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Hot Off the Wire — 8/9/2019

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Opinion

Can Civilization Survive What’s Coming? — Rolling Stone

To Survive Climate Catastrophe, Look to Queer and Disabled Folks
— Yes! Magazine

Biodiversity—in nature, and in our
culture and resistance organizing—may be our best defense to the threats
of climate change.


‘Everyone Should Mobilize’:
Climate Leaders Urge Massive Turnout for Global Climate Strikes

“Our house is on fire—
let’s act like it,” says a call-to-action for
September 20th and 27th strikes.
— Common Dreams

Regional Actions

The Department of Ecology needs us to re-submit our comments to make sure they get counted. — Sierra Club

Clallam MRC is looking for volunteers to help out with the annual forage fish survey which will take place between August 12 and August 15, 2019

Sign up for our how to Host a Climate Strike Rally training! — Greenpeace

Climate Adaptation Toolkit for Marine and Coastal Protected Areas
— Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)

EcoAdapt State of Adaptation Program

Surging Seas: Ocean at the Door
— Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)

Learn about our efforts to plan and build a network of green infrastructure projects that will improve
Port Angeles’s water quality, wildlife habitat, and community assets. Come tell us what you would like to see!

Our orca are starving!
Three Southern Resident Killer Whales were declared dead!
Tell the Northwest Power Council–
don’t abandon our salmon!

National Actions

Seeking:
Green New Deal – Policy Proposals
— The People’s GND Working Group

This is not a drill: it’s a Climate Emergency — The Climate Mobilization

Climate Strike Training Webinars — 350.org

Our blue planet
is under threat
— Greenpeace

Add Your Name to Support the Global Ocean Treaty!


We Need a Hearing on the Proposed DAPL Expansion
— Lakota People’s Law Project

Let’s call out BP and hold the oil giant accountable by flooding its Twitter feed
— Stand,earth
Let’s pile on enough pressure to make Trans Mountain uninsurable
— Stand,earth

The Arctic is BURNING, with fires so big you can see them from space!
Avaaz works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform global decision-making.


Eradicate a plastic disaster from its root
A notorious petrochemical giant plans to build a new plastic plant, which is to become one of the biggest of its kind in the world. They are applying for permits to pollute in Louisiana.

The Forest Service wants to fast-track mining, logging and construction projects by cutting the public out of their decisions — Sierra Club

Trump is pushing for his NAFTA 2.0 — Sierra Club

Local/Regional News

2019 Tribes and First Nations Climate Change Summit
Northwest Tribes Convene Climate Summit In Spokane

Tribal Leaders Hear International Climate Change News
At Spokane Conference
— Spokane Public Radio

Congressional hearing on campus highlights CU Boulder climate change leadership
— CU Boulder Today

News from the Nest
Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

What Conservation Efforts Can Learn from Indigenous Communities
— Scientific American

Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months
Do you remember the good old days when we had “12 years to save the planet”?
— BBC News

Iceland to Hold Memorial for Glacier Lost to Climate Change — AFAR

In Europe, a historic heat wave is shattering records with astonishing ease, may hasten Arctic melt
— The Washington Post

Temperature departures from average on Thursday, showing the scorching heat across Western Europe. (Weatherbell.com)

Medical Schools Are Pushed to Train Doctors for Climate Change
— The Wall Street Journal

Days before recess, Daily Kos delivers 130k signatures to Senate
urging no vote on Trump’s NOAA pick — Daily Kos

“I Feel Anxious”: Explosion at Texas Oil Refinery

“Our Economic System Is Crashing with Reality” says Jason Box

Supersizing Climate Change: U.N. Says Meat Production Destroys Land & Diminishes Key Water Sources
— DemocracyNow! videos

Environmentalists Risk Their Lives to Save the Planet
–DemocracyNow! Column By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan

The Latest News
Our Stories > onEarth

Inspiration

August Meditation for Climate Emergency – Sun, Aug 11, 2019 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
— The Climate Mobilization

Watch These Young Spoken-Word Poets Take On Climate Change

The Climate Museum’s poetry slam at Harlem’s Apollo Theater was equal parts grief, anger, and hope.

Thank You for Being Late

An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving
in the Age of Accelerations

A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated
observers.

Thomas Friedman shows that we have
entered an age of dizzying acceleration–
and explains how to live in it.

Hot Off the Wire — 8/1/2019

Take Action

Regional Action

Start a Climate Conversation
Download our conversation card with tips for starting your own climate conversations.

National Action

Why are you striking for the climate? — 350.org

Pledge to join the climate strikes this September — Global Climate Strike

Day One Pledge — 350 Action
We need our next President to be a Real Climate Leader who is ready to take on this crisis starting on day one.

Arctic drilling is bad business — Stand.earth

#Climate2020 Training Series, Beginning TONIGHT at 5:30 p.m. PDT — Greenpeace
August 1: Building Power with Allies
August 13: Planning & Leading Events
August 27: Activism & Storytelling

Climate News

Local/Regional News

How Permaculture Is Helping Wildfire Survivors Recover — Yes!
Survivors of California’s Camp Fire are working together to heal the land and each other after the deadly wildfire.

Environemtal News from Washington State
Updates on Regional legal issues
Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

Canada On Fire — The Fifth Season is here, and Canada won’t stop burning.
From B.C. to the Maritimes and the places in between, 96%  of Canada’s communities near forest and grasslands have been ravaged by wildfires for the past three years. — 350.org

‘Economic butterfly wings can create a climate action tornado’ — Medium
Under Pressure — Four Rivers Charter Public School 2019 Senior Energy Documentary

House Democrats To Unveil Green New Deal Alternative By Year’s End
— Huffington Post
A House committee has set a goal to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 — a target some say fails future generations.

Inspiration

Young people are about to utterly transform climate politics — Medium

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)
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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 — 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.