It’s Time to Tell a New Story About Coronavirus—
Our Lives Depend on It
The way we talk about contagion matters.
It shapes how societies respond—and whether many of us will survive.
By Sonia Shah | July 14, 2020
— The Nation | History
How a coronavirus vaccine
will get to market
— PBS News Hour
U.K. summit calls for
freely available virus vaccine
— PBS News Hour
“The Pandemic Could Get Much, Much Worse”
if we don’t take bolder action now
This interview with John Barry contains a brief history of the
1918 “Spanish” Flu. Fascinating!
— DemocracyNow! interview
The Pandemic Could Get Much, Much Worse.
We Must Act Now. — The New York Times
It’s time to get serious about the causes of pandemics: UN report
How to Stop the Next Pandemic: U.N. Report Links Outbreaks to Climate Crisis & Industrial Farming — DemocracyNow! interview
The Left Is Remaking the World
By Amna A. Akbar | July 11, 2020
— The New York Times
Ms. Akbar is a law professor who studies leftist social movements.
10 ways social change organizations can support the
Black Lives Matter movement
The difference between being an anti-racist and not being a racist
has never been more stark — By Todd Paglia, Executive Director, Stand.earth
The Climate Emergency Won’t Wait for the Press to Play Catch-Up — Moyers on Democracy
Mayabel Rents waits for a bus next to a flooded street on Sept. 29, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida
What Do the Racial Wealth Gap, Police Brutality, and the Climate Crisis Have in Common? Wall Street
By Alec Connon — Common Dreams
The biggest banks, it turns out, are every bit as complicit in the climate crisis as they were in the slave trade.
Philadelphia Delays Unhoused Encampment Eviction as
CDC Says “Let Them Remain” & Stop COVID Spread — DemocracyNow! interview
Fix Our Planet: Electrify Everything!
Let’s enable our Makers to Make a Better Now
Week 34: Use your windows and shades to heat and cool your home.
Take part: July 19–25, 2020
OCA joins the 350.org Washington Network!
The Network will help our group speak with a strong statewide voice but still leave us the flexibility to voice our own opinion.
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Is a Bad Actor
Right now, PSE is targeting children with coloring pages for a “gas town” and a racist mascot called Don Fuego.
When you care about Walrus,
tell ConocoPhillips to leave them alone in the Arctic
— Alaska Wilderness League
Don’t bail out plastic recycling! — Greenpeace
Support real solutions, like the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act!
Urge the Senate to pass this amendment to cut the Pentagon budget by 10 percent — Win Without War
Tell your Senators: Vote yes on Amendment 1788 to cut military spending by 10%
Celebrate 3 Key Victories Over Oil and Gas Pipelines
Understanding Trump’s Harmful Attack on NEPA
The National Environmental Policy Act gives us all a voice. The Trump administration is trying to silence it. — NRDC
The Trump Administration Is Reversing 100
Environmental Rules. Here’s the Full List.
— The New York Times
How to Travel at Home: Finding New Routes Through Our Daily Lives
Fool’s Gold: Financial institutions waste billions undermining climate action
Financial institutions risking our renewable energy future by supporting the European coal sector
How Facebook Handles Climate Disinformation
Critics say a company policy that exempts opinion articles from fact-checking amounts to a huge loophole for climate change deniers. — The New York Times
Climate in Politics
3 unexpected ways Joe Biden plans to
tackle climate change — Grist
Biden Announces $2 Trillion Climate Plan
Joe Biden’s plan connects tackling climate change with the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis, while also addressing racism. The proposal drew praise from his onetime critics. — NYT
Joe Biden unveils aggressive $2tn
climate and jobs plan
Proposal outlines $2tn for clean energy infrastructure and climate solutions, to be spent as quickly as possible in next four years
— The Guardian
Pipelines, Politics and the Power of Indigenous Protest
By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan
THE NEW GROUP
NRDC is joining forces with The New Group, a New York-based theater company, to host FACING THE RISING TIDE — a digital series of readings and conversations about the climate crisis, environmental racism, and hope.
And we’d love for you to join us for these special online events
the week of July 20-24.
Get more information and register to attend this online series for free.
Facing the Climate Emergency
A Radical Self-Help Guide to Become the Hero Humanity Needs
By Margaret Klein Salamon,Clinical Psychologist & Founder of The Climate Mobilization
- Carbon dioxide:
Nature’s tiny solar panels
- Take a deep breath
- Galileo Fixes Everything
- A Silver Lining
- If You Don’t Like the Heat,
Get Out of the Kitchen
- Rainfall, Evaporation and Desertification
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. Nan