Climate Crisis and Climate Action
2022-11-20 Clean Buildings in Washington
“Thank you WA State Building Code Council for Voting Yes on Healthy Homes. Washington continues to lead the nation on the path to clean buildings.”
⸺ source: full-page advertisement (listing multiple supportive agencies from around the state) that was paid for by Climate Solutions
— source: The Seattle Times, 20 Nov. 2022, Print, C3.
2022-10-26 NASA: Vital Signs of the Planet. Understanding Our Planet to Benefit Humankind
https://climate.nasa.gov/, accessed 26 Oct. 2022.
2022-10-23 Lifting the Fog on Climate Change https://st.news/fog
⸺ source: The Seattle Times, 23 Oct. 2022, Print, C7.
2022-10-21 Letters Editor, “Climate crisis: Decrease plastics use,” The Seattle Times, 21 Oct. 2022, https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/climate-crisis-decrease-plastics-use/
2022-10-04 Wikipedia’s summary of the International Panel on Climate Change’s 6ths Assessment Report
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPCC_Sixth_Assessment_Report (accessed 4 Oct. 2022)
Extinction, Habitat, Survival
2022-11-18 The Shellfish Aquaculture Industry is Transforming Washington State Shorelines
An overview of the environmental degradation that’s occurring, and the legal steps taken to fight the transformation of shoreline to industry, was given by Kristina Sinclair, who is an Associate Attorney at the Center for Food Safety (CFS). That slide-presentation overview was e-published 18 Nov. 2022 by Al Bergstein of Olympic Peninsula Environmental News and can be viewed at https://olyopen.com/2022/11/18/what-you-should-know-about-industrial-raised-shellfish-aquaculture-an-overview/
2022-11-20 Commercial Net Pen Aquaculture Ended in Puget Sound
“We did it! Thank you for ending commercial net pen aquaculture in Puget Sound.”
⸺ source: full-page advertisement that was paid for by Wild Fish Conservancy, The Seattle Times, 20 Nov. 2022, Print, A13.
2022-10-03 Margaret Renkl, “Lights Out, America! (Songbirds Are Counting on Us.),” The New York Times, 3 Oct. 2022, Lights Out, America
Renkl references the following post by David George Haskell, which details the light-modifying measures that the University of the South took to lessen bird kills, and she gives us references (such as the one by the Cornell Lab) that outline steps that homeowners can take to lessen the billion-birds-a-year that are killed by flying into windows.
David George Haskell, “Major bird kill at Sewanee’s Memorial Cross,” WordPress blogpost 28 Sep. 2016, https://dghaskell.com/2016/09/28/major-bird-kill-at-sewanees-memorial-cross/
Cornell Lab, https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/why-birds-hit-windows-and-how-you-can-help-prevent-it/