HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

It’s a headwind until you turn around

Written April 19th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Riding your bike on the Oregon coast can be a lot of fun or a lot of work. Which it is depends on the wind direction, more than anything.


Breezy day: Nice climate change

Written April 10th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Thursday was a cloudless but very windy day on the central Oregon coast, as the noise on this video proves. Hardly anybody was on the beaches, which is not surprising for a weekday in early April. Every time I walk across the sand left dry by the low tide, I’m reminded of the increasing agitation […]


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 […]


Coast update: Sea level?

Written December 16th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

Just in case you were wondering what was happening at the central Oregon coast, here’s a video update, shaky and wind-noisy it may be. The short answer is that nothing has changed since the last update a month or so ago. Except that on Dec. 16 the weather was sunny and mild, very nice. The main […]


Climate change: Where is it?

Written September 14th, 2013 by

You may have noticed that while everybody talks about climate change, the climate around here has been staying remarkably unchanged. We moved to Albany in the drought year of 1977. In North Albany, where houses then still relied on water systems fed by shallow wells, outdoor watering was restricted. The rain resumed that September and […]


Rising sea level: Where?

Written November 26th, 2012 by

We are supposed to be worried about the rise in sea levels brought on by global warming. But should we be — worried, that is? How much of a threat is that in reality? Most of the scientists writing about this say the oceans are rising because the great ice sheets on land continue melting, […]


 
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