Hot Off the Wire — 12/4/2021

OCA General Meeting this Sunday

All community members are welcome to attend the business meeting.
This is where priorities are set and reports on progress are given.


Planners will use your responses to help determine the “weight” given to each criterion in the analysis.

Your answers will be used to evaluate draft actions for the Port Angeles Resiliency Plan.

This is a clever survey that asks your opinion about: Impact, Cost, Social Equity, Community Support, Feasibility, and Co-benefits.

First a traditional Least–Most button quiz, then weighting the same questions as part of a total of 20 points.

Perhaps Port Angeles can have an even more bicycle-friendly environment.

Regional Actions

Unconstitutional Canadian Corporate Actions just North of Vancouver Is.

Reconciliation will not come at the barrel of a gun.

In photos: a view of RCMP arrests of media, Indigenous land defenders on Wet’suwet’en territory

Police made arrests Friday, triggering international attention of Canada’s support for the Coastal GasLink pipeline, which is opposed by hereditary chiefs
— The Narwhal

Tell your state reps to stop financing fossil fuels

Stand-Money in Pipeline Flag

We have an opportunity to set a national example by developing the most climate-friendly statewide building energy codes in the country, but the fossil fuel industry is doing everything in its power to stop this from happening.
— WA Sierra Club

Please reinstate the 2001 Roadless Rule

Submit a comment about the importance of forests in combating climate change

Submit a comment about the importance of investing in economic resilience

Submit a comment about the importance of recreation and getting outside

Oppose the Prospero Timber Sale

Let DNR know that you are opposed to the continued logging of the last remaining native forests in the Chehalis River Basin.

Building Electrification 101 webinar

Dec 9 |  6:00 pm — 7:30 pm PT

Local/Regional News

Local Cross-Governmental/Organizational Stewardship Group Sets Priorities for the 2022 Washington State Legislative Session

Thanks partially to OCA leadership, climate is a high priority for the Strait Ecosystem Recovery Network as we prepare for the Washington legislative session.

Best Climate Science Report

Dr Richard Gammon, former chair of UW Atmospheric Science dept, presents perhaps the best hour on climate science.

Thank you for helping protect wild Alaska!

Climate on Tap Report
Preview of Dec. 1 and Jan. 4

FinnRiver Cidery logo

National Actions

If you’re a fossil fuel project looking for insurance – AIG’s got you covered

Defend the Kakataibo People’s Lives, Territories, and Rights!

Zulema, Native Amazonian woman.

Fossil Banks No Thanks logo

COP26 is over, and the climate movement is asking itself the question: what next?

Blue 350 logo

Write your senators:
Vote no on Jerome Powell’s confirmation

The Senate must not confirm Powell.

Skilling-up for Climate Action Trainings

11:00 am — 1:30 pm PT
Today, December 4 — Strategic Campaigning
December 18 — Policy Advocacy

Democracy For America Logo

Replace Senator Joe Manchin as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources now!

National/International News



“I Have Decided to Stick with Love. … Hate is too great a burden to bear.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

WAVE / SURGE / SPIKE -- November  10 – December 4, 2021

November  10 – December 4

Interview with artists
Amanda Maciuba, Jen Morris & Jessica Tam

Burning Worlds Logo - Climate Change in Art and Literature

“What is so powerful about ecological
words, phrases, metaphors?”
Amy Brady

Your Burning Worlds Reading List

How Nature Can Heal the Trauma Stored in Our Bodies
For Lithub, Yrsa Daley-Ward writes about rebirth and regeneration through nature. 
Kim Stanley Robinson and Others on Novels and Climate
WBUR features fiction writers who are grappling with climate change through novels and short stories (text and audio available). 
Jeff VanderMeer & Brian Eno Discuss environmentalism and Music
Jeff VanderMeer interviews musician Brian Eno about climate crisis, literature, and activism. 
How Climate Change has Altered Depictions of Farming in Novels
For Lithub, Patrick Laurie returns to the writing of R.S. Thomas, Seamus Heaney, and Ted Hughes through the lens of climate change. 
The Ecological Prescience of Dune
Hollywood’s newest blockbuster was a book before it was ever a movie. Jess Romero explores the ecological prescience of Frank Herbert’s Dune for JSTOR Daily

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