Drought

Drought

On May 15, 2015 Governor Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency. 48 of 62 watersheds in Washington have water supplies of 75% or below of normal, and snowpack is 16% of normal. This morning Governor Inslee said “Difficult decisions are being made about...
Scared Scientists

Scared Scientists

Most of the time, we see scientists being detached; doing their job of communicating the scientific facts about climate change without revealing their emotional reactions to the very bad news they are sharing. Every once in a while, a scientist lets his or her guard...
Maps of the future

Maps of the future

The City of Seattle has released a Draft Environmental Impact Study (EIS) on the 2035 comprehensive plan. Featured in the section Planning for Seattle’s Sea Rise is the Islands of Seattle map made by The University of Washington’s campus planner, Jeffrey...

Great Tide Rising: The Moral Urgency of Climate Change

Some locals had the honor of attending Great Tide Rising: the Moral Urgency of Climate Change, a presentation by Kathleen Dean Moore, at Grace Church on May 2, 2015. If you didn’t, or you’d like to listen again, John McKenzie has made a video of the event...
Living on the pipeline

Living on the pipeline

The rapid climate change we are experiencing in our lifetimes is, unlike previous eras of climate change, caused mostly by us humans and our insatiable appetite for fossil fuels. We can’t really have a conversation about climate change, without talking about...