Climate Activism Meeting

December 3, 2019 - 7:00 PM
Newport Public Library
35 NW Nye St
Newport, OR
Citizens’ Climate Lobby—Newport group, and 350.Oregon Central Coast

King tide lashes the Highway 101 seawall at Waldport.\Photo by Roy Lowe.

The Citizens’ Climate Lobby—Newport group and 350.Oregon Central Coast have been conducting a climate change survey of Lincoln County residents, and a greenhouse gas emission estimate for the county.  They are now holding a meeting about the results, to take place on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7-8:10 p.m., in the Newport Public Library (35 N.W. Nye St.).  The event is free and open to all.

The two groups had circulated a survey with such questions as:

Do you believe human activity is contributing to climate change?
Is climate change a serious threat to current or to future generations?
Do you believe that the Sixth Mass Extinction is happening now (ongoing extinction of species by human activity)?
What actions are you willing to undertake to reduce your greenhouse gases?
Do you support the creation of local climate action plans for the cities and towns of Lincoln County?

The survey also included an incentive in the form of a drawing for individuals who filled out the form. Two drawings will be held at the meeting. The first $25 drawing will be for Newport residents and the second $25 drawing will be for a Lincoln County resident who does not live in either Newport or Lincoln City.

Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) and 350.Oregon Central Coast are developing a climate action plan for Lincoln County. The organizations contacted the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality about the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that are likely generated in Lincoln County. To the credit of the state agency, the DEQ ran an Environmental Protection Agency mobile emissions modeling program specifically for the two organizations. The results were quite about the major sources of greenhouse emissions in the county will be presented at the meeting.

Presenters at the program will include Martin Desmond, CCL volunteer, who will discuss the results of the climate change survey and DEQ emissions study. He will be discussing next potential steps of what Lincoln County citizens can do to address climate change on a local level.

For more information about the event, please contact Martin Desmond.