Citizen Action Monitor

“Today’s leaders refuse to enable the conversation we need to have,” says Andrew Nikiforuk

The reason is simple: bright green lies allow them to avoid talking about a restructuring of the technological society and ending economic growth. — No 2794 by fw, November 6, … Continue reading

November 6, 2021

“We cannot expect COP-26 to address the human eco-predicament,” declares William Rees

Rees outlines two fundamental barriers that will prevent deep and rapid change proposals emerging from COP-26. No 2792 by fw, October 29, 2021 — “Do not expect significant progress from … Continue reading

October 29, 2021

Reporter’s call for Trudeau to grow the economy ignores threat to humanity’s very survival

My blunt letter to reporter John Ivison, of the National Post, rebukes his tunnel vision. — No 2788 by fw, October 17, 2021— My letter to John Ivison Dear John … Continue reading

October 17, 2021 · 1 Comment

Unrelenting economic growth on a finite planet is laying waste to entire living systems

Meanwhile, governments everywhere are talking about “supercharging our economy.” — No 2784 by fw, October 5, 2021— “There is a box labelled ‘climate’, in which politicians discuss the climate crisis. … Continue reading

October 5, 2021 · 1 Comment

Climate change poses huge risks for humanity and our planet; ironically, we are part of the problem

There are no direct ways of solving climate change given the rise of a gluttonous human superorganism  expecting simple goals aligned with economic growth. — No 2775 by fw, September … Continue reading

September 6, 2021

MUST READ! — “To Save Ourselves, We’ll Need This Very Different Economy” asserts William Rees

We’re in “ecological overshoot” — Way too many people are using way too much energy and material resources and dumping too much waste. — No 2765 by fw, August 11, … Continue reading

August 11, 2021

On a finite planet, maintaining endless economic growth is not a viable option

Cooperative conservatism could help to get us off growth with minimum pain and maximum gain, says Richard Heinberg. — No 2716 Posted by fw, March 4, 2021 “Both the U.S. … Continue reading

March 4, 2021

We’re an egoistical, delusional lot, despoiling our life support system, living way beyond our needs

And preservation of our environment is low down on our list of priorities, says realist Kristine Mattis. No 2349 Posted by fw, August 11, 2018 “We’re an egoistical, delusional lot, … Continue reading

August 11, 2018

Individual humans may not be evil, but our actions en masse can have evil outcomes – Nate Hagens (36)

Given different cultural and environmental cues, our reduced consumption will be good for the planet. No 2318 Posted by fw, June 27, 2018 To access links to all other posts … Continue reading

June 27, 2018

In our quest for ‘treasure’, our capitalist economy has plundered Earth’s ‘riches’ – Nate Hagens (19)

Only when converted into ‘treasure’ are ‘riches’ said to have ‘value’, and governments plan to continue the plunder. No 2302 Posted by fw, June 15, 2018 To access links to … Continue reading

June 15, 2018

Bill Rees fires back at economist who criticized David Suzuki’s “alleged ignorance of mainstream economics”

Rees rips today’s economic models as “mathematical abstractions containing no useful information”, expecting complex real world to conform to models. No 2213 Posted by fw, May 6, 2018 “In a … Continue reading

May 6, 2018

To avert dangerous global climate change, we must downscale economies of rich nations 4-6% per year

Costa Rica proves its high level of wellbeing, minimal ecological impact, has little to do with GDP growth. No 2093 Posted by fw, November 08, 2017 “In the coming decades, … Continue reading

November 8, 2017

The demand for perpetual economic growth, and the madness it provokes, leads to environmental collapse

Environmental destruction is not a by-product of endless consumption – it’s a necessary element. No 2055 Posted by fw, September 17, 2017 “Environmental collapse does not progress by neat increments. … Continue reading

September 17, 2017