Citizen Action Monitor

What To Do? about our existential crisis – Richard Heinberg proposes a four-fold strategy —

Encourage resilience building at community level; Leave good ideas lying around; Target innovators and early adopters; and Help people grasp The Big Picture No 2530 Posted by fw, October 13, … Continue reading

October 13, 2019

We’re headed for the biggest crash ever, warns fossil fuels expert, Richard Heinberg

Fossil fuels have propelled global civilization beyond our control and into an era of perpetual overshoot. No 2529 Posted by fw, October 12, 2019 Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow of the … Continue reading

October 12, 2019

APOCALYPTIC! 5- to 9-billion may die this century if inaction on climate change continues

Prof William Rees provides grim calculations for humanity if climate change, population growth, and consumption fueled by cheap energy goes unchecked. No 2522 Posted by fw, September 19, 2019 “On … Continue reading

September 19, 2019

We’re headed for a four-degree-warmer world within decades

“The bad news is we risk great loss of life and perhaps the end of our civilizations.” No 2511 Posted by fw, August 27, 2019 “Experts agree that global heating … Continue reading

August 27, 2019

Our civilization is hell-bent on destroying itself, warns UK Global Systems prof

Dr. James Dyke proposes an escape plan from the terrifying prison humans have created over many generations, but … No 2483 Posted by fw, June 23, 2019 It was the … Continue reading

June 23, 2019

Collapse — The time to act has passed, the harm is done, we are beyond hope

“A myth that many uninformed people hold is that biospheric health will quickly bounce back after we get our act together.” No 2464 Posted by fw, April 25, 2019 “Anyone … Continue reading

April 25, 2019

The dream of switching from gas-powered to electric vehicles is just that – a dream

Compared with gas-driven cars, battery-driven electric cars currently face practical limits on their utility. No 2455 Posted by fw, April 4, 2019 “… the dream of switching from petroleum-powered vehicles … Continue reading

April 4, 2019

Climate change may not pose imminent threat, but we should still be concerned, says mental health therapist

With eventual realization that there’s no way out, rising social anger and violent backlash could collapse global economy and human civilization itself. No 2417 Posted by fw, January 15, 2019 … Continue reading

January 15, 2019

Tim Garrett – List of titles of 64 climate-related articles either by Garrett or by others about his work

 Garrett authored 42 of the articles, 4 more were transcripts of radio interviews with him, and 18 were articles by others about his research. No 2403 Posted by fw, December … Continue reading

December 8, 2018

Tim Garrett – Full text in one file of ALL articles by Garrett, and not posted on my website

The purpose of this large file is to facilitate keyword searching in one place of articles by Garrett. No 2402 Posted by fw, December 7, 2018 NOTE — To access … Continue reading

December 7, 2018

Tim Garrett – Full text in one file of ALL articles posted on my website by Garrett or about Garrett by others

The purpose of this large file is to facilitate keyword searching in one place of all Garrett articles on my website. No 2401 Posted by fw, December 6, 2018 NOTE … Continue reading

December 6, 2018

Tim Garrett — Affect of Arctic Clouds on Climate; Collapse of Civilization; and Picking Tim’s Brain

Transcript of a wide-ranging, 50-minute interview with this atmospheric physicist who says — among many other things — solar and wind enable us “to further rape the environment”. No 2392 … Continue reading

November 8, 2018

The amount of energy our global civilization of 7.5 billion consumes daily is 18,000,000,000,000 Watts

18 TRILLION! That’s huge. Beyond comprehension. What’s more astonishing is that in just 30 years we’ll double that rate of energy consumption. No 2387 Posted by fw, October 24, 2018 … Continue reading

October 24, 2018

Tim Garrett’s thinking prompts science writer to ask: “Is it possible for us to reduce our carbon emissions?”

Writer Hannah Waters acknowledges the formidable challenges ahead, but insists “We cannot just give up.” No 2386 Posted by fw, October 21, 2018 NOTE — To access my other posts … Continue reading

October 21, 2018

I’m discovering that Garrett’s “civilization collapse” message is a tough sell, with no takers so far. How come?

Perhaps an answer of sorts can be found in an exchange of comments I had with two other readers on a popular website. No 2385 Posted by fw, October 17, … Continue reading

October 17, 2018

Sustaining economic growth now means more potentially catastrophic global climate change later

And if we don’t quickly transition from carbon based fuels, we’re looking at a 4°C to 9°C temperature rise within the lifetimes of those born today. No 2382 Posted by … Continue reading

October 13, 2018

To alter the climate would demand action by a majority of the world’s population

Prof. questions whether humanity can summon the will to voluntarily induce civilization “decay” in the face of daunting obstacles. No 2377 Posted by fw, October 2, 2018 NOTE — To … Continue reading

October 2, 2018

It’s inevitable civilization will collapse — The more important question is What will this collapse look like?

Since things are already happening rapidly, we are talking about timescales of the next few decades. No 2376 Posted by fw, September 30, 2018 NOTE — To access my other … Continue reading

September 30, 2018

“For CO2 to decline, the global economy will have to collapse” – An explanation for ordinary folks

“It’s hard to imagine how civilization CANNOT be in dire straights during this century,” says physicist Tim Garrett. No 2375 Posted by fw, September 23, 2018 NOTE — To access … Continue reading

September 23, 2018