For many regions facing an active 2020 hurricane season, COVID-19 has created the potential for a double disaster. As state and local governments draft emergency plans, uncertainty lingers. — The Atlantic
Home composting can help. It can make us mindful of what goes in and out of your refrigerator, making us better stewards of the food we buy and consume. Mitigation: Does home composting create CO2? Some. (All decomposing organic matter does). But much less than sending food to the landfill where it gets buried and produces methane. And less than the production and transportation of commercial fertilizers.
For young people, two defining events: COVID-19 and climate change An unforeseen pairing of catastrophes will inform how Generation Z navigates the world as adults, and what sort of future they create. — National Geographic
Clallam County PUD will have a Board of Commissioners Meeting this Monday, May 11 at 1:30p.m. Please attend the virtual meeting on Monday. PUD is a Public, not a Privatized Utility District. Citizen-ratepayers must call in or login and be counted. See details at https://clallampud.net/commission-meetings/
#EarthDayLive Discussion NRDC president and CEO Gina McCarthy, Greenpeace USA executive director Annie Leonard, and Ocean Collectiv founder Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson discuss the 50th anniversary of #EarthDay and where we go from here
‘Normal’ is a crisis: Climate impacts across the world this week are adding to challenges for those already dealing with COVID-19. Millions of acres are burning in Siberia, and thousands have been displaced as floods hammer Kenya and Somalia. Evacuation orders were just lifted for Fort McMurray, Canada – a key tar sands development area – where thousands of Canadian workers and their families are recovering from floods from fast winter thaw. And as the world’s seas simmer at record-high temperatures, hurricane and wildfire risks are heightening.
Tuesday, May 12, 7pm EDT: New York Times-featured author Caroline Van Hemert presents on her 4,000-mile journey into Alaska’s wilderness and book “The Sun Is My Compass”
Thursday, May 21, 7pm EDT: Michael Boardman: Artist in Residence, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, May 30, 5:30pm EDT: Renowned filmmaker Mark Titus presents “The Wild,” which draws attention to the battle against the reckless Pebble Mine that threatens the most productive wild sockeye salmon fishery on Earth, in Bristol Bay, Alaska.
Course: INFO 270 / BIOL 270. University of Washington
Our learning objectives are straightforward. After taking the course, you should be able to: – Remain vigilant for bullshit contaminating your information diet. – Recognize said bullshit whenever and wherever you encounter it. – Figure out for yourself precisely why a particular bit of bullshit is bullshit. – Provide a statistician or fellow scientist with a technical explanation of why a claim is bullshit. – Provide your crystals-and-homeopathy aunt or casually racist uncle with an accessible and persuasive explanation of why a claim is bullshit. — CallingBullshit.org
Coming August 4th, 2020:Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World, by Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West. Pre-order now
Hello climate enthusiasts, On today’s edition of Democracy Now!, French Economist Thomas Piketty discusses the following premise from his book Capital and Ideology: “All history shows that the search for a distribution of wealth acceptable to the majority of people is a recurrent theme in all periods and all cultures,” he reports boldly. As societies distribute income, wealth and education more widely, so they become more prosperous. The overturning of regressive ideologies is therefore the main condition of economic progress.
Support Indigenous Nations in their cases against TMX pipeline
Social Community is a virtual live series focused on discussions, hangouts, and webinars led by youth leaders and adult allies across the country. In these times of uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic, this is a space intentionally developed for community, conversation, and collaboration
Necessity seems to be the mother of creative invention and implementation. We’ve taken the virtual banner idea and run with it here as a means to reach out, keep perspective of what is important and feel some sense of solidarity as we reflect in appreciation, concern and hope for our beautiful and fragile planet. Life is precious in its myriad of forms and together it forms a beautiful, complex tapestry in which we are privileged to be a part. Let’s honor that as we celebrate our Earth today and every day. See the other art projects in progress