Saving The Planet By Avoiding Navel-Gazing

Jefferson Exchange Interview with Bob Doppelt - Featured Speaker at SOCAN Monthly Program, June 21st Whether self-interest is enlightened or not, it's not good for the planet. That's the general thrust of Bob Doppelt's work.  We met…

Warning signs

Letter to Editor by Gwyn Myer, Medford Mail Tribune, June 17 2016 Educable moments occur when something happens allowing the teacher to make an important point. The article about tree die-off (June 6) could have been such a moment. We learned…

Deniers, not skeptics

Letter to Editor by Trish Vigil, Medford Mail Tribune June 17 2016 Gordon Dickerson, (letters June 11) is correct in arguing that skepticism is an essential component of the scientific approach. This is why those who reject climate science…

Live sustainably

Letter to Editor by Louise Shawkat, Medford Mail Tribune, May 28, 2016 also apeared in Ashland Daily Tidings May 1, 2016 How can we live sustainably? The answer is by being efficient in our use of materials and substituting/replacing unsustainable…

Global Warming is Back

Letter to Editor by Pat Gordon, Medford Mail Tribune, June 11, 2016 Of course, it never went away. Despite claims from science deniers, there never was a slowdown — just the illusion of a slowdown in air temperature increase. But the first…

Conservatives have noticed

Letter to Editor by Ken Deveney, Medford Mail Tribune, June 11 2016, also appearing in Ashland Daily Tidings June 7, 2016 The essence of conservatism is conserving, a view several Republican House members have taken to heart. Many live in…

Climate affects GOP, too

Letter to Editor by John Kloetzel, Medford Mail Tribune, June 11, 2016; also appeared in Ashland Daily Tidings June 9, 2016 No two states have more elected political representatives who are confirmed climate-change deniers than do Texas and…

Live sustainably

Letter to Editor by Louise Shawkat Medford Mail trbune, May 28th 2016 How can we live sustainably? The answer is by being efficient in our use of materials and substituting/replacing unsustainable ways of doing things. The first step is picking…

Trump Building Wall in Ireland to Keep Climate Change Out

Climate Denier Round-up, Eco-Watch May 24th 2016 Donald Trump has said numerous times in various places that he does not consider climate change to be a significant problem warranting corrective action. From calling it pseudoscience to…

The science of warming

Letter to Editor by Julia Rodriguez Seidler, Medford Mail Tribune, May 24 2016; also in Ashland Daily Tidings May 23rd 2016 Certainly there are individuals in the region who reject the science of global warming and its climate change causes.…

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…

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…

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;…

Almost Everything You Know About Climate Change Solutions Is Outdated

Joe Romm, Climate Progress, May 10, 2016 Almost everything you know about climate change solutions is outdated, for several reasons. First, climate science and climate politics have been moving unexpectedly quickly toward a broad consensus…

STUDY: Crater Lake threatened by rising temperatures

Matt Jordan, KOBITV 5 News May 4th, 2016 Crater Lake, Ore — A warming climate could affect the very health of one of Southern Oregon’s most iconic landmarks and climate activists say now is the time for action. A study by the U.S. Geological…

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…
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