The OCA Report
This episode of the OCA Report introduces a segment I’m calling “The Readers’ Corner” This episode presents a reading by Jodi Riverstone of her meditational piece, “Transmutation of Mind and Heart: The meanderings from a beach walk”.
I hope this reading will inspire other OCA’ers to share their own thoughts, feelings in writing and either record themselves or send their work to the Report so we may produce a reading.
Transmutation of Mind and Heart:
The meanderings from a beach walk
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So When Can I Get the Covid Vaccine?
And why do I still have to wear a mask? — The Nation
Winter inversions threaten to increase air pollution, COVID-19 risks
“We’re now talking about two pandemics. We have a pollution pandemic, and we have the COVID pandemic.”
— Environmental Health News
Planning for a Climate Crisis Helped a Small Indonesian Island Battle Covid-19
Local leaders and volunteer groups that were established to address the effects of global warming quickly switched gears to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
— Inside Climate News
1,000 years of fake meat in 2 minutes
We prepared six faux meat dishes from the past 1,000 years, ranging from mock lamb chops in 965 to the “bleeding” Impossible Burger in 2016.
The U.K. has taken a big step in its transition to electric vehicles
Britain opened an electric-only car-charging station powered exclusively with renewable energy. —
An Open Letter about Soil and Carbon
An open letter from former Clallam County resident Don Wilkin, now living in the Midwest
Wednesday, December 16 — noon – 1:30 Pacific
Thursday, December 17 —
6:30 6:00 – 7 pm Pacific
It’s time for a new generation of leaders to take over.
— Sunrise Movement
The Story of Plastic
December 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST
in Port Angeles
We will be taking a break until at least after the Holidays. But of course anyone who wants to stand in front of the courthouse on Fridays from 12 to 1 can.
It’s time to blow the whistle on Trump and get Biden off the bench on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. — Stand.earth
The climate case for calling out fossil fuel companies online — Heated
Don’t sacrifice polar bears for Arctic oil
Submit a public comment to let the incoming Biden administration know this is unacceptable
Climate change is flooding the remote north with light – and new species
— PBS News Hour
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has just given draft approval for a company to harass polar bears while searching for oil in the area this winter.
— Center for Biological Diversity
Act now to tell the Service this permit should be denied.
Tell the EPA: Stop the Bluewater Oil Terminal Project!
— The Sierra Club
The Washington Climate Assembly is Coming Soon!
- CLEAN FUELS NOW
- CLEAN AND JUST TRANSPORTATION
- CONSERVATION WORKS
- VOTING JUSTICE
- HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL ACT
- WORKING FAMILIES TAX CREDIT
- WORKER PROTECTION ACT
Denmark is keeping it in the ground
Denmark’s parliament has voted to phase out all oil and gas exploration and extraction in the North Sea. All existing leases to extract fossil resources will expire by 2050.
How climate change could undo 50 years of public health gains
People around the globe are healthier now than they were just a few decades ago. — Grist
The surprising reasons why people ignore the facts about climate change
“People routinely ignore facts on a whole host of issues, including climate change.” — Grist
When facts fail to convince, storytelling may do the trick
Facts are great and all, but sometimes you just need to tell a good story. — Grist
Do Biden and Trump voters even speak the same language?
The results of the 2020 election left people puzzling over the minds of their fellow Americans. — Grist
The European Union can reach net-zero emissions at no cost
6M jobs destroyed in transition
11M new jobs created — EURACTIV
European Union agreed to make the target of net-zero emissions by 2050 legally binding
2030 Targets on hold — Reuters
McKinsey partner Hauke Engel discusses what it would take for the EU to reach its goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
This International Human Rights Day,
We call on the world to fight for Indigenous rights and self-determination.
Warm Arctic, Cold Continents? It Sounds Counterintuitive, but Research Suggests it’s a Thing
Scientists suspect that rapid warming in the Arctic is causing more climate extremes farther south, including bouts of severe cold and snow in the Northeast.
— Inside Climate News
Report Provides a Preview of the ‘New Arctic’
Also this week, five climate reporters recommend books they’ve enjoyed.
Climate in Politics
How can we hold politicians to their promises on race and climate?
“Being cautiously optimistic is what helps you hold people accountable.” — Grist
Tell President-Elect Biden: Restore Science to Government Decisionmaking
Remind your legislator of their commitment to an Evergreen Future
How to Fund a Just Economic Recovery
The five principles of the “People’s Bailout” — Yes! Magazine
Dogs Love the Snow