Everyone is against pollution. Yet we continue to pollute our atmosphere with gases that drive global warming and the climate chaos we are experiencing. Without concerted and urgent action we will exhaust the pollution allowance for holding global warming within the critical two degrees Centigrade above the pre-industrial level. Because power utilities and fossil fuel users are allowed to pump this pollution into our atmosphere with no charge, their energy can outcompete renewable energy…Continue
Added by Alan Journet on March 24, 2015 at 7:26pm — No Comments
“The Not-for-Profit World beyond Capitalism”
One of our most closely cherished illusions is that of unlimited economic growth; we run it up the flagpole as the solution to every major problem. The myth of unlimited economic growth permeates our cultural, economic, and political life. We seem to forget that we live on a finite planet with finite resources and a finite ability to process our waste. Global warming is a result of our emitting waste gases produced from our economic…Continue
Added by Alan Journet on February 17, 2015 at 9:41pm — No Comments
PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release
DATE: January 9th 2015
CONTACT: Alan Journet, Co-facilitator, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now [email protected]; 541-301-4107
SUBJECT: Can Technology Provide a Feasible Bridge to a Renewable…
Added by Alan Journet on January 9, 2015 at 8:57pm — No Comments
Salmon are probably the most well-known icons of the Pacific Northwest. They are beloved for their recreational value, commercial value, and cultural importance to Native Americans. When salmon are lost from our rivers and streams, efforts to stimulate their return garner tremendous public support.
The award-winning hour long film portraying efforts by the Winnemem Wintu tribe to reintroduce salmon to the McCloud River in Northern California will be shown at the next meeting of…Continue
Added by Alan Journet on November 22, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments
The Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline would carry fracked natural gas across Oregon for export at Coos Bay. At the next Southern Oregon Climate Action Now meeting at Medford Public Librarty on Tuesday October 28th at 6:00 pm, SOCAN Co-facilitator Alan Journet and Robyn Janssen of Rogue Riverkeeper will explain why it’s a bad idea. An hour Action Meeting will follow.
Added by Alan Journet on October 23, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments
Temperature are rising! Snowfall is dwindling! Wildfire conditions are extending! That we are experiencing an unusually disrupted climate is hard to miss. But what is causing it? Is it all a natural cycle? What is it doing, and can we do anything about it?
These are the questions that Alan Journet, Co-facilitator of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will answer in a series of courses to be offered locally this fall.
For those wanting a full and detailed discussion, through…Continue
Added by Alan Journet on August 17, 2014 at 5:43am — No Comments
The People’s Climate March (http://peoplesclimate.org/march/), is anticipated to be the largest demonstration of public concern about climate change that has ever been held. Slated for New York City on September 21st it will coincide with the United Nations Climate Summit. The New York People’s Climate March in September plus Oregon solidarity events will be the subject of the Southern Oregon Climate Action Now Special Topic at our…Continue
Added by Alan Journet on August 12, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments
Directed by Jeff Orlowski, “Chasing Ice” is the stunning 2012 filmed account of James Balog’s Extreme Ice Survey. The film, having won awards at film festivals all over the world, will be featured at the next Southern Oregon Climate Action Now meeting on July 29th @ 6:00 pm at the Medford Public Library. Admission is free, but donations to SOCAN are encouraged.
By means of time lapse photography, Balog documented one of the most dramatic consequences of our warming…Continue
Added by Alan Journet on July 2, 2014 at 10:51am — No Comments
It is well understood that our use of fossil fuel for generating energy is causing the climate change that has stimulated our weird climate and that our weird climate will only become more disastrous with time unless we reduce our emissions of gases substantially and immediately. We also know that our day-to-day living and travel are contributing to the problem. As a result, the more conscientious among us make sincere efforts to reduce our emissions. But we still find it difficult to…Continue
Added by Alan Journet on June 6, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments
In terms of promoting renewable non-carbon polluting energy sources, one of the fastest growing developments is solar energy. This is just as true in the Rogue Valley as it is elsewhere. One of the most influential programs promoting solar installation in residential and commercial locations in the valley has been ‘Rogue Solar.’ Initially managed by the Rogue Valley Council of Governments, this program is now administered by Medford-based RHT Energy Solutions, specialists in commercial,…Continue
Added by Alan Journet on May 9, 2014 at 10:33pm — No Comments