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

Jun
14

Panel Discussion on Ocean and Climate Change

June 14, 2019, Astoria

Oregon's ocean, where it meets the Nehalem Spit.\Photo by Dennis Hoffman.

Politics, science, and climate change mix when U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici hosts a panel discussion on “Our Oceans and Climate Change” on Friday, June 14, 5 p.m. at the Barbey Maritime Center (1792 Marine Dr.) in...

Apr
27

Talk on Coast and Climate Change

April 27, 2019, Lincoln City

Climate change is expected to drive stronger storms onto the Oregon coast.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.
Climate change is expected to drive stronger storms onto the Oregon coast.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

Chuck Willer, director of the Coast Range Association, will speak on the “Oregon Coast in the Era of Climate Crisis at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, in Lincoln City’s Driftwood Public Library...

Apr
20

Panel on Coast and Climate

April 20, 2019, Coos Bay

A king tide, driven by sea level rise, swamps the tracks in downtown Coos Bay.\Photo by Robert More.
A king tide, driven by sea level rise, swamps the tracks in downtown Coos Bay.\Photo by Robert More.

Coos County’s Celebration of Ocean Science (COOS) is sponsoring a panel discussion on “The Oregon Coast, Climate Change, and You.”  It takes place at 7 Devils Brewing (247 S. 2nd St. in Coos...

Apr
9

Talk on Forests, Climate, and Wall Street

April 9, 2019, Nehalem

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.
Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

As part of their “Speaking Truth to Power” series of talks, the North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection are hosting Chuck Willer, director of the Coast Range Association, for a presentation on “Wall Street Forests, the Climate Crisis,...

Apr
4

Talk on Ocean Acidification

April 4, 2019, Newport

 Oregon's ocean--trouble beneath the surface.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.
Oregon's ocean--trouble beneath the surface.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

While sea level rise, intensifying storms, and wildfires dominate discussions about the effects of climate change, the increasing acidity of the oceans is actually one of its most threatening aspects.  The nearshore ocean...

Apr
4

Science Talk '19

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019, Portland

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these days? Then this particular annual conference is right...