Monthly Archives: December 2010

Lowel Ponte on Warming

In the 1970s, Lowell Ponte wrote a book called “The Cooling,” based on speculation by scientists that something akin to an Ice Age would take place in the near future. In the 1980s, however, that threat was replaced by fears … Continue reading

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Another big storm…

My winter forecast was “wet, windy and wild.” We got another 3W storm this week. Some storm precipitation totals from Jim Little of Oregon Department of Forestry: PRECIPITATION PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY SALEM WEATHER OFFICE 12/28/2010   … Continue reading

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$1.3 billion loan guarantee Eastern Oregon wind farm

http://www.eastoregonian.com/news/article_391a70f4-0a1a-11e0-8098-001cc4c03286.html?mode=print World’s largest wind farm gets $1.3B loan guarantee Posted: Friday, December 17, 2010 12:12 pm The U.S. Department of Energy has finalized a $1.3 billion loan guarantee for the world’s largest wind farm in Eastern Oregon. The financing will … Continue reading

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USDA Announces Climate Change Plan

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New Steps to Meet the Challenge of Climate Change CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 9, 2010 – Calling it “one of the greatest threats facing our planet,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is taking action … Continue reading

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U.S. House Science and Technology Committee Likely To Investigate Climategate

I’m assuming that you have heard of the “Climategate” controversy involving climate scientists and political groups. Plenty of web sites offer opinions, and the issue is definitely worth reading about. Following the political power shift resulting from the November elections, … Continue reading

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Late November Wind/Rain Storm

(Alliteration Alert): A wet and windy weather event from the west (/Alliteration Alert) hit the northwest on November 30th. Jim Little of ODF supplied tables of 24-hour precipitation and peak wind speeds for Remote Automated Weather Stations (RAWS): PRECIPITATION PAST … Continue reading

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