Hot Off the Wire — 10/23-2020

COVID Resources

For some near the Cross Bronx Expressway,
COVID-19 is an environmental justice issue, too
also

Tackling climate change seemed expensive.
Then COVID happened

Self-administered COVID Test

Delightful

Solutions

Ikea Will Buy Back Some Used Furniture

The program, part of the company’s larger efforts to combat climate change, will be available in 27 countries, but not the United States.
— The New York Times


Just 10% of Covid stimulus funds directed to green-energy would be enough to reach Paris goals
A new study puts some numbers on what would constitute a climate-friendly recovery package

Beginning in November, Ikea stores in 27 countries will offer to buy used Ikea furniture from customers.

Credit…Neeta Satam for The New York Times



Regional Actions

FridaysforFuture Returns to Port Angeles

Come stand for Climate with us on Fridays from Noon – 1:00
Clallam County Courthouse
223 E 4th St, Port Angeles, WA 98362


Allan Brothers Workers Strike to Unionize

The Climate Alliance recognizes that the simultaneous crises we face today are deeply intertwined: a public health emergency, an economic catastrophe, and a climate crisis. And, that these crises have day lighted the inequities in our society, underscored our nation’s dependence on essential, frontline workers, and highlighted the importance of unions in the fight for essential worker rights. 

All donations made before October 29th will be triple-matched. Contribute now!


We are seeking your input on the NW Energy Coalition’s strategic direction for the next few years.

National Actions


Local/Regional News

An update talk by local climate activist and scientist Bob Larsen

Climate Warming: Impact of COVID-19 and Latest Developments
November 12 at 6:30 PM on Zoom

Please RSVP to Pastor Kristin-Luana – kristinluana@gmail.com.
She will send you the zoom link!



Tuesday, October 27, 6:00 PM

Meaningful Movies Project

Pursuing and sustaining a Resilient Recovery

The Sequim Beacon has added a multimedia Resources section to their website with recommendations for books to read in the Left-leaning category.
There’s also a link to a timely talk by Noam Chomsky and a PowerPoint presentation on The Two Moralities.



National/International News

Deadly bacteria lurk in coastal waters.
Climate change increases the risks.

Health workers see Vibrio as a rare danger, if they’ve heard of it at all.
But it’s already causing more cases of flesh-eating disease. And it’s poised to get worse.


#SHUTDOWNCANADA2020 |  #ReconciliationIsDead
 #IdleNoMore |  #MMIWG2S |  #MMIW

“Pipeline companies threaten violence to communities, salmon and wildlife with drilling under sacred headwaters.”

Joint Statement by Secwepemc and Gidemt’en Land Defenders

FROM COAST TO COAST
INDIGENOUS NATIONS ARE UNDER ATTACK

The Mi’kmaq are fighting for their inherent & treaty rights to provide for their families

THE COLONIAL GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN SILENT

Calls of justice for Joyce rang out through the country

The Anishinabe have called for a moratorium on Moose hunting

The Haudenosaunee are fighting to stop a development in their territories

The Secwepemc are fighting to preserve their unceded lands and waterways

The Wet’suwet’en are fighting to protect the headwaters

The Gitxsan are fighting against a corporation (CN) lawsuit for occupying unceded lands

POLICE FORCES ARE STANDING BY AND ALLOWING HATE CRIMES TO OCCUR…
  • THE RCMP & OPP ARE ACTIVELY CRIMINALIZING PEOPLE
  • WE SAW THE POWER OF SHUT DOWN CANADA IN THE PAST…
  • THE GOVERNMENT AND THEIR FORCES ARE DONE WITH WORKING TOWARDS RECONCILIATION…
  • IT’S TIME TO STOP TALKING, AND START TAKING ACTION

IT’S TIME TO
SHUT
IT
DOWN

RCMP violently arresting Sepwecemc land defender blockading Trans Mountain Drilling under the Thompson River Friday

End the Violence

N.J. calls for 100% EVs by 2035,
a first for East Coast — EnergyWire

Protect the Western Arctic
Oil rigs are lining-up — Stand.earth

New York says goodbye to 6 dirty power plants and hello to working with communities — Grist

The Cameron Peak Fire in northern Colorado – The largest wildfire in the state’s history — Grist

The City of London has pledged to invest $88 million to zero out its carbon emissions by 2040.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo To Make Good On Pledge To Remove Half Of City’s Car Parking Spaces — Forbes

Massive victory* alert! 
Phillips 66 (P66) publicly announced that they are planning on ditching petroleum refining at their Rodeo facility — Stand.earth

Nestlé: Respect Indigenous rights — Rainforest Action Network


Post-Election Sharing & Support Session

Sunday, November 8th at 4pm PT

We will be holding a post-election sharing & support session for the The Climate Mobilization community.


A Win for Transit Riders, Disability Community, Clean Air and Less Congestion — ClimateSolutions


New poll on climate change:
Denial is out, alarm is in
Americans are now nearly four times more likely to say they’re alarmed about the climate crisis than to be dismissive of it. — Grist


National Newsletters


The Latest News
— The Economist
International Energy Agency — World Energy Outlook
Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Climate in Politics

Inspiration

Kim Stanley Robinson’s Got Ideas to Stave Off Extinction
Inside his new novel, “The Ministry for the Future”
— Sierra Magazine


350.org‘s Digital Storytelling Toolkit for the Climate Movement

Learn how to find your story.
What is it you want to say?
Decide which digital tools to use and how to use them.
We focusing on writing, photo and video
Learn basic photo and video editing
How to strategically share your story once it’s done


Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientist
who has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands since 2000

Note to Yarns from the Farm readers: This is the final article in a series on climate change that I’ve written for our local monthly newsletter, the Southern Midlands Regional News.

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