Citizen Action Monitor

On the climate change front, the climate science news out of Washington just keeps getting worse

Only way to resolve the crisis is “by dramatically curbing our use of fossil fuels,” says new report mandated by Congress. No 2109 Posted by fw, November 28, 2017 “You … Continue reading

November 28, 2017

Long-term climate targets are meaningless — “The 2°C target is largely out the window”

We must aim to peak and then reduce emissions as soon and as fast as we can, says Dr. Aaron Thierry. No 1971 Posted by fw, June 3, 2017 “…if we … Continue reading

June 3, 2017

Time may not be on our side, but can we find ways to buy time? – Two UK climate scientists discuss

Most of the quick fix models presented to policymakers falsely assume they can work at a very large scale. No 1959 Posted by fw, May 17, 2017 “But you’re saying we’re … Continue reading

May 17, 2017

Time is not on our side – Two eminent UK scientists discuss the facts about climate change

Bottom line – We must rapidly reduce our energy demand, but politicians are “running very scared” of the implications.” No 1958 Posted by fw, May 16, 2017 “I think there’s a … Continue reading

May 16, 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

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

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

All the proof you need that human activity causes global warming, packaged in a 5-minute video

Four scientific proofs, presented in text and graphs, supplement the video No 1454 Posted by fw, September 20, 2015 “The proof that man-made CO2 is causing global warming is like the chain … Continue reading

September 20, 2015

GAME CHANGER – CO2 emissions must ramp down to zero immediately

“We have already surpassed the cumulative emission limit” No 1321 Posted by fw, April 28, 2015 “In the lead up to the forthcoming Paris talks, policy makers through their willful … Continue reading

April 28, 2015

Put a high price on carbon emissions now before it is too late, says international team of climate scientists

Growing risks of triggering climate tipping points can’t be ignored any longer No 1300 Posted by fw, April 4, 2015 “ ‘We are calling on policy-makers to respond to the … Continue reading

April 4, 2015

Climate change debate with deniers going nowhere

It’s time for climate scientists to wise up and move on No 1252 Posted by fw, February 5, 2015 “In many ways, we seem to be learning to use different … Continue reading

February 5, 2015

Game Changer — 99 percent of Alberta’s tar sands oil must stay buried to avert perilous warming, says new study

Globally, 82 percent of fossil fuels must remain underground This is the first study to pinpoint, worldwide, exactly where these oil, gas, and coal reserves are located No 1225 Posted … Continue reading

January 9, 2015

Dr James Hansen advances an action plan that assures “real progress on climate”

Stabilizing the climate will be a formidable challenge, but it’s not mission impossible No 1219 Posted by fw, December 29, 2014 “The present downturn of fossil fuel costs is a … Continue reading

December 29, 2014

Who you gonna trust? Same science, widely different interpretations from competing factions

Choose wisely. Your life may depend on it No 1209 Posted by fw, December 11, 2014 “I would argue that the 2°C target is underpinned by what may be termed … Continue reading

December 11, 2014

Calls for radical emissions cuts may be popular but they’re not powerful enough says Naomi Klein

Klein lambasted mainstream environmentalists of 1980s for not taking on dominant pro-market ideology No 950 Posted by fw, January 9, 2014 “Klein used her keynote address to the [Radical Emissions … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Conservative government’s war on science – This is a government beholden to big oil

Legacy of devastation documented by science librarian No 758 Posted by fw, May 29, 2013 Science librarian John Dupuis has assembled “a chronology of all the various cuts, insults, muzzlings … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Government’s climate policy firmly based on latest scientific evidence” — UK Energy and Climate Secretary

UK Minister takes dead aim at climate skeptics in speech to Royal Society No 680 Posted by fw, February 19, 2013 “It is fair to say that trust in politicians … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Everything you need to know about the latest climate science findings but were afraid to ask

“We must pay any price or bear any burden to stop catastrophic climate change.” —Joe Romm No 594 Posted by fw October 16, 2012 Thanks to Joe Romm, expert editor … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Canadian parliament debates climate change policies: Absolute insanity on two fronts

“The ultimate irony” — MP Elizabeth May on the climate debate in the House. But it’s actually worse than ironical — it’s insane. No 575 Posted by fw September 23, … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · Leave a comment