Hot Off the Wire — Thanksgiving 2020

COVID Resources PBS NewsHour -- Science On Thanksgiving gatherings, public health officials say ‘don’t do it’ There is currently no risk-free way to spend time indoors with the loved ones who live outside your home. Click to enlarge -- Back to Return Planning to get together for Thanksgiving? Consider having a "COVID conversation" ahead of …

Hot Off the Wire — 11/13/2020

https://vimeo.com/208145716 COVID Resources We’re Never Going Back to Normal The question is how we’ll remake the world. Gregg Gonsalves | The Nation livia Grant hugs her grandmother Mary Grace Sileo. It is the first time they’d had contact of any kind since coronavirus pandemic lockdown began in February 2020. (Al Bello / Getty Images) Visualizing …

Election Special — Hot Off the Wire

Get Ready for the Day After Indivisible Sequim prepares for any election fallout We all want to pop the champagne the night of Nov 3, but unfortunately there's no more 'Election Night' and it's dangerous to act like there is. Unless Biden/Harris win in overwhelming numbers, we won’t find out the true winner of the presidential …

Hot Off the Wire — 10/30/2020

COVID Resources Port Angeles School District debuts COVID-19 tracker Parents will be notified when a case of COVID-19 is confirmed in the schools.-- Peninsula Daily News Will COVID-19 give Santa Ana officials an excuse to ignore the city’s lead crisis? The California attorney general says the city needs to collaborate with overburdened communities to address its …

Hot Off the Wire — 10/23-2020

COVID Resources For some near the Cross Bronx Expressway, COVID-19 is an environmental justice issue, tooalsoTackling climate change seemed expensive. Then COVID happened Self-administered COVID Test https://videopress.com/v/rzkdhd3C?preloadContent=metadata Delightful Solutions Ikea Will Buy Back Some Used Furniture The program, part of the company’s larger efforts to combat climate change, will be available in 27 countries, but …

Hot Off the Wire — 10/15/2020

See All the Hot Off the Wire blogs Our President has scheduled a town hall on NBC at the same time as Vice-President Biden's instead of debating him as planned.If this is a ratings showdown for voters, YOU can make your choiceat 5:00 PT tonight on ABC TV | NBC TV. https://youtu.be/5dVcn8NjbwY More than 50 …

Hot Off the Wire — 10/9/2020

COVID Resources Can the EPA reopen its offices safely? Its employees don’t think soMore than 90 percent of EPA union employees indicated that they did not trust the agency to keep them safe. Measuring the Emotional Impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. Population -- Visual Capitalist Opinion What The Stockdale Paradox Tells Us About Crisis …

Hot Off the Wire — 10/1/2020

COVID Resources Smoke and COVID-19 drove us inside — but the air in there wants to kill youThe perils of breathing in 2020. -- Grist Opinion America’s Plastic Hour Is Upon Us -- The AtlanticThe country is at a low point. But we may be on the cusp of an era of radical reform that …

Hot Off the Wire — 9/23/2020

COVID Resources Mapped: Basic Income Experiments Around the WorldAmid the pandemic, the idea of Universal Basic Income has been gaining steam with policymakers. -- Visual Capitalist Opinion Noam Chomsky’s Green New Deal A chat about his new book with co-author Robert Pollin -- Vox Solutions REI's Opt to Act Weekly Calendar / Checklist Week 41: …

Hot Off the Wire — 9/18/2020

COVID Resources Trump vs. Masks: Attacks on CDC, Doctors & Scientists Undermine a “Pillar of Pandemic Control” -- DemocracyNow!"They are incredibly important,” says Dr. Gandhi, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Opinion When Good …

Hot Off the Wire — 9/11/2020

COVID Resources How California can recover from wildfires without leaving its most vulnerable behind Opinion The link between climate change, health and povertyFor the poor and vulnerable, the health impacts of climate change are already here, says physician Cheryl Holder. Unseasonably hot temperatures, disease-carrying mosquitoes and climate gentrification threaten those with existing health conditions, while …

