fw, August 18, 2019 To … Continue reading

August 18, 2019

How dopamine complicates our efforts to transition to sustainable energy and economic pathways

Dopamine, the brain’s chemical messenger, drives our relentless, consumptive, “wanting” behavior. No 2506 Posted by fw, August 17, 2019 To access links to other posts by Nate Hagens about The … Continue reading

August 17, 2019

From fossil fuels to renewables – Dr. Nate Hagens’ “informed reality” of the daunting challenge ahead

Promises of 100% renewables by 2050 misrepresent the reality of current fossil fuel energy facts, says Hagens. No 2502 Posted by fw, August 7, 2019 To access links to other … Continue reading

August 7, 2019

The nature of our human predicament told in 34 videos uploaded to You Tube by Dr. Nate Hagens

Available here — An organized list of Hagens’ embedded videos for easy access and viewing. No 2501 Posted by fw, August 6, 2019 To access links to other posts by … Continue reading

August 6, 2019

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