Citizen Action Monitor

What To Do? about our existential crisis – Richard Heinberg proposes a four-fold strategy —

Encourage resilience building at community level; Leave good ideas lying around; Target innovators and early adopters; and Help people grasp The Big Picture No 2530 Posted by fw, October 13, … Continue reading

October 13, 2019

We’re headed for the biggest crash ever, warns fossil fuels expert, Richard Heinberg

Fossil fuels have propelled global civilization beyond our control and into an era of perpetual overshoot. No 2529 Posted by fw, October 12, 2019 Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow of the … Continue reading

October 12, 2019

Ten reasons why the Green New Deal’s focus on renewables won’t work

Researcher Gail Tverberg explains the problems with GND’s proposed transition to wind, hydroelectric, and solar. No 2527 Posted by fw, October 1, 2019 “The reasons why the Green New Deal … Continue reading

October 3, 2019

Although millions protested in worldwide climate strike on Sep. 20, “protest alone won’t save our planet”

America’s grim rulers are not moved – Paul Street explains why speaking truth to power is a waste of time. No 2526 Posted by fw, September 29, 2019 “It isn’t … Continue reading

September 29, 2019

“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. How dare you!” – Greta Thunberg

“We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth.” No 2523 Posted by fw, September 23, … Continue reading

September 23, 2019

How leftists/progressives can counter the “fear and security narrative” of the American ruling class

Global interdependence and solidarity are central to the needed change, argues Prof. Derber. No 2520 Posted by fw, September 10, 2019 “But on the issue of militarism, I think it’s … Continue reading

September 10, 2019

How the US ruling class sells fear to impel people to identify with and depend on elites for sense of power

“I can feel good about myself because I’m part of this great nation, led by these wealthy people who often are seen as vested by God in maintaining the moral … Continue reading

September 9, 2019

Why do Trump supporters cheer for a man who is publicly known to be a racist and congenital liar?

Attribute it to their need to conform to fellow supporters’ core belief that he speaks for them. So much for critical, independent thinking. No 2509 Posted by fw, August 22, … Continue reading

August 22, 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

Not only is the US not a functioning democracy, it’s not a democracy in any meaningful sense of the word

“… there is no way to a decent future without a protracted and massive, death-defying popular uprising,” says Paul Street. No 2503 Posted by fw, August 10, 2019 “The United … Continue reading

August 10, 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

Humanity’s explosive rise in fossil carbon burning threatens to blast us off the climate cliff

Charts don’t lie — Climate-damaging energy use is not just rising, it’s outpacing clean, green, climate-safe alternatives. No 2499 Posted by fw, August 2, 2019 “Despite decades of promises to … Continue reading

August 2, 2019

Defiant activist Dimitri Lascaris shouts down speech by Liberal’s pro-Israel Transport Minister

“How do you sleep at night? Have you no conscience? Shame on you?” Watch video of Lascaris repeatedly rebuking Marc Garneau. No 2494 Posted by fw, July 22, 2019 [Addressing … Continue reading

July 22, 2019

Gail Zawacki discards ‘doomer’ label, sees herself now as an informed ‘Themist’ facing dire climate facts

She responds to those who bash Themists for encouraging inaction on climate change.   No 2488 Posted by fw, July 7, 2019 “Overwhelming evidence — that [climate] impacts are faster … Continue reading

July 7, 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

“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