Tag Archives: Climate Change

What UO didn’t want the public to know about industry group’s climate bill opposition 

In testimony to the Oregon Legislature, the Alliance of Western Energy Consumers has described Gov. Kate Brown’s proposed climate change bill as a job killer that will wreak hundreds of millions of dollars of havoc across the state’s economy. Source: What UO didn’t want the public to know about industry group’s climate bill opposition – […]
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How two Oregon universities helped finance opposition to Gov. Kate Brown’s climate agenda

The University of Oregon looks like an unlikely candidate to bankroll opposition to Governor Kate Brown’s efforts to control greenhouse gases. The 23,000-student public university is home to academics studying climate change and its impacts. The school’s climate plan calls climate change an imminent threat, one requiring fast and effective governmental action. Source: How two […]
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Opinion: Strengthen our economy, protect our future by passing cap-and-trade bill

Climate change is often brought up in discussions about our future, but its impacts already affect Oregon and our region. Climate change isn’t going to threaten Oregon’s economy tomorrow; it’s wreaking havoc today. As members of Oregon Business for Climate, a statewide organization with over 100 members who employ more than 30,000 Oregonians, we work […]
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Lawmakers release new, ‘almost final’ version of carbon cap and trade bill

Democratic lawmakers this week unveiled what’s close to the final version of a proposed carbon cap and trade policy, the expansive and complex legislation that would put Oregon at the forefront of U.S. efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. Source: Lawmakers release new, ‘almost final’ version of carbon cap and trade […]
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The case for pricing greenhouse emissions

If you hike, farm, hunt, ski, or just observe the world around you, the shifts we are experiencing in Southern Oregon’s historical weather patterns are as clear as day. The obvious changes include shrinking snow packs, frequent and sustained drought, more prolonged wildfire seasons, and unpredictable storms. It’s just not debatable: Southern Oregon is on […]
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With climate change, coastal parks face a new norm

Severe weather and rising sea level. Trees lining the path to Arcadia Beach slant back against the hillside as if permanently enduring invisible gale-force winds. The path down to the beach buckles and drops. A winter storm first washed away access to Arcadia Beach in 2015 and landslides and erosion continue to warp the path. […]
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Romero: Cap-and-trade is oversold by friends and foes

Whether you are a climate Nazi or a climate change denier, you are entitled to feel ambivalent about the state cap-and-trade bill HB 2020. But unlike this newspaper’s editorial board, which recently opposed HB 2020, I suggest that you avoid making the perfect the enemy of the good. Source: Romero: Cap-and-trade is oversold by friends […]
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EPA: Brace for climate change impacts

The Environmental Protection Agency published a 150-page document this past week with a straightforward message for coping with the fallout from natural disasters across the country: Start planning for the fact that climate change is going to make these catastrophes worse. The language, included in guidance on how to address the debris left in the […]
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Most Teachers Don’t Teach Climate Change; 4 In 5 Parents Wish They Did

As students around the globe participate in Earth Day, a new NPR/Ipsos poll finds 55% of teachers don’t teach or talk about climate change and 46% of parents haven’t discussed it with their kids. More than 80% of parents in the U.S. support the teaching of climate change. And that support crosses political divides, according […]
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Opinion: Sounding the alarm on Earth Day

Another Earth Day is here and it’s time to check on the planet, our climate, and what it means for Oregonians. While we remain hopeful that climate change is solvable if we act now, it’s hard not to be alarmed. For decades, scientists have been monitoring the planet’s life-support systems like the warning lights on […]
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