Category Archives: Off the Wire

Hot Off the Wire — 5/28/2020

Breaking News!

$170K grant will facilitate climate planning
on the North Olympic Peninsula

Flu Virus Resources

HURRICANE SEASON IN A PANDEMIC

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

Solutions

Week 27: Volunteer for a trail cleanup to celebrate National Trails Day.
Take part: May 31–June 6, 2020

Redox flow batteries store renewable energy in liquid solutions when it’s abundant and release electricity when needed. (USC Graphic/K Selnick)

New flow battery could help unleash renewable energy

USC scientists may have solved the storage problem that has long slowed the spread of renewables. — USC News

Join me on Thursday, May 28, for our next Saving Life on Earth discussion about our work to shift the way we eat toward Earth-friendly diets

Tierra Curry
Senior Scientist
Center for Biological Diversity


Regional Actions

National Actions

Will you join us in starting a global conversation about the relationship between COVID-19 and the climate crisis?
Take the Pledge

YOU’RE INVITED: Join us on June 8th – World Oceans Day – for the first-ever international online rally against cruise ship pollution — Stand.earth

On Thursday, May 28th at 4 pm PDT, join a lively and deep discussion about the Tar Sands Trial. Learn about the pending appeal hearing — June 4, 2020

Tell the Senate to pass the Heroes Act — 350Action

Local/Regional News

Four area Tribes are “still in” for climate action

High wildfire severity risk seen in young plantation forests — Oregon State University

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

“Stay Alive, Stay at Home, Organize”: Rev. Barber Sets June 20 for Poor People’s Digital March on DC — DemocracyNow! interview
June 2020 – Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington
The Poor People’s Campaign – A National Call for Moral Revival

U.S. Representatives push for millions of restoration and resilience jobs — ConservationNWAdmin / May 20, 2020 / Legislation
Washington’s seven Democratic U.S. Representatives were among 79 Members of Congress who submitted a letter today to House leadership in support of funding for conservation projects that also provide good jobs.

Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest

We need to value nature’s biodiversity, clean water, and seeds. For this, nature is the best teacher. — Yes! Magazine

The New York Times

Climate Change burns its way up the pop charts

Both conservatives and liberals want a green energy future, but for different reasons — The Conversation

Inspiration

Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientist
who has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands since 2000
  1. Carbon dioxide:
    Nature’s tiny solar panels
  2. Take a deep breath
  3. Galileo Fixes Everything
  4. A Silver Lining
  5. If You Don’t Like the Heat,
    Get Out of the Kitchen

This is a series I’m writing on climate change for our local monthly newspaper. I wanted to go back to the basics of the science behind climate change.

Category:
Burning Worlds

INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST
COLIN FOORD

with
Amy Brady
of Burning Worlds

Hot Off the Wire — 5/23/2020

Flu Virus Resources

Will you take the COVID/Climate
Video Challenge?
Join us in starting a global conversation about the relationship between COVID-19 and the climate crisis

Opinion

Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility
Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health

by Wael K. Al-Delaimy, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo

Available for free download as PDF or EPUB file at:
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-31125-4

Solutions

Week 26: Ditch the chemicals. Warm water, vinegar and elbow grease make a great household cleaner.
Take part: May 24–30, 2020

The Interfaith Earth Care Coalition

It’s estimated that reducing food waste by 50%, Washington would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of 345,000 passenger vehicles taken of roads and more than 184,000 gallons of gas never burned.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Waste-Toxics/Reducing-recycling-waste/Organic-materials/Food-waste-prevention/Food-waste-plan

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.

Boxes, Buckets and Barrels, oh my! There are myriad ways to create a composter, from a simple heap to ingenious containers, no cost and low cost: https://www.diyncrafts.com/33618/home/gardening/35-cheap-easy-diy-compost-bins-can-build-weekend

Mind Your Green and Browns: Creating the right blend of carbon and nitrogen rich materials, along with oxygen and water, will get your compost “percolating”. https://www.wideopeneats.com/inclusive-guide-home-composting/
Interfaith Earth Care Coalition


Social Community is a virtual live series focused on discussions, hangouts, and webinars led by youth leaders and adult allies across the country

Change Everything is a podcast by people who are freaking out about climate, racism, and inequality… and thinking through solutions as big as the crises we face

Regional Actions

Understanding Energy with Dam Sense DamSense.org
Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 5:00 – 6:15p.m.
Space is limited, so please register https://buytickets.at/damsense/374621
Presentation: 40 minutes | Q&A: 30 minutes

The Audubon Washingotn Advocacy Manual and a complete series of webinars

National Actions

Leadership Webinar on National Climate Bills | 350.org
URGENT:  FEDERAL CLIMATE BILLS & STRATEGY
Date & Time: Wed.  July 1, 2020.  Noon-1:30 pm.
Zoom Register.   FB Event.


