Citizen Action Monitor

Glacial ice is melting, sea level is rising, coastlines are receding – “We can slow it but we cannot stop it.”

“There’s enough extra heat already in the ocean that the ice is going to keep melting for centuries.” No 2523 Posted by fw, September 20, 2019 “We need to deal … Continue reading

September 20, 2019

APOCALYPTIC! 5- to 9-billion may die this century if inaction on climate change continues

Prof William Rees provides grim calculations for humanity if climate change, population growth, and consumption fueled by cheap energy goes unchecked. No 2522 Posted by fw, September 19, 2019 “On … Continue reading

September 19, 2019

Companies in the West want us to believe that “green” energy sources, technologies, products are Earth saving

But are we getting the full story? What if sectors of our “green” economy were really, at the core, just more destruction? No 2521 Posted by fw, September 15, 2019 … Continue reading

September 15, 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

Without drastic cuts in our consumption, cutting emissions alone won’t halt environmental decline

Even if we transition to renewables, our use of natural resources to make more stuff to consume will continue to grow. No 2517 Posted by fw, September 6, 2019 “Reaching … Continue reading

September 6, 2019

The Green New Deal spells continued ecological disaster and runaway climate breakdown

If the GND’s false-hope promises are its best answer to the climate crisis, then we have no answer to the climate crisis. No 2516 Posted by fw, September 4, 2019 … Continue reading

September 4, 2019

Expect a 4°C Earth by 2055 if greenhouse gas emissions do not slow down — Scientists said, 10 years ago

With GHG emissions “zooming up”, it’s not too soon to ask what a 4°C world would look like.  No 2512 Posted by fw, August 28, 2019 “A decade ago several … Continue reading

August 28, 2019

We’re headed for a four-degree-warmer world within decades

“The bad news is we risk great loss of life and perhaps the end of our civilizations.” No 2511 Posted by fw, August 27, 2019 “Experts agree that global heating … Continue reading

August 27, 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

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

Evidence over past 12 months suggests climate change impacts are accelerating in frequency and intensity

Are recent record-setting, global weather events warning signs that we are running out of time to take action? No 2500 Posted by fw, August 4, 2019 “The idea of climate … Continue reading

August 4, 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

To divert attention from truth, US media spin heartbreaking stories as uplifting tales of caring Americans

These stories are part of media trend to portray dire conditions of life in America as “feel good” news. No 2497 Posted by fw, July 29, 2019 “THIS IS AWESOME!” … Continue reading

July 29, 2019

Future heat waves could expose millions of Americans to unprecedented heath risks, says alarming new report

Climate scientist Michael Mann discusses the increasing frequency and severity of heat waves. No 2495 Posted by fw, July 26, 2019 “This summer, the climate news cycle has been dominated … Continue reading

July 26, 2019