Hot Off the Wire — 10/15/2020

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Our President has scheduled a town hall on NBC at the same time as Vice-President Biden’s instead of debating him as planned.
If this is a ratings showdown for voters, YOU can make your choice
at 5:00 PT tonight on ABC TV | NBC TV.

More than 50 speakers in five curated sessions that combine TED’s signature blend of actionable and research-backed ideas, cutting-edge science, and moments of wonder and inspiration.

COVID Resources



Week 47: If you don’t need it immediately, consider a slower shipping option.
Take part: Oct. 18–24, 2020

The Birds & the Bees
Taking flight for all living things.

Regional Actions

The struggle against Coastal GasLink continues! 
Callout for long term supporters on the ground.

Long Term Supporter Callout
Both the Unist’ot’en village and Gidemt’en checkpoint are seeking long term supporters who can come out and support on the ground for multiple weeks or months.

Many projects need finishing as winter approaches and people with outdoor skills and a commitment to work hard and follow indigenous leadership are needed. 
Is this you? Apply today! 

Unist’ot’en Village ApplicationGidemt’en Checkpoint Application

This event is part of a fall online speaker series hosted by our partners at Save Our Wild Salmon.

Click here for speaker bios.
Register to receive the Zoom link 

Inflection Point: a post-election Climate Leaders Live conversation

Voting Matters
Mobilizing the Vote

October 16 | 1:00 p.m. ET 
— The Washington Post

Photo of what Sierra Club members like you said are some of the things they’re fighting for this election!

National Actions 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!

Call Chase CEO Jamie Dimon on the Paris Agreement — Stop the Money Pipeline

Tell Alok Sharma, President of COP26, to keep big polluters out of the upcoming UN climate talks.
Sign now. —

Local/Regional News

National/International News

New Polling Shows Voters Want to Hold Big Oil’s Feet to the Fire — Gizmodo

The New York Times

After a Year in the Ice,
the Biggest-Ever Arctic Science Mission Ends


Clean up your Halloween

Climate in Politics

Preparing to Defend the Election:
How to Plug in Locally

Break out the Banners and Lights: Defend the election Oct. 18-24

Here are a few things we know that will hopefully put your mind at ease as you prepare to vote:

  1. The USPS plays a vital role in our community delivering important services to Washingtonians and we stand with USPS workers who are doing their best to get ballots postmarked for all voters in Washington state in time for the November 3rd General Election. 
  2. Either voting by mail or dropbox are both safe and secure ways to have your vote counted. The best thing you can do to ensure your ballot is counted after returning it is use your voter portal to track the status of your ballot. 
  3. Voting earlier is always better! Washingtonians have almost 3 weeks to cast their ballots and voting early not only gives you more time to troubleshoot if there is an issue with your ballot, it also means that campaigns and entities that encourage people to vote will spend less resources ensuring your vote counts. 
  4. Your County Elections Department will be able to give you the most up to date information and recommendations on ensuring your ballot counts. You can look up your County Elections Department here and check out their website or contact them if you have concerns about your vote counting. 
  5. We must vote for leaders like Gael Tarleton for Washington Secretary of State who will ensure we expand access to voting and preserve the ability to vote safely and securely. 


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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