Tag Archives: UN Climate Summit

Trump an “embarrassment”

“How dare you?”

Right here, right now is where we draw the line, The world is waking, and change is coming whether you like it or not.

Greta Thunberg, speaking before the United Nations, 9/23/2019

Climate rally Nov. 29 in Port Townsend

With so much at stake in the upcoming COP21 talks in Paris, climate activists around the world are demanding a global commitment to keep 80 percent of remaining fossil fuels in the ground and transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.  OCA hosted a rally in Port Angeles on Nov. 21 and Port Townsend will host one on Nov. 29:

PORT TOWNSEND RALLY AT HALLER FOUNTAIN – November 29, 3-4 pm

Join the Green Sanctuary Committee, PT Songlines and friends as we celebrate the miracle of life and our commitment to leave a livable planet for future generations. This Global Climate March with 1,000,000 others around the world will demand that our leaders make a major commitment in Paris next month to preserve our environment and promote climate justice. Bring signs, songs, flags and sidewalk chalk (in solidarity with Paris). Ride a bike, bus or walk if you can and let’s push leaders our leaders to commit to 100% clean energy for everyone. Help make history – RSVP at https://www.avaaz.org/en/event/globalclimatemarch/?slideshow. Just type in Port Townsend, get inspired and sign up.

OCA “puts a cork in it” at climate rally

Put a Cork in it! from Nancy Botta of RainDagger Productions on Vimeo.

50 Olympic Climate Action supporters gathered at the Port Angeles waterfront on November 21 to call upon world leaders to “Put a Cork in It” and leave 80% of the world’s known reserves of fossil fuel in the ground–what scientists say we need to do to allow the planet to remain within the 2 degrees Celsius warming limit set by world leaders as the maximum allowable to avoid catastrophic climate chaos.  OCA’s rally was held against the backdrop of Shell’s oil drilling rig, the Polar Pioneer, back from an unsuccessful $8 billion gambit to drill for oil in the Arctic, in waters only recently uncovered due to the very warming caused by fossil fuels.  With corks made by several local artists, we literally “put a cork in it” and called upon world leaders to get serious about a quick transition to clean energy.

Photos from the rally…

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