Citizen Action Monitor

“The modern world is deeply addicted to fossil fuels and green energy is no substitute.”

Prof lays out the hard facts to support his claim we’re headed toward catastrophe, and he invites anyone to prove him wrong. No 2545 Posted by fw, November 12, 2019 … Continue reading

November 12, 2019

BULLYING — An industry that’s created jobs, profits, and, now, a new style of political leadership

Humorist Andy Borowitz traces the roots of America’s commodification of bullying in 5-min video – What a price we’re all paying. No 2541 Posted by fw, November 2, 2019 In … Continue reading

November 2, 2019

Videos tell disturbing stories of drought crises in South Africa and Australia

If we now live in a global village, where does our moral responsibility lie in helping our village neighbours? No 2539 Posted by fw, October 30, 2019 It’s not unlike … Continue reading

October 30, 2019

Greta is absolutely right – We need a new kind of politics featuring a new way of thinking

Canada will not rise to the climate challenge — There’s popular denial about the scale of change required to prevent an unending emergency. No 2535 Posted by fw, October 28, … Continue reading

October 28, 2019

The Extinction Rebellion movement cannot help us with the climate changes that are coming

Re XR’s three demands  – the first is meaningless, the second reflects an ignorance of climate science, and the third is simply naïve. No 2532 Posted by fw, October 17, … Continue reading

October 17, 2019

How is it that humanity has arrived at a path of self-destruction?

It’s past time to think of new ways to approach this existential crisis, says climate policy analyst, David Spratt. No 2531 Posted by fw, October 16, 2019 “Climate change impacts … Continue reading

October 16, 2019

What To Do? about our existential crisis – Richard Heinberg proposes a four-fold strategy —

Encourage resilience building at community level; Leave good ideas lying around; Target innovators and early adopters; and Help people grasp The Big Picture No 2530 Posted by fw, October 13, … Continue reading

October 13, 2019

We’re headed for the biggest crash ever, warns fossil fuels expert, Richard Heinberg

Fossil fuels have propelled global civilization beyond our control and into an era of perpetual overshoot. No 2529 Posted by fw, October 12, 2019 Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow of the … Continue reading

October 12, 2019

Not one federal party has a climate plan to keep us safely below 1.5°C or 2°C warming, says UBC prof.

With time running out, it would take proven technologies capable of removing CO2 from the air to keep us below 1.5°C. No 2528 Posted by fw, October 6, 2019 “According … Continue reading

October 6, 2019

Ten reasons why the Green New Deal’s focus on renewables won’t work

Researcher Gail Tverberg explains the problems with GND’s proposed transition to wind, hydroelectric, and solar. No 2527 Posted by fw, October 1, 2019 “The reasons why the Green New Deal … Continue reading

October 3, 2019

MYTH BUSTER! – Clean, renewable energy will NOT be our salvation!

Hard evidence shatters 15 myths about alternative energy sources – Turns out they are neither clean nor renewable. No 2527 Posted by fw, October 1, 2019 “The fiftieth anniversary of … Continue reading

October 1, 2019

The term “greenhouse effect” is often mentioned when we talk about climate change. But what does it mean?

Not too sure? – Check your understanding — Here’s a simple explanation presented in animated video and text. No 2525 Posted by fw, September 26, 2019 “Carbon dioxide, methane, and … Continue reading

September 26, 2019

Why has the shift to renewables stalled despite repeated promotions of the Green New Deal movement?

Conceptually, transitioning from fossil fuels to renewables looks straightforward enough — in reality it’s quite complicated. No 2524 Posted by fw, September 25, 2019 “There is significant talk in the … Continue reading

September 25, 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