OCA General Meeting Tomorrow
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September 12, 2021
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Port Townsend Indivisible
Big Huddle Meeting
China and Its progress on Climate Change
Tuesday, September 14 | 5:00 — 6:30 pm
Zoom meeting: Sponsored by the Foreign Policy Team. (Jefferson County Citizens for Sound Foreign Policy). Dr. Stevan Harrell will be discussing China and Its progress on Climate Change. Dr. Harrell is retired after teaching China studies, anthropology and environmental studies at the Univ. of WA.
See our website for Zoom link: ptindivisiblehuddle.org.
Budget Reconciliation Plan for Climate Mediation
Sign and send the petition: Climate can’t wait. We need historic investments now.
The Senate and House have both passed this critical framework, but we now only have until September 27 to ensure that the infrastructure package is big, bold, and green
— Daily KOS
31 Days Left to Tell The Postal Service:
“We Need More Battery Electric Vehicles in our fleet“
Only 10 percent of the 165,00 vehicles the U.S. Postal Service is replacing in the next 10 years will be BEV (Battery Electric Vehicles). This could be 90% according to James Bettcher.
He has written to the Postal Service regarding their Environmental Impact Statement.
Please take a moment to send an e-mail yourself.
Climate Under: A Conversation with Rep. Mike Levin
This Webinar will discuss the possibility of getting meaningful climate action into the Build Back Better infrastructure package, and talk about how you can get involved.
In the Columbia River Basin,
a push to use forestry to fight climate change
Montana’s Yaak Valley is one of the wildest places in the Lower 48. Environmentalists are pushing the Biden administration to make it a ‘climate refuge’
Carbon store: Part of the Kootenai National Forest, the Yaak Valley is the target of a 4,000-acre logging effort. Environmentalists want the Forest Service to start using it to address the climate crisis.
Local and Regional Newsletters
Just like two years ago and last year, our planet’s “lungs” are burning — and they’re being destroyed by the fire of corporate greed — more profit, more growth, more return of investment. But unlike 2019, the Amazon fires aren’t getting any media coverage, even though they’re expected to be even more destructive this year.
Support the Hip Hop Caucus Hurricane Relief Fund
Sign the petition to Congress: Support the Polluters Pay Climate Fund Act
— Climate Hawks Vote
SAY NO to big business lobbyists defending Trump tax cuts
The Build Back Better Act would aggressively fight climate change, expand health care access, offer free pre-school and community college, give child care and elder care workers a living wage, and create a path to citizenship. All of this costs money, and we can pay for it by making the rich and corporations pay their fair share.
Tell Congress: Our kids deserve better — get the lead out of our drinking water!
Deadline Glasgow: Defund Climate Chaos
Demand answers from Big Oil: Join Ro Khanna and 350 in putting the pressure on Big Oil CEOs.
Tell Chase it Needs to Do More For People and Planet
A few choice words from Bernie on Labor Day
— Bill McKibben
Nearly 1 in 3 Americans experienced a weather disaster this summer
— The Washington Post
Progressives Push for Fossil Fuel Firms to Pay into Climate Fund
— Bloomberg News
Fossil Fuel Leaks, Spills, Flaring & Chemical Releases After Hurricane Ida May Be Worst Ever Recorded
The Bad Economics of the Fossil Fuel Defenders — Paul Krugman
A daily newsletter by Grist
September 7 — U.S. shipbuilder has launched the nation’s first hydrogen-powered ferry.
September 8 — All the biggest fires are burning in California
September 9 — Biden administration says nearly half of the U.S. electrical grid could be powered by solar by 2050.
September 10 — Indigenous resistance to fossil fuel infrastructure is working.
A Pashtun Muslim Leader Might Have Been the Noblest Man of the 20th Century
We’ve left Afghanistan–but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn a great deal from its (nonviolent) history — Bill McKibben
Call for Emergency Action to Limit Global Temperature Increases, Restore Biodiversity, and Protect Health
–The New England Journal of Medicine
Bill McKibben from The Crucial Years
Climate in Politics
Different names for “natural gas” influence public perception of it
Every Single Cognitive Bias in One Infographic
Here’s all 188 cognitive biases in existence, grouped by how they impact our thoughts and actions.
How We Created an Age of Fire, and What Happens Next — by Stephen J. Pyne
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
9. Enhancing Biodiversity: Fire
“The millennia of experience that Indigenous Australians bring to this vitally important activity can guide us in enhancing native biodiversity. “