Hot Off the Wire — 9/4/2020

SCIA volunteer Johanna says letter writing is a great parent-kid activity: “Recruit them for attention grabbing and ‘awwww’ inducing envelope decorating!"-- Sierra Club Can you write some letters to targeted voters in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, or Pennsylvania?Learn More . . . Get Out the Vote with 350.orgJoin 350.org volunteers from across the country to call …

Hot Off the Wire — 8/21/2020

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hZL7TqSeDus And you think we have a heavy lift. We can do it. A neighbor of an Amish family had a large metal pole shed that they no longer wanted. The Amish Family said they wanted it. How will you move it they were asked???  They replied that some of their friends would help them …

Hot Off the Wire — 7/31/2020

Position Announcement: Washington State Climate Assembly Program Assistant The Climate Assembly Washington Initiating Team is looking for excellent candidates to serve as Program Assistant for the first-ever “Citizens’ Climate Assembly” in the United States! Flu Virus Resources Understanding the Disconnect Between Consumers and the Stock Market -- Visual Capitalist Trump’s October Surprise: A Vaccine for …

Hot Off the Wire — 7/24/2020

Position Announcement: Washington State Climate Assembly Program Assistant The Climate Assembly Washington Initiating Team is looking for excellent candidates to serve as Program Assistant for the first-ever “Citizens’ Climate Assembly” in the United States! Flu Virus Resources A Walk to RememberThis is UsThe Princess Bride’s “inconceivable” remake -- A Grist Series Baseball’s Stadium Workers Are …

Hot Off the Wire — 7/17/2020

Flu Virus Resources It’s Time to Tell a New Story About Coronavirus—Our Lives Depend on It Dr. Beak: During the plague years, doctors wore iconic get-ups that included masks filled with scented herbs to protect them from dangerous miasmas. The way we talk about contagion matters. It shapes how societies respond—and whether many of us …

Hot Off the Wire — 7/10/2020

The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) at the University of Washington is hiring an entry-level Research Scientist.You can learn more about the position here . . . Flu Virus Resources Why kids should be in the classroom this fall — and how to keep them safe thereHow should schools reopen? Pediatricians offer these guidelinesTo save American …

Hot Off the Wire — 7/3/2020

The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) at the University of Washington is hiring an entry-level Research Scientist.You can learn more about the position here . . . Flu Virus Resources Quarantine bubbles – when done right – limit coronavirus risk and help fight loneliness -- PBS News Hour Opinion Making a Planet Worth Saving | By …

Hot Off the Wire — 6/26/2020

Flu Virus Resources It Doesn’t Look Like the Protests Are Causing a COVID-19 SpikeWhat does that mean for other outdoor activities? -- Visual Capitalist Opinion Justice Denied -- GristOpinion: If you care about the planet, you must dismantle white supremacyBy Tamara Toles O’Laughlin on Jun 15, 2020 The Myth of Economic SacrificeWe can afford to act …

Hot Off the Wire — 6/19/2020

Flu Virus Resources When Will Life Return to Normal?--Visual Capitalist The Growth of COVID-19 in the U.S., Organized by State Peak Date How U.S. Consumers are Spending Differently During COVID-19 Visualizing the Occupations with the Highest COVID-19 Risk Opinion There Is No Climate Justice Without Racial Justice -- Yes! MagazineCan India chart a low-carbon future? The …

Hot Off the Wire — 6/12/2020

Opinion A Novel Approach to Climate Action at the State LevelBy Cindy Jayne An Expose of the Environmental Movement It’s Time For a Black New DealChris Winters | June 8, 2020 Solutions REI's Opt to Act Weekly Calendar / Checklist Week 29: Add a book about an environmental issue to your summer reading listTake part: June 14–20, …

Hot Off the Wire — 6/05/2020

On Social Justice Richard Shotwell/Associated Press Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the N.B.A.’s all-time leading scorer, is the author of 16 books. "Yes, protests often are used as an excuse for some to take advantage, just as when fans celebrating a hometown sports team championship burn cars and destroy …

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 REI's Opt to Act …

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 ResponsibilityClimate Change, Air Pollution and Healthby Wael K. Al-Delaimy, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo Available for free download as PDF or …

