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Hot Off the Wire — 9/23/2020

COVID Resources


Mapped: Basic Income Experiments Around the World

Amid 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

Week 41: Skip the dryer. Hang dry your laundry this week. 
Take part: Sept. 6–12, 2020

Fix Our Planet, Part 4: Reinventing a Material World — Make: Magazine

Regional Actions

National Actions

December 3, 2020 4:00-5:30 PM PT
September 30, 2020 05:00 PM PT

Join the Greenpeace volunteer webinar with Naomi Klein and get involved in Greenpeace’s critical electoral work | September 30, 2020 04:00 PM PT

Local/Regional News

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

The Food Justice Film Festival is free and open to the public. Sign up now to receive a link unlocking access to each film for 24 hours on the day of its screening. — CENTER for BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY


The Latest News

CENTER for BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
The New York Times

Getting climate into the presidential debates

also

Climate disruption is here. Now what?

Understanding How the Air Quality Index Works — Visual Capitalist

Inspiration

Category:
Burning Worlds

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
  6. Rainfall, Evaporation and Desertification
  7. Runoff and Water Supplies
  8. Of Drought and Flooding Rains
  9. A Sunburnt Country

Note to Yarns from the Farm readers: This is the final regular article in a series on climate change that I’m writing for our local monthly newsletter, the Southern Midlands Regional News (SMRN). There will be a recap article in the next issue, that reviews the whole series. Previous articles can be found in the preceding Yarns from the Farm. The image above was taken after a major fire went through my property in January 2016. And a note to my non-Australian readership: this title and the previous one are taken from a much-loved poem, My Country, written by Australian Dorothea Mackellar at the age of 19, at the turn of the last century.

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 People Don’t Act, Evil Reigns — The New York Times
Stop thinking that the horrors of the world will simply work themselves out.

Out With Predatory Capitalism, In With a “Life Economy” — Yes! Magazine

Fires Prove the Climate Catastrophe Is a Constitutional Crisis Too — The Nation
The Electoral College and the Senate both marginalize states that are the hardest hit by climate change.

Solutions

Week 41: Skip the dryer. Hang dry your laundry this week. 
Take part: Sept. 6–12, 2020

Please sign up for the Clallam Conservation District newsletter
so that you can participate in a survey
that will help direct our long-range plan

The survey is being modeled after one that was created by the
Whatcom Conservation District
Thank You for your interest in conservation

Regional Actions

Webinar #2 of a 4-Part Webinar Series
Chehalis:
From the Headwaters to the Sea
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
7:00–8:00 pm, PT

National Actions

Eileen Flanagan
Author, Speaker, Activist

I’m offering my first
pre-recorded online course.

Get more information

Course Curriculum

Cruises cannot be permitted to set sail amidst a pandemic. Will you sign the petition calling on the CDC to extend its No Sail Order? — Stand.earth

Stronger than Storms: Climate and Just Recovery Forum — 350.org
Sep 30, 2020 05:00 PM

The Thrive Agend is the bold plan we need for a just COVID-10 recovery
Message your member of Congress in support of the Thrive Resolution today!

Local/Regional News

River Run Farm | Early Fall newsletter

National/International News

Fossil Fuel Research Library

Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration — ProPublica

The Amazon Rainforest Is Burning Again.
Join Forces to Call for an #AmazonCeaseFire!

Amazon: commit to break up with fossil fuels — Greenpeace

As the Arctic thaws, Indigenous Alaskans demand a voice in climate change research — American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fielder Outlines Indigenous Wildfire Plan — SF Weekly
State Senate candidate Jackie Fielder wants California’s Indigenous tribes to play a much larger role in wildfire prevention, as they did before colonization.

Decolonizing Environmentalism — Yes! Magazine

Native Defenders Are Trying to Protect the Arctic Refuge—
And Their Way of Life
— Mother Jones
Gwich’in elder Sarah James describes her efforts to fight drilling.

Dams Alter Nutrient Flows to Coasts
New models indicate how dams worldwide influence the mix of nutrients in river water reaching the ocean. As more dams are built, changing nutrient loads may adversely affect coastal ecosystems.


The New York Times

A season of climate-fueled disasters

also

It’s Not Just the West.
These Places Are Also on Fire

Sierra Club Forum on the Environmental Law Program

Climate in Politics

Tell the Commission on Presidential Debates: Put climate change front
and center for Presidential Debates
— Climate Hawks Vote

Boosting your local electoral work — 350 Action

Inspiration

Transmutation of Mind and Heart:
Meanderings from a Beach Walk

“This is a call for deep awakening and for a
transmutation of the mind and heart.”

By Jodi Riverstone | September 2020

Category:
Burning Worlds

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
  6. Rainfall, Evaporation and Desertification
  7. Runoff and Water Supplies
  8. Of Drought and Flooding Rains
  9. A Sunburnt Country

Note to Yarns from the Farm readers: This is the final regular article in a series on climate change that I’m writing for our local monthly newsletter, the Southern Midlands Regional News (SMRN). There will be a recap article in the next issue, that reviews the whole series. Previous articles can be found in the preceding Yarns from the Farm. The image above was taken after a major fire went through my property in January 2016. And a note to my non-Australian readership: this title and the previous one are taken from a much-loved poem, My Country, written by Australian Dorothea Mackellar at the age of 19, at the turn of the last century.

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 poverty


For 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 wealthier people move to higher ground. — TED Talks

Solutions

Week 42: Wipe wisely: Use Forest Stewardship Council-certified and 100% post-consumer recycled content toilet paper.
Take part: Sept. 13–19, 2020


What’s in a Social Justice Diet?

How do we add climate and social justice to our diet?
— Yes! Magazine

Regional Actions

With all the smoke in the air this is a perfect time to write Letters to the Editor to your local papers connecting the smoke and wildfires to climate change and health.
If you have health credentials please include those and make sure to highlight any stories or personal experiences with patients who have been affected by the poor air quality.
Links to 25 Washington newspaper editors, with guidlines . . .


Ask Governor Inslee to say YES
to Southern Resident orcas;
And NO to a new terminal
less than a mile from WA State!
— Friends of the San Juans

National Actions

Get Ready for the Revolution Training Series — 350.org
More detailed information . . .
Sign Up Now!

