Entries by kathyconway

Oregon Climate Action Plan

Oregon Climate Action Plan For several years a coalition of  Oregon Climate Activists has been promoting comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction legislation in the Oregon State Legislature. On March 10, 2020, Governor Brown signed Executive Order 20-04. Now the rule-making to implement the orders.

Coastal SOCAN

Project Leaders – Ed Patterson & Bill Gorham Click here for specific Coastal SOCAN content such as presentations, events, activities, podcasts, videos, articles, and news about what’s happening to the climate and the environment on the south coast and what we’re doing about it! Project Description Coastal SOCAN is made up primarily of people who live […]

Drawdown

PROJECT LEADER – Kathy Conway Project Description Drawdown is that point in time when the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begins to decline on a year-to-year basis.  “Drawdown” is also the title of a book, and a website (drawdown.org), that document solutions aimed at resolving global warming by reducing greenhouse gases. A highly qualified and […]

Addressing Fire in a Fiery Climate – Video

Addressing Fire in a Fiery Climate Presentations were made on January 15 at SOCAN’s Special Meeting at the  Medford Public Library. The program was live streamed and is currently available  (Link). The panel includes: Dr. Kerry Metlen, ecologist with The Nature Conservancy and one of the authors of the Rogue Basin Cohesive Forest Restoration Strategy, Marty Main, […]

Is Biomass Energy Renewable?

Josh Schlossberg Climate Change, May 17, 2016 A report funded by Clean Air Council questions whether biomass should count as renewable energy, arguing that carbon dioxide and air pollutant emissions disqualify the controversial energy source. Wood Burning, Biomass, Air Pollution and Climate Change, by Christopher D. Ahlers, adjunct professor of Law at Vermont Law School, explains […]

April heat whacks Oregon snowpack

Mark Freeman, Medford Mail Tribune, May 7, 2016 Southern Oregon reservoirs rose quickly this spring and the region’s once-robust snowpack melted at double the rate as a record-breaking April heat wave became a streamflow game-changer in Oregon. While the hot weather helped fill Rogue Basin reservoirs such as Lost Creek and Applegate, the solar heat […]

Campaign of deception

Letter to Editor by Alan Journet, Medford Mail Tribune, May 18th 2016 Being ignorant is no character flaw. Ignorance just means being uninformed about something. There is nothing wrong with being ignorant. None of us can know all about everything; inevitably we are ignorant about some issues. Luckily, we can overcome ignorance by committing to […]