Yarns From the Farm — A Climate Basics Series

Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientistwho has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands, Tasmania since 2000 This is a series on climate change that I’ve written for our local monthly newsletter, the Southern Midlands Regional News. I wanted to go back to the basics of the science behind climate change.Cheers, Nan A Climate Basics …

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

The terrible truth, in one graph

2050 is a generation too late. That would be unforgivable, and very likely utterly catastrophic. Extinction Rebellion: "The Emergency" If you let this graph sink in, you'll understand why so many are turning out in the streets to demand a halt to business as usual and the most massive turnaround of the world's economy we've …

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 …

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 …

Climate Science Special Report

"WASHINGTON — Directly contradicting much of the Trump administration’s position on climate change, 13 federal agencies unveiled an exhaustive scientific report on Friday that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history of civilization." "Despite the scientific consensus presented in the report, the …

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

Think about it: heating up?

Column in the Sequim Gazette by local columnist Bertha Cooper: http://www.sequimgazette.com/opinion/think-about-it-heating-up/

Hitchhiker’s Guide to Climate Change

An artistic tour-de-force by local family physician Ned Hammar (notes here):

Let’s not waste our time on deniers

"Science is real and verifiable,  With the health of our families and our futures at stake, the American people expect us to act on the facts, not spend precious time and taxpayer money refuting manufactured uncertainties."  EPA administrator Gina McCarthy speaking before the National Academies of Science, 4/28/14

Bold words from climate scientists

The International Panel on Climate Change (a body of the UN) today released their summary of the entire science underpinning climate change. This summary is aimed at policymakers. "The IPCC called the evidence of climate change "unequivocal" and that the "human influence is clear" and goes a step further to endorse "substantial and sustained reductions …