HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Freezing rain and greenhouse gases

Written February 12th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

While we’re having an ice storm in the Albany area and much of western Oregon, this might be a good time to think about what the state government has in mind for us in terms of our ability to get around, or to keep warm if we stay home.


Life under state Carbon Office in 30 years?

Written February 6th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

John Lindsey is worried about House Bill 2020. And depending how that legislation turns out, you might be too if you’re hoping to still be alive in Oregon in about 30 years.


Climate change doubts? Burn ’em!

Written May 22nd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Although no one mentioned this, it seems to me that the Portland schools now face a problem: What to do with books and other material doubting that mankind’s use of fossil fuels is mainly responsible for climate change. I suggest a solution in the spirit of the Portland School Board’s decision last week to ban […]


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.


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 […]


 
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