“Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes politically inevitable.” — Milton Friedman
Unpersuasive: | Knowable Magazine
Why arguing about climate change often doesn’t work
Week 17: Spring cleaning time! Donate old items instead of throwing them out
Take part: March 22–28, 2020
Elon Musk’s Battery Farm Is an Undeniable Success
It’s the bet that saved Australia tens of millions of dollars.
#FridaysForFuture in Port Angeles is suspending gatherings until further notice. We will be ramping-up our #DigitalStrike effort in coming days.
Greta Thunberg urges ‘#DigitalStrikeOnline‘
rather than big crowds amid coronavirus outbreak
Announcing the first-ever 350.org
Regional Conversation Series!
Monthly discussions around key organizing topics
FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE & ITS EFFECTS
Tell Trump: No bailouts for shale oil producers — Climate Hawks Vote
Tell Trump and the federal government: no bailouts for Big Oil and the fossil fuel industry — Stand.earth
Tell the Senate to invest in people, not polluters — 198 Methods
Tell Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to ban climate disinformation and fossil fuel greenwashing on the platform — Greenpeace
Will you join the Twitter storm and let your opposition to this tree-to-toilet pipeline be known? — Stand.earth
UCS is monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily and may modify our supporter communications as we do our best to balance progress on our shared priorities with the ongoing public health crisis. We encourage all our supporters to practice social distancing to the extent possible and have implemented several practices at UCS. Stay well.
Quileute Tribe Climate Action Planning – a wealth of references & resources
Rocky Mountain animals will move as the climate changes
These corridors could give them a safer path — The Washington Post
Sustainable Farms and Fields bill (SB 5947) passed the Washington State legislature!
“While we can’t hug, fist bump or
march together, now IS a good time
to dig in and learn more about the incredible people, achievements,
and challenges our movement is founded upon. .”
Dammed to Extinction
is now available for streaming
on-line, for $4.99
COVID-19 resource .Doc for US local groups — from 350.org
These resources were collected with the goal of best supporting the resilient network of 350 US groups during the emergence of COVID-19. This is a living doc intended for local groups to share within their organization and communities.
Stand.earth’s statement on COVID-19: Community care and climate action
— The Washington Post
New Report Reveals Global Banks
Funneled $2.7 Trillion into Fossil Fuels
Since Paris Climate Agreement,
with Financing on the Rise Each Year
Our Sierra Forum: Defunding Climate Destruction will be postponed — Sierra Club
The Soil Solution
Policymakers, entrepreneurs and farmers are increasingly looking to soils in their fight to slow climate change
Out of Antarctica, churnings of climate change
The interplay of carbon dioxide, winds and Southern Ocean waters could be reaching an environmental tipping point
Why green energy finally makes economic sense
Solar and wind generators have suddenly become just as cheap as other ways to produce electric power
What makes food ‘local’?
An anthropologist looks at the myriad ways we link food to place — and whether it really could make a difference — Knowable Magazine
–Lynn Ungar 3/11/20
An Imagined Letter
from Covid-19 to Humans
This is a series I’m writing 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.