Citizen Action Monitor

A full and honest accounting of the severity of our predicament will never be popular — Nate Hagens (31)

We would much rather be entertained with fantasy stories, promised technological quick fixes, or misled by fake news of contrived solutions. No 2314 Posted by fw, June 25, 2018 To … Continue reading

June 25, 2018

How UK politicians can build a political as well as a scientific case for action on climate change

While UK politicians know what needs to be done, most constituents are not asking them to do anything about climate change No 2163 Posted by fw, February 19, 2018 “Overall, … Continue reading

February 19, 2018

How to talk about climate change at a party – Or maybe not

“Reality is uninhabited by humans. You are going to be very lonely in Reality.” – Anonymous comment. No 1939 Posted by fw, April 20, 2017 “This is a real conversation that … Continue reading

April 20, 2017

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

Climate scientists share their deepest feelings of grief over what is happening to Mother Earth

Read some of these very personal reflections from several leading climate scientists No 1251 Posted by fw, February 5, 2015 “On a nearly daily basis, I’ve sought out the most … Continue reading

February 5, 2015

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

“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

Severe storms fail to convince most Americans that climate change is underway, reveals new study

It’s political ideology that shapes climate change beliefs No 1199 Posted by fw, November 25, 2014 “People may be hesitant to accept the consensus view now, scientists and policy makers … Continue reading

November 25, 2014

What deters us from acting on the climate change crisis?

We are more likely to yield to short-term pleasures than act in long-term self-interests No 659 Posted by fw, January 21, 2013 “If you’ve ever seen a person purchase a … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Talking Climate: The gateway to research on climate change communication

At Talking Climate, the best research evid­ence is trans­lated into prac­tical guides on a wide range of topics No 503 Posted by fw, June 11, 2012 Talking Climate: The gateway … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Many of US public have poor understanding of climate science. How come?

Proportion of US public and policymakers who reject the science has grown. No 468 Posted by fw, May 3, 2012 “Climate researchers know that the case for human-induced climate change … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Political leaders have biggest influence on level of public concern about climate change, US study

Public belief that climate change was a threat peaked in 2006-2007 when politicians in Congress showed the most agreement on the issue. No 414 Posted by fw February 19, 2012 … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Scientists struggle to motivate US politicians and public to act on climate change

No 300 Posted by fw, October 15, 2011 In the August 2004 issue of Science*, Stephen Pacala and Robert Socolow of Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative published a paper identifying 15 … Continue reading

October 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Scientists agonize over how to communicate climate change to the public

No 104 Posted by fw January 12, 2011 In an October 1, 2010 article, How Warm Was This Summer? the eminent NASA climatologist,  James Hansen — in a piece replete … Continue reading

January 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

UK climate scientist warns we are headed for a catastrophic 4C rise in temperature

No 103 Posted by fw, January 11, 2011 “There is currently nothing substantive to suggest we are heading for anything other than a 4C [4 degree Celsius] rise in temperature, … Continue reading

January 11, 2011 · Leave a comment