Chinese Electric Carmaker Aims To Become A Global Brand

Good news from China.

http://www.npr.org/2017/11/06/562270850/chinese-electric-car-maker-aims-to-be-a-global-brand?ft=nprml&f=

Climate change preview? Pacific Ocean ‘blob’ appears to take toll on Alaska cod

Really bad news out of the Gulf of Alaska.
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/climate-change-preview-pacific-ocean-blob-appears-to-take-toll-on-alaska-cod/

EVENT: The Future of Oceans Lecture Series 2017-2018 – NOV 12

Sharing the Sound – Salmon, Steelhead and Settlement
Jill Rolland, Sc.D.
Director of the USGS Western Fisheries Research Center
Fort Worden Chapel
For decades, scientists and concerned citizens have called for improving salmon spawning and rearing habitats in an attempt to reverse the trend of dwindling runs of salmon and steelhead in Puget Sound. To date, restoration has been critical in improving salmon smolt and juvenile steelhead survival. Unfortunately, these improvements have not been enough to produce the recovery that might have been expected. Increasingly, scientists are learning that other anthropogenic changes to the Puget Sound ecosystem, ranging from sky glow to ubiquitous pathogens, are likely having a greater impact on salmon and steelhead recovery than previously realized.

This is the second installment of The Future of Ocean lecture series. You can read more about the complete lecture series here.

This event is offered with generous support by the Darrow Family.
Admission: $5
Students, teachers FREE
Octopus and Donor Circle Members FREE
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Assisted Listening Devices available

From Miami to Shanghai: 3C of warming will leave world cities below sea level

It is certain now that the Olympic Peninsula is in harm’s way in the next 80 years. Port Townsend and Port Angeles, along with farmlands in the Sequim Valley are at risk. But the global scale of the disaster based on our never-ending fossil fuel use is starting to become quite clear.

From Miami to Shanghai: 3C of warming will leave world cities below sea level
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/nov/03/miami-shanghai-3c-warming-cities-underwater?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Plans being developed to save both orcas and Chinook salmon | Puget Sound Institute

News that is just breaking about a possible plan by the governor to orcas and chinook. Lacking some key issues that would create stronger plan, will have to wait to see what those advocating for those issues will say when it’s published. We certainly hope that protecting forage fish spawning ground, and reducing armored shoreline is part of this plan.

http://www.pugetsoundinstitute.org/2017/11/plans-being-developed-to-save-both-orcas-and-chinook-salmon/

Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016 – BBC

The question that comes from all of this is “at what point do we make the planet uninhabitable for humans? “ And as many scientists have thought, the unintended consequences of not doing enough for CO2 is that we are finding that methane is suddenly exploding in the atmosphere.  One likely source could be the exposure of tundra as the permafrost melts.

Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Last year’s increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years.

Researchers say a combination of human activities and the El Niño weather phenomenon drove CO2 to a level not seen in 800,000 years.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41778089

EVENT: Public Hearing on Atlantic Salmon Net Pens 11/8 @5PM Port Angeles

People's Hearing Flyer 1

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