Citizen Action Monitor

Humanity is on a “death march to extinction” warn authors of new book, “Bright Green Lies”

The mainstream environmental movement has been telling us “lies and fantasies” about how to solve the climate crisis — No 2773 by fw, August 30, 2021— In today’s repost, Chris … Continue reading

August 30, 2021

MUST READ! — “To Save Ourselves, We’ll Need This Very Different Economy” asserts William Rees

We’re in “ecological overshoot” — Way too many people are using way too much energy and material resources and dumping too much waste. — No 2765 by fw, August 11, … Continue reading

August 11, 2021

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

“Human nature and our methods of governance are proving incapable of saving the world.”

William Rees says we need to ‘get real’ about climate science, and delivers 11 key steps leading to an effective “Green New Deal” No 2546 Posted by fw, November 13, … Continue reading

November 13, 2019

“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

APOCALYPTIC! 5- to 9-billion may die this century if inaction on climate change continues

Prof William Rees provides grim calculations for humanity if climate change, population growth, and consumption fueled by cheap energy goes unchecked. No 2522 Posted by fw, September 19, 2019 “On … Continue reading

September 19, 2019

Despite repeated warnings, we’re in denial of imminent environmental collapse, warns Bill Rees

It’s not as if we don’t have policy options – Rees points the finger of blame at politicians. No 2354 Posted by fw, August 17, 2018 “Curious thing about H. sapiens is … Continue reading

August 17, 2018

Bill Rees fires back at economist who criticized David Suzuki’s “alleged ignorance of mainstream economics”

Rees rips today’s economic models as “mathematical abstractions containing no useful information”, expecting complex real world to conform to models. No 2213 Posted by fw, May 6, 2018 “In a … Continue reading

May 6, 2018

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

Michael Geist proposes Plan B, a bi-lateral trade option, as a preferred alternative to TPP

Ecological economist Bill Rees has another option, call it Plan C, Degrowth, that I think should not be overlooked. No 1682 Posted by fw, May 25. 2016 First, Michael’s Plan B … Continue reading

May 25, 2016

Bill Rees’ Degrowth Vision – Planned descent toward socially just sustainability for all: Part 4

Degrowth, a steady-state solution is not new; it’s been around for at least 150 years. So, if we’re so smart, why hasn’t it penetrated the public policy domain? No 1553 … Continue reading

December 31, 2015

Bill Rees’ Degrowth Vision – Planned descent toward socially just sustainability for all: Part 3

Rejecting degrowth, continuing on a path of business as usual, is asking for deep trouble. No 1552 Posted by fw, December 30, 2015 “So, I would argue that if we … Continue reading

December 30, 2015

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

Bill Rees’ Degrowth Vision – Planned descent toward socially just sustainability for all: Part 1

Earth, we have a problem: Human consumption is overwhelming the replacement and reproductive capacities of nature No 1550 Posted by fw, December 28, 2015 “So, we have a situation in … Continue reading

December 28, 2015

Renewable energy – Hope or hype?

“Renewable alternatives are simply not in the cards,” says Canadian ecological economist, Bill Rees No 1549 Posted by fw, December 27, 2015 “So, renewable alternatives are simply not in the … Continue reading

December 27, 2015

Towards a more economically secure, ecologically stable, and socially equitable future

Canadian ecologist William Rees details the essentials of a Global Survival Plan No 1318 Posted by fw, April 24, 2015 “We are engaged in a genuine paradigm shift—the abandonment of … Continue reading

April 24, 2015

Professor William Rees offers a whole new approach to sustainability planning: Part 5 of 5

Part 5 – Rees gifts us a new way forward, but in his Epilogue he doesn’t seem to hold out much hope for our survival — “We are our own … Continue reading

June 21, 2014

Professor William Rees offers a whole new approach to sustainability planning: Part 3

Part 3 – Rees outlines how world leaders should react if confronted with a major global catastrophe No 1078 Posted by fw, June 19, 2014 In Part 1, Rees reviewed … Continue reading

June 19, 2014