Citizen Action Monitor

Gail Tverberg — Why Collapse Occurs: Piecing together a story based on many years of study

“Once we understand the ‘real issue’ we will grasp why the current economy is close to collapse.” — No 2718 Posted by fw, March 11, 2021 — “Collapse is a … Continue reading

March 11, 2021

Why major parts of the world economic system appear headed for collapse — Gail Tverberg explains

“Today’s economy is like a down escalator on which most citizens are trying to walk up — and really want to get off.” — No 2693 Posted by fw, December … Continue reading

December 24, 2020

Moving the global economy from fossil fuels to a Green Energy future isn’t possible: Gail Tverberg explains

Belief that the world economy can transition to Green Energy is based on ten misunderstandings. No 2643 Posted by fw, July 19, 2020 “Let’s look at a few [ten to … Continue reading

July 19, 2020

Ten reasons why the Green New Deal’s focus on renewables won’t work

Researcher Gail Tverberg explains the problems with GND’s proposed transition to wind, hydroelectric, and solar. No 2527 Posted by fw, October 1, 2019 “The reasons why the Green New Deal … Continue reading

October 3, 2019

When it comes to fully explaining the global predicament we’re facing, the story is totally inaccurate

Our focus on climate change as the main problem has diverted our attention from significant other resource and environmental problems. No 2472 Posted by fw, May 10, 2019 “The climate … Continue reading

May 10, 2019

High cost of Wind and Solar energy is a “deal killer”, says Gail Tverberg

Wind and solar are like a high-cost placebo — people will think we are treating the problem. No 1884 Posted by fw, February 1, 2017 “In my opinion, the time has … Continue reading

February 1, 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

“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

“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