Citizen Action Monitor

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

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

Gideon Levy lifts the veil on the ugly Israeli, in his searing speech to the National Press Club (Transcript included)

Those who think that if you support Israelis blindly you are a friend. No, those are not friends, those are enemies. No 2178 Posted by fw, March 9 / Updated … Continue reading

March 9, 2018

Two thumbs way up for 350.org’s Katie and Daniel, kicked out of the House of Commons

They interrupted the PM, calling on him to “show the science” on Kinder Morgan pipeline. No 2171 Posted by fw, March 1, 2018 “Today [Feb. 28], my friend Daniel and … Continue reading

March 1, 2018

WOW! Months after citizen’s angry Town Hall outburst over healthcare, video still captures attention

Articulate New Jersey husband, father blasts GOP Congressman — “Just sit on down. You’re done!” No 2103 Posted by fw, November 20, 2017 “I’m not done yet! I’ve got the … Continue reading

November 20, 2017

We appear to be committed to collapse, because we’re already in it – Paul Kingsnorth, Dark Mountain

At the moment we’re in this momentum which we are powerless to stop — and we don’t know how.” No 2017 Posted by fw, July 27, 2017 “And I was … Continue reading

July 27, 2017

“Prosperity Without Growth?” – Tim Jackson on how a report started a conversation whose time had come

Why Number 10 Downing Street ironically “went ballistic” when the report landed on the PM’s desk. No 2010 Posted by fw, July 18, 2017 To access all other synopses from … Continue reading

July 18, 2017

Carlin strikes again: “America is one big lie and you are a fool for believing in it.” VIDEO

“Bullshit is the glue that binds us as a nation.” No 1995 Posted by fw, June 29, 2017 CAUTION: This video may offend some people. George Carlin is famously known for … Continue reading

June 29, 2017

How to talk about climate change at a party – Or maybe not

“Reality is uninhabited by humans. You are going to be very lonely in Reality.” – Anonymous comment. No 1939 Posted by fw, April 20, 2017 “This is a real conversation that … Continue reading

April 20, 2017

A tweet about America’s duplicitous Liar-in-Chief stirs remembrance of things past for Rob Hopkins

“Good can overcome ignorance, spite and hate” – Rob’s touching story bears witness to a truth Trump will never know. No 1882 Posted by fw, January 30, 2017 “I want to … Continue reading

January 30, 2017

The ghastly reality of America

“Another lonely man dies of exposure while the world around him shops.” No 1865 Posted by fw, January 9, 2017 “The man died like a baby alone, the cradle of his … Continue reading

January 9, 2017

There is a “trust deficit” that blocks communication about the danger of climate change

“It is not enough to tell people how things stand: we need to generate trust.” – Ugo Bardi tells a story to make his point. No 1842 Posted by fw, December … Continue reading

December 7, 2016