  • Tuesday, Sept. 15: Keeping Healthy and Safe at Protest (5-7pm PT):
    Learn how to be mentally and physically prepared for being on the streets protesting (led by 350 Seattle).
  • Saturday, Sept. 26: Remote Organizing and Volunteer Engagement 101 (11am – 1 pm PT):
    Learn how to maximize remote organizing and engage new volunteers now and following the election (led by 350 Colorado).
  • Saturday, Oct. 10: Digital Organizing 101 (11am-1pm PT):
    Learn digital organizing basics, best practices, tools, and get tips on email and social media strategy (led by 350 Massachusetts).
  • Nov 21-22: Grassroots / Year End Fundraising (date and time TBD):
    Learn how to plan your group’s end of year fundraising campaign. Get tips, templates and info on crowdsourcing (led by 350Vermont).

Today, many of us in the West Coast of the U.S. woke up to dark orange skies.
The Amazon fires are unnatural acts of criminal arson enabled by global corporations and financial institutions such as BlackRock.

Tell FERC: Time’s up for the Mountain Valley Pipeline

Send in an official public comment
to decision-makers now and tell your story about how air quality affects you and your community!

Local/Regional News

Co-published by The Seattle Times and nonprofit Seattle publisher Braided River, this book by award-winning writer Lynda V. Mapes will be a tool for marine conservation groups across the Puget Sound to educate, inspire and build grassroots support for tangible actions to support orca health
Cover photo by Dave Ellifrit,
Center for Whale Research

Screening of Ancestral Waters
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:45 PM PDT

Hosted by 350 Spokane

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

Record wildfires in California: More than 2.2 million acres have burned in California this year — which is already a record even though the time of the year that’s traditionally most dangerous for fire weather is only now beginning. — NY Times

Crazy weather in Colorado: On Monday, the Denver area was sweltering. By Tuesday, there were several inches of snow on the ground. — NY Times

Western wildfires break records as devastating toll on lives and homes begins to emerge — The Washington Post

Climate change means this wildfire season is here to stay
–The Washington Post

National/International News

Rainforest Action Network

September 17, 2020 | 5:00 PM PT

En-ROADS
Climate Change Solutions Simulator

Living in the Time of Dying director and producer, Michael Shaw
is interviewed by host Peter Melton & Deb Ozarko, Author of Beyond Hope

Energy Consumption by
Source and Country (1969-2018)
— Visual Capitalist

Visualizing the energy consumption of 60+ countries by energy source, over the period of 50 years.

Federal report sounds the alarm on climate change dangers to the economy — CNN

“Democratic Public Health”: Big Pharma Relies on Developing World While Limiting Access to Treatment — DemocracyNow!

COVID Vaccine Trials Seek Black & Latinx Participants,
But History of Medical Apartheid Sows Mistrust — DemocracyNow!

CENTER for BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

Sierra Club Forum on the Environmental Law Program

The New York Times

The ‘Straightforward’ Link Between Climate and California’s Fires

also

They led the E.P.A. as Republicans.
Now, they’re backing Biden

Climate in Politics


Donald Trump, environmentalist?

The president signed an order yesterday extending a ban on oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and restricting drilling along the southeastern coast of the United States. And during a campaign stop in Jupiter, Fla., he wasted no time in taking credit for it.

Inspiration

Trees
If you like trees, you will enjoy seeing these amazing specimens

What Can I Do?
My Path From Climate Despair To Action

A call to action from Jane Fonda, one of the most inspiring activists of our time, urging us to wake up to the looming disaster of climate change and equipping us with the tools we need to join her in protest.

Category:
Burning Worlds

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
  6. Rainfall, Evaporation and Desertification
  7. Runoff and Water Supplies
  8. Of Drought and Flooding Rains
  9. A Sunburnt Country

Note to Yarns from the Farm readers: This is the final regular article in a series on climate change that I’m writing for our local monthly newsletter, the Southern Midlands Regional News (SMRN). There will be a recap article in the next issue, that reviews the whole series. Previous articles can be found in the preceding Yarns from the Farm. The image above was taken after a major fire went through my property in January 2016. And a note to my non-Australian readership: this title and the previous one are taken from a much-loved poem, My Country, written by Australian Dorothea Mackellar at the age of 19, at the turn of the last century.

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.org
Join 350.org volunteers from across the country
to call infrequent voters who care about the environment.
Let’s make all our votes count this year!
September 6, 2020 01:00 PM in Pacific Time

COVID Resources


Opinion

We’re at a Tipping Point—Toward Healing the Climate — Yes Magazine

Solutions

Week 41: Skip the dryer.
Hang dry your laundry this week
Take part: Sept. 6–12, 2020

Regional Actions

Let’s talk about volunteer engagement and movement building
350 Washington Network Regional Skill Up:
Movement Building + Volunteer Engagement
With Shemona Moreno of 350 Seattle
Monday, September 7th at 6pm-7:30pm PST | Register HERE

Help us stop the world’s largest fracked gas to methanol refinery from being built in Southwest Washington!
— Sierra Club

National Actions

The FWS is accepting public comments on the administration’s reckless anti-wildlife proposal,
but only until September 4
Submit a comment today

NRDC Virtual Conversation:
The Power of Litigation in our Fights for People and the Planet
Thursday, September 10 | 1 p.m. PT

Get Ready for the Revolution Training Series — 350.org

  • Part 1. Keeping Healthy and Safe at Protests – Tues, Sept. 15th, 4-6 pm PT
  • Part 2. Remote Organizing and Volunteer Engagement 101 –
    Sat, Sept 26th 11 am – 1 pm PT
  • Part 3. Digital Organizing 101 – Sat, Oct. 10, 11 am-1 pm PT
  • Part 4. Grassroots Year End Fundraising – Nov. 21-22 time tbd

The THRIVE Resolution envisions a Green New Deal-aligned recovery.
Ask your representative to cosponsor the THRIVE Resolution! — Sierra Club

Sign the petition to fix the broken U.S. Senate
It’s time to build pressure for ending the filibuster now. 

Oil giant Total is about to build a massive oil pipeline right through the heart of Africa
It would cross more than 200 rivers and 12 protected forests

Local/Regional News

Wet’suwet’en Block Trains in Solidarity with Six Nations

Take a stand. Make your voice heard. Stand with others in any way that you can. Will you put your comfort aside to stand with those who have no choice but to fight?

Cooked salmon: Climate change, dams contribute to lethal habitat
— The Spokesman-Review

To Manage Wildfire, California Looks To What Tribes Have Known All Along
— National Public Radio

USDA Northwest Climate Hub – August Newsletter
Featuring information on Drought in the NW Climate Hub

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

Indian Country’s ANWR

How an Iñupiat Trump Official,
Tara Sweeney, is challenging everything you know about Indigenous environmentalism
— Medium

Banks funneled over USD 150 billion into companies driving deforestation since Paris Agreement, new data analyses shows

You’re invited to the online release of Yasuní Man
This is a “must-see” documentary about the Amazon

RENT THE FILM BEFORE SEPT 8 TO SUPPORT THE AMAZON EMERGENCY FUND!

