Citizen Action Monitor

To alter the climate would demand action by a majority of the world’s population

Prof. questions whether humanity can summon the will to voluntarily induce civilization “decay” in the face of daunting obstacles. No 2377 Posted by fw, October 2, 2018 NOTE — To … Continue reading

October 2, 2018

Norwegian climate expert despairs over citizens’ rejection of proposed 1 percent tax hike to fight climate change

Most voters preferred to use the money for other causes, like yet another weekend shopping trip to London or Sweden Capitalism makes it profitable to postpone action on climate change; … Continue reading

January 20, 2015

Cruelty, hatred and irrational destructiveness are hard-wired in every one of us, says philosopher John Gray

Moreover, belief in the power of reason to improve humankind is delusional No 1109 Posted by fw, July 27, 2014 “If human beings were potentially capable of applying reason in … Continue reading

July 27, 2014

Crisis in American democracy: Part 11 – Is it too late to save democracy from the vice grip of corporate and political elites?

No 343 Posted by fw, November 19, 2011 “The public mind might have funny ideas about democracy. . . . if the society is based on control by private wealth … Continue reading

November 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Rebecca Solnit reminds us of the “Territories of Hope”

No 99, Posted by fw, December 25, 2010   “The world could be much better if more of us were more active on behalf of what we believe in and … Continue reading

December 25, 2010 · Leave a comment

Is Humanity Inherently Unsustainable? Pt 5/13: Mental tension and conflict in the human brain

No 22, Posted by fw, June 14, 2010 Pt 4 of my Bill Rees’ blog series centred on the physical nature of our triune brain. In this post, Professor Rees … Continue reading

June 14, 2010 · Leave a comment