Citizen Action Monitor

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

Hagens says initial reaction to his narrative is either ‘denialism’ or ‘nihilism’ – Nate Hagens (37)

Both extremes have one thing in common – They obviate the need for individuals to act responsibly. No 2319 Posted by fw, June 28, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 28, 2018

Individual humans may not be evil, but our actions en masse can have evil outcomes – Nate Hagens (36)

Given different cultural and environmental cues, our reduced consumption will be good for the planet. No 2318 Posted by fw, June 27, 2018 To access links to all other posts … Continue reading

June 27, 2018

Our documented ‘rights’ may no longer reflect what is ‘right’ – Nate Hagens (35)

“The continuum between rights and right – what is right – is open for discussion,” says Hagens. No 2317 Posted by fw, June 27, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 27, 2018

What’s good for the environment is likely to be bad for the economy – Nate Hagens (34)

Conversely, what’s good for the economy is likely to be bad for the environment. No 2317 Posted by fw, June 26, 2018 To access links to all other posts in … Continue reading

June 26, 2018

Left vs Right waste time and energy in angry disputes over what they disagree on – Nate Hagens (33)

Will we one day soon appreciate, and hopefully engage with, the issues that most of us agree on? No 2316 Posted by fw, June 26, 2018 To access links to … Continue reading

June 26, 2018

Formidable cultural, behavioral and systemic barriers are preventing CO2 reductions – Nate Hagens (32)

A lot of things that activists say “We should do” are not grounded in the reality of individual and group behavior. No 2315 Posted by fw, June 25, 2018 To … Continue reading

June 25, 2018

A full and honest accounting of the severity of our predicament will never be popular — Nate Hagens (31)

We would much rather be entertained with fantasy stories, promised technological quick fixes, or misled by fake news of contrived solutions. No 2314 Posted by fw, June 25, 2018 To … Continue reading

June 25, 2018

Our Education system is becoming less relevant for the future we are facing – Nate Hagens (30)

Less specialization and more systemic understanding should be the order of the day. No 2313 Posted by fw, June 24, 2018 To access links to all other posts in this … Continue reading

June 24, 2018

American culture is far too focused on intelligence and cleverness and not wisdom – Nate Hagens (29)

We reward expertise in brainy problem-solving, but neglect the benefit of intelligence and wisdom working synergistically. No 2312 Posted by fw, June 23, 2018 To access links to all other … Continue reading

June 23, 2018