Citizen Action Monitor

Electric vehicles will not help get us to zero carbon emissions — U of Toronto researcher explains

“What we should also be focused on is whether anyone should use a private vehicle at all.” — No 2673 Posted by fw, October 22, 2020 — “California recently announced … Continue reading

October 22, 2020

Transitioning from fossil fuels to renewables will be like going on an energy crash diet: Stan Cox explains

If fossil fuels are rapidly cut in the transition renewables, the pool of energy will shrink, and so will our economic growth. No 2644 Posted by fw, July 20, 2020 … Continue reading

July 20, 2020

What Trudeau “does” about the climate crisis speaks so loudly we can’t take seriously what he “promises”

Yves Engler highlights studies that expose Canada’s continuing failure to meet its carbon emission targets. No 2624 Posted by fw, May 14, 2020 — “While governments’ responses to the Covid-19 … Continue reading

May 14, 2020

A stunning musical meditation on the silent war on trees (VIDEO)

“Epidemic attacks are causing forests to decline around the world,” declares activist Gail Zawacki No 2591 Posted by fw, February 21, 2020 — “Ozone is invisible but highly toxic air … Continue reading

February 21, 2020

350 Canada’s Green New Deal falls far short of its own goal of listening to “the best available science.”

350 Canada appears to have limited its “listening” to a very narrow range of “best available science.”     No 2574 Posted by fw, January 24, 2020 On March 7, 2019, … Continue reading

January 24, 2020

Our only hope is to paralyze a global system ruled by powerful rightwing elites, advises Chris Hedges

Based on his review of events of 2019, going forward Hedges advises activists to follow the lead of Extinction Rebellion.     No 2566 Posted by fw, January 5, 2020 In … Continue reading

January 5, 2020

EXPOSED — Big Oil co-opts youth climate activists into serving the industry

“Youthwashing” — a new form of propaganda aimed at youth targeted by Alberta tar sands companies. No 2565 Posted by fw, January 2, 2020 “For decades, the fossil fuel industry … Continue reading

January 2, 2020

The Big Picture – What will happen after we hit the limits to expansive economic growth?

Can we knowingly plan an escape from a trending downward spiral of economic growth followed by decline? No 2563 Posted by fw, December 28, 2019 (Set 3: The Big Picture … Continue reading

December 28, 2019

The Big Picture – Hagens sees the rapid decline of the natural world as a crisis as big as climate change

“There’s no easy way to present this next topic,” warns Hagens, his students insisting he not candy-coat the story. No 2560 Posted by fw, December 19, 2019 – (Set 3: … Continue reading

December 19, 2019

Trump has, by his own example, liberated the seedy, sleazy and sordid among the American population

The degradation will continue until Trump is removed from office and as many of his appointees as possible are purged, says US history prof. No 2558 Posted by fw, December … Continue reading

December 15, 2019

The Big Picture – Nate Hagens explains why we fail to grasp The Big Picture of the human predicament

For starters, we don’t think too much about how we think – We’re self-blind, and systems blind. No 2557 Posted by fw, December 13, 2019 – (Set 3: The Big … Continue reading

December 13, 2019

The Big Picture – Nate Hagens shares with his students his personal vision of a future worth having

An understanding of “The Big Picture” gives us the potential to steer students towards desired future outcomes.   No 2556 Posted by fw, December 12, 2019 – (Set 3: The … Continue reading

December 12, 2019

Ralph Nader calls for Trump’s impeachment over his reckless disregard for a worsening climate crisis

Instead of protecting his citizens, Trump is actively aiding and abetting corporate polluters causing climate chaos. No 2551 Posted by fw, November 28, 2019 — “It is time to take … Continue reading

November 28, 2019

YIKES! — World governments to produce 50% more fossil fuels by 2030, exceeding 2°C warming limit

‘We’re in a deep hole over the climate crisis and we need to stop digging,’ warn experts. No 2548 Posted by fw, November 20, 2019 “The world’s nations are on … Continue reading

November 20, 2019

“Is it too late to stop dangerous climate change?” Scholars submit nine essays in response

Several respondents agree that never giving up matters more than meeting some “too late” deadline.    No 2543 Posted by fw, November 10, 2019 In my prior repost, I featured … Continue reading

November 10, 2019

The heated rhetoric of climate deadlines and threats of human extinction exaggerates what science actually says

Climate change is not a black and white issue, and there’s no absolute truth of what climate change means or demands of us. No 2542 Posted by fw, November 7, … Continue reading

November 7, 2019

15 Canadian kids seek court protection from a government perceived to be contributing to climate crisis

Government mistakenly believes it can develop fossil fuel resources and concurrently cut emissions. No 2538 Posted by fw, October 30, 2019 “Fifteen children and teenagers from across Canada sued their … Continue reading

October 30, 2019

Greta is absolutely right – We need a new kind of politics featuring a new way of thinking

Canada will not rise to the climate challenge — There’s popular denial about the scale of change required to prevent an unending emergency. No 2535 Posted by fw, October 28, … Continue reading

October 28, 2019

£750,000 – That’s how much Extinction Rebellion needs for its legal defence fund

Please help save the planet — Support the 1800 rebels, arrested during the October Rebellion, with a donation. No 2534 Posted by fw, October 23, 2019 As a “Rebel supporter”, … Continue reading

October 23, 2019