Tag Archives: climate change

Climate and America’s endangered rivers

Endangered Rivers

Hot Off the Wire -2/26/2019

Take Action

Regional Action

Webinar to discuss initial reflections on the 1631 campaign
via Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy

Climate Solutions 11th Annual Breakfast
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – 7:30am to 9:00am

Please support Beaver Lake Cree’s historic tar sands trial.
via Raven Trust

Support the Oil Spill Prevention Bill
via Washington Conservation Voters

Support healthy shorelines and healthy orcas
via Washington Conservation Voters

Have your gift matched for Washington Conservation Voters!

Please tell your legislators that climate is a top issue for you.
via Climate Solutions

Tell your State Senator: Support 100% Clean Electricity
via Washington Conservation Voters

National Action

Green New Deal Week of Action Drop-By Visits
via Sierra Club

Join a Congressional office visit around a Green New Deal
via Sunrise Movement

URGENT: DON’T LET TRUMP OPEN OUR COASTS TO BIG OIL!
via Sierra Club

Sign Bernie Sanders’ petition for the Green New Deal
via Daily KOS

Tell your senators and representative: Support the ANTIQUITIES Act of 2019
via NRDC Action Fund

Tell the Senate: Bernhardt is a walking conflict of interest
via MoveOn

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Demystifying Clean Energy for Washington State
via Sierra Club Washington State

Been wondering what’s happening with climate action in 2019?
via Climate Solutions

How Google, Microsoft, and Big Tech Are Automating the Climate Crisis
via Gizmodo

Calling Natural Gas a ‘Bridge Fuel’ is Alarmingly Deceptive
via Sightline Institute

National/International News

After 40 Years of Government Inaction on Climate, Have We Finally Turned a Corner?
via Yes! Magazine

Strategies and Stories from the German Climate Justice Movement
via Facebook-Portland Rising Tide

The End of Ice: Dahr Jamail on Climate Disruption
via Democracy Now!

Drilling towards Disaster Report 2019
Partner Share Pack with sample language and graphics
via OilChange International

The Future In Store
A quick primer in energy storage via Medium.com

Inspiration

How a 7th-grader’s strike against climate change exploded into a movement
via The Washington Post

The Transformative Power of Climate Truth
A Collective Awakening In the Age of Trump

An Action Guide for The Uninhabitable Earth
via The Climate mobilization

By Reconnecting With Soil, We Heal the Planet and Ourselves
via Yes! Magazine

Pioneering Black Scientist to Win Nobel Prize of Climate Change
via The Years Project

Just an environmental issue? Not!

Where will we find the political will to do what we know needs to be done in the time we have? Here’s an essay in the Sequim Gazette by OCA board member Ann Soule, who also serves as Resource Manager for the City of Sequim:

In our small corner of the globe, the biggest threats are drought, wildfire, and severe storms. . . . Like all wicked problems, solutions to climate change won’t be pretty, fun, or quick. But it will be much easier if it is recognized as a “quality of life” and a “community health” issue, and not strictly an “environmental” issue.

http://www.sequimgazette.com/opinion/water-matters-climate-meltdown/

Their future is in our hands

Please pay attention…please get involved in this most important decision-time for this nation…please get everyone you know to do the same.
A plea from our kids:
And a plea from our brothers and sisters under the sea:

Who is the “we” in “We are causing climate change”?

(Hint: If you’re reading this, probably not you!)

 

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 Yorker coverage of the IPCC report:

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-dire-warnings-of-the-united-nations-latest-climate-change-report

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 have to understand what it is.” With seas rising, global heat records falling, and storms becoming more and more devastating, the reality of climate change has never been clearer. With clean energy solutions like wind and solar getting more affordable, batteries getting better, and buildings becoming more efficient every year, we can see the way forward. The good news doesn’t end there. Thanks to 195 countries signing the historic Paris Agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions planet-wide, the world is united in working for a safe and sustainable future with net-zero carbon emissions by the second half of this century. Climate Reality is working to accelerate the global shift from activities driving climate change to renewables so we can power our lives and economies without destroying our planet. But we can only do it together with a deep understanding of the current global situation and the science behind it.

Presenter: Dr. Adelia Ritchie

Sponsored by Western Washington University & Sierra Club