Green finance with Jessie Martin of Carbon WA
A podcast about sustainability and innovation in business and government.
Cities Across Europe Are Making Space for Nature
Through the process of rewilding, cities can improve both human and environmental health.
LETTER: Pope and climate change
By Sherry Schaaf
— Peninsula Daily News
Only the nonreligious believe in climate change, Cal?”
Cal Thomas: There’s no beef in Bill Gates’ climate wokeness
…the latest religion for the non-religious, which would be ‘climate change’.”
A U.N. report summarizing the most recent climate action plans of countries participating in the Paris Agreement predicts that current national climate pledges will only reduce 2010 emissions levels by 0.5 percent by 2030. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projects that global emissions need to fall by 45 percent in that timeframe in order to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F).
By Cameron Oglesby | Grist
House Bill 1091 Passed the House
Creating a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle pilot sales and use tax exemption program.
Now, it’s on to the House
Contact your Representative
Let the Senate know that you agree that #CleanFuelsNow is important to you!
— Climate Reality Project
Reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuel.
— Washington Conservation Voters
Climate & Energy Forum
2021 Federal Climate Legislation
Derek Kilmer, U.S. Rep., 6th District
Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator, (invited)
Wednesday, Mar. 10 | 5 pm — 6 pm PT
New Rules for Fossil Fuels:
Protecting WA Communities
Climate Justice is Protecting Community Health
Tuesday, Mar. 9
Centering Frontline Communities
Tuesday, Mar. 23
To world governments and all signatories to the Energy Charter Treaty:
As world citizens, we call on you to pull out of the Energy Charter Treaty and stop its expansion to other countries. The treaty is incompatible with the Paris Climate Agreement, and it allows coal, oil and gas corporations to obstruct our transition to a clean energy future. It’s time to disarm fossil fuel firms now, so they can no longer impede urgent climate action and put their interest above our public health and security.
— AVAAZ – The World in Action
- Time for Europe to draw exit scenarios from the Energy Charter Treaty (Euractiv)
- Big energy sues Netherlands over coal phase-out (DW)
- Energy Charter Treaty – Dirty Secrets
- EU governments whipsawed by climate and coal lawsuits (Politico)
- Africa should resist acceding to the Energy Charter Treaty (Bilaterals)
This series of five FREE 1.5 hour trainings is to ground us in shared principles and empower us to take bolder and more strategic action.
Call Representative Derek Kilmer
Phone calls are on the most effective ways to put pressure on public officials.
Demand President Biden take action to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies for good
Watch, Listen, Discuss:
The Pollinators Documentary & What’s at Stake
Wednesday, Mar. 10 | 3:30 pm PT
Stop deforestation in order to prevent the next pandemic
Just Recovery Gathering on April 9-10-11
The Global Just Recovery Gathering is a three-day online event featuring interactive workshops, cultural sessions, and hands-on trainings
Join us in designing a new path towards a better future for all.
This event will feature a powerful line-up of climate leaders from all over the world, including Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Vandana Shiva and many, many more.
Oregon’s logging industry says it can’t afford new taxes
But prices have never been higher and profits are soaring.
— OregonLive | The Oregonian
Bill Gates, Climate Warrior. And Super Emitter
The billionaire’s new book, a bid to be taken seriously as a climate campaigner, has attracted the usual worshipful coverage. When will the media realize that with Gates you have to follow the money?
— The Nation
Facing an EV boom, AEP, Duke, 4 other utilities unveil plan for multi-regional charging network
— Utility Dive
Local and Regional Newsletters
Restoring our oceans
in one generation
Wednesday, Mar. 24 | 5:30 pm — 6:30 pm PT
Most of our planet is covered by a vast blue expanse that holds 97% of our water and 80% of all life forms. The ocean surrounds and sustains us, providing the oxygen for every second breath we take, food for almost half of humanity, and critical resources for human health, leisure and energy production.
A Clean Energy Milestone: Renewables Pulled Ahead of Coal in 2020
Low costs of wind and solar power helped renewables pass coal in electricity generation; gas remains the leader.
— Inside Climate News
US energy storage market shatters quarterly deployment record
More batteries powered up in 2020 than in 2013 through 2019 combined
— Wood Makenzie
Atlantic Ocean circulation at weakest in a millennium, say scientists
Decline in system underpinning Gulf Stream could lead to more extreme weather in Europe and higher sea levels on US east coast.
— The Guardian
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Program is not working
Only 65 percent of the money allocated to states under the program was actually spent.
— E&E News
The Electric Vehicle tax credit can save you thousands — if you’re rich enough
Almost 80 percent of the credits are claimed by people making at least $100k a year.
Will the climate crisis tap out the Colorado River?
Water availability is going from bad to worse in the seven states that rely on the drought-stricken river.
— High Country News
‘Solidarity, not charity’:
Mutual aid groups are filling gaps in Texas’ crisis response
A Return to Science: Evidence-Based Estimates of the Benefits of Reducing Climate Pollution
— The White House
French climate bill set for rocky ride after citizens’ assembly slams weak ambition
— Climate Home News
Report: Nobody talks about ‘global warming’ anymore
Big news: Global warming is over.
Just the phrase itself, though.
Testing Justice: New Ways to Address Environmental Inequalities
One Earth Film Festival
Will be the midwest premiere of
Sign up here for a Climate Emotions Conversation
Saturday, March 6 | 12 pm
Thursday, March 11 | 5 pm
Thursday, March 18 | 5 pm
A note to my Yarns from the Farm Readers—I’ve started another series for our local newspaper on biodiversity. This is the first installment.”Cheers, Nan
“In the next few Science Insights we’ll explore the meaning and importance of biodiversity—literally “life variety”. We’ll put it into context in Tasmania’s agricultural as well as world heritage environments, and examine ways to preserve and enhance it.”