We reach a small milestone with this 100th Edition of HOtW
PBS News Hour
Providing 8.2 gigawatts of power, enough to power 2.7 million American homes.
GM’s Super Bowl Ad Starts an EV Twitter War
— EV News
Registration open for all four sessions.
Four Mondays, March, 1, 8, 22, 29
10:15 am to 11:15 am PT
What is ‘Solarpunk’ and how do I participate?
— Yes! Magazine
Existential Toolkit for Climate Educators Discussion Series
“Exploring new ideas for telling climate change stories”
Friday, February 19 at 9:00 am PT — Join
Washington Environmental Council
Learn how the crime of ecocide could become an instrument for grassroots land defenders
Tuesday, February 16 at 4 pm PT
People for Climate Action
Cities Climate Action Summit IV:
TACKLING THE BIGGEST GHG IMPACTS
Saturday, February 20th | 9:30 am
Cities Climate Action Summit V:
SETTING EFFECTIVE PRIORITIES,
PLUS TWO CASE STUDIES
Saturday, February 27th | 9:30 am
‘An Ecological Civilization: The Path We’re On‘
All trainings are SATURDAYS 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PT
Send a direct email to CEOs now.
You’re invited to join Greenpeace Fund Executive Director Annie Leonard for a Greenpeace Live audio townhall
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 1 pm PS
Ferrero is destroying rainforests for you!
— Rainforest Action Network
GOP congressman pitches $34 billion plan to breach Lower Snake River dams in new vision for Northwest
— The Seattle Times
Support Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) just released a historic proposal.
— Columbia Riverkeeper
“ENNIS – A Creek Worth Saving“
Take a deep dive into OPB’s reporting on wildfire and what we should do about it.
Tribe steps into solar age
— The Lewiston Tribune
To Develop Climate Resilience, We Need to Look at Indigenous Communities
— The Bull & Bear – McGill’s Student-run News Magazine
Two Native American firms will be technical consultants on $46 million energy project.
Biden killed the Keystone Pipeline. Good, but he doesn’t get a climate pass just yet
‘Our survival utterly depends on living in nature, not apart from it,’ Indigenous rights advocate says
— The Globe and Mail
Interior Announces Series of Tribal Consultations in Recognition of the Importance of Nation-to-Nation Relationship
— Red Lake Nation News
Callout for Supporters at Unist’ot’en
The Unist’ot’en Healing Centre is seeking supporters who can stay at camp for at least two months. People with strong communication skills, a willingness to work hard doing dishes, shoveling snow, and other necesary tasks and a commitment to the struggle for indigenous sovereignty are encouraged to apply!
Learn more about spending time at camp and apply here.
Local and Regional Newsletters
In California, half as much.
— Yahoo News
Biden’s Civilian Climate Corps comes straight out of the New Deal
One of the most popular programs from the New Deal is making a comeback.
Canada implements its first-ever national climate plan — the Pan-Canadian Framework.
Read the Study in Nature
Most countries aren’t hitting 2030 climate goals, and everyone will pay the price
— National Geographic
Climate modeling expert Gavin Schmidt will be the agency’s first ever senior climate advisor.
‘People should be alarmed‘:
air pollution in US subway systems stuns researchers
Some stations in the Northeast clocked the kind of pollution levels researchers typically find near large wildfires.
— The Guardian
“If we had been asleep at the wheel, it could have been a real problem.”
“only a fraction of the carbon stored in a standing tree” remains within wood products.
Last month, more than 5,500 people gathered online for the inaugural Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest.
Ten Years Ago, Ecuadorian Communities Won a Historic $9.5B Victory Against Chevron
Imbalance of power and environmental racism have so far allowed them to escape paying up
New Framework to Assess How Wildlife Management Activities and Weather Patterns are Driving Contact Rates in Elk
New Mapping Tool Predicts Future Conifer Declines After Wildfires in the Western United States
Advancing the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy into a New Decade
Report Now Available
— Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Flash flood in the Himalayas
Climate in Politics
How is our new President’s plan progressing?
— Climate Hawks Vote
A running log of environmental and climate actions from the Biden administration.
— Moyers on Democracy
Call Now: Urge your Senators to End the Filibuster
Q. How can I get others out of a funk if I am deep in one too?
Acclaimed science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson has returned to Earth from Mars, 2140 and 2312, to tell our story of the next decade or two from inside the Ministry for the Future, an advocacy committee which originated from the Paris Climate Accords and the global failure to meaningfully affect the climate.
Events, causes, solutions, advocacy, civil disobedience, finance both national and global, politics, technology, anarchy and power structures are deeply examined for their efficacy as the Ministry attempts to cajole and coerce governments to mitigate their carbon production.
I can see why this is reportedly one of Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2020. Ministry for the Future has scope that would make sense to a former president, while focusing on the experiences of individual characters to explain the meaning to those of us who are less well versed.
If I could get policymakers, and citizens, everywhere to read just one book this year, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future.”—Ezra Klein
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.