Citizen Action Monitor

COLLAPSE BY 2050? — By the year 2050, humanity will experience a self-inflicted global collapse

Inevitably, Earth’s remaining, globally available, nonrenewable natural resources will be insufficient to support our industrial existence, claims Chris Clugston. – Inevitably, Earth’s remaining, globally available, nonrenewable natural resources will be … Continue reading

April 22, 2021

If humanity’s critical planetary overshoot is not corrected deliberately, nature will impose a chaotic implosion

“If we wish civilization to continue, human beings must learn to live more equitably, well within the means of nature” – William Rees. — No 2709 Posted by fw, February … Continue reading

February 14, 2021

“We’re stuck,” tweets Tim Garrett. To put it bluntly, we won’t do what is necessary to save ourselves

Eight years ago Kevin Anderson warned “any contextual interpretation of the science demonstrates that the threshold of 2°C is no longer viable.” — No 2691 Posted by fw, December 8, … Continue reading

December 8, 2020

Facing climate-driven societal collapse, will we accept and cope, or will we deny and act?

In simplistic terms, you could say Deep Adaptation is about accepting and coping with climate-driven collapse, while Extinction Rebellion is about acting to prevent it. — No 2647 Posted by … Continue reading

July 28, 2020

Why is perpetual economic growth the engine of civilization’s inevitable collapse? Tim Garrett explains

Future growth depends on availability of energy and raw materials on a finite planet – and we’re depleting those resources faster than ever. No 2561 Posted by fw, December 21, … Continue reading

December 21, 2019

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