Responding to the Census
The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.

Alaska’s salmon are shrinking, and climate change may be to blame — Reuters

In the Amazon, the coronavirus fuels an illegal gold rush — and an environmental crisis — The Washington Post

Big Oil just isn’t as big as it once was — The Washington Post

RSVP for the 25th annual National Solar Tour!

Sierra magazine September/October 2020
CENTER for BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
The New York Times

The growing power of hurricanes
also
Getting climate studies into schools

Climate in Politics

Biden declares he’s “not banning fracking” … — Axios Generate

145 Groups Demand Biden Ban Fossil Fuel Execs and Lobbyists From Campaign and CabinetCommon Dreams

Groups pressure Biden to exclude fossil fuel execs from team — The Hill

Progressive Groups Call on Biden to Ban Fossil Fuel Interests from Campaign and Admin — DemocracyNow!

Inspiration

Climate Justice Now: Art Inspiring Action
Art project theme:
Exploring the relationship between health, climate, and race.


Think Outside the Box

9 unconventional moving bridges

Water Vapor in September 2006

Also, NASA visualization of the European jetstream


Category:
Burning Worlds

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
  6. Rainfall, Evaporation and Desertification
  7. Runoff and Water Supplies
  8. Of Drought and Flooding Rains

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. Nan

Hot Off the Wire — 8/21/2020

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 move it to his property about 800 yards away.?? 250 friends showed up!

Flu Virus Resources

Umbra is Grist’s advice columnist who tries to provide well-researched answers to a wide variety of climate-related questions


Global COVID-19 Containment: Confirmed Cases, Updated Daily

This continuously updated chart provides a more complete look at the efficacy of COVID-19 containment strategies.
— Visual Capitalist

Opinion

Together, You
Can Redeem the Soul
of Our Nation

Though I am gone, I urge you to
answer the highest calling of your heart and
stand up for what you truly believe.
By John Lewis | July 30, 2020

What Have We Done to the Whale?

The creatures once symbolized our efforts to save the planet; now they demonstrate all the ways we have devastated it.
By Amia Srinivasan | August 17, 2020


An Update to the 2916 Paper
“The Lower Snake River Reservoirs Generate Significant Amounts of Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas” | July 2020

Is Economic Growth the Wrong Goal?
A podcast by Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics

Roots Deeper than Whiteness: Remembering who we are for the well-being of all
White Awake
Waking ourselves for the benefit of all


Solutions

Week 39: Celebrate the 104th anniversary of the National Park Service by getting outside
Take part: Aug. 23–29, 2020

Regional Actions

OCA Joins 41 Organizations
Asking Governor Inslee to Oppose
Roberts Bank Terminal 2 near Vancouver, BC


Transformative Climate Advocacy
Engaging the Personal and the Political

Select Fridays,
September 11 – December 4, 2020,
9–10:30 am Pacific


Email Patrick Barredo, to get the link to the Zoom meeting.

View the movie now | Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom

National Actions

We’re trying new campaign tools this cycle and we want to hear from you — Climate Hawks Vote

First of four mass calls happened Wednesday, August 12th at 5pm PDT,
with three more meetings taking place through November elections


Local/Regional News

Forest Carbon Management Report

The Status of Science
on Forest Carbon Management to Mitigate Climate Change
(June 1, 2020)


Do Mountain Forests Hold the Answers for Climate Science? — Yes! Magazine

Foresters Could Lead on Carbon Drawdown
Most standard, plantation-style commercial forests in the region hold less than a third of the carbon of old-growth stands. In the face of mounting pressure to reduce emissions, this shortfall offers an opportunity. Sightline profiles one forester in Oregon who is leading by example.

Professor in a tree over TransMountain Pipeline vows not to come down
— The Seattle Times


Sightline’s Latest Original Work

Community Solar Basics
Links to the recorded sessions:
Consumers (Episode 1)
Programs/Policy (Episode 2)
Project Development (Episode 3)

National/International News

Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education is now offering a new online program Climate Change Policy: Economics and Politics — October 5-9, 2020

Michelle Lujan Grisham, the governor of New Mexico,
called for urgent climate action
— The New York Times

COVID-19 Lockdown Demonstrates How Economy-Wide Transformation Can Halt Climate Change


CENTER for BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

The New York Times

We’re already down to 0% for the year

Climate in Politics

Vote Safely and Securely!
Volunteer to text voters in battleground states

Sign up today
All you need is a computer and an internet connection
— NRDC Action Fund

Inspiration

Emotional Resilience Toolkit for Climate Work

From Climate Therapy Alliance via Grace Hope of 350.org


Join Hank Lentfer for Raven’s Witness:
Lessons From a Life in Alaska’s Wilderness.
— Sponsored by the Alaska Wilderness League

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:00 –  5:00 PM


Burning Worlds

INTERVIEW WITH EDITOR JOHN FREEMAN

“Why focus on climate change in your third anthology?”


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
  6. Rainfall, Evaporation and Desertification
  7. Runoff and Water Supplies
  8. Of Drought and Flooding Rains

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. Nan


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 Covid-19?
What do we have to lose by rushing a vaccine into production? A longer pandemic, a colossal waste of money—and the risk of undermining public confidence in all vaccines.

Democracy

— Visual Capitalist

Opinion

Prisons Are An Environmental Justice Issue
By Brad L. Blackburn III, Advocacy and Community Outreach Intern | July 23, 2020

Letter: We need PUD’s help in saving our salmon
Norman Ritchie of Rockaway Beach | July 24, 2020
— The Tillamook Headlight Herald

Solutions

Join the National Academies for a series of virtual workshops on Enhancing Federal Clean Energy Innovation from July 27 – August 7
— Eventbrite

Week 36: Shop in person,
locally and seasonally
Take part: Aug. 2–8, 2020

EV Batteries: An Overview of the Impacts and Solutions

Plug In America Webinar
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
9:00–10:15 am PDT – FREE

Climate Justice Now! How? | Jill MacIntyre Witt | TEDxVail
What One Person Can Do About Climate Change | Ella Lagé | TEDxHamburg

Environmental Activism Tips with Jared Mead
Time: July 31, 2020 06:00 PM 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84437982269?pwd=RFN0ZWhwekVOdmJBZkF6LzJWVHAzQT09
Meeting ID: 844 3798 2269 |Passcode: 646828

