Hot Off the Wire — 01/24/2020

Opinion

Even before Australia erupted in wildfire, the European Space Agency was asking,
“Is the earth on fire?,” as multiple fires burned across the globe.
Read more about 2019 fires, and fire-tracking via satellite, here.

Bill Joy has a plan to cut global carbon emissions in half

Solving the Climate Crisis Can’t Be Gamified — Kamp Solutions

Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns

New York Times | Bill McKibben
Illustration by Matt Chinworth

What if the banking, asset-management, and insurance industries
moved away from fossil fuels?

Solutions

Week 9: Try to go paperless for one day this week.
Take part: Jan. 26–Feb. 1, 2020

The combined reach of the stakeholders of The Wave is enormous — Climate Solutions

Olympic Peninsula Natural Climate Solutions Information Session
— Dungeness River Audubon Center – Monday, February 3rd

Solar panels capture solar energy from the sun even during short winter days — Tesla

Regional Actions

‘You have not seen anything
from us yet,’

. . . so far during this decade,
we have seen no signs whatsoever
that real climate action is coming,
and that has to change.

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

#StrikeWithUs | StrikeWithUs.org

There is a new force on the earth composed of a diverse coalition of youth-led and adult-led organizations.
89 days until Earth Day

Join the SAFE Cities movement
Check out our FAQ page here

Learn how local residents in the refinery community of Whatcom County, Washington are making their home SAFE.

If you live in the U.S. and pay state sales or income taxes, then you are almost certainly funding fossil fuel companies

Yes, I will defend the Amazon


How can you be involved in the state legislative session?

Tell your Legislator to support a Clean Fuels Standard!
— Washington Environmental Council

Sign up to join a textbanking party near you — Greenpeace | #Climate2020

Join the 350 WA – Civic Action Team
We know that legislators don’t hear enough from their constituents about the climate crisis – together, we are changing that

Here’s what you can do TODAY!

National Actions

Support all of our efforts to protect our oceans and planet — Greenpeace

About Marine Turtles

Ocean-Dwelling Species Are Disappearing
Twice as Quickly as Land Animals

In Hot Water:
The Climate Crisis and the Urgent Need for Ocean Protection


2020 Climate Reality
Leadership Corps Trainings

  • Las Vegas, Nevada: March 8 -10
  • San Antonio, Texas: April 14 – 16
  • Raleigh, North Carolina: June 29 – July 1
  • Detroit, Michigan – August 11- 13
  • Orlando, Florida – September 3 – 4

Sign here if you agree and tell Trump and Carson to stop illegally blocking aid for Puerto Rico

Of $18 billion that Congress appropriated in September for Puerto Rico for disaster relief, only $8 billion has been released — Daily Kos

The Trump Administration’s Attacks on Clean Water Safeguards Continue — Help Fight Back!

Protect Clean Water from Toxic Power Plant Coal Ash
— NRDC

Help NRDC jumpstart a new decade of climate action
Make a tax-deductible donation today

Tell Amazon: respect your workers, respect the planet — Greenpeace

Stand with youth climate activists — Stand.earth

Sign the petition: Demand Trump’s BLM Acting Director William Pendley resign — Climate Hawks Vote

It’s time to stop supporting climate chaos with taxpayer money — 350.org

JP Morgan:
Green your Trillions!

Remember this name: Jamie Dimon
He’s the King of Carbon

Local/Regional News

Dead Birds Washing Up by the Thousands Send a Warning About Climate Change

Researchers estimate an unprecedented 1 million common murres died along the Pacific Coast during the 2014-2016 ocean heat wave. Credit: Dave Walsh/VW Pics/Universal Images Group/Getty Images

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

Harvard Law Students Protest Law Firm Paul Weiss for Representing ExxonMobil — DemocracyNow! video

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Denies Standing to youth plaintiffs’ case in ​Juliana v. US

Dutch appeals court upholds
landmark climate change ruling
Netherlands ordered to increase emissions cuts in historic ruling that puts ‘all world governments on notice’ — The Guardian

What’s Up with Banking and Climate
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The New York Times

Things We Can Do:
The Big Picture

Climate in Politics

Conservative States Seek Billions to Brace for Disaster
(Just Don’t Call It Climate Change.) — The New York Times

Inspiration

Climate Grief Workshop in May Seattle Southside Commons
The time has come sweet ones to honor our pain for this world
together as a community

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