Hot Off the Wire — 5/23/2020

Flu Virus Resources

Will you take the COVID/Climate
Video Challenge?
Join us in starting a global conversation about the relationship between COVID-19 and the climate crisis

Opinion

Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility
Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health

by Wael K. Al-Delaimy, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo

Available for free download as PDF or EPUB file at:
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-31125-4

Solutions

Week 26: Ditch the chemicals. Warm water, vinegar and elbow grease make a great household cleaner.
Take part: May 24–30, 2020

The Interfaith Earth Care Coalition

It’s estimated that reducing food waste by 50%, Washington would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of 345,000 passenger vehicles taken of roads and more than 184,000 gallons of gas never burned.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Waste-Toxics/Reducing-recycling-waste/Organic-materials/Food-waste-prevention/Food-waste-plan

Home composting can help. It can make us mindful of what goes in and out of your refrigerator, making us better stewards of the food we buy and consume.
Mitigation: Does home composting create CO2? Some. (All decomposing organic matter does). But much less than sending food to the landfill where it gets buried and produces methane. And less than the production and transportation of commercial fertilizers.

Boxes, Buckets and Barrels, oh my! There are myriad ways to create a composter, from a simple heap to ingenious containers, no cost and low cost: https://www.diyncrafts.com/33618/home/gardening/35-cheap-easy-diy-compost-bins-can-build-weekend

Mind Your Green and Browns: Creating the right blend of carbon and nitrogen rich materials, along with oxygen and water, will get your compost “percolating”. https://www.wideopeneats.com/inclusive-guide-home-composting/
Interfaith Earth Care Coalition


Social Community is a virtual live series focused on discussions, hangouts, and webinars led by youth leaders and adult allies across the country

Change Everything is a podcast by people who are freaking out about climate, racism, and inequality… and thinking through solutions as big as the crises we face

Regional Actions

Understanding Energy with Dam Sense DamSense.org
Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 5:00 – 6:15p.m.
Space is limited, so please register https://buytickets.at/damsense/374621
Presentation: 40 minutes | Q&A: 30 minutes

The Audubon Washingotn Advocacy Manual and a complete series of webinars

National Actions

Leadership Webinar on National Climate Bills | 350.org
URGENT:  FEDERAL CLIMATE BILLS & STRATEGY
Date & Time: Wed.  July 1, 2020.  Noon-1:30 pm.
Zoom Register.   FB Event.


Sierra Forum | The Sierra Club
Watch the Video of the May Forum

Local/Regional News

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

Weekly Announcements

Special Edition: Even More reasons to Grow Your Own Food

National/International News

6th Annual #AntiChevron Day

@Chevron deliberately dumped 16 billion gallons of toxic oil waste into the Ecuadorian Amazon, lost a $9.5 billion lawsuit yet refuses to pay to clean it up!


The New York Times

Your ZIP Code and Your Life Expectancy

Also this week, what electricity demand reveals about the pandemic

Inspiration

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
  5. If You Don’t Like the Heat,
    Get Out of the Kitchen

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.

Category:
Burning Worlds