Hot Off the Wire — 8/28/2020

Flu Virus Resources

Opinion

The Climate Window

“Nothing feels possible and Everything feels possible.”
-Dr. Katharine Wilkinson

More about the complex history of our past economic recoveries from depression and recession

We Need to Talk About the GOP’s ‘Black Friends’
The Republican National Convention has been all about using Black people to convince white people it’s OK to vote for a bigot. — The Nation

Solutions

Week 40: Sip more soundly and take a closer look at your beverage choices
Take part: Aug. 30–Sept. 5, 2020

Join on Tuesday, August 25, 7 p.m. CDT for a 1-hour panel discussion about veganism, vegetarianism and the #BoycottBigMeat campaign

A Fun Way to Stop Buying Things You Don’t Really Need
A few years ago, illustrator and editorial cartoonist Sarah Lazarovic felt like she was buying too much “crap.” So she stopped shopping for a year, then documented her withdrawals and, eventually, all the lessons and tips and tricks she learned about not buying things. — Yes Magazine

Regional Actions

13th Annual Symposium

September 17, 2020, 9 AM – 4 PM
Creating a Model for Global Decarbonization through Washington State Science, Engineering, and Technology
— WA State Academy of Science

National Actions

Demand an Amazon Ceasefire:
Tell BlackRock to Stop Financing Amazon Fires!

Tell Toyota & General Motors Make Clean Cars and End the Attack On Clean Air! — Sierra Club

Liberty Mutual: Drop Trans Mountain Now — Rainforest Action Network

Tell big banks to STOP investing in climate-busting coal plants — NRDC

Local/Regional News

Heat is turbocharging fires, drought and tropical storms this summer
— The Washington Post

National/International News

350.org — 2019 ANNUAL REPORT

United Nations Climate Change Annual Report for 2019


The New York Times

How racist urban planning left some neighborhoods to swelter

Climate in Politics

OCA Signs letter to DNC
for a ban on fossil fuel executives,
lobbyists, and representatives having any advisory or official position
in the Biden campaign and administration


When It Comes to Climate Change, It’s Joe Biden Versus the DNC

The Democratic presidential nominee knows that halting fossil fuel subsidies is imperative. Why doesn’t the DNC?


Since we can’t safely gather in person, virtual events provide a unique opportunity to hear from and interact directly with environmental champion candidates. Below is the latest list of upcoming virtual events with links to RSVP and contribute.

  • 8/31, 8:00pm ET: Rev. Raphael Warnock (candidate for US Senate, GA), Dr. Al Gross (candidate for US Senate, AL), and Dr. Barbara Bollier (candidate for US Senate, KS). Click here to RSVP.
  • 8/31, 5:30pm MT: Gov. John Hickenlooper with special guest Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. Click here to RSVP.
  • 9/1, 5:30pm MT: Clean Energy 4 Biden hosted by CO Chapter. Click here to RSVP.
  • 9/1, 6:00pm ET: Clean Energy 4 Biden hosted by the National Chapter. Click here to RSVP.
  • 9/2, 7:00pm ET: Dr. Cameron Webb (candidate for US House, VA-05). Click here to RSVP.
  • 9/2, 8:00pm ET: Clean Energy 4 Biden with special guest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Click here to RSVP.
  • 9/2, 7:00pm ET: Clean Energy 4 Biden with special guest Rep. Eric Swalwell. Click here to RSVP.
  • 9/3, 6:00pm ET: Clean Energy 4 Biden hosted by Tom Steyer with special guest Nicole Systrom. Click here to RSVP.
  • 9/8, 5:30pm MT: Clean Energy 4 Biden hosted by CO Chapter. Click here to RSVP.
  • 9/8, 8:00pm ET: Clean Energy 4 Biden Trivia Event. Click here to RSVP.
  • 9/9, 5:00pm PT: Clean Energy 4 Biden Low Carbon Fuels Event. Click here to RSVP.
  • 9/10, 6:00pm ET: Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) hosted by LCV Action Fund and other green groups. Click here to RSVP.
  • 9/15, 7:00pm ET: Clean Energy 4 Biden Event with members of the Obama Administration. Click here to RSVP.
  • 9/2, 7:00pm ET: Clean Energy 4 Biden with special guest Rep. Eric Swalwell. Click here to RSVP.
  • 9/16, 7:00pm ET: North Carolina State Candidates with special guests Gov. Roy Cooper and Tom Steyer. Click here to RSVP.
  • 9/16, 5:30pm ET: Clean Energy 4 Biden hosted by PA Chapter. Click here to RSVP.
  • 9/17, 5:30pm ET: Margaret Good (candidate for US House, FL-16). Click here to RSVP.

Inspiration

Category:
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
  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