Help Unite with India supply Lifesaving Aid
— Unite with India | unitewithindia.org
Martin Luther King, Jr.,’s statement, quoting the abolitionist Theodore Parker, that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice” was comforting in a civil-rights fight that required—and requires—enormous courage: they meant, I think, “this may take a while, but we’re going to win.”
But a different kind of courage is needed for the climate battle, because the arc of the physical universe is short and it bends toward heat. If we don’t win soon, we will never win, because the Earth is rushing toward irrevocable tipping points.
Join us live on Saturday, May 15 at 7 p.m. central time for a live panel discussion featuring Climate March founder, Ed Fallon, as moderator and a panel of marchers and March supporters, including Miriam Kashia, Pascha Morgan, and Hannah Bacon.
Encourage your senator to do their part by co-sponsoring the
National Climate Bank Act (S.238)
Live Demonstration Friday
Downtown Port Angeles in front of Chase bank, Front & Laurel Streets
Friday May 7th * * * 3 – 5 PM
Photos are forthcoming!
Register here to join 350’s first Climate Disasters Working Group meeting on Tuesday, June 8 | 4:00 PT
Help us by sending your State Treasurer an email today
Write your Congressmembers now
Ferrero is spreading on the greenwashing as thick as their Nutella—and we’ve caught them with their hands in the Girl Scout cookie jar!
— Rainforest Action Network
STUDY NOTE: How a CES is designed is key. Technical Memo. Critique of CLEAN Futures Act. A “technology-neutral” standard uses “emissions” numbers. The DEM’S “Clean” Futures Act uses .82 metric tons of CO2-E per Kilowatt Hour, which would allow gas it seems. ENVIROs are pushing for .4 – to exclude gas. The EARTH BILL uses a “technology” approach which clears this up (wind, solar, geothermal, tidal, wave, and existing hydro).
This is all up in the air. Let’s pin it down!
Other reading: Biden 80% by 2030. 2030 Report CES. Article.
Big Oil is lobbying hard already. So must we!
Building Back Better: How NRDC Plans to Incorporate Bold Climate Solutions into Long-Term Recovery
Tuesday, May 11 | 9 a.m.
To Defund Line 3
Can you email top Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) executives and tell them that they need to act now and defund the dangerous Line 3 project?
AIG: Stop Insuring the Climate Crisis
We convinced Biden to choose the Amazon over Bolsonaro
Protect the Endangered Florida Panther from Big Oil
Ships are dumping 10 GIGATONS of fossil fuel combustion waste in oceans worldwide each year
85% of scrubbers continuously dump toxic, acidic wastewater straight into the ocean.
Climate in Politics
Civic Action Team 2021 Legislative Recap
New Indicator Framework Emphasizes Importance of Ecological and Social Factors to Rangelands and Pastures
Biden-Harris Administration Outlines “America the Beautiful” Initiative
Initial report details vision for 10-year, locally led and voluntary nationwide effort to restore and conserve America’s lands, waters, and wildlife
— U.S. Department of the Interior
Indigenous Workers Are Escaping ‘Toxic’ Fossil Fuel Jobs
For many Indigenous peoples, oil and gas work is the only good-paying job around. But clean energy leaders are trying to change that.
Vice | World News
Letter to USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack from OCA
In support of the Sustainable Farms and Fields program.
Solar farms are booming in Washington state, but where should they go?
Loggers and Environmentalists Overcame Mutual Loathing, and Saved a Town
— The New York Times
Washington state now has the nation’s most ambitious climate policy
And, yes, it includes carbon pricing.
On view May 8 – August 1
Thursday – Sunday | 11am – 5pm
Meaningful Movies PT
As a megadrought persists, new projections show a key Colorado River reservoir could sink to a record low later this year
Local and Regional Newsletters
Scientists are still struggling to understand the sea level risks posed by Antarctica
— The Washington Post
The Pandemic Exposed the Severe Water Insecurity Faced by Southwestern Tribes
Lack of potable water drove high Covid-19 rates in Native American communities. That realization may help them gain better representation in upcoming negotiations about Colorado River water.
— Inside Climate News
Green jobs’ path to middle class, sustainability largely blocked to Native Americans
The green economic boom promises many Americans well-paying jobs. But sustainability industries are struggling to reach people of color.
— USA Today
Tribe fears climate change will uproot culture
It’s a tough, emotional move for Native American Chris Brunet… to pack up the only life he’s known and head to higher ground.
— Yahoo News
Karuk Tribe, Cattlemen’s Association and Environmental Group Endorse Potential Legislation That Would Expand Cultural, Prescribed Burns
— Lost Coast Outpost
‘Forest gardens’ show how Native land stewardship can outdo nature
Patches of forest cleared and tended by Indigenous communities but lost to time still show more food bounty for humans and animals than surrounding forests.
— National Geographic
Please join us for “YES! Presents: Solving Plastic” on
Thursday, May 20 | 1 p.m. PT
This will be a live virtual event on Zoom and we will send a recording to everyone who registers.
- Erica Cirino, a science writer, artist, and author of the forthcoming book Thicker Than Water: The Quest for Solutions to the Plastic Crisis (Island Press, fall 2021)
- Sharon Lavigne, founder of RISE St. James in New Orleans and a leading environmental justice advocate fighting the petrochemical buildout in Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley”
- Christie Keith, international coordinator and executive director of GAIA (U.S.), a global alliance of grassroots groups, NGOs, and individuals working toward a just, toxic-free world without incineration
A 2015 Report on Plastics’ Future
(This is the future we’re living.)
Plastic and Cumulative Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Lifecycle Plastic Emissions Relative to Mitigation Scenarios and Carbon Budget Targets
A daily newsletter by Grist
May 3 — The nation’s first methane rule is being restored.
May 4 — The Biden administration is preparing to slash emissions from a class of super pollutants.
May 5 — A German court has ruled that the country needs stronger climate change laws.
May 6 — California’s grid proved it can run on renewables.
May 7 — DuPont’s shareholders are making the company clean up its act.
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
5. Enhancing Biodiversity: Taming Gorse
If you can’t say somethin’ nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.
—Thumper from ‘Bambi’
“Surprisingly, there are several nice things I can say about gorse, despite its notorious dominance in the woody weed stakes for Tasmania.”