Hot Off the Wire — 9/23/2020

COVID Resources

Mapped: Basic Income Experiments Around the World

Amid the pandemic, the idea of Universal Basic Income has been gaining steam with policymakers. — Visual Capitalist


Noam Chomsky’s Green New Deal

A chat about his new book with co-author Robert Pollin
— Vox


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

Fix Our Planet, Part 4: Reinventing a Material World — Make: Magazine

Regional Actions

National Actions

December 3, 2020 4:00-5:30 PM PT
September 30, 2020 05:00 PM PT

Join the Greenpeace volunteer webinar with Naomi Klein and get involved in Greenpeace’s critical electoral work | September 30, 2020 04:00 PM PT

Local/Regional News

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

The Food Justice Film Festival is free and open to the public. Sign up now to receive a link unlocking access to each film for 24 hours on the day of its screening. — CENTER for BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

The Latest News

The New York Times

Getting climate into the presidential debates


Climate disruption is here. Now what?

Understanding How the Air Quality Index Works — Visual Capitalist


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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