Citizen Action Monitor

Richard Heinberg explores the flawed thinking behind proposed solutions to climate change

He explains why real climate progress will require large numbers of people in wealthy countries to forgo forms of power they currently enjoy. — No 2778 by fw, September 17, … Continue reading

September 17, 2021

Myth #21: Nate Hagens rebuts claims that “Renewable energy can power THIS civilization”

“The popular myth is that we can somehow swap out the dirty energy with clean energy technology while also continuing to consume at today’s income and GDP levels.” — No … Continue reading

June 30, 2021

Transitioning from fossil fuels to renewables will be like going on an energy crash diet: Stan Cox explains

If fossil fuels are rapidly cut in the transition renewables, the pool of energy will shrink, and so will our economic growth. No 2644 Posted by fw, July 20, 2020 … Continue reading

July 20, 2020

Moving the global economy from fossil fuels to a Green Energy future isn’t possible: Gail Tverberg explains

Belief that the world economy can transition to Green Energy is based on ten misunderstandings. No 2643 Posted by fw, July 19, 2020 “Let’s look at a few [ten to … Continue reading

July 19, 2020

Thinking of transitioning your home from fossil fuels to renewables? Read this first.

People who look at energy transition solely as a matter of politics and policy have little understanding of what is actually required. No 2633 Posted by fw, June 13, 2020 … Continue reading

June 13, 2020

Why we must quickly transition from fossil fuels, and how it can be done with a Green New Deal

Stan Cox outlines achievable ideas for a climate solution that addresses glaring gaps in most GND articles. No 2621 Posted by fw, May 11, 2020 — “A leakproof, declining cap … Continue reading

May 11, 2020

“The modern world is deeply addicted to fossil fuels and green energy is no substitute.”

Prof lays out the hard facts to support his claim we’re headed toward catastrophe, and he invites anyone to prove him wrong. No 2545 Posted by fw, November 12, 2019 … Continue reading

November 12, 2019

Why has the shift to renewables stalled despite repeated promotions of the Green New Deal movement?

Conceptually, transitioning from fossil fuels to renewables looks straightforward enough — in reality it’s quite complicated. No 2524 Posted by fw, September 25, 2019 “There is significant talk in the … Continue reading

September 25, 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

Humanity’s explosive rise in fossil carbon burning threatens to blast us off the climate cliff

Charts don’t lie — Climate-damaging energy use is not just rising, it’s outpacing clean, green, climate-safe alternatives. No 2499 Posted by fw, August 2, 2019 “Despite decades of promises to … Continue reading

August 2, 2019

“We need you to join the race against climate change,” exhorts Dr. James Dyke in his film “The Race Is On”

“Climate change is real and represents a serious risk to everything that we care about, and right now we’re not doing enough.” No 2485 Posted by fw, July 2, 2019 … Continue reading

July 2, 2019

IPCC’s latest report exposes Canada’s gradual approach to climate policy as a failure

Canada’s two most important climate policies – national carbon price, and Bill C-69 — are not fit for purpose. No 2390 Posted by fw, October 30, 2018 IPCC’s latest report … Continue reading

October 30, 2018

“We can’t go to 100% renewable energy and live like we do now.” – Nate Hagens (6)

The ability of a technology to provide ‘joules’ is different than its ability to contribute to ‘work’ for society. No 2289 Posted by fw, June 4, 2018 To access links … Continue reading

June 4, 2018

At our current rate of transitioning to renewable energy, it will take 400 years to transform the energy system

And, can you guess what percentage of the world’s energy is currently provided by renewables? See answer below. No 2186 Posted by fw, March 21, 2018 “I recently asked a … Continue reading

March 21, 2018

As investment in renewables stall, rapid transition from fossil fuels put at risk 

One study estimated a tenfold investment in renewables required to go through the transition fast enough. No 2181 Posted by fw, March 12, 2018 “Just a few years ago, there … Continue reading

March 12, 2018

Do The Math — Global investments in renewables “too little, too late” to meet transition challenge we face

We’re failing because the transition is politically inconceivable – we’re unwilling to make the sacrifices. No 2124 Posted by fw, December 14, 2017 “The idea of the energy transition (“energiewende” … Continue reading

December 14, 2017

Growth of renewables hasn’t stopped rise in CO2 emissions, says Canadian expert

Rapid expansion of renewables no reason to be hopeful about curbing climate crisis. No 2059 Posted by fw, September 21, 2017 “I read lots of articles these days pointing to … Continue reading

September 21, 2017

World so addicted to fossil fuels, future global carbon emissions will continue to increase

Projected 16% increase in CO2 emissions by 2040 (from 2015 levels) risks putting us over Paris 2°C limit. No 2057 Posted by fw, September 19, 2017 ********** The chances of … Continue reading

September 19, 2017