Guest Column by Bruce Borgerson, Ashland Daily Tidings, June 22nd 2018

I have good news and bad news. Bad news first.

Climate change is caused predominantly — if not exclusively — by human activity. Alas, I’m human, so my bad. At least in part.

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Letter To Editor by Alan Journet, Ashland Daily Tidings, June 15, 2018

The bitching and moaning about the collapse of the recycling market almost always targets someone else. Maybe it’s the Chinese, maybe it’s the disposal and recycling companies. But if we genuinely seek responsibility, we need look no further than our own neighborhood.

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Letter to Editor,  Eric Weisberg, Ashland Daily Tidings, June 07, 2018, Also appearing in Medford Mail Tribune June 8, 2018

Engineers design to “fail safe” when miscalculation may result in a devastating catastrophe. If one design choice will save money, while another avoids the risk of serious loss, they are taught to choose the design which avoids calamity in the event of failure. We should follow that standard when it comes to climate change.

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Letter to Editor by Bruce Borgerson, Ashland Daily Tidings, May 10 2018

I applaud those climate change activists, as profiled in the Tidings on May 9, who are educating the public about how Chase Bank and other financial institutions are profiting from climate change by investing in the fossil fuels industry. But we also must be aware that we are personally financing this same industry every time we pay our Avista bill or pull up to the gasoline pump.

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Letter to Editor by Bruce Bauer, Medford Mail Tribune, April 26, 2018

This President lies almost every day.  The New York Times lists over 2,500 lies. Trump lied about Obama’s birthplace, about Obama wire-tapping his phone, about making his income taxes public, about his not benefiting from this Republican tax cut debacle.  Additionally, he has lied about having no business dealings in Russia, and then about Russian meddling in our election. And now he lies about, and tries to conceal, an extra-marital affair with a Porn Star.

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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. He felt that our media were the prime reason for this dumbing down.

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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.

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Letter to Editor by Alan Journet, Ashland Daily Tidings, April 5, 2018, also appeared in Medford Mail Tribune April 14, 2018 as Insanity Rules, while a slightly modified version appeared in The Applegater June 2018 edition as The Solution to Everything.

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.

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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 climate system capable of sustaining human life and that we need a national science-based climate recovery plan (www.ourchildrenstrust.org).

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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 administration.

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