Citizen Action Monitor

Fossil fuels good, CO2 emissions bad, Exxon sold out, Politicians followed, Renewables too small

Hansen shares more of “the frigging mess” the young are inheriting from boomers behaving badly. No 1965 Posted by fw, May 26, 2017 “In the United States the energy use has … Continue reading

May 26, 2017

Despite 22 UN COP meetings, CO2 is now increasing 60 percent faster than it was at the first COP in 1995

Ignoring the math and physics, PM Trudeau recklessly pushes Canada’s CO2 levels higher. Will it take the judiciary to save us? No 1934 Posted by fw, April 16, 2017 “The primary … Continue reading

April 16, 2017

“The chances of staying to 1.5°C are somewhere between incredibly low and zero” – prof. Kevin Anderson

“If we deliver on the promises that were made in Paris, then we’re talking about 3 to 4°C temperature rise across the century.” No 1829 Posted by fw, November 21, 2016 … Continue reading

November 21, 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

BC Premier Clark’s albatross — LNG project would become Canada’s largest GHG emitter

Would subvert BC efforts to meet its emission reduction targets, and would undermine Canada’s international climate change commitments. No 1686 Posted by fw, May 30. 2016 “A group of international climate … Continue reading

May 30, 2016

CO2 level in atmosphere not just rising, it’s accelerating, methane levels also spiked

“No sign that the planet as a whole has the problem under control,” says senior scientist in climate analysis. No 1685 Posted by fw, May 29. 2016 “‘This isn’t a model. … Continue reading

May 29, 2016

Puzzled about the difference between CO2 emissions and CO2 levels? — You’re not alone

Confusion leads people to a mistaken belief that CO2 levels in the atmosphere can be stabilized if new emissions are flat. No 1649 Posted by fw, April 24, 2016 On March … Continue reading

April 24, 2016

Bill Rees’ Degrowth Vision – Planned descent toward socially just sustainability for all: Part 1

Earth, we have a problem: Human consumption is overwhelming the replacement and reproductive capacities of nature No 1550 Posted by fw, December 28, 2015 “So, we have a situation in … Continue reading

December 28, 2015

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

“We have a global crisis, an emergency that calls for global cooperation to reduce emissions as rapidly as practical”

Given the urgency, James Hansen tells why duplicitous politicians prefer wrong metric to track CO2 emissions No 1406 Posted by fw, July 27, 2015 “Why have policymakers turned away from … Continue reading

July 27, 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

Obama’s misleading plan cuts carbon emissions by less than half needed to avoid catastrophic warming

Obama’s 2025 target for carbon cuts of 26-28 percent are based on “deceptive accounting” to hide weak reductions Obama’s cuts would amount to just 14-16 percent had the international standard … Continue reading

April 1, 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

Why UN climate negotiation process repeatedly fails to achieve meaningful progress on climate change

George Monbiot proposes a 3-step solution, a key part of which is negotiating a global budget for the extraction of fossil fuels from existing reserves No 1279 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

March 12, 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

EXPOSED — Western methods of analysis underestimate reality of China, India climate emissions

Flawed forecasts have serious policy implications for nations around the globe No 1208 Posted by fw, December 10, 2014 “Putting these numbers together results in a world that looks completely … Continue reading

December 10, 2014

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

With annual global emission increases of 3-5 percent, humans are hurtling towards a cliff

The prospects for reducing emissions to meet the 2°C target look grim No 1205 Posted by fw, December 8, 2014 “Despite considerable discussions about climate change, particularly since the Earth … Continue reading

December 8, 2014

2°C target limit for average global temperature rise won’t prevent dangerous climate impacts

Moreover, the 2050 emission reduction targets to keep us below 2°C may prove to be meaningless No 1204 Posted by fw, December 7, 2014 “Our cumulative emissions – and our … Continue reading

December 7, 2014