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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

For less CO2, encourage cycling

Written February 4th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

As near as I can tell — and the search features of the Oregon legislature’s excellent website make it easy to check — not a single bill this session deals with bicycles. The majority Democrats claim to want to reduce carbon emissions to the atmosphere. Encouraging cycling is one immediate and low-cost way to accomplish that, […]


Oops, caught by sea level rise

Written January 6th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

So here I am on the Oregon coast, once again keeping an eye on the sea level in case it is rising because of climate change. and I barely escape having the sea soaking my socks. So yeah, it must be rising faster than I thought.


Climate change saves money

Written December 27th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

While we’re wading through the cold puddles of late December, let’s check in on the climate front. And if you want to know why it’s so hard to take global warming seriously, take a look at the chart below.


Paris accord: Plant more trees

Written December 12th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Don’t try to read the text of the Paris agreement on climate change. Its convoluted language will make you dizzy and confused. It’s hard to tell whether it means anything other than what news accounts are telling us, which is that 196 countries including the United States pledge to do a bunch of things to […]


Left out of the climate summit

Written November 29th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

They didn’t invite me to the big climate-change summit in Paris, which is just as well because I’m stuck here with an iced-over windshield. I could run the engine long enough to get warm and let the defroster take care of this, but then I’d be adding a load of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere […]


What? Yes, our cooling climate!

Written November 30th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The lower road at Albany’s Bowman Park was under water Saturday because the Willamette River rose quickly over the last couple of days. After cresting on Sunday afternoon at a predicted high of 14.5 feet on the Albany gauge, it will drop again just as quickly as colder weather sets in, possibly along with freezing rain […]


Toward a climate dictatorship?

Written November 14th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

In Beijing this week, the presidents of China and the United States reached what the press called a historic deal to fight climate change by reducing their countries’ use of fossil fuels. Americans might wonder how such a deal can mean anything at all unless both leaders assume they have similar dictatorial powers, powers that extend […]


 
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