Citizen Action Monitor

Group of 28 academics ask PM Trudeau if he understands the climate crisis. No reply after 9 weeks.

Their written concerns are framed in the context of Trudeau’s misinformed public statements. No 2016 Posted by fw, July 26, 2017 “We are now facing the profound consequences of overexpansion … Continue reading

July 26, 2017

Pipelines will get built — Alberta’s Premier Rachel Notley’s pledge to oil companies

Declares she has “little time for any conversation that seeks to shut down or significantly limit our oil sands.” No 2014 Posted by fw, July 23, 2017 ***** “Humans have … Continue reading

July 23, 2017

“There is no sign of a turning point in our dependence on fossil fuels,” says Canadian expert

And despite growth of renewables, fossil fuel share of global energy supply has barely budged in the last quarter-century. No 2012 Posted by fw, July 21, 2017 ***** “We will … Continue reading

July 21, 2017

Delusional Trudeau and Notley ignore facts, cling to oilsands’ pipe dream promises

“The party’s over … but Trudeau can’t seem to bring himself to leave.” The Tyee. No 2011 Posted by fw, July 19, 2017 “The oilsands have become, politically, the gift … Continue reading

July 19, 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

What TV news buries about the history of US warmongering against North Korea

1950’s Korean war was a “blessing” to US profiteers in “the business of war” — Today, nuclear armed North Korea is a pretext for a heavily militarized U.S. deterrent against … Continue reading

July 7, 2017

Alberta tar sands bust? – graph shows steep decline in project approvals since 2013

Days of $100 per barrel oil are gone, transition to carbon-free energy is well underway. No 2000 Posted by fw, July 6, 2017 “A managed decline of the tar sands isn’t … Continue reading

July 6, 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

“We will grow our economy while reducing emissions,” says PM Trudeau. Really?

Simplistic neoliberal beliefs like this may be popular and win votes but they’re short-sighted and dangerous. Here’s why. No 1996 Posted by fw, June 30, 2017 ***** “We will grow our … Continue reading

June 30, 2017

Alarmingly, the amount of CO2 that remains in the atmosphere is rising faster than ever

Paradoxically, the amount of CO2 humans are putting out annually appears to have stopped rising. What’s going on? No 1994 Posted by fw, June 28, 2017 “If the amount of the … Continue reading

June 28, 2017

Desperate oil industry lobby manipulates data to push bogus claim Canada needs more pipelines

Politicians who buy into this fiction are going to “end up looking really silly”, says energy expert. No 1991 Posted by fw, June 24, 2017 “CAPP [Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers] … Continue reading

June 24, 2017

$2.3 trillion in fossil fuel projects incompatible with global carbon reduction commitments

Blockbuster report ranks companies by their exposure relative to meeting 2.0˚C carbon budget. No 1990 Posted by fw, June 23, 2017 “…about a third of the projects fossils would expect to … Continue reading

June 23, 2017

Growing opposition to Trump from US judiciary, legislature, media, and from overseas

But what will matter most is populist intervention from the extraordinary citizens of the US. No 1986 Posted by fw, June 18, 2017 “In this moment, populist intervention is everything, not … Continue reading

June 18, 2017

Bernie Sanders is an imperialist, fake-socialist company man for the Dems, says Glen Ford

Sanders finds it “impossible to accept” a People’s Party draft-Bernie movement to run for president. Hmm. No 1985 Posted by fw, June 17, 2017 “Leftish Democrats insist they can reform the … Continue reading

June 17, 2017

Massive military spending increase signals “Canadian imperialism’s global interests and ambitions”

Aggressive intent behind spending hikes includes reaffirmation of commitment to US imperialism. No 1981 Posted by fw, June 12, 2017 “Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan presented a new defence policy Wednesday … Continue reading

June 12, 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

Comparing Canada’s climate change action with Britain’s – No contest, Brits win hands down

Brit’s legislated process for climate policies is a winner; Canada doesn’t have one and we keep failing badly. No 1979 Posted by fw, June 9, 2017 “The current Liberal government is … Continue reading

June 9, 2017