Regional Actions

Help ensure bold climate policy is passed
this next legislative session in Washington
350 WA Civic Action Team is hosting a meeting for state-wide volunteers
interested in climate policy and citizen advocacy!
When: Friday, August 7, 2020, 9:00 AM PDT  | Register in advance

Too many Washington communities face high levels of pollution, lack economic opportunity, and are overlooked in decisions that affect their lives
The stakes in 2020 could not be higher

Our Climate Leaders Live! series is back next month with a look at the future of the built environment

Building Electrification
August 13th at 10am PDT

National Actions

Conservation cannot be done
with chainsaws

Add your voice to #SaveEboForest

After receiving an “F” in sustainability (for the 2nd year in a row),
Procter & Gamble (P&G) made a flashy announcement last week — Stand.earth
Help expose Procter & Gamble’s greenwashing

Send a message to Facebook: Climate disinformation is hazardous to our health!
— Climate Solutions

Local/Regional News

Inslee puts Chehalis dam on hold, calls for non-dam fixes for river’s woes
— KUOW npr

Community Solar Basics
Links to the recorded sessions:
Consumers (Episode 1)
Programs/Policy (Episode 2)
Project Development (Episode 3)

National/International News

Record-Breaking Lightning Bolts Spark Excitement — Smithsonian Magazine

Voices on the Forefront:
Youth climate activists and the fight to protect the Arctic
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:00 PM –  5:00 PM ET

Join Us on August 3rd to Celebrate a Decade of Our Children’s Trust

August 3rd, at 12pm Pacific

New Mexico PRC embraces 100% renewable future for Four Corners
Coal-fired power plant to be replaced with 100% renewable energy
— Western Environmental Law Center


What’s Up with Banking and Climate
Vote for the Earth” series
CENTER for BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
The New York Times

It’s Summer. Let’s Talk About Hockey.

Also this week, health benefits from cutting emissions

Climate in Politics

Tell the DNC: Tackling the Climate Crisis Means Tackling Toxic Fossil Fuels
Target: Democratic National Committee — 350 Action

Inspiration

Category:
Burning Worlds

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
  6. Rainfall, Evaporation and Desertification
  7. Runoff and Water Supplies

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. Nan

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 Remember
  • This is Us
  • The Princess Bride’s “inconceivable” remake

— A Grist Series

Baseball’s Stadium Workers Are Getting Peanuts From the Billionaire Owners
When baseball shut down, 39,000 stadium workers lost their jobs, and the MLB has done little to help them out. — The Nation

Democracy

A message from Sierra Club President, Ramon Cruz, announcing a forum on systemic racism in the history of the Sierra Club.


An idiot’s guide to tyranny: Some thoughts about Timothy’s Snyder’s ‘On Tyranny’ — The Berkshire Edge

“Americans today are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism in the twentieth century. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Now is a good time to do so.”
6. Watch out for the paramilitaries. When the pro-Leader paramilitary and the official police and military intermingle, the game is over.”
— Timothy Snyder, from ‘On Tyranny’ | 2017

The Original article from Mr. Snyder’s Facebook Page

Trump’s Occupation of American Cities
Has Begun
Protesters are being snatched from the streets without warrants. Can we call it fascism yet?
— The New York Times | Opinion or Portside.org

Portland officials decry
aggressive tactics of federal agents in their city

By Emily Gillespie, Devlin Barrett, Katie Shepherd and Mark Berman
–The Washington Post

Trump’s agents are sweeping peaceful citizens off the streets.
This is not America.

By Ruth Marcus — The Washington Post

Portland mayor tear gassed
after speaking with protesters

We must take action for the
people of Portland right now
Message your Member of Congress!
–Greenpeace


Healthcare vs. Military Spending, by Country

Isreal has the highest rate of military spending per capita, and has the distinction of being the only country on this list to invest more in defense than in healthcare.

6 Badass Acts of Resistance
Erased From History

There are entire generations of social justice activists and environmental protectors that we don’t learn about in school.
Yes Magazine —

Opinion

A Brief (and Frustrating) History of the
Carbon Footprint


“Minimum Viable Planet” is a weeklyish commentary about climateish stuff, and how to keep it together in a world gone mad. This week, on blame-shifting.

Solutions

Week 35: Find a moment this week to be awed by nature
Take part: July 26–Aug. 1, 2020

“Eat to Live” Blog by Dr.Furhman
Save C02, save money, save your lives

Oats cost:
$0.89/pound as thick rolled oats at Sunny Farms;
$5.00/pound in the form of Cheerios at Safeway.

Government advice on diets
ignores climate change

“If we fail to rein in emissions, the catastrophic climate change that will follow will undermine attempts to tackle the other (food systems) dimensions we care about.” — Food Weekly

Regional Actions

Webinars on Demonstration Safely

Keeping yourself healthy and safe at a protest
Thursday, July 29th, 7-9pm

De-escalation/Peacekeeper training
Sunday, August 2nd, 11am-1pm

Community Solar Basics:
Consumers (Episode 1)
Project Development (Episode 3)
July 29 at 4:00 PDT

New nationwide case to protect public health and clean water rights

Join the Virtual Rally to Stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline
Thursday, July 23rd at 2pm PDT– Rainforest Action Network

Tell insurers to drop Trans Mountain — Stand.earth
Trans Mountain must secure insurance by August 31st

Tell Liberty Mutual, No Trans Mountain Pipeline!
— Rainforest Action Network

National Actions

Zurich is now the third insurer to drop the Trans Mountain pipeline
since we stepped up our pressure just a couple months ago
Add your voice Now! — Stand.earth

Monday, 27 July 2020
5:00 – 6:30 pm PDT

Stop Fossil Fuel Development On Public Lands! — NRDC

We must take action for the
people of Portland right now
Message your Member of Congress!
–Greenpeace

EVERY GIFT DOUBLED: Protect Public Lands from Fossil Fuel Development!

Local/Regional News

The City of Portland, Oregon, recently passed The Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF), the nation’s first successful climate justice ballot initiative

City of Port Angeles Climate Change Resilience Plan
Request for Proposals


Voters Candidates Forum of July 16
Patti Morris & Rick Paschall

National/International News

Stories from the Youth Climate Movement in the Global South — Yes Magazine

Where Will Everyone Go?
ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, with support from the Pulitzer Center, have for the first time modeled how climate refugees might move across international borders. This is what we found.

Beyond the Bag Challenge — OPENIDEO

How might we transport goods from retailer to destination in a way that is compatible with diverse retail systems, delivers ease and convenience for customers, and reduces environmental impact?

