Citizen Action Monitor

Physics tells us that the era of past growth is a temporary phase, not an enduring, sustainable “new normal.”

Our presumption that we are clever enough to avoid the consequences of our violations of natural law will be our undoing. — No 2725 Posted by fw, April 30, 2021 … Continue reading

April 30, 2021

COLLAPSE BY 2050? — By the year 2050, humanity will experience a self-inflicted global collapse

Inevitably, Earth’s remaining, globally available, nonrenewable natural resources will be insufficient to support our industrial existence, claims Chris Clugston. – Inevitably, Earth’s remaining, globally available, nonrenewable natural resources will be … Continue reading

April 22, 2021

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

Our civilization is hell-bent on destroying itself, warns UK Global Systems prof

Dr. James Dyke proposes an escape plan from the terrifying prison humans have created over many generations, but … No 2483 Posted by fw, June 23, 2019 It was the … Continue reading

June 23, 2019

Economic mobilization can deliver a victory over the climate crisis, says sustainability expert

Paul Gilding is confident his approach to planning an economic mobilization can eliminate net CO2 emissions by 2030. No 2371 Posted by fw, September 14, 2018 “People engaged in the … Continue reading

September 14, 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

Paris’ new eco-village a model of a low-carbon community for other cities to emulate

Layout encourages walking, mass transit, limited space for cars, resulting in improved air quality. No 2224 Posted by fw, May 28, 2018 “Every so often an environmentally friendly building gives … Continue reading

May 28, 2018

“Does sustainable investment increase or diminish growth?” asks Tim Jackson

But does his burst of “economese” muddy the waters of Jackson’s answer? No 2117 Posted by fw, December 8, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without Growth, click … Continue reading

December 8, 2017

It’s past time for us to shift away from consumer desires towards “an alternative hedonism”

An alternative hedonism leading to a more ecologically sustainable, satisfying, happier life. No 2089 Posted by fw, November 3, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without Growth, click … Continue reading

November 3, 2017

47 years of work on sustainability and “We’re worse off now,” says Jorgen Randers

“What went wrong?” asks this Norwegian professor of climate strategy. No 2051 Posted by fw, September 14, 2017 “Jorgen Randers’ speech at the Summer School at the Club of Rome … Continue reading

September 14, 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

Prof Bill Rees is back, advocating planned de-growth toward a quasi steady state economy

“Perversely, the world community prescribes still greater material growth as the only feasible solution!” No 2009 Posted by fw, July 17, 2017 “Humans have a virtually unlimited capacity for self-delusion, … Continue reading

July 17, 2017

“We have to design our economies to live within ecological limits and resource constraints” – Tim Jackson

“Start with the idea of what prosperity is and then ask questions about what kind of economy you need to get there.” No 2007 Posted by fw, July 15, 2017 … Continue reading

July 15, 2017

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

Endless economic growth endangers our future

Celebrated ecological economist Tim Jackson talks about the need to envision a post-growth economy. No 1999 Posted by fw, July 5, 2017 “When the UK Sustainable Development Commission, on which I served, … Continue reading

July 5, 2017

We are consuming ourselves to death under the banner of limitless economic growth

Rethinking economic growth in an age of environmental limits to growth cannot be avoided — Will change be by design or disaster? No 1938 Posted by fw, April 19, 2017 “What … Continue reading

April 19, 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

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

What a post growth economy might look like

The challenge we face is that our existing institutions are so busy pursuing growth that they’re not thinking of alternatives. No 1695 Posted by fw, June 7, 2016 “I think the … Continue reading

June 7, 2016