Hot Off the Wire — 4/10/2020

Are we resilient? — WE ARE RESILIENT!

“The music is amazing, but the interpretive dancing is just baffling!”

Flu Virus Resources

If you’ve wanted to see Derek Kilmer with a beard,
Here’s your chance . . .

A message from U.S. Representative Kilmer and CoronaVirus resources.


Destroyed Habitat Creates the Perfect Conditions
for Coronavirus to Emerge

COVID-19 may be just the beginning of mass pandemics
— Scientific American

This aerial photograph, taken on September 30, 2019, in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, shows an area devastated by logging. Credit: Alexis Huguet Getty Images

Four stories from

What are the parallels between climate and COVID? — Yes Magazine

Lessons from the Coronavirus Can Help Us Overcome the Climate Crisis

Friedman: With the coronavirus, it’s again Trump vs. Mother Nature
April 1st, 2020 | by Thomas L. Friedman / The New York Times


Week 20: Read about environmental issues on the Co-op Journal
Take part: April 12–18, 2020

How to Act on Climate Change:

A User’s Guide for 2020 and beyond —

47 Earth Day Tips You can Do

How to Keep Your Zoom Chats Private and Secure

Trolls. Prying bosses. Zoom’s a great video chat platform, but a few simple steps also make it a safe one
— Wired Magazine

Regional Actions

Webinar 1 – Recording
Adam Gagnon and Mike Sawyer
Webinar 2 – Sign-up
The People vs. Climate Inaction 
with Richard Overstall, legal counsel for Wet’suwet’en, and Kiran Oommen
TUESDAY APRIL 14 | 4:00 Pacific

National Actions

Demand the House pass the Ban Fracking Act!

Our Callings in the Time of Coronavirus | Eileen Flanagan

A free series of conversations with social justice authors and activists who can help us make sense of this time. They will be Tuesdays at noon Eastern during April on Facebook Live.

Local/Regional News

Protect People, not Polluters

National/International News

Special Climate Edition:
How We Will All Solve the Climate Crisis

The Battle Against Global Warming Is the New Cold War
Here’s how to mobilize the same federal machinery that gave us Wi-Fi, semiconductors, GPS, and the internet—this time to fight climate change

A couple articles are free.
Print + Digital Access
6 months for $5

Abnormally warm Gulf of Mexico could intensify the upcoming tornado and hurricane seasons — Washington Post

Using Art and Song to Grow Our Movement in Times of Pandemic
(60 min video recording plus transcript): 
How can we use collective arts and art making to connect, work together, grow our movement and keep pushing for positive change, while remaining at home and safe? Arts Organizer David Solnit

The Peace Poets Song Lyrics & Audio file —

Strike, divest, and vote to save humanity and our planet.

On April 22-24, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, millions of people around the world are going online for a three-day mobilization to stop the climate emergency.

Join us for three days of action — from teach-ins, musical performances, divestment, and more. All you need is an internet connection.


A 24 hour international live stream on April 24

Online Climate Program,
Join also FFF trainings!

The New York Times

Japan’s climate plan sends ‘wrong signal’

A troubling story for communities of color

After Coronavirus Response, Older Generations Must Step Up for Youth

Climate in Politics



And People Stayed Home” | March 2020

Fact v Fiction: “And The People Stayed Home” Viral Poem By Kitty O’Meara (2020), Not Kathleen O’Meara (1869)

Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientist
who has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands since 2000
  1. Carbon dioxide:
    Nature’s tiny solar panels
  2. Take a deep breath
  3. Galileo Fixes Everything
  4. A Silver Lining

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.
Cheers, Nan

Burning Worlds

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