Citizen Action Monitor

World so addicted to fossil fuels, future global carbon emissions will continue to increase

Projected 16% increase in CO2 emissions by 2040 (from 2015 levels) risks putting us over Paris 2°C limit. No 2057 Posted by fw, September 19, 2017 ********** The chances of … Continue reading

September 19, 2017

Half of Canada’s monitored species (451 of 903) are in decline, with average decline of 83%

“Federal government departments charged with protecting and recovering species repeatedly cut their species-at-risk funding.” No 2054 Posted by fw, September 16, 2017 “When WWF International and the Zoological Society of … Continue reading

September 16, 2017

All major industrialized countries failing to meet their Paris pledges to cut greenhouse-gas emissions

Paris Accord allowed governments to set vague and unaccountable pledges. No 2053 Posted by fw, September 15, 2017 “Beyond US President Donald Trump’s decision in June to withdraw the United … Continue reading

September 15, 2017

In defining what it means to prosper, capabilities for flourishing offer a good starting point, provided …

… The capabilities to flourish are “bounded within certain inevitable limits.” No 2050 Posted by fw, September 13, 2017 To put in context the synopsis of the 4th and final … Continue reading

September 13, 2017

Solar and wind could scale up to 100% without collapse of global economy or wrecking climate system

The key to energy transition – take large fraction of today’s investments in fossil fuels and invest in solar energy. No 2049 Posted by fw, September 12, 2017 “ … … Continue reading

September 12, 2017

What if a low-growth, no-growth economy became the new normal?

Tim Jackson reviews the evidence for a return to “secular stagnation.” No 2042 Posted by fw, August 28, 2017 As Jackson explained in Section 1 of Chapter 2, the “Introduction”, government … Continue reading

August 28, 2017

We learned nothing! — After 2008 disaster, it was back to business-as-usual, as-fast-as-possible

Circumstances may have changed, but the goal remained the same — renewed economic growth. No 2041 Posted by fw, August 27, 2017 As Jackson explained in Section 1 of Chapter 2, … Continue reading

August 27, 2017

Q: What led the world to the brink of economic disaster in 2008? — A: The unrelenting drive for economic growth

Pursuit of growth drove loosening of regulations, proliferation of financial derivatives, and massive expansion of public debt and private credit in decades before and during the crisis. No 2040 Posted … Continue reading

August 26, 2017

BLOCKBUSTER research findings: Age of endlessly growing industrial capitalism is over

Long decline of capitalism began decades ago, will accelerate before end of this century, signaling an urgent need to rewrite economics to fit real world. No 2039 Posted by fw, August … Continue reading

August 24, 2017

Evidence-packed article buries Trudeau, discrediting his pretence to care about climate change

Trudeau’s “climate action charade will fool Canadians for only so long”, says climate activist No 2038 Posted by fw, August 23, 2017 “In a June Rolling Stone article, “How to Tell If … Continue reading

August 23, 2017

Kinder Morgan expected Trudeau to break his promise to redo NEB’s review of pipeline project  

Trudeau lies to voters; Kinder Morgan lies to the NEB and Canadians. Will BC’s NDP government protect the integrity of our democracy? No 2037 Posted by fw, August 22, 2017 … Continue reading

August 22, 2017

The environmental movement failed because of our addiction to economic growth

We must either conquer this addition or face the failure of civilization, says Richard Heinberg No 2036 Posted by fw, August 21, 2017 ***** “We will grow our economy while … Continue reading

August 21, 2017

US Corporate highjacking of civil society; similar pattern set to emerge in post-Brexit Britain

A corporate coup d’état of Britain’s government is secretly destroying civil society protections built up over the generations. No 2035 Posted by fw, August 20, 2017 “In the United States, … Continue reading

August 20, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II asks economists why no one saw the 2008 financial collapse coming

If it’s a villain we want for Lost Prosperity, it appears that private and public sector indebtedness are prime suspects. No 2034 Posted by fw, August 18, 2017 For newcomers … Continue reading

August 18, 2017

Contradictions and crises of capitalism – Abby Martin interviews Peter Joseph — VIDEO

Joseph responds to Martin’s questions covering 20 topics, including one on his vision for a “democratized symbiotic ecosystem.” No 2033 Posted by fw, August 17, 2017 ***** Latest transcription updates … Continue reading

August 17, 2017

In October 2014, Peter Joseph issued a challenge — Find solutions to Market Economy problems

Until these questions are answered and problems solved, expect increasing global disorder and breakdown. No 2032 Posted by fw, August 16, 2017 In the following 25:23-minute video, published on October … Continue reading

August 16, 2017

Conventional wisdom holds that economic growth is the surest path to prosperity

But in following that path for decades, we have not gained prosperity, we have lost it. No 2030 Posted by fw, August 14, 2017 For newcomers to this blog, I … Continue reading

August 14, 2017

First Greece, now Britain — Tory government sells off public assets to pay for failed economic plan

Citizens are left to shoulder the burden of government incompetence. No 2029 Posted by fw, August 13, 2017 “Back in March 2016 I wrote a piece for the European Financial … Continue reading

August 13, 2017

Ten years after the 2008 financial crash, the cost to Britain is running into £ trillions

What hard lessons did civil society learn, and what plans are afoot to transform the banking sector? Are there lessons here for Canada’s civil society? No 2028 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

August 13, 2017