Climate

Global warming: Science vs. politics

(Originally published in the Portland Tribune May 15, 2015) On a frigid late-February day in the nation’s capital, U.S. Senator James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, brought a snowball to the Senate floor to lend credence to his…

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A sneak peek at the Islands of Portland

(Originally published in the Portland Tribune Jan 15 2015) Seattle urban planner Jeffrey Linn has created a terrifying visual image of a global warming future that hits close to home. He mapped out what Portland…


Sierra Club turns up heat on PacifiCorp

  (Originally published in the Portland Tribune Nov. 13, 2014) After all-time monthly records in average global temperatures were set in May, June, August and September, 2014 is looking like it will be the warmest…



Unskewing the climate math

As you recall, during the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney and the Republicans had trouble making their budget numbers add up. As Bill Clinton pointed out at the 2012 Democratic convention, Republican policies simply “defied arithmetic.”…


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Global Warming and the CRC

This is part 7 of Cascadia Times’ continuing series on the Columbia River Crossing and air pollution. Read the series introduction, and articles on induced traffic, lagging traffic counts, the cancer in Portland’s air, an…