Hot Off the Wire — 11/22/2019

Introducing

Documenting the momentum toward a clean energy future, curating and compiling
the full range of issues related to this transition to provide the clarity required to make the critical investment and policy decisions needed to accelerate this transformation.
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How Fast?

The era of carbon-intensive energy derived from the burning of fossil fuels will come to an end, and a cleaner, more reliable energy future based on renewables like wind and solar will be the new normal.

Doing More with Less

To aggressively reduce our
emissions, we are going to need to overhaul our thinking about
not only what we build but also
how we build.

Opinion

Big Oil Needs to Pay for the Damage It Caused — Yes!Magazine

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 22: Environmental activists rally for accountability for fossil fuel companies outside of New York Supreme Court on October 22, 2019 in New York City. Tuesday is the first day of a trial where New York’s attorney general is taking on ExxonMobil in a landmark case that accuses the oil corporation of misleading investors about the companys financial risks due to climate change. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Young Activists Kick off a Climate Hunger Strike
by Occupying Nancy Pelosi’s Office

They will start eating once they talk to her for one hour—on camera!
The way that this movement is going is we’re going to need more and more extreme actions in order to bring the climate crisis to the forefront of the debate, and you know it’s going to take mass participation in civil disobedience and direct action.” — Mother Jones


The World Needs More Ethiopia and Less Exxon

“If a rich country like Canada were to invest 1% of its GDP planting new trees over a period of just eight years, it could remove up to half of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases (GHGs) that have been deposited by humankind in the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution.” — Corporate Knights – The Voice for Clean Capitalism

Solutions

This new “battery” aims to spark a carbon capture revolution

Chemical engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
have created a new device that can remove carbon dioxide
from the air at any concentration — PBS News Hour

Seven Challenges for Energy Transformation
2019 | By Rocky Mountain Institute

Cooling for all, without warming the planet
An innovation competition to develop a climate-friendly residential cooling solution that can provide access to cooling to people around the world without warming the planet — 2019 Rocky Mountain Institute

Secretive energy startup
achieves solar breakthrough

For the first time, concentrated solar energy can be used to create the extreme heat required to make cement, steel, glass and other industrial processes, generating heat above 1,000 degrees Celsius. — CNN

Mission
Project Pura is a platform that is dedicated to let people worldwide discover, follow and support sustainable ecological projects.

Meet the Farmers Putting Politics Aside to Address Climate Change

The Practical Farmers of Iowa waste no time on partisan stances as they face the challenges of extreme weather and depleted soils — Yes! Magazine

Regional Actions

Answer Governor Inslee’s Questionnaire about the LSRDs
now thru December 24


Join us in supporting Indigenous Nations going to court who say NO to oil and tanker traffic on the west coast!

Give $1, we get $2

2020 Legislative Climate Briefing Webinar
A Clean Fuel Standard will improve our air quality
and it will expand transportation electrification. HB 1113 will be disussed.
Tues. Dec. 3, 2019 — 2-3 pm
RSVP to joelle.robinson@climatesolutions.org and for webinar instructions

Tell Senator Maria Cantwell to co-sponsor S. Res. 404, Senator Ben Cardin’s resolution to keep the U.S. in the Paris Climate Agreement
— Win Without War

Send a message to Rep. Derek Kilmer: Take action on the climate crisis now by championing the 100% Clean Economy Act! — NRDC Action Fund

National Actions

Nori is the world’s only carbon dioxide removal marketplace
Five years ago, the UN issued a report that if we don’t solve problems of soil erosion, we won’t be able to grow food in 50 years

Listen to Bill McKibben’s recent podcast interview
Register in advance for the Dec. 3 Zoom meeting, 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Urgent Action: Say NO to DAPL Expansion — Lakota People’s Law Project

Slam the Door on Keystone XL — MoveOn

Please contact your US Senator and urge her/him to oppose the chemical industry-backed Save our Seas Bill, S 1982.  Time is short and the American Chemistry Council is working hard to pass this flawed bill.
#breakfreefromplastic
[RETWEET NOW!] — Read the letter Get the .PDF

Support The Public Housing Green New Deal Act — Sunrise

Tell President Trump and the U.S. Forest Service: Save America’s Largest Wild Forest — NRDC

Stand with the Indigenous people of the Amazon Sacred Headwaters and pledge your support — Stand.earth

Tell Toyota and other automakers to protect the climate — Change.org

THE PEOPLE’S GND WORKING GROUP IS IN THE HOME STRETCH!  
FINAL CONTENT REVIEW IN MOTION FOR DECEMBER LAUNCH!

Put it on your calendar.

I hope while you hear me speak, I won’t make you terrified – maybe a little – but I’ll also inspire you to join us, and to join indigenous peoples in resistance … for the existence and survival of all of us.

Keynote address at Bioneers Conference
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Support NRDC’s Work for the Environment

Local/Regional News

A wonderful reason to share the season
This Saturday, the 23rd of November

The Second Annual Cranksgiving Food Drive

PORT ANGELES FARMERS MARKET, PORT ANGELES FOOD BANK AND BIKE GARAGE

  • Participants need to bring a bike, cash to shop at participating stores, and a bright smile.
  • Don’t have a bike? Sound Bikes will rent one to you for $10 an hour.
  • Look for our “Ballet” Bike Parking attendants at participating grocery stores.
  • Free registration begins at 10:00 AM at the Farmer’s Market (133 E. Front St, Port Angeles)
  • Prizes awarded at noon.

Alison Silverstein to speak at the Clean & Affordable Energy Conference

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

The world’s largest development bank will stop funding unabated oil and gas projects by the end of 2021 — Climate Home News

Money changes everything

Climate activists briefly shut down Chase branch over tar sands support — Isthmus.com

Community service charge

Madison Police bill youth activists $5,000 for September climate strike, but mayor says charge will “go away”

EPA Science Advisers Push Back on Wheeler,
Say He’s Minimizing Their Role

Also pushing a plan to reduce the use of science in decision making, particularly with pollution — Inside Climate News

Presentation by Rick Thoman on climate changes in Alaska
The Latest News

Iowa Climate Defenders Five
go to trial

Dressed in black and wearing
adult diapers, Bold Iowa supporters were arrested while holding a sign reading “Climate Denier in the White House scare the S#*T outta you?
IT DOES US!”

Climate in Politics

2019 Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice — DemocracyNow!

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Environmental Justice, Shutting Down Pipelines, Capitalism & Billionaires — DemocracyNow!

Pete Buttigieg Climate Advisor
Is a Fossil-Fuel-Funded Witness
for The Obama/Trump Administrations Against Children’s Climate Lawsuit
— Hill Heat | Tuesday, 19 November 2019 | With updates and rebuttal

Did a climate champion emerge from last night’s “debate?” — The Fallon Forum, Iowa

Inspiration

Common Sense for the 21st Century

Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse
By Roger Hallam

Hope for the Future
Lies in the Multitude

A conversation about capital,
consumption, and population
— Sierra Club Magazine