Citizen Action Monitor

Is economic growth a measure of “real prosperity”? Tim Jackson says “No” and explains why

The relentless pursuit of GDP growth is a given in rich countries, a panacea for all drags on the economy. No 2015 Posted by fw, July 25, 2017 “Anyone who … Continue reading

July 25, 2017

Tim Jackson: In a finite world, what can Prosperity (without growth) possibly mean?

More to the point — How can a bold conception of prosperity be attained? No 2013 Posted by fw, July 22, 2017 “The vision of social progress that drives us … Continue reading

July 22, 2017

“Prosperity Without Growth?” – Tim Jackson on how a report started a conversation whose time had come

Why Number 10 Downing Street ironically “went ballistic” when the report landed on the PM’s desk. No 2010 Posted by fw, July 18, 2017 “‘Number 10 has gone ballistic,’ barked … Continue reading

July 18, 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

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

Carlin strikes again: “America is one big lie and you are a fool for believing in it.” VIDEO

“Bullshit is the glue that binds us as a nation.” No 1995 Posted by fw, June 29, 2017 CAUTION: This video may offend some people. George Carlin is famously known for … Continue reading

June 29, 2017

“HUMAN” – a riveting film on what it means to be human, impelling us to reflect on our lives

HUMAN premiered at the United Nations, now has over 4 million You Tube views. No 1987 Posted by fw, June 19, 2017 “French photojournalist and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand is obsessed with the large … Continue reading

June 19, 2017

Twelve scandalous observations from an American soothsayer – an endangered species in the U.S.

Paul Street takes aim at Russo-phobia, American democracy, Senate hearings, the news as Mass Distraction, Bernie Sanders, and more. No 1983 Posted by fw, June 14, 2017 “Summer’s here and the … Continue reading

June 14, 2017

Our chances of avoiding climate crisis are slim to none, says leading climate scientist

Kevin Anderson explains why wealthy countries must be carbon free by 2035 or many people will die. No 1980 Posted by fw, June 11, 2017 “What we see is the carbon … Continue reading

June 11, 2017

“We are becoming the land of the rich and the home of the bribe.”

“It’s time for the next revolution. A revolution that must be led by young people because they have the most at stake.” No 1967 Posted by fw, May 28, 2017 “We … Continue reading

May 28, 2017

Jim Hansen’s 4 proposed solutions to the fossil fuels CO2 emissions problem. Are they attainable?

Absent a rapid transition to safe, affordable clean energy, we can’t solve the world’s problems. No 1966 Posted by fw, May 28, 2017 “We should put a rising price on carbon…. … Continue reading

May 28, 2017

Fossil fuels good, CO2 emissions bad, Exxon sold out, Politicians followed, Renewables too small

Hansen shares more of “the frigging mess” the young are inheriting from boomers behaving badly. No 1965 Posted by fw, May 26, 2017 “In the United States the energy use has … Continue reading

May 26, 2017

Climate scientist Jim Hansen highlights selected global impacts of climate change

Yet to come is the danger of locking in sea level rise of 6 to 9 meters within decades, not centuries. No 1964 Posted by fw, May 25, 2017 “In the … Continue reading

May 25, 2017

“We old people are leaving you a frigging mess”, with a climate almost out of control – Jim Hansen

“Young people need to not only understand the problem, they need to understand realistic solutions.” No 1962 Posted by fw, May 22, 2017 “I’m glad to see our young people in … Continue reading

May 22, 2017

Dimitri Lascaris raises “serious questions” about Andrew Weaver’s political orientation

Lascaris’ misgivings began with Mr. Weaver’s criticism of the federal Green’s BDS resolution. No 1956 Posted by fw, May 13, 2017 “Weaver’s conduct during the BDS debate raises a serious question … Continue reading

May 13, 2017

Q: Why do Western politicians support racism in Israel by suppressing free speech in their own countries?

A: They sell their support to high bidders, and no one bids higher than Zionists — says US history prof. No 1951 Posted by fw, May 4, 2017 “It should be … Continue reading

May 4, 2017

“The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations.” – Chris Hedges

“Trump is the king of the idiots. We are his victims.” No 1950 Posted by fw, May 3, 2017 Instead of my usual opening passage, excerpted from a selected article, today … Continue reading

May 3, 2017