Huge win for clean air,
our climate, and communities


CENTER for BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
The New York Times

Gas Flaring and Preterm Births

Also this week, a corruption case in Ohio that’s all about energy

Climate in Politics

Climate Action Voters – July Conversation
Winning an Environmental Majority in the Senate
Featuring Senate Candidate Cal Cunningham
Tuesday, July 28 at 1 pm PT

The DNC has released its draft platform, and it needs work on science,
clean energy jobs, fossil fuel finance, and cars.
Let’s tell them to make the platform stronger on climate.
— Climate Hawks Vote


Upcoming Washington State Energy Strategy Advisory Committee Group Discussion Sessions

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act Bulletin

2020 Census: Everyone Counts
Learn more about what you can do to promote participation where you live.


Inspiration

Baby Beluga
for Climate Mobilization
Last week Raffi released a 40th anniversary rendition of the song with music legend Yo-Yo Ma in a new video and soon to be released song whose proceeds will benefit The Climate Mobilization!

Category: Burning Worlds

INTERVIEW with
author and scholar
Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

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
  6. Rainfall, Evaporation and Desertification
  7. Runoff and Water Supplies

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. Nan


A Platform for Creative Exchange

Creative Summit & Fundraiser Replays
available through July 26!

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 will survive.
By Sonia Shah | July 14, 2020
— The Nation | History

DemocracyNow! Interview
The Nation Weekly

“The Pandemic Could Get Much, Much Worse”
if we don’t take bolder action now

This interview with John Barry contains a brief history of the
1918 “Spanish” Flu. Fascinating!

— DemocracyNow! interview

The Pandemic Could Get Much, Much Worse.
We Must Act Now.
— The New York Times

It’s time to get serious about the causes of pandemics: UN report

How to Stop the Next Pandemic: U.N. Report Links Outbreaks to Climate Crisis & Industrial Farming — DemocracyNow! interview

Opinion

Water Column: Resetting the rules

by Ann Soule | Wednesday, July 8, 2020
— Sequim Gazzette


“Defund the police” and “cancel rent” aren’t reforms,
but paths to revolution.

The Left Is Remaking the World
By Amna A. Akbar | July 11, 2020
— The New York Times

Ms. Akbar is a law professor who studies leftist social movements.

DemocracyNow! Interview

10 ways social change organizations can support the
Black Lives Matter movement
The difference between being an anti-racist and not being a racist
has never been more stark — By Todd Paglia, Executive Director, Stand.earth

The Climate Emergency Won’t Wait for the Press to Play Catch-Up — Moyers on Democracy

Mayabel Rents waits for a bus next to a flooded street on Sept. 29, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida

What Do the Racial Wealth Gap, Police Brutality, and the Climate Crisis Have in Common? Wall Street
By Alec Connon — Common Dreams

The biggest banks, it turns out, are every bit as complicit in the climate crisis as they were in the slave trade.

Philadelphia Delays Unhoused Encampment Eviction as
CDC Says “Let Them Remain” & Stop COVID Spread — DemocracyNow! interview

Solutions

Fix Our Planet: Electrify Everything!
Let’s enable our Makers to Make a Better Now

Week 34: Use your windows and shades to heat and cool your home. 
Take part: July 19–25, 2020

Political Climate – Vote For Your Future

Regional Actions

OCA joins the 350.org Washington Network!
The Network will help our group speak with a strong statewide voice but still leave us the flexibility to voice our own opinion.

On July 20th, US Climate Strike is mobilizing with the
Service Employees International Union and the
Movement for Black Lives to present a united front against injustice a month out from the Democratic National Convention

Join Washington Conservation Voters and State Senate Candidates T’wina Nobles, Ingrid Anderson, and Helen Price Johnson for a virtual Town Hall next week,
July 21 from 5 to 6 p.m

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Is a Bad Actor
Right now, PSE is targeting children with coloring pages for a “gas town” and a racist mascot called Don Fuego.

When you care about Walrus,
tell ConocoPhillips to leave them alone in the Arctic
— Alaska Wilderness League

National Actions

Rainforest Action Network

Don’t bail out plastic recycling! — Greenpeace
Support real solutions, like the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act! 

Urge the Senate to pass this amendment to cut the Pentagon budget by 10 percentWin Without War

Tell your Senators: Vote yes on Amendment 1788 to cut military spending by 10%

Urgent Federal Climate Bills and Strategy Webinar | July 2 — 1:45

Local/Regional News

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

Center for Biological Diversity

Celebrate 3 Key Victories Over Oil and Gas Pipelines

MARCHWOOD, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 5: Private homes surround Sunoco’s 20 inch gas liquids pipeline along a right-of-way October 5, 2017 in Marchwood, Pennsylvania. Many nearby residents are aware of the possible well water contamination they could experience from the horizontal drilling with Sunoco Pipeline’s $3 billion Mariner East 2 expansion project. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

Understanding Trump’s Harmful Attack on NEPA
The National Environmental Policy Act gives us all a voice. The Trump administration is trying to silence it. — NRDC

The Trump Administration Is Reversing 100
Environmental Rules. Here’s the Full List.

— The New York Times

How to Travel at Home: Finding New Routes Through Our Daily Lives

Fool’s Gold: Financial institutions waste billions undermining climate action
Financial institutions risking our renewable energy future by supporting the European coal sector

How Facebook Handles Climate Disinformation
Critics say a company policy that exempts opinion articles from fact-checking amounts to a huge loophole for climate change deniers. — The New York Times

COVID-19 cases continue to explode from the U.S. to the Amazon

The New York Times

‘The city I love’ and climate change:
A Miami story
also
What oil and gas bankruptcies leave behind

The fallout from last week’s epic pipeline defeats continues.
Phoenix is trying to combat Climate Change — The Washington Post

Climate in Politics

3 unexpected ways Joe Biden plans to
tackle climate change — Grist

Biden Announces $2 Trillion Climate Plan
Joe Biden’s plan connects tackling climate change with the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis, while also addressing racism. The proposal drew praise from his onetime critics. — NYT

Joe Biden unveils aggressive $2tn
climate and jobs plan

Proposal outlines $2tn for clean energy infrastructure and climate solutions, to be spent as quickly as possible in next four years
— The Guardian

Inspiration

THE NEW GROUP

NRDC is joining forces with The New Group, a New York-based theater company, to host FACING THE RISING TIDE — a digital series of readings and conversations about the climate crisis, environmental racism, and hope.

And we’d love for you to join us for these special online events
the week of July 20-24.
Get more information and register to attend this online series for free.


