Citizen Action Monitor

I’m discovering that Garrett’s “civilization collapse” message is a tough sell, with no takers so far. How come?

Perhaps an answer of sorts can be found in an exchange of comments I had with two other readers on a popular website. No 2385 Posted by fw, October 17, … Continue reading

October 17, 2018

Tim Garrett responds to 17 questions and criticisms about his research on the consequences of climate change

Question is — Do we have the interest, critical thinking skill, and attention span to understand Garrett’s work?   No 2384 Posted by fw, October 15, 2018 NOTE — To … Continue reading

October 15, 2018

Economic mobilization can deliver a victory over the climate crisis, says sustainability expert

Paul Gilding is confident his approach to planning an economic mobilization can eliminate net CO2 emissions by 2030. No 2371 Posted by fw, September 14, 2018 “People engaged in the … Continue reading

September 14, 2018

Parasitic system drives US stock market to record highs. Ruling class will stop at nothing to expand its wealth

Workers’ wages and working conditions decline, life expectancy falls, drug overdose grows. System reform impossible. No 2360 Posted by fw, August 26, 2018 “Since its low point on March 9, … Continue reading

August 26, 2018

Truth tellers like Assange are in a bad position because truth is now outside the mainstream news

The public don’t want “the truth”, they want Faux News because it feeds their false beliefs and biases. No 2358 Posted by fw, August 23, 2018 “Few seem to have … Continue reading

August 23, 2018

Is Giuliani telling the truth about ‘truth’? A prof answers with “the truth”

Giuliani’s remark that “truth isn’t truth” is meaningless without knowing the forum and process for determining truth. No 2357 Posted by fw, August 22, 2018 “In most cases there is … Continue reading

August 22, 2018

How do we navigate a world in which words, stories, images, and audios become increasingly suspect?

Can we break through the fakery to finally arrive at an agreement of what to do about the climate crisis that imperils us? No 2356 Posted by fw, August 20, … Continue reading

August 20, 2018

Can the push to recognize the rights of nature counter unprecedented environmental destruction?

The question is – Will recognizing the rights of nature come to mean much in the implementation? No 2355 Posted by fw, August 18, 2018 “The pace and scale of … Continue reading

August 18, 2018

Ottawa’s bogus claim that building more pipelines will create economic benefits for Canadians

“The fact of the matter is that industry keeps 96 cents of every dollar,” says researcher Regan Boychuk. No 2353 Posted by fw, August 16, 2018 “Boychuk said the entire … Continue reading

August 16, 2018

Ecological economist challenges the view that economic growth is necessary for our prosperity

Our money supply system is undermining the climate, the global ecosystem, and our prosperity, says Caroline Whyte. No 2351 Posted by fw, August 13, 2018 “To use a metaphor that’s … Continue reading

August 13, 2018

Trudeau’s hypocritical human rights grandstanding sparks Saudi reprisals

Trudeau invoked “human rights” to justify Canada’s violent imperialist military interventions around the globe. No 2350 Posted by fw, August 12, 2018 “Riyadh’s aggressive response to Canada’s diplomatic slap-on-the-wrist reflects … Continue reading

August 12, 2018

We’re an egoistical, delusional lot, despoiling our life support system, living way beyond our needs

And preservation of our environment is low down on our list of priorities, says realist Kristine Mattis. No 2349 Posted by fw, August 11, 2018 “We’re an egoistical, delusional lot, … Continue reading

August 11, 2018

Frightened rich folks pay prof. for advice on what to do after society collapses 

The prof. relates compelling story of scared rich guys trying to escape troubles of this world and upload their digitized consciousness when they die. No 2347 Posted by fw, August … Continue reading

August 9, 2018

Ecology Ottawa’s all-candidates’ survey tool ensures environmental concerns are top election issue

Ottawa’s survey could serve as a model for environmentally motivated residents of other Ontario cities. No 2343 Posted by fw, August 4, 2018 The citizens of Ottawa will vote for … Continue reading

August 4, 2018

Rob Mielcarski explains what’s up with oil, and why our leaders deny we have a problem

With global debt increasing exponentially, we likely won’t have many years of oil left. No 2341 Posted by fw, July 30 2018 “Thus, as the cost of extraction due to … Continue reading

July 30, 2018

Don’t repeat Rob Mielcarski’s faux pas by offering to talk about climate change at your school reunion

Despite the depressing subject, Rob suspects his old girlfriends breathed a sigh of relief that they didn’t marry him. No 2340 Posted by fw, July 29 2018 “I offered to … Continue reading

July 29, 2018

In praise of “Adventures In Contentment”, published in 1910, by an author seeking an escape from Success

David Grayson’s book deserves to be celebrated once again as a balm for this current age of turmoil. No 2339 Posted by fw, July 28, 2018 In 1910, Ray Stannard … Continue reading

July 28, 2018

We have a choice to make – Prioritize GROWTH or prioritize LIFE. We can’t do both.

The era of treating capitalism as more important than life is coming to an end one way or another. No 2338 Posted by fw, July 27, 2018 “It doesn’t take … Continue reading

July 27, 2018

A decade ago George Carlin hilariously ridiculed “The American Dream”

Today it’s comedian Lee Camp’s turn with a sobering take on America’s 8 most important Myths. No 2337 Posted by fw, July 26, 2018 “No society should function with this … Continue reading

July 26, 2018