Despite the political smokescreen, scientists are in no doubt that global heating has contributed to Australia’s fire emergency As Australia’s unprecedented bushfire season continues to unfold, competing arguments have been made about the principal causes of the human and environmental tragedy – particularly around the role of climate change. The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has acknowledged that […]

Dirk Vanderhart January 13th 2020 OPB A climate change bill that promises to dominate this year’s 2020 Oregon legislative session got its first public hearing Monday — with little sign that the political and cultural disagreements that scuttled a similar proposal last year have meaningfully changed in the last six months. The bill to implement a so-called cap and […]

Letter to editor by Ken Deveney in Ashland Daily Tidings, January 11, 2020 Fires in Australia remind us what could happen here. The Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) recently released an analysis of HR 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, which concludes that HR 763 would cut net greenhouse gas (GHG) […]