Climate Events

Mar
8

Hearing on Climate Bill

March 8, 2021

Oregon State Capitol Building.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Conservation Network.

HB 2488, which seeks to address climate change and environmental justice, has an online hearing on Monday, March 8, during a 1 p.m. meeting of the House Committee on Energy and Environment.  The portion of the...

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

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...