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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.


“Listen to Mother Earth”:
Indigenous Youth Leaders at COP25 in Madrid
Protest Fossil Fuel Extraction

— Climate Reality Project

Why Are Some of Spain’s Biggest Polluters
Sponsoring the 25th U.N. Climate Summit?
The Spanish government begged the 35 biggest listed companies
on the Spanish stock exchange for two million euros each
in return for a 90% tax break
. — DemocracyNow! interview

With New Equator Principles,
Banks Fail to Act on Climate
or Indigenous Rights

Singapore meeting approves
‘business as usual’ new Equator Principles

Indigenous Groups Call Out the
Financiers of Amazon Destruction at COP 25

Compelling ad in the Financial Times’ special COP supplement names and shames those profiting from Amazon destruction — Amazon Watch

Climate emergency demands an ecosocialist solution
— Freedom Socialist Party


Week 3: Opt out of junk mail
Take part: Dec. 15–21, 2019 — REI

Emerging Technologies of The Harmonious Grid
Customer-side resources will fundamentally change our electric system

About America’s Pledge — Rocky Mt. Institute

Press Release:
America’s Pledge Reveals U.S. Pathways Towards Paris Goals, With And Without Federal Policies In Third Report

The lounge at the Tesla fast-charging station in Kettleman City, Calif. The lounge appears aimed at giving Tesla owners a members-only experience while selling them on the company and brand — David Ferris/E&E News

Nio Builds Battery Swap Stations In China For Its Electric Vehicles — CleanTechnica

Climate conversations belong at your table
It can feel hard to talk about climate
even with those close to us — Climate Solutions

Regional Actions

Comment on Lower Snake River Dams

Take part in the Stakeholder process through
Governor Inslee’s questionnaire

Act now to tell Gov. Inslee to declare Climate Emergency
— The Climate Mobilization

2020 Legislative climate briefing webinar, Tues. Dec. 3 — Climate Solutions
Here is the recording

100% Clean Energy for Washington
Please tell Department of Commerce today that energy assistance for low-income households is important to you!
–Washington Environmental Council

Members with Audubon Washington

Attend a Public Hearing
for Clean Transportation

Thursday, December 19, 2019 at
11:00 AM – 8:00 PM PST

Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike Street, Seattle, Washington 98101

Tell the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency board to stand up for climate action
and support a Clean Fuel Standard
— Washington Environmental Council

National Actions

Tell Joe Biden: Be A Real Climate Leader — 350.org

Sign now to call for a Green New Deal Revolution across the planet — Avaaz

Tell your government:
Stop giving public money to the fossil fuel industry — 350.org
G20 Coal Subsidies of at least USD $63.9 billion per year in government support to the production and consumption of coal alone — Oil Change International

Can you rush a special year-end donation to the
NRDC Action Fund’s Environmental Victory Drive by 12/31?

Millions of families around the world are struggling
to overcome hunger, poverty, and injustice.

Local/Regional News

Alaska’s Melting Glaciers
Tell the Story of Climate Change

New studies put hard numbers to Alaska’s glacial retreat — Yes! Magazine

Visitors To A Shrinking Alaskan Glacier Get A Lesson On Climate Change — NPR

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

Bolsonaro is Killing My People & Destroying the Amazon

DemocracyNow! sat down with Indigenous leader Davi Kopenawa, one of this year’s Right Livelihood Award honorees

Indigenous Protectors Are Defending the Amazon and “Paying With Their Lives”
— DemocracyNow! interview

New Report at UN Climate Conference Exposes Plans to Drill for Oil in the Heart of the Amazon

Our nationalities are asking all of the presidents of the world to listen to us and take action – to realize the amount of biodiversity and life that still exists there.” — Amazon Watch

The U.S. Has Almost No Official Presence at COP25 But Is Still “Obstructing Any Progress” — DemocracyNow! interview
“The U.S. is in all streams of discussions that are happening, be it finance, be it loss and damage,” Singh says. “They’re everywhere. And everywhere they are obstructing and not allowing any progress to happen.”

2019 Annual Report

I am confident that young people will change the world—and protect our planet.

Gas stations will disappear sooner than you think — The Hill

Two weeks ago, we asked the Stand.earth community if you had questions about how Stand makes change happen – and over 150 questions came in for our team!

