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About olyclimate

We seek a safe, prosperous, sustainable future for residents of the North Olympic Peninsula by addressing climate change.

Hot Off the Wire — 8/16/2019

Icelandic memorial warns future: ‘Only you know if we saved glaciers’
Plaque marking Okjökull, the first glacier lost to the climate crisis, to be unveiled in August

Regional Actions

Join Fridays for Future in Seattle
Fridays at Seattle City Hall from 1:00 to 2:00 PM
See the arrest of a young teen for a misunderstanding

Clallam PUD Community Solar Project! Buy-in deadline Sept. 30

Jefferson PUD is also considering a Community Solar Project!
Take the survey to help guage community interest

Congress has 60 days to revoke Trump’s new rules that threaten endangered species.
— Greenpeace

Tell the Puget Sound Officials: Reject the permit for Tacoma’s dangerous fracked gas project. — Sierra Club

Send in your comment to urge PSCAA to reject the permit for the Tacoma LNG project! — Washington Environental Council

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Hearing — August 27th
Rialto Theatre in Tacoma from 2-5pm and from 6:30-10:00pm
Submit a public comment to the agencyPSCAA Talking Points

Stop Trans Mountain and protect the West Coast —

Speak up today for Washington’s right to protect the public from dangerous crude oil trains
— Washington Environmental Council

Forest Service Plans to Eliminate the Public in Decisions — Sierra Club
Read more about the proposed revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures.

National Actions

Putting democracy at the root of mobilization:
August Thought Leadership Call

Tell Congress: Protect us from Methane Pollution — Sierra Club
Help pass the “Methane Waste Prevention Act of 2019

Climate Strike Training Webinars —

  • August 21st: Communications & Digital Tools for Climate Strike Organizing
  • August 28th: Utilizing the Strikes to Build Our Movement: Strategies for Leadership Development & Plugging People In Post-Sept 20th
  • September 4th: Know Your Rights to Stand Up for Climate Justice! (with the Civil Liberties Defense Center)
  • September 11th: Opportunities & Challenges: Bring your ideas and questions around Sept 20th-27th Organizing

Local/Regional News

Victory for the marbled murrelet
Farms & Forests

National/International News

Greta Thunberg has started a sailing
expedition to
North America.

Twitter Feed – A Race We Must Win
Live Tracker: Team Malizia & Gretta

The race is on. It is a race we can win. It is a race we must win.

Study concludes that nature benefits
when more women make land management decisions

Killer Heat in the United States — Union of Concerned Scientists

IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

An IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems


Communicating science to policymakers: six strategies for success — Nature

Bill McKibben

Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out.

Bill McKibben’s groundbreaking book The End of Nature — issued in dozens of languages and long regarded as a classic — was the first book to alert us to global warming. But the danger is broader than that: even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience.

Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control. And then, drawing on McKibben’s experience in building, the first truly global citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways out of the trap. We’re at a bleak moment in human history — and we’ll either confront that bleakness or watch the civilization our forebears built slip away.

Falter is a powerful and sobering call to arms, to save not only our planet but also our humanity.

Thomas Friedman

“Thank You for Being Late”

An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated

Thomas Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration–
and explains how to live in it.

The Climate Museum’s poetry slam

Watch These Young Spoken-Word Poets Take On Climate Change

The Climate Museum’s poetry slam at Harlem’s Apollo Theater was
equal parts grief, anger, and hope.

August Meditation for Climate Emergency

August Meditation for Climate Emergency – Sun, Aug 11, 2019 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
— The Climate Mobilization

Join our webinar for this hour of meditation and conversation about the personal side of the climate crisis. We’ll be debriefing our experience asking the question “how do you feel about the climate emergency?” and will share a meditation focused on mindfulness of emotions to help us navigate charged conversations.

Hot Off the Wire — 8/9/2019

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(This is not a paid ad, it’s just an idea.)


Can Civilization Survive What’s Coming? — Rolling Stone

To Survive Climate Catastrophe, Look to Queer and Disabled Folks
— Yes! Magazine

Biodiversity—in nature, and in our
culture and resistance organizing—may be our best defense to the threats
of climate change.

