Hot Off the Wire — 6/5/2021

Opinion

Solutions

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) and Daniel Yergin explore the goal to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050

WP LIve-Net Zero by 2050 Recording. Green field, tree line and lots of blue sky.

Recorded June 3, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. PDT

Kate Brown and Daniel Yergin

The Path to Net Zero
June 3

Good Jobs for All Teach-Ins.

National Kick-off Teach-In
Saturday, June 5 | 1–3 pm PT


Podcast:
Exploring the Energy Transition on Tribal Lands
with Pilar Thomas

Regional Actions

Public pension funds are the world’s largest asset owners and among the biggest investors in fossil fuels
— Stand.earth

Send a message to your local elected officials and urge them to divest pension funds from fossil fuels.

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Stop Insuring TMX Pipeline. Orca Pod trailing quotation bubble . . .

Tell Insurance Companies:
Stop Backing Trans Mountain!

Stand Up to Oil. Communities fueling change. Large Oil Droplet.

National Actions

Urge the Biden administration to put sustainability first as it creates policies for the future of our food system
— CENTER for BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY


Some members of Congress are trying to take out any mention of climate change in Biden’s infrastructure plan and replace it with a watered-down, nearly $1 trillion bill that doesn’t act on climate


Lululemon is using coal power to make its beloved yoga pants.
Urge Lulu to go coal-free by 2030


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Raven Festival Afloat

Climate in Politics

Tell Biden:
Revoke the Line 3 permit

Will you add your name right now calling on Biden to revoke the key water permit for Line 3 and protect Indigenous rights and the climate?

Stop burning wood pellets for energy

Ask the Biden administration to declare biomass forest fuels a non-carbon-neutral fuel source

The Democratic Party, Reimagined by Young Progressives

Podcast — New Yorker
Thursday 27 May 2021

Local/Regional News

Hear about John Luther Adams special connection with Alaska
— Alaska Wilderness League

John Luther Adams by Donald Lee.
composer John Luther Adams

Facing future wildfires, a community fights for its forest

Conflicting visions in central Idaho force tough decisions over logging and prescribed burning.
— High Country News


Record Heat Bakes Drought-Stricken West
— Scientific American

NW Energy Coalition Forth Roadmap Conference.

Virtual | June 14-16, 2021
NW Energy Coalition

National/International News


Inspiration

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Evelyn Hess
Mountain Meadow

Please join Evelyn Hess on Zoom to discuss her most recent book: Shoulder to Shoulder: Working Together for a Sustainable Future

Wednesday, June 23 | 5:00 pm PT — Join Meeting
Meeting ID: 827 2285 7647 | Password: 071523


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


Hilly scrub countryside of Tasmania, AU

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.”