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Climate Books Worth Reading


Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency
By Mark Lynas

If you want to know what climate change means, this brand new book is for you. Lynas is an accomplished scientific journalist who details the consequences of …

Cli-Fi (Climate Related Science Fiction): Two Recommendations


I love to read good social/political science fiction. It has a special way of exploring big issues that is accessible, personal, and imaginative. The best social science fiction stories are cast in an incredibly detailed vision of a different time …

Climate action at the legislature

This week our hearts are with everyone affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis, both in our state and around the world. It is heartening to see that the world can act with decisive action to respond to a crisis, …

Action alert: public hearing on Avista rate increase

On Monday, October 28 the Washington agency responsible for oversight of utilities (Utilities and Transportation Commission or UTC) will be in Spokane to receive public comment on Avista’s requested 13.7% rate increase. The Commissioners don’t often come to Spokane, so …

Candidate climate conspiracy

ChoiceThe race for Mayor of Spokane has taken a strange turn. Not only have we learned that one candidate for Mayor refuses to believe the 97% of climate scientists whose research confirms that humans are the dominant cause of global …

Should we call it a crisis?

New Yorker Cartoon

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about how we communicate about climate change. Note, this is not, a discussion about whether climate change is happening and whether, if we continue on our current trajectory, it will be catastrophic. Nor …

Persistence Pays: The Ups and Downs of Environmental Activism


WOW!  On May 5, Governor Jay Inslee signed the clean energy bill, SB-5116, along with several other bills to help reduce global warming. After two years of frustrating defeats of carbon tax initiatives here, this was a huge thrill

Take Climate Action this Arbor Day!

What is Arbor Day?

Arbor Day is a day designated to celebrate the role of trees in the world and to encourage people to plant and care for them. In the United States, this day will be recognized on April …

Together, Many Faiths Can Meet The Climate Challenge

At the very first 350 Interfaith Climate Change Committee Meeting, the twenty of us in attendance, from a variety of faiths, described why each of our religious groups would care about climate change.

What followed was an hour filled with