Citizen Action Monitor

Kevin Anderson on “our collective stupidity” for stubbornly refusing to mitigate carbon emissions

We’re just clever enough to understand the problem but too stupid, selfish and weak to respond. No 2022 Posted by fw, August 03, 2017 “Meticulous and diligent research has furnished … Continue reading

August 3, 2017

Disappointed that Climate Lobby Canada applauds government’s clean tech report

Open letter to CCL notes absence of reasons to justify unqualified endorsement of report. No 1998 Posted by fw, July 4, 2017 Today I sent the following email to Cathy Orlando, … Continue reading

July 4, 2017

Our chances of avoiding climate crisis are slim to none, says leading climate scientist

Kevin Anderson explains why wealthy countries must be carbon free by 2035 or many people will die. No 1980 Posted by fw, June 11, 2017 “What we see is the carbon … Continue reading

June 11, 2017

Policymakers won’t support rapid, deep CO2 cuts, but they will bet on risky geoengineering proposals

Why? Because slowing economic growth to cut emissions risks re-election — “Economics trumps physics.” No 1961 Posted by fw, May 20, 2017 “The first IPCC report came out in 1990 and … Continue reading

May 20, 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 may not be on our side, but can we find ways to buy time? – Two UK climate scientists discuss

Most of the quick fix models presented to policymakers falsely assume they can work at a very large scale. No 1959 Posted by fw, May 17, 2017 “But you’re saying we’re … Continue reading

May 17, 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

Climate change wake-up call? Record floods sweep much of Canada

Why Ottawa’s “climate adaptation” approach is likely to fail to meet a safe global warming target. No 1953 Posted by fw, May 8, 2017 “Montreal was the latest to declare a … Continue reading

May 8, 2017

“The chances of staying to 1.5°C are somewhere between incredibly low and zero” – prof. Kevin Anderson

“If we deliver on the promises that were made in Paris, then we’re talking about 3 to 4°C temperature rise across the century.” No 1829 Posted by fw, November 21, 2016 … Continue reading

November 21, 2016

“It’s morally irresponsible to argue that Canada has no significant responsibility in relation to climate change.”

“Canada has responsibility historically, it has responsibility in terms of demonstrating leadership, and its emissions do matter,” says prof Kevin Anderson. No 1826 Posted by fw, November 17, 2016 “The emissions … Continue reading

November 17, 2016

Paris Agreement jeopardizes pursuit of a low-carbon future, says eminent climate scientist

“The rotwieillers and even their influential handlers threatened and briefed against those daring to make informed comment.” No 1569 Posted by fw, January 19, 2016 “So why was this real … Continue reading

January 19, 2016

Scientific community is self-censoring research to conform to views of vested interests

As a result, unsupported assertions contend that economic growth and emission cuts are compatible. No 1481 Posted by fw, October 17, 2015 “[There is an] endemic bias prevalent amongst many … Continue reading

October 17, 2015

Climate change — “The future is almost beyond what we can imagine”

“We must make the impossible possible,” says Kevin Anderson No 1210 Posted by fw, December 12, 2014 “Admittedly, all of this may seem very bleak. But it is imperative not … Continue reading

December 12, 2014

Who you gonna trust? Same science, widely different interpretations from competing factions

Choose wisely. Your life may depend on it No 1209 Posted by fw, December 11, 2014 “I would argue that the 2°C target is underpinned by what may be termed … Continue reading

December 11, 2014

EXPOSED — Western methods of analysis underestimate reality of China, India climate emissions

Flawed forecasts have serious policy implications for nations around the globe No 1208 Posted by fw, December 10, 2014 “Putting these numbers together results in a world that looks completely … Continue reading

December 10, 2014

We seem to be headed for a 4°C world. Climate scientist Kevin Anderson imagines what it would be like

A 4°C future is beyond what many people think we can reasonably adapt to No 1207 Posted by fw, December 9, 2014 “It is fair to say, based on many … Continue reading

December 9, 2014

Be wary of financial analysts peddling reduced climate risk compatible with economic growth

Market-based economic solutions are not helpful in dealing with violent climate change No 1206 Posted by fw, December 9, 2014 “As it stands, it is difficult not to conclude that … Continue reading

December 9, 2014

With annual global emission increases of 3-5 percent, humans are hurtling towards a cliff

The prospects for reducing emissions to meet the 2°C target look grim No 1205 Posted by fw, December 8, 2014 “Despite considerable discussions about climate change, particularly since the Earth … Continue reading

December 8, 2014

2°C target limit for average global temperature rise won’t prevent dangerous climate impacts

Moreover, the 2050 emission reduction targets to keep us below 2°C may prove to be meaningless No 1204 Posted by fw, December 7, 2014 “Our cumulative emissions – and our … Continue reading

December 7, 2014