Why I Write for Climate Justice: A Letter to Kathleen Dean Moore

Header Photo: Green among the arid hills, Gansu, China, 2016 Dr. Kathleen Dean Moore is a writer, speaker and moral philosopher. She taught at Oregon State University for “many years” before leaving “to write and speak full-time about the moral urgency of action to stop fossil fuels and the consequent global warming.” She is the author of … Continue reading Why I Write for Climate Justice: A Letter to Kathleen Dean Moore

Humans of Climate Change: Imelda Rona, Tacloban, Philippines

Imelda Rona (left) and sister Inelda Pablo stand outside Pablo’s house in Tacloban. Both say that their relationship has helped them get through the hard times since the storm. This is the first of four “Humans of Climate Change” stories from Tacloban, the Philippines. Tacloban was one of the cities hardest hit by the 2013 … Continue reading Humans of Climate Change: Imelda Rona, Tacloban, Philippines

Humans of Climate Change: Typhoon Haiyan, Two Years On

Satellite imagery of Typhoon Haiyan at peak strength, overlayed on a map of the Philippines. Marked in red is the city of Tacloban. (Modified from NASA imagery) On the morning of November 8, 2013, Supertyphoon Haiyan made landfall in Tacloban City, Eastern Visayas, Philippines. Several hours earlier, the Hong Kong Observatory put its 10-minute sustained … Continue reading Humans of Climate Change: Typhoon Haiyan, Two Years On

Humans of Climate Change: Alex Harris, Southern Oregon

In 2015, Alexander Harris walked 232 miles across southern Oregon to protest a proposed Jordan Cove natural gas export facility. Harris and his fellow organizers dubbed the project Hike the Pipe and set their route to follow the proposed path of the Pacific Connector gas pipeline, which would connect the Jordan Cove export terminal near Coos Bay, Oregon, to existing pipeline networks. Harris says … Continue reading Humans of Climate Change: Alex Harris, Southern Oregon

Humans of Climate Change: Stacey McLaughlin, Southern Oregon

Header Photo Credit: L. Tinfow Two weeks ago, I published a story about the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export project and its attendant Pacific Connector Pipeline. The day after the story was published, FERC (the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) denied a necessary approval for the project. In their report, they stated that Jordan Cove Energy and … Continue reading Humans of Climate Change: Stacey McLaughlin, Southern Oregon

Pacific Balancing Act: Jordan Cove and the Global LNG Trade

Proponents invoke economic recovery in southern Oregon and a smooth global transition to clean energy, but a closer look at a proposed Jordan Cove natural gas export project reveals mixed blessings and hardships. This piece is the third of a three-part series on China’s natural gas landscape and the trans-Pacific LNG trade. Part 1: Untapped Waste: An Old Technology … Continue reading Pacific Balancing Act: Jordan Cove and the Global LNG Trade

A blindfold

January 15 Those bright cold days that used to find their winter roosts in our valley? They haven’t returned yet this year. They had always come by now, before. But today is the same as yesterday and the days before; the air is wet enough to carry traffic sounds up from Franklin and the light comes … Continue reading A blindfold

3,000 Claim Their Lane at Road Sharing Event in Manila

More than 3,000 people gathered in central Manila on the morning of February 7, 2016, to push the city to dedicate more of its road space to its “carless citizens.” The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, or MMDA, partially closed a 5.5 km stretch of Roxas boulevard in the Intramuros region of the city, giving space … Continue reading 3,000 Claim Their Lane at Road Sharing Event in Manila