Hot Off the Wire — 7/31/2020

Position Announcement:

Washington State Climate Assembly
Program Assistant

The Climate Assembly Washington Initiating Team is looking for excellent candidates to serve as Program Assistant for the first-ever “Citizens’ Climate Assembly”
in the United States!

Flu Virus Resources

Understanding the Disconnect Between Consumers and the Stock Market
— Visual Capitalist

Trump’s October Surprise:
A Vaccine for Covid-19?
What do we have to lose by rushing a vaccine into production? A longer pandemic, a colossal waste of money—and the risk of undermining public confidence in all vaccines.


— Visual Capitalist


Prisons Are An Environmental Justice Issue
By Brad L. Blackburn III, Advocacy and Community Outreach Intern | July 23, 2020

Letter: We need PUD’s help in saving our salmon
Norman Ritchie of Rockaway Beach | July 24, 2020
— The Tillamook Headlight Herald


Join the National Academies for a series of virtual workshops on Enhancing Federal Clean Energy Innovation from July 27 – August 7
— Eventbrite

Week 36: Shop in person,
locally and seasonally
Take part: Aug. 2–8, 2020

EV Batteries: An Overview of the Impacts and Solutions

Plug In America Webinar
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
9:00–10:15 am PDT – FREE

Climate Justice Now! How? | Jill MacIntyre Witt | TEDxVail
What One Person Can Do About Climate Change | Ella Lagé | TEDxHamburg

Environmental Activism Tips with Jared Mead
Time: July 31, 2020 06:00 PM 
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 844 3798 2269 |Passcode: 646828

Regional Actions

Help ensure bold climate policy is passed
this next legislative session in Washington
350 WA Civic Action Team is hosting a meeting for state-wide volunteers
interested in climate policy and citizen advocacy!
When: Friday, August 7, 2020, 9:00 AM PDT  | Register in advance

Too many Washington communities face high levels of pollution, lack economic opportunity, and are overlooked in decisions that affect their lives
The stakes in 2020 could not be higher

Our Climate Leaders Live! series is back next month with a look at the future of the built environment

Building Electrification
August 13th at 10am PDT

National Actions

Conservation cannot be done
with chainsaws

Add your voice to #SaveEboForest

After receiving an “F” in sustainability (for the 2nd year in a row),
Procter & Gamble (P&G) made a flashy announcement last week —
Help expose Procter & Gamble’s greenwashing

Send a message to Facebook: Climate disinformation is hazardous to our health!
— Climate Solutions

Local/Regional News

Inslee puts Chehalis dam on hold, calls for non-dam fixes for river’s woes
— KUOW npr

Community Solar Basics
Links to the recorded sessions:
Consumers (Episode 1)
Programs/Policy (Episode 2)
Project Development (Episode 3)

National/International News

Record-Breaking Lightning Bolts Spark Excitement — Smithsonian Magazine

Voices on the Forefront:
Youth climate activists and the fight to protect the Arctic
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:00 PM –  5:00 PM ET

Join Us on August 3rd to Celebrate a Decade of Our Children’s Trust

August 3rd, at 12pm Pacific

New Mexico PRC embraces 100% renewable future for Four Corners
Coal-fired power plant to be replaced with 100% renewable energy
— Western Environmental Law Center

What’s Up with Banking and Climate
Vote for the Earth” series
The New York Times

It’s Summer. Let’s Talk About Hockey.

Also this week, health benefits from cutting emissions

Climate in Politics

Tell the DNC: Tackling the Climate Crisis Means Tackling Toxic Fossil Fuels
Target: Democratic National Committee — 350 Action


Burning Worlds

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
  6. Rainfall, Evaporation and Desertification
  7. Runoff and Water Supplies

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

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