Hot Off the Wire — 5/8/2022

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Presentation: Save Our Wild Salmon – Amy Gulick
Date: Tuesday, May 10, Rose Theatre, Port Townsend

Learn more about the 2022 legislative session – Washington Conservation Voters
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 5:30 PM

Forest Climate Alliance Gathering! – PNW Forest Climate Alliance
Date: Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22, Oregon

Snake River Totem Pole Journey – Washington Conservation Voters & Washington Environmental Council
Dates: Tuesday, May 3 – Thursday, May 20, varied locations

The Climate Movement Newsletter & Action ToolkitInside the Movement

Tell Bunge shareholders to protect vulnerable forests from destruction!Friends of the Earth

Build on President Biden’s Forest Protection Action!Alaska Wilderness League
Demand lasting protection of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, which holds 40% of all carbon stored in our national forests.

Tell President Biden: No more drilling on public lands –

Support the SEC’s Proposed Disclosure Rule on Corporations’ Climate-related Financial Risks! – Americans for Financial Reform

Climate News

Yes, Long Rotations Can Yield Real Climate Gains for Cascadia – by Kate Anderson for Sightline Institute
Harvesting trees at 80 years, instead of 40, stores more carbon and yields more timber.

As Over a Million Have Died to COVID, US Billionaires Have Gained $1.7 TrillionbySharon Zhang for Truthout
The $1.71 trillion that U.S. billionaires have accumulated over the pandemic could pay for the entirety of the Build Back Better Act, congressional Democrats’ reconciliation bill that was slated to implement President Joe Biden’s social safety net and climate program last year.

How Abercrombie & Fitch used the outdoors to sell clothes – by Eve Andrews for Grist
The ‘White Hot’ retailer helped shape the notion that ‘to get back to nature, Americans needed to go shopping first.’

As Lake Powell dries up, the US turns to creative accounting for a short-term fix – by Jake Bittle for Grist
A new agreement calls for Western states to leave their drinking water in the reservoir — and act as if they didn’t.

Gas Giants Have Been Ghostwriting Letters Of Support From Elected Officials – by Chris D’Angelo for Huffpost

Manchin, Kelly Join GOP to Pass Motion Against Biden Declaring Climate Emergencyby Jake Johnson for Truthout
The nonbinding motion, approved by a vote of 49-47, states that Biden “cannot use climate change as the basis to declare a national emergency.”

Countries ranked by freedom of press – The Facts Institute
Since 2002, Reporters Without Borders has released its annual World Press Freedom Index. The index ranks 180 countries and regions according to the degree of freedom available to journalists.

How phantom forests are used for greenwashing – by Navin Singh Khadka for British Broadcasting Corporation
Sometimes these forests exist on paper only – because promises have not been kept, or because planted trees have died or even been harvested.

To Save a Forest, Look to the Women – by Veronika Perková for Yes!
Women often suffer the most from environmental degradation. A nonprofit in Colombia is trying to make its needs central to conservation.

Human Activity Altered 70 Percent of Earth’s Land, Degraded 40 Percent of It – by Chandrasekhar et al. for Truthout
Four of the nine “planetary boundaries” – limits on how humans can safely use Earth’s resources – have already been exceeded.

World Risks Losing 1 in 5 Reptile Species as Human Activity Destroys EcosystemsDemocracy Now!


Video and book: We Are the Middle of Forever –video by Learning Right Relations,
book edited by Dahr Jamail & Stan Rushworth

“Mankind has a chance to change the direction of this movement, do a roundabout turn, and move in the direction of peace, harmony, and respect for land and life. The time is right now. Later will be too late.” —Hopi elder Thomas Banyacya, from the introduction

Film: The Power of Big OilFRONTLINE


Who gets to define reality? – by Bill McKibben for The Crucial Years
According to the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference, held last fall, we should reduce our carbon dioxide emissions by 45 percent by 2030 as compared with 2010 levels. This is undoable…

Climate Forward May 3, 2022The New York Times


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