Tag Archives: Climate Change

Dakota AndersonSpirit’s Panther Report: Waves of climate change awareness wash over the Plaza

Dakota AndersonSpirit’s Panther Report: Waves of climate change awareness wash over the Plaza

Strikes concerning climate change have swept through the U.S. before, but the Climate Strike is different because it is a global event, dominated almost entirely by students, and inspired mainly by one girl, Greta Thunberg.  Greta is a 16 year old teneager from Sweden most noted for beginning a mass strike at her school and

Arcata declares climate emergency, citizens demand action

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As part of a youth-organized protest spanning 150 countries, citizens gathered en masse on the Arcata Plaza last Friday to demand action on climate change. Speakers decried the gulf between the magnitude of the global warming threat and decisive action by political leaders. Struggling to be heard

Should climate change deniers help make policy?

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​Humboldt County’s interest in forming a Climate Advisory Committee hinges on an initial question – should those who are skeptical be disqualified from its membership? ​The idea of forming a committee to recommend climate change responses was discussed – and debated – at the August 27 Board of

Humboldt County, cities join climate pact

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  Humboldt’s county government is joining all seven cities in devising a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is also becoming a member of an international group that promotes global sustainability policies.  The county’s Board of Supervisors took several actions to advance the drafting of a Climate Action

Arcata, county look at ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Freddy Brewster Mad River Union ARCATA – On Monday, May 20 the City of Arcata, along with representatives from the Humboldt County Planning Department, held a public workshop forum to brainstorm ideas to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Arcata. There was one central question posed to the nearly 30 attendants and that was “what

Climate change talk at Bayside’s HUUF as Sunny Brae solarizes

Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship BAYSIDE – “Toward a New Personal Norm for Our Climate” is the presentation on Sunday, March 3 at both 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. by Connie Roser-Renouf, Ph.D. at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bayside. As a scientist working through George Mason University in Washington, D.C., Dr. Renouf has studied how people

County grapples with ‘monumental’ sea rise issues

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Words like “huge” and “monumental” were used by county staff as the Planning Commission was briefed on the potential effects of sea level rise and the challenges of responding to it.  Policy options for avoiding and dealing with the impacts were outlined as the commission held a fourth

Fishermen sue Big Oil over closures

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – West Coast fishermen are fighting the oil and gas industry, accusing 30 fossil fuel companies of advancing climate change and causing a series of Dungeness crab closures. Filed on Nov. 14 in California State Superior Court in San Francisco by the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, the

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