Citizen Action Monitor

Our morally bankrupt civilization is chasing dead ends in reaction to climate change and energy use

We have failed to acknowledge economic and population growth as primary drivers of emissions, and the unrestrained consumption of natural systems that support all life. — No 2807 by fw, … Continue reading

December 14, 2021

If public reaction to worsening climate change is anything like our reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic…

… there is no way the majority will ever put up with the level of sacrifice required to even slow climate change, much less reverse it. — No 2686 Posted … Continue reading

November 24, 2020

“Diva of Doom” asks why climate scientists aren’t telling us how bad the prognosis really is

The truth is — “CATACLYSMIC CLIMATE CHANGE IS ALREADY BAKED IN THE CAKE!” No 2487 Posted by fw, July 5, 2019 “Reason #3.  Societal consequences are not in their purview.  They know … Continue reading

July 5, 2019

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

How do we navigate a world in which words, stories, images, and audios become increasingly suspect?

Can we break through the fakery to finally arrive at an agreement of what to do about the climate crisis that imperils us? No 2356 Posted by fw, August 20, … Continue reading

August 20, 2018

Our chances of avoiding climate crisis are slim to none, says leading climate scientist

Kevin Anderson explains why wealthy countries must be carbon free by 2035 or many people will die. No 1980 Posted by fw, June 11, 2017 “What we see is the carbon … Continue reading

June 11, 2017

Climate change promises are in shreds as apathy, duplicity and greed hold sway

Saving Our Planet is not terribly important for men of power – the politicians and corporations. No 1872 Posted by fw, January 17, 2017 “Global climate change is the greatest crisis … Continue reading

January 17, 2017

Deadly combination — By 2040 fossil fuels provide 80% of global energy, global economy 40% larger

Talking about what we’ll do about climate change by some future date is delusional, we need to take urgent action on all fronts right now, says US prof. No 1751 … Continue reading

August 16, 2016

Scientific community is self-censoring research to conform to views of vested interests

As a result, unsupported assertions contend that economic growth and emission cuts are compatible. No 1481 Posted by fw, October 17, 2015 “[There is an] endemic bias prevalent amongst many … Continue reading

October 17, 2015

Towards a more economically secure, ecologically stable, and socially equitable future

Canadian ecologist William Rees details the essentials of a Global Survival Plan No 1318 Posted by fw, April 24, 2015 “We are engaged in a genuine paradigm shift—the abandonment of … Continue reading

April 24, 2015

Climate change — “The future is almost beyond what we can imagine”

“We must make the impossible possible,” says Kevin Anderson No 1210 Posted by fw, December 12, 2014 “Admittedly, all of this may seem very bleak. But it is imperative not … Continue reading

December 12, 2014

Professor William Rees offers a whole new approach to sustainability planning: Part 5 of 5

Part 5 – Rees gifts us a new way forward, but in his Epilogue he doesn’t seem to hold out much hope for our survival — “We are our own … Continue reading

June 21, 2014

Climate scientists turn up the volume with all-out WAKE UP blitz

“What We Know” initiative designed to cut through the disinformation campaign on climate change No 1014 Posted by fw, March 20, 2014 “Worried that Americans specifically—despite all available evidence, repeated … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Animated video highlights UK government’s three lies about carbon emissions

Three sins of factual omission – government is NOT cutting emissions, government is NOT doing everything it can, and consuming more DOES NOT make us happier No 723 Posted by … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Many of US public have poor understanding of climate science. How come?

Proportion of US public and policymakers who reject the science has grown. No 468 Posted by fw, May 3, 2012 “Climate researchers know that the case for human-induced climate change … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Political leaders have biggest influence on level of public concern about climate change, US study

Public belief that climate change was a threat peaked in 2006-2007 when politicians in Congress showed the most agreement on the issue. No 414 Posted by fw February 19, 2012 … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Counterpower” by Tim Gee – Pt 7: How governments thwart action on climate change

No 385 Posted by fw, January 10, 2012 Chapter 3 of Tim Gee’s book, Counterpower: Making Change Happen, examines the tactics governments have used to thwart Counterpower movements. In his … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Climate scientists warn Earth is in “imminent peril.” So, why the public apathy?

No 172 Posted by fw, May 10, 2011 In her 2008 paper, Atmospheric Trust Litigation, (University of Oregon), Law Professor Mary C. Wood reflected on the dire warnings of “imminent peril” … Continue reading

May 10, 2011 · Leave a comment