Letter to the Editor: Climate Assembly as Cooperative Example

Peninsula Daily News | January 19, 2021 Democracy depends on our ability to cooperate.As the nation confronts an ugly national divide, we must remember that the only way forward is together, and as hard as that way might seem right now, it starts with people talking and listening to one another.Here in Washington, residents from …

DEADLY BACTERIA LURK IN SE US COASTAL WATERS. CLIMATE CHANGE INCREASES THE RISKS.

Scientists call Vibrio a bellwether for climate change because it flourishes in warm water. As the overheating planet alters the oceans — swelling sea levels and fueling harsher storms — the bacteria are multiplying in places where they already thrived and creeping into places where they never did. That’s sickening more Americans who swim, fish and work …

En-ROADS — Climate Change Solutions Simulator

En-ROADS is a transparent, freely-available policy simulation model that provides policymakers, educators, businesses, the media, and the public with the ability to explore, for themselves, the likely consequences of energy, economic growth, land use, and other policies and uncertainties, with the goal of improving their understanding. https://vimeo.com/359091159

OCA Endorses the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

THE FOSSIL FUELNON-PROLIFERATION TREATY An initiative to phase-out fossil fuels and fast-track solutions Climate change, like nuclear weapons, is a major global threat. Bold and immediate action is needed to address the climate emergency.The main cause of the climate emergency is fossil fuels. Coal, oil and gas are responsible for almost 80% of all carbon …

COVID-19, Capitalism, and Climate Disruption

How will the coronavirus change perceptions of climate change By Krestine Reed I’ve become interested in how COVID-19 sequestration (a.k.a. social distancing and shelter-in-place) may effect GHG and other factors contributing to climate change. There is much being written that acknowledges just how little time is required to make a significant visible and measurable change. …

Kudos to Port Angeles High School

They've made Climate Change their theme for the year. Here's their memo to students and parents: School-wide theme: Educating for Climate Change: Teachers are reporting creative ways that they are incorporating the theme of Educating for Climate Change into their classrooms this year. For example: Ms. Christianson’s French III/IV students found French words/phrases associated with climate change, then …

White House response to IPCC climate report: “Lalalalala”

"This disaster is going to be as bad—as very, very bad—as we make it." From Elizabeth Kolbert at the New Yorker: What Is Donald Trump’s Response to the U.N.’s Dire Climate Report? The U.N.’s scientific advisory board sounds a piercing alarm on climate change, but the President doesn’t seem to hear it. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/22/what-is-donald-trumps-response-to-the-uns-dire-climate-report More New …

Climate hope lectures

The Climate Reality Project: Hope for the Future Thursday, March 1, 6-7 p.m., Peninsula College - Port Townsend Thursday, March 15, 6-7 p.m., Sequim Public Library, south meeting room Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 -7:30 p.m., Peninsula College -  Forks Cost: Free, registration not required. Open to the public “We’re going to win this thing, but first we …

Clallam shoreline plan needs to consider climate change more seriously

At today's hearing on Clallam County's Draft Shoreline Master Program (September 2017, Ed Chadd submitted the following comments on behalf of OCA, urging greater consideration of climate change in shoreline planning in order to protect both the public and County government (news article here): I am here representing Olympic Climate Action, a group of local citizens …

Climate-related podcasts

Here's a list of some good ones, which you should be able to access through collector services such as iTunes, Pocket Casts, or Stitcher: Warm Regards Stepping Up Generation Anthropocene Climate Conversations Trump on Earth Terrestrial

Forget Shorter Showers

“The problem is that individual action, while admirable, is not adequate given the magnitude and trends of climate change or pollution. Please see the short video Forget Shorter Showers.” poet and climate activist, Scott Starbuck

Most Effective Individual Steps to Tackle Climate Change

In an article quoted on sciencedaily.com  Seth Wynes and Kimberly Nicholas write that Schools and Governments are not discussing the most effective individual tactics for tackling climate change. Four steps their research recommends are: Eat a plant-based diet Avoid air travel Live car free Have smaller families You can get more details about the study …

On Climate Change, Interconnectedness, and Tolerating Risk

by Emily Johnston. Cross-posted from the Climate Defense Project.  The Climate Defense Project is part of the legal team providing support to Emily and the other valve turners. ______ A certain kind of anxious question comes almost every time we give a talk as “the Valve Turners”: Why would you take such a risk? What brought you …

Climate change is a justice issue

Heat waves that have office workers reaching for the air conditioning will have farm workers facing heat stroke. Rising food prices that hit the rich in the wallet will hit the poor in the stomach. And storms that rattle windows in affluent homes will sweep away poor homes entirely.   --environmental economist Jonah Busch