Citizen Action Monitor

David Suzuki’s blunt warning about the consequences of global warming

Stalling solutions and continuing fossil fuel addiction will only make the inevitable that much worse. No 2336 Posted by fw, July 19, 2018 “Over the past few months, heat records have … Continue reading

July 19, 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

Mathematician joins in on the human population controversy with some cold hard facts

If everyone lived like Americans, Earth could only support about 1.5 of the current population of 7.5 billion No 2332 Posted by fw, July 11, 2018 “Humans are the most … Continue reading

July 11, 2018

Has moral degeneracy in Trump administration unleashed fear and loathing in America?

To all those Trump voters – Gaze upon what you have wrought. No 2329 Posted by fw, July 7, 2018 “For all those who in 2016 closed their eyes, held … Continue reading

July 7, 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

Today’s American culture translates what people once cared about into dollars – Nate Hagens (26)

“Our culture has a serious problem,” says Hagens, “we’ve lost some of our humanity.” No 2309 Posted by fw, June 21, 2018 To access links to all other posts in … Continue reading

June 21, 2018

“Governments and institutions do whatever they can to keep access to energy growing” – Nate Hagens (22)

No institution, no government worldwide is planning for less than 2% growth in the next 50 years. Growth is the plan, the game is the plan. No 2305 Posted by … Continue reading

June 18, 2018

Our industrial enterprise causes unseen, micro-level, socio-enviro impacts – Nate Hagens (21) 

We focus on the seen – but the unseen currently tells a worrying story. No 2304 Posted by fw, June 17, 2018 To access links to all other posts in this series, click … Continue reading

June 17, 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

Genes vs Culture — There is strong evidence for a genetic component in human behavior – Nate Hagens (17)

A big hope for this century is that our culture will move towards something more sane, more rational, more humane. No 2300 Posted by fw, June 14, 2018 To access … Continue reading

June 14, 2018

We really care about ourselves first, then our in-groups, and “them” least of all — Nate Hagens (16)

Me vs Us, Us vs Them — Name your global crisis, we’re already witnessing human behaviour at its most selfish. No 2299 Posted by fw, June 13, 2018 To access … Continue reading

June 13, 2018

Once our basic needs are met, wanting more things will not increase our life satisfaction — Nate Hagens (15)

Forget “shop ‘til-you-drop” — It really is the simple things in life that sustain our ongoing feelings of contentment and wellbeing. No 2298 Posted by fw, June 13, 2018 To … Continue reading

June 13, 2018

Brain chemical makes feeling of wanting a thing much stronger than having it — Nate Hagens (14)

Anticipation of reward increases level of dopamine-driving desire, but with possession, dopamine level declines. No 2297 Posted by fw, June 12, 2018 To access links to all other posts in … Continue reading

June 12, 2018

Once our absolute basic needs are met, we start to compare ourselves relative to others — Nate Hagens (13)

And in a culture that values income, status, and ranking, comparisons of relative success can create problems. No 2296 Posted by fw, June 11, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 11, 2018

How “supernormal stimuli” can cause today’s chronic problems, such as obesity and war – Nate Hagens (12)

Once-helpful, “normal” urges are being hijacked by today’s alluring temptations, from candy to porn to lethal weapons. No 2295 Posted by fw, June 10, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 10, 2018

Our beliefs are so powerful that we cling to them even in the face of undeniable facts – Nate Hagens (10)

“We evolved to be wrong. And we have a lot of blind spots about our physical world.” No 2293 Posted by fw, June 8, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 8, 2018

Fossil fuels, NOT economic theories, caused the past 150-years of rapid economic growth – Nate Hagens (7)

We’re beginning to see that the theories don’t offer much predictive reliability for a coming global economy. No 2290 Posted by fw, June 5, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 5, 2018

“We can’t go to 100% renewable energy and live like we do now.” – Nate Hagens (6)

The ability of a technology to provide ‘joules’ is different than its ability to contribute to ‘work’ for society. No 2289 Posted by fw, June 4, 2018 To access links … Continue reading

June 4, 2018

Think about it — No natural resource energy stocks are renewable on human time scales – Nate Hagens (3)

But we consume these geologic stocks like they are inexhaustible energy flows such as rivers, rain, sunlight, wind. No 2227 Posted by fw, June 1, 2018 To access links to … Continue reading

June 1, 2018