Citizen Action Monitor

“We’re stuck,” tweets Tim Garrett. To put it bluntly, we won’t do what is necessary to save ourselves

Eight years ago Kevin Anderson warned “any contextual interpretation of the science demonstrates that the threshold of 2°C is no longer viable.” — No 2691 Posted by fw, December 8, … Continue reading

December 8, 2020

Why is perpetual economic growth the engine of civilization’s inevitable collapse? Tim Garrett explains

Future growth depends on availability of energy and raw materials on a finite planet – and we’re depleting those resources faster than ever. No 2561 Posted by fw, December 21, … Continue reading

December 21, 2019

Climate change may not pose imminent threat, but we should still be concerned, says mental health therapist

With eventual realization that there’s no way out, rising social anger and violent backlash could collapse global economy and human civilization itself. No 2417 Posted by fw, January 15, 2019 … Continue reading

January 15, 2019

Environmental organization’s optimism not supported by hard evidence

Ironically, Climate “Reality’s” five things for staying optimistic are not based on frightening “reality” of climate change research evidence. No 2416 Posted by fw, January 13, 2019 “Even as scientists … Continue reading

January 13, 2019

Tim Garrett – List of titles of 64 climate-related articles either by Garrett or by others about his work

 Garrett authored 42 of the articles, 4 more were transcripts of radio interviews with him, and 18 were articles by others about his research. No 2403 Posted by fw, December … Continue reading

December 8, 2018

Tim Garrett – Full text in one file of ALL articles by Garrett, and not posted on my website

The purpose of this large file is to facilitate keyword searching in one place of articles by Garrett. No 2402 Posted by fw, December 7, 2018 NOTE — To access … Continue reading

December 7, 2018

Tim Garrett – Full text in one file of ALL articles posted on my website by Garrett or about Garrett by others

The purpose of this large file is to facilitate keyword searching in one place of all Garrett articles on my website. No 2401 Posted by fw, December 6, 2018 NOTE … Continue reading

December 6, 2018

Account of my spat with an editor and climate specialist over Tim Garrett’s controversial research findings

While I actively promote Garrett’s research results, my rival worries Garrett will “immobilize” those seeking solutions.    No 2398 Posted by fw, November 27, 2018 NOTE — To access my … Continue reading

November 27, 2018

In an 888-word article, Tim Garrett explains why the global economy must collapse

And if, after reading his article, you had difficulty understanding Garrett’s chain of reasoning, you’re not alone. No 2394 Posted by fw, November 12, 2018 NOTE — To access my … Continue reading

November 12, 2018

Tim Garrett warns — Energy efficiency gains will do the opposite of what economists claim they will do

As energy efficiency increases, civilization grows faster, consumes more resources faster, grows the economy: The bad news — Energy consumption and CO2 emissions accelerate. No 2393 Posted by fw, November … Continue reading

November 9, 2018

Tim Garrett — Affect of Arctic Clouds on Climate; Collapse of Civilization; and Picking Tim’s Brain

Transcript of a wide-ranging, 50-minute interview with this atmospheric physicist who says — among many other things — solar and wind enable us “to further rape the environment”. No 2392 … Continue reading

November 8, 2018

The amount of energy our global civilization of 7.5 billion consumes daily is 18,000,000,000,000 Watts

18 TRILLION! That’s huge. Beyond comprehension. What’s more astonishing is that in just 30 years we’ll double that rate of energy consumption. No 2387 Posted by fw, October 24, 2018 … Continue reading

October 24, 2018

Tim Garrett’s thinking prompts science writer to ask: “Is it possible for us to reduce our carbon emissions?”

Writer Hannah Waters acknowledges the formidable challenges ahead, but insists “We cannot just give up.” No 2386 Posted by fw, October 21, 2018 NOTE — To access my other posts … Continue reading

October 21, 2018

I’m discovering that Garrett’s “civilization collapse” message is a tough sell, with no takers so far. How come?

Perhaps an answer of sorts can be found in an exchange of comments I had with two other readers on a popular website. No 2385 Posted by fw, October 17, … Continue reading

October 17, 2018

Tim Garrett responds to 17 questions and criticisms about his research on the consequences of climate change

Question is — Do we have the interest, critical thinking skill, and attention span to understand Garrett’s work?   No 2384 Posted by fw, October 15, 2018 NOTE — To … Continue reading

October 15, 2018

Tim Garrett’s 2006 “aha” moment — How economic currency and energy might be fundamentally linked

“… it was clear that the economy was the root cause of rising CO2 concentrations.” No 2383 Posted by fw, October 14, 2018 NOTE — To access my other posts … Continue reading

October 14, 2018

Sustaining economic growth now means more potentially catastrophic global climate change later

And if we don’t quickly transition from carbon based fuels, we’re looking at a 4°C to 9°C temperature rise within the lifetimes of those born today. No 2382 Posted by … Continue reading

October 13, 2018

Long-run global economic growth requires continual energy consumption for its sustenance

The problem with accelerating economic growth over time is that CO2 emissions, spiked by climate change, also accelerate, releasing negative feedbacks on economic growth. Round we go in a vicious cycle. … Continue reading

October 12, 2018

Tim Garrett explains why civilization is caught in a double-bind, ending with its collapse this century

Perhaps there is a way out but it will not be by way of increasing energy efficiency. Quite the opposite. No 2380 Posted by fw, October 11, 2018 NOTE — … Continue reading

October 11, 2018