Citizen Action Monitor

Growth of renewables hasn’t stopped rise in CO2 emissions, says Canadian expert

Rapid expansion of renewables no reason to be hopeful about curbing climate crisis. No 2059 Posted by fw, September 21, 2017 “I read lots of articles these days pointing to … Continue reading

September 21, 2017

BLOCKBUSTER research findings: Age of endlessly growing industrial capitalism is over

Long decline of capitalism began decades ago, will accelerate before end of this century, signaling an urgent need to rewrite economics to fit real world. No 2039 Posted by fw, August … Continue reading

August 24, 2017

“There is no sign of a turning point in our dependence on fossil fuels,” says Canadian expert

And despite growth of renewables, fossil fuel share of global energy supply has barely budged in the last quarter-century. No 2012 Posted by fw, July 21, 2017 ***** “We will … Continue reading

July 21, 2017

Fossil fuels good, CO2 emissions bad, Exxon sold out, Politicians followed, Renewables too small

Hansen shares more of “the frigging mess” the young are inheriting from boomers behaving badly. No 1965 Posted by fw, May 26, 2017 “In the United States the energy use has … Continue reading

May 26, 2017

What does it mean to say “We’ll muddle through” this crisis? It means the rich live, the poor die

The problem with carbon is that it’s pervasive, “in every single facet of our daily lives” – there is no quick fix. No 1960 Posted by fw, May 18, 2017 “The … Continue reading

May 18, 2017

Time is not on our side – Two eminent UK scientists discuss the facts about climate change

Bottom line – We must rapidly reduce our energy demand, but politicians are “running very scared” of the implications.” No 1958 Posted by fw, May 16, 2017 “I think there’s a … Continue reading

May 16, 2017

Our fossil fuel driven economic growth system is reaching limits, but in a way few understand

If we don’t understand the problem, there’s a risk the whole system will collapse, and renewables won’t save us. No 1636 Posted by fw, April 8, 2016 “People hate to think … Continue reading

April 8, 2016

Bill Rees’ Degrowth Vision – Planned descent toward socially just sustainability for all: Part 2

We are now in a state of overshoot, outpacing earth’s regenerative capacity, hurtling toward societal collapse No 1551 Posted by fw, December 29, 2015 “We are now, however, in a … Continue reading

December 29, 2015

Bill Rees’ Degrowth Vision – Planned descent toward socially just sustainability for all: Part 1

Earth, we have a problem: Human consumption is overwhelming the replacement and reproductive capacities of nature No 1550 Posted by fw, December 28, 2015 “So, we have a situation in … Continue reading

December 28, 2015

Renewable energy – Hope or hype?

“Renewable alternatives are simply not in the cards,” says Canadian ecological economist, Bill Rees No 1549 Posted by fw, December 27, 2015 “So, renewable alternatives are simply not in the … Continue reading

December 27, 2015

It’s inevitable that we will have less total energy in our renewable future, says Richard Heinberg

The fact is, “There’s just no good comprehensive renewable substitute for oil” No 1320 Posted by fw, April 27, 2015 “If we look realistically at the challenge, it seems inevitable … Continue reading

April 27, 2015

“It is hard to create large enough quantities of new renewables. We have practically nowhere to go”

Gail Tverberg’s latest analysis of our energy options confirms difficult challenges ahead No 1255 Posted by fw, February 9, 2015 “Now we have practically nowhere to go. Natural gas cannot … Continue reading

February 9, 2015

Can we find a full-scale replacement for fossil fuels soon and sustain it indefinitely?

Given our pathetic historical track record for sustainable living, future prospects look bleak No 1202 Posted by fw, December 4, 2014 ‘Sustainability’ has become everyone’s favourite buzz word. But few … Continue reading

December 4, 2014

“At best, green solutions can help us avoid finite limits for a little while longer,” concludes expert analyst

The problem, says Gail Tverberg, is that statements about green energy are often overly optimistic No 1197 Posted by fw, November 22, 2014 “Expectations for wind and solar PV need … Continue reading

November 22, 2014

SHOCKER – Our only hope for a sustainable future is to return to a low-energy, low consumption, pre-1973 lifestyle

On closer inspection, many of the “great renewable energy successes” don’t look so great after all No 1195 Posted by fw, November 20, 2014 “Renewable energy is growing faster than ever … Continue reading

November 20, 2014

US only has 5 years to drastically cut its CO2 emissions or face runaway climate change, says new study

Failure by decision makers to include future carbon emission commitments, relying solely on annual emissions count, has resulted in underestimates Bottom line, to reduce emissions, US has to transition quickly … Continue reading

September 15, 2014

“We’ll be honest: we won’t win the campaign to end fossil fuel subsidies with a global million-strong petition alone” – 350.org

“Once we get a million signatures, we’ll move on to phase two” No 491 Posted by fw, June 2, 2012 The following call for action is reposted from the 350.org … Continue reading

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Can Joseph Tainter save us from ourselves? Pt 5/7: Fossil fuels gave Industrial Revolution sustainable problem solving system

No 121 Posted by fw, February 20, 2011 In Part 4, Why societies become complex. How complexity triggers collapse, Dr Tainter identified the two defining elements of a complex society … Continue reading

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