Climate Events

Jan
27

Discussion on Climate Resilience and Covid

January 27, 2021

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 change on the Pacific Northwest.

The second...

Jan
27

Film on Heceta Bank

January 27, 2021

Black-footed Albatross.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

The little-known Heceta Bank is one of the most productive areas in Oregon’s nearshore ocean, and a hotspot for biological productivity due to its position and the influence of northern coastal currents in summers. Join Oregon State...

Jan
29

Global Warming Commission Meets

January 29, 2021

King tide fills Nestucca Valley.\Photo by John Bauer.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Friday, Jan. 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. online.

During the meeting, the Commission will hear about the Governor’s climate-related priorities for the legislative session and gather preliminary input...

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...

Past Events

Jan
27

Panel on Climate and Plastics

January 27, 2020, Newport

King tide fills Yaquina Bay near Newport.\Photo by Masako Metz.

Speakers addressing upcoming state climate legislation and plastic disposal will address a public event on Monday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m. at the Newport Public Library (35 N.W. Nye St.).  The event, free and open to all, is sponsored...

Jan
14

Talk on Rising Seas

January 14, 2020, Corvallis

Elizabeth Rush

Environmental journalist Elizabeth Rush’s “Rising:  Dispatches from the New American Shore” is both a primer on the growing effects of sea level rise and a very personal meditation on how our rapidly changing coastal environment affects us emotionally.  She will speak at the...

Jan
9

Talk on Rainforests and Climate

January 9, 2020, Newport

Old growth and the Oregon Coast Trail.\Photo by Rena Olson.

A presentation on the role of forests in addressing climate problems will kick off the MidCoast Watersheds Council’s “From Ridgetop to Reef” series of “carbon speakers.”  Dominick DellaSala will speak on “Can Rainforests Save the...

Jan
8

Presentation on the Future Coast

January 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Pat Corcoran.

The Friends of Haystack Rock will kick off the new year with a look at the coast of the future.  As part of the World of Haystack Rock lecture series, Patrick Corcoran of Oregon State University Extension will speak on “Envisioning the Coast of the Future.”  The event, free and...

Dec
11

Meeting on Climate Action Plan

December 11, 2019, Lincoln City

A king tide fills Siletz Bay at Lincoln City, previewing sea level rise.\Photo by Bob Loewen.

Groups concerned about climate change have called a meeting for Wednesday, December 11, to work on developing a climate action plan for Lincoln County.  The meeting takes place 5:30-7 p.m. at the...

Nov
21

Talk on Climate and Coastal Ecosystems

November 21, 2019, Newport

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

Lincoln County Community Rights is sponsoring a talk on “Climate Change:  The Ocean, Forests, and the Green New Deal.”  The speaker is Chuck Willer, director of the Coast Range Association.  The event, free and open to all, takes place on...

Nov
21

Jordan Cove Rally at Capitol

November 21, 2019, Salem

Anti-LNG rally.\Photo by Allen Hallmark.

A rally will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. on the steps of the State Capitol building in Salem, demanding that Oregon reject the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and its associated pipeline.  The rally is being organized by Power Past...