Climate Events

Mar
8

Hearing on Climate Bill

March 8, 2021

Oregon State Capitol Building.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Conservation Network.

HB 2488, which seeks to address climate change and environmental justice, has an online hearing on Monday, March 8, during a 1 p.m. meeting of the House Committee on Energy and Environment.  The portion of the...

Mar
23

Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

March 23, 2021

Offshore wind energy development.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Proposals for wind energy development off Oregon’s coast have been made in the past, but haven’t gone anywhere.  But planning for a potential wind power future in taking place.  Wind power is a renewable energy source and doesn’t...

Mar
30

Panel on Climate-Resilient Future

March 30, 2021

Climate protest.\Photo courtesy of Compact.

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th year with a series of talks.  The CIG, a pioneering effort to study the effects of climate at the local level when it began, studies likely impacts of climate...

Apr
6

Northwest Climate Conference

April 6, 2021

Ona Beach during a king tide surge, a preview of sea level rise due to climate change.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support fom Lighthawk.

The 11th annual Northwest Climate Conference, which in the normal course of things would have taken place in October, 2020, has been moved to Tuesday, April...

Apr
14

Talk on Climate and Conservation

April 14, 2021

Onion Peak in the north coast rainforest reserve.\Photo by Tom Horning.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at how climate change may affect the coast with a talk on “Climate Change and Conservation” on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free...

Past Events

Dec
9

King Tides Presentation

December 9, 2020

Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach during a king tide.\Photo by Briana Goodwin, with flight support by Lighthawk.

The King Tides Project will be featured in the Dec. 9 online talk that is part of the World of Haystack Rock lecture series sponsored by the Friends of Haystack Rock.  Speaking will...

Dec
3

Climate Resilience Discussion

December 3, 2020

Bluff retreat threatening infrastructure is one impact of climate change.\Photo courtesy of DOGAMI.

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th anniversary by offering three public online events.  The first of these, “From Cliffs to Coasts: ...

Nov
23

Global Warming Meeting Online

November 23, 2020

Eroding shoreline south of Fishing Rock.\Photo by Linda Fink.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Monday, Nov. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. online.

The agenda for the meeting focuses almost entirely on the 2020 Biennial Report to the Legislature, which will be adopted by the end of the...

Oct
31

Climate Plan Comment Deadline

October 31, 2020

King tide at Siletz National Wildlife Refuge.\Photo by A. Stickel.

The state of Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has released a review draft of the new Oregon Climate Change Adaptation Framework. Public comments will be accepted until October 31.

The Framework...

Oct
29

Water Year Recap and Outlook

October 29, 2020

Lower Alsea River.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

For those who pay attention to water supplies and hydrology, the new year just started—the Water Year, that is.  Anyone interested is invited to the second day of the  Oregon-Washington Water Year 2020 Recap & 2021 Outlook...

Oct
19

Webinar on Offshore Wind Energy

October 19, 2020

Offshore wind energy development.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

Surfrider offers an opportunity to learn more online about offshore wind energy from an expert panel. This webinar takes place on Monday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m.

Panelists will provide some background information on wind energy and...

Oct
19

Webinar on Climate-Friendly Communities

October 19, 2020

Seaside during a king tide.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) has initiated rulemaking to implement parts of Gov. Brown’s executive order on reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The department is offering a webinar on Monday, Oct. 19, 2-3:30...