Hot Off the Wire — 5/1/2022

by tierra del fuego

Take Action

Snake River Savers’ Mother’s Day Event – Endangered Species Coalition
Date: Friday, May 6 at 6:00 PM

Earth Intention: A Climate Cabaret – Arts and Climate Initiative
Dates: Saturday, May 21 at 1:00 PM and Sunday, May 22 at 11:00 AM

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.

Climate News

Study: Olympic glaciers doomedPeninsula Daily News

Environmental Lawyer Steven Donziger on Leaving House Arrest & His Fight with Chevron: Free After 993 DaysDemocracy 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.

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.

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



Climate Forward Newsletter 4/22The New York Times

League of Women Voters legislative updates – see “Environment” section

Climate Forward Newsletter 4/26The New York Times

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