Citizen Action Monitor

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

Sustaining economic growth now means more potentially catastrophic global climate change later

And if we don’t quickly transition from carbon based fuels, we’re looking at a 4°C to 9°C temperature rise within the lifetimes of those born today. No 2382 Posted by … Continue reading

October 13, 2018

Long-run global economic growth requires continual energy consumption for its sustenance

The problem with accelerating economic growth over time is that CO2 emissions, spiked by climate change, also accelerate, releasing negative feedbacks on economic growth. Round we go in a vicious cycle. … Continue reading

October 12, 2018

Tim Garrett explains why civilization is caught in a double-bind, ending with its collapse this century

Perhaps there is a way out but it will not be by way of increasing energy efficiency. Quite the opposite. No 2380 Posted by fw, October 11, 2018 NOTE — … Continue reading

October 11, 2018

No chance of slowing global CO2 levels without incurring collapse of global economy, says Tim Garrett

Yet Canada’s PM Trudeau insists we can grow the economy and protect the environment. Is he wrong? No 2379 Posted by fw, October 10, 2018 NOTE — To access my … Continue reading

October 10, 2018

A fellow physicist finds Tim Garrett’s discoveries “surprising”, “impressive”, “insightful”, and “fascinating”

Garrett’s thesis is “elegant”, his hypothesis testable, and it succeeds! Alas, his work has been misunderstood by many. No 2378 Posted by fw, October 3, 2018 NOTE — To access … Continue reading

October 3, 2018

To alter the climate would demand action by a majority of the world’s population

Prof. questions whether humanity can summon the will to voluntarily induce civilization “decay” in the face of daunting obstacles. No 2377 Posted by fw, October 2, 2018 NOTE — To … Continue reading

October 2, 2018

It’s inevitable civilization will collapse — The more important question is What will this collapse look like?

Since things are already happening rapidly, we are talking about timescales of the next few decades. No 2376 Posted by fw, September 30, 2018 NOTE — To access my other … Continue reading

September 30, 2018

“For CO2 to decline, the global economy will have to collapse” – An explanation for ordinary folks

“It’s hard to imagine how civilization CANNOT be in dire straights during this century,” says physicist Tim Garrett. No 2375 Posted by fw, September 23, 2018 NOTE — To access … Continue reading

September 23, 2018

Despite his dire future prospects for humanity, in 2010 physicist Tim Garrett was taking things in stride

“We’re along for the ride. And we will see what happens. In the meantime, I guess we’re here to enjoy life while we can.” No 2374 Posted by fw, September … Continue reading

September 20, 2018

NO WAY OUT: Civilization caught in a double-bind between global collapse and CO2 levels of 1200 ppm

Absent collapsing the economy, with GDP at zero, emissions can be stabilized only by building the equivalent of one nuke plant per day globally. No 2373 Posted by fw, September … Continue reading

September 18, 2018

ALARMING — Only global economic collapse can stabilize rising CO2 emissions, says atmospheric scientist

Equally alarming – Conserving energy spurs economic growth and more energy use. Is global warming unstoppable? No 2372 Posted by fw, September 16, 2018 NOTE — To access my other … Continue reading

September 16, 2018

Atmospheric scientist makes decisive case why renewables will NOT be our salvation

Tim Garrett sees two “really important” problems with a move into renewables. No 2370 Posted by fw, September 9, 2018 NOTE — To access my other posts related to Dr. … Continue reading

September 9, 2018

How ignorance of the physics of climate science could compromise our very survival

Mainstream media and online environmental sources rarely explain the complicated science of climate change — They keep things simple. No 2369 Posted by fw, September 7, 2018 “It would be … Continue reading

September 7, 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 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

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

“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