Climate Events

Aug
4

Global Warming Commission Meets

August 4, 2021

An upper Yaquina Bay wetland swamps by a high tide.\Photo by Meg Reed.
An upper Yaquina Bay wetland swamps by a high tide.\Photo by Meg Reed.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission meets next on Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 1-5 p.m.  A meeting agenda is not yet available, but one topic of particular interest to the coast is expected to be that of “blue carbon”—the...

Oct
13

Webinar on the Future Ocean

October 13, 2021

Undersea habitat off the Oregon coast.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Undersea habitat off the Oregon coast.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of our series of speakers commemorating our 50th anniversary and looking toward the next 50 years, Oregon Shores hosts a talk by marine ecologist Kristy Kroeker, speaking on “Our Changing Oceans.”  The event takes place...

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...