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About olyclimate

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

OCA has Endorsed the National Fracking Ban Act

Now, here’s what we can do about getting it passed . . .

Hello everyone, thank you so much for endorsing the Fracking Ban Act introduced by Senator Sanders and Representative Ocasio-Cortez! My name is Thomas, I’m the National Climate Organizing Manager at Food & Water Action and I’ll be sharing update on the bill via this list.

This morning, we publicly released the letter with over 570 organizations signed on in support of the bill. The letter will remain open throughout the year, but is an incredible show of strength just two weeks after the bill was first introduced. Here are a few materials to share and promote:

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Geek Out 2020

Hot Off the Wire — 2/23/2020

Opinion

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Our Common Enemy is Climate Change
— Bill Moyers

LETTER: Past Republican officials on current affairs — Peninsula Daily News

Illustration by Matt Chinworth

Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns
What if the banking, asset-management, and insurance industries moved away from fossil fuels?

By Bill McKibben September 17, 2019

Solutions

Am I Registered?

Check Your Voter Registration Status


Australia: Climate Emergency Summit

The summit brought together over 2,000 intellectuals, private sector leaders, government officials, and organizers to explore how to facilitate an emergency-speed climate transition in Australia and across the globe.
By the numbers:


Week 13: Switch to electronic bill notifications and payment

Take part: Feb. 23–29, 2020

Solar Jobs Are Rising in 31 States. Here’s a Look at Utah

How much do you know about Natural Climate Solutions?
Take our quiz to find out!


Making the internet more energy efficient
— Chalmers University of Technology

Simulations Identify Missing Link to Determine Carbon in Deep Earth Reservoirs
— University of Chicago

Regional Actions

Now this is demonstrating in style

With better weather comes a lower carbon footprint. No snow tires for bicycles.

Join us on #FridaysForFuture
Noon to 1:00 at the Port Angeles downtown fountain

Next Sunday February 23rd at NOON we will meet in Port Townsend at the triangle near Chase Bank to support the Wet’suwet’en Nation

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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. 

Water: *NEW UPDATES* Protect the quality and quantity of our water supply

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This is a free webinar series

National Actions

Urge your legislators to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act TODAY — Greenpeace

Will you take 2 minutes to voice your support for SB 5947 by calling Rep. Chapman (360-786-7916) today?
The Sustainable Farms and Fields grant program is an effective way to address climate change – Carbon Washington

Tell JPMorgan Chase: It’s time to clean up your act, starting from the very top — Sierra Club

Local/Regional News

JPMorgan Chase’s PNW HQ in Seattle
is totally shut down by 100s of activists

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

A risky expedition to study the ‘doomsday glacier’

15 Years after the Kyoto Protocol Went into Force, the Climate Crisis is Worse Than Ever — Newsweek

Methane is a hard-hitting greenhouse gas. Now scientists say we’ve dramatically underestimated how much we’re emitting — The Washington Post

NASA flights detect millions of Arctic methane hotspots
— Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A group of 16 US Senators just wrote to 11 major banks asking them to ban funding for oil and gas drilling or exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — Sierra Club

What JPMorgan Chase might do on fossils in 2020 — Rainforest Action Network

The New York Times

The Republican Climate Agenda
Solve global warming
without sacrificing coal, gas or oil

Climate in Politics

Climate Change Rises as a Public Priority
But It’s More partisan Than Ever — NY Times


Trump aims for New York in latest Salvo against clean energy
— Crain’s New York Business

Inspiration

A 9-Minute Lesson in Environmental Literacy

Seven Tidbits To Put Things in Perspective — Medium


Category:
Burning Worlds

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

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.

Opinion

Guest View: Timber is the coal of Oregon

By Ernie Niemi | The Register-Guard

Solutions

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


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. 

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

Inspiration

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

Category:
Burning Worlds

OCA announces climate platform for 2020

It’s time for all good folks to come to the aid of their land, their water, their air, and all beings that call this rock home. At our Ground Hog Day 2020 meeting, OCA announced that we will not abide any more years of climate inaction and adopted this set of principles as our 2020 Climate Platform, free to all political and community leaders who care to use it.

Yarns From the Farm – Climate Basics

Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientist
who has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands since 2000

Note to my readers: 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



Leading Australia’s
Antarctic Program

A Climate Basics Series

  1. Carbon dioxide: nature’s tiny solar panels
  2. Take a deep breath

Hopefully, more to come . . .