What Can We Do to Support Climate Recovery?
Add Up Your Carbon Savings
Every time we walk instead of drive, turn off appliances that aren’t needed, or skip meat at dinner, we’re reducing our carbon footprint. As folk singer Pete Seeger put it, “If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things.” Here’s how to calculate your savings.
Walk, bicycle, or take public transit instead of driving
1 pound of carbon dioxide per mile
Replace standard bulbs with compact fluorescent light-bulbs (CFLs) in three lamps
300 pounds of carbon dioxide per year
Shorten your shower by 2 minutes a day
342 pounds of carbon dioxide per year
Turn off appliances when not in use
1000 pounds of carbon dioxide per year
Opt for Meatless Mondays
1915 pounds of carbon dioxide per year
Adjusting your thermostat up two degrees in summer, down two degrees in winter
2000 pounds of carbon dioxide per year
Source: Tips for Reducing Your Carbon Footprint, Clackamas County, Oregon
By Karen McCann
Riding a bike saves a pound of CO2 per mile. Photo by Karen McCann.
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
Isn't it Tariffic!
The one thing that buoys President Trump in the polls is America's healthy economy, but Trump's insistence on upending trade agreements in order to pressure other countries could backfire before long. For all the hype and complaints about Chinese imports stealing American jobs, Mexico is actually the US's largest trading partner. Someone in the administration had the bright idea of leaning on Mexico to stop the flow of central American immigrants coming to the US border. This seems to be a handy combination of two of Trump's greatest hits from his 2016 campaign: "Stop Illegal Immigrants!" and "Mexico Will Pay For It!".
These boots were made for walkin'—by Chinese workers at a factory in Qingdao, China. (STR/AFP/Getty)
Slate/What Next: Mueller Would Like You to Read His Report, Please (20 min)
The special counsel breaks his silence to reiterate the conclusions of his investigation’s report—and remind the American people to read it.
Bloomberg: North Korea Executed Envoy Over Trump-Kim Summit, Chosun Reports by By Shinhye Kang and Jihye Lee
North Korea executed a former top nuclear envoy and four other foreign ministry officials in March after a failed summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump, according to the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo.
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law: Climate Deregulation Tracker
This list identifies steps taken by the Trump administration and Congress to scale back or eliminate federal climate measures.
Department of Re-branding:
Slate: The Department of Energy Is Now Calling Fossil Fuels “Molecules of Freedom” and “Freedom Gas” by Jacob Weissman
Pollin’ in the Air:
Dakota Free Press: Arabic Numerals in School Draw Strong Opposition in Brookings Register Poll
As of XVI:XX this afternoon, LVII per cento of MMMMLXXIV respondents oppose teaching Arabic numerals in America’s public schools. Snopes confirmed that this survey done by Civic Science is true.
John Dick, the Twitter user who originally posted a screenshot of the survey question, is the CEO of Civic Science.
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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.
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