Saturday, June 23, 2007

Global Global Warming Concert

Live Earth Concert


Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series taking place on 7/7/07 that will bring together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis.

The concert will be broadcast on NBC, check your local stations. If you don't have television, you can use your computer:

Live Earth concerts will be broadcast to a live worldwide audience by MSN at

The concert will host today's most popular and entertaining musical acts around the world. What a great reason to gather friends at your house or community center for a potluck. There will be lots of Global Warming education and solutions included in the broadcast. So watch, enjoy, and learn!

Host a Live Earth House Party!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Climate Hearings - Kotzebue!!

June 28th, 2007

4:00pm - 6:00pm Public Testimony

Alaska Climate Impact Assessment Commission

Rural Hearing - Kotzebue

Northwest Arctic Borough Assembly Chambers, Kotzebue, Alaska

Those wishing to testify during the open public comment period must sign up prior to 4:00pm.

Those wishing to submit written testimony may give it to staff at the hearing, or fax it to the number below.

If you wish to mail written comment, please send it to Rep. Ralph Samuels, Chairman, ACIAC, 716 W. 4th Avenue #630, Anchorage, AK 99501-2133.

For those wishing to access the hearing by teleconference, please go to the nearest Legislative Information Office (LIO) and join the hearing. You should request your LIO to schedule the hearing, AHEAD of the hearing on June 28th.

If you are not able to go to an LIO, you may access the hearing by calling the legislative bridge number, (888) 295-4546 and asking for the hearing. You can call in to this number to listen to the hearing, and testify.

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Here is a tentative list of people on the agenda as invited speakers:

Mayor Martha Whiting, Northwest Arctic Borough

Jim Dau, Wildlife Biologist Game Mgmt. Unit 23

Alex Whiting, Member Native Village of Kotzebue

Colleen Swan/Enoch Adams, Kivalina

Brad Reeve, General Mgr. Kotzebue Electric

Tony Weyiouanna, Sr., President Shishmaref Native Corp.

Stanly Tom, Tribal Administrator Village of Newtok

Levi Cleveland, Regional Elders Council

There have probably already been changes to this list additions & substitutions. Send me an email, and I'll update the speakers list. Please let everyone in your area know about the hearing, and how to listen in.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Mothers on National Radio

by Lori Fickus

At 10:00 this morning, I was up on the UAF campus to attend Science Friday, a nationally broadcast radio show on NPR. The host is the thrilling and brilliant Ira Flatow, and he lead today's conversations right where they needed to go. There were four ice/snow scientists on panel for the first hour, and three panelists the second hour who spoke on public health related issues. I had the priviledge to ask a question to the panel, and I chose to speak about Mothers for Alaska.

Here's my attempt at paraphrasing myself, "I'm with a group, Mothers for Alaska, and we are a group of mothers and grandmothers concerned about climate change, mostly from villages in the Arctic of Alaska. We formed our grassroots group specifically to testify before our legislators, and to get out the word we must talk to our representatives. These mothers tell of the impacts of berries boiling in the pods, their coolers in the permafrost, to keep food safe, are melting, and their salmon show up with diseases. My question is this, is there any organized effort to send public health education to the villages regarding climate change?

The response, in short, was no.

Please visit for more information or to listen to the podcast.