Citizen Action Monitor

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

“We have crossed the threshold between acceptable and dangerous climate change”, says Kevin Anderson

“The numbers are brutal and hard to accept.” No 1203 Posted by fw, December 6, 2014 “A prerequisite of responding to the climate challenge is exposing the void between the … Continue reading

December 6, 2014

EU emissions reduction target of 40% by 2030 just half of 80% required to meet 2°C commitment

UK climate scientist Kevin Anderson states his “grave concern” in letter to PM David Cameron No 1171 Posted by fw, October 24, 2014 “…the reasons for today’s climate dilemma reside … Continue reading

October 24, 2014

Silent no more – 19 climate science experts speak out, their message is alarming — VIDEO

“The one thing I am certain of is that we will not do as much as the scientists say we need to do.” No 1165 Posted by fw, October 13, … Continue reading

October 13, 2014

Climate system trend will result in 5°C to 6°C global temperature increase in decade or two

“It is vital that we slash greenhouse gas emissions” No 1161 Posted by fw, October 7, 2014 “Our climate system is presently undergoing preliminary stages of abrupt climate change. If allowed … Continue reading

October 7, 2014

US only has 5 years to drastically cut its CO2 emissions or face runaway climate change, says new study

Failure by decision makers to include future carbon emission commitments, relying solely on annual emissions count, has resulted in underestimates Bottom line, to reduce emissions, US has to transition quickly … Continue reading

September 15, 2014

Obama’s abrupt about-face – the president now champions increased oil production, climate change be damned

The lure of energy independence, huge economic benefits, and enhanced power, too tempting to resist? No 1144 Posted by fw, September 14, 2014 Can 200,000 or more protesters at the … Continue reading

September 14, 2014

Neil McCabe’s Green Plan presentation wins high praise at Radical Emission Reduction Conference

McCabe’s presentation “was critically inspiring” — climate scientist Kevin Anderson, conference convenor No 948 Posted by fw, January 7, 2014 Dublin firefighter Neil McCabe was one of only a few … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Awards heaped on Dublin’s Neil McCabe for innovation and leadership in addressing climate change issues

Dublin City Council seconded Neil for 12 months to bring Green Plan to entire fire service and City Council No 947 Posted by fw, January 6, 2014 “Dublin fire fighter, … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Obama will likely reject KXL pipeline, says Joe Romm

Climate science expert Romm rebuts argument Obama will likely approve pipeline No 798 Posted by fw, July 4, 2013 “…there simply are no plausible set of actions that Canada could … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Obama’s new climate plan leaves Harper government stuck in the tar sands

No 790 Posted by fw, June 25, 2013 “While Canada has the same 2020 emissions target as the U.S., our federal government has not produced a plan to meet its … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Canada’s “oil and gas sector’s emissions would likely be higher in 2020 than they are today” Pembina Inst.

Harper government faced with tough choices to hit its 2020 emissions target No 789 Posted by fw, June 24, 2013 “In March, Environment Minister Peter Kent publicly committed to outline … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Crossing 400 ppm threshold commits us to dangerous, irreversible climate change says Michael Mann

Keystone XL is an example of how we’re going in the wrong direction No 746 Posted by fw, May 14, 2013 “…if we continue to burn fossil fuels and elevate … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment