Category Archives: Off the Wire

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 — stand.earth

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 — 350.org

  • 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
Mongabay.com

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


Inspiration

Communicating science to policymakers: six strategies for success — Nature

Hot Off the Wire — 8/9/2019

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Opinion

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

Seeking:
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 — 350.org

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. (Weatherbell.com)

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

Inspiration

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
observers.

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

Hot Off the Wire — 8/1/2019

Take Action

Regional Action

Start a Climate Conversation
Download our conversation card with tips for starting your own climate conversations.

National Action

Why are you striking for the climate? — 350.org

Pledge to join the climate strikes this September — Global Climate Strike

Day One Pledge — 350 Action
We need our next President to be a Real Climate Leader who is ready to take on this crisis starting on day one.

Arctic drilling is bad business — Stand.earth

#Climate2020 Training Series, Beginning TONIGHT at 5:30 p.m. PDT — Greenpeace
August 1: Building Power with Allies
August 13: Planning & Leading Events
August 27: Activism & Storytelling

Climate News

Local/Regional News

How Permaculture Is Helping Wildfire Survivors Recover — Yes!
Survivors of California’s Camp Fire are working together to heal the land and each other after the deadly wildfire.

Environemtal News from Washington State
Updates on Regional legal issues
Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

Canada On Fire — The Fifth Season is here, and Canada won’t stop burning.
From B.C. to the Maritimes and the places in between, 96%  of Canada’s communities near forest and grasslands have been ravaged by wildfires for the past three years. — 350.org

‘Economic butterfly wings can create a climate action tornado’ — Medium
Under Pressure — Four Rivers Charter Public School 2019 Senior Energy Documentary

House Democrats To Unveil Green New Deal Alternative By Year’s End
— Huffington Post
A House committee has set a goal to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 — a target some say fails future generations.

Inspiration

Young people are about to utterly transform climate politics — Medium

Hot Off the Wire — 7/27/2019

Take Action

Regional Action

RSVP now if you plan to come to any of the workshops.

Sunrise Washington Training
Saturday, August 10th and
Sunday, August 11th

National Action

Brazil: End the Amazon apocalypse — AVAAZ

LIVE: Hundreds Demand To Close the Concentration Camps.
— Sunrise Movement

Participate Right Now!

Help MoveOn defeat Donald Trump and the republicans who refuse to take action on climate change — Donate

Our public lands have the potential to help solve the climate crisis and we’re holding a kickoff webinar on July 23rd. 
Tell the Forest Service to keep the public involved in their decisions!
— Sierra Club

The sunrise is coming . . .

Zoom Meeting Registration

Aug 5, 2019 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Sep 2, 2019 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Oct 7, 2019 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Bonneville, the Northwest’s biggest clean-power supplier, faces promise and perils in changing energy markets — The Seattle Times

July 2019 Newsletter
Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

Continued plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten a collapse of nature’ — Daily Kos

Inspiration

LEGAL PATHWAYS TO DEEP DECARBONIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES — 350.org

Hot Off the Wire — 07/19/2019

Call Cheryl LaFleur at 202-502-8961 TODAY! to tell her that we need all our elected leaders, and especially Democrats on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, to oppose new fossil fuel projects. It’s her last meeting and she needs to know. — 198 Methods

Opinion

Global Warming shown by Factories Polluting Environment by Smoke and Carbon emission

The Case for a World Carbon Bank — Project Syndicate

Where’s the Great “Climate Change Novel”? A Conversation with Amitav Ghosh — LA Review

“The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future” — Good Reads

There Are No Good Movies About Climate Change. Here’s Why — Clean Technica

“Who Is the DNC Loyal To?”: Dahr Jamail Questions DNC Veto of Primary Climate Debate
— DemocracyNow! video

Take Action

Regional Action

Board of ClallamCounty Commissioners
Press Release

Public Meeting regarding Forests
and Climate Change

Monday, July 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Your action today
could determine if thousands of trees will stand or be flushed down the toilet.

If this pipeline goes ahead, it would be a disaster for the climate — Stand.earth

Support Raven Trust today

National Action


Pressure your local Democratic Party officials to support a climate debate — Sunrise Movement

Host a public action to bring our demand for a #ClimateDebate to every Democratic office in the country

Add your name to USA for UNHCR’s petition — Daily Kos

Tell your representative that clean energy innovation is needed now — NRDC

The time for climate action is now — NRDC Action Fund
Yes, I pledge to go All In for Climate Action!

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Clean & Affordable Energy Conference is coming up on December 2 in Seattle — NW Energy Coalition

The future of the NW electric grid will be front and center.
Learn how the grid will change as customer-side resources enable utilities to manage and shape demand.


2019 Washington State Solar Summit
October 18 in Bellevue, Washington

Over 250 solar and related industry personnel
are expected to gather. — Solar Washington


National/International News


Climate Concern Fuels the Rise of ‘Eco-anxiety’ — Medscape
The Good Grief Network helps participants understand the interrelatedness of our predicaments.

How the Climate Crisis Is Pushing Central Americans Out of Their Homes Toward the U.S.
— DemocracyNow!

Nevada Ends Legislative Session Full of Action on Clean Energy — NRDC

Legislators also take first steps on climate

“Fossil Fuel Stooges” Pence & Trump Deny Climate Crisis as Deadly Rains Slam Louisiana & South Asia — DemocracyNow!

Labor Unions and Environmental Groups Join Forces to Act on Climate — NRDC

The Latest News
Watch the video

Hot Off the Wire — 7/12/2019

Opinion

Take Action

Regional Action

Join a Q&A with legal experts and find out how you can Pull Together to stop Trans Mountain Pipeline.

Stop Trans Mountain and protect the West Coast from tar sands tankers
— Stand.earth

The Sierra Club

Clallam County PUD Community Solar Project

Join in this small but meaningful opportunity to invest
in your community.

National Action

Climate Emergency Toolkit

Here’s how you can respond to the
Climate Emergency

Share the take action page on Facebook and
on Twitter, and text it to your friends.


Our next big fight with Trump and his fossil fuel cronies is coming to a head this week in Oregon.

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Clallam County Hazard Mitigation Plan – Open House Meeting
July 17, 2019 at 6:00PM – Sequim Civic Center Chambers


For the first time this month, 16 and 17 year- olds in Washington state can become Future Voters by pre-registering to vote.
Do you know any Future Voters?

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Instagram

— Washington Conservation Voters


Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

Huge Seaweed Bloom is the Largest in the World — The Weather Channel
A huge mass of seaweed stretches from Africa to the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean and is the largest seaweed bloom in the world.

Icebreaker Palmer marked the first field season of a five-year, international research collaboration to discover just how much, and how fast, Thwaites Glacier might add to rising seas.  

Hot Off the Wire — 7/5/2019

This Thursday evening is our local premier showing in Port Angeles.

Take Action

Regional Action

An URGENT message from the OCA Executive Committee by Bob Vreeland:

OCA members, there are some things you can do immediately to help reduce your carbon
footprint. This gets more critical each day we delay. We don't have any time to
waste anymore.
 
If you get your electrical power from Clallam PUD you can buy into the Community Solar
the PUD will construct at 410 E. Washington Street in Sequim. The minimum purchase is
about 15 watts (one unit) for $57.96. The maximum number of units a PUD customer can
purchase is 125. The total number of units available is 2,000 and they have to be sold
by 9/30/19. Get more info and the application form at
 https://www.clallampud.net/communitysolar/
 
We need to have these units sold out ASAP to show the strength of a  community solar
project on the North Olympic Peninsula. If they don't sell out, it will just give the
PUD ammunition to say that Clallam PUD customers are not interested in reducing their
carbon footprint.

Another thing all of us can do is get our money out of the bank that fund fossil fuel
projects. There are plenty of small banks and credit unions on the North Olympic
Peninsula that don't fund fossil fuel. Also, if you own stock, consider converting it
to brokers that are fossil fuel free. For example, my brokerage, Blue Water Wealth
(headquarters Portland, OR 503-296-8700) is converting to a fossil fuel free
portfolio. They are  a socially and environmentally friendly brokerage that had some
small fossil fuel holdings, which they are eliminating from their portfolio. I suspect
there are other brokerages the are or will be following suit.

Bob V. 

Demand that Washington state protect Southern Resident orca from extinction!
— Stand.earth

National Action

Plastic Free July! — Plastic Free Foundation


In the 2016 Democratic primary debates, only 1.5% of questions were about climate change. — Sunrise Movement

Host a #ChangeTheDebate Presidential Debate Watch Party!


Protect Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine — Alaska Conservation Foundation

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Clallam County Commissioners will talk climate change with Jamestown Tribal Council Tuesday, 3 pm at the Tribal Center

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

Download a Summary of the Policy Action Agenda

Ukraine Commits to Reduce Climate Impacts — 350.org

Activists Still Want a Separate Debate on Climate After It Received Just 7 Minutes in First Debate — DemocracyNow! video

Financing the Future — The Global Climate Divest-Invest Summit
10-11 September 2019 — Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, South Africa


The Sierra Club Online Magazine – July/August 2019

Inspiration

Finally, a Climate Change Documentary That Will Get You Excited to Fix It — Earther
In a world that often feels obsessed with the apocalypse, it leaves you feeling hopeful.

The Promise to Protect Tour: An Inspiring Journey — 350.org

#AfrikaVuka, a call for climate justice and the end of fossil fuel use in Africa — 350.org