Climate Events

Oct
28

Water Year Recap and Outlook

October 28, 2020

Lower Alsea River.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

For those who pay attention to water supplies and hydrology, the new year just started—the Water Year, that is.  Anyone interested is invited to the Oregon-Washington Water Year 2020 Recap & 2021 Outlook...

Oct
31

Climate Plan Comment Deadline

October 31, 2020

King tide at Siletz National Wildlife Refuge.\Photo by A. Stickel.

The state of Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has released a review draft of the new Oregon Climate Change Adaptation Framework. Public comments will be accepted until October 31.

The Framework...

Apr
6

Northwest Climate Conference

April 6, 2021

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 6, through Thursday, April 9.  It has also been moved online.

The conference brings together more...

Past Events

May
10

National Climate Change Adaptation Forum

May 10, 2017 - May 11, 2017, St. Paul

King Tide threatens Highway 101 at Waldport. Photo by Roy Lowe.
King Tide threatens Highway 101 at Waldport. Photo by Roy Lowe.

The National Adaptation Forum is a biennial national conference focusing on adaptation to climate change impacts. The 2017 conference will be held May 9-11 in St. Paul, MN.
 
The National Adaptation Forum provides opportunities...

Apr
29

People’s Climate March

April 29, 2017, Washington, D.C.

On April 29, the 100th day of the Trump administration, all those concerned about climate change, and ready to protest the current administration’s policy of denial, are invited to join a People’s Climate March.  The event also offers an opportunity to protest the Trump administration's...

Apr
22

Climate Change Keynote

April 22, 2017, Coos Bay

Al Solomon.
Al Solomon.

As part of Coos Bay’s celebration of the March for Science, Dr. Allen Solomon will deliver a keynote lecture, “Climate Change and Its Potential Impacts on Coastal Oregon.”  The talk takes place at 3 p.m. in Coos Bay’s Egyptian Theatre (229 S. Broadway).  It is free and open to...

Apr
22

Coos March for Science

April 22, 2017, Coos Bay

Coos Bay waterfront. Photo by Robert More.
Coos Bay waterfront. Photo by Robert More.

The national March for Science taking place on Earth Day, Saturday, March 22, has a partner in Coos Bay, called COOS—Celebration of Oregon Science.  A Coos County version of the march will be held from noon to 2 p.m. that day.  Assemble on the...

Apr
22

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...

Apr
22

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...

Apr
19

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...

Feb
27

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...