Category Archives: Off the Wire

Hot Off the Wire — 7/12/2019

Opinion

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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?

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— Washington Conservation Voters


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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.

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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

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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

Hot Off the Wire — 6/29/2019

Opinion

74 Medical Groups declare a Health Emergency — The Washington Post
As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 74 medical and public health groups aligned on Monday to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change, bluntly defined by the organizations as “a health emergency.” Read the Policy Action Agenda . . .

Bicycle Safety

Washington’s roads are becoming increasingly deadly for people who walk or bike, data show

Washington A Safe State, But Not The Safest, Study Finds

Pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities up year-to-year in Washington

Drivers Beware: New WA Law Requires More Space For Bikes

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Regional Action

Have we reached the end of wild salmon?

Join Meaningful Movies Port Townsend on Monday, July 8 at 6:30 PM

What do orcas and riding transit have in common?

— Washington Environmental Council

Rainwater Collection and Use in WA — Washington Dept. of Ecology

Help young leaders win on climate: All Gifts will be MATCHED!
— Fundraiser by Our Climate

National Action

Resolved, The City Council declares a climate emergency and calls for an immediate emergency mobilization to restore a safe climate.”

-NYC City Council, June 26, 2019
Climate Mobilization

Tell Congress to declare a climate emergency now. — #climateEmergency

5 ways that Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 Threatens a Green New Deal — Sierra Club

2020 presidential candidates must debate environmental policy #climatedebate — Sign this Petition

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Growing Resilience in the Time of Climate Anxiety –
A presentation by Anna Goldstein:
recording and slides

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National/International News

Arrests at protest over New York Times’ ‘unacceptable’ climate coverage — The Guardian

Police Arrest 70 Climate Change Protesters Outside New York Times — The Huffington Post

The Latest News

Inspiration

July Meditation for Climate Emergency – Sun, Jul 14, 2019 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
— The Climate Mobilization

Hot Off the Wire — 6/23/2019

Opinion

No, climate action can’t be separated from social justice Julian Brave NoiseCat

Paying Farmers Fairly Could Curb Climate Change and Hunger — Yes! Magazine
Parity is at the core of agriculture’s potential to address overproduction.

Is the DNC Missing the Boat on Climate Change? — Sierra Club
The Democratic National Committee stumbles on the fate of the planet

Trump’s Climate Deniers Fiddle While the World Burns — NRDC

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Regional Action

The People vs. TransMountain
— Raven Trust

— Post Carbon Institute

Orca Action Month: Hungry for Change

Take Action Now

National Action

Tell Your Representative to Support 100% Clean Energy! — Sierra Club

Register here to join a Climate Strike update call on June 27 — 350.org

Tell Congress to declare a climate emergency now — The Climate Mobilization

Tell NBC: We need to know where the presidential candidates stand on climate!
— NRDC Action Fund

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

Host a #ChangeTheDebate Presidential Debate Watch Party!

2020 presidential candidates must debate environmental policy #climatedebate — Sign this Petition

Tell Europe: 100% Clean energy to tackle the climate emergency! — Avaaz

Does anyone guarantee your profits? As high as 14% — Sierra Club

Thought Leadership for Climate Emergency call — Monday, June 24 at 8pm Eastern, 5pm Pacific — Climate Mobilization

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Marine Sciences Laboratory in Sequim investigating climate impacts – County, Sequim officials get insight — PDN

Oregon’s Climate Legislation Heads to a House Vote — Govenor Kate Brown
Cap and invest program outlined in HB 2020 voted forward by Joint Committee on Ways and Means

Washington’s first electric school bus rolls through Tacoma — Gov. Inslee Press Updates

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National/International News

New HBO Documentary – “Ice On Fire” with Leonardo DiCaprio

The Defense Department is worried about climate change – and also a huge carbon emitter
— The Conversation

The Latest News

Inspiration

July Meditation for Climate Emergency – Sun, Jul 14, 2019 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
— The Climate Mobilization

Dr. Lise Van Susteren and Dr. David Pollack discuss steps psychiatrists can take to provide care for patients suffering from the effects of climate change.

Hot Off the Wire — 6/11/2019

Opinion

From The Faculty Chair
Time to Up Our Game
Susan S. Silbey

This is my final column as Chair of the Faculty. It is uncharacteristically short in hopes of communicating an unambiguous and urgent message: we can no longer engage in business as usual at MIT. Time is running out. MIT, the United States, and the world face an existential threat unprecedented in human history.
Read More . . .


Dear Governor Inslee – Diana Somerville — Daily Kos

Climate Change Isn’t Your Fault. It’s Capitalism’s.
The Myth That Individual Change is a Substitute for Systemic Transformation
umair haque in Eudaimonia and Co

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Regional Action

Let’s not stand by and watch as Indigenous Rights are trampled by the fracking industry. Please dig deep and support the Unist’ot’ten. — RavenTrust

Southern Resident killer whales
West Coast Orcas Threatened by Navy War Games — Center for Biological Diversity

Walk with grassroots community members on Lekwungen and W’SANEC homelands in so-called Victoria.

National Action

Host a Presidential Debate Watch Party! — Sunrise Movement

Tell your senators: We can’t wait for global climate action! — NRDC Action Fund

URGENT! 24 hours to Grill FERC commissioners — Make your comment now! — 198 Methods

Tell the Democratic National Committee: Hold a climate debate — Sunrise Movement

Attribution: HENNING KAISER/AFP/Getty Images

Refusing to hold a debate on climate change
is unacceptable — Daily Kos

Amazon: Stop using paper and bubble wrap
envelopes that can’t be recycled — MoveOn

Climate News

Local/Regional News

LOUD — A music video about noise in the Beautiful Salish Sea — EcoSong.band

Cuomo: Ban All New Fossil Fuel Projects — 350.org

Sightline’s Latest Original Work
Videos and Blogs on current climate events.

