Citizen Action Monitor

Catherine McKenna cheers Canada’s pitch for corporate-friendly emissions trading at COP24

In fact, corporate-friendly “emission trading systems” are a “false solution” to climate change, say critics. No 2405 Posted by fw, December 19, 2018 “At the conclusion of the United Nations … Continue reading

December 19, 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

Despite repeated warnings, we’re in denial of imminent environmental collapse, warns Bill Rees

It’s not as if we don’t have policy options – Rees points the finger of blame at politicians. No 2354 Posted by fw, August 17, 2018 “Curious thing about H. sapiens is … Continue reading

August 17, 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

We’re an egoistical, delusional lot, despoiling our life support system, living way beyond our needs

And preservation of our environment is low down on our list of priorities, says realist Kristine Mattis. No 2349 Posted by fw, August 11, 2018 “We’re an egoistical, delusional lot, … Continue reading

August 11, 2018

Ecology Ottawa’s all-candidates’ survey tool ensures environmental concerns are top election issue

Ottawa’s survey could serve as a model for environmentally motivated residents of other Ontario cities. No 2343 Posted by fw, August 4, 2018 The citizens of Ottawa will vote for … Continue reading

August 4, 2018

193 UN member states risk falling short of collectively achieving 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

“A profound change is needed in many areas. Otherwise, we threaten to achieve the Agenda-2030 only in the year 2050, or maybe never at all.” No 2333 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

July 13, 2018

Future lethal heat waves predicted for 50% of world population, including parts of Ontario, Quebec

BREAKING – Southern Quebec death toll at 21, and more expected, as heat wave continues. No 2328 Posted by fw, July 5, 2018 BREAKING — Death toll rises to 21 … Continue reading

July 5, 2018

Hagens says initial reaction to his narrative is either ‘denialism’ or ‘nihilism’ – Nate Hagens (37)

Both extremes have one thing in common – They obviate the need for individuals to act responsibly. No 2319 Posted by fw, June 28, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 28, 2018

Human civilization has neglected our fellow animals of Earth’s wildlife community – Nate Hagens (20)

We simply don’t see the impact on them of the rapid, explosive expansion of human civilization. No 2303 Posted by fw, June 16, 2018 To access links to all other … Continue reading

June 16, 2018

In our quest for ‘treasure’, our capitalist economy has plundered Earth’s ‘riches’ – Nate Hagens (19)

Only when converted into ‘treasure’ are ‘riches’ said to have ‘value’, and governments plan to continue the plunder. No 2302 Posted by fw, June 15, 2018 To access links to … Continue reading

June 15, 2018

Paris’ new eco-village a model of a low-carbon community for other cities to emulate

Layout encourages walking, mass transit, limited space for cars, resulting in improved air quality. No 2224 Posted by fw, May 28, 2018 “Every so often an environmentally friendly building gives … Continue reading

May 28, 2018

For 90% of people in the developed world, income growth ended a decade ago — Nate Hagens (1/5)

Growing the economy is incompatible with mitigating climate change, despite what Trudeau keeps saying. No 2216 Posted by fw, May 11, 2018 To access links to other posts by Nate … Continue reading

May 11, 2018

Bill Rees fires back at economist who criticized David Suzuki’s “alleged ignorance of mainstream economics”

Rees rips today’s economic models as “mathematical abstractions containing no useful information”, expecting complex real world to conform to models. No 2213 Posted by fw, May 6, 2018 “In a … Continue reading

May 6, 2018

Don’t give anti-pipeline org. tax dollars to hire students, says CBC News

CBC article mentioned by Dogwood org. as part of “hate mail piling up” in response to its stop KM campaign. No 2207 Posted by fw, April 27, 2018 “The hate … Continue reading

April 27, 2018

Kinder Morgan suspends pipeline work, gives governments until May 31 to resolve differences

Under attack from BC and Alberta, Trudeau blames his predecessor, Stephen Harper No 2197 Posted by fw, April 9, 2018 “In Calgary Sunday afternoon, Kinder announced it was suspending ‘all non-essential activities … Continue reading

April 9, 2018

Dozens defy court injunction, stage protest at Kinder Morgan construction zone – RCMP make arrests  

 PM Trudeau underestimated strong opposition to the project, claims Cree Nation member Clayton Thomas-Müller. No 2183 Posted by fw, March 18, 2018 “Burnaby RCMP started arrests after dozens of people … Continue reading

March 18, 2018

Two thumbs way up for 350.org’s Katie and Daniel, kicked out of the House of Commons

They interrupted the PM, calling on him to “show the science” on Kinder Morgan pipeline. No 2171 Posted by fw, March 1, 2018 “Today [Feb. 28], my friend Daniel and … Continue reading

March 1, 2018

Did Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s BC Wine Boycott just backfire?

“Social media is going wild in support of B.C. vino,” says Dogwood citizen action network. No 2159 Posted by fw, February 7, 2018 “Yesterday Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced a boycott … Continue reading

February 7, 2018