Citizen Action Monitor

Reporter’s call for Trudeau to grow the economy ignores threat to humanity’s very survival

My blunt letter to reporter John Ivison, of the National Post, rebukes his tunnel vision. — No 2788 by fw, October 17, 2021— My letter to John Ivison Dear John … Continue reading

October 17, 2021 · 1 Comment

“I say: Goodbye America; you won’t be missed.” Civil rights lawyer, Guy Saperstein, re his move to France

“I’ve become convinced that America is in terminal decline and that the battle for justice and equity is hopeless.” — No 2787 by fw, October 10, 2021— “My wife and … Continue reading

October 10, 2021

US historian struggles to account for Donald Trump’s unprecedented impact on his party and the country

He concludes that it’s changes in America that have changed the nation’s politics and history, making possible the creation of a lying, grifting Trump. — No 2768 by fw, August … Continue reading

August 17, 2021

Breaking through the silence; finally, recognition (of sorts) of the value of Dr. Nate Hagens’ work

Below2°C concedes: Hagens’ video “Earth and Humanity has been posted on the Below2C home page…” — No 2760 by fw, July 27, 2021 For several years, I have been promoting … Continue reading

July 27, 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

Is the National Observer intentionally ignoring reports by/about leading climate scientists?

Why has Observer reporter not responded to my email promoting work of Dr. Nate Hagens? — No 2735 Posted by fw, June 6, 2021 — On May 31, I sent … Continue reading

June 6, 2021

Educator’s disturbing account of life in Johnston, Rhode Island, a town of Trump supporters that likes bullies

“My 12 years in Johnston were a living hell,” declares former public school specialist. — No 2666 Posted by fw, October 3, 2020 — “When the gaping holes in the … Continue reading

October 3, 2020

Thinking of transitioning your home from fossil fuels to renewables? Read this first.

People who look at energy transition solely as a matter of politics and policy have little understanding of what is actually required. No 2633 Posted by fw, June 13, 2020 … Continue reading

June 13, 2020

What it’s like to have COVID-19 – A Seattle woman shares her experience, and the lessons learned

Christy Karras tested positive in early March and is now fully recovered – “You will most likely be fine if you get this.” No 2604 Posted by fw, March 22, … Continue reading

March 22, 2020

350 Canada’s Green New Deal falls far short of its own goal of listening to “the best available science.”

350 Canada appears to have limited its “listening” to a very narrow range of “best available science.”     No 2574 Posted by fw, January 24, 2020 On March 7, 2019, … Continue reading

January 24, 2020

Iranian-Canadian’s article in The Tyee speaks of disappointment with Ottawa’s silence over US attack

Trudeau’s shameful silence signals complicit agreement with a horrendous, dangerous and offensive action. No 2572 Posted by fw, January 17, 2020 “I was 21 when I moved to Canada as … Continue reading

January 17, 2020

We live a time-driven existence, ruled by the speed of our communication technologies

The situation is dire — We’re losing our ability to know who we are and what is important to us. No 2533 Posted by fw, October 22, 2019 In March … Continue reading

October 22, 2019

With the age of cheap oil gone forever, Italians are poorer today than they were 50 years ago

Ugo Bardi tells why he is selling the house his parents built and where he has lived for over 50 years. No 2463 Posted by fw, April 22, 2019 “Let … Continue reading

April 22, 2019

CBC responds to Helga Wintal’s letter of complaint re coverage of Venezuelan crisis

“As I am sure you will anticipate, for the most part I respectfully disagree with your criticisms.” —CBC Executive Producer No 2452 Posted by fw, March 18, 2019 Just to … Continue reading

March 18, 2019

Dimitri Lascaris: Three reasons Trudeau government pushes for regime change in Venezuela

1/ Neoliberal ideology; 2/ Subservience to Washington; 3/ Promote interests of Canada’s mining sector. No 2448 Posted by fw, March 9, 2019 “The legitimacy of President Maduro is still in … Continue reading

March 9, 2019

What shortage? Video tour of giant Caracas supermarket reveals packed shelves, exposing US media lies

“The real problem is hoarding and speculation by the wealthy in Venezuela who are taking advantage of the economic crisis created by the US.” No 2439 Posted by fw, February … Continue reading

February 22, 2019

“It’s a fantasy to believe we can transition completely off fossil fuels in the reasonably near future”

Even the best-case scenarios show us heading for 3°C of warming and far worse by 2100, says Dahr Jamail. No 2422 Posted by fw, January 23, 2019 “My research also … Continue reading

January 23, 2019

In this climate crisis, despair may touch us, but it can’t hold us – Because we love, therefore we hope

We’ve never had a fight quite like this, against an enemy that both opposes us and is us, with no clear hope of winning. No 2412 Posted by fw, January … Continue reading

January 7, 2019

Tim Garrett’s 2006 “aha” moment — How economic currency and energy might be fundamentally linked

“… it was clear that the economy was the root cause of rising CO2 concentrations.” No 2383 Posted by fw, October 14, 2018 NOTE — To access my other posts … Continue reading

October 14, 2018