Entries by Alan Journet

Forest mismanagement

Letter to Editor b y Alan Journet, Medford Mail Tribune, November 16, 2017 On the planetary 24-hour clock, humans have been here little over a minute, each of us individually for just microseconds. Small wonder, then, our memories don’t extend far beyond the 1970s, and we imagine forest fires are becoming more frequent and widespread. […]

Why Did Trump Release a Report Confirming Climate Change Is Real?

No By-line, Ecowatch, November 6 2017 Last Friday, the White House stunned many after it released a sweeping report concluding that climate changeis not only real, but it also poses as a major threat to the U.S. and humans are “extremely likely” to be responsible. The 477-page National Climate Assessment, which was mandated by Congress and reviewed by […]

2017 Ranks Among 3 Warmest Years on Record

Alex Kirby, Ecowatch, November 6, 2017 For all of us, as 2017 proves to be one of the three warmest years on record, climate change presents a greater risk of sickness or death than it did four decades ago, the United Nations says. And for some of the world’s poorest people, the consequences of unpredictable weather caused […]

Clean energy bill would strengthen economy

Guest opinion  by Alan Journet , Eugene Register Guard, November 2 2017;  also appearing as Clean energy: A no-regrets solution, Coos Bay World, October 10 Although no-regrets win-win solutions rarely come our way, the Clean Energy Jobs Bill has a chance to hit that sweet spot. Most Oregonians know our temperature has been climbing for many decades, […]

It’s Getting Hot In Here With State Legislative Session on Horizon, A Chance To Curb Emissions

Interview with Alan Journet by Phil Busse. So far, Oregon’s efforts to curb harmful emissions has been, well, a lot of hot air. The state legislature started making plans a decade ago to lower greenhouse gases—and slow global warming. However, those plans were largely wishes and prayers, and not concrete plans. In the ensuing decade, emissions have not waived, in spite […]

Preserving native oak savannas

Mark Freeman, Medford Mail Tribune, October 30 2017 AMS VALLEY — A patch of oak savanna along the slopes of Lower Table Rock that was rehabbed last year already is showing enough signs of health that the warblers have taken notice. There are fewer conifer-loving hermit warblers now that encroaching pine and firs have been […]

Forum to discuss climate change at Crater Lake

Lee Juillerat, Klamath Falls Herald and News; also appearing in the Medford Mail Tribune Brian Ettling, who has worked seasonally at Crater Lake National Park for nearly 25 years, will describe how he’s observed the impacts of climate change at the park and elsewhere during programs in Lakeview and Klamath Falls next week. Ettling, 49, […]

Jack Frost nipping at your nose ever later

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press, Medford Mail Tribune, October, October 27 2017 Across the United States, the year’s first freeze has been arriving further and further into the calendar, according to more than a century of measurements from weather stations nationwide. Scientists say it is yet another sign of the changing climate, and that it has […]