We’re excited to jump-start an important discussion about climate change mitigation and adaptation on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, and we welcome your participation. To find out why we’ve formed this group, click the About link (above).
This page is our Blog, with the most recent entry (other than this introduction) first, with late-breaking news and actions you can take. Actions and Events are self-explanatory. Links takes you to a variety of sources of information and efforts, with special sections on both regional and local information. And you can send us a message or ask to join our email list on our Contacts page. Continue reading
Crop losses. Floods. Wildfires. Climate change and extreme weather are fundamentally changing the United States, and American taxpayers are paying a huge, and growing, cost. LINK
“By the next century, if not sooner, large numbers of people will have to abandon coastal areas in Florida and other parts of the world. Some researchers fear a flood tide of climate-change refugees. ‘From the Bahamas to Bangladesh and a major amount of Florida, we’ll all have to move, and we may have to move at the same time. We’re going to see civil unrest, war. You just wonder how—or if—civilization will function. We think Miami has always been here and will always be here. How do you get people to realize that Miami—or London—will not always be there?” LINK
“In the face of the plainest warnings, we have now entered upon a period of danger. The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences. We are in it now…I see great reason for intense vigilance and exertion, but none whatever for panic or despair. If we can stand up to this…we may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including all we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age…One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and to run away from it. If you do, you will double the danger…Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that [in] a thousand years, men will still say: ‘This was their finest hour.’”
Anna Fahey, Channeling Churchill on Climate Change
“We need to be twice as strong as Typhoon Haiyan.”