Oregon recently created the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute to be headed
by Philip W. Mote, the Washington state climatologist, who will become a professor
in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, where
the institute will be located. Unfortunately, Mr. Mote has been implicated in fudging
scientific datawhich falsely created the impression of dramatic melting of Northwest
Glaciers, while long term data shows little change.
Oregon's goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 40% in just 12 years will cause major
disruptions if implemented the way Oregon's Global Warming Commission advises. They
ignore the one move that would actually lower our cost of energy and meet the CO2
goal at the same time: nuclear.
Instead they want to price energy so high that you are forced to use 40% less heat
in the winter and drive 40% less.
Oregon Global Warming Commission’s recommendations are a