Entries by Alan Journet

Recent projections for climate change push Medford’s climate adaptation plan forward

Tyler Ridgle, March 8th KDRV-TV MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford has been working on its Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Plan since early 2022. One planning committee member is helping the city understand what next steps should be taken to adjust to the climate, based on research of historic climate trends. Alan Journet is the co-facilitator of Southern […]

Amazon nears climate ‘tipping point’ faster than expected

Marlowe Hood  International Business Times, March 8, 2022  Hammered by climate change and relentless deforestation, the Amazon rainforest is losing its capacity to recover and could irretrievably transition into savannah, with dire consequences for the region and the world, according to a study published Monday. Researchers warned that the results mean the Amazon could be approaching […]

Climate Spotlight: Watch this space

By Lorrie Kaplan Greetings, Ashland.news readers! I’m thrilled to kick off “Climate Spotlight” in Ashland.news — our new source for independent, non-profit local news. Lorrie Kaplan From November 2020 to October 2021, I wrote a column on climate action for the Ashland Tidings. The column gave me a fabulous entree to connect with and learn from […]

Medford and Jackson County Climate Projections

Summary: A review of the historic climate trends and projections for Jackson County through the century assuming humanity continues the Business-as-Usual behavior of contributing increasing climate pollution to our atmosphere reveals that conditions by 2100 may approach an annual average nearly 10⁰F above the 1981-2010 baseline. Summers will likely warm more than the other seasons […]

HJR205-state-bank

Alan R.P. Journet Ph.D. Cofacilitator, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now 7113 Griffin Lane Jacksonville OR 97530-9342 alan@socan.eco 541-301-4107 February 21st  2022 Chair Smith Warner and members of the House Committee on Rules: I testify as co-facilitator of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now on behalf of the over 1600 rural Southern Oregonians who are SOCAN. Our […]

HB4158-recycling

Alan R.P. Journet Ph.D. Cofacilitator, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now 7113 Griffin Lane Jacksonville OR 97530-9342 alan@socan.eco 541-301-4107 February 16th 2022 Chair Smith Warner and members of the House Committee on Rules: I write as co-facilitator of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now on behalf of the over 1600 rural Southern Oregonians who are SOCAN. Our […]

Drought in Southern Oregon: A New Normal

POSTCARDS FROM THE ROGUE VALLEY Barbara Cervone, February 16th 20202, from her blog The view of the Rogue Valley from Grizzly Peak, a spot named for the last known grizzly bear in Oregon, is nothing short of amazing. The Siskiyou Mountains flank one side, the Cascades the other, Mount Shasta looms in the distance, and […]