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

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

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

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

US only has 5 years to drastically cut its CO2 emissions or face runaway climate change, says new study

Failure by decision makers to include future carbon emission commitments, relying solely on annual emissions count, has resulted in underestimates Bottom line, to reduce emissions, US has to transition quickly … Continue reading

September 15, 2014

Prepare for much more extreme weather warns Ontario regional task force

Municipalities urged to rapidly reduce emissions No 1057 Posted by fw, May 22, 2014 “Between last decade and the 2040s, the projections show a 50 percent increase in the maximum rainfall in … Continue reading

May 22, 2014

Calls for radical emissions cuts may be popular but they’re not powerful enough says Naomi Klein

Klein lambasted mainstream environmentalists of 1980s for not taking on dominant pro-market ideology No 950 Posted by fw, January 9, 2014 “Klein used her keynote address to the [Radical Emissions … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Neil McCabe’s Green Plan presentation wins high praise at Radical Emission Reduction Conference

McCabe’s presentation “was critically inspiring” — climate scientist Kevin Anderson, conference convenor No 948 Posted by fw, January 7, 2014 Dublin firefighter Neil McCabe was one of only a few … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Awards heaped on Dublin’s Neil McCabe for innovation and leadership in addressing climate change issues

Dublin City Council seconded Neil for 12 months to bring Green Plan to entire fire service and City Council No 947 Posted by fw, January 6, 2014 “Dublin fire fighter, … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Unless we radically reduce our emissions by 2019, the future will not be one you want to bequeath to your children

And we’re on the cusp of leaving it too late; some say it’s already too late No 918 Posted by fw, November 22, 2013 “Every day that we fail to … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Emission reductions in Ontario municipalities offset on national level by increases in Alberta tar sands

Ontario university prof develops new tool to help municipalities identify future climate risks No 897 Posted by fw, October 29, 2013 “ ‘Municipalities are not locations where major mitigation measures … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

US releases monster 1193-page “Draft Climate Assessment Report”

Report reveals “the full horror of what’s happening on our planet” – Guardian Editorial No 650 Posted by fw, January 14, 2013 The US National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee’s … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Three new planning tools to help communities develop climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies

No 610 Posted by fw, November 13, 2012 New Climate Change Planning Resources For Local Governments by, Alexis Saba, Legal Fellow, Climate Law Blog, October 10, 2012 Three new resources are … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · Leave a comment