Hot Off the Wire — 8/14/2021


Operation 2030: Mobilizing Large-Scale Building Decarbonization in Washington State
— Clean Energy Transition Institute

Presentation on Decarbonization for Rural Communities

Presentation slides from a briefing for members of the Mason County, WA League of Women Voters Climate Change Committee, by Eileen Quigley of the Clean Energy Transition Institute.

Two projects of CETI — Northwest Clean Energy Atlas and Decarbonizing Buildings with Equity Focus

The Neuroscience of Breaking Out of Negative Thinking (and How to Do It in Under 30 Seconds)

You brain is wired to focus on the negative. Here’s how to build a new, more positive, mindset anytime, anywhere.
— Pocket

A concept piece trying to visualize the words from Native American Floyd ‘Red Crow’ Westerman about the connection of the earth and spirituality

Helion prepares to build seventh fusion prototype

Will pulsed, non-ignition fusion be an answer to our energy needs in the future?
— World Nuclear News

Reviving traditional Apsáalooke water sources

Tribal scientists and community members are testing wells, solving plumbing problems and delivering clean water to their neighbors.
— High Country News


Avoiding a ‘Ghastly Future’:
Hard Truths on the State of the Planet

YaleEnvironment360 Logo

From Fires to Floods to Sea Level Rise, Human-Induced Climate Crisis Is Severely Disrupting Earth

“We have very real control of future warming, but we will not be returning to this global temperature.”
— DemocracyNow! interview

Temperature anomalies arranged by country 1900 – 2016

Temperature anomalies arranged by country 1900 - 2016 -- A circular bar chart video.
— YaleEnvironment360
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— Grist | Fix


This video looks back at the last 10,000 years of climate stability and how the discovery of fossil fuels changed the course of humanity.

The UN report is scaring people. But what if fear isn’t enough?

Girl on top of the world, peering over the edge to see it melting from the bottom.
Grist / Klaus Vedfelt / Getty Images

“If you’re trying to get people to act on climate change, then fear is not going to do it.”

The climate crisis is also
a crisis of capitalism

Jon Talton, Columnist - Photo and name.
— The Seattle Times

Aug. 13, 2021 at 6:00 am, Updated
Aug. 13, 2021 at 11:29 pm

Enough for Everyone

'Enough' over the Earth in space
— Yes! Magazine

Is it possible to satisfy humanity’s universal needs fairly—and keep the world livable?

Regional Actions

Local/Regional News

Study reveals effects of extreme heat on tens of millions of Americans

Research shows more than a quarter of US population suffered ill health last summer, and it’s likely to get worse
— The Guardian

President Biden:
This is an urgent plea for your help!

Mr. President, only you have the power to stop the madness!
— The Seattle Times

Pierce County Rural Climate Dialogues event

View seven presentations on climate change effects in Pierce County

Yes! Fest - A Better World Rising 2021
Click to enlarge — Back to Return

Oct 7-8 | 10 am – 2 pm PT

North Olympic
Development Council

Climate Resiliency
Spatial Planning

A 47 minute presentation by the North Olympic Land Trust and Jefferson Land Trust.

National Actions

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska has introduced a harmful amendment — amendment 3137 — to the budget bill that would prevent it from restoring protections to the Arctic Refuge.

Call your senators and tell them to vote NO!

After you call, please click here
so we can track your effort!

— Alaska Wilderness League

 We erected a billboard in Senator Chuck Schumer’s neighborhood to confront him with a simple truth

Workers install a billboard with a message for Senator Chuck Schumer a few blocks from his Prospect Park home. The billboard sends a clear message to Sen. Schumer: End Big Oil Handouts. In May 2011, Schumer said Òthe time to repeal these giveaways is nowÓ when talking about tax subsidies for big oil on the floor of the senate.
— Greenpeace

Rainforest Action Network, Panther on Logo.

Tell Ferrero to Drop Conflict Palm Oil

The connection is simple.

voting rights = higher turnout
higher turnout = more progessive legislators
more progressive legislators = climate action

Sign the petition: Eliminate the filibuster NOW and protect our freedom to vote.
— Climate Hawks Vote

Blue 350 logo

Demand Climate Justice in House 1.2 trillion Infrastructure Bill

Tell Biden & the Financial Industry: Stop the Money Pipeline

Host a Rally & Petition Delivery During August Recess!

DC Rally
— Greenpeace
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A child holding a sign, "Chevron poisoned kids, Steven told the truth. #FREEDonziger

The fossil fuel industry receives up to $20 billion dollars in direct subsidies per year

Tell your elected officials to stop using our tax dollars to support the companies responsible for the climate crisis. 
— Greenpeace

Climate chaos is here.
Join us August 19 to find courage and community.

On the Line webinar - August 19 | 5 pm PT
— The Climate Mobilization

Stand with the water protectors
— Climate Hawks Vote

REVEL 2021

Coming in October - Virtual REVEL

A Global Look at the Connections between Forests and Climate

Oct. 21 | 5:00 pm PT
— Rainforest Action Network

Join League of Conservation Voters Climate Action Watch Party - active poster
Afternoon of Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - Date and time subject to change.

National/International News

How Do States Plan To Meet Their Climate Commitments?

An Assessment of U.S. Climate Alliance States’ Climate Action Plans

A world of hurt: 2021 climate disasters raise alarm over food security

“From the grain heartland of Argentina to the tomato belt of California to the pork hub of China, extreme weather events have driven down output and driven up global commodity prices.”
— Mongabay

‘Abolish these companies, get rid of them’: what would it take to break up big oil?

Communities on the frontline of the climate crisis say radical solutions must be on the table – before it’s too late
— The Guardian

Oil Production by State

Visual Capitalist-Oil by State
— Visual Capitalist


A dark gray-brown Bean goose flying upside down
A bean goose flying upside down, as captured by Vincent Cornelissen, an amateur photographer. (@b0unce1971:Zenger)

Goose flying upside down is simply showing off, say experts

World Mercator Projection with country going to true size.

Mercator Misconceptions: Clever Map Shows the True Size of Countries

The map you grew up with is highly misleading, and here’s what you need to know.
— Visual Capitalist

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

Enhancing Biodiversity: Bush Tucker

8. Enhancing Biodiversity: Bush Tucker

“Indigenous knowledge about the biodiversity of the landscape is critical to our ability to adapt to the coming challenges of climate change. “

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