Climate Change

Climate Change and Inequality

Climate Change and Inequality

The last time carbon in our atmosphere routinely exceeded 400 ppm was three million years ago. At that time temperatures were 3.6 to 5.4 degrees warmer, and the ocean levels were 15 to 25 meters higher. Imagine if, instead of being above 80 degrees the last week in July, we were well above 90 degrees, and in August if we exceeded 100 degrees for weeks on end.

Climate Change Hits Home

Climate Change Hits Home

Last fall, as we watched in horror as wildfires ravaged Northern California, we were reminded of our own state’s “summer of smoke.” Oregon is fortunate to have been spared the tragic loss of life and property associated with wildfires that our neighbors to the south have seen. But the wildfire smoke ...

Climate Science and Response: What’s the Role for Politics?

Climate Science and Response:  What’s the Role for Politics?

It wasn’t so long ago that Democrats and Republicans could stipulate to the facts, then agree to argue cordially on remedies. On any given issue, Ds might be disposed to a regulatory fix while Rs would more readily defer to market dynamics to sort out an issue. But there was an underlying agreement on fundamentals...