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Hot Off the Wire — 6/11/2019

Opinion

From The Faculty Chair
Time to Up Our Game
Susan S. Silbey

This is my final column as Chair of the Faculty. It is uncharacteristically short in hopes of communicating an unambiguous and urgent message: we can no longer engage in business as usual at MIT. Time is running out. MIT, the United States, and the world face an existential threat unprecedented in human history.
Read More . . .


Dear Governor Inslee – Diana Somerville — Daily Kos

Climate Change Isn’t Your Fault. It’s Capitalism’s.
The Myth That Individual Change is a Substitute for Systemic Transformation
umair haque in Eudaimonia and Co

Take Action

Regional Action

Let’s not stand by and watch as Indigenous Rights are trampled by the fracking industry. Please dig deep and support the Unist’ot’ten. — RavenTrust

Southern Resident killer whales
West Coast Orcas Threatened by Navy War Games — Center for Biological Diversity

Walk with grassroots community members on Lekwungen and W’SANEC homelands in so-called Victoria.

National Action

Host a Presidential Debate Watch Party! — Sunrise Movement

Tell your senators: We can’t wait for global climate action! — NRDC Action Fund

URGENT! 24 hours to Grill FERC commissioners — Make your comment now! — 198 Methods

Tell the Democratic National Committee: Hold a climate debate — Sunrise Movement

Attribution: HENNING KAISER/AFP/Getty Images

Refusing to hold a debate on climate change
is unacceptable — Daily Kos

Amazon: Stop using paper and bubble wrap
envelopes that can’t be recycled — MoveOn

Climate News

Local/Regional News

LOUD — A music video about noise in the Beautiful Salish Sea — EcoSong.band

Cuomo: Ban All New Fossil Fuel Projects — 350.org

Sightline’s Latest Original Work
Videos and Blogs on current climate events.

National/International News

Inslee Says He May Defy the DNC on a Climate Change Debate — Mother Jones

Rocky Mountain Institute Solutions Journal, Spring 2019

‘And a Child Shall Lead Them,’ or: How This Boomer Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Green New Deal

‘And a Child Shall Lead Them,’ or: How This Boomer Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Green New Deal

Ross Macfarlane

‘I am talking to my peeps: those of us who get the science, care deeply about the environment and the need for climate action, and are filled with both disgust and determination at our current course as a nation. But many of us have well-earned scars and deep concerns that make us reluctant to join a children’s crusade that might lead us off a cliff. I get it; I share your fears. This piece articulates some reasons that I believe following these young leaders and embracing the Green New Deal might be our best and perhaps only hope to mobilize action at the pace and scale needed to avert the worst impacts of the gathering climate crisis.’

View at Medium.com

I work in the environmental movement. I don’t care if you recycle.

I work in the environmental movement. I don’t care if you recycle.

Stop obsessing over your environmental “sins.” Fight the oil and gas industry instead.

‘When people come to me and confess their green sins, as if I were some sort of eco-nun, I want to tell them they are carrying the guilt of the oil and gas industry’s crimes. That the weight of our sickly planet is too much for any one person to shoulder. And that that blame paves the road to apathy, which can really seal our doom.’

Hot Off the Wire — 6/7/2019

In laying out a path forward that reflects both the urgency of the crisis as well as a profound understanding of social change, she has offered us an antidote to the despair that so often characterizes our responses to the climate emergency. Margaret’s vision will inspire thoughtful, powerful action in our communities- our best hope in restoring a safe climate and averting a dark future.
This is one of the most hopeful documents I’ve read in recent years.
–Jamila Raqib, Director of the Albert Einstein Institute and Strategic Non Violence Expert


Opinion

The ‘Great Dying’ Nearly Erased Life On Earth. Scientists See Similarities To Today — NPR

“We Are the Meteor” — WNYC New York Public Radio Audio

Take Action

Regional Action

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a Network of Rural MillennialsThe future of rural

Clallam County Work Session to review the County’s Shoreline Master Program update
on June 10, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Please answer this Sequim Gazette opinion position if you disagree:
Guest opinion: Removing Snake River dams is unwise
by Don C. Brunell — Tuesday May 28, 2019

Tell the Canadian government TODAY that Washingtonians stand in opposition to the Trans Mountain PipelineStand.EarthSend Five Dollars

National Action

Sign here to tell the Senate to reject Barry Myers
Trump’s corrupt, unqualified and sleazy NOAA nominee. — Action Network

Joe Biden, sign the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge and back the Green New Deal. — Sunrise Movement

Demand Grocery Stores Phase Out Single-use Plastic Checkout Bags — Sierra Club

Look at what we’ve built We Promise to Protect wrap-up video

Tell New York Governor Cuomo to stop the Williams pipeline — 350.org

Help guide the next phase of our work together by taking this quick supporter survey!
— Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy

Weather News Updates

Increased variability of tornado occurrence in the United States — Science Magazine

After One More Day of Tornadoes, Hope for a Respite — The New York Times

Climate News

Local/Regional News


National/International News

Here’s how The Sierra Club made a difference this past week

#Climate2020 Scorecard

Where’s Your 2020 Candidate on Climate? — Greenpeace
Greenpeace asked the 2020 candidates how they’ll act on the climate crisis if they become president. Here’s what they said… or didn’t say.



Inspiration

June Meditation for Climate Emergency — The Climate Mobilization
Sun, Jun 9, 2019 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT

“Engineering with Nature”
premiering at SIFF at one of Seattle’s most iconic buildings
FREE to all!
1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA

Saturday 6/8/2019

Only time all the experts (NOAA, USFWS, University of WA – Tacoma, Colorado School of Mines, King County & City of Seattle) will be at a showing for a Q &A. Also, after event planned to mingle with the stars!

DNC silences climate debate

DNC tells Inslee it won’t host climate debate

DNC won’t host a climate debate, and if another org holds one any candidate who participates can’t be in DNC debates.

I can only assume they haven’t read this:

New Report Suggests ‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End’ Starting in 2050

Leah Stokes on Biden’s Climate plan

Leah Stokes is a professor of PoliSci Prof at UCSB wrote this assessment of Biden’s Climate plan. 

 

 

Where is your 2020 candidate on Climate?

Where is your 2020 candidate on climate? Greenpeace has analyzed public record, actions, and responses to their climate survey and used the results to grade the candidates.