Greta has been named the youngest-ever
TIME Person of the Year

Since the Paris Agreement, global banks have invested $1.9 trillion in fossil fuels… We indeed have some work to do, but some more than others.” –@GretaThunberg#COP25

What’s Up with Banking and Climate

From the Union of Concerned Scientists:
Killer Heat in the United States – Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days
Heat Waves and Climate Change – What the Science Tells Us about Extreme Heat Events
Abandoned Science, Broken Promises – Neglect of Science Is Leaving Marginalized Communities Further Behind
How “Evidence-Based” Became a Dirty Word – The consequences of the Trump administration’s attacks on science
– The Trump Administration’s Latest: A Plan to Foul the Alaska Arctic
Climate Change and Agriculture – A Perfect Storm in Farm Country


Meet the Climbing Kids:
8- & 11-Year-Old Siblings Who Rappel from Bridge
Demanding Climate Action

Their father said to me,
“Climbing is safe.
Climate change is not.”

How to Raise an Environmentalist

Kids have a natural connection to the earth, as well as a drive to heal it. And that may be our saving grace

Hot Off the Wire — 12/6/2019

Climate Strike with us Friday

Our survival can’t wait.


Clallam County Carbon Emissions data move on hold

Commissioner Peach says collection company biased

A Thanksgiving Call for Climate Action
By Mark Dunlea, Green Education and Legal Fund

Climate change deniers are increasingly angry and hostile — Medium
Cognitive dissonance at being forced off of position after position is leading to anger

LETTERS: Demand leaders take action against climate crisis now — Peninsula Daily News


Week 1: Make cleaning up a part of your daily habits
REI — Take part: Dec. 1–7, 2019
Week 2: Go bagless. Carry reusable bags for all shopping
REI — Take part: Dec. 8-14, 2019

Yes, You Can Change Someone’s Mind — Yes! Magazine
But facts alone won’t do it, researchers say

Regional Actions

We need you to take action: Three ways you can act right now to hold polluters accountable

Attend a Public Hearing
for Clean Transportation

Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM PST

Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike Street, Seattle, Washington 98101

Tell our Congressional delegation to
support solar:
text “DefendTheITC” to 52886

(Wait, “text Congress”?? Yep. That widget is from SEIA, the Solar Energy Industries Association. Nationally, hundreds of thousands have used it to contact Congress. And given the momentum in DC, it’s clearly working. So add your message to bring it home!)

National Actions

Local/Regional News

Stream Walks offered beginning December 2nd on Ennis Creek
— Friends of Ennis Creek

OCA Supports the Sustainable Farms and Field Initiative
Sustainable Farm and Fields Support Sign-on Letter

Washington deals setback to Kalama methanol refinery!
— Washington Environmental Council

National/International News

What’s Up with Banking and Climate

Greta Thumberg Arrives Back in Europe to Attend Climate Talks
— DemocracyNow! video


Psychologists Explain How To Stop Overthinking Everything — Medium
Overthinking can lead to serious emotional distress and increase your risk of mental health problems

Here: Poems for the Planet is a lovesong to a planet in crisis. Summoning a chorus of over 125 diverse poetic voices

Hot Off the Wire — 11/29/2019


Mapped: The 1.2 Billion People Without Electricity

Where are people still living in the dark,
and how are these energy challenges being addressed?


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 Act all year long by
getting our, cleaning up and taking charge of change.

Regional Actions

Black Friday Climate Strike in Sequim

Friday, November 29, 2019 • 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Verizon Store • 1241 West Washington Street, Sequim , WA 98264

2020 WA Legislative climate briefing webinar
Together we can achieve more real solutions to the climate crisis
in the upcoming 2020 legislative session
Tues. Dec. 3, 2019 | 2 to 3 p.m. | RSVP | Climate Solutions

There are six openings in next week’s 
Adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities 
class which will be held at Padilla Bay Reserve,
Mt. Vernon on December 4-5, 9 am – 4:30 pm. 
The cost is $175 and includes all materials and a catered lunch on both days.

National Actions


Sign the People’s Demands for Climate Justice

295,000+ Signatures from 130 countries, and 403 Organisations have signed the People’s Demands!

Join MN350 Action’s Twitter campaign against the Line 3 pipeline

There’s no time to waste: Tell Congress to advance our
clean energy economy — Washington Conservation Voters

Tell GM, Toyota, and Fiat Chrysler to drop their assault on our climate progress — NRDC

Last week, a group of construction workers at the NYC solar company right Power were fired for organizing to form a union — Sunrise

— 198 Methods

The Cut The Chase Challenge has begun!  #CutTheChaseChallenge !
10 new videos (Check out this one, and this one).

