Citizen Action Monitor

Why Biden will not take decisive action to address environmental destruction threatening our very existence

“The problem for a Green New Deal isn’t that it can’t be used to solve environmental problems, but that it won’t be.”  — Rob Urie explains. —– No 2692 Posted … Continue reading

December 14, 2020

Companies in the West want us to believe that “green” energy sources, technologies, products are Earth saving

But are we getting the full story? What if sectors of our “green” economy were really, at the core, just more destruction? No 2521 Posted by fw, September 15, 2019 … Continue reading

September 15, 2019

How war and climate-related environmental degradation serve transnational capital class’ interests

The contradiction of TCC, and true crisis of capitalism, is TCC’s lack of concern for humankind. No 2365 Posted by fw, September 1, 2018 NOTE — To access my other … Continue reading

September 1, 2018

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

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

Our current market system puts no price on harmful external socio-ecological impacts – Nate Hagens (18)

Trade-off — There’s a case to be made for pricing ecological externalities — but we’d be poorer, work harder, be less comfortable. No 2301 Posted by fw, June 14, 2018 … Continue reading

June 14, 2018

“Humans on collision course with natural world,” warn 20,000 scientists

“Urgent measures necessary to avoid disaster” – We didn’t listen before, why should this time be any different? No 2179 Posted by fw, March 11, 2018 “The first notice started … Continue reading

March 11, 2018

Bad News – If we don’t change course, industrial civilization will collapse within 30 years

Is there any Good News? – Escalating crises will drive people to change behaviour and policies – We hope! No 1420 Posted by fw, August 12, 2015 “New scientific models … Continue reading

August 12, 2015

Australian state takes page right out of Harper’s notebook – Guts environmental review process

Energy companies will reap the benefits from easy access to resources. And the cost? —  a 5 percent increase in the world’s carbon budget No 827 Posted by fw, August … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

New study implies Alberta and federal politicians gambling with Canadians’ environmental wellbeing

They’re playing fast and loose with the truth. Premier Redford’s greenwashing speeches “ring hollow” No 734 Posted by fw, May 03, 2013 “Pembina’s report lays bare how little progress has … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment