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Welcome this ‘climate change’

Written March 23rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Climate change seems to be on everybody’s mind — if you consider politicians and writers of letters to the editor to be “everybody.” Luckily, there are the rest of us, rejoicing this time of year in the arrival of spring.

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Sea level stays level… I think

Written February 22nd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Well, another stroll on the beach, and still no sign of that rising sea level we hear so much about. Yes, I know the climate change folks talk in terms of a meter or more by the end of the century, so it’s not exactly imminent. And presumably we would not even notice any annual rise by just […]

Climate plan: What else is new?

Written February 19th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Portland and Multnomah County have drafted a 30-page plan to deal with “climate change.” You’ll be happy to know that it doesn’t propose anything that isn’t already being done or that prudent communities in Oregon would not do based on the climate we have.

“In Winter’s Grip II”

Written February 7th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Another day, another stroll in the snow, deeper now than the day before. Such is our fate as climate change utterly fails to make itself felt. This is the kind of winter we had several times in the 1970s and ’80s, if memory serves.  (hh)

The Blizzard of ’14

Written February 7th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

This winter storm may not become a routine event in western Oregon (we hope). Still, it is a useful reminder of what nature can do, and if we were not fully prepared this time, maybe we’ll do better from now on, or at least as long as we remember the Blizzard of 2014.

Obama and his climate hubs

Written February 5th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The federal government is doing something else to save us from climate change. The Washington Examiner’s headline: “Obama Administration Creates ‘Climate Hubs’ to Combat Extreme Weather.” Well, too bad they’re not in time to combat and perhaps repel what’s forecast for the Willamette Valley starting Thursday: another bout of snow and maybe ice.

Update on “warming’

Written February 4th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

It was only a shower, but it made a fitting background for a couple of points about winter in these latitudes. The main point is that we ought to be glad we still have thermal sources such as coal and natural gas to keep us warm and our houses and work places well lighted. Federal […]

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