Citizen Action Monitor

Climate scientist Jim Hansen highlights selected global impacts of climate change

Yet to come is the danger of locking in sea level rise of 6 to 9 meters within decades, not centuries. No 1964 Posted by fw, May 25, 2017 “In the … Continue reading

May 25, 2017

“We old people are leaving you a frigging mess”, with a climate almost out of control – Jim Hansen

“Young people need to not only understand the problem, they need to understand realistic solutions.” No 1962 Posted by fw, May 22, 2017 “I’m glad to see our young people in … Continue reading

May 22, 2017

The World at 1℃ — taking stock of the climate crisis

As the crisis worsens, a much-needed sense of urgency in privileged rich nations may come too late. No 1955 Posted by fw, May 12, 2017 “For many of us, the facts … Continue reading

May 12, 2017

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

Global emissions of greenhouse gases must peak within the next decade to meet Paris targets

Fossil fuels currently provide about 90 percent of global energy, by 2100 they must supply less than 25 percent. No 1942 Posted by fw, April 24, 2017 “The Paris Agreement… was … Continue reading

April 24, 2017

Al Gore is back with “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”

Guardian review says it ends “with a sort of forced positivity” – Watch the official trailer here. No 1937 Posted by fw, April 19, 2017 “An Inconvenient Sequel is more a … Continue reading

April 19, 2017

“Global warming a Chinese hoax,” tweeted America’s Denier-in-Chief

A survey of evidence reveals devastating climate change impacts worldwide, evidence that Trump wilfully ignores. No 1890 Posted by fw, February 10, 2017 “2016 was a dark year for anyone paying … Continue reading

February 10, 2017

Apocalyptic threat of climate change — Is it game over for the planet?

UK media watchdog urges public backlash against state-corporate economic growth that is killing the planet. No 1883 Posted by fw, January 31, 2017 “And so while political ‘leaders’ refuse to change … Continue reading

January 31, 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

Even with emission cuts, increasing CO2 concentrations will shatter 450ppm warning limit by early 2030s

Harsh evidence leads to one conclusion – There is no carbon budget left to reduce the speed of emissions’ mitigation. No 1861 Posted by fw, January 2, 2017 “The irresistible inertial … Continue reading

January 2, 2017

Facing planet-wrecking 5.9 degrees Celsius global warming by 2100, Trudeau approves Kinder Morgan

It’s inconceivable Trudeau doesn’t know that increasing production of tar sands oil will wreck the planet No 1839 Posted by fw, December 4, 2016 “As Greenpeace said, ‘There are no good … Continue reading

December 4, 2016

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

Trudeau preaches globalization, trade, economic growth at G20, a sure-fire neoliberal recipe for disaster

“So long as making more money is the goal of our economic system, capitalist destruction will continue”, counters Canadian ecosocialist. No 1765 Posted by fw, September 4, 2016 “In his first … Continue reading

September 4, 2016

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

Tens of thousands join Break Free actions targeting world’s most dangerous fossil fuel sites

Cheers all around! But, is anyone assessing the effectiveness of this unprecedented campaign? No 1674 Posted by fw, May 16, 2016 “Tens of thousands of activists took to the streets, occupied … Continue reading

May 16, 2016

Will PM Trudeau’s and BC premier Clark’s energy policies put us all at grave risk of climate change impacts?

Harvard prof thinks so – Naomi Oreskes called their positions dangerously “wishful thinking.” No 1635 Posted by fw, April 7, 2016 “Trudeau raised eyebrows when he told a Vancouver sustainable business … Continue reading

April 7, 2016

“All hell will break loose” — Bleak vision of planet’s future predicted by climate scientist James Hansen

“…the study predicts a much more accelerated rate of sea level rise of several meters, beyond that which humanity is capable of adapting to.” No 1622 Posted by fw, March 24, … Continue reading

March 24, 2016

World on course for more than 3°C of warming, warns terrifying fact check of Paris climate deal

Paris deal gives impression global warming is being addressed — In fact, measures fall far short to avoid runaway climate change. No 1616 Posted by fw, March 18, 2016 “Like the … Continue reading

March 18, 2016

“tell them what it’s like to see the entire ocean level with the land”

“tell them we are afraid … we are nothing without our islands” No 1526 Posted by fw, December 2, 2015 “I am definitely a supporter of the divestment movement. I … Continue reading

December 2, 2015