Facing the Climate Emergency
A Radical Self-Help Guide to Become the Hero Humanity Needs
By Margaret Klein Salamon,Clinical Psychologist & Founder of The Climate Mobilization


Category:
Burning Worlds

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
  6. Rainfall, Evaporation and Desertification

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. Nan


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

Opinion

Letter — Supports Jim Waddell’s position on lower Snake River dams
— Peninsula Daily News


Anti-Racist Tools for your consideration

Diversify the all-white Port Angeles
Public Safety Advisory Board
Take the next step! Sign the Petition

The Port Angeles Racial Justice Collective on Facebook

Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness;
A Short List of People in America Who Were Not Freed in 1776
By Arleen Jenson

Racism Is Killing the Planet
The ideology of white supremacy leads the way toward disposable people
and a disposable natural world
By Hop Hopkins | Jun 8 2020 — Sierra Club Magazine

White people own 98% of rural land. Young Black farmers want to reclaim their share. — Grist

Across America, Activists Work at the Confluence of LGBTQ Rights and Climate Justice — Inside Climate News

Making Sure ‘Normal’ Is Never the Same Again
By Claire Elise Thompson | June 30, 2020 — Moyers on Democracy
5 environmental justice leaders from across the country share their thoughts on how to address racial injustice, climate change and COVID-19

8 Must-Reads by Women Who Take on White Supremacy and Patriarchal Power
These authors pull no punches in tackling head-on the topics of race, gender, and justice — Yes Magazine

Oprah Winfrey leads a conversation
speaking directly about systematic racism

Part 1

Solutions

Week 33: Repair an item instead of purchasing a new one
Take part: July 12–18, 2020


Climate Leaders Live! series

  • Clean and Safe Buildings through Electrification on Aug 13, 2020 @ 10 AM PDT Register here
  • The Big Issue: Transforming Transportation on Sept 10, 2020 @ 10 AM PDT Register here

How do you deal with 9 million tons of suffocating seaweed? — The Guardian


Regional Actions

You are invited to the
Washington
Clean Air & Climate Caucus!

— Climate Solutions

Language access program registration for your group — 350.org

National Actions

Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT


Youth4Climate Summer Camp (Virtual)

Session II:  July 27 – August 21, 2020

Send a message to P&G top executives. Charmin gets an “F” for sustainability.

We’re a Nerdy Movement Study Group – 12-week online program

Local/Regional News

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

Learn about the Citizen’s Assembly in detail in upcoming webinars
Learn about the CITIZEN’s ASSEMBLY ON CLIMATE – what Washington can accomplish through deliberative democracy
MONDAY, JULY 13th – 10-11 AM | https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89272139818

Press Release from Reclaim Finance
BNP Paribas commits to no longer finance companies with no strategy to exit the coal power sector
— BankTrack

The New York Times

Another Reason to Cut Down on Plastics

Also this week:
Face masks for the environmentally conscious

How Wildfires Make Covid More Dangerous

The fracked gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline project is dead — Sierra Club

Supreme Court Won’t Block Ruling to Halt Work on Keystone XL Pipeline
— The New York Times

Standing Rock Elder Hails Order to Shut Down DAPL
— DemocracyNow! interview

Supreme Court reinstates fast-track pipeline permitting except for Keystone XL — The Hill

Some new climate models are projecting extreme warming.
Are they correct?
— Yale Climate Connections

Why Is the South Pole Warming So Quickly? It’s Complicated
Much of the warming is linked to natural climate cycles happening thousands of miles away in the tropics — E&E News

How COVID-19 Creates Food Waste Mountains That Threaten the Environment — EcoWatch

Pipelines are becoming a pipe dream — Grist

Inside Climate News

Climate in Politics

League of Women Voters
Clallam PUD District 2 Candidate Forum – July 16 at 6:00pm
Zoom link to Forum

2020 Election Strategy Survey — 350 Action Team

Inspiration

Category:
Burning Worlds

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
  6. Rainfall, Evaporation and Desertification

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.

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 Bill McKibben | June 9, 2020 — New Yorker

Anti-Racist Tools for your consideration


You Want a Confederate Monument?
My Body Is a Confederate Monument

By Caroline Randall Williams | June 26, 2020
Ms. Williams is a poet

white supremacy culture — Dismantling Racism

DemocracyNow! Examines Our National Reckoning

“What to the Slave Is the 4th of July?”: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’s Historic Speech

Angela Davis on Abolition, Calls to Defund Police, Toppled Racist Statues & Voting in 2020 Election

“America’s Moment of Reckoning”: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & Cornel West on Uprising Against Racism

The Untold History of Mount Rushmore: A KKK Sympathizer Built Monument on Sacred Lakota Land

AFP via Getty Images

What are gender pronouns?
Let’s talk gender: A guide for using pronouns
Justice Ameer Gaines | Daily Kos Staff

Solutions

Save money and energy.
Switch to LED light bulbs in one room
Take part: July 5–11, 2020


Climate Leaders Live! series

  • Carbon Pricing 101 on July 9, 2020 @ 10 AM PDT Register here 
  • Clean and Safe Buildings through Electrification on Aug 13, 2020 @ 10 AM PDT Register here
  • The Big Issue: Transforming Transportation on Sept 10, 2020 @ 10 AM PDT Register here

The Hopeful Work of Turning Appalachia’s Mountaintop Coal Mines Into Farms
–Yes Magazine

What to Say When People Say “It’s Impossible”
10 smart conversation starters to address some standard defenses of the status quo.
— Yes Magazine

West Coast Gears Up For Electric Big Rigs — OPB
Electric semis are starting to hit the highways along Interstate 5

What Kelp Forests Can Do for the Climate
Cultivating algae empowers coastal communities while storing CO2 deep underwater.

Regional Actions

A vision toward an equitable, just, and healthy future for all
You are invited to the Washington Clean Air & Climate Caucus! — Climate Solutions

New Blog: Caring for Washington’s Agricultural Workers
— Washington Environmental Council

Organize a FridaysforFuture shoe strike in your community

OCA Signs Letter to Big Oil:
Protect the Arctic Refuge

National Actions

The AfrikaVuka Caravan Webinars
join us live online every two weeks as we connect with frontline groups exposing the fossil fuel and finance industry’s role in accelerating the climate crisis

2nd annual Climate Policy Summer Camp
From July 23 to 26, Our Climate will host virtual workshops, networking events, creative actions, state based breakout groups, and even a dance party in support of the Movement for Black Lives. 

