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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 — 10/10/2019


“No Winners on a Dead Earth”: Why We Need a Climate Leader in 2020
— Yes! Magazine David Korten posted Oct 01, 2019
The climate crisis is our common cause,
and we’ll need to elect a president that is willing to take it on.

The Three Most Important Graphs in Climate Change Jonathan Foley


How to Identify People Open to Evidence about Climate Change —

New Research Promises Electric Car Batteries That Last For a Million Miles — Gismodo

How well do you know #FilthyFashion? Take the quiz to learn more!

Regional Actions

Send a message to Governor Inslee today:
Real climate leadership means no more fossil fuel projects!

Carbon WA’s campaign for climate-friendly farms and ranches needs your help!

Invest in Climate-Friendly Farming Today?

Join us in saying NO to Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976 — Washington Environmental Council

National Actions

Cathi Murray is a longtime resident of Pines, Indiana, home to a Superfund site with contaminated water.  She’s holding a photo of the coal plant that creates huge coal ash piles, which leak contaminants into Pines’ water that Cathi and her neighbors rely on.

Our planet vs. far right’s bullying lies — Avaaz

Help Expose and Stop the Disinformation Campaigns

Support the work to come

Our wildlife can’t wait — will you be their voice? — Sierra Club
Tell your members of Congress: Co-sponsor the PAW and FIN Conservation Act of 2019!

Tell General Electric to stop building coal plants overseas! — Sierra Club

Local/Regional News

11 climate activists arrested for trespassing after protests at Chase banks — KIRO 7 News

How climate change threatens our health in the Pacific Northwest
— the Seattle Times

This week, the
Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
granted advance costs to
Beaver Lake Cree Nation
to allow it to proceed with its
“Tar Sands Trial” treaty case against
Canada and Alberta.

National/International News

Trump vs. California: — DemocracyNow! video
In Blow to Climate, U.S. Revokes State’s Stricter Auto Emissions Standards

Last Chance Alliance is a coalition of over 700 organizations that formed to address the ongoing climate, health, and environmental justice emergency caused by the oil and gas industry in California.

Trump an “embarrassment”

Hot Off the Wire — Unknown

‘It’s spectacular’: Climate activists paint stunning mural on two blocks of Montgomery St.
— SFGate

Fight severe felony charges against Greenpeace activists!

Greenpeace USA climbers form a blockade on the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown, Texas shutting down the largest fossil fuel thoroughfare in the United States ahead of the third Democratic primary debate in nearby Houston. The climbers are preventing the transport of all oil and gas through the Houston Ship Channel, home to the largest petrochemical complex in the United States. Their action is a call to the countryÕs present and future leaders to imagine a world beyond fossil fuels and embrace a just transition to renewable energy.,

“How Dare You! “
Greta Thunberg Slams World’s Focus on
Economic “Fairy Tales” While Ecosystems Collapse
— DemocracyNow! Interview

“The Road And The Sky”

While listening to Jackson Brown’s album “Late for the Sky” for the ump-teenth time, the words of “The Road and the Sky” suddenly registered with my new climate activism. In 1974, he was singing about climate change and I hadn’t noticed. Listening with “new ears”, I realized he was telling the story of our time. Have a listen, or read the words:

When we come to place where the road and the sky collide
Throw me over the edge and let my spirit glide
They told me I was going to have to work for a living
But all I want to do is ride
I don’t care where we’re going from here
Honey, you decide

Well I spend my time at the bottom of a wishing well
And I can hear my dreams singing clear as a bell
I used to know where they ended and the world began
But now it’s getting hard to tell
I could be just around the corner from Heaven or a mile from Hell

I’m just rolling away from yesterday
Behind a wheel of a stolen Chevrolet
I’m going to get a little higher
And see if I can hot-wire reality

Now can you see those dark clouds gathering up ahead?
They’re going to wash this planet clean like the Bible said
Now you can hold on steady and try to be ready
But everybody’s gonna get wet
Don’t think it won’t happen just because it hasn’t happened yet

I’m just rolling away from yesterday
Behind the wheel of a stolen Chevrolet
I’m going to get a little higher
And see if I can hot-wire reality

Climate on Tap at FinnRiver Farm & Cidery

Climate on Tap – Monday, October 7th, 6-7:30 p.m.

FinnRiver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road, Chimacum, WA 98325

Join us for monthly solutions-oriented sessions on issues related to climate change at FinnRiver Farm and Cidery in Chimacum. Co-sponsored by Local 20/20 Climate Action and Jefferson County Public Health, this is not a lecture series, but a book club and discussion format. Each session includes information to get the conversation started, followed by group discussions that include what locals think and what locals plan to do. 

The next session is called “There is no Planet B – how do Millennials and GenZ envision their future?” This session will be facilitated by Students for Sustainability, a group from Port Townsend High School who are dedicated to taking action to mitigate climate change at their school, in their community, their state, and at a national level. 

The session topic for Monday, November 4th is “How Do You Talk Respectfully With Others About Climate Change?” 

For summaries of all the previous sessions, click here.

For further information email Laura Tucker or call 360-379-4491

“How dare you?”

Right here, right now is where we draw the line, The world is waking, and change is coming whether you like it or not.

Greta Thunberg, speaking before the United Nations, 9/23/2019

The terrible truth, in one graph

2050 is a generation too late. That would be unforgivable, and very likely utterly catastrophic.

Extinction Rebellion: “The Emergency”

If you let this graph sink in, you’ll understand why so many are turning out in the streets to demand a halt to business as usual and the most massive turnaround of the world’s economy we’ve ever seen. If you need more background, go here.