Hot Off the Wire — 12/4/2020

COVID Resources

5 Big Picture Trends Being Accelerated by the Pandemic

–Visual Capitalist

Little Free Pantry locations growing on North Peninsula

by Matthew Nash
November 25, 2020
— Sequim Gazette

Port Angeles Farmer’s Market

If you want to talk farms, local food, and ways to plan meals, please join us

Solutions

Will Gallin, Geologist
Dept. of Natural Resources
Olympia, Washington


Regional Actions

Your opportunity to Comment on the Draft State Energy Strategy

Monday, December 7th: Two public comment periods, 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm


350.org WA Legislative Priorities 2021
News from the 350 WA Civic Action Team

11th Annual Northwest Climate Conference

Online on April 6-8, 2021
Working Together to Build a Resilient Northwest




#FridaysforFuture
in Port Angeles

Fridays from Noon – 1:00

Clallam County Courthouse
223 E 4th St, Port Angeles, WA 98362

National Actions

The Challenge of Drought on a Changing Planet

Session One, December 5, 2020,
Saturday, Noon Pacific Time

Can you take action today to stand in solidarity with those on the frontlines to help #StopLine3?


Stop Trump’s Last-Ditch Push
to Open the Arctic Refuge to Oil Drilling

Snow-capped mountains and the Canning River, taken during an NRDC Programs staff trip to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), Alaska, in July, 2019.

Webinar recording with Jane Fonda, Randi Weingarten, Juanita Lewis, and Anthony Rogers-Wright.
A project by Greenpeace


Saving Life on Earth Fund
can Double you contribution


Co-Sponsor the Cabinet Climate Test

Joe Biden’s appointments will shape his administration, so now is the moment for our movement to be crystal clear: no fossil fuel allies in the Biden Administration

Local/Regional News



Northwest Decarbonization Conflicts with Utility Plans for More Gas

The region’s biggest utilities are banking on more fossil fuels for decades to come. — Sightline Institute

UW climate expert: We are moving into uncharted territory

State climatologist says the declining snowpack threatens water supplies as population grows.
— HeraldNet, Everett

Indigenous Climate Scholar Dr. Kyle Whyte on Making Kin with Climate Change


Speaker and Event Series
Evergreen State College


Make America Green Again
by Pamela Roberts
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National/International News

Which countries have emitted the most CO2?

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared a climate emergency on Wednesday


Amazon Watch’s Executive Director, Leila Salazar-López, joined allied human rights organizations to testify before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on the status of the human rights of Indigenous peoples in the Americas.


Teens to Europe: Do better

— Grist

Portuguese youth activists are suing Europe for its role in climate change.

The Government Can’t Keep Up with Abandoned Oil Wells

— Grist

The number of abandoned oil and gas wells is on the verge of exploding. These industry insiders want to be part of the solution.


Members of the Mi’kmaq nation scored an enormous victory to buy Clearwater Seafoods, a company that harvests shellfish in waters where the tribe’s ancestors once fished.



Net-zero pledges are gaining popularity

Disconnect between net-zero emissions targets and action — SP Global

Indigenous Groups Vow to Keep Resisting as Construction Is Approved for Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline
— DemocracyNow!


G.M. Accelerates Its Ambitions for Electric Vehicles

General Motors says it will increase its investment and model offerings over the next five years “to expedite the transition to E.V.s.”
–The New York Times


What is the Future of Meat?


National Newsletters

Climate in Politics

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Tuesday, December 8 at 1 p.m. PT
— League of Conservation Voters

A Climate Convergence:
Uniting for Victory 2021

What is the Strategy for National Climate Legislation?
How Can We All Unite in Common Cause for Success?

Wed. Dec 9 & Thurs. Dec. 10, 2020
Six Sessions.  9-11 am.  Noon-2.  3-5 pm. PT
Closing Climate Cabaret.  Thurs @ 5 pm PT


Washington Environmental Council with
Washington Conservation Voters
Post-Election virtual Recap and Next Actions


Georgia Senate Victory Fund Event

Wednesday, December 9th | 5:00 p.m. PT

Please join GA Senate candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff for a conversation on climate and clean energy as we approach the January 5th special elections.

Inspiration


photo credit: Jose Pelaez

INTERVIEW WITH
MARY TING

By Amy Brady


How to prepare kids for the climate crisis?
Cara Hoffman’s books might help

— Grist / Mark Lepson / HarperCollins Children’s Books

In her fantastical frog story,
a marsh full of creatures fights industrial waste.



Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientist
who has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands, Tasmania since 2000
Note to Yarns from the Farm readers: This is a series of articles on climate change that I’ve written for our local monthly newsletter, the
Southern Midlands Regional News.
Cheers, Nan