With forecasts of 105 degrees or more, we have a new heat wave to look forward to later this week.
As the new UN report on climate filters into the media, they seem fairly consistent in representing it: Code Red, Dire Straits.
We are in a bad way. And we need to take strong action quickly.
Fortunately we have a Climate Action Plan in process and a related update to our Comprehensive Plan in process.
The bad news is, we are not serious enough about them, preferring ineffective symbolic actions and partial gestures over the more thoroughgoing actions that would actually make real reductions in our emissions and avert worse fates for Salem and for the globe.
|Seattle Times, Monday|
|New York Times, Monday|
|Washington Post, today|
|Today's front page right here|