Climate Resources

“If climate is what you generally expect
and weather is what you actually get,
climate change is a most unpleasant surprise.”  

Elton Homan, OCA member

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How to talk to one another about sustainable progress
The path to a sustainable human society
Local climate-change references
Regional climate-change references
National/Global climate-change references
Climate-action organizations
  • Founded by Bill McKibben, 350 represents the number of parts per million of carbon that the atmosphere can hold without a catastrophic degree of climate change; we are already well beyond 400. OCA is affiliated with
  • Sunrise Movement: a movement of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.
  • Climate Reality Project: Al Gore has tirelessly put together the pieces to explain the causes, effects, and prevention of climate change. Some OCA members have been trained by Al and can give his slide show to community groups.
  • Citizens Climate Lobby is a national group advocating for a carbon fee-and-dividend. OCA has endorsed CCL, and there are chapters in Clallam and Jefferson Counties.
  • Sierra Club: Leader in the fight against fossil fuels and the move toward clean energy. In the Pacific Northwest, organizes the Pull Together campaign to fight the Trans Mountain pipeline and other fossil-fuel gambits.
  • RAVEN: Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs. Canadian organization that embraces the ancestral laws of Indigenous Peoples and their equitable access to the justice system within a thriving natural habitat. Leader in the struggle against the Alberta Tar Sands and associated pipelines.
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Science of climate change

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