Hot Off the Wire — 3/26/2021

We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
                                                                                              — Martin Luther King, Jr.

COVID Resources

PBS News Hour


CDC changes school guidance, allowing desks to be closer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that schools can space students 3 feet apart.

The Longest Year: How the pandemic made inequality in America worse

Over the last year, the coronavirus pandemic became another reminder of just how unequal life in America is.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the number of American households in poverty was shrinking

“At the end of 2020, more than 50 million people were facing hunger, up 15 million from the year before.”


Six cartoon drawings about masks.
Reader-board. Due to the Quarantine I'll only be doing inside jokes.

Opinion

Climate One logo. Four interlocked circles with edges almost touching.
Feb. 19, 2021

Climate Narratives
with Elizabeth Kolbert, Kim Stanley Robinson and Jeff Biggers

Climate Anxiety Is an Overwhelmingly White Phenomenon

Is it really just code for white people wishing to hold onto their way of life or to get “back to normal?”
— Scientific American

Drawing of journalist David Roberts

Top journalist David Roberts knows all about the barriers to tackling climate change, from the filibuster to the fossil fuel companies. But he also knows there’s a way forward.
Subscribe to Volts,
David’s new newsletter on clean energy and politics.


A man paddling a canoe. Living Ecologically is Illegal.
— Yes! Magazine

Want a fairer, more sustainable world? Let women lead

ICYMI: Fixers Maeve Higgins and Thanu Yakupitiyage talk climate and immigration justice on International Women’s Day.
— Grist

Solutions

Regional Actions

Wild Salmon Webinar Series.

Wednesday, March 31 | 6:00 — 7:30 pm PT
Snake River Vision Project:
Imagining a free-flowing lower Snake
for the Inland Northwest

The Next 25 Years: Building a Climate-Resilient Future - Tuesday, March 30

The third and final virtual lecture in the Climate Impacts Group’s 25th anniversary series.


RSVP to join this important town hall event!

Clean & Just Transportation Town Hall. March 29 at Noon.
— Climate Alliance

National Actions

Women’s History Month

The killing of six Asian women in Atlanta is the culmination of 150+ years of anti-Asian xenophobia and racism and deeply intertwined misogyny. Across the country, there have been more than 3,700 anti-Asian hate crimes over the last year, with women reporting hate incidents 2.3 times more than men. For more information on how to support AAPI communities, #StopAsianHate, and be an ally in this fight, please check out these resources and consider donating to frontline community organizations today:

Climate in Politics

The Biden administration’s critical role in Indian Country

Four important decisions will impact the forests, lands and waters of tribal nations.
— High Country News

  1. Tongass National Forest Management
  2. Colorado River Basin Guidelines by 2026
  3. Klamath River Dam Removal in 2023
  4. Oil and Gas Leasing Permit pause on Federal Lands

Sign the petition:
It’s time to eliminate the filibuster!
— Climate Hawks Vote

Local/Regional News

Old Broads take on old dams

Asked to describe the Broads, Debra Ellers referred to orca pods, “I liken the Broads to the matriarchs of the orcas”
— E&E News

Credit – Alex Milan Tracy/Sipa USA/Newscom

National/International News

Sierra Forum National Event. Showing outdoor activity fun.

Please register for
Wednesday, March 31 | Noon PT

Newsletter 4 Future Banner. "Ransom" newsprint headline with Gretta and other young women activists.

This first episode of the Newsletter for Future
focuses on the Global Day of Action on March 19th!

Inspiration


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

A note to my Yarns from the Farm Readers—I’ve started another series for our local newspaper on biodiversity…”

Cheers, Nan

View the Biodiversity Series
View A Climate Basics Series

Sheep at edge of herd, grazing upward on a bush.

1. Biodiversity Introduction

“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.”


2. Biodiversity and Nutrition

“…mamas teach their babies where to find what they need, and how to know when to eat which plants.”