Hot Off the Wire — 1/10/2020

Opinion

LETTER: Endorses local contributions to climate knowledge
— Peninsula Daily News – Friday, January 3, 2020

My Journey to Radical Environmentalism
It’s never too late to take action aimed at
protecting our planet.
By Charles M. Blow, Opinion Columnist,
— New York Times

In agreement with a comment on the article:
@A Reader in Hampstead I can’t agree more with this writer, Charles.
There’s nothing more important right now than pushing our political leaders to take massive action, now–or to get rid of them and elect new ones. No amount of individual lifestyle change is going to accomplish the scale of change we need, at the speed we need.
See Al Gore’s commentary in your own paper:

The Climate Crisis Is the Battle of Our Time, and We Can Win
Ed Chadd | Port Angeles, WA

Names and Locations of the Top 100 People Killing the Planet
— Films for Action

“The earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses.” – Utah Phillips

Solutions

Week 7: Recycle snack wrappers in a Subaru Loves the Earth TerraCycle bin at your local REI
Take part: Jan. 12–18, 2020

The Impact of Fossil Fuels in Buildings
A Fact Base

The first step in solving this problem is understanding it

Cleaner fuels for WA and our climate
A ClimateCast look back at 2019

Regional Actions

We are standing for mother Earth and humanity, especially for the youth inheriting this future.

Join us on #FridaysForFuture
Noon to 1:00 at the Port Angeles downtown fountain

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

The 9th Annual Greenpeace Action Camp is April 9th-14th, 2020, Near Cazadero, California
Accepting applications until January 31st, 2020

National Actions

I can volunteer to work on the scorecard

I can’t volunteer now, but please let me know about additional volunteer opportunities later on this year

Learn to Defend Voting Rights
and Environmental Justice

WEBINAR – Wednesday, January 15 – Noon-1:00 PT


Take action for the climate on January 28th!
Greenpeace activists across the country will host textbank parties in their communities to contact voters in their state about the upcoming election

Join the movement to get rid of the Electoral College — Climate Hawks Vote

Tell Automakers to End the Attack on Clean Car Standards! — Sierra Club

Local/Regional News

No Time To Waste: The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC and Implications for Washington State

Related consequences for Washington state

Contact your legislators today:
Ask them to take action for climate this session!

  • Climate Pollution Limits (HB 2311)
  • Clean Fuel Standard (HB 1110)
  • Transportation For All
  • Zero Emission Vehicles (SB 5811)
  • Washington Conservation Voters

Fall 2019 Clean & Affordable
Energy Conference Digest

Energy leaders discuss challenges and opportunities as the Northwest transitions to a clean energy system

National/International News

Investment Bankers Are Now Waging the War on Coal
As UN climate negotiations faltered, bankers on Wall Street brought good news for the climate. What’s even happening? — The Atlantic

Driving Electric Is Cleaner Than Ever

Big improvements in lowering global warming emissions by driving plug-in electric cars, thanks to cleaner electricity generation

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One thing you can do:
Help to preserve forests


— The New York Times

Climate in Politics

Bernie Sanders’s Latest Endorsement: Sunrise Movement — New York Times

Ed Fallon endorses Tom Steyer for President — The Fallon Forum
” Steyer’s record on climate is second to none”

Trump Rule Would Exclude Climate Change in Infrastructure Planning
— New York Times

Inspiration

Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientist
who has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands since 2000

Carbon dioxide:
Nature’s tiny solar panels

Note to her readers: This is the first in a series I’ve written on climate change for our local monthly newspaper. I wanted to go back to the basics of the science behind climate change.
I’ll post them in coming Yarns.
Cheers, Nan

Grassroots Rising:
A Call to Action on Climate, Farming, Food, and a Green New Deal

“This is a book that should be in the hands of every activist working on food and farming, climate change, and the Green New Deal.”


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Burning Worlds