Two major storms impacting the nation this week

Guest post by Paul Dorian, The latest satellite image of the powerful storm over the eastern Pacific which will have a major impact on Oregon and California over the next 24 hours or so. This same storm will then take a trek across the nation in coming days and potentially produce significant ice and snow…

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The Oregon Standoff Continues

From ABC via MSN News We covered this story a couple of days ago. Republican state senators have gone into hiding to avoid capture.  It’s TV drama time. Without a quorum, the legislature cannot legally vote on the bill. The stalemate continued into the weekend. “I don’t think you’re going to see us anytime soon,”…

Climate skeptic instructor fired from Oregon State University

Gordon Fulks sends this summary of the situation and asks that it be distributed. I’m happy to oblige. For some background on Dr. Drapela’s skeptical views, this slideshow “Global Warming Cracked Open” might give some insight into OSU’s booting him out.  – Anthony =========================================================== From Gordon Fulks: Hello Everyone, In theory at least Oregon State…

Historic March Snowstorm Along Oregon Coastline

From Steve Pierce, President, Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society Vancouver, Washington (March 13th 2012) – “Many residents along the coastline of Oregon awoke Tuesday morning to no power, downed trees, closed roads and as much as 8″ of snow in a rare one-two punch. This storm will likely go down in the record…

Stupid: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry cancels climate talk due to skeptics being on panel

I guess nobody wanted to “properly debate” skeptics. They couldn’t even get David Appell? From Oregon Live: The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry has pulled the plug on a presentation from three scientists critical of the theory of man-made global warming, saying the panel wasn’t balanced. Oregon’s chapter of the American Meteorological Society had…