Citizen Action Monitor

Choose your climate crisis solution – Green New deal or Business as Usual? Both will doom us

Some choice! — BAU promises a magical future, while GND’s energy goals are delusional. No 2515 Posted by fw, September 1, 2019 “The stories we tell ourselves become the reality … Continue reading

September 1, 2019

Why do Trump supporters cheer for a man who is publicly known to be a racist and congenital liar?

Attribute it to their need to conform to fellow supporters’ core belief that he speaks for them. So much for critical, independent thinking. No 2509 Posted by fw, August 22, … Continue reading

August 22, 2019

“Humans didn’t evolve to see and understand reality in the true sense”

“But why would evolution produce creatures that can’t recognize the truth?” No 2508 Posted by fw, August 20, 2019 To access links to other posts by Nate Hagens about The … Continue reading

August 20, 2019

Dopamine isn’t “bad”; it’s our culture’s high-stimulation temptations that we must be wary of

The problem is a glut of our culture’s trivial pursuits have the potential to overwhelm life-enriching ventures and harm the environment. No 2507 Posted by fw, August 18, 2019 To … Continue reading

August 18, 2019

How dopamine complicates our efforts to transition to sustainable energy and economic pathways

Dopamine, the brain’s chemical messenger, drives our relentless, consumptive, “wanting” behavior. No 2506 Posted by fw, August 17, 2019 To access links to other posts by Nate Hagens about The … Continue reading

August 17, 2019

From fossil fuels to renewables – Dr. Nate Hagens’ “informed reality” of the daunting challenge ahead

Promises of 100% renewables by 2050 misrepresent the reality of current fossil fuel energy facts, says Hagens. No 2502 Posted by fw, August 7, 2019 To access links to other … Continue reading

August 7, 2019

The nature of our human predicament told in 34 videos uploaded to You Tube by Dr. Nate Hagens

Available here — An organized list of Hagens’ embedded videos for easy access and viewing. No 2501 Posted by fw, August 6, 2019 To access links to other posts by … Continue reading

August 6, 2019

The Great Simplification coming next decade with 30% drop in capitalist economies, says Dr. Nate Hagens

Globally, we’re turning into an energy-squandering superorganism, like some energy-hungry, blind, purposeless amoeba. No 2480 Posted by fw, June 10, 2019 To access links to other posts by Nate Hagens … Continue reading

June 10, 2019

The big question facing students is how to construct a lifestyle given life’s growing complexity – Nate Hagens

Transcript of a wide-ranging, 32-minute interview with this dedicated prof who teaches his students to understand reality as it really is. No 2395 Posted by fw, November 16, 2018 To … Continue reading

November 16, 2018

David Suzuki’s blunt warning about the consequences of global warming

Stalling solutions and continuing fossil fuel addiction will only make the inevitable that much worse. No 2336 Posted by fw, July 19, 2018 “Over the past few months, heat records have … Continue reading

July 19, 2018

Future lethal heat waves predicted for 50% of world population, including parts of Ontario, Quebec

BREAKING – Southern Quebec death toll at 21, and more expected, as heat wave continues. No 2328 Posted by fw, July 5, 2018 BREAKING — Death toll rises to 21 … Continue reading

July 5, 2018

We are the first generation of our species to know the answers to Gauguin’s three questions – Nate Hagens (45)

We know what we’re doing; what drives us; difference between wants and needs; our environmental impact; and that we don’t need all this stuff to be happy. No 2327 Posted … Continue reading

July 2, 2018

A little bit of grief can motivate you to take action, but be sure to take a joy break and play – Nate Hagens (44)

It’s when people don’t care that we’re really in trouble. No 2326 Posted by fw, July 2, 2018 To access links to all other posts in this series, click on the … Continue reading

July 2, 2018

Hope or despair? – Your reaction to what’s coming depends on your starting viewpoint – Nate Hagens (43)

For those just learning about coming existential threats, feelings of despair are likely but can be tempered by much to be hopeful about. No 2325 Posted by fw, July 2, … Continue reading

July 2, 2018

If worrying about climate change, resource depletion, species extinction is crazy… – Nate Hagens (42)

… then we have temporarily confused crazy and sane, and we need a lot more crazy. No 2324 Posted by fw, July 1, 2018 To access links to all other … Continue reading

July 1, 2018

A common response to a story like Hagens’ is: “I better look out for myself” – Nate Hagens (41)

A caring response would be: “What can I do to make my community better, stronger, more resilient? No 2323 Posted by fw, June 30, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 30, 2018

Addictive consumption has not brought happy, fulfilling lives for most Americans– Nate Hagens (40)

What’s missing from this smorgasbord of stuff is a feeling of community and a true sense of purpose. No 2322 Posted by fw, June 30, 2018 To access links to … Continue reading

June 30, 2018

We spend too much time thinking about doing, and not enough time doing – Nate Hagens (39)

As we cut our reliance on fossil fuels, we’ll have less time to waste, more time to sharpen up our physical skills. No 2321 Posted by fw, June 29, 2018 … Continue reading

June 29, 2018

We are headed for a world of less, whether we choose it or not — Nate Hagens (38)

We don’t really want more, we just want more than our next-door neighbor. No 2320 Posted by fw, June 29, 2018 To access links to all other posts in this … Continue reading

June 29, 2018