Citizen Action Monitor

Myth #22: Nate Hagens discredits claim “We Can Always Get More Resources If We Have More Money”

“We can create money, but we cannot create energy, only extract what exists — FASTER.” No 2757 by fw, July 5, 2021 — “We can create money, but we cannot … Continue reading

July 5, 2021

Myth #14 : Nate Hagens unveils evidence that upends the presumption “Technology Will Solve It”

“When technology is combined with a growth imperative in the financial markets, there is no way to shrink energy use.” — No 2756 by fw, July 4, 2021 — “Okay. … Continue reading

July 4, 2021

Myth #11: Nate Hagens challenges the accepted belief that “Climate Change is the Core Problem”

“From a systems perspective, a more complex story emerges.” — No 2755 by fw, July 3, 2021 — “First, if a hypothetical, benevolent alien scientist were to look down on … Continue reading

July 3, 2021

Myth #21: Nate Hagens rebuts claims that “Renewable energy can power THIS civilization”

“The popular myth is that we can somehow swap out the dirty energy with clean energy technology while also continuing to consume at today’s income and GDP levels.” — No … Continue reading

June 30, 2021

“This has been a sledgehammer of a presentation. I’m exhausted.” — Nate’s closing thoughts

“One category, I think, is glaringly missing – How the heck do we live our lives during this Crazy Time? Lastly, an idea I think is essential, is love.” — … Continue reading

June 28, 2021

Hagens’ thirteenth Intervention and Wild Idea: “Local social networks” to facilitate COMMUNITY cohesion

Creating local social networks will enable communities in the future will have a higher chance of self-organizing when things get tougher No 2750 Posted by fw, June 27, 2021— “One … Continue reading

June 27, 2021

Hagens’ twelfth Intervention and Wild Idea: “Create a Tribe” for TOMORROW, with its own identifying emoji

A Tribe for TOMORROW, with an emoji, will help people, deeply concerned about our collective future, to find one another. —   No 2749 Posted by fw, June 26, 2021— … Continue reading

June 26, 2021

Hagens’ eleventh Intervention and Wild Idea: “Life Brigade” to PROTECT endangered species

Choose a species of plant or animal, or more than one, and make it part of one’s life’s meaning to PROTECT it.— No 2748 Posted by fw, June 25, 2021— … Continue reading

June 25, 2021

Hagens’ tenth Intervention and Wild Idea: “Life Ethic” to recover a sense of the SACRED in our lives

It should not be that difficult to decide what matters in our culture – all we need is a consistent ethic of life. — No 2747 Posted by fw, June … Continue reading

June 24, 2021

Hagens’ ninth Intervention and Wild Idea: “Civilian Land Corps” at the intersection of EUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, ECOLOGY

What if we allowed for a voluntary year off for 17 to 25 year-olds to work on ecological and community restoration projects? — No 2746 Posted by fw, June 23, … Continue reading

June 23, 2021

Hagens’ eighth Intervention and Wild Idea: “A Cultural Triage” Meet the future halfway — COMPROMISE

The future is going to require a lot of really tough choices – What to save and maintain and what to discard and dump. Be creative. Get started. — No … Continue reading

June 22, 2021

Hagens’ seventh Intervention and Wild Idea: “How Are We?” A project to measure our WELL-BEING

“How Are We?” will collect real data to measure how Americans are doing in terms of Life-Style metrics like health, jobs, meaning, safety, community, etc. No 2744 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

June 21, 2021

Hagens’ fifth Intervention and Wild Idea: a Council of Contrarians

A Council of Contrarians, made up of diverse, qualified persons, would have negative authority to CENSURE bad ideas. — No 2742 Posted by fw, June 19, 2021— “As our plight … Continue reading

June 19, 2021

Hagens’ fourth Intervention and Wild Idea: a Council of Elders

Tsunamis are coming. The foresight offered by a Council of Elders would position it to advance policies and solutions for a world facing future calamities. — No 2741 Posted by … Continue reading

June 18, 2021

Hagens’ third Intervention and Wild Idea: Sensemaking diplomats

“We need collective sensemaking as a prerequisite toward collective coordination and action.” –— No 2740 Posted by fw, June 17, 2021 — “There is a distinction between information and how … Continue reading

June 17, 2021

Hagens’ first Intervention and Wild Idea: “Energy Appreciation Day”

We’re energy blind, says Hagens; It’s past time to pull back the energy blindfolds of our cultural situation. — No 2738 Posted by fw, June 13, 2021 — In the … Continue reading

June 13, 2021

Can Jamie Metzl’s OneShared.World create a political force to influence government decision making?

One immediate challenge facing this new movement is to collectively figure out how to build the world we want. No 2619 Posted by fw, May 8, 2020 — “The way … Continue reading

May 8, 2020

Sarah Woods, one amazing creative woman helping people to engage with the crises we face

Sarah doesn’t tell people what to do about a crisis, she creates space for them to tell their stories. Pure magic! No 2177 Posted by fw, March 8, 2018 “What … Continue reading

March 8, 2018

Can a network of “rebel cities” in the US stand up to Trump?

In Spain, a network of ‘rebel cities’ has launched effective resistance to the conservative central government. No 1879 Posted by fw, January 27, 2017 “In Spain, this network of ‘rebel cities’ … Continue reading

January 27, 2017