Hot Off the Wire — 2/23/2020

Opinion

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Our Common Enemy is Climate Change
— Bill Moyers

LETTER: Past Republican officials on current affairs — Peninsula Daily News

Illustration by Matt Chinworth

Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns
What if the banking, asset-management, and insurance industries moved away from fossil fuels?

By Bill McKibben September 17, 2019

Solutions

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Australia: Climate Emergency Summit

The summit brought together over 2,000 intellectuals, private sector leaders, government officials, and organizers to explore how to facilitate an emergency-speed climate transition in Australia and across the globe.
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Week 13: Switch to electronic bill notifications and payment

Take part: Feb. 23–29, 2020

Solar Jobs Are Rising in 31 States. Here’s a Look at Utah

How much do you know about Natural Climate Solutions?
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Making the internet more energy efficient
— Chalmers University of Technology

Simulations Identify Missing Link to Determine Carbon in Deep Earth Reservoirs
— University of Chicago

Regional Actions

Now this is demonstrating in style

With better weather comes a lower carbon footprint. No snow tires for bicycles.

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

Next Sunday February 23rd at NOON we will meet in Port Townsend at the triangle near Chase Bank to support the Wet’suwet’en Nation

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From the League of Women Voters


FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE & ITS EFFECTS

Climate Change: *NEW UPDATES* Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enact measures to promote climate resiliency.

Energy: *NEW UPDATES* Advocate for clean and renewable sources.

Forests & Rivers: *NEW UPDATES* Protect our forests from wildfires and preserve as important carbon sinks. Protect our free-flowing rivers from dams, disturbance, and depletion. 

Water: *NEW UPDATES* Protect the quality and quantity of our water supply

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This is a free webinar series

National Actions

Urge your legislators to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act TODAY — Greenpeace

Will you take 2 minutes to voice your support for SB 5947 by calling Rep. Chapman (360-786-7916) today?
The Sustainable Farms and Fields grant program is an effective way to address climate change – Carbon Washington

Tell JPMorgan Chase: It’s time to clean up your act, starting from the very top — Sierra Club

Local/Regional News

JPMorgan Chase’s PNW HQ in Seattle
is totally shut down by 100s of activists

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

A risky expedition to study the ‘doomsday glacier’

15 Years after the Kyoto Protocol Went into Force, the Climate Crisis is Worse Than Ever — Newsweek

Methane is a hard-hitting greenhouse gas. Now scientists say we’ve dramatically underestimated how much we’re emitting — The Washington Post

NASA flights detect millions of Arctic methane hotspots
— Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A group of 16 US Senators just wrote to 11 major banks asking them to ban funding for oil and gas drilling or exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — Sierra Club

What JPMorgan Chase might do on fossils in 2020 — Rainforest Action Network

The New York Times

The Republican Climate Agenda
Solve global warming
without sacrificing coal, gas or oil

Climate in Politics

Climate Change Rises as a Public Priority
But It’s More partisan Than Ever — NY Times


Trump aims for New York in latest Salvo against clean energy
— Crain’s New York Business

Inspiration

A 9-Minute Lesson in Environmental Literacy

Seven Tidbits To Put Things in Perspective — Medium


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Burning Worlds