Citizen Action Monitor

“We old people are leaving you a frigging mess”, with a climate almost out of control – Jim Hansen

“Young people need to not only understand the problem, they need to understand realistic solutions.” No 1962 Posted by fw, May 22, 2017 “I’m glad to see our young people in … Continue reading

May 22, 2017

Policymakers won’t support rapid, deep CO2 cuts, but they will bet on risky geoengineering proposals

Why? Because slowing economic growth to cut emissions risks re-election — “Economics trumps physics.” No 1961 Posted by fw, May 20, 2017 “The first IPCC report came out in 1990 and … Continue reading

May 20, 2017

What does it mean to say “We’ll muddle through” this crisis? It means the rich live, the poor die

The problem with carbon is that it’s pervasive, “in every single facet of our daily lives” – there is no quick fix. No 1960 Posted by fw, May 18, 2017 “The … Continue reading

May 18, 2017

Time may not be on our side, but can we find ways to buy time? – Two UK climate scientists discuss

Most of the quick fix models presented to policymakers falsely assume they can work at a very large scale. No 1959 Posted by fw, May 17, 2017 “But you’re saying we’re … Continue reading

May 17, 2017

Time is not on our side – Two eminent UK scientists discuss the facts about climate change

Bottom line – We must rapidly reduce our energy demand, but politicians are “running very scared” of the implications.” No 1958 Posted by fw, May 16, 2017 “I think there’s a … Continue reading

May 16, 2017

Dimitri Lascaris raises “serious questions” about Andrew Weaver’s political orientation

Lascaris’ misgivings began with Mr. Weaver’s criticism of the federal Green’s BDS resolution. No 1956 Posted by fw, May 13, 2017 “Weaver’s conduct during the BDS debate raises a serious question … Continue reading

May 13, 2017

The World at 1℃ — taking stock of the climate crisis

As the crisis worsens, a much-needed sense of urgency in privileged rich nations may come too late. No 1955 Posted by fw, May 12, 2017 “For many of us, the facts … Continue reading

May 12, 2017

Climate change wake-up call? Record floods sweep much of Canada

Why Ottawa’s “climate adaptation” approach is likely to fail to meet a safe global warming target. No 1953 Posted by fw, May 8, 2017 “Montreal was the latest to declare a … Continue reading

May 8, 2017

Green Party leader Elizabeth May appears to be ignoring Party’s sanctions policy against Israel

What, if anything, will get Ms May to act in support of peace and justice for Palestinians? No 1952 Posted by fw, May 7, 2017 In an April 17, 2017 post, … Continue reading

May 7, 2017

Q: Why do Western politicians support racism in Israel by suppressing free speech in their own countries?

A: They sell their support to high bidders, and no one bids higher than Zionists — says US history prof. No 1951 Posted by fw, May 4, 2017 “It should be … Continue reading

May 4, 2017

“The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations.” – Chris Hedges

“Trump is the king of the idiots. We are his victims.” No 1950 Posted by fw, May 3, 2017 Instead of my usual opening passage, excerpted from a selected article, today … Continue reading

May 3, 2017

More Americans now believe climate change is real, is caused by human actions, and is dangerous

Is Trump’s heavy hand in punishing climate science and climate scientists contributing to this shift in beliefs? No 1949 Posted by fw, May 2, 2017 “Trump’s presidency is generating a backfire … Continue reading

May 2, 2017

At People’s Climate March, Canadian activist blasts Trudeau’s climate policies and leadership

Crunch the numbers and his vaunted deal with the provinces comes up far short of what we need, says Avi Lewis. No 1948 Posted by fw, May 1, 2017 “So, Canada … Continue reading

May 1, 2017

“Canada’s carbon stockpile is its problem,” says Bill McKibben

“We need Canada to keep that stuff under the ground. It should man up and show some responsibility to the planet.” No 1947 Posted by fw, April 30, 2017 “He [Trudeau] … Continue reading

April 30, 2017

Canada ready to line up behind Trump’s aggressive actions against North Korea

Canada’s ruling class overwhelmingly supports US drive to force North Korea to bow to US threats. No 1946 Posted by fw, April 29, 2017 “As the Trump administration continues to recklessly … Continue reading

April 29, 2017

How can you tell when BC Premier Christy Clark is lying? Her lips are moving.

Don’t get the impression she makes stuff up all the time – every now and then she’ll surprise you with the truth. No 1945 Posted by fw, April 28, 2017 “Over the … Continue reading

April 28, 2017

US looking more and more like a developing country, says MIT prof

80 percent of population in debt, anxious about job security, besieged by crumbling infrastructure. No 1944 Posted by fw, April 27, 2017 “America is regressing to have the economic and political … Continue reading

April 27, 2017

Trump’s embrace of economic ignorance could lead to disaster – Prof Jeffrey Sachs explains

Americans should not be fooled — the emperor has no clothes, and, apparently, no competent economic advisers either. No 1943 Posted by fw, April 25, 2017 “Nearly 100 days after US … Continue reading

April 25, 2017

Global emissions of greenhouse gases must peak within the next decade to meet Paris targets

Fossil fuels currently provide about 90 percent of global energy, by 2100 they must supply less than 25 percent. No 1942 Posted by fw, April 24, 2017 “The Paris Agreement… was … Continue reading

April 24, 2017