Citizen Action Monitor

Humanity’s climate predicament – Most of us don’t know what we don’t know

Can Rob Mielcarski, schooled in the laws of thermodynamics and other physics stuff, help us to open our minds to what we don’t know? No 2436 Posted by fw, February … Continue reading

February 18, 2019

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

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

What’s good for the environment is likely to be bad for the economy – Nate Hagens (34)

Conversely, what’s good for the economy is likely to be bad for the environment. No 2317 Posted by fw, June 26, 2018 To access links to all other posts in … Continue reading

June 26, 2018

To avert dangerous global climate change, we must downscale economies of rich nations 4-6% per year

Costa Rica proves its high level of wellbeing, minimal ecological impact, has little to do with GDP growth. No 2093 Posted by fw, November 08, 2017 “In the coming decades, … Continue reading

November 8, 2017

“Reducing greenhouse gas emissions should take precedence over economic growth,” says David Suzuki

Despite adoption of energy-efficient, low carbon sources, economic growth will likely cancel out these advances. No 2052 Posted by fw, September 14, 2017 “The Pan-Canadian Framework marks the first time Canada’s first … Continue reading

September 14, 2017

Who to blame for a drowned Houston and a drenched Windsor?

There’s more than enough blame to go around. — My letter to the editor of the Windsor Star. No 2043 Posted by fw, August 30, 2017 Today I sent a … Continue reading

August 30, 2017

The environmental movement failed because of our addiction to economic growth

We must either conquer this addition or face the failure of civilization, says Richard Heinberg No 2036 Posted by fw, August 21, 2017 ***** “We will grow our economy while … Continue reading

August 21, 2017

Charmers Trudeau and Notley can’t spin the math of climate change, says Bill McKibben

They keep trying out new brands of spin to justify continued expansion of pipelines and oil sands production. No 1792 Posted by fw, October 4, 2016 “We’ve already built as much … Continue reading

October 4, 2016

Is climate movement in denial? — Renewables cannot sustain our Western growth-based consumer lifestyles

Alternative growth in the South requires degrowth in the North No 1351 Posted by fw, May 30, 2015 “To be able to successfully develop a different type of growth, the … Continue reading

May 30, 2015

Canadians want political action on carbon pollution, a say in energy decision-making, and more – New Poll

Protecting the climate more important than pipelines and tarsands, say 61% of Canadians No 1304 Posted by fw, April 9, 2015 “Canadians are looking for political leadership. We will bring … Continue reading

April 9, 2015

Is it true that no one wants to halt economic growth in order to reduce carbon emissions?

If it is true, who specifically wants economic growth to continue and why? No 1294 Posted by fw, March 30, 2015 “Six years of pedal-to-the-metal monetary policy and government deficit … Continue reading

March 30, 2015

Be wary of financial analysts peddling reduced climate risk compatible with economic growth

Market-based economic solutions are not helpful in dealing with violent climate change No 1206 Posted by fw, December 9, 2014 “As it stands, it is difficult not to conclude that … Continue reading

December 9, 2014

Critics rip flawed plan promising win-win low-carbon growth economy with reduced climate risk — Pt 3: Rebuttal

In a devastating critical analysis, economics prof exposes gaping holes in biased New Climate Economy Report No 1164 Posted by fw, October 10, 2014 “So what is the real concern … Continue reading

October 10, 2014

Critics rip flawed plan promising win-win low-carbon growth economy with reduced climate risk: – Pt 2: Rebuttal

“A green-painted version of business as usual won’t cut it,” scoffs Sam Bliss of Grist No 1163 Posted by fw, October 9, 2014 “…thanks to the misunderstanding of a few wishful thinkers … Continue reading

October 9, 2014

Critics rip flawed plan promising win-win low-carbon growth economy with reduced climate risk – Pt 1: The Plan

Elites with vested interests in economic growth deliver New Climate Economy Report with 10-point Global Action Plan No 1162 Posted by fw, October 9, 2014 This post has 3 sections: … Continue reading

October 9, 2014