Youth4Climate Summer Camp (Virtual)

Session I: June 29 – July 24, 2020
Session II:  July 27 – August 21, 2020

Stop the Money Pipeline Webinars — 350.org

Communities are sounding the alarm that some of the oldest and biggest trees in Canada are slated to be logged this summer — Stand.earth

Are fashion companies keeping their renewable energy promises? — Stand.earth

Thank AG Ellison for his leadership on holding Big Polluters liable
— Corporate Accountablilty

SIERRA CLUB PRESENTS HD SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
THE CONDOR & THE EAGLE
– GROUND ZERO FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE
Tuesday, July 7th – 4 pm PT | SLIDING-SCALE TICKETS HERE

Local/Regional News

Justice for Black, Brown and Indigenous Lives: A message of solidarity from RAVEN

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

In case you missed it –
Sightline Online: What coronavirus means for Northwest fossil fuel projects
53 minutes on YouTube

National/International News

The Supreme Court of Canada has declined to hear the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Coldwater case against Trans Mountain — Sierra Club

#CancelCanadaDay

Rally and March at Vancouver Art Gallery July First
We will not celebrate the ongoing genocide within Canada
against Indigenous people.


Drawdown 2020 – (in case you missed it)
Urgent Federal Climate Bills and Strategy Webinar — Watch on YouTube
Register now for the follow-up call: July 15th, Noon

Learn about the Citizen’s Assembly in detail in upcoming webinars
Learn about the CITIZEN’s ASSEMBLY ON CLIMATE – what Washington can accomplish through deliberative democracy
THURSDAY, JULY 9th – 10-11 AM | https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85911537594
and 
MONDAY, JULY 13th – 10-11 AM | https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89272139818

Greta Thunberg: Humanity has not yet failed
Summer on P1 Sweden — Spotify

Climate activist Greta Thunberg urges world leaders to do more. Doing our best is no longer good enough.

The New York Times

Another Reason to Cut Down on Plastics

Also this week:
Face masks for the environmentally conscious

Climate in Politics

The time for climate action is now
Join the fight against the greatest threat to our future — climate change.
— NRDC Action Fund

League of Women Voters
Clallam PUD District 2 Candidate Forum – July 16 at 6:00pm
Zoom link to Forum

2020 Election Strategy Survey — 350 Action Team

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
  6. Rainfall, Evaporation and Desertification

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 — 6/26/2020

Flu Virus Resources

It Doesn’t Look Like the Protests Are Causing a COVID-19 Spike
What does that mean for other outdoor activities?

— Visual Capitalist

Opinion

The Myth of Economic Sacrifice
We can afford to act on climate now.
By Sarah Lazarovic — Yes Magazine

Solutions

Week 31: Become water wise in your home through mindful showering and dishwashing. 
Take part: June 28–July 4, 2020

Regional Actions

Take action now: Demand that the Trump administration protects people and public health — Washington Environmental Council

Send a public comment to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission and ask for rules that protect low-income folks in Washington? — Sierra Club

National Actions

The Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis is asking for your input by this Friday

The East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) is set to be the longest heated crude oil pipeline in the world — BankTrack

Do not finance the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline! — 350.org

Make DC the 51st state, and deliver climate justice for all — 198 Methods

Tell Congress: No polluter handouts during the pandemic – support the ReWIND Act! — NRDC

Indigenous communities across the Ecuadorian Amazon are sheltering in place to avoid the spread of COVID-19, while also facing the largest oil spill in the last 15 years. They are now witnessing their homes, drinking water, and food sources being destroyed.

Local/Regional News

Join Meaningful Movies Port Townsend and our special guest filmmaker Shane Anderson

Online via Zoom
Monday, July 13, at 6:30 PM

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

After declaring a Climate Emergency in November, Ann Arbor, Michigan has drafted a $1 billion groundbreaking climate plan to get to carbon neutrality by 2030
— Michigan Live

How to Get Off Fossil Fuels Quickly—and Fairly — Yes Magazine


Arctic records its hottest temperature ever, 100.4° F.
As ‘Godzilla’ Sahara Dust Plumes Expected to Impact Areas Hit Hard by COVID-19 — CBS News

Historic Saharan dust plume that could turn skies milky will move into the US — CNN Weather

Scientists Alarmed About Siberia’s Record Breaking Winter and Spring Temperatures — Time Magazine

An aerial view of the city of Norilsk in Russia’s arctic region on June 6, 2020.
Kirill Kukhmar/TASS—Getty Images


The New York Times

How a Ruling on Gay and Transgender Rights
May Help the Climate

Also this week, how to help reinvent your workplace

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
  6. Rainfall, Evaporation and Desertification

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.

Hot Off the Wire — 6/19/2020

Flu Virus Resources

When Will Life Return to Normal?

–Visual Capitalist

Opinion

There Is No Climate Justice Without Racial Justice — Yes! Magazine

Can India chart a low-carbon future? The world might depend on it. — Yes!

It’s Time for a Black New Deal — Yes! Magazine

Solutions

Week 30: Check your tire pressure to ensure optimal gas mileage
Take part: June 21–27, 2020

Run on Less 2017 & 2019 Report — Rocky Mt. Institute

“What Wales is doing today, the world will do tomorrow.”—Nikhil Seth, UN Assistant Secretary General

The story of how one small nation responded to global climate issues by radically rethinking public policy for future generations

See a digital review copy of this new book at NetGalley

How can we achieve climate justice today? — Climate Alliance

Regional Actions

Washington Conservation Voters

Join Sightline for an online Q&A:
What coronavirus means for Northwest fossil fuel projects
Wednesday, June 24th, 2020Time | 10:00 – 11:00 am PT

National Actions

Climate Reality Leadership Corps: Global Training,
taking place over nine days from July 18-26, 2020
Register here for the training

Join the Poor People’s Campaign for the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Justice Gathering
Broadcast on June 20, 2020 at 7 AM PT & 3 PM PT and on
June 21 at 3 PM PT — 350.org

Click here to find an action near you this Juneteenth weekend. There are both in person and virtual actions you can join.
— Stop the Money Pipeline

We are at a crucial point in history for racial justice. There are no neutral actors here: Silence itself is a dangerous act


Help protect the uncontacted peoples of the Amazon from COVID! — Stand.earth

Sign the petition: Tell Congress to stop Bill Barr and the Trump administration from spying on our internet browser and search history without a warrant!

Local/Regional News

Unceded Territories, a painting by artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Image from Museum of Anthropology in University of British Columbia in British Columbia, Canada.

Indigenous Artists Use Technology to Tell Stories About Their Ancestral Lands

These five art projects explore the impacts of climate change using VR and other mediums — Yes! Magazine


National/International News

Women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have premature, underweight or stillborn babies, a look at 32 million U.S. births found.
–The New York Times


Celebrating Juneteenth
Museum’s Founding Director Lonnie Bunch III leads a tour through the Slavery and Freedom exhibition, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture:
Freedom Calling: Interactive Tour with Founding Director Lonnie Bunch III


Can India chart a low-carbon future? The world might depend on it.
— The Washington Post

The New York Times

The environmental justice wake-up call
Also
So. Much. Cardboard.


