Hot Off the Wire — 2/28/2020

NEW — Raven Debriefs
RAVEN DeBriefs are conversations between Indigenous thinkers, legal experts, organizers and community leaders exploring the shifting legal landscape upon which moments of crisis — and opportunity — are built
Episode One : The Power of Music to ‘up the Auntie’ in us all

Solutions

Week 14: Ask a friend to join you in reducing your impact and acting on climate change
Take part: March 1–7, 2020

Photo by Ippei Naoi/Getty Images

How to Raise Climate-Resilient Kids
— Yes Magazine

In the face of climate change, children need positive stress as well as compassion to maintain mental health and inform their responses

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

THE CHEHALIS AT A CROSSROADS:  PLANS FOR A FLOOD CONTROL DAM THREATEN THE HEADWATERS

If a dam is built, the populations of spring and fall Chinook that spawn above the dam site may go extinct

Twin Harbors Waterkeeper

Chehalis dam would not address all major storms,
nor regular, shallow flooding
State Environmental Review Process

CHEHALIS: A WATERSHED MOMENT OFFICIAL PREVIEW

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.

NATURAL RESOURCES: Protect and restore:
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* and *ACTION ALERT* Protect the quality and quantity of our water supply.

Call for a Citizens’ Assembly on Climate
Will you encourage the Governor to announce an Assembly?

Please urge your legislators to pass the Climate Pollution Limits bill now!
— Climate Alliance

Urge your Washington state legislators to support these important bills now!
— NRDC Action Fund

It is time to address plastic pollution in Washington.
Urge Your Legislator to Pass The Reusable Bag Act — Puget SoundKeeper

National Actions

Fight for Climate Congress 2020
Sign up now to join the webinar on March 10,
with a special message from Bill McKibben on how you can get involved in the fight for Climate Congress 2020!

Local/Regional News

SOUTHERN RESIDENT KILLER WHALES & COLUMBIA/SNAKE RIVER CHINOOK: A REVIEW OF THE AVAILABLE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
FEBRUARY 2020

Office of the Governor – 900 Court Street NAE, Suite 254 – Salem, OR 97301-4047 – Phone: 503-378-4582

TEDxBigSky
Dammed to Extinction
Michael Peterson & Steven Hawley

17 utilities, environmental groups ask NW governors to address lower Snake River issues — The Energy Activist


In observance of Billy Frank Jr. Day
Willie Frank III, Billy’s son, will speak on
– Saturday, March 7, 2020, at
– Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (QUUF),
– 2333 San Juan Avenue, Port Townsend at 7:00 pm. 
Billy Frank Jr. Day, which was established by Washington State, November, 2015, when President Obama awarded Frank a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom. The following month, the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge was renamed in Frank’s honor.
This event is free and open to the public

Jordan Cove LNG pipeline in Oregon was just dealt a major setback and is now delayed indefinitely

Jim Wells/Postmedia

The $20 Billion Fronter mine shelved
amid escalating rail blockades
— National Post

Notice of Withdrawal of the
Frontier Oil Sands Project Application

Who’s banking the Coastal GasLink pipeline? — Rainforest Action Network

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

JP Morgan economists warn
Climate Crisis is threat to human race

Leaked report for world’s major fossil fuel financier says Earth is on unsustainable trajectory
— The Guardian and also BBC News . . .

Please help pressure the remaining major U.S. banks to follow their lead.
— Alaska Wilderness League


How the Climate Crisis Is Making the Spread of Infectious Diseases Like Coronavirus More Common — DemocracyNow! interview

The New York Times

The Coronavirus and Carbon Emissions

Climate in Politics

The American Heartland Institute
is supporting climate change deniers
in Germany with the goal of undermining climate protection measures
–Correctiv.org

Erik McGregor/LightRocket/Getty Images

How JPMorgan Chase
Became the Doomsday Bank
The financial giant is the fossil-fuel industry’s biggest lender. Protesters hope a national campaign of civil disobedience will force it to change course
By Bill McKibben

Want to hear more about how climate change is factoring into the election? Climate 2020 is the podcast for you.

Inspiration

Category:
Burning Worlds