Hot Off the Wire — 3/6/2020

What can I do about the spread of CoronaVirus?

Solutions

Week 15: Count the number of single-use plastic items you use this week

Take part: March 8–14, 2020

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


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. 

Send the petition to your STATE elected officials:
Do even more to curb climate change — we do not have time to wait
— Climate Hawks Vote

Enough is enough. Send a letter to your state legislature demanding that they divest from fossil fuels — Stand.earth

National Actions

Climate Congress Campaign
National Launch Webinar March 10 — 350.org
The vision of 350.org’s new Climate Congress campaign is to help elect climate champions and push elected officials to take bolder climate action

Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition
How to Host an Action to #StoptheMoneyPipeline Webinar
Sunday, March 8 at 5:00 pm PT — 350.org
Stop the Money Pipeline April 23 organizing Toolkit

Leaders of the finance sector remain under scrutiny
No more public money for Trans Mountain

Sierra Forum: Defund Climate Destruction

Date: Wednesday, March 18 | Time: 2:00 pm PT

MISS YOUR TRAIN IN STYLE?

Demand that Lyft and Uber do better for our communities and the climate!

Lyft and Uber have both run car-promoting, anti-public transit ad campaigns.

Local/Regional News

On a scale of 0-14,
how familiar are you with the ocean acidification pHacts?!

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

Arctic drilling operators can’t accurately pinpoint polar bear dens
which means they can’t avoid destroying them — The Washington Post


Donate today to protect the Arctic Refuge from oil and gas development
— Alaska Wilderness League

The New York Times

A global ‘pollution pandemic’
Air pollution is killing more people than war, malaria or cigarettes

Inspiration

  1. Carbon dioxide:
    Nature’s tiny solar panels
  2. Take a deep breath
  3. Galileo Fixes Everything

Galileo Fixes Everything is the third installment of a series on climate change that I’m writing for our local monthly newsletter

The image above is today’s satellite-derived sea surface temperature for the Indian Ocean, courtesy of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Category:
Burning Worlds