Entries by Alan Journet

Communicating science

Letter to Editor by Robert I. Price, Medford Mail Tribune, January 15 2018 Communicating scientific knowledge is difficult under the best of circumstances. Trying to educate the population using accessible language makes that task nearly impossible. Anthropogenic climate change is called “global warming” for several reasons. Perhaps the most important reason is that the name […]

Understanding climate change

Letter to Editor by Ray Mallette, Ashland Daily Tidings January 18, 2018 In 2017 NOAA calculated there was an impact of $300 billion to the U.S. economy from 16 weather-related events such as hurricanes, floods , tornadoes, thunderstorms, drought and forest fires. While no one weather event can be directly related to climate change, over […]

Global warming

Letter to Editor by Bruce Bauer Medford Mail Tribune, January 14th 2018 The East Coast of the U.S. is freezing, and the Great Lakes are getting tons of snow, so global warming must be over. So claim those who completely fail to understand climate science. More

Support Clean Energy Jobs bill

Letter to Editor by Sidney Brown, Ashland Daily Tidings, January 11, 2018; also in Medford Mail Tribune, January 17, 2018 Many Southern Oregonians worry about how climate change affects the region. We already see how higher temperatures and reduced snowpack increase the risk of drought and wildfire. We can see no forthcoming federal action to […]

Guest Opinion: Clean energy would strengthen Oregon rural communities

Guest column by Merten Bangemann-Johnson in Medford Mail Tribune / Ashland Daily Tidings January 7, 2018 2017 was a year of compromise and disappointments in the battle for controlling climate change, both nationally and locally. Oregon’s temperature has been steadily climbing for years. We’ve seen early snowmelt, blistering heat waves, heavy downpours and a dangerous […]

Read Voters’ Pamphlet

Letter to Editor by Joyce Chapman, Medford M ail Tribune /  Ashlland Daily Tiding January 7, 2018 It is instructive to look at Ballot Measure 101 supporting and opposing commentaries in the Voters’ Pamphlet since their sources tell us as much as the content. More

Walden plea is all wrong

Letter to Editor by Tom Doolittle, Medford Mail Tribune, January 6, 2018 Sunday’s letter from Kate Foley requesting an end to Walden attack ads misses the point. We have to bring Walden’s failure in every area to the public because he has misled us all. More

Bridges are possible

Letter to Editor by Pat Gordon, Medford Mail Tribune, January 6, 2018 In the vein of “Stories of bridges across the divide” (Dec. 25), I was heartened to read citizen Bartt Brick’s letter to the editor in the Dec. 6 Madras Pioneer: “Fellow Republicans: We cannot allow this to happen.” More

Choose door No. 1

Letter to Editor by Louise Shawkat, Ashland Daily Tidings, January 6, 2018 Ever watch “Let’s Make a Deal”? Behind doors are hidden deals: some have value, some are “zonk.” Should Oregonians, as contestants, accept door No. 1 or door No. 2? More