Hot Off the Wire — 8/21/2020

And you think we have a heavy lift. We can do it.

A neighbor of an Amish family had a large metal pole shed that they no longer wanted. The Amish Family said they wanted it. How will you move it they were asked???  They replied that some of their friends would help them move it to his property about 800 yards away.?? 250 friends showed up!

Flu Virus Resources

Umbra is Grist’s advice columnist who tries to provide well-researched answers to a wide variety of climate-related questions

Global COVID-19 Containment: Confirmed Cases, Updated Daily

This continuously updated chart provides a more complete look at the efficacy of COVID-19 containment strategies.
— Visual Capitalist


Together, You
Can Redeem the Soul
of Our Nation

Though I am gone, I urge you to
answer the highest calling of your heart and
stand up for what you truly believe.
By John Lewis | July 30, 2020

What Have We Done to the Whale?

The creatures once symbolized our efforts to save the planet; now they demonstrate all the ways we have devastated it.
By Amia Srinivasan | August 17, 2020

An Update to the 2916 Paper
“The Lower Snake River Reservoirs Generate Significant Amounts of Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas” | July 2020

Is Economic Growth the Wrong Goal?
A podcast by Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics

Roots Deeper than Whiteness: Remembering who we are for the well-being of all
White Awake
Waking ourselves for the benefit of all


Week 39: Celebrate the 104th anniversary of the National Park Service by getting outside
Take part: Aug. 23–29, 2020

Regional Actions

OCA Joins 41 Organizations
Asking Governor Inslee to Oppose
Roberts Bank Terminal 2 near Vancouver, BC

Transformative Climate Advocacy
Engaging the Personal and the Political

Select Fridays,
September 11 – December 4, 2020,
9–10:30 am Pacific

Email Patrick Barredo, to get the link to the Zoom meeting.

View the movie now | Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom

National Actions

We’re trying new campaign tools this cycle and we want to hear from you — Climate Hawks Vote

First of four mass calls happened Wednesday, August 12th at 5pm PDT,
with three more meetings taking place through November elections

Local/Regional News

Forest Carbon Management Report

The Status of Science
on Forest Carbon Management to Mitigate Climate Change
(June 1, 2020)

Do Mountain Forests Hold the Answers for Climate Science? — Yes! Magazine

Foresters Could Lead on Carbon Drawdown
Most standard, plantation-style commercial forests in the region hold less than a third of the carbon of old-growth stands. In the face of mounting pressure to reduce emissions, this shortfall offers an opportunity. Sightline profiles one forester in Oregon who is leading by example.

Professor in a tree over TransMountain Pipeline vows not to come down
— The Seattle Times

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

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

National/International News

Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education is now offering a new online program Climate Change Policy: Economics and Politics — October 5-9, 2020

Michelle Lujan Grisham, the governor of New Mexico,
called for urgent climate action
— The New York Times

COVID-19 Lockdown Demonstrates How Economy-Wide Transformation Can Halt Climate Change


The New York Times

We’re already down to 0% for the year

Climate in Politics

Vote Safely and Securely!
Volunteer to text voters in battleground states

Sign up today
All you need is a computer and an internet connection
— NRDC Action Fund


Emotional Resilience Toolkit for Climate Work

From Climate Therapy Alliance via Grace Hope of

Join Hank Lentfer for Raven’s Witness:
Lessons From a Life in Alaska’s Wilderness.
— Sponsored by the Alaska Wilderness League

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:00 –  5:00 PM

Burning Worlds


“Why focus on climate change in your third anthology?”

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
  8. Of Drought and Flooding Rains

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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