Sierra Forum | The Sierra Club
Watch the Video of the May Forum

Local/Regional News

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

Weekly Announcements

Special Edition: Even More reasons to Grow Your Own Food

National/International News

6th Annual #AntiChevron Day

@Chevron deliberately dumped 16 billion gallons of toxic oil waste into the Ecuadorian Amazon, lost a $9.5 billion lawsuit yet refuses to pay to clean it up!


The New York Times

Your ZIP Code and Your Life Expectancy

Also this week, what electricity demand reveals about the pandemic

Inspiration

Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientist
who has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands since 2000
  1. Carbon dioxide:
    Nature’s tiny solar panels
  2. Take a deep breath
  3. Galileo Fixes Everything
  4. A Silver Lining
  5. If You Don’t Like the Heat,
    Get Out of the Kitchen

This is a series I’m writing on climate change for our local monthly newspaper. I wanted to go back to the basics of the science behind climate change.

Category:
Burning Worlds

Hot Off the Wire — 5/16/2020

Flu Virus Resources

Opinion

Why I oppose “Planet of the Humans” | Patrick Mazza
It’s undermining our main chance to avert climate catastrophe

Planet of Half Truths – Michael Moore’s attack on renewables unmoored
By their nature, documentary films are supposed to expose mistruths – this one often amplifies them — Corporate Knights

What Planet of the Humans got Right, Wrong, and Missed — Energy Justice Network

Solutions

Week 25: Use public transportation, carpool, bike or walk
to one event this week
Take part: May 17–23, 2020

Regional Actions


A Conversation about the Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline and Road Construction at Mount St. Helens
Thursday, May 14 at 11:00am Pacific Time
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88910756166

Sustainable Northwest Presents NEPA 101: Introducing PNW Forest Collaborative Workshop Webinar Series
Friday, May 15 at 10:00am Pacific Time

Join Washington Conservation Voters’ Evergreen Future campaign
and sign on to the Pledge!

National Actions

Find out how you can do more.

COVID19, The Climate Emergency, And The Battle For Our Future
Wednesday May 13 | 5:00 p.m. PT– Climate Mobilization

Secretive special interests are trying to strip away your solar rights

Local/Regional News

Watch all 2018-2019 ASES webinars on our YouTube channel and past 2020 webinars on the ASES GoToChannel

National/International News

Trump’s EPA loses & science wins
A federal court ruled that the agency must stop barring independent scientists from serving on its advisory committees

Naomi Klein:
Healthcare Industry Sees “Potential Bonanza” of Profits in COVID-19 Crisis

Screen New Deal: Naomi Klein on How Companies Like Google Plan to Profit in High-Tech COVID Dystopia

DemocracyNow! interviews

On Fire captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the fiery energy of a rising political movement demanding a catalytic Green New Deal.” — Simon & Schuster

Screen New Deal — The Intercept
Under cover of mass death, Andrew Cuomo calls in the billionaires to build a High-Tech Dystopia

The New York Times

Tracking the environmental rules reversed under Trump

64 rollbacks completed
34 rollbacks in process

Inspiration

Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientist
who has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands since 2000
  1. Carbon dioxide:
    Nature’s tiny solar panels
  2. Take a deep breath
  3. Galileo Fixes Everything
  4. A Silver Lining
  5. If You Don’t Like the Heat,
    Get Out of the Kitchen

This is a series I’m writing on climate change for our local monthly newspaper. I wanted to go back to the basics of the science behind climate change.

Category:
Burning Worlds

Hot Off the Wire — 5/08/2020

OMG! look at that honeybee swarm!