Now it’s your turn:
We want a big push before Black Friday, when credit cards are powerful.
Why Cut the Chase? — Climate Action Rhode Island

  1. Search for #CutTheChaseChallenge on each social media platform:  Facebook … Instagram … Twitter
  2. Share and like the Challenge videos! Help the Challenge gain visibility by amplifying!
  3. Grab your pet or friend and make a video (Instructions, Sign up here for more updates)
  4. Spread the word! bit.ly/CutChaseCards
  5. Don’t forget to send a letter to JPMorgan Chase and any of your card’s companies after you post

Local/Regional News

Clallam Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP)

The Plan should more explicitly address
climate hazards and mitigation

Lower Snake River Dams

Make a comment thru December 24

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

Pick up some Sunrise swag
today and represent the movement in your community

All proceeds go to the fight for our
water, air and home

The Latest News

Hot Off the Wire — 11/22/2019


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 fuels will come to an end, and a cleaner, more reliable energy future based on renewables like wind and solar will be the new normal.

Doing More with Less

To aggressively reduce our
emissions, we are going to need to overhaul our thinking about
not only what we build but also
how we build.


Big Oil Needs to Pay for the Damage It Caused — Yes!Magazine

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 22: Environmental activists rally for accountability for fossil fuel companies outside of New York Supreme Court on October 22, 2019 in New York City. Tuesday is the first day of a trial where New York’s attorney general is taking on ExxonMobil in a landmark case that accuses the oil corporation of misleading investors about the companys financial risks due to climate change. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Young Activists Kick off a Climate Hunger Strike
by Occupying Nancy Pelosi’s Office

They will start eating once they talk to her for one hour—on camera!
The way that this movement is going is we’re going to need more and more extreme actions in order to bring the climate crisis to the forefront of the debate, and you know it’s going to take mass participation in civil disobedience and direct action.” — Mother Jones

The World Needs More Ethiopia and Less Exxon

“If a rich country like Canada were to invest 1% of its GDP planting new trees over a period of just eight years, it could remove up to half of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases (GHGs) that have been deposited by humankind in the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution.” — Corporate Knights – The Voice for Clean Capitalism


This new “battery” aims to spark a carbon capture revolution

Chemical engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
have created a new device that can remove carbon dioxide
from the air at any concentration — PBS News Hour

Seven Challenges for Energy Transformation
2019 | By Rocky Mountain Institute

Cooling for all, without warming the planet
An innovation competition to develop a climate-friendly residential cooling solution that can provide access to cooling to people around the world without warming the planet — 2019 Rocky Mountain Institute

Secretive energy startup
achieves solar breakthrough

For the first time, concentrated solar energy can be used to create the extreme heat required to make cement, steel, glass and other industrial processes, generating heat above 1,000 degrees Celsius. — CNN

Project Pura is a platform that is dedicated to let people worldwide discover, follow and support sustainable ecological projects.

Meet the Farmers Putting Politics Aside to Address Climate Change

The Practical Farmers of Iowa waste no time on partisan stances as they face the challenges of extreme weather and depleted soils — Yes! Magazine

Regional Actions

Answer Governor Inslee’s Questionnaire about the LSRDs
now thru December 24

Join us in supporting Indigenous Nations going to court who say NO to oil and tanker traffic on the west coast!

Give $1, we get $2

2020 Legislative Climate Briefing Webinar
A Clean Fuel Standard will improve our air quality
and it will expand transportation electrification. HB 1113 will be disussed.
Tues. Dec. 3, 2019 — 2-3 pm
RSVP to joelle.robinson@climatesolutions.org and for webinar instructions

Tell Senator Maria Cantwell to co-sponsor S. Res. 404, Senator Ben Cardin’s resolution to keep the U.S. in the Paris Climate Agreement
— Win Without War

Send a message to Rep. Derek Kilmer: Take action on the climate crisis now by championing the 100% Clean Economy Act! — NRDC Action Fund

National Actions

Nori is the world’s only carbon dioxide removal marketplace
Five years ago, the UN issued a report that if we don’t solve problems of soil erosion, we won’t be able to grow food in 50 years

Listen to Bill McKibben’s recent podcast interview
Register in advance for the Dec. 3 Zoom meeting, 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Urgent Action: Say NO to DAPL Expansion — Lakota People’s Law Project

Slam the Door on Keystone XL — MoveOn

Please contact your US Senator and urge her/him to oppose the chemical industry-backed Save our Seas Bill, S 1982.  Time is short and the American Chemistry Council is working hard to pass this flawed bill.
[RETWEET NOW!] — Read the letter Get the .PDF

Support The Public Housing Green New Deal Act — Sunrise

Tell President Trump and the U.S. Forest Service: Save America’s Largest Wild Forest — NRDC

Stand with the Indigenous people of the Amazon Sacred Headwaters and pledge your support — Stand.earth

Tell Toyota and other automakers to protect the climate — Change.org


Put it on your calendar.

