Can the EPA reopen its offices safely? Its employees don’t think so
More than 90 percent of EPA union employees indicated that they did not trust the agency to keep them safe.
Measuring the Emotional Impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. Population
— Visual Capitalist
What The Stockdale Paradox Tells Us About Crisis Leadership — Forbes
“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” — Admiral James Stockdale
Is 2020 the Opening for a Just Transition? — Yes! Magazine
The Amazon Has Seen Our Future — The New York Times
We asked a dozen experts on and from the region to tell us what’s going on, and to imagine a better future.
Regional electric system and demand management make the difference during California heatwave
Lower Snake River dams not critical – clean energy solutions will cover peak demand and protect salmon — NW Energy
Week 46: Read your voters’ pamphlet. Be informed on candidates’ environmental positions.
Take part: Oct. 11–17, 2020
New York City’s garbage trucks
are going green
NYC is testing
electric garbage trucks.
What Regenerative Farming Can Do for the Climate — Yes! Magazine
California will be first to accelerate transition to an all-electric future for vehicles
A lecture series by David Domke on Zoom
A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM: The Nation and the 2020 Election
“I have decided that I am going to again do the three-lecture series that I did in mid-September, with a roughly 20% update on the material to capture developments in the campaign.“
Oct 12: American Democracy in Crisis | 7 pm PDT
Oct 13: The Presidency and Leadership | 7 pm PDT
Oct 14: The Senate, for the Win | 7 pm PDT
#WeArePugetSound and We Vote!
Oct 6, 2020 06:00 PM PDT
Climate Leaders Live — Climate Solutions
Our Health, Our Climate—A Threat and an Opportunity
October 8, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 AM PT
Let’s get the WA Legislature to commit to climate action
— Climate Solutions
Add your voice to the petition calling for an immediate moratorium on old-growth logging — Stand.earth
Support our groundbreaking work
#509-620 View St. Victoria BC V8W 1J6
VIDEO: Hereditary chiefs, matriarchs and legal counsel for Wet’suwet’en speak
350.org Climate Vote Project Toolkit
– Turn out environmental voters to the polls
– Combat voter suppression
– Register our base to vote and vote by mail
We mobilize volunteers for voters
around the country
Here’s how to get started:
1. Join our email list for the latest from CP Leadership
2. Attend our Intro Workshop that occurs every Monday at noon
3. Sign-up for a State Team to join a community and start working!
Tell the Army Corps: Deny the Keystone XL Permit — NRDC
Tell the Army Corps: the KXL Pipeline Endangers the Health of Families and Kids — Deny the 404 Permit! — Sierra Club
Tell the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Defend Endangered Species, Not Fossil Fuel Profits — NRDC
Send Trump’s Secretary of Agriculture a message now: no logging in the Tongass National Forest — Sierra Club
Support the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund — Contribute today!
Hosted by Meaningful Movies Port Townsend
Monday, October 12, 2020 at
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
Choose Democracy has created this pledge:
1. We will vote.
2. We will refuse to accept election results until all the votes are counted.
3. We will nonviolently take to the streets if a coup is attempted.
4. If we need to, we will shut down this country to protect the integrity of the democratic process.
Campaign for a
Overcoming scorn for science
Find Yourself a Tailor. It’s Not Fancy, It’s Freeing.
Climate in Politics
Joe Biden’s new climate ad addresses the plight of American farmers
It’s the first climate-focused ad released by a presidential nominee of a major party in U.S. history. — Grist
Demand all upcoming presidential debates discuss climate change — Daily KOS
Sign the Petition: No Fossil Fueled Administration — Climate Hawks Vote
Add your name to oppose the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett
— 350 Action
The Teaching of the Dams
by OCA member Diana Somerville
- Carbon dioxide:
Nature’s tiny solar panels
- Take a deep breath
- Galileo Fixes Everything
- A Silver Lining
- If You Don’t Like the Heat,
Get Out of the Kitchen
- Rainfall, Evaporation and Desertification
- Runoff and Water Supplies
- Of Drought and Flooding Rains
- 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.