Climate Events

Feb
22

Talk on Youth Climate Courts

February 22, 2020, Waldport

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 p.m., at the Waldport Community...

Mar
5

Tidal Forest Carbon Storage Lecture

March 5, 2020, Newport

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 is of global significance.”  ...

Mar
21

Climate Change Discussion

March 21, 2020, Yachats

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 Visitor Center as part of the Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series.  The...

Past Events

Feb
18

Waldport Climate Group Meeting

February 18, 2020, Waldport

The February meeting of the Waldport Climate Crisis Planning group takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m., at the Seashore Family Literacy Center (125 N.W. Spruce St.) in Waldport.

The meeting will feature a discussion of the 2018 Lincoln County resolution to...

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...