Hot Off the Wire — 1/31/2020

Kilmer to Hold Tribal Town Halls and Facebook Live Town Hall
Port Angeles event is TOMORROW, Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Opinion

The Time for Postponing Climate Action Is Over — Yes Magazine

David Korten: this is humanity’s make-or-break decade

Solutions

Week 10: Call your utility companies to ask about green energy options
Take part: Feb. 2–8, 2020

Regional Actions

We are standing for mother Earth and humanity, especially for the youth inheriting this future.

Join us on #FridaysForFuture
Noon to 1:00 at the Port Angeles downtown fountain

350.org Monthly Local Group Call
Wednesday, Feb. 12th at 5:00 pm PT:
Updates & Organizing Strategies for Earth Day Strikes
Hear about the youth-led strike mobilizations coming up April 22-24

Public Hearing for Clean Transportation!
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Kitsap
Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton
Tue, February 4, 2020
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST

— Climate Reality Project Washington

Help 350.org’s Civic Action Team get the WA legislature moving on Climate

ACTION ALERT: Call your state Senator to support Sustainable Farms and Fields! — Carbon Washington

Olympic Peninsula Natural Climate Solutions Information Session — Audubon WA

Monday, February 3, 2020 1:00 PM –  2:30 PM ET
Dungeness River Audubon Center,
2151 W HENDRICKSON Rd, Sequim, WA 98382


Join us at WA Environmental Council’s Annual Gala
Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Washington State Convention Center

National Actions

Tell the SEC: Stop protecting corporations and start protecting the rest of us

Trump Removes Pollution Controls on Streams and Wetlands — New York Times
Stop Trump’s assault on people and the planet! — Greenpeace

Webinar Forum on this year’s priorities
Wednesday, February 5, 12:00 noon PT

Join Girl Scout Troop 6195
in demanding that the EPA do its job:
Protect our health
and the environment
from dangerous coal ash
— Sierra Club

Sign here to tell Congress: Acting Director William Pendley must resign or be removed from heading the Bureau of Land Management — 198 Methods

Sign and send a letter to your governor and state legislators urging them to divest pension funds from fossil fuel industries. It is time to stop supporting climate chaos with our retirement money! — Climate Hawks Vote


The fashion industry produces nearly a tenth of global climate emissions

It will take the whole industry
to radically transform its global
manufacturing and distribution systems

  • Only Levi’s and American Eagle have made commitments that address the true scale of the climate crisis
  • The climate commitments of 27 companies place the world on a path to 2 degrees or less of warming
  • 16 are on a pathway to climate catastrophe

Filthy Fashion Climate Scorecard
— Stand.earth

Local/Regional News

Story of Water Lecture Series:
Olympic Mountain Glaciers and Snowpack

Video of Dungeness Lecture 2, November 13, 2019
Olympic Mountain Glaciers and Snowpack Changes
and Future Challenges — League of Women Voters

How could the California study on oil spills inform Washington?

The Cost of a Salish Sea Oil Spill?
We Still Don’t Know
A new California study suggests the risk could be $700 million or more.

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

7th Annual River and Ocean Film Festival
28 March 2020, 6-9pm
At the Rainforest Arts Center in Forks, Washington

National/International News

The New York Times

One thing you can do:
Make smarter donations

Inspiration

Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientist
who has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands since 2000

Carbon dioxide: nature’s tiny solar panels

Note to her readers:This is the first in a series I’ve written on climate change for our local monthly newspaper. I wanted to go back to the basics of the science behind climate change.
I’ll post them in coming Yarns.
Cheers, Nan

Category:
Burning Worlds