Citizen Action Monitor

Hagens’ eighth Intervention and Wild Idea: “A Cultural Triage” Meet the future halfway — COMPROMISE

The future is going to require a lot of really tough choices – What to save and maintain and what to discard and dump. Be creative. Get started. — No … Continue reading

June 22, 2021

Climate change wake-up call? Record floods sweep much of Canada

Why Ottawa’s “climate adaptation” approach is likely to fail to meet a safe global warming target. No 1953 Posted by fw, May 8, 2017 “Montreal was the latest to declare a … Continue reading

May 8, 2017

Following costly flash floods, Toronto’s new “Resilient City” report prepares city for extreme climate change

Must it take death and damages in the billions to get leaders’ attention and action on climate change? No 1086 Posted by fw, July 1, 2014 “The bad news is … Continue reading

July 1, 2014

Prepare for much more extreme weather warns Ontario regional task force

Municipalities urged to rapidly reduce emissions No 1057 Posted by fw, May 22, 2014 “Between last decade and the 2040s, the projections show a 50 percent increase in the maximum rainfall in … Continue reading

May 22, 2014

By now, it should be clear that governments, media, and most businesses don’t intend to avert climate catastrophes

“When people say we should adapt to climate change, do they have any idea what that means?” asks George Monbiot No 1025 Posted by fw, April 3, 2014 “When our … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Emission reductions in Ontario municipalities offset on national level by increases in Alberta tar sands

Ontario university prof develops new tool to help municipalities identify future climate risks No 897 Posted by fw, October 29, 2013 “ ‘Municipalities are not locations where major mitigation measures … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

US releases monster 1193-page “Draft Climate Assessment Report”

Report reveals “the full horror of what’s happening on our planet” – Guardian Editorial No 650 Posted by fw, January 14, 2013 The US National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee’s … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Three new planning tools to help communities develop climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies

No 610 Posted by fw, November 13, 2012 New Climate Change Planning Resources For Local Governments by, Alexis Saba, Legal Fellow, Climate Law Blog, October 10, 2012 Three new resources are … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? By Prof Wm Rees: Pt 1/13 Summary

No 18 Posted by fw, June 13, 2010 On April 15, 2010, UBC Professor William Rees asked a gathering of the Vancouver Branch of the World Federalists this provocative question: … Continue reading

June 13, 2010 · Leave a comment