Hot Off the Wire — 7/24/2021


Winning the War for Truth

An Interactive Workshop with Mark McDermott

August 2 | 7:00 pm
Register Here

About Mark McDermott

— Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action —

Is climate change happening faster than expected?
A climate scientist explains.

One to 2 degrees Celsius of warming can do a lot of damage. — Grist

The orchardist rescuing fruit trees in New Mexico
— High Country News

Floating wind farms offshore could boost California’s power supply – here’s how they work

Novel off-shore wind turbine Nezzy2
Click to enlarge — Back to Return
(Photo by Jens Büttner/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Learning from Nature’s Strategies

A discussion exploring Biomimicry with Janine Benyus.
— Pachamama Alliance

Regional Actions

League of Women Voters of Washington - Action Alert

Congressional District Three and Six
Redistricting Public Outreach Meeting

July 26 | 7:00 p. — 9:00 pm

Don’t wait, register for public comment

Greenpeace green text logo

Sign up to organize with Greenpeace in your Community

Greenpeace Demonstration - If you don't act like adults, we will!
Sightline Online - What's next for the Thin Green Line? - Aug. 4 at 4:00

Register here for August 4 Seattle. Blue and green with trees.

Agents of Change: Direct Action Training Series

August 2 | 6-7:30 pm
at Jefferson Park, Seattle
More Information

New 2 minute video about the Southern Resident orca


Local/Regional News

Road to DC-July_banner

We had a good day on traditional Nimiipuu territory—the first stop on the #RedRoadtoDC.

Snake River Pictures

Drought in the Klamath Basin Inflames a Decades-Old War Over Water and Fish

Drought has long fueled tensions between growers, who depend on the water for irrigation, and the Klamath Tribes, who hold two protected fish species as sacred.
— Inside Climate News

Dusty snow is making the western drought worse

How to help relieve drought? Limit the growing amount of dust blowing from deserts to mountains, where it melts the snowpack and robs rivers of water.
— National Geographic

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Civic Minds + Creative Hearts
Community members are invited to join for a night of art, science, and education

July 29 | 6-8:30 pm

Conservation From Here
Summer Series

Join us for 2 weeks of art, nature, exploration and outdoor fun with daily half day session for ages 7-12. 

August 16-20
August 23-27

National Actions

Tell your Senators: Abolish the filibuster

The filibuster is standing in the way of progress that people are demanding. Send a letter to your senators to tell them to end the filibuster in order to stop voter suppression and protect our climate.

Top 10 banks and insurers:
Commit to real climate action NOW

— Rainforest Action Network

Tell Biden: nominate a climate leader as Fed Chair

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Find Your Green New Career

What’s your role in the Green New Deal future? Take the quiz to find out.
— Sunrise Movement

It doesn’t take a scientist with a degree in climatology to see that something is deeply, deeply wrong with our planet

National/International News

How do States Plan to Meet their Climate Commitments?

Smokestack and Windmill against blue hills.

Assessment of U.S. Climate Alliance States’ Climate Action Plans
— Climate XChange

What do you know about the Amazon Rainforest?


Have you ever wondered why tea preparation and traditions are different in England and Arabia?

tea / ‘tee /
Tea traveled along two separate routes from China to Europe in the seventeenth century.”

— Visual Capitalist
Eurocentric global view of language exchange with trade of goods.

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.”

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