Hot Off the Wire — 2/19/2021

COVID Resources

West Coast States’ Failure to Reopen Schools Is a Disaster

The ongoing closure is creating an educational, social, and mental-health crisis.
— The Nation

Solutions

How Norway Shot to No. 1 in EVs

All it took for a boom in clean transport was a pop star, forward-thinking policy and a dash of civil disobedience.
— Inside Climate News


Do we need more scary climate change articles? Maybe.
— Grist


Ikea’s ambitious plan to make its cheap furniture last forever
— Grist

Regional Actions

Climate Town Hall with
Representative Kilmer

Olympic Climate Action and Local 20/20
will be cosponsoring the event on
March 10 at 5PM

Rep. Kilmer will provide an update on federal climate legislation and take questions from attendees. Stay tuned.

Tell Ecology: We Need New Rules for Fossil Fuels!
— Sierra Club Washington State


Take Action Network
Daily Dashboard

Learn more about your emailed Daily Dashboard of Suggested Actions.


Sign the Petition to Jefferson County Commissioners and Commissioner Franz to expand the Dabob Bay Natural Area
— Sierra Club

National Actions

Today, let’s turn President’s Day into #PlasticFreePresident Day by taking to Twitter. 
— Greenpeace


Congress can pass legislation that would require President Biden to declare a climate emergency right now
— 350.org


Tell your senators: Confirm Deb Haaland

Will you take one minute to write to your senators in support of her nomination? Every signature will be delivered immediately.

Deb Haaland’s Senate hearing set
— Indian Country Today

Tell Congress: We need a clean energy future for all.
— NRDC Action Fund

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Tell banks:
defund Line 3

Stopping Line 3 – and its funders – is a matter of justice.
— Climate Hawks Vote

Call Chase Bank to Defund Line 3
If mailboxes are full, send an email now!

Local/Regional News

A Blueprint for Success

After climate-protection drift and despair, Cascadia could be entering a new climate age.
— Grist

3 inflatable Orcas at demonstration. Stop Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Jason Redmond / AFP via Getty Images

National/International News

Top Economists Warn U.S. Against Underestimating Climate Damage

A new paper argues that returning to estimates for the cost of carbon dioxide used in the Obama era would leave the U.S. far behind its Paris Agreement goals.
— Bloomberg Green

The US Returns to the Paris Agreement Today
— With Lots of Work Ahead for the World

Slashing emissions at home is only part of the challenge—the United States must also help other countries go green.
— The Nation

Climate in Politics

Ah, Sweet Normalcy:
Obstruction and Dysfunction
— Yes! Magazine


No More “Cap and Trade” Games
— The Retiree Advocate newsletter

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Inspiration

Margaret Klein Salamon
is excited to tell you about the launch of her new project, Climate Awakening, which aims to unleash the power of climate emotions through thousands of small group conversations.

Open notebook computer showing small conference call.

Let’s break the silence.

Join a
Climate Emotions Conversation

Share your climate terror, grief, and rage with people who understand.

An Existential Toolkit for Climate Educators:
Discussion Series

Think Again book cover. Adam Grant. A match burning with a blue flame.

Think Again is
a must-read…

Bill and Melinda Gates

The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life


Yarns from the Farm blog.
Nan Bray sitting with her shepherd dog, in front of her sheep and hillside in Tasmania, AU.

Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientist who has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands, Tasmania since 2000

A Climate Basic Series.
Thumbnail images of the 9 basic examinations of the climate.
Link to the series.

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