Citizen Action Monitor

We appear to be committed to collapse, because we’re already in it – Paul Kingsnorth, Dark Mountain

At the moment we’re in this momentum which we are powerless to stop — and we don’t know how.” No 2017 Posted by fw, July 27, 2017 “And I was … Continue reading

July 27, 2017

Group of 28 academics ask PM Trudeau if he understands the climate crisis. No reply after 9 weeks.

Their written concerns are framed in the context of Trudeau’s misinformed public statements. No 2016 Posted by fw, July 26, 2017 “We are now facing the profound consequences of overexpansion … Continue reading

July 26, 2017

“There is no sign of a turning point in our dependence on fossil fuels,” says Canadian expert

And despite growth of renewables, fossil fuel share of global energy supply has barely budged in the last quarter-century. No 2012 Posted by fw, July 21, 2017 ***** “We will … Continue reading

July 21, 2017

Prof Bill Rees is back, advocating planned de-growth toward a quasi steady state economy

“Perversely, the world community prescribes still greater material growth as the only feasible solution!” No 2009 Posted by fw, July 17, 2017 “Humans have a virtually unlimited capacity for self-delusion, … Continue reading

July 17, 2017

“We have to design our economies to live within ecological limits and resource constraints” – Tim Jackson

“Start with the idea of what prosperity is and then ask questions about what kind of economy you need to get there.” No 2007 Posted by fw, July 15, 2017 … Continue reading

July 15, 2017

Sixty years of environmental action and humanity remains in ecological overshoot

It’s time to accept that tinkering around the edges of consumer capitalism is utterly inadequate. No 2005 Posted by fw, July 11, 2017 “According to the most recent data from the Global … Continue reading

July 11, 2017

David Suzuki faults politicians and political system for failures of environmental movement

Holds out hope Blue Dot Movement will put “right to healthy environment” in charter of rights and freedoms No 2004 Posted by fw, July 10, 2017 “Politics, of course, is … Continue reading

July 10, 2017

Endless economic growth endangers our future

Celebrated ecological economist Tim Jackson talks about the need to envision a post-growth economy. No 1999 Posted by fw, July 5, 2017 “When the UK Sustainable Development Commission, on which I served, … Continue reading

July 5, 2017

Disappointed that Climate Lobby Canada applauds government’s clean tech report

Open letter to CCL notes absence of reasons to justify unqualified endorsement of report. No 1998 Posted by fw, July 4, 2017 Today I sent the following email to Cathy Orlando, … Continue reading

July 4, 2017

Sweden’s largest pension fund divests from TransCanada, claims it violates Paris Accord

Writing is on the wall for TransCanada (and Trudeau): “pipelines are a climate and financial disaster.” No 1992 Posted by fw, June 25, 2017 “Sweden’s largest pension fund, AP7, announced last … Continue reading

June 25, 2017

$2.3 trillion in fossil fuel projects incompatible with global carbon reduction commitments

Blockbuster report ranks companies by their exposure relative to meeting 2.0˚C carbon budget. No 1990 Posted by fw, June 23, 2017 “…about a third of the projects fossils would expect to … Continue reading

June 23, 2017

The President and the Mayor – A tale of mutual denial about sea level rise

Desperation drives people to deny climate change in the hope that denial will pay off in the end. No 1989 Posted by fw, June 22, 2017 “Do you realize the lunacy … Continue reading

June 22, 2017

Trudeau slammed for deferring action on methane emissions, justifying delay with “bullshit” excuses

The facts and solutions are readily available, but “our pipeline-loving PM” breaks 2 promises and stalls. No 1976 Posted by fw, June 7, 2017 “Now, you’d think a country with a … Continue reading

June 7, 2017

Real News Network creates Global Climate Crisis Bureau to combat misleading corporate TV news

The purpose is to reduce Americans’ climate change knowledge gap, particularly among working people and the poor. No 1974 Posted by fw, June 5, 2017 “A key strategy of our Climate … Continue reading

June 5, 2017

France cleverly rebuts Trump’s bogus justification for Paris Accord withdrawal

French President Macron invites American scientists, business people and citizens to “come and work here with us”. No 1972 Posted by fw, June 4, 2017 Below is an abridged repost of … Continue reading

June 4, 2017

More Americans now believe climate change is real, is caused by human actions, and is dangerous

Is Trump’s heavy hand in punishing climate science and climate scientists contributing to this shift in beliefs? No 1949 Posted by fw, May 2, 2017 “Trump’s presidency is generating a backfire … Continue reading

May 2, 2017

“Canada’s carbon stockpile is its problem,” says Bill McKibben

“We need Canada to keep that stuff under the ground. It should man up and show some responsibility to the planet.” No 1947 Posted by fw, April 30, 2017 “He [Trudeau] … Continue reading

April 30, 2017

Trudeau breaks another promise, delays methane gas regulations — Did he cave to the oil industry?

Decision could hinder Canada’s goal to curb greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030. No 1941 Posted by fw, April 24, 2017 “The Liberal government’s decision to delay its … Continue reading

April 24, 2017

How to talk about climate change at a party – Or maybe not

“Reality is uninhabited by humans. You are going to be very lonely in Reality.” – Anonymous comment. No 1939 Posted by fw, April 20, 2017 “This is a real conversation that … Continue reading

April 20, 2017