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

Despite repeated warnings, we’re in denial of imminent environmental collapse, warns Bill Rees

It’s not as if we don’t have policy options – Rees points the finger of blame at politicians. No 2354 Posted by fw, August 17, 2018 “Curious thing about H. sapiens is … Continue reading

August 17, 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

Ottawa must act NOW to make DEEP CUTS to GHG emissions

More to the point, Canadians must insist that politicians represent interests of citizens rather than corporations. No 2352 Posted by fw, August 15, 2018 “In the midst of worldwide record … Continue reading

August 15, 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

We’re on an inevitable and inescapable train ride to doomsday, driven by the climate crisis, says prof.

“Societies will experience disruptions to their basic functioning within less than ten years due to climate stress,” claims Dr. Jem Bendell. No 2348 Posted by fw, August 10, 2018 “The … Continue reading

August 10, 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

“Homo ‘sapiens’ is at an advanced stage of destroying the habitability of planet Earth,” claims new study

A team of 17 climate and environmental scientists issue a “stern warning” to humanity. No 2346 Posted by fw, August 7, 2018 “We explore the risk that self-reinforcing feedbacks could … Continue reading

August 7, 2018

Capitalism’s economic growth imperative significantly worsens the existential threat of climate change

Can economic growth end soon enough to prevent climate’s coming threat to civilization? No 2345 Posted by fw, August 6, 2018 “Dr. Richard Nolthenius is a climate scientist that I … Continue reading

August 6, 2018

How Money can shape and control your life – If you let it

Documentary film reveals how Money is crucial to our wellbeing – Watch this overlooked gem here. No 2344 Posted by fw, August 5, 2018 “An optimistic film steeped in appreciation … Continue reading

August 5, 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

Trump mocked in latest song “I’m a very stable genius” by comedian singer Randy Rainbow – VIDEO

“The Trump resistance has become sing-a-long-able,” writes a Guardian reporter. No 2342 Posted by fw, July 31 2018 Set to the music of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “I Am The Very … Continue reading

July 31, 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

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

David Suzuki’s blunt warning about the consequences of global warming

Stalling solutions and continuing fossil fuel addiction will only make the inevitable that much worse. No 2336 Posted by fw, July 19, 2018 “Over the past few months, heat records have … Continue reading

July 19, 2018