Citizen Action Monitor

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

What we call “leisure” today mostly involves the relentless consumption of energy and resources

In order to have true leisure, we must free ourselves of those distractions that prevent it, which takes time and practice. No 2335 Posted by fw, July 18, 2018 “The … Continue reading

July 18, 2018

Mathematician joins in on the human population controversy with some cold hard facts

If everyone lived like Americans, Earth could only support about 1.5 of the current population of 7.5 billion No 2332 Posted by fw, July 11, 2018 “Humans are the most … Continue reading

July 11, 2018

The Republican Party is being torn apart, while Democratic dinosaurs act as if nothing has changed

U.S. history prof analyzes the prospects of both parties going into the mid-terms. No 2330 Posted by fw, July 8, 2018 “The secret to the success of people like Trump … Continue reading

July 8, 2018

Future lethal heat waves predicted for 50% of world population, including parts of Ontario, Quebec

BREAKING – Southern Quebec death toll at 21, and more expected, as heat wave continues. No 2328 Posted by fw, July 5, 2018 BREAKING — Death toll rises to 21 … Continue reading

July 5, 2018

We are the first generation of our species to know the answers to Gauguin’s three questions – Nate Hagens (45)

We know what we’re doing; what drives us; difference between wants and needs; our environmental impact; and that we don’t need all this stuff to be happy. No 2327 Posted … Continue reading

July 2, 2018

A little bit of grief can motivate you to take action, but be sure to take a joy break and play – Nate Hagens (44)

It’s when people don’t care that we’re really in trouble. No 2326 Posted by fw, July 2, 2018 To access links to all other posts in this series, click on the … Continue reading

July 2, 2018

Hope or despair? – Your reaction to what’s coming depends on your starting viewpoint – Nate Hagens (43)

For those just learning about coming existential threats, feelings of despair are likely but can be tempered by much to be hopeful about. No 2325 Posted by fw, July 2, … Continue reading

July 2, 2018