Citizen Action Monitor

The prolific, inimitable Nate Hagens strikes again: This time with a new book on the human predicament

“This will be the century which tests the human potential for mediocrity against the human potential for greatness.” — No 2759 by fw, July 25, 2021 — … “Earth’s currently … Continue reading

July 25, 2021

“WE ARE DOOMED” is Nate Hagens’ #1 Myth on his list of 33 myths about where we’re headed

Fixed, biased personal viewpoints like this, says Hagens, are subverting interpersonal communications about the future. — No 2736 Posted by fw, June 7, 2021 Paraphrasing Dr. Hagens, here is my … Continue reading

June 7, 2021

We live in a world of islands of expertise separated by oceans of misinformation and confusion

“Collective coordination of our upcoming challenges will not be possible without first having collective sense-making”: Nate Hagens — No 2734 Posted by fw, June 5, 2021 — “I think we’ve … Continue reading

June 5, 2021

MUST READ – Dr. Nate Hagens’ masterly synthesis of the Big Picture implications of the coronavirus crisis

Prof. Hagens’ overview captures the complexity of our deadly predicament, a systems synthesis unmatched by other commentators. No 2607 Posted by fw, March 29, 2020 — To access links to … Continue reading

March 29, 2020

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

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

Are Ottawa’s ideas about the economy, environment and climate dangerously ill-informed?

Contributions by two leading experts on the unrealistic expectation of perpetual GDP growth suggests the Liberals don’t know what they’re talking about. No 2221 Posted by fw, May 22, 2018 … Continue reading

May 22, 2018

We’re delusional: We think our cleverness, technology, ingenuity are driving the economy — Nate Hagens (5/5)

Growing the economy by replacing fossil fuels with renewables is NOT likely to happen. No 2220 Posted by fw, May 19, 2018 To access links to other posts by Nate … Continue reading

May 19, 2018

Global human society is functioning as a wasteful energy dissipating structure — Nate Hagens (4/5)

Our species is an out-of-control, energy-hungry, global Superorganism in the service of maximizing GDP growth. No 2219 Posted by fw, May 18, 2018 To access links to other posts by … Continue reading

May 18, 2018

We have an economy based on energy, but we think we have an economy based on money — Nate Hagens (3/5)

In the US, the cost of extracting oil has gone up almost 400% since 2000, and they’re wasting most of it. No 2218 Posted by fw, May 15, 2018 To … Continue reading

May 15, 2018

Most people don’t understand that fossil fuel energy ‘underpins’ modern economies — Nate Hagens (2/5)

The biggest flaw in economic theory is that there’s no accounting of the creation and pollution costs of energy. No 2217 Posted by fw, May 14, 2018 To access links … Continue reading

May 14, 2018

For 90% of people in the developed world, income growth ended a decade ago — Nate Hagens (1/5)

Growing the economy is incompatible with mitigating climate change, despite what Trudeau keeps saying. No 2216 Posted by fw, May 11, 2018 To access links to other posts by Nate … Continue reading

May 11, 2018