Hot Off the Wire — 8/28/2021


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Big climate vote this week
Contact your U.S. Senators

$3.5 trillion budget

Climate Action Priorities
developed from the cities that have actually reduced GHG emissions
— People for Climate Action

Building Electrification:

A panel discussion on policy, equity, technology and sustainability

Sept. 2 | 7:30 — 10:30 am PT

Regional Actions

Local/Regional News

Supercharging Cascadian Decarbonization

Four antidotes for the poison pill in Northwest energy building finance laws.
— Sightline Institute

Northwest Climate Goals are at Odds with a few State Energy Efficiency Rules

Recommending targeted fixes to Oregon and Washington utility incentives.
— Sightline Institute

Critics question B.C.’s growing fossil fuel subsidies in wake of dire new climate change report

‘It’s as if we’re paying someone to go around and throw gasoline on the ground,’ analyst says

Making Sense of Oregon’s 2020 Fire Season

Public Interest Environmental Law Conference PIELC
A line of ten cranes lowering a pipeline into a giant trench.
According to the environmental group Stand Earth, the B.C. government will give away $1.3 billion in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry this year. (Coastal GasLink)

Seattle Now: Climate change is changing Seattle summers

We’re heading towards the second heat wave of the summer, and smoke from West Coast wildfires is finally arriving. Today, we revisit a conversation about how wildfires and climate change are impacting summer, and our relationship with this place.

National Actions

National/International News

IPCC Press Conference (on YouTube)

Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis, the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment
HARVARD Kennedy School of Government

Climate Change Policy:
Economics and Politics

Sep. 20 — Sep. 24

Application Deadline August 30

Federal program to cut bus emissions gets a Senate mandate: Some buses must pollute

The 42-word passage shows the difficulty of getting the federal government fully behind efforts to address emissions and climate change.
— The Washington Post

Cartoonists’ ‘Code Red’ caricatures of new IPCC report

An analysis of how editorial cartoonists portrayed the new IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on physical science.
— Yale Climate Connections

The Struggle for Life Camp Is a Movement for Our Future

The mobilization reunites members of 120 nations to fight against the erasure of Indigenous history and sovereignty in Brazil
— Amazon Watch

#StopTheMoneyPipeline banner drop in Grand Teton National Park

From Vikings to Wind Turbines

Demark’s journey toward sustainability

Sept. 2 | 6:30 — 7:30 am PT

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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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