Citizen Action Monitor

“All hell will break loose” — Bleak vision of planet’s future predicted by climate scientist James Hansen

“…the study predicts a much more accelerated rate of sea level rise of several meters, beyond that which humanity is capable of adapting to.” No 1622 Posted by fw, March 24, … Continue reading

March 24, 2016

COP21’s final report sends mixed messages — Whether it’s a turning point depends on us

No mistaking message of thousands of Paris protesters — People power will determine how fast world faces up to climate crisis. No 1538 Posted by fw, December 13, 2015 “While … Continue reading

December 13, 2015

“This is really a total fraud,” says climate scientist James Hansen about COP21

What Obama is proposing is “totally ineffectual.” No 1529 Posted by fw, December 4, 2015 “Remarkably, [COP21] is not much different than Kyoto except that, here, they’re not even requiring … Continue reading

December 4, 2015

“We have a global crisis, an emergency that calls for global cooperation to reduce emissions as rapidly as practical”

Given the urgency, James Hansen tells why duplicitous politicians prefer wrong metric to track CO2 emissions No 1406 Posted by fw, July 27, 2015 “Why have policymakers turned away from … Continue reading

July 27, 2015

The drowned world

New scientific paper warns of 10 foot sea-level rise in as little as 50 years No 1405 Posted by fw, July 22, 2015 “A summarized draft of the full report … Continue reading

July 22, 2015

Dr James Hansen advances an action plan that assures “real progress on climate”

Stabilizing the climate will be a formidable challenge, but it’s not mission impossible No 1219 Posted by fw, December 29, 2014 “The present downturn of fossil fuel costs is a … Continue reading

December 29, 2014

James Hansen raps US government for failing to protect young people from climate change threat

Executive and legislative branches of government too concerned with short-term politics But an upcoming court hearing could be a turning point for young people No 1036 Posted by fw, April … Continue reading

April 20, 2014

James Hansen — Widely accepted target of limiting warming to 2C would subject future generations to irreparable harm

Fossil fuel emissions must be reduced rapidly or risk climate extremes No 922 Posted by fw, December 03, 2013 “…we conclude that the target to limit global warming to 2°C, … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

“If we stay near our current emissions path, we face catastrophic levels of warming” – James Hansen

Global warming of that magnitude would make most of the planet uninhabitable by humans No 855 Posted by fw, September 18, 2013 Hansen et al. is a conservative analysis…..The authors … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Presumption President Obama will approve Keystone XL pipeline is wrong says James Hansen

Hansen can’t believe Secretary Kerry would let Obama’s legacies go down the tar sands drain No 743 Posted by fw, May 10, 2013 World renowned climatologist Dr James Hansen sees … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Climatologist James Hansen exposes “tortured logic” of Keystone XL pipeline supporters

US-TransCanada pipeline deal would not only be “bad marriage” for Americans but a “long one” No 712 Posted by fw, April 08, 2013 “Yet a bipartisan chorus says the pipeline … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

The scary trials and tribulations of being a citizen activist in Amerika

No 193 Posted by fw, June 14, 2011 Amerika – according to http://en.wiktionary.org, the term ‘Amerika’ is used pejoratively to imply that the U.S. is fascist. The term is frequently associated … Continue reading

June 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

My letter in support of Dr Hansen’s “Silence is Deadly” appeal

No 187 Posted by fw, June 5, 2011 Further to the preceding post, Dr Jim Hansen: Further exploitation of tar sands will have “disastrous global climate impacts.” Urges scientific community to … Continue reading

June 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Dr Jim Hansen: Further exploitation of tar sands will have “disastrous global climate impacts.” Urges scientific community to join “this fray now.”

No 186 Posted by fw, June 4, 2011 This post’s title is taken from Dr James Hansen’s June 3, 2011 urgent appeal to the scientific community to “get involved in … Continue reading

June 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Scientists agonize over how to communicate climate change to the public

No 104 Posted by fw January 12, 2011 In an October 1, 2010 article, How Warm Was This Summer? the eminent NASA climatologist,  James Hansen — in a piece replete … Continue reading

January 12, 2011 · Leave a comment