Entries by Alan Journet

Senator DeBoer needs your help

Letter to Editor by David Lane, Ashland Daily Tidings, June 21, 2017 The Joint Committee on Tax Reform in Salem has devised an outstanding plan to provide both cost containment and tax reform. This plan provides an exceptional opportunity to re-establish a greater fairness in Oregon’s tax system, to create greater stability in tax revenue, […]

Out of step with America

Letter to Editor by Pat Gordon, Medford Mail Tribune, June 6, 2017 The White House and the GOP are out of step with public opinion on many issues. This is especially evident for climate science. While the president, his cabinet and Republican congressional leaders sound sold on anti-science information, a recent Gallup Poll indicates that […]


Climate change explained

Letter to Editor by Ted Gibbs, Medford Mail Tribune, June 4 2017 The following website and a few links it provides offers an excellent, concise explanation of the science behind climate change. It will take just 15-20 minutes to digest. The only rational conclusion is that global warming is real and is entirely due to […]

SOCAN reacts to withdrawal from climate agreement

Story by Elizabeth Ruiz, KOBI-TV5 June 1, 2017; interview with SOCAN Co-facilitator Alan Journet Medford, Ore. — Southern Oregon Climate Action Now says climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity and thinks pulling out of the Paris climate accord poses a severe threat to future generations. “The United States will withdraw from the Paris […]


Corruption and Insanity

Letter to Editor by Alan Journet, Ashland Daily Tidings, May 26 2017, also in Douglas County News-Review May 23 2017, Grants Pass Daily Courier, May 24th 2017; Coos Bay World, May 24, 2017, Medford Mail Tribune, May 29, 2017 Remember the Bush-Cheney golden oldies: “Mission Accomplished,” an attack coming in “the form of a mushroom cloud,” […]

Scientists just published an entire study refuting Scott Pruitt on climate change

By Chris Moooney, Washington Post May 25, 2017 In a sign of growing tensions between scientists and the Trump administration, researchers published a scientific paper Wednesday that was conceived and written as an explicit refutation to an assertion by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt about climate change. The study, in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, sets […]


We must resist

Letter to Editor by Paula Perez Costas, Ashland Daily Tidings, May 19, 2017, also in Medford Mail Tribune, May 25, 2017 “Drop dead” and “Get lost” are unhelpful responses many of us historically have heard. With Trump, these dismissals are back!  The Declaration of Independence guarantees “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Two of […]