Citizen Action Monitor

Group of 28 academics ask PM Trudeau if he understands the climate crisis. No reply after 9 weeks.

Their written concerns are framed in the context of Trudeau’s misinformed public statements. No 2016 Posted by fw, July 26, 2017 “We are now facing the profound consequences of overexpansion … Continue reading

July 26, 2017

David Suzuki faults politicians and political system for failures of environmental movement

Holds out hope Blue Dot Movement will put “right to healthy environment” in charter of rights and freedoms No 2004 Posted by fw, July 10, 2017 “Politics, of course, is … Continue reading

July 10, 2017

Alarmingly, the amount of CO2 that remains in the atmosphere is rising faster than ever

Paradoxically, the amount of CO2 humans are putting out annually appears to have stopped rising. What’s going on? No 1994 Posted by fw, June 28, 2017 “If the amount of the … Continue reading

June 28, 2017

The President and the Mayor – A tale of mutual denial about sea level rise

Desperation drives people to deny climate change in the hope that denial will pay off in the end. No 1989 Posted by fw, June 22, 2017 “Do you realize the lunacy … Continue reading

June 22, 2017

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 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