Climate Events


Virtual Environmental Conference

March 1, 2021

Yaquina River during a king tide, a preview of climate-change-related flooding.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC), founded and run by University of Oregon law students, has evolved into the state’s most broad-based...


Global Warming Commission Meets

March 5, 2021

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

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Friday, March 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. online.

During the meeting, the Commission will discuss policy options associated with establishing a natural and working lands goal. The Commission...


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...


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...


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...


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


Tillamook Climate Fair and March

April 22, 2017, Tillamook

King Tide (a proxy for sea level rise) swamps Tillamook Bay. Photo by John Bauer.
King Tide (a proxy for sea level rise) swamps Tillamook Bay. Photo by John Bauer.

Concerned citizens in Tillamook County are celebrating the People’s March for Science, taking place around the country on Saturday, April 22, with a climate fair as well as a local march.

The Climate Fair takes...


Newport March for Science

April 22, 2017

Newport's edition of the People’s March for Science is planned for Saturday, April 22, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in South Beach.  After participants begin gathering at 10:30, the one-mile march will begin at 11 a.m.  The route will begin north of the roundabout on Marine Science Drive, in South...


Climate Change Pub Talk

April 19, 2017, Coos Bay

Alan Shanks.
Alan Shanks.

As part of the “COOS—Celebration of Oregon Science” schedule in conjunction with the national March for Science, a talk by Alan Shanks on “The Grand (?) Experiment:  Global Climate Change” will take place at the Seven Devils Brewery (247 S. 2nd St.) in Coos Bay at 7 p.m. on...


Warming Commission Looks at Carbon

February 27, 2017, Salem

Carbon storage units, aka trees.
Carbon storage units, aka trees.

A task force of the Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Monday, February 27, in Salem. The public meeting will be held from 1-4 p.m. in the Tillamook Room at the Oregon Department of Forestry, 2600 State St.

A listen-only call-in line will be available...


California Climate Change Symposium

January 25, 2017 - January 26, 2017, Sacramento

People on the beach at Santa Monica.
People on the beach at Santa Monica.

California Climate Change Symposium 2017 will present cutting-edge research addressing the impacts of climate change on the state and implications for preparedness and adaptation along the coast as well as inland. The focus is on research that informs the...