Flu Virus Resources

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

Youth Climate Activists Are Writing a Just Recovery Curriculum — Yes Magazine

How Climate Change Is Contributing to Skyrocketing Rates of Infectious Disease
A catastrophic loss in biodiversity, reckless destruction of wildland and warming temperatures have allowed disease to explode. Ignoring the connection between climate change and pandemics would be “dangerous delusion,” one scientist said. — ProPublica

Hunger Pandemic: The COVID-19 Effect on Global Food Insecurity — Visual Capitalist

How contact tracing can help the U.S. get control over coronavirus — PBS News

Opinion

The “new approach” for our leaders | Jim Waddell

Trump Imperils the Planet – The New York Times
Endangered species, climate change —
the administration is taking the country, and the world, backward.

Burning wood is not a solution to climate change — The Hill

Pandemic as prologue — High Country News
A failure of imagination has stymied our outbreak response, but that’s just the beginning.

Solutions

Week 24: Plant something native and green this week
Take part: May 10–16, 2020

Model Laws for Deep Decarbonization in the United States
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Regional Actions

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/

Climate Leaders Live: Building a Clean Energy Future Together
Tune in on Tuesday May 19, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Documentary Screening
& Discussion | Jim Waddell

Thu May 14, 2020 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Online, Zoom

National Actions

Climate Crisis Policy and Columbia University are partnering to present a discussion of 9 active federal climate bills | Wed.  July 1, 2020.  Noon-1:30 pm
Zoom Register   Facebook Event

Sierra Forum: Defund Climate Destruction | Wednesday, May 13 at Noon PT

Will you join our mass call next Thursday, May 14Organize to Win in 2020
to get up to date on Keystone XL and be part of the next chapter in this campaign? – 350.org

Be one of the 2,000 people we need today to tell Bank of America: No drilling in the Arctic Refuge — League of Conservation Voters

“In this time of multiple crises, we are invisible, yet again. But they’re planning to open up our territories the second this is over. And we won’t let that happen.”

Local/Regional News

Washington Conservation Voters releases the Legislative Scorecard

Cross-laminated timber panels like these at the Katerra mass timber factory in Spokane Valley, Wash., are designed to replace steel and concrete

National/International News

#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


The Lab That Discovered Global Warming Has Good News and Bad News
The good news is that the pandemic shows “science works.” The bad news?
Global warming may be far more dangerous than a pandemic.

Combos of heat, humidity at edge of human tolerance hitting globe decades earlier than expected — NBC News
Researchers found that temperature extremes previously thought to be rare have been recorded more than 1,000 times in 40 years.

Read the Washington Post stories that won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize

Global warming to push humans out of climate niche, forcing billions to migrate – The Washington Post

COVID-19 and Climate: Economic Impacts — Climate One

Fed’s expansion of lending program sparks oil bailout worries — Politico
The Federal Reserve told reporters that the changes were not directed at oil and gas companies, or any one industry.

Shell cuts dividend for first time since World War Two — Reuters

Tell members of Congress to support the REWIND Act today — 350.org
Tell Congress to stop bailouts for Big Oil and prioritize the millions of people who are reeling

Here’s an easy way to take action: ask your members of Congress to cosponsor the ReWIND Act, barring fossil fuel bailouts — Climate Hawks Vote

Satellite image from 27 April of wildfires burning in Russia. Photo: NASA

‘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.


Center for
Biological
Diversity

The New York Times

How to build a no-smell compost bin

Carbon Emissions Just Turned Back 10 Years — Yes! Magazine

Judge Vacates Oil and Gas Leases on 145,000 Acres in Montana — The New York Times

Inside Clean Energy:
6 Things Michael Moore’s ‘Planet of the Humans’ Gets Wrong
— Inside Climate News

Climate in Politics

This “Honest Government Ad” series may offend you, or it may amuse you with it’s inappropriateness, depending on your sensitivity to strong words.

Inspiration

Alaska Wilderness League presents the Geography of Hope series
Here’s the initial lineup with more events to be announced:

  • Thursday, May 7, 4pm EDT: Kristin Gates presents “The Sacred Place Where Life Begins
  • 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.

Climate Crash Course #7: Is what I do important? — The New York Times

Pancakes and Jam! brunch & arts
Pull Together and Vines Festival hosts a virtual brunch concert. Listen to the recording.


