What Can We Do to Support Climate Recovery?
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from the Union of Concerned Scientists
Nobody is more worried about climate change than the scientific community — people who have devoted their lives to the systematic study of the natural world. “We have reached a tipping point on climate action,” writes the Union of Concerned Scientists. “Climate change is not some problem in the distant future—it's happening right now.”
There is some good news. “Thankfully, momentum is building for climate action within Congress and across the country. We're now having the first productive congressional hearings on climate change in six years, and the ‘Green New Deal’ has sparked new ideas, energy, and momentum for the call for swift, equitable, and significant climate action.”
What can we do right now? “Write to your legislators today and urge them to show real leadership on climate action, especially as the Trump administration is actively rolling back programs that were put in place to reduce global warming emissions and protect Americans from the impacts of climate change.”
By Karen McCann
SEND A MESSAGE TO YOUR CONGRESSPERSON WITH THIS SIMPLE FORM
The State of Science in the Trump Era (2019): Damage Done, Lessons Learned, and a Path to Progress, Union of Concerned Scientists
Trump Brags about His “Natural Instinct for Science", The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Photo from Constababble
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
Into the woods
I can't make a list next week as I will be hiking north of Leon, out of phone range part of the time, possibly eaten by bears. Maybe that will be a welcome break from the news... I don't know how I'm going to feel about being so far out of touch!
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The Guardian: Trump pardons fraudster Conrad Black after glowing biography by Jim Waterson
Conrad Black, who owned the Daily Telegraph and the Spectator before being jailed for fraud, has been pardoned by Donald Trump – shortly after writing a book entitled Donald J Trump: A President Like No Other.
Grist: After Standing Rock, protesting pipelines can get you a decade in prison and $100K in fines by Naveena Sadasivam
What was once a misdemeanor is now a felony. After protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline generated national attention and inspired a wave of civil disobedience, states with oil and gas reserves have passed laws to to punish pipeline protestors.
Ballotpedia: Federal Judicial Appointments by President
An overview of the number of federal judges appointed by each president, a historical comparison of presidential judgeship appointments from 1933 to 2017, and a comparison of appointments over time by president and court type from 1945 to 2019.
Department of Hypocrisy:
Boston Globe: States pushing abortion legislation rank poorly when it comes to child well-being by Matt Rocheleau
Among 10 states that have enacted or are considering bills to restrict abortion, all but one are in the bottom of national rankings of child well-being, according to the nonpartisan Kids Count Data Center.
Interview with my hero (8 min)
Actions like this protest in North Dakota against pipeline construction is now a felony in several states. (Photo: Speak Freely/ACLU)
Ready to do more?
Learn about the Green New Deal. If you missed our roundtable discussion, you can read the presenters' notes here.
Read the Indivisible Guide 2.0, a new strategy for a new congress.
Check out the weekly action plan from Progressive Action, Global Exchange (PAGE) which mobilizes progressives living overseas.
Sign up for the Americans of Conscience Checklist, a weekly action list that also provides encouragement and good news.
Learn more about solutions and actions at ClimateRecovery.org, a new group organized by members of American Resistance Sevilla and other community activists.
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