EARTH, WIND AND FIRE (AND WATER)

This week’s edition is filled with things you can do to spread hope and stop climate change in its tracks. This is ITM.earth — scroll down to find your place in the movement.

This week, Greenland decides to keep it in the ground, the Tongass forest will remain standing and activists give banks and Biden a deadline. 

 

Meanwhile, floods devastate countries on four continents and fires from Oregon to Siberia cover the world in haze, Indigenous women are arrested for protecting water on their own land and Senator Joe Manchin is deep in the coal industry's pocket.

Images from China's Henan province under water this past week.


Each week, we bring you the top campaigns, actions and events — with links to everything to make taking action as easy as possible.

DEADLINE GLASGOW

It's 100 days until the most important international climate talks since Paris.  SIGN THIS PETITION to end support for companies engaged in climate destruction.

EMISSIONS GO AWOL

Militaries are supposed to protect countries. Yet they are some of the largest sources of greenhouse gases. TELL COP26 LEADERS to stay on target and include military emissions.

GET THAT GREEN

Everyone has a place in our green future. FIND YOUR INTEREST by taking this quiz.

METHANE IS
A PAIN

Methane isn’t just dangerous, it’s also better at hiding than CO2. TELL THE EU to investigate and address methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.

I WANT TO
BREAK FREE

We’ve been choked by plastic pollution for too long, and it’s made from fossil fuels. Channel Freddy Mercury and SIGN THIS PETITION to tell Congress to Break Free from Plastic.

Join the
climate
movement
today.


Climate science can be overwhelming. Here’s your easy-to-share highlight reel.
MORE LIKE JET SCREAM

Wondering why the weather seems so wacky? The jet stream may be to blame. Read here to see just what the hell is going on.

FIRESTORM

Extreme weather is causing wildfires so powerful, they are beginning to create their own weather. Check out why.

OVERHEATED & OVERWORKED

We knew that extreme heat was harming workers' health. But a new study reveals we've been undercounting just how much, by a lot.

GLACIER DANGER

The Swiss Alps are in for some trouble, as glaciers are melting at a rate far beyond what scientists expected. Since 1850, nearly 1,200 new lakes have been formed.

ELECTRIC AVENUE

Over 2 in 5 people want their next car to be an EV, according to a recent survey. See which countries want EVs the most.

MAKE NEW FORESTS, BUT KEEP THE OLD ONES

Protecting the largest, oldest trees is key to helping slow climate change. Forest communities in Madagascar can teach us how to preserve these giants while still utilizing the forest.

UNHOLY HEAT

Each year, Muslims travel to Mecca, their holiest city, and pray outdoors. But now extreme heat is threatening their health, and will make pilgrimages in the future more treacherous.


GLASGOW FOR IT — At the COP 26 climate negotiations, global leaders MUST steer financial institutions toward REAL ZERO emissions reductions and center climate justice. (Stop the Money Pipeline)

EXXON EXXPOSED — Exxon’s caught red-handed. In a telling video, one Exxon lobbyist explains how the company is STILL sabotaging climate change progress and pushing false solutions after four decades. (The YEARS Project)

OIL & WATER — Oil & Water follows Kenyan women in their fight to protect their water and their rights in the face of corrupt politics and the patriarchy. (Oil & Water Trailer)

THE INDIGENOUS DREAM — Creating a just future requires the guidance of Indigenous perspectives. How should we define climate justice? (NDN Collective)

POSSIBLE WORLD — This animation takes community dreams for a regenerative future and paints them into reality. It’s based on over 100 interviews conducted with everyday people across Ethiopia. (Ezra Wube)

THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES — Indigenous activist Winona LaDuke gets arrested for trying to stop construction of Line 3, an oil sands pipeline that threatens native land and the planet. (Honor the Earth)


Here’s what it looks like when people show up, voices ring loud and leaders act for the sake of the planet.
GREENLAND GOES GREEN

Greenland will not issue any further permits for oil exploration in the waters off its coast, despite the potential reserves there. The government says that it believes that the future is in renewable energy.

FOR QUEEN AND COUNTREE

England is rewarding people not only for planting trees, but for preserving existing ones as well.

REDUCE REUSE REMUNERATE

Should taxpayers carry the steep price of recycling? Maine sure doesn’t think so. Check out its plan here.

TONGASS WINS

Trump tried to chop it down, but now the largest national forest in the United States is getting a new lease on life. See what’s changed.

JAPAN CUTS FOSSIL FUELS

Japan is the world’s largest liquid natural gas importer, but will slash its dependence on the dirty fossil fuel in half by 2030. It plans to ramp up renewable energy instead.


The climate crisis in pictures. Our lens is global.

The Tamarack fire burns behind a greenhouse in Alpine County, California, on July 17, 2021. via Noah Berger/ AP

The photos/videos coming from the flood in Henan province in China are quite scary. via @AkshatRathi and @KarolineCQKan

Nicosia, Cyprus. A firefighter douses flames in an effort to contain the island’s worst fire in decades. via AFP/Getty Images

Over 100,000 people in central China were evacuated after major floods, with others stranded in schools and hospitals. Hundreds were trapped in a train stopped outside Zhengzhou, getting emergency supplies of food and water. via @ajplus


PAID FOR BY COAL
Senate Democrat Joe Manchin has been blocking climate progress all year. Surprise, surprise, he’s full of coal money and conflicts of interest.
1 YEAR IN 3 DAYS
Zhengzhou, China just experienced nearly a year’s worth of flooding in 3 days, inundating the subway system and destroying roads. Hundreds of thousands have been evacuated and at least 33 people are dead.
SAFE FROM CLIMATE? THAT’S RICH
Western nations thought their wealth would protect them from the impacts of the climate crisis. The recent flooding, heat waves, and wildfires are proving them horribly wrong.
ITCH, PLEASE!
Not everything hates climate change. Poison ivy benefits from more CO2 in the air and even produces itchier rashes. Now everytime you itch, thank Big Oil.
PROTECTING OUR RELATIVES
Pacific Northwest tribal nations think of sea creatures as relatives. As unprecedented heat threatens the future of orcas, the Indigenous have a plan to save them.
THE MEAT INDUSTRY HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS
Exxon. Shell. Tyson? This investigation looks at how much the meat industry is downplaying and casting doubt on its carbon impact, just like fossil fuels. Hint: It’s a lot.
FIRE AND ICE
Imagine the megafires in the Western U.S., but without the firefighters. That’s what’s happening in Siberia, but on an even larger scale.

This is the spotlight for the climate heroes doing the most urgent work on the front lines.
Varshini Prakash is the co-founder and executive director of The Sunrise Movement and has been instrumental in fighting for the Green New Deal.

Varshini
Prakash


Varshini Prakash is the co-founder and executive director of The Sunrise Movement and has been instrumental in fighting for the Green New Deal.
MARGARET KLEIN SALAMON, Ph.D., is the author of Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth. She's also a founder of The Climate Mobilization and Climate Awakening.

Margaret
Klein Salamon


MARGARET KLEIN SALAMON, Ph.D., is the author of Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth. She's also a founder of The Climate Mobilization and Climate Awakening.
Peter Kalmus is a NASA scientist, author, and founder of The Climate Ad Project.

Peter
Kalmus


Peter Kalmus is a NASA scientist, author, and founder of The Climate Ad Project.