Calling Bullshit:
Data Reasoning in a Digital World

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


Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientist
who has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands since 2000
  1. Carbon dioxide:
    Nature’s tiny solar panels
  2. Take a deep breath
  3. Galileo Fixes Everything
  4. A Silver Lining
  5. If You Don’t Like the Heat,
    Get Out of the Kitchen

This is a series I’m writing on climate change for our local monthly newspaper. I wanted to go back to the basics of the science behind climate change.

Category:
Burning Worlds

Hot Off the Wire — 5/01/2020

Local, Actionable and Timely

Flu Virus Resources

COVID-19 and Climate: Implications for Public Health — Climate One

Opinion

LETTER: Healthy body politic — Peninsula Daily News

Jubilee — A way forward with deep, ancient roots

Pandemic Billionaires and Corruption, Corruption Everywhere

Earth Day 2025: The things we left behind
By Todd Paglia, Executive Director, Stand.earth

Why Jane Goodall says human disregard for nature led to the coronavirus pandemic
— PBS News Hour

As Earth Day Turns 50, Imagine a Just, Green, Pandemic-Free Future

Planet of the Humans deceives viewers about clean energy and climate activists — Leah Stokes | Vox

Skepticism Is Healthy, but Planet of the Humans Is Toxic— Films for Action

The wheel of first-time climate dudes, or Why I don’t want to review Michael Moore’s climate change documentary. — Emily Atkin | Heated

Climate experts call for ‘dangerous’ Michael Moore film to be taken down — The Guardian

350.org responds to inaccuracies in Planet of the Humans

Solutions

Week 23: Don’t wash your jeans all month.

Click here to learn more about Sunrise School and how you can register for free training to be a leader in the movement to stop climate change.

Climate assembly continues in UK despite coronavirus

Citizens’ assemblies on climate change seek to shape the post-Covid recovery

A new approach to accelerating solutions

The global pandemic has spawned new forms of activism – and they’re flourishing
We’ve identified nearly 100 distinct methods of non-violent action that include physical, virtual and hybrid actions — The Guardian

Regional Actions

Climate Leaders Live:
Building a Clean Energy Future Together
Tuesday, May 19th at 11 a.m. PST — Please RSVP here

Endangered Species Day and how you can take action
Join us Wednesday, May 6 at 4 p.m. Pacific/4 p.m. PT to learn more
— Center for Biological Diversity

Join us to learn more about raingardens and how you can help protect Puget Sound from home

National Actions

Virtual Meeting – Our Plan to Win in 2020 | Saturday May 9, 2-3:00 PT — Sierra Club

Stem the rising tide of brutal violence against indigenous forest guardians

Give us recycled fiber Toilet Paper or give us . . . — Stand.earth

COVID-19 & Climate Change: What does this mean for the fight against the climate crisis? — ClimateAction.org

Morgan Stanley just became the fifth major U.S. bank to reject financing drilling in the Arctic

I Pledge to Never Fund Fossil Fuels

Sign the petition: No bailouts for oil companies! — Demand Progress

Tell cruise companies: No return to pollution as usual! — Stand.earth

Get registered and get your friends to vote with you — Climate Hawks Vote

Add your name now to fight for protections against dangerous offshore drilling and spilling — Oceana

Local/Regional News

SAFE Cities briefing and discussion video | April 21 2020 – 38 minutes
Liz McDowell and Todd Paglia lead a briefing and discussion about the SAFE Cities program at Stand.earth

Tom Steyer is now Chair of the Governor of California’s business and jobs recovery task force — TomSteyer.com

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

What will it REALLY take for our governments to fix the global warming extinction emergency which is unfolding over the following decades?
— by Lawrence Wollersheim

Short Circuiting Policy
Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States — New book by Leah Stokes

RSVP now for “Comedy Night for Mother Earth” | April 30 at 8:00pm ET
— Chesapeake Climate Action Network

50th anniversary of Earth Day, in case you missed it.

