Hot Off the Wire — 02/15/2020

Derek Kilmer in Port Angeles meetings
Twice TODAY!

Saturday at
10 am at Clallam Democrat Headquarters, 124 Front St, and at
1 pm at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E 1st St

Solutions

Week 12: Go meatless one day this week
Take part: Feb. 16–22, 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

This is a free webinar series

From the League of Women Voters

FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE & ITS EFFECTS

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. 

National Actions

Report on Human Rights abuses by Fossil Fuel companies — 350.org

Please urge Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell to help fight climate change by cosponsoring the Clean Economy Act
— NRDC Action Fund

The world needs fossil-free climate talks.

It’s time to Ban Fossils from Climate Talks

DAY 1: Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22
DAY 2: Stop The Money Pipeline Day of Action; Thursday, April 23
DAY 3: Day of Political Action, Friday, April 24

Watch the short film Guardians of Life

Staring Joaquin Phoenix and produced with Amazon Watch and Extinction Rebellion

Add your voice and help us reach 3 million signatures, and call on Niel Jacobs to agree to a strong a Global Ocean Treaty at the UN
— Greenpeace

Local/Regional News

Olympic Climate Action will support the Fracking Ban Act now proposed in the U.S. Congress, House Bill S.3247 — 350.org

— Fossil Free California
Sightline’s Latest Original Work

Engineering with Nature
An Ode to Water, Wood and Stone

March 29 — Showing at the beautiful
KENNETH J. MINNAERT performing arts center
2011 Mottman Rd. SW Olympia, WA

National/International News

A Crisis Right Now: San Francisco and Manila — New York Times

Extinction Rebellion Capital Region occupied NY State Comptroller DiNapoli Office

The New York Times

What’s happening in Antarctica

Photo: Annie Tritt for The Intercept

How the Environmental Lawyer Who Won a Massive Judgment Against Chevron Lost Everything
Chevron, with $228 billion, has the funds to continue targeting Donziger for as long as it chooses

Inspiration

Grassroots Rising
A Call to Action on Climate, Farming, Food, and a Green New Deal

Dirt to Soil
One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture

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 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