Climate Events

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...

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...

Past Events

Dec
12

Panel on Forests and Climate Change

December 12, 2018, Newport

Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state.\Photo courtesy of OLCV.
Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state. | Photo courtesy of OLCV.

A panel discussion on how Oregon can confront climate changge by modernizing our forest management laws to better protect public lands and store more carbon in our forests will take place at the Newport...

Dec
11

Clean Energy Talk

December 11, 2018, Portland

Vestas wind turbine.
Vestas wind turbine. | Photo courtesy of Laura Richardson.

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation's December Chapter Meeting will focus on clean energy. The meeting with take place on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cosube Surf Shop in Portland (111 NE MLK Jr Blvd).

How...

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....

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...