“Pride of the PNW: Tribe’s perspective on saving the Salish Sea”
“As the climate crisis escalates across the world, Coastal Salish Tribe members are encouraging the Washington state Legislature to declare a climate emergency. They join other native tribes in western Washington who feel that what’s left of their homeland is being threatened by climate change and pollution.
“‘Due to water and soil pollution you can’t eat the salmon, you can’t eat the crab, you can’t eat the selfish,’ Cheokten Wagner said.
“To Cheokten Wagner, the water and the fish are integral parts of his culture.
“‘A darkness that has come to our land,’ Cheokten Wagner said. ‘A destruction has come to our natural animals and to the ancient forests,” by Jordan Steele, Take 5, KING-5 TV News, Seattle. Read more
“Editorial: President Trump’s very bad year on climate change hurts us all”
“Yet over the past year, and in the face of these ever more dire reports and warnings about the crisis that confronts us, President Trump has blithely continued to push policies and regulatory rollbacks that will increase carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions. Another study released in November warned that despite the overwhelming evidence that the world needs to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, humankind will in 10 years be producing twice as much coal, oil and natural gas as it can safely consume and still limit the most severe impacts from human-caused global warming. That is disastrously wrong-headed,” by the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board. Read more