Hot Off the Wire — 12/16/2019

Opinion

Save the rare wild beauty of
the Tongass National Forest
from renewed logging
— The Seattle Times

In the early ’90s, we saw the timber industry here in Southeast Alaska collapse due to a lack of profitability, despite half a century of heavy federal subsidies.

The Big Picture — opinions from Fridays for Future web site
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. . .what we need now is real climate action and not just another talk show.” — Nnimmo Bassey,
director of
Health of Mother Earth Foundation

Solutions

Week 4: Forgo traditional wrapping paper to cut down on waste
this holiday season
Take part: Dec. 22–28, 2019

Regional Actions

We are standing with those around the globe for FridaysforFuture
as a constant presence, not allowing folks to forget that climate change
is the most critical issue to face us all!
We are standing for mother Earth and humanity,
especially for the youth inheriting this future.
Noon to 1:00 at the Port Angeles downtown fountain.
Bring signs if possible

The House impeachment vote is scheduled for next week
The Nobody Is Above the Law network has activated
Will you join us in the streets on Tuesday evening?
Over 450+ events planned nationwide! — Sierra Club
Protect our democracy — and our planet

WHEN: Tuesday, December 17 at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Four Corners of Sequim Ave and Washington Streets, Sequim WA Signups: 197 attendees

We need you to submit a public comment to protect San Francisco Bay from becoming the supertanker highway of the Pacific and prevent increased refining in the Bay — Stand.earth

What are your environmental priorities?
Climate change impacts us all
Share your environmental priorities with Hilary

The same day the Puyallup Tribe and the City of Tacoma each declared a climate emergency, PSCAA approved this project based on deeply flawed analysis that fails to protect our climate and community safety
— Washington Environmental Council
Tell YOUR representative: We can’t build a clean energy future by investing in dirty energy

Dammed to Extinction” filmmakers need
your support to pursue upcoming opportunities
to tell our story

You can support research directly via
Center for Whale Research

National Actions

Forest Defenders Increasingly Come Under Fire in Brazil’s Lawless Amazon — Amazon Watch

“I am worried for my children.
We know that we are running risks because we issue denunciations and fight for our territory and for the river… The situation has worsened. They are attacking and want to eliminate us.”
– Alessandra Munduruku

Sign the petition: I support Greta Thunberg, and other youth climate activists
— Daily Kos

350.org Wants to Know What You Think
Take a moment to fill out this survey and help shape the direction of our movement

Local/Regional News

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

Weekly Announcements December 9

National/International News

The 2100 Project: An Atlas for the Green New Deal — The McHarg Center

Italy makes climate change education mandatory in schools
— Planet Ark News

Italy will make learning about climate change a compulsory part of the education curriculum from next year

Greta Thunberg Slams COP25,
Says Response to Climate Crisis Is”Clever Accounting and Creative PR”
— DemocracyNow!

“We Want People Power Solutions”:
Activists Ousted from COP25 for Protesting Corporations — DemocracyNow!

COP25: Developing Countries Charge Ahead with Bold Climate Plans as Rich Countries Drag Their Feet — DemocracyNow!

“The Most Extreme Fires
We’ve Ever Seen”:
Record Climate-Fueled Wildfires Engulf Australia in Smoke
— DemocracyNow!

What’s Up with Banking and Climate

Inspiration