‘Everyone Should Mobilize’:
Climate Leaders Urge Massive Turnout for Global Climate Strikes

“Our house is on fire—
let’s act like it,” says a call-to-action for
September 20th and 27th strikes.
— Common Dreams

Regional Actions

The Department of Ecology needs us to re-submit our comments to make sure they get counted. — Sierra Club

Clallam MRC is looking for volunteers to help out with the annual forage fish survey which will take place between August 12 and August 15, 2019

Sign up for our how to Host a Climate Strike Rally training! — Greenpeace

Climate Adaptation Toolkit for Marine and Coastal Protected Areas
— Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)

EcoAdapt State of Adaptation Program

Surging Seas: Ocean at the Door
— Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)

Learn about our efforts to plan and build a network of green infrastructure projects that will improve
Port Angeles’s water quality, wildlife habitat, and community assets. Come tell us what you would like to see!

Our orca are starving!
Three Southern Resident Killer Whales were declared dead!
Tell the Northwest Power Council–
don’t abandon our salmon!

National Actions

Green New Deal – Policy Proposals
— The People’s GND Working Group

This is not a drill: it’s a Climate Emergency — The Climate Mobilization

Climate Strike Training Webinars —

Our blue planet
is under threat
— Greenpeace

Add Your Name to Support the Global Ocean Treaty!

We Need a Hearing on the Proposed DAPL Expansion
— Lakota People’s Law Project

Let’s call out BP and hold the oil giant accountable by flooding its Twitter feed
— Stand,earth
Let’s pile on enough pressure to make Trans Mountain uninsurable
— Stand,earth

The Arctic is BURNING, with fires so big you can see them from space!
Avaaz works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform global decision-making.

Eradicate a plastic disaster from its root
A notorious petrochemical giant plans to build a new plastic plant, which is to become one of the biggest of its kind in the world. They are applying for permits to pollute in Louisiana.

The Forest Service wants to fast-track mining, logging and construction projects by cutting the public out of their decisions — Sierra Club

Trump is pushing for his NAFTA 2.0 — Sierra Club

Local/Regional News

2019 Tribes and First Nations Climate Change Summit
Northwest Tribes Convene Climate Summit In Spokane

Tribal Leaders Hear International Climate Change News
At Spokane Conference
— Spokane Public Radio

Congressional hearing on campus highlights CU Boulder climate change leadership
— CU Boulder Today

News from the Nest
Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

What Conservation Efforts Can Learn from Indigenous Communities
— Scientific American

Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months
Do you remember the good old days when we had “12 years to save the planet”?
— BBC News

Iceland to Hold Memorial for Glacier Lost to Climate Change — AFAR

In Europe, a historic heat wave is shattering records with astonishing ease, may hasten Arctic melt
— The Washington Post

Temperature departures from average on Thursday, showing the scorching heat across Western Europe. (

Medical Schools Are Pushed to Train Doctors for Climate Change
— The Wall Street Journal

Days before recess, Daily Kos delivers 130k signatures to Senate
urging no vote on Trump’s NOAA pick — Daily Kos

“I Feel Anxious”: Explosion at Texas Oil Refinery

“Our Economic System Is Crashing with Reality” says Jason Box

Supersizing Climate Change: U.N. Says Meat Production Destroys Land & Diminishes Key Water Sources
— DemocracyNow! videos

Environmentalists Risk Their Lives to Save the Planet
–DemocracyNow! Column By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan

The Latest News
Our Stories > onEarth


August Meditation for Climate Emergency – Sun, Aug 11, 2019 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
— The Climate Mobilization

Watch These Young Spoken-Word Poets Take On Climate Change

The Climate Museum’s poetry slam at Harlem’s Apollo Theater was equal parts grief, anger, and hope.

Thank You for Being Late

An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving
in the Age of Accelerations

A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated

Thomas Friedman shows that we have
entered an age of dizzying acceleration–
and explains how to live in it.

“Most sadly three more Blackfish just starved to death.”

Says Paul Chiyokten Wagner:
“I believe the sacred words of our
ancestors. Duwamish prophecy: “If the Blackfish were ever to be absent from the Salish Sea, so would the humans
be absent from the land”.
Most sadly three more Blackfish
just starved to death.

We can do this together my family, rise up, make yourself strong for all of the
children of Mother Earth
and their livable future.
O si,am”

One whale from each pod of the
Southern Resident killer whales
has been determined dead by the
Center for Whale Research.

Author: KING5 Staff Published: 08/08/19

Three more Southern Resident killer whales have been determined dead by the Center for Whale Research. That brings their total population down to 73. 
The deceased orcas are J17, K25, and L84; that’s one killer whale from each pod of the resident orcas. 

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