I hope while you hear me speak, I won’t make you terrified – maybe a little – but I’ll also inspire you to join us, and to join indigenous peoples in resistance … for the existence and survival of all of us.

Keynote address at Bioneers Conference
Make a Donation

Support NRDC’s Work for the Environment

Local/Regional News

A wonderful reason to share the season
This Saturday, the 23rd of November

The Second Annual Cranksgiving Food Drive


  • Participants need to bring a bike, cash to shop at participating stores, and a bright smile.
  • Don’t have a bike? Sound Bikes will rent one to you for $10 an hour.
  • Look for our “Ballet” Bike Parking attendants at participating grocery stores.
  • Free registration begins at 10:00 AM at the Farmer’s Market (133 E. Front St, Port Angeles)
  • Prizes awarded at noon.

Alison Silverstein to speak at the Clean & Affordable Energy Conference

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

The world’s largest development bank will stop funding unabated oil and gas projects by the end of 2021 — Climate Home News

Money changes everything

Climate activists briefly shut down Chase branch over tar sands support — Isthmus.com

Community service charge

Madison Police bill youth activists $5,000 for September climate strike, but mayor says charge will “go away”

EPA Science Advisers Push Back on Wheeler,
Say He’s Minimizing Their Role

Also pushing a plan to reduce the use of science in decision making, particularly with pollution — Inside Climate News

Presentation by Rick Thoman on climate changes in Alaska
The Latest News

Iowa Climate Defenders Five
go to trial

Dressed in black and wearing
adult diapers, Bold Iowa supporters were arrested while holding a sign reading “Climate Denier in the White House scare the S#*T outta you?

Climate in Politics

2019 Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice — DemocracyNow!

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Environmental Justice, Shutting Down Pipelines, Capitalism & Billionaires — DemocracyNow!

Pete Buttigieg Climate Advisor
Is a Fossil-Fuel-Funded Witness
for The Obama/Trump Administrations Against Children’s Climate Lawsuit
— Hill Heat | Tuesday, 19 November 2019 | With updates and rebuttal

Did a climate champion emerge from last night’s “debate?” — The Fallon Forum, Iowa


Common Sense for the 21st Century

Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse
By Roger Hallam

Hope for the Future
Lies in the Multitude

A conversation about capital,
consumption, and population
— Sierra Club Magazine

Hot Off the Wire — 11/15/2019


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 Now

Petition for Accurate Weather and Climate Reporting on KNKX Jazz Blues & NPR News — 350.org

National Actions

Tell your senators: Support strong legislation to protect our cherished public lands! — NRDC Action Fund

This is your last chance for official comment on Keystone XL — 350 Action

Local/Regional News

News from the Nest

National/International News

Building political support for protecting the planet
and its people


Facing Climate & Nuclear Catastrophes: Acting to Protect Life on Earth

Join us for a motivating and informative day to focus on the joint topics of the CLIMATE CRISIS and the threats of NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
LUNCH will be provided

Sat, November 16, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST
Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation

Hot Off the Wire — 8/9/2019

Do you need a green way to spend your money?

  • Debit card with cash back on every dollar spent
  • Free access to every ATM in the world
  • Up to 2.00% APY on savings
  • Your deposits will never go towards funding fossil fuel projects, firearms, or political campaigns

(This is not a paid ad, it’s just an idea.)


Can Civilization Survive What’s Coming? — Rolling Stone

To Survive Climate Catastrophe, Look to Queer and Disabled Folks
— Yes! Magazine

Biodiversity—in nature, and in our
culture and resistance organizing—may be our best defense to the threats
of climate change.

‘Everyone Should Mobilize’:
Climate Leaders Urge Massive Turnout for Global Climate Strikes

“Our house is on fire—
let’s act like it,” says a call-to-action for
September 20th and 27th strikes.
— Common Dreams

Regional Actions

The Department of Ecology needs us to re-submit our comments to make sure they get counted. — Sierra Club

Clallam MRC is looking for volunteers to help out with the annual forage fish survey which will take place between August 12 and August 15, 2019

Sign up for our how to Host a Climate Strike Rally training! — Greenpeace

Climate Adaptation Toolkit for Marine and Coastal Protected Areas
— Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)

EcoAdapt State of Adaptation Program

Surging Seas: Ocean at the Door
— Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)

Learn about our efforts to plan and build a network of green infrastructure projects that will improve
Port Angeles’s water quality, wildlife habitat, and community assets. Come tell us what you would like to see!

