Hot Off the Wire — 9/18/2020

COVID Resources

Trump vs. Masks:
Attacks on CDC, Doctors & Scientists Undermine a “Pillar of Pandemic Control” — DemocracyNow!

“They are incredibly important,” says Dr. Gandhi, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)


When Good People Don’t Act, Evil Reigns — The New York Times
Stop thinking that the horrors of the world will simply work themselves out.

Out With Predatory Capitalism, In With a “Life Economy” — Yes! Magazine

Fires Prove the Climate Catastrophe Is a Constitutional Crisis Too — The Nation
The Electoral College and the Senate both marginalize states that are the hardest hit by climate change.


Week 41: Skip the dryer. Hang dry your laundry this week. 
Take part: Sept. 6–12, 2020

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so that you can participate in a survey
that will help direct our long-range plan

The survey is being modeled after one that was created by the
Whatcom Conservation District
Thank You for your interest in conservation

Regional Actions

Webinar #2 of a 4-Part Webinar Series
From the Headwaters to the Sea
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
7:00–8:00 pm, PT

National Actions

Eileen Flanagan
Author, Speaker, Activist

I’m offering my first
pre-recorded online course.

Get more information

Course Curriculum

Cruises cannot be permitted to set sail amidst a pandemic. Will you sign the petition calling on the CDC to extend its No Sail Order? —

Stronger than Storms: Climate and Just Recovery Forum —
Sep 30, 2020 05:00 PM

The Thrive Agend is the bold plan we need for a just COVID-10 recovery
Message your member of Congress in support of the Thrive Resolution today!

Local/Regional News

River Run Farm | Early Fall newsletter

National/International News

Fossil Fuel Research Library

Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration — ProPublica

The Amazon Rainforest Is Burning Again.
Join Forces to Call for an #AmazonCeaseFire!

Amazon: commit to break up with fossil fuels — Greenpeace

As the Arctic thaws, Indigenous Alaskans demand a voice in climate change research — American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fielder Outlines Indigenous Wildfire Plan — SF Weekly
State Senate candidate Jackie Fielder wants California’s Indigenous tribes to play a much larger role in wildfire prevention, as they did before colonization.

Decolonizing Environmentalism — Yes! Magazine

Native Defenders Are Trying to Protect the Arctic Refuge—
And Their Way of Life
— Mother Jones
Gwich’in elder Sarah James describes her efforts to fight drilling.

Dams Alter Nutrient Flows to Coasts
New models indicate how dams worldwide influence the mix of nutrients in river water reaching the ocean. As more dams are built, changing nutrient loads may adversely affect coastal ecosystems.

The New York Times

A season of climate-fueled disasters


It’s Not Just the West.
These Places Are Also on Fire

Sierra Club Forum on the Environmental Law Program

Climate in Politics

Tell the Commission on Presidential Debates: Put climate change front
and center for Presidential Debates
— Climate Hawks Vote

Boosting your local electoral work — 350 Action


Transmutation of Mind and Heart:
Meanderings from a Beach Walk

“This is a call for deep awakening and for a
transmutation of the mind and heart.”

By Jodi Riverstone | September 2020

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
  9. A Sunburnt Country

Note to Yarns from the Farm readers: This is the final regular article in a series on climate change that I’m writing for our local monthly newsletter, the Southern Midlands Regional News (SMRN). There will be a recap article in the next issue, that reviews the whole series. Previous articles can be found in the preceding Yarns from the Farm. The image above was taken after a major fire went through my property in January 2016. And a note to my non-Australian readership: this title and the previous one are taken from a much-loved poem, My Country, written by Australian Dorothea Mackellar at the age of 19, at the turn of the last century.

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