Climate Events

Mar
5

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...

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
6

Talk on Climate Action

December 6, 2018, Newport

The MidCoast Watersheds Council, Hatfield Marine Science Center, 350 Oregon Central Coast, and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby Newport Group are joining together to present An Evening with Mary DeMocker -- Why We Can Still Build a Thriving Future—and 3 Easy Ways You Can Help on Thursday, Dec. 6,...

Nov
30

Seminar on Microbes, Land Use and Climate

November 30, 2018, Charleston

Electron microscope image of endomycorrhizal fungi with spores attached to the hyphal strands. | Photo courtesy of The Organic Gardener's Pantry

Biologist Krista McGuire, head of the McGuire Microbial Ecology Lab at the University of Oregon, will be give a talk titled, "Responses of...

Nov
10

Lecture on Climate and Salmon

November 10, 2018, Yachats

Salmon spawning.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.
Salmon spawning.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Rebecca Flitcroft, a fish biologist with the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station, will speak on how climate change may affect salmon on Saturday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m. in the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three...

Nov
8

Aquarium Science Tour and Climate Lecture

November 8, 2018, Newport

Courtesy of Oregon Coast Community College

The Oregon Coast Community College invites the public to learn about their Aquarium Science Program on Nov. 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oregon Coast Community College (400 SE College Way, Newport). Guests are invited to tour the facility, and hear a...

Oct
26

Talk on Coral and Climate Change

October 26, 2018, Charleston

Great Barrier Reef. | Photo by Chanel Hason

Dr. Mikhail Matz, from the University of Texas at Austin, will be giving a talk titled, "Epigenetics, schmepigenetics: What DNA methylation actually does when conditions change" on Friday, Oct 26, at 4 p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse...

Oct
16

Global Warming Commission Meeting

October 16, 2018, Portland

A king tide swamps Horsfall Beach in Coos County, a preview of sea level rise to come.\Photo by Susan Ferguson.
A king tide swamps Horsfall Beach in Coos County, a preview of sea level rise to come.\Photo by Susan Ferguson.

Oregon’s Global Warming Commission will meet on Oct. 16, just after noon at the Two World Trade Center building (121 S.W. Salmon St.) in Portland.  Registration begins at 12:15,...

Oct
16

Webinar on Climate Surveys

October 16, 2018

Surveying the public.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Surveying the public.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, based at the University of Washington, offers a set of webinars on applying climate science each year: https://nwcasc.uw.edu/resources/actionable-science-webinars/

These are not designed for...

Oct
12

Seminar on Global Ocean Change

October 12, 2018, Charleston

Seaweeds on the Oregon Coast.
Seaweeds off the Oregon Coast. | Photo by Hannah Brandsma

Dr. Kristy Kroeker, an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz, will be speak in Charleston on "Sea Change: Incorporating species interactions into forecasts of emergent...

Oct
10

GoGreen Sustainability Conference

October 10, 2018, Portland

Photo courtesy of Social Enterprises, Inc.

The 11th annual GoGreen Conference in Portland takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Gerding Theater (Portland Center Stage, 128 NW 11th Ave, Portland) for a full day of networking, peer-to-peer-learning and empowering dialogue on how to build a...

Oct
9

Northwest Climate Conference

October 9, 2018 - October 11, 2018, Boise

Wave heights are growing in the Pacific Northwest.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.
Wave heights are growing in the Pacific Northwest.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

The 9th annual Northwest Climate Conference has been scheduled for Oct. 9-11 at the Riverside Hotel (2900 W. Chinden Blvd.) in Boise, Idaho. Find full details on the conference's site, ...