Hot Off the Wire — 10/9/2021


Book Cover - Regeneration by Paul Hawken

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Your foundation for strength and resilience

Photo of Paul Hawken seated

Author of Drawdown, and
his new book Regeneration

with Paul Hawken

(Free 5-Day Pass)

Commusings: with Paul Hawken

In this course, you’ll discover + learn about:

  • Global warming myths and mistakes
  • What regeneration means and why it’s key to ending the climate crisis
  • Why this problem is for humans to solve, not just science
  • The six frameworks for taking action 
  • Your personal, meaningful role in healing the planet

Commune with Jeff Krasno and Paul Hawken

Light Watkins Podcast-at the end of the tunnel

with Paul Hawken

Paul Hawken on His Fascinating Journey from Civil Rights Protester to Erewhon Founder to Environmentalist

Regeneration Webinar in London
October 26 | 6:00 pm — 7:00 pm – British Summer Time

GM envisions electric vehicles with 600 miles of range with new battery research center

This kind of range will change the charging paradigm. 
— The Verge

How to Argue with People You Know and Love—IRL

Disagreements these days can escalate quickly, but with the wisdom to know what to say and how to say it—and the courage to nurture meaningful dialogue—your efforts will be worthwhile. Here are a few tips.

How Can I Convince Doomers That It’s Not Too Late to Fight Climate Change?

NRDC senior scientist Kim Knowlton explains how to stay in the fight—not throw up your hands.

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Your Guide to Talking With Kids of All Ages About Climate Change

Tips for discussing the basic facts, answering tough questions, and helping your kids cope with climate anxiety—even when you, too, are feeling overwhelmed.

Regional Actions

Climate in Politics

Can you call the Finance Committee today at 202-224-4515 to support the Polluters Pay Climate Fund?

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Here’s some talking points you can use.

“I support a strong climate bill, and that means the Polluter Pays Climate Fund bill authored by Senator Van Hollen that imposes a fee on the largest fossil fuel companies. This $500 billion fund would work like the Superfund and would ensure that polluters pay for the mess they make — just like I learned in kindergarten. Please incorporate this pay-for into the Build Back Better bill.”  (no link)

Senators: No Climate, No Deal

Tell your Senators to support an end to fossil fuel subsidies by passing the full Build Back Better deal.
— Greenpeace

Woman in kayak holding sign, Don't sink our bill.
© Sarah Silbiger / Greenpeace

Sign and send the petition:
SAY NO to big business lobbyists defending Trump tax cuts
— Daily Kos

Call the White House to stop all new fossil fuel projects

You can leave a written message here.

We CANNOT Back Down on Climate Action

Strong budget reconciliation legislation is our best chance to avert climate catastrophe.
— NRDC Action Fund

Alex Ramel represents WA’s 40th district, which includes Anacortes

In his day job he’s a Climate Policy Advisor for Stand.Earth.
Can you donate to Alex’s campaign by December 1st?

Local/Regional News

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Climate on Tap

“The New IPCC Report – what it says and what it means for us”

Wed. October 6 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm

We are excited to get the green light to gather in person for our next series of Climate on Tap sessions.

Vaccinations are required.
Food and beverages will be available.

Clallam Transit to apply for 3 Electric Busses

Clallam Transit will be submitting an application through the WA State Department of Transportation for $5,177,000 to purchase 3 heavy-duty diesel (biodiesel-compatible) replacement buses, 3 electric heavy duty buses, and supporting charging infrastructure
Clallam Transit System is also interested in hydrogen fuel, which will be studied next year. (no link)

Voices for the West webinar
Climate Mapping for a More Resilient West

Advocates for the West

Nuclear Power
What About The Waste?

Nuclear power needs to be part of our green energy solution to combat climate change. We should talk about it.

Oct 12 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Public Screening of “Island Road”

Highlighting Indigenous Voices in the Struggle with Climate Change.

These screenings will be online

  • Tuesday, Oct 12 | 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Oct 13 | 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, Oct 14 | 2:00 pm

Join the screenings at

National Actions

National/International News

“Blah, Blah, Blah”:
Youth Climate Activists Slam Political Inaction at U.N. Summit Ahead of COP26

Youth Climate Activists Slam Political Inaction at U.N. Summit Ahead of COP26
— DemocracyNow! video

Do not miss Greta Thumberg’s assessment of our efforts so far!

Unextractable fossil fuels
in a 1.5 °C world

— A study published in the journal Nature

“. . . we find that nearly 60% of oil and fossil methane gas, and 90% of coal must remain unextracted to keep within a 1.5 °C carbon budget.”

What Do You Get for Beating Chevron in Court?

Donziger at sentencing interview.

A “Two-by-Four Between the Eyes” and Six Months in Jail

Deep Dive Webinar
Passing State-Level Food Policy

October 14 | 12 pm PT

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Can Nuclear Fusion Put the Brakes on Climate Change?

Amid an escalating crisis, the power source offers a dream—or a pipe dream—of limitless clean energy.
— The New Yorker

Ticking Time Bombs:
California Oil Spill Spurs New Calls to Ban Offshore Oil Drilling
— DemocracyNow! video


Joe Manchin’s Truly Brutal Ransom Note

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben

Treewashing, and other Friday notes

A useful reminder that good intentions and good outcomes are not always the same thing.

Starving the Beast

With massive new wins, divestment pushes ever harder on the fossil fuel industry

Facebook is to our minds as Exxon is to our air

Getting serious about protecting our mental environment from ‘the metaverse.’


A VERY fluffy, angry-looking cat "saying", The dog told me the electric socket tasted like tuna.
Interview with Tory Stephens and Lindsey Brodeck

Tory Stephens and his team launched a hugely popular climate-fiction contest for writers, while Lindsey Brodeck is the author of “Afterglow.”

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

A small fire in the Australian Bush.

9. Enhancing Biodiversity: Fire

“The millennia of experience that Indigenous Australians bring to this vitally important activity can guide us in enhancing native biodiversity. “

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