National/International News

Inslee Says He May Defy the DNC on a Climate Change Debate — Mother Jones

Rocky Mountain Institute Solutions Journal, Spring 2019

Hot Off the Wire — 6/7/2019

In laying out a path forward that reflects both the urgency of the crisis as well as a profound understanding of social change, she has offered us an antidote to the despair that so often characterizes our responses to the climate emergency. Margaret’s vision will inspire thoughtful, powerful action in our communities- our best hope in restoring a safe climate and averting a dark future.
This is one of the most hopeful documents I’ve read in recent years.
–Jamila Raqib, Director of the Albert Einstein Institute and Strategic Non Violence Expert


Opinion

The ‘Great Dying’ Nearly Erased Life On Earth. Scientists See Similarities To Today — NPR

“We Are the Meteor” — WNYC New York Public Radio Audio

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Regional Action

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a Network of Rural MillennialsThe future of rural

Clallam County Work Session to review the County’s Shoreline Master Program update
on June 10, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Please answer this Sequim Gazette opinion position if you disagree:
Guest opinion: Removing Snake River dams is unwise
by Don C. Brunell — Tuesday May 28, 2019

Tell the Canadian government TODAY that Washingtonians stand in opposition to the Trans Mountain PipelineStand.EarthSend Five Dollars

National Action

Sign here to tell the Senate to reject Barry Myers
Trump’s corrupt, unqualified and sleazy NOAA nominee. — Action Network

Joe Biden, sign the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge and back the Green New Deal. — Sunrise Movement

Demand Grocery Stores Phase Out Single-use Plastic Checkout Bags — Sierra Club

Look at what we’ve built We Promise to Protect wrap-up video

Tell New York Governor Cuomo to stop the Williams pipeline — 350.org

Help guide the next phase of our work together by taking this quick supporter survey!
— Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy

Weather News Updates

Increased variability of tornado occurrence in the United States — Science Magazine

After One More Day of Tornadoes, Hope for a Respite — The New York Times

Climate News

Local/Regional News


National/International News

Here’s how The Sierra Club made a difference this past week

#Climate2020 Scorecard

Where’s Your 2020 Candidate on Climate? — Greenpeace
Greenpeace asked the 2020 candidates how they’ll act on the climate crisis if they become president. Here’s what they said… or didn’t say.



Inspiration

June Meditation for Climate Emergency — The Climate Mobilization
Sun, Jun 9, 2019 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT

“Engineering with Nature”
premiering at SIFF at one of Seattle’s most iconic buildings
FREE to all!
1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA

Saturday 6/8/2019

Only time all the experts (NOAA, USFWS, University of WA – Tacoma, Colorado School of Mines, King County & City of Seattle) will be at a showing for a Q &A. Also, after event planned to mingle with the stars!

Hot Off the Wire — 5/31/2019


Greta Thunberg and 46 youth activists

NEED ADULTS to join them in the Global Climate Strike.
“Together, on 20 September, we can unleash mass resistance.” — The Guardian


Opinion

Noam Chomsky: The Green New Deal Is Exactly the Right Idea — DemocracyNow! video

Opinion | The Difference Between Happiness and Joy — David Brooks

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Regional Action

CLIMATE RESISTANCE HANDBOOK — 350.org
Announcing the release of a new 350 resource for youth strikers, climate activists, and anyone wanting to learn more about social change!

Toilet paper is destroying Canada’s vast and majestic old-growth Boreal forests

Costco: protect the boreal forests and use recycled pulp in your toilet paper
— SomeOfUs

Tell the Department of Ecology: No Permit for LNG! — Sierra Club Washington

Help Heiltsuk Nation stand up to Big Oil in court: join the squad!!

National Action

Sign Up: Global Climate Strike on September 20th
Millions of school strikers have shown us they’re serious about climate action.
Adults, will you join our youth?

Juliana v. United States, will be heard Next Tuesday.
SIGN UP TO WATCH THE LIVESTREAM on June 4th – 2:00 PDT

In 2018, only 3.5% of national television news segments that mentioned climate change referred to it as a crisis or emergency. — The Action Network
We need television news to call the climate crisis exactly what it is: a climate crisis.

Sierra Club’s Climate Parents is launching a new campaign to move school districts across the country to 100% clean, renewable energy. Are you in?

Stop Fracking in California —
Now and forever

Join a People’s GND Working Group
Contribute to understand what specific policies constitute a GND that eliminates GHGs and gets the new clean economy built in time to avert disaster. If you’d like to join a sub-team, contact Todd Fernandez, 350NYCTodd350NYC@gmail.com, 646-351-6498.
See the Sub-teams in the Drawdown Solutions by Sector . . .

Climate News

Local/Regional News

This legislative session has been one of the most significant for the environment in decades! — Washington Conservation Voters

Take 30 seconds to watch what it takes to elect climate champions nationwide.

National/International News

This 16-year Old Is Taking the School Climate Strike to the U.S. Capitol — Yes!

Canada needs a plan to tackle climate change that listens to both science and justice. – 350.org
Some of the climate stories you might’ve missed over the past two weeks

Inslee Calls for Climate Change-Only Democratic Debate; Gillibrand Endorses
— The Daily Beast

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Oregon’s Clean Fuels Standard

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is “running amuck”; AGAIN! — Sierra Club

We’ve also launched a brand-new group on Facebook, called Inside the Climate Crisis. It’s a hub for conversations about all things climate-related.

Inspiration

Workshops in Seattle with Dr. Doug McKenzie-Mohr — November 2019
Introductory and advanced community-based social marketing (CBSM)
Use coupon code (9103d91e) to obtain the $50 reduction in the next 60 days.

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