The question is how we’ll remake the world.
Gregg Gonsalves | The Nation
PBS NEWSHOUR — Science
As we head into the winter months, it’s important to remember that the coronavirus remains highly contagious, regardless of what temperatures are outside.
‘We can’t give up.’
U.S. can still control the spread of COVID-19, experts say
U.S. public health leaders have warned in recent days that the coronavirus is spreading unchecked throughout the U.S. — and likely to become significantly worse.
Week 51: Check the sustainability attributes of items you buy regularly.
Take part: Nov. 15–21, 2020
Enter the dynamic duo of the SAFE Cities movement and the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty (FFNPT)
Add your name to the global movement taking on fossil fuels — Stand.earth
Returns to Port Angeles
Fridays from Noon – 1:00
Clallam County Courthouse
223 E 4th St, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Can you step up to help FLIP both seats in Georgia
and secure a green majority in the Senate?
Sign the petition: There is no place for fossil fuel fans like Heidi Heitkamp and Ernest Moniz in a Joe Biden Administration
10 Executive Actions we demand on Biden’s first day in office:
- End fossil fuel extraction on public lands.
- End crude oil and gas exports.
- Deny permits for new fossil fuel infrastructure projects and rescind federal permits for Keystone XL.
- Stop fracking through EPA pollution rules.
- Create a Just Transition task force.
- Investigate and prosecute fossil fuel polluters.
- Direct federal agencies to assess and mitigate environmental harms in low-income areas and communities of color.
- End fossil fuel subsidies.
- Use the Clean Air Act to set a science-based national pollution cap.
- Ensure a just and equitable recovery from climate-related disasters.
If you support these 10 Executive Actions, add your name
and tell the incoming Biden and Harris administration to make them happen.
Upcoming Climate Alliance partner webinars
Nov. 17th – Washington Budget and Policy Center is hosting a discussion on the WA state Budget and how we ensure an equitable recovery
Nov. 17th – Transportation Choices Coalition is hosting a transit chat W/ partners; Duwamish Clean Up Coalition, Puget Sound Sage to discuss How can road pricing advance equity?
Join advocates, community leaders, policymakers, students, and other civic-minded Washingtonians on November 17 for Budget Matters 2020 Virtual Summit
In this Transit Chat series, we will explore how transit funding is the foundation for transit equity. How are transportation projects currently funded on federal, state, and local levels?
2020 Carbon Friendly Forestry Conference
Tuesday, November 17 – Wednesday, November 18
This bipartisan group might prove key to Congressional action on climate in the next two years.
“A Biden win is a first step to a better future,” said Ken Caldeira, a climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution, via email. “But we have a long road ahead of us.”
McDonald’s is debuting a new line of plant-based options,
“They’ve given us a mandate for action on covid, the economy, on climate change, on systemic racism.”
— President-Elect Joe Biden
Instead of moving away from areas in climate crisis, Americans are flocking to them. As land in places like Phoenix, Houston and Miami becomes less habitable, the country’s migration patterns will be forced to change.
“Because global emissions in 2020 are so much higher than they were 10 or 20 or 30 years ago, that means that a year wasted in the Trump administration on not acting on climate has much bigger consequences than a year wasted in Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush or Bill Clinton’s administration,” said Michael Wara. — New York Times
‘We want real action’: young activists aim to fill void on climate with Mock Cop26
Frustrated by the one year postponement of UN talks, young people have organised their own virtual conference.
— The Guardian
Benjamin Storrow, E&E News reporter Published: Friday, November 6, 2020
Half of Chinese auto sales will need to come from electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids or fuel cells by 2035, according to a new report from the country’s organization of automobile experts. The remaining fossil fuel vehicles will need to be hybrids.
Climate in Politics
Climate change “is the issue that throws the Georgia runoffs into sharpest relief. If Democrats win 50 seats in the Senate, large-scale climate legislation is possible, even likely. If they don’t, it’s simply not going to happen.”
“So many people just standing, screaming and hollering, ‘Two, four, six, eight, we don’t want to integrate. Two, four, six, eight, just tear that [bleep] away,’ and just every kind of thing they were saying, you know? But we just got out. … And they start pitching eggs and tomatoes and everything. But they didn’t hit us, because the marshals really took care. And when we walked to the step, when we got to the step, they had city policemen, and they says, ‘You cannot come in.’ And two of the marshals said, ‘The United States, the president, said we can.’”
The Problem We All Live With — Wikipedia
Sightline Institute announces a new book: Becoming A Democracy
Sightline’s Kristin Eberhard’s new book offers pathways to becoming a real democracy—ways to transform voting rights and elections to restore faith in American democracy.