Citizen Action Monitor

With the age of cheap oil gone forever, Italians are poorer today than they were 50 years ago

Ugo Bardi tells why he is selling the house his parents built and where he has lived for over 50 years. No 2463 Posted by fw, April 22, 2019 “Let … Continue reading

April 22, 2019

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

“Stunning increase” in temperatures in past 50 years has no equal in Earth’s geological history

Will anything alive today survive the impact of this recent intense global temperature increase? asks Prof. Ugo Bardi. No 2156 Posted by fw, February 4, 2018 “The increase in temperatures … Continue reading

February 4, 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

47 years of work on sustainability and “We’re worse off now,” says Jorgen Randers

“What went wrong?” asks this Norwegian professor of climate strategy. No 2051 Posted by fw, September 14, 2017 “Jorgen Randers’ speech at the Summer School at the Club of Rome … Continue reading

September 14, 2017

Solar and wind could scale up to 100% without collapse of global economy or wrecking climate system

The key to energy transition – take large fraction of today’s investments in fossil fuels and invest in solar energy. No 2049 Posted by fw, September 12, 2017 “ … … Continue reading

September 12, 2017

We are not wired to plan for the future; we are wired to exploit what we have, says Ugo Bardi

What then should we do? Adopt a stoic viewpoint? — Make the best of what’s in our power and take the rest as it comes? No 2023 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

August 3, 2017

Governments are well known to lie – One way they hide the truth is simply by not mentioning it

“When it is question of ensuring their own survival, they are ruthless.” No 2003 Posted by fw, July 9, 2017 “Today, the entity that we call “The West” is facing … Continue reading

July 9, 2017

The President and the Mayor – A tale of mutual denial about sea level rise

Desperation drives people to deny climate change in the hope that denial will pay off in the end. No 1989 Posted by fw, June 22, 2017 “Do you realize the lunacy … Continue reading

June 22, 2017