by tierra del fuego
Movie: The New Corporation – Meaningful Movies Project with Online Event
Date: Monday, May 9 at 6:30 PM
The corporate takeover of society is being justified by the sly re-branding of corporations as socially conscious entities.
Courses on sustainable living – The Sustainable Lifestyle Learning Center
A Planet To Win Book Group – 350 Seattle
Date: Thursday May 12 at 6:00 PM
This is an excellent short read for thinking about what a green new deal could look like, and what it is going to take to win one.
Film & Discussion: Climate Justice & The Thin Green Line – Backbone Meaningful Movies
Date: Thursday, May 5 at 4:00 PM
The Groundwork Project drop in event – Economics for Peace Institute
Date: Saturday, April 23, varied times
This is a local study for community well-being and ecosystem stewardship.
Sign the Pledge of Resistance to Stop Fossil Fuel Exports! – 350seattle.org
Study: Olympic glaciers doomed – Peninsula Daily News
Original research: Glacier status and contribution to streamflow in the Olympic Mountains – by Riedel et al. for Journal of Glaciology
Environmental Lawyer Steven Donziger on Leaving House Arrest & His Fight with Chevron: Free After 993 Days – Democracy Now!
Lawyer Donziger was recently released from house arrest following a legal ordeal that began after he successfully sued Chevron on behalf of 30,000 Ecuadorian Amazonian Indigenous people. Donziger calls his misdemeanor sentencing and arrest “a retaliation play by Chevron and some of its allies in the judiciary,” meant to intimidate other human rights advocates and lawyers from pursuing environmental justice.
Electric vehicle subsidies are going to the wrong drivers, and we’re paying for it in carbon and cash – by Kristin Eberhard for Niskanen Center
Earth Day is a Time for…Anger – by Bill McKibben for The Crucial Years
A possible North American path forward on short-lived climate pollutants – by Barry G. Rabe for The Brookings Institution
Politicians need to square with American on gasoline prices – by Samantha Gross for The Brookings Institution
The US should treat climate policy as economic policy – by Jonas Nahm and Johannes Urpelainen for The Brookings Institution
Protect Old Growth and Mature Forests – by Michael Garrity for CounterPunch
Unfortunately, the president’s order protecting old growth trees will not ban logging of mature and old-growth forests or even protect the trees.
How Social Media Companies’ Climate Disinformation Problem is Hidden from the Public – Friends of the Earth, Avaaz, and Greenpeace
Our food system isn’t ready for the climate crisis – by Lakhani et al. for The Guardian
“We Created the Pandemicene”: How the Climate Crisis Could Spark the Next Pandemic – by Amy Goodman and Ed Yong for Democracy Now!
Biden launches $6B effort to save distressed nuclear plants – by Jennifer McDermott & Matthew Daly for AP News
The Biden administration is citing the need to continue nuclear energy as a carbon-free source of power that helps to combat climate change.
These whales are on the brink. Now comes climate change — and wind power. – by Dino Grandoni for The Washington Post
Russia’s War Is Turbocharging the World’s Addiction to Coal – by Will Wade and Stephen Stapczynski for Bloomberg
Africa’s just energy transition could boost health outcomes – by Raymond Gilpin for The Brookings Institution
In Scandinavia, ecologically minded architects are building towers with pillars of pine and spruce. – by Rebecca Mead for The New Yorker
6 takeaways from our investigation into greenhouse gas emissions – by Trish Wilson for The Washington Post
Clallam County’s District 1 Commissioner’s heartfelt speech for Earth Day – by Commissioner Mark Ozias
Learn about soil, be the voice for soil – by Sadhguru
Climate Forward Newsletter 4/22 – The New York Times
League of Women Voters legislative updates – see “Environment” section
Climate Forward Newsletter 4/26 – The New York Times