Citizen Action Monitor

If humanity’s critical planetary overshoot is not corrected deliberately, nature will impose a chaotic implosion

“If we wish civilization to continue, human beings must learn to live more equitably, well within the means of nature” – William Rees. — No 2709 Posted by fw, February … Continue reading

February 14, 2021

Despite repeated warnings by climatologists, we continue to risk catastrophe for billions

Canadian scientist William Rees explains why we have repeatedly failed to achieve sustainability. — No 2708 Posted by fw, February 09, 2021— “For decades, our best science has suggested that … Continue reading

February 9, 2021

The Green Deal Movement is hopium, based on a naïve belief we can overcome planetary overshoot    

The biggest failing of the Movement is it demands an entirely misplaced faith in government. No 2447 Posted by fw, March 7, 2019 “Reducing our problem to climate change, then … Continue reading

March 7, 2019

What the Green New Deal and other Good News fantasies do not explain about our climate predicament

“It’s a really good idea for citizens to understand that geology, biology, and thermodynamics caused our predicament.”   No 2435 Posted by fw, February 17, 2019 “… given that most are not … Continue reading

February 17, 2019

Mathematician joins in on the human population controversy with some cold hard facts

If everyone lived like Americans, Earth could only support about 1.5 of the current population of 7.5 billion No 2332 Posted by fw, July 11, 2018 “Humans are the most … Continue reading

July 11, 2018

The environmental movement failed because of our addiction to economic growth

We must either conquer this addition or face the failure of civilization, says Richard Heinberg No 2036 Posted by fw, August 21, 2017 ***** “We will grow our economy while … Continue reading

August 21, 2017

Prof Bill Rees is back, advocating planned de-growth toward a quasi steady state economy

“Perversely, the world community prescribes still greater material growth as the only feasible solution!” No 2009 Posted by fw, July 17, 2017 “Humans have a virtually unlimited capacity for self-delusion, … Continue reading

July 17, 2017

Bill Rees’ Degrowth Vision – Planned descent toward socially just sustainability for all: Part 2

We are now in a state of overshoot, outpacing earth’s regenerative capacity, hurtling toward societal collapse No 1551 Posted by fw, December 29, 2015 “We are now, however, in a … Continue reading

December 29, 2015