Citizen Action Monitor

The Delta variant is a “Frankenstein”, not one we can learn to live with, because it’s constantly evolving

Delta “is almost like a whole new COVID virus,” its “multiple spike protein mutations allow it to enter the body’s cells with greater ease and evade the body’s immune system.” … Continue reading

August 18, 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

CONTEMPLATING HUMAN EXTINCTION! — COVID-19 pandemic’s worst case scenario

Will humans heed or ignore the call for a precautionary approach to worldwide travel? Continue reading… No 2767 by fw, August 16, 2021 — “The vaccine requirement for entry into … Continue reading

August 16, 2021

Government and corporate elites get away with “reckless homicide” – They’re “Above the Law”

Ralph Nader cites evidence of escape from criminal prosecution by the likes of Trump, George W. Bush, Florida Governor DeSantis, Texas Governor Abbot, Purdue Pharma and Sackler Family, and Boeing. … Continue reading

August 14, 2021

MUST READ! — “To Save Ourselves, We’ll Need This Very Different Economy” asserts William Rees

We’re in “ecological overshoot” — Way too many people are using way too much energy and material resources and dumping too much waste. — No 2765 by fw, August 11, … Continue reading

August 11, 2021

Energy expert Richard Heinberg answers 13 questions about renewable energy asked by 15-year-old student

You might be surprised by some of his answers: Here’s a chance to test your own understanding of renewable energy. — No 2764 by fw, August 9, 2021  Here’s a … Continue reading

August 9, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines are not proving to be as effective as expected: Gail Tverberg explains why

“Current vaccines have been badly oversold. They can be expected to make the mutation problem worse, and they don’t stop the spread of variants.” — No 2763 by fw, August … Continue reading

August 6, 2021

Accounts of fascist homicidal violence presented at Hearing of House Select Committee on January 6 riot

No display of seriousness and passion from Committee’s Democrats, while Republicans exhibited fascist tendencies for their Fuhrer. — No 2762 by fw, July 30, 2021 — Here is my summary of … Continue reading

July 30, 2021

U.S. (likely) headed for “Violent Future”, concludes respected author, Richard Heinberg

Heinberg bases his diagnosis on evidence from past and current academic studies and recent events that heighten fear of coming “civil violence” No 2761 by fw, July 29, 2021 “A … Continue reading

July 29, 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

The prolific, inimitable Nate Hagens strikes again: This time with a new book on the human predicament

“This will be the century which tests the human potential for mediocrity against the human potential for greatness.” — No 2759 by fw, July 25, 2021 — … “Earth’s currently … Continue reading

July 25, 2021

In an imaginary interview, Ralph Nader ridicules Rocketman Jeff Bezos

After his 10 minute, 66 mile zoom above Earth, Bezos agreed to interviews with salivating reporters: Greg Galaxy got the nod. — No 2758 by fw, July 24, 2021 — … Continue reading

July 24, 2021

Myth #22: Nate Hagens discredits claim “We Can Always Get More Resources If We Have More Money”

“We can create money, but we cannot create energy, only extract what exists — FASTER.” No 2757 by fw, July 5, 2021 — “We can create money, but we cannot … Continue reading

July 5, 2021

Myth #14 : Nate Hagens unveils evidence that upends the presumption “Technology Will Solve It”

“When technology is combined with a growth imperative in the financial markets, there is no way to shrink energy use.” — No 2756 by fw, July 4, 2021 — “Okay. … Continue reading

July 4, 2021

Myth #11: Nate Hagens challenges the accepted belief that “Climate Change is the Core Problem”

“From a systems perspective, a more complex story emerges.” — No 2755 by fw, July 3, 2021 — “First, if a hypothetical, benevolent alien scientist were to look down on … Continue reading

July 3, 2021

Myth #19: Nate Hagens dismisses the insistence we can achieve Net Zero!! (by 2050 or any date)

“When people use the term “Net Zero” it’s mostly shorthand for maintaining economic growth while doing some magical technological salvation in the future.” — No 2754 by fw, July 2, … Continue reading

July 2, 2021

Myth #21: Nate Hagens rebuts claims that “Renewable energy can power THIS civilization”

“The popular myth is that we can somehow swap out the dirty energy with clean energy technology while also continuing to consume at today’s income and GDP levels.” — No … Continue reading

June 30, 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

Hagens’ fourteenth Intervention and Wild Idea: “4-Minute Women” to grow the voices and WISDOM of women

Start with 4-minute speeches by women scientists on the core topics in this video, but branch out to grow the voices, ideas and WISDOM of women. — No 2751 Posted … Continue reading

June 27, 2021