Entries by Alan Journet

Scientific politics?

Letter to Editor by Lee Lull, Ashland Daily Tidings, April 2 2018 Renowned scientist Carl Sagan was famous for arguing: “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge”. He also noted that Americans were losing their ability to think critically and were sinking back into superstition and darkness. […]

Help fine-tune system

Letter to Editor but Robert Price, Medford Mail Tribune, April 5 2018 Valentines Day, Feb. 14, 2018. An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past was able to obtain an AR-15 and kill more than a dozen high school students over the span of a few minutes. More

No myopia here

Letter to Editor by Alan Journet, Ashland Daily Tidings, April 5 2018 Suppose the National Institutes of Health declared they solved cancer. We’d be delighted! But suppose their solution comprised telling us cancer no longer exists and defunding research. More

Which adult will join child leaders?

Letter to Editor by Louise Shawkat, Ashland Daily Tidings, March 31, 2018, also appearing in Medford Mail Tribune, April 6, 2018 as Trial of the Century Are you aware of the “trial of the century”? Twenty-one youth plaintiffs are proceeding to trial to prove that the U.S. government has violated their fundamental rights to a […]

Children’s suit advances

Letter to Editor, Pat Gordon Medford Mail Tribune, 03/19/2018 It’s onward for the children’s climate change lawsuit! On Wednesday, March 7, by a 3-0 vote of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, the U.S. government lost its bid to halt this lawsuit, which originated in Oregon in 2015 against the Obama […]

The forest for the trees: Global warming is here now

Opinion Column by Alan Journet, The Applegater, Spring Issue 2018, (11:1). In the Winter 2017 Applegater, Alan Voetsch wrote a lengthy condemnation of climate science, climate scientists, and concerned individuals who understand and accept that science. Rather than respond to his criticisms of climate science, I will focus on one issue that is highly germane to the Applegate: wildfire. More

Arctic Refuge

Letter to Editor by Dennis Specht and SOCAN, The Applegater, Spring 2018 Issue (11:1). Dear Editor: The Senate/House tax bill conference endorsed oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This is amazingly short-sighted for many reasons. Many proven alternative energy choices can replace oil and gas, but there is only one Arctic […]