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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
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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

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

Take Action

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

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

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

Take Action

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

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

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

Take Action

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