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
  6. Rainfall, Evaporation and Desertification

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 — 6/12/2020

Opinion

A Novel Approach to Climate Action at the State Level
By Cindy Jayne

It’s Time For a Black New Deal
Chris Winters | June 8, 2020

Solutions

Week 29: Add a book about an environmental issue to your summer reading list
Take part: June 14–20, 2020

Regional Actions

Statewide action called by Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County
— Climate Solutions

OCA Endorses The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty
An initiative to phase-out fossil fuels and fast-track solutions

Climate change, like nuclear weapons, is a major global threat.
Bold and immediate action is needed to address the climate emergency.

National Actions

Please join us on Wednesday, June 17 for a forum hosted by Chris Novaton of Sierra Club, in conversation with Sierra Club staff and partners about the intersectionality between the environmental and racial justice movements, and the mutual aid work happening to support Black communities. Join us and learn how you can help.


Today is World Oceans Day – Stand.earth

Local/Regional News

350 PNW Conversations call Last Monday — 350.org
What are our next steps?

National/International News

The U’wa Community’s Nonviolent Resistance to COVID-19 and Attacks in Colombia — Amazon Watch

Beaver Lake Cree stand strong as Canada and Alberta attempt to derail tarsands legal challenge — briarpatch Magazine

How Greta Thunberg Transformed Existential Dread Into a Movement — The New Yorker
By Emily Witt April 6, 2020

After a time, Greta Thunberg and her family decided that freaking out was the only rational response, not only to climate change but to modern life.

Stop the Money Pipeline supports the demand to defund the police

How to Avoid Mediocre Leadership in Trying Times — Visual Capitalist
The New York Times

Mountains of medical waste

Masks found on a beach in Hong Kong in May. Environmentalists say they’ve been washing up in increasing quantities. Anthony Wallace/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

What’s Wrong with Financial Equity?

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
  6. Rainfall, Evaporation and Desertification

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 — 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 storefronts. I don’t want to see stores looted or even buildings burn. But African Americans have been living in a burning building for many years, choking on the smoke as the flames burn closer and closer. Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible — even if you’re choking on it — until you let the sun in. Then you see it’s everywhere. As long as we keep shining that light, we have a chance of cleaning it wherever it lands. But we have to stay vigilant, because it’s always still in the air.

“So, maybe the black community’s main concern right now isn’t whether protesters are standing three or six feet apart or whether a few desperate souls steal some T-shirts or even set a police station on fire, but whether their sons, husbands, brothers and fathers will be murdered by cops or wannabe cops just for going on a walk, a jog, a drive. Or whether being black means sheltering at home for the rest of their lives because the racism virus infecting the country is more deadly than COVID-19.”

Los Angeles Times and the Bleacher Report


To my fellow elderly protestors — DemocracyNow! video
Watch from minute 7:21

Welcome to Buffalo, NY

Prosecutor: 2 Buffalo police charged with assault in shoving — PBS


Will you join us this Thursday to learn what actions you can take individually and collectively to defend the lives of Black people and work to dismantle systemic racism? — 350.org

Contact Congress TODAY to stop police departments from buying weapons of war

Flu Virus Resources

Experiment shows human speech generates droplets that linger in the air for more than 8 minutes — Washington Post

What’s the Risk of Catching Coronavirus From a Surface?
Touching contaminated objects and then infecting ourselves with the germs is not typically how the virus spreads. But it can happen. — New York Times

Trump Death Clock: Creator Eugene Jarecki Says “Reckless Mishandling” of COVID-19 Must Be Quantified — DemocracyNow! interview

The essential coronavirus FAQ — PBS

Opinion

The climate crisis is racist.
The answer is anti-racism
–The Correspondent.com

Commentary: Citizens assembly would seek consensus on climate — HeraldNet
State legislators want to call on residents to gather,
learn and craft solutions to climate change.

Stacey Abrams:
I Know Voting Feels Inadequate Right Now
Just hear me out
— New York Times

Solutions

Week 28: Find a way to do without one item on your shopping list.
Take part: June 7–13, 2020

How to Feed Ourselves in a Time of Climate Crisis
Here are 13 of the best ideas for a just and sustainable food system,
from saving seeds to curbing food waste. — Yes! Magazine

How Fast is Your Broadband? Take the test & see…
Clallam County is in the midst of a Broadband Feasibility Study along with our Team Partners – the Cities of Forks, Port Angeles and Sequim, the Port of Port Angeles, the Clallam County Public Utility District and the North Olympic Development Council. In order to succeed, we need to be able to document current internet speeds from every part the county.
We are focusing on ways to enhance and expand broadband access to the Internet throughout Clallam County. An important part of this study is use of the State Broadband Speed Test. You can help shape the future of broadband in Clallam County by participating. The documented results will be a vital component of the planning and feasibility study.
Please encourage others to participate. The more residents and businesses that participate in the speed test, the more accurate the results. Please take the speed test today!
Link to Speed Test:  wabroadband.speedtestcustom.com

Regional Actions

Election 2020 Webinar:
Evergreen Future Grassroots Action
June 10 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Public · Hosted by Washington Conservation Voters
Evergreen Future Platform website


In Defense of Black Lives:
Solidarity and Amplification Toolkit for 350.org Local Groups

What we must do to dismantle white supremacy
There is no just recovery for climate, without addressing the systemic extraction, harm and violence towards Black communities.

Jordan Cove LNG Terminal
Our legal team has what it takes to stop this project–we have defeated it twice before!

Contact the UTC today and tell them to strengthen the 100% clean electricity law
— Washington Conservation Voters

Interfaith Earth Care Coalition Meeting | Tues. June 9, 4-5 pm
Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/88462550106
Meeting ID: 884 6255 0106
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National Actions

Take Action: Stop Amazon from helping cops spy on protesters
— Fight for the Future

Organizer Bill McKibben, leader, activist, scientist will speak online | June 6
A Crisis Inside a Crisis:
What Covid Might Teach Us About Dealing With Climate

Local/Regional News

For more information contact the North Olympic Peninsula Broadband Leader, Krestine Reed, at PNBVoices@gmail.com

Dana Lyons Concert | Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM PDT

National/International News

Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences
of the United States of America

Research Article
Vertebrates on the brink as indicators of biological annihilation
and the sixth mass extinction
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