Hot Off the Wire — 2/07/2020

Why Clouds Are the Key
to New Troubling Projections on Warming

By Fred Pearce | YaleEnvironment360

Recent climate models project that a doubling of atmospheric CO2 above pre-industrial levels could cause temperatures to soar far above previous estimates. A warming earth, researchers now say, will lead to a loss of clouds, allowing more solar energy to strike the planet.


Guest View: Timber is the coal of Oregon

By Ernie Niemi | The Register-Guard


Week 11: This Valentine’s Day
give a plant or local in-season flowers instead of roses
Take part: Feb. 9–15, 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

by Cindy Fullwiler

OPAS Western Bluebirds and
Climate Watch Training

5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Wild Birds Unlimited 275953 U.S. 101 Sequim, WA

Climate Emergency Declaration Tracking Data

Global Climate Emergency Declarations

Worldwide: 1345 declarations within 26 countries + EU460% growth in 2019

US declarations: 82 declarations within 22 states812.5% growth in 2019

Big news: A Climate Emergency Declaration has been introduced in the Washington State House of Representatives, HB 2829 — The Climate Mobilization

Washington Environmental Council

National Actions

Send in your public comment now to oppose these changes! — Sierra Club

Act now and send an email to the Board and Commissioner Franz!
— Washington Environmental Council

— Sierra Club
Raven Trust — Fighting for our coastlines

Local/Regional News

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

Abundance on a Dry Land,
explores rainwater harvesting techniques designed to achieve
sustainable food production in dry regions of the world.
Monday, February 10, 2020 — Port Townsend or Port Hadlock

From the League of Women Voters


Climate Change: *NEW UPDATES* Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enact measures to promote climate resiliency.

Energy: *NEW UPDATES* Advocate for clean and renewable sources.

Forests & Rivers: *NEW UPDATES* Protect our forests from wildfires and preserve as important carbon sinks. Protect our free-flowing rivers from dams, disturbance, and depletion. 

We’re going to court
on behalf of state forests

Washington state should manage its public forests to benefit all the people. — Conservation Northwest

Protect our fisheries, Regulate Suction Dredge Mining — Sierra Club WA

Renewable Energy Guide – Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy Video

National/International News

What’s Up with Banking and Climate
The New York Times

One thing that’s getting done:
Solar power for Navajo homes


Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientist
who has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands since 2000
  1. Carbon dioxide:
    Nature’s tiny solar panels
  2. Take a deep breath

This is 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

Burning Worlds

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