Hot Off the Wire — 5/16/2020

Flu Virus Resources Opinion Why I oppose “Planet of the Humans” | Patrick MazzaIt’s undermining our main chance to avert climate catastrophe Planet of Half Truths – Michael Moore’s attack on renewables unmooredBy their nature, documentary films are supposed to expose mistruths – this one often amplifies them -- Corporate Knights What Planet of the …

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 changeAn 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 …

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 …

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hgQFaeaeo0&feature=youtu.be 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 …

Hot Off the Wire — 4/10/2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx17RvPMaQ8 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 …

Hot Off the Wire — 4/03/2020

Flu Virus Resources It's for your own good.You have to stop touching your face. Opinion Letters to the Editor | Bill Moyers editorThe Sleep of Reason -- March 8, 2017In our inaugural "letters to the editor," Bill hears from a historian about the greatest horror to emerge from Trump's actions thus far.A Historian Speaks to …

Hot Off the Wire — 3/21/2020

Flu Virus Resources Opinion Naomi Kiein -- Senior Correspondent | The Intercept "Only a crisis - actual or perceived - produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep …

Hot Off the Wire — Special Edition

Let's Stand with the Wet'suwet'en for the Salish SeaOn March 15 from 12-2 there will be a rally in Port Angeles at the Coho ferry terminal in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en fight. The rally is an opportunity for indigenous and non-indigenous folks on the Peninsula to share songs, prayer, and drumming and show the Wet'suwet'en that …

Hot Off the Wire — 3/6/2020

What can I do about the spread of CoronaVirus? Solutions REI's Opt to Act Weekly Calendar / Checklist Week 15: Count the number of single-use plastic items you use this weekTake part: March 8–14, 2020 Regional Actions We are standing for mother Earth and humanity, especially for the youth inheriting this future. Join us on …

Hot Off the Wire — 2/28/2020

NEW -- Raven DebriefsRAVEN DeBriefs are conversations between Indigenous thinkers, legal experts, organizers and community leaders exploring the shifting legal landscape upon which moments of crisis — and opportunity — are builtEpisode One : The Power of Music to ‘up the Auntie’ in us all Solutions REI's Opt to Act Weekly Calendar / Checklist Week 14: …

Hot Off the Wire — 2/23/2020

Opinion Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Our Common Enemy is Climate Change -- Bill Moyers LETTER: Past Republican officials on current affairs -- Peninsula Daily News Illustration by Matt Chinworth Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming BurnsWhat if the banking, asset-management, and insurance industries moved away from fossil fuels? By …

Hot Off the Wire — 02/15/2020

Derek Kilmer in Port Angeles meetings Twice TODAY! Saturday at 10 am at Clallam Democrat Headquarters, 124 Front St, and at 1 pm at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E 1st St Solutions REI's Opt to Act Weekly Calendar / Checklist Week 12: Go meatless one day this weekTake part: Feb. 16–22, 2020 Regional …

Hot Off the Wire — 2/07/2020

Why Clouds Are the Key to New Troubling Projections on Warming By Fred Pearce | YaleEnvironment360 Recent climate models project that a doubling of atmospheric CO2 above pre-industrial levels could cause temperatures to soar far above previous estimates. A warming earth, researchers now say, will lead to a loss of clouds, allowing more solar energy to …

Hot Off the Wire — 1/31/2020

Kilmer to Hold Tribal Town Halls and Facebook Live Town HallPort Angeles event is TOMORROW, Friday at 5:30 p.m. Opinion The Time for Postponing Climate Action Is Over -- Yes MagazineDavid Korten: this is humanity’s make-or-break decade Solutions REI's Opt to Act Weekly Calendar / Checklist Week 10: Call your utility companies to ask about …

Hot Off the Wire — 01/24/2020

Opinion Even before Australia erupted in wildfire, the European Space Agency was asking, “Is the earth on fire?,” as multiple fires burned across the globe. Read more about 2019 fires, and fire-tracking via satellite, here. Bill Joy has a plan to cut global carbon emissions in halfSolving the Climate Crisis Can't Be Gamified -- Kamp …

