Hot Off the Wire — 7/3/2021

Solutions

Regional Actions

Local/Regional News

During a decade when Cascadia’s governments flouted their carbon emissions goals, activists fighting fossil fuel exports exceeded their wildest expectations
— Investigate West

Lawsuit names the state, Gov. Jay Inslee, and several state agencies as defendants

Tribes, Civil Rights and Environmental Organizations Ask Washington Supreme Court to Take Up Youth Constitutional Climate Change Case — YubaNet



To Free a River

Klamath River tribes have been preparing the river basin for the biggest dam-removal project in the history of the United States.
— Earth Island Journal

How Returning Lands to Native Tribes Is Helping Protect Nature
— Yale Environment 360

Buffalo on plain before snow-capped Montana Mountains.
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UW Climate Reports-No time to Waste.
UW Climate Reports in Spanish

Implications of Global Warming
for Washington State

No Time To Waste and
Shifting Snowlines and Shorelines

Now in Spanish
Sin Tiempo Que Perder and
Cambiando las Líneas de Nieve y las Líneas de Costa

— Climate Impacts Group – Univ. of Washington

National Actions

National/International News

Incursions Into Indigenous Lands Not Only Threaten Tribal Food Systems, But the Planet’s Well-Being

Nearly half a billion Indigenous people live off, and help preserve, the land. But a UN report concludes they are besieged as protectors of biodiversity.

A leaked draft report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints the starkest picture yet of the real and accelerating danger caused by humans’ use of coal, oil, and gas.
— PBS News Hour

National Extension Climate Initiative

The National Extension Climate Initiative serves to link climate change-related education and research across Extension program areas and associations.


ELAW Advocate Newsletter

Protecting Senegal’s Coast from Offshore Oil


Killian Doherty

Building on Killian’s Legacy
Killian Bryan O. Doherty
1983 – 2021

Exxon Lobbyist Caught On Video Talking About Undermining Biden’s Climate Push

Exxon Mobil has apologized after one of its lobbyists talked about undermining climate action in an undercover video.
— NPR

Tell your reps to take the #NeverExxon Pledge

We’re calling on every member of Congress to pledge to reject any meetings with Exxon lobbyists and to support an immediate investigation into Exxon’s climate crimes. — 350.org

Show your stripes today!

Bar code design showing Global blue stripes in 1850 to red stripes in 2020.

On social media and Zoom or
Explore warming stripes for your community
— Climate Hawks Vote

Top 20 Largest CA Wildfires. 2000-2019 is half, while 2020 shares the other half with the small slice from 1932-1999.
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Lethal Force Against
Pipeline Protests?

Documents Reveal Shocking South Dakota Plans for National Guard
— DemocracyNow! video

Human Rights and Land Rights Defenders Under Threat in Ecuador

“We are not terrorists. We are Ecuadorians. But we don’t have peace of mind because we are threatened.”
— Amazon Watch


Opinion

The Art of Repeal

Illustrating Trump’s toxic legacy —
and Biden’s daunting task ahead
— Grist


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


A peaceful river scene with trees overhanging.

6. Enhancing Biodiversity: An Ounce of Prevention —
Taming the Virus

I got so excited about getting my vaccination, I decided to write this article for our local newspaper, rather than the one I was planning for this issue. Getting my jab makes it possible for me to do a long-planned hike in the Northern Territory, and under the new rules.”
Image is copyright from David Houlder, used by permission.