Citizen Action Monitor

“We will grow our economy while reducing emissions,” says PM Trudeau. Really?

Simplistic neoliberal beliefs like this may be popular and win votes but they’re short-sighted and dangerous. Here’s why. No 1996 Posted by fw, June 30, 2017 ***** “We will grow our … Continue reading

June 30, 2017

Be wary of pro-economic, pro-climate, “green job” fantasy

Vague definitions of “green jobs” often give energy-intensive, carbon-heavy industries a “green” stamp of approval No 1333 Posted by fw, May 13, 2015 “The concept of “green jobs” has become … Continue reading

May 13, 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

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

Critics rip flawed plan promising win-win low-carbon growth economy with reduced climate risk — Pt 3: Rebuttal

In a devastating critical analysis, economics prof exposes gaping holes in biased New Climate Economy Report No 1164 Posted by fw, October 10, 2014 “So what is the real concern … Continue reading

October 10, 2014

Critics rip flawed plan promising win-win low-carbon growth economy with reduced climate risk: – Pt 2: Rebuttal

“A green-painted version of business as usual won’t cut it,” scoffs Sam Bliss of Grist No 1163 Posted by fw, October 9, 2014 “…thanks to the misunderstanding of a few wishful thinkers … Continue reading

October 9, 2014

Critics rip flawed plan promising win-win low-carbon growth economy with reduced climate risk – Pt 1: The Plan

Elites with vested interests in economic growth deliver New Climate Economy Report with 10-point Global Action Plan No 1162 Posted by fw, October 9, 2014 This post has 3 sections: … Continue reading

October 9, 2014

Why are all these assaults on the global ecosystem happening? It’s the economy, stupid.

No 260 Posted by fw, August 25, 2011 In a recent interview, Fred Magdoff, professor emeritus of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont, alleges – “The big … Continue reading

August 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Why you can’t “green” capitalism

No 178 Posted by fw, May 21, 2011 Seems like everyone these days is hopping on the green super-train to sustainability. The words “green” and “sustainability” are getting lots of … Continue reading

May 21, 2011 · Leave a comment