Naomi Klein on How to Beat Coronavirus Capitalism

From Emergency to Emergence — David Korten

Pandemic Prescriptions for the Climate Emergency — Stan Cox

Stuck in the Past on the Climate
Shareholders at JP Morgan Chase should block a former Exxon chief from another term on the bank’s board. — 350.org

In fast-warming Minnesota, scientists are trying to plant forests of the future — The Washington Post

50 years later, Earth Day’s unsolved problem: How to build a more sustainable world
— The Washington Post

Climate in Politics

Al Gore endorses Joe Biden on Earth Day

Jay Inslee Endorses Biden, Citing Private Conversations on Climate Policy
— The New York Times

To Understand the Medical Supply Shortage, It Helps to Know How the U.S. Lost the Lithium Ion Battery to China — ProPublica

Climate Change Won’t Stop for the Coronavirus Pandemic — ProPublica

Inspiration

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.

​Piketty’s premise clearly shows the link between income equality, the pandemic, and climate justice.  Here’s a link to a review of Piketty’s book from The Guardian

I hope you find this information provocative and helpful. Sincerely, Tammy Dziadek


Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientist
who has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands since 2000
  1. Carbon dioxide:
    Nature’s tiny solar panels
  2. Take a deep breath
  3. Galileo Fixes Everything
  4. A Silver Lining

This is a series I’m writing on climate change for our local monthly newspaper. I wanted to go back to the basics of the science behind climate change.

Category: Burning Worlds

Meet Fabian Almazan, an award-winning jazz pianist and composer, environmentalist, and founder of Biophilia Records

Hot Off the Wire — 4/16/2020

R.S.V.P. for Earth Day Live programming on April 22, 23, 24

See what’s happening here during Earth Week . . .

Flu Virus Resources & News

Arundhati Roy: ‘The pandemic is a portal’

The novelist on how coronavirus threatens India — and what the country, and the world, should do next – Free to read in The Financial Times

Top UK scientist: ’80 percent’ confident a COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by September — The Hill

WaPo: Trump allegedly asked Fauci if officials could let coronavirus ‘wash over’ US — The Hill | By Marina Pitofsky – 04/11/20 11:31 PM EDT

Opinion

Noam Chomsky on Trump’s Disastrous Coronavirus Response, Bernie Sanders & What Gives Him Hope — DemocracyNow! interview

Tomgram: Engelhardt, “The Skies Are Emptying Out” — March 24, 2020

George Monbiot

Covid-19 is nature’s wake-up call to complacent civilization

A bubble has finally been burst – but will we now attend to the other threats facing humanity?
–The Guardian

George Monbiot

Solutions

Week 21: Celebrate Earth Day by contacting your local representative to advocate for environmental action
Take part: April 19–25, 2020

A 35-page dissection of the plastics problem — Greenpeace

Regional Actions

Support Indigenous Nations in their cases against TMX pipeline

National Actions

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


Digital Chase Takeover video promo (90 seconds) — 350

Cancel KXL: Halt All Keystone XL Construction Due to Coronavirus Public Health Emergency — NoKXLPromise.org

We will not allow Keystone XL to expose Native peoples to the coronavirus. Demand a stop to all work on this pipeline to protect the health of every one of us — Native Organizers Aliance

Don’t let the fossil fuel industry exploit the COVID crisis — Stand.earth

Message your Congressperson to stop the EPA from gutting air quality standards — Greenpeace

COVID-19 is NOT an Excuse to Stop Regulating Polluters — NRDC

Tell Liberty Mutual to stop insuring the Keystone XL Pipeline — 350.org

WeRenew.net


Greenpeace
“Coronavirus could wipe us out.”

Local/Regional News

Letter-sign, Virtual Group Banner #1 Completed

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


The western U.S. is locked in the grips of the first human-caused megadrought, study finds — The Washington Post

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

Welcome to The Climate Crisis Newsletter

By Bill McKibben | February 27, 2020

Annals of a Warming Planet — The New York Times

Exclusive: U.S. banks prepare to seize energy assets as shale boom goes bust — Reuters

Youth Climate Movement Study (YCMStudy-US) — U. of Maryland

Webinar — THE CLIMATE CRISIS POLICY DIGEST
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9 -9:30 AM PST

The New York Times

A troubling story for communities of color

Climate in Politics

Digital Audio Book

Calling for an alliance between progressives and moderates to seize the moment and restore hope to America’s future for the 2020 presidential election

What America Needs Next: A Biden National Unity Cabinet — New York Times

Inspiration


Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientist
who has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands since 2000
  1. Carbon dioxide:
    Nature’s tiny solar panels
  2. Take a deep breath
  3. Galileo Fixes Everything
  4. A Silver Lining

This is a series I’m writing on climate change for our local monthly newspaper. I wanted to go back to the basics of the science behind climate change.