Hot Off the Wire — 1/17/2020

Opinion League of Women Voters of Washington2020 Legislative Session Expectations Forests and RiversEnergyClimate Change Rewriting the Rules about the Environment, Energy, and Agriculture How the bills undermine protections for our environment-- The Center for Media and Democracy Solutions Your Guide to Talking With Kids of All Ages About Climate Change-- NRDC REI's Opt to Act …

Hot Off the Wire — 1/10/2020

Opinion LETTER: Endorses local contributions to climate knowledge -- Peninsula Daily News - Friday, January 3, 2020 My Journey to Radical EnvironmentalismIt’s never too late to take action aimed at protecting our planet.By Charles M. Blow, Opinion Columnist, -- New York TimesIn agreement with a comment on the article:@A Reader in Hampstead I can't agree …

Hot Off the Wire — 1/3/2020

Opinion The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic -- The New York Times A revealing forum discussing what we can all do together. Debatable -- The New York Times, January 3, 2020Lead with values, not factsOr is trying to convince climate change deniers a waste of time? 2018: The Wake-Up Call Podcast year in reviewDecember 20, …

Hot Off the Wire — 12/27/2019

Opinion Deputy Sheriff Charles Blountslams the head of a Sonoma County citizen into his own window frame, killing him. Deputy Blount has faced multiple allegations of using excessive force in the past. Blount's comment afterword, "Oh well." Solutions REI's Opt to Act Weekly Calendar / Checklist Week 5: Make your New Year’s resolution an environmentally …

Hot Off the Wire — 12/20/2019

We are standing for mother Earth and humanity, especially for the youth inheriting this future. Join us on #FridaysForFuture -- Free iPhone/iPad App - "Fridays For U" Noon to 1:00 at the Port Angeles downtown fountain Opinion Climate Youth Declare: “We Are Unstoppable! Another World Is Possible!” Solutions REI's Opt to Act Weekly Calendar / …

Hot Off the Wire — 12/16/2019

Opinion Save the rare wild beauty of the Tongass National Forest from renewed logging -- The Seattle Times In the early ’90s, we saw the timber industry here in Southeast Alaska collapse due to a lack of profitability, despite half a century of heavy federal subsidies. The Big Picture -- opinions from Fridays for Future …

Hot Off the Wire — 12/13/2019

In the face of the growing climate emergency, governments seem determined to continue embracing fossil fuels, and even meeting their Paris Agreement pledges would see warming of 2.8˚C by the end of this century. Opinion “Listen to Mother Earth”: Indigenous Youth Leaders at COP25 in Madrid Protest Fossil Fuel Extraction -- Climate Reality Project Why …

Hot Off the Wire — 12/6/2019

Climate Strike with us Friday Our survival can’t wait. Opinion Clallam County Carbon Emissions data move on hold Commissioner Peach says collection company biased A Thanksgiving Call for Climate ActionBy Mark Dunlea, Green Education and Legal Fund Climate change deniers are increasingly angry and hostile -- MediumCognitive dissonance at being forced off of position after …

Hot Off the Wire — 11/29/2019

Opinion Mapped: The 1.2 Billion People Without Electricity Where are people still living in the dark, and how are these energy challenges being addressed? Solutions REI's NEW! Opt to Act Plan 52 simple weekly challenges for a year of action This Black Friday, REI is kicking-off a year of action. Join us and Opt to …

Hot Off the Wire — 11/22/2019

Introducing "Documenting the momentum toward a clean energy future, curating and compiling the full range of issues related to this transition to provide the clarity required to make the critical investment and policy decisions needed to accelerate this transformation." With articles like: How Fast? The era of carbon-intensive energy derived from the burning of fossil …

Hot Off the Wire — 11/15/2019

Opinion Think About It: Let nature take itsby Bertha Cooper -- Sequim Gazette Washington fisheries’ grim future One very stable genius vs. more than 11,000 climate scientists Cartoons from the Seattle Times -- By David Horsey Regional Actions Let the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency know you support a strong Clean Fuel Standard -- Act …

