Climate Denial Has Faded

Bill Bradbury figures you don’t have to be a climate-change expert to know which way the wind is blowing. The former Oregon secretary of state, who will discuss “Climate Reality” Thursday evening at Southern Oregon University, said he has seen denial over climate change slowly fade since he began giving talks about it in 2006.

“When I first started giving presentations, it was very normal to have a small group of deniers attending,” said Bradbury, 63. “Now I don’t need to convince anyone that climate change is happening.”   more>

Centers Track Global Deforestation, Ashland-based Geos Institute Will Help Launch Web Database

By Paul Fattig, Medford Mail Tribune

The Ashland-based Geos Institute and the Conservation Biology Institute in Corvallis are teaming up to create an online center to track deforestation around the world. Known as the Global Forest Information Center, it will be on the Internet in a data-sharing system known as Data Basin — databasin.org.

The conservation institutes recently received a $50,000 grant from a private foundation to start building the cyberspace center, initially focusing on intact forests in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The information, including maps, is expected to be available to policy makers, land managers and the public beginning this fall.   read more >

Evidence builds that scientists underplay climate impacts

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011
Far from being “alarmist,” predictions from climate scientists in many cases are proving to be more conservative than observed climate-induced impacts.

By Douglas Fischer
Daily Climate editor

The warnings were dire: 188 predictions showing that climate-induced changes to the environment would put 7 percent of all plant and animal species on the globe – one out of every 14 critters – at risk of extinction.  Read more…

Give change a chance in the Klamath River

By Charlton Bonham, Steve Rothert, Glen Spain, Brian Barr Curtis Knight, Mark Rockwell and Petey Brucker
Eureka Times-Standard

Eugene-Springfield in path of climate threats to Upper Willamette Basin

By Office of Communications
University of Oregon News

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