Category:
Burning Worlds

Hot Off the Wire — 4/10/2020

Are we resilient? — WE ARE RESILIENT!

“The music is amazing, but the interpretive dancing is just baffling!”

Flu Virus Resources

If you’ve wanted to see Derek Kilmer with a beard,
Here’s your chance . . .

A message from U.S. Representative Kilmer and CoronaVirus resources.

Opinion

Destroyed Habitat Creates the Perfect Conditions
for Coronavirus to Emerge

COVID-19 may be just the beginning of mass pandemics
— Scientific American

This aerial photograph, taken on September 30, 2019, in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, shows an area devastated by logging. Credit: Alexis Huguet Getty Images

Four stories from EarthDay.org

What are the parallels between climate and COVID? — Yes Magazine

Lessons from the Coronavirus Can Help Us Overcome the Climate Crisis

Friedman: With the coronavirus, it’s again Trump vs. Mother Nature
April 1st, 2020 | by Thomas L. Friedman / The New York Times

Solutions

Week 20: Read about environmental issues on the Co-op Journal
Take part: April 12–18, 2020

How to Act on Climate Change:

A User’s Guide for 2020 and beyond — EarthDay.org

47 Earth Day Tips You can Do


How to Keep Your Zoom Chats Private and Secure

Trolls. Prying bosses. Zoom’s a great video chat platform, but a few simple steps also make it a safe one
— Wired Magazine

Regional Actions

Webinar 1 – Recording
Adam Gagnon and Mike Sawyer
Webinar 2 – Sign-up
The People vs. Climate Inaction 
with Richard Overstall, legal counsel for Wet’suwet’en, and Kiran Oommen
TUESDAY APRIL 14 | 4:00 Pacific

National Actions


Demand the House pass the Ban Fracking Act!

Our Callings in the Time of Coronavirus | Eileen Flanagan

A free series of conversations with social justice authors and activists who can help us make sense of this time. They will be Tuesdays at noon Eastern during April on Facebook Live.

Local/Regional News

Protect People, not Polluters

National/International News

Special Climate Edition:
How We Will All Solve the Climate Crisis

The Battle Against Global Warming Is the New Cold War
Here’s how to mobilize the same federal machinery that gave us Wi-Fi, semiconductors, GPS, and the internet—this time to fight climate change

A couple articles are free.
Print + Digital Access
6 months for $5

Abnormally warm Gulf of Mexico could intensify the upcoming tornado and hurricane seasons — Washington Post


Using Art and Song to Grow Our Movement in Times of Pandemic
(60 min video recording plus transcript): 
How can we use collective arts and art making to connect, work together, grow our movement and keep pushing for positive change, while remaining at home and safe? 
350.org Arts Organizer David Solnit

The Peace Poets Song Lyrics & Audio file — MovementMusic.org


Strike, divest, and vote to save humanity and our planet.

On April 22-24, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, millions of people around the world are going online for a three-day mobilization to stop the climate emergency.

Join us for three days of action — from teach-ins, musical performances, divestment, and more. All you need is an internet connection.

Join the WORLDWIDE WEB MARATHON

A 24 hour international live stream on April 24

Online Climate Program,
Music,
Talks,
Videos,
Fun.
Join also FFF trainings!


The New York Times

Japan’s climate plan sends ‘wrong signal’

A troubling story for communities of color

After Coronavirus Response, Older Generations Must Step Up for Youth

Climate in Politics

Really?

Inspiration

And People Stayed Home” | March 2020

Fact v Fiction: “And The People Stayed Home” Viral Poem By Kitty O’Meara (2020), Not Kathleen O’Meara (1869)



Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientist
who has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands since 2000
  1. Carbon dioxide:
    Nature’s tiny solar panels
  2. Take a deep breath
  3. Galileo Fixes Everything
  4. A Silver Lining

This is a series I’m writing on climate change for our local monthly newspaper. I wanted to go back to the basics of the science behind climate change.
I’ll post them in coming Yarns.
Cheers, Nan

Category:
Burning Worlds