Climate Events

Feb
22

Talk on Youth Climate Courts

February 22, 2020, Waldport

Youth climate rally.\Photo courtesy of Save Our Shores.

The Central Coast Canterbury Forum will kick off its Winter-Spring Series with a talk on “Youth Climate Courts, Human Rights and the Courage to Be.”  The speaker will be Dr. Tom Kerns. The event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 22, 1:30...

Mar
5

Tidal Forest Carbon Storage Lecture

March 5, 2020, Newport

Sitka Spruce-dominated tidal wetland.|Photo courtesy of USFWS.

On Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., the MidCoast Watersheds Council continues its “From Ridgetop to Reef” speaker series with a lecture by Dr. J. Boone Kaufman on “Why conservation and restoration of Pacific Northwest tidal wetlands...

Mar
21

Climate Change Discussion

March 21, 2020, Yachats

Coquille Valley flooded during a king tide, a preview of sea level rise.\Photo by Alex Derr, supported by Lighthawk.

Andreas Schmittner, a professor of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, will speak on “Climate Change:  Hoax or Apocalypse?” at the Cape Perpetua...

Past Events

Aug
22

Coastal Economic Summit

August 22, 2018 - August 23, 2018, Lincoln

 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Newport Seafood & Wine Festival from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.

For the seventh year, the Oregon Coastal Caucus (state legislators from coastal districts) is hosting an “economic summit” devoted to coastal issues.  Co-sponsor this year is the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz.  The event...

Aug
15

Ocean Temperature Risk Lecture

August 15, 2018, Charleston

Sea stars at Cannon Beach. | Photo by Peterson Photography

Join Hilary Hayford, from the University of Washington, as she presents a lecture entitled: Small movements with large performance benefits: Navigating temperature risk at a snail's pace. 

Hayford is interested in organisms that live...

Aug
14

Webinar on Regional Climate Assessments

August 14, 2018 - August 15, 2018

Photo by Alex Derr

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invites you to join a two-day workshop in Washington, DC or via webcast on August 14-15, 2018. The workshop will explore the process, findings, and implementation strategies identified in California's Fourth...

Jul
28

Update on People's Tribunal

July 28, 2018, Yachats

Fracking wastewater.
Fracking wastewater.

The public is offered an opportunity to hear how and why the Tribunal was conducted and what its outcomes have been thus far. Yachats Academy of Arts and Science is sponsoring.

Dr. Tom Kerns is making a presentation in Yachats this Saturday, July 28. 6:30 p.m. at...

Jun
25

Global Warming Commission Meeting

June 25, 2018, Portland

Beachgoers fleeing a rising tide at Gleneden Beach.\Photo by Linda Reid.
Beachgoers fleeing a rising tide at Gleneden Beach.\Photo by Linda Reid.

Climate change is like to have severe effects on the coast, among them sea level rise and more intense storms, so the actions of the state of Oregon to attempt to counter greenhouse warming are always of interest.

The...

Jun
8

Albatross Film Screening

June 8, 2018, Portland

Presented in collaboration with HI Portland Hawthorne HostelSurfrider Foundation Portland ChapterUnited Nations Association of PortlandHawthorne Boulevard Business Association and Spirit of 77, they are screening Albatross the film on World Oceans Day, June 8th, starting at 6pm at...

Jun
5

Webinar on Climate Communication

June 5, 2018

King Tide threatens Hwy 101. | Photo by Roy Lowe
King Tide threatens Hwy 101. | Photo by Roy Lowe

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center's next Actionable Climate Science Skills-building Webinar is coming up this Tuesday, June 5, at 11 a.m.  Register now for "The Role of Communication in Knowledge Co-production" with Heidi Roop...

May
30

Climate Lecture Series

May 30, 2018

Fracking wastewater.
Fracking wastewater.

Writer and legal theorist Anna Grear will deliver a Bedrock Lecture at noon on Wednesday, May 30.  The lecture can be viewed live online or through social media channels; if you would like to see it together with others as an event, there will be a screening in Bexell...

May
24

Tsunami Resilience Lecture

May 24, 2018, Newport

Photo by Portland Photographic Society

Preparing the region for the inevitable "Big One"--a tectonic earthquake and subsequent tsunami--will be the subject of a talk by Meg Reed, Coastal Shores Specialist with the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, on Thursday, May 24,...

May
12

Climate Advocacy Training

May 12, 2018, Newport

A king tide fills Yaquina Bay, providing a preview of sea level rise with climate change.\Photo by Linda Reid.
A king tide fills Yaquina Bay, providing a preview of sea level rise with climate change.\Photo by Linda Reid.

The Newport group of the nationwide Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will be sponsoring a climate advocacy training session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Newport...