Citizen Action Monitor

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

The Great Simplification coming next decade with 30% drop in capitalist economies, says Dr. Nate Hagens

Globally, we’re turning into an energy-squandering superorganism, like some energy-hungry, blind, purposeless amoeba. No 2480 Posted by fw, June 10, 2019 To access links to other posts by Nate Hagens … Continue reading

June 10, 2019

How US policy was used to treat Venezuela as an extension of the US economy for the benefit of US investors

To prevent Venezuela from using oil revenues to benefit its people, the US held Venezuela hostage in ways that concentrated its oil wealth in the hands of a pro-US oligarchy. … Continue reading

February 12, 2019

In an 888-word article, Tim Garrett explains why the global economy must collapse

And if, after reading his article, you had difficulty understanding Garrett’s chain of reasoning, you’re not alone. No 2394 Posted by fw, November 12, 2018 NOTE — To access my … Continue reading

November 12, 2018

Tim Garrett warns — Energy efficiency gains will do the opposite of what economists claim they will do

As energy efficiency increases, civilization grows faster, consumes more resources faster, grows the economy: The bad news — Energy consumption and CO2 emissions accelerate. No 2393 Posted by fw, November … Continue reading

November 9, 2018

The amount of energy our global civilization of 7.5 billion consumes daily is 18,000,000,000,000 Watts

18 TRILLION! That’s huge. Beyond comprehension. What’s more astonishing is that in just 30 years we’ll double that rate of energy consumption. No 2387 Posted by fw, October 24, 2018 … Continue reading

October 24, 2018

Tim Garrett’s thinking prompts science writer to ask: “Is it possible for us to reduce our carbon emissions?”

Writer Hannah Waters acknowledges the formidable challenges ahead, but insists “We cannot just give up.” No 2386 Posted by fw, October 21, 2018 NOTE — To access my other posts … Continue reading

October 21, 2018

I’m discovering that Garrett’s “civilization collapse” message is a tough sell, with no takers so far. How come?

Perhaps an answer of sorts can be found in an exchange of comments I had with two other readers on a popular website. No 2385 Posted by fw, October 17, … Continue reading

October 17, 2018

Tim Garrett responds to 17 questions and criticisms about his research on the consequences of climate change

Question is — Do we have the interest, critical thinking skill, and attention span to understand Garrett’s work?   No 2384 Posted by fw, October 15, 2018 NOTE — To … Continue reading

October 15, 2018

Long-run global economic growth requires continual energy consumption for its sustenance

The problem with accelerating economic growth over time is that CO2 emissions, spiked by climate change, also accelerate, releasing negative feedbacks on economic growth. Round we go in a vicious cycle. … Continue reading

October 12, 2018

Economic mobilization can deliver a victory over the climate crisis, says sustainability expert

Paul Gilding is confident his approach to planning an economic mobilization can eliminate net CO2 emissions by 2030. No 2371 Posted by fw, September 14, 2018 “People engaged in the … Continue reading

September 14, 2018

Parasitic system drives US stock market to record highs. Ruling class will stop at nothing to expand its wealth

Workers’ wages and working conditions decline, life expectancy falls, drug overdose grows. System reform impossible. No 2360 Posted by fw, August 26, 2018 “Since its low point on March 9, … Continue reading

August 26, 2018

Trump is quietly making the Federal Reserve an instrument for the next Global Meltdown

Collusion among the world’s main central banks and financial institutions is making the risks of 2008 bigger, and the rest of us will suffer for it. No 2359 Posted by … Continue reading

August 24, 2018

Ottawa’s bogus claim that building more pipelines will create economic benefits for Canadians

“The fact of the matter is that industry keeps 96 cents of every dollar,” says researcher Regan Boychuk. No 2353 Posted by fw, August 16, 2018 “Boychuk said the entire … Continue reading

August 16, 2018

Ecological economist challenges the view that economic growth is necessary for our prosperity

Our money supply system is undermining the climate, the global ecosystem, and our prosperity, says Caroline Whyte. No 2351 Posted by fw, August 13, 2018 “To use a metaphor that’s … Continue reading

August 13, 2018

How Money can shape and control your life – If you let it

Documentary film reveals how Money is crucial to our wellbeing – Watch this overlooked gem here. No 2344 Posted by fw, August 5, 2018 “An optimistic film steeped in appreciation … Continue reading

August 5, 2018

Rob Mielcarski explains what’s up with oil, and why our leaders deny we have a problem

With global debt increasing exponentially, we likely won’t have many years of oil left. No 2341 Posted by fw, July 30 2018 “Thus, as the cost of extraction due to … Continue reading

July 30, 2018

We are the first generation of our species to know the answers to Gauguin’s three questions – Nate Hagens (45)

We know what we’re doing; what drives us; difference between wants and needs; our environmental impact; and that we don’t need all this stuff to be happy. No 2327 Posted … Continue reading

July 2, 2018

Addictive consumption has not brought happy, fulfilling lives for most Americans– Nate Hagens (40)

What’s missing from this smorgasbord of stuff is a feeling of community and a true sense of purpose. No 2322 Posted by fw, June 30, 2018 To access links to … Continue reading

June 30, 2018