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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 […]

The Key Players in Climate Change

New York Times compendium article, April 21 2016 Diplomats from at least 167 countries are gathering in New York to sign the climate accord reached in December in Paris. Whether they make good on their pledges to slow dangerous greenhouse gas emissions will depend in large part on the actions in the years ahead by […]

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Climate in the Classroom

PROJECT LEADER – Kathy Conway Project Description To explore with regional educators ways that we can contribute to finding and developing curricular materials which promote student awareness and understanding of the science of climate change, together with its causes, consequences, and actions we can take. These curricula could be used in schools, for homeschooling, and […]

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Media Corps

PROJECT LEADER – ALAN JOURNET Project Description The Media Corps (formerly the Writing Corps) Project comprises individuals who are interested in contacting print and broadcast media to promote public awareness about climate change issues and SOCAN activities and projects.   This involves such activities as writing letters to the editor (LTEs), feature stories, or opinion columns […]

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Oregon Legislative Districts

Project Leader – Alan Journet Project Description One of the most effective ways of communicating the importance of acting to address climate change is to show individuals what is happening in people’s own backyards.  This project follows that principle by providing Oregonians with a brief summary of what the trends and projections are for their locality – […]

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Presentations

Project Leader – Alan Journet Project Description The purpose of the project is to develop a set of presenters and presentations that can be offered to regional audiences.  It is anticipated that these presentations will be adjusted to suit the interests and understanding of the audience, and be tailored to meet the desired goals and […]

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Water Management and Conservation

PROJECT LEADER – ERIC DITTMER Project Description This is an Ad Hoc group available to support water conservation promotion through presentations, seminars and contributions to classroom education. We live in an area where there is a real potential for serious drought and a large magnitude earthquake.  In the event this happens, adequate clean water will be […]