Hot Off the Wire — 7/17/2021

Solutions

Regional Actions

Local/Regional News


A Week After the Pacific Northwest Heat Wave, Study Shows it Was ‘Almost Impossible’ Without Global Warming

The extreme temperatures have shaken scientists’ fundamental understanding of heat waves and triggered concerns about a climate tipping point.
— Inside Climate News

A Deadly Summer in the Pacific Northwest Augurs More Heat Waves, and More Deaths to Come

Some scientists see a day when heat-related deaths may match those of all infectious diseases.
— Inside Climate News

Drier Springs Bring Hotter Summers in the Withering Southwest

New research reveals a positive feedback loop with negative consequences linked to lower springtime humidity across an already parched landscape.
— Inside Climate News


Department of Ecology issues drought advisory for most of the state

Driest March-April since 1926 prompts first-time use of new early warning tool.

Washington Drought Declaration Areas-All except greater Seattle.
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Western Heat Wave ‘Virtually Impossible’ without Climate Change

Global warming made such an event at least 150 times more likely a new rapid analysis finds.
— E&E News

National Actions

Send your letter to Secretary Haaland
showing your support for her efforts to end the reckless assault by the fossil fuel industry on our public lands, ocean waters, and climate today!

Rep. Deb Haaland standing in her State backlighted by the sun.
— NRDC

National/International News

Warming Trends: Stories of a Warming Sea, Spotless Dragonflies and Bad News for Shark Week

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, books, cultural events and other developments from the global warming frontier.
— Inside Climate News


Our climate change turning point is right here, right now
Rebecca Solnit

People are dying. Aquatic animals are baking in their shells. Fruit is being cooked on the tree. It’s time to act
— The Guardian

Yet another major heat wave is set to roast the western U.S. and Canada by the weekend

The fourth punishing heat wave in five weeks could break more records into early next week, this time focusing in the Rocky Mountains
— The Washington Post

Opinion

The Nation OppArt logo
— The Nation Magazine
Pacific Northwest Climate Change Nature Guide - Humor?
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Air conditioning heats the climate.
So how can I keep cool?

This is one of the most acute condundrums of climate change.
— Grist


Heat: A Comic
— Yes! Magazine

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


The image captures the line of bubbles the whale leaves as he creates an acoustic net to trap small fish and then scoop them up.

7. Enhancing Biodiversity 2: Grazing

“. . . grazing in farmland and bush is, like chocolate and carbon dioxide, a good thing in moderation.”