Citizen Action Monitor

Sixty years of environmental action and humanity remains in ecological overshoot

It’s time to accept that tinkering around the edges of consumer capitalism is utterly inadequate. No 2005 Posted by fw, July 11, 2017 “According to the most recent data from the Global … Continue reading

July 11, 2017

Alberta tar sands bust? – graph shows steep decline in project approvals since 2013

Days of $100 per barrel oil are gone, transition to carbon-free energy is well underway. No 2000 Posted by fw, July 6, 2017 “A managed decline of the tar sands isn’t … Continue reading

July 6, 2017

“We will grow our economy while reducing emissions,” says PM Trudeau. Really?

Simplistic neoliberal beliefs like this may be popular and win votes but they’re short-sighted and dangerous. Here’s why. No 1996 Posted by fw, June 30, 2017 ***** “We will grow our … Continue reading

June 30, 2017

Transition from fossil fuels to 100% renewables won’t be as simple as politicians led to believe

The transition would be messy, destabilizing, risky, costly, disruptive, and time-consuming, says policy expert No 1993 Posted by fw, June 27, 2017 “Full decarbonization, it should be remembered, requires that zero-carbon … Continue reading

June 27, 2017

Desperate oil industry lobby manipulates data to push bogus claim Canada needs more pipelines

Politicians who buy into this fiction are going to “end up looking really silly”, says energy expert. No 1991 Posted by fw, June 24, 2017 “CAPP [Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers] … Continue reading

June 24, 2017

$2.3 trillion in fossil fuel projects incompatible with global carbon reduction commitments

Blockbuster report ranks companies by their exposure relative to meeting 2.0˚C carbon budget. No 1990 Posted by fw, June 23, 2017 “…about a third of the projects fossils would expect to … Continue reading

June 23, 2017

Growing opposition to Trump from US judiciary, legislature, media, and from overseas

But what will matter most is populist intervention from the extraordinary citizens of the US. No 1986 Posted by fw, June 18, 2017 “In this moment, populist intervention is everything, not … Continue reading

June 18, 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

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

Trudeau breaks another promise, delays methane gas regulations — Did he cave to the oil industry?

Decision could hinder Canada’s goal to curb greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030. No 1941 Posted by fw, April 24, 2017 “The Liberal government’s decision to delay its … Continue reading

April 24, 2017

Be wary of hype, Canadian cleantech companies not yet at a scale where they can be profitable

Although the industry produced $6.7 billion in export revenue in 2015, global market share fell 12% over 8-year span. No 1940 Posted by fw, April 21, 2017 ***** As far as … Continue reading

April 21, 2017

Trudeau’s pipe dream to ship carbon worldwide is a disaster for the planet, says Bill McKibben

“Trump’s a creep, a danger, unpleasant to look at, but at least he’s not a stunning hypocrite.” No 1936 Posted by fw, April 18, 2017 “Trudeau says all the right things, … Continue reading

April 18, 2017

“There was no Syrian chemical weapons attack”, claims ex-U.S. intelligence officials in memo to Trump

But has Guardian article delivered a crushing blow to ex-U.S. intelligence officials’ claim? No 1930 Posted by fw, April 11, 2017 “Our U.S. Army contacts in the area have told us … Continue reading

April 11, 2017

WOW! A showcase of Quebec’s “Social Economy”, which now accounts for 8-10 percent of its GDP

The goal of social ownership is “a sustainable, democratic economy with a market—instead of a market economy.” No 1920 Posted by fw, March 27, 2017 “Welcome to everyday life in Quebec, … Continue reading

March 27, 2017

Keystone XL: Trump approves permit, but fight far from over, says defiant Bill McKibben

Sign the petition today to tell Trudeau to reject Trump’s climate denial. No 1918 Posted by fw, March 24, 2017 “Prime Minister Trudeau has said that “only communities can grant permission” … Continue reading

March 24, 2017

Youth-run business delivers more than healthy snacks to schools in West Philadelphia

“By designing and developing a sustainable food system, youth take ownership, learn, and build community.” No 1913 Posted by fw, March 17, 2017 “Youth-powered Rebel Ventures is a nonprofit social enterprise … Continue reading

March 17, 2017

The Transition Movement: building alternative, resilient communities from the bottom up, worldwide

Transitioners are warm, open-hearted, welcoming, tolerant, caring, generous, with a positive vision of the future. No 1911 Posted by fw, March 15, 2017 “Transition communities are re-imagining and re-designing the vital … Continue reading

March 15, 2017

Tell Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to say NO to Kinder Morgan

U.S.-based Kinder Morgan is asking Canadian funders to invest money in its Trans Mountain pipeline to increase capacity to 890,000 barrels a day. No 1900 Posted by fw, February 24, 2017 … Continue reading

February 24, 2017

Canadian mining company invokes CETA provision to sue Romanians, demanding payment for lost profits

Lawsuit’s huge compensation award could itself become Gabriel Resources’ true goldmine. No 1896 Posted by fw, February 20, 2017 “In the end, trade deals are not about Europeans agreeing with Americans, Canadians or … Continue reading

February 20, 2017