Our orca are starving!
Three Southern Resident Killer Whales were declared dead!
Tell the Northwest Power Council–
don’t abandon our salmon!

National Actions

Green New Deal – Policy Proposals
— The People’s GND Working Group

This is not a drill: it’s a Climate Emergency — The Climate Mobilization

Climate Strike Training Webinars — 350.org

Our blue planet
is under threat
— Greenpeace

Add Your Name to Support the Global Ocean Treaty!

We Need a Hearing on the Proposed DAPL Expansion
— Lakota People’s Law Project

Let’s call out BP and hold the oil giant accountable by flooding its Twitter feed
— Stand,earth
Let’s pile on enough pressure to make Trans Mountain uninsurable
— Stand,earth

The Arctic is BURNING, with fires so big you can see them from space!
Avaaz works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform global decision-making.

Eradicate a plastic disaster from its root
A notorious petrochemical giant plans to build a new plastic plant, which is to become one of the biggest of its kind in the world. They are applying for permits to pollute in Louisiana.

The Forest Service wants to fast-track mining, logging and construction projects by cutting the public out of their decisions — Sierra Club

Trump is pushing for his NAFTA 2.0 — Sierra Club

Local/Regional News

2019 Tribes and First Nations Climate Change Summit
Northwest Tribes Convene Climate Summit In Spokane

Tribal Leaders Hear International Climate Change News
At Spokane Conference
— Spokane Public Radio

Congressional hearing on campus highlights CU Boulder climate change leadership
— CU Boulder Today

News from the Nest
Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

What Conservation Efforts Can Learn from Indigenous Communities
— Scientific American

Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months
Do you remember the good old days when we had “12 years to save the planet”?
— BBC News

Iceland to Hold Memorial for Glacier Lost to Climate Change — AFAR

In Europe, a historic heat wave is shattering records with astonishing ease, may hasten Arctic melt
— The Washington Post

Temperature departures from average on Thursday, showing the scorching heat across Western Europe. (Weatherbell.com)

Medical Schools Are Pushed to Train Doctors for Climate Change
— The Wall Street Journal

Days before recess, Daily Kos delivers 130k signatures to Senate
urging no vote on Trump’s NOAA pick — Daily Kos

“I Feel Anxious”: Explosion at Texas Oil Refinery

“Our Economic System Is Crashing with Reality” says Jason Box

Supersizing Climate Change: U.N. Says Meat Production Destroys Land & Diminishes Key Water Sources
— DemocracyNow! videos

Environmentalists Risk Their Lives to Save the Planet
–DemocracyNow! Column By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan

The Latest News
Our Stories > onEarth


August Meditation for Climate Emergency – Sun, Aug 11, 2019 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
— The Climate Mobilization

Watch These Young Spoken-Word Poets Take On Climate Change

The Climate Museum’s poetry slam at Harlem’s Apollo Theater was equal parts grief, anger, and hope.

Thank You for Being Late

An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving
in the Age of Accelerations

A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated

Thomas Friedman shows that we have
entered an age of dizzying acceleration–
and explains how to live in it.

Hot Off the Wire — 8/1/2019

Take Action

Regional Action

Start a Climate Conversation
Download our conversation card with tips for starting your own climate conversations.

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 Action
We need our next President to be a Real Climate Leader who is ready to take on this crisis starting on day one.

Arctic drilling is bad business — Stand.earth

#Climate2020 Training Series, Beginning TONIGHT at 5:30 p.m. PDT — Greenpeace
August 1: Building Power with Allies
August 13: Planning & Leading Events
August 27: Activism & Storytelling

Climate News

Local/Regional News

How Permaculture Is Helping Wildfire Survivors Recover — Yes!
Survivors of California’s Camp Fire are working together to heal the land and each other after the deadly wildfire.

Environemtal News from Washington State
Updates on Regional legal issues
Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

Canada On Fire — The Fifth Season is here, and Canada won’t stop burning.
From B.C. to the Maritimes and the places in between, 96%  of Canada’s communities near forest and grasslands have been ravaged by wildfires for the past three years. — 350.org

‘Economic butterfly wings can create a climate action tornado’ — Medium
Under Pressure — Four Rivers Charter Public School 2019 Senior Energy Documentary

House Democrats To Unveil Green New Deal Alternative By Year’s End
— Huffington Post
A House committee has set a goal to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 — a target some say fails future generations.


Young people are about to utterly transform climate politics — Medium