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

Oct
21

Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Interactions in Climate Change Research

October 21, 2016, Charleston

Photo of Dr. Lucas Silva.
Dr. Lucas Silva.

The fourth of six seminars in the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's fall seminar series will feature Dr.  Lucas Silva, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography & the Environmental Studies Program of the University of Oregon, speaking on "The strength of weak...

Oct
21

Global Warming Commission Meets to Consider Hot Topics

October 21, 2016, Portland

King Tide in the Nestucca Valley gives us a preview of conditions as sea level rises. Photo by John Bauer.
King Tide in the Nestucca Valley gives us a preview of conditions as sea level rises. Photo by John Bauer.

Oregon’s appointed body devoted to anticipating the effects of climate change and examining the possibilities for mitigating its impacts, the Global Warming Commission, will meet...

Oct
19

Climate Strategies Forum

October 19, 2016 - October 21, 2016, San Diego

King Tide threatens Highway 101 at Waldport. Photo by Roy Lowe.
King Tide threatens Highway 101 at Waldport. Photo by Roy Lowe.

Sponsored by the Association of Climate Change Officers, this conference provides continuing education for professionals who are responsible for climate change preparedness in public and private organizations.

To learn more about...

Jun
24

Climate Change Symposium

June 24, 2016, Portland

King Tide shows what higher sea level will look like at Shore Acres. Photo by Sally Woodman.
King Tide shows what higher sea level will look like at Shore Acres. Photo by Sally Woodman.

Climate change is expected to have significant impacts on the Pacific Northwest’s communities, economy, and natural systems.  However, disruptive though such climate-driven changes may be here, there...

Jan
20

Climate Change and the Coast Talk

January 20, 2016, Seaside

Photo of John Stevenson.
John Stevenson.
Many people are aware that climate change is causing sea level rise, which may have a major effect on the shape of our coast.  But there are other ways in which climate change will change life on the coast.  This will be the topic when climatologist John Stevenson discusses...
Jan
9

Climate Change and Salmon Talk

January 9, 2016, Yachats

Photo of Rebecca Flitcroft.
Rebecca Flitcroft.
Salmon are iconic in part because of the many environments they move through and the many challenges they confront.  From their spawning in the headwaters of streams and rivers to the far reaches of the Pacific and back again, they cope with diverse situations.  How will...