Climate Events

Apr
13

Talk on Adaptive Capacity Research

April 13, 2021

Cape Perpetua, aerial view from the north.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Cape Perpetua Young Scientist series of online talks continues with “Understanding Adaptive Capacity: An Analysis of Community Perceptions and Policy Responses to Ocean Acidification and other marine stressors on the West...

Apr
14

Ocean Climate Lobby Day

April 14, 2021

Otter Rock Marine Reserve from the air.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The climate crisis is an ocean crisis, and the oceans, coasts, rivers and Great Lakes have an important place in climate solutions. Ocean advocates and anyone concerned about climate change is invited to join the Ocean Climate...

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...

Apr
16

Global Warming Commission Meets

April 16, 2021

King tide (a preview of sea level rise) swamps Siletz Bay.\Photo by Bob Loewen.

In the pandemic era, the Oregon Global Warming Commission continues to meet virtually.  The next public meeting will be held online from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, April 16.

At this meeting, the Commission will hear...

Apr
22

Earth Day Online

April 22, 2021

Yaquina Lighthouse during a storm.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

Two central coast climate groups, 350 Oregon Central Coast and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby—Newport Group, will celebrate the 51st Earth Day online on Saturday, April 22, 7-9 p.m.

The event will include presentations from musicians,...

Past Events

Feb
6

Talk on Wetland Carbon Storage

February 6, 2020, Newport

Intertidal marsh.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.

Craig Cornu will speak on “Pacific Northwest Tidal Wetlands and Their Part to Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change” on Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m., at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center (333 S.E. Bay Blvd.) in Newport.  The...

Jan
30

Global Warming Commission Meets

January 30, 2020, Portland

Recent king tide at Fishing Rock.\Photo courtesy of OrKingTides.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet in Portland on Thursday, Jan. 30. Registration will begin at 12:45 p.m., and the public meeting will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. in the Plaza Conference Room, World Trade Center (121...

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...