Climate Events

Dec
9

King Tides Presentation

December 9, 2020

Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach during a king tide.\Photo by Briana Goodwin, with flight support by Lighthawk.

The King Tides Project will be featured in the Dec. 9 online talk that is part of the World of Haystack Rock lecture series sponsored by the Friends of Haystack Rock.  Speaking will...

Jan
27

Discussion on Climate Resilience and Covid

January 27, 2021

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 change on the...

Mar
30

Panel on Climate-Resilient Future

March 30, 2021

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 change...

Apr
6

Northwest Climate Conference

April 6, 2021

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 6, through Thursday, April 9.  It has also been moved online.

The conference brings together more...

Past Events

Feb
11

Climate Emergency Rally

February 11, 2020, Salem

Citizens demanding action on climate and greenhouse gas abatement, after the last legislature whiffed on this crucial issue, will hold an Oregon Climate Emergency rally on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at noon on Salem’s Court St. across from the Oregon State Capitol Building in Salem.  This will be the...

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...