Inaugural WA Climate Assembly Meeting
We are calling communities throughout Washington State to tune into the conversation of climate pollution at Washington State’s inaugural Climate Assembly. Join us LIVE to listen to the beginning stages of the Assembly process, which aims to find potential solutions for climate mitigation that will be recommended to the State Legislature in the months to come.
Scheduled for this Tuesday
January 12 at 6:00 PM
Three things you really need to know from Grist
Carbon emissions that have already occurred will increase global temperatures by approximately 2.3 degrees C (4.1 degree F)
That’s about 1 degree C higher than previous estimates
Biden climate team says it underestimated Trump’s damage
There “have been very carefully directed budget cuts to the very parts of the [EPA] that are going to be necessary to get rid of [Trump’s] outrageous rollbacks.”
— E&E News
The Trump administration finalized a rule change slashing protections for migratory birds
The move would shield the oil industry from liability for unintentionally killing birds with its pollution.
Sheltering in Place:
How I Find Stillness During Crisis
Do not think of it as quarantine, someone said recently. Think of it as a cloister.
— Yes! Magazine
Fauci says U.S. could soon give 1 million vaccinations a day
Fauci said vaccinations already have begun speeding up.
— PBS News Hour
COVID-19 Sparks a Rebirth of the Local Farm Movement
Could this be the beginning of a new food economy?
— Yes! Magazine
Saturday, January 9, 2:00pm-3:30pm — An Overview of Washington’s State Legislature
Sunday, January 10, 2:00pm-3:30pm — Washington’s Climate Crisis
Saturday, January 16, 2:00pm-3:30pm — Fixing Washington’s Upside Down Tax Code
Sunday, January 17, 2:00pm-3:30pm — Fighting for a Racially Just Washington
In the face of enormous injustice, it can be tempting to sigh and say, “too bad, there’s nothing I can do.”
How activists successfully shut down key pipeline projects in New York
Becoming A Democracy Book Event
14 Jan 2021
5:30 – 6:30 PM
The next Climate on Tap
will be on February 2nd
For further information email Laura Tucker or call 360-379-4491
Port Angeles sewage overflow under scrutiny
Sewage overflows will recur more frequently with climate change
— Peninsula Daily News
Trump vetoes bipartisan driftnet fishing bill
He claimed it would harm small, family-owned fishing businesses.
— The Hill
Methane Emissions on the Lower Snake
December Zoom Event Recording
Learn about the connection between the lower Snake River reservoirs, global climate change, and the role rivers play in the carbon cycle.
WA Commerce releases 2021 state energy strategy for a carbon-free clean energy future
Comprehensive plan details the policies necessary to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, grow the clean energy economy and ensure competitive energy prices
Fareed takes a look at lab-grown meat’s tremendous potential as a choice tool in humanity’s fight against climate change.
— Fareed Zakaria, GPS
‘I’ll be fierce for all of us’
Rep. Deb Haaland is poised to become the first Native American to lead a Cabinet agency.
— Indian Country Today
Deep Decarbonization Requires a Systems Engineering Approach
How Indigenous Communities Are Adapting To Climate Change: Insights From The Climate-Ready Tribes Initiative
‘There’s good fire and bad fire.’
An Indigenous practice may be key to preventing wildfires
For thousands of years, North American tribes carefully burned forests to manage the land. The future may lie in a return to that past.
— National Geographic
Miles For Climate
A Walk Across the United States
Be careful where you walk in National Parks
Park Service investigating after video emerges of ranger repeatedly tasing Native American man for social distancing.
— The Hill
How rooftop solar could save Americans $473 billion
— Los Angeles Times
The tab for damage caused by last year’s hurricanes, wildfires, and other climate-driven disasters in the U.S. was $95 billion
— Los Angeles Times
Climate in Politics
Inauguration 2021: Greenpeace Volunteer Call
The first 100 days of Biden’s presidency will be crucial for our climate.
All We Can Save
Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis
A splendid offering of wisdom, warmth, and inspiration to reshape our vision of climate futures, All We Can Save is a skillfully curated collection of essays, poems, and illustrations that is decidedly feminine in its character and feminist in its approach.
contributor Tara Houska
A Climate Basics Series
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.