Hot Off the Wire — 8/9/2019

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Hot Off the Wire — 8/1/2019

Take Action Regional Action Start a Climate ConversationDownload our conversation card with tips for starting your own climate conversations. *NEW PRICING*  $50 Community ScreeningsFree Tacoma Screening Aug. 2 National Action Why are you striking for the climate? -- 350.org Pledge to join the climate strikes this September -- Global Climate Strike Day One Pledge -- 350 ActionWe need …

Hot Off the Wire — 7/27/2019

Take Action Regional Action RSVP now if you plan to come to any of the workshops. Sunrise Washington Training Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 11th Commit now to giving a presentation on November 20 or 21 for24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action -- Climate Reality National Action Your gift will be DOUBLED for …

Hot Off the Wire — 7/12/2019

Opinion An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons and Climate Change -- DemocracyNow! Take Action Regional Action Join a Q&A with legal experts and find out how you can Pull Together to stop Trans Mountain Pipeline. Stop Trans Mountain and protect the West Coast from tar sands tankers -- Stand.earth The Sierra Club Click …

Hot Off the Wire — 7/5/2019

This Thursday evening is our local premier showing in Port Angeles. Take Action Regional Action An URGENT message from the OCA Executive Committee by Bob Vreeland: OCA members, there are some things you can do immediately to help reduce your carbon footprint. This gets more critical each day we delay. We don't have any time …

Hot Off the Wire — 6/29/2019

Opinion 74 Medical Groups declare a Health Emergency -- The Washington PostAs Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 74 medical and public health groups aligned on Monday to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change, bluntly defined by the organizations as “a health emergency.” Read …

Hot Off the Wire — 6/23/2019

Opinion No, climate action can't be separated from social justice -- Julian Brave NoiseCat Paying Farmers Fairly Could Curb Climate Change and Hunger -- Yes! MagazineParity is at the core of agriculture’s potential to address overproduction. Is the DNC Missing the Boat on Climate Change? -- Sierra ClubThe Democratic National Committee stumbles on the fate …

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, …

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 …

Hot Off the Wire — 5/31/2019

Greta Thunberg and 46 youth activists NEED ADULTS to join them in the Global Climate Strike."Together, on 20 September, we can unleash mass resistance." -- The Guardian Opinion Noam Chomsky: The Green New Deal Is Exactly the Right Idea -- DemocracyNow! video Opinion | The Difference Between Happiness and Joy -- David Brooks Take Action …

Hot Off the Wire – 5/16/2019

Opinion Arundhati Roy: Capitalism Is “a Form of Religion” Stopping Solutions to Climate Change & Inequality - DemocracyNow! video Take Action Regional Action Salish Splash! - Celebrating Orca Recovery - June 13thJump into the Salish Sea to support Orca Recovery - Washington Environmental Council Call on networks and newsrooms to discuss climate change with the …

Hot Off the Wire – 4/27/2019

“Dammed to Extinction” May 4, Port Townsend, WA Other Showings Opinion How Will Future Generations Remember Our Time? - Yes! Magazine A Market-Driven Green New Deal? We’d Be Unstoppable - The New York Times Take action Regional Action Thank your legislators for their work this session on climate E-mail your Senator today! - Washington Conservation Voters …

Hot Off the Wire -2/26/2019

Take Action Regional Action Students are walking out of school and going on#ClimateStrike Webinar to discuss initial reflections on the 1631 campaign via Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy Climate Solutions 11th Annual Breakfast Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 7:30am to 9:00am Please support Beaver Lake Cree’s historic tar sands trial. via Raven Trust Support …

Hot Off the Wire – December 29, 2018

Take action Regional Action Join the webinar of the Governor's Southern Resident Orca Task Force – via Puget Sound Partnership Time for BPA to act on LSR dams: Opinion – via The Spokesman-Review, Spokane Say to REI: Break Up with US Bank! – via Fossil Free California Washington deserves to know the real risks of …

Hot Off the Wire – December 18, 2018

COP24, the speech of 15-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg – via Lifegate Take action Regional Action Ask for your free, limited edition bumper sticker: Make America Green Again – via Sierra Club Take action for a healthier environment for all Washingtonians: Legislative Session Activist Sign up – via WA Environmental Council & Washington Conservation Voters …