Projections for Climate-Change Impact in Oregon

Latest Projections for Climate-Change Impact in Oregon and the Northwest

Wednesday, June 5, 12-1:15 pm

As unusual or unprecedented climate events unfold around us – record low Arctic sea ice extent, back-to-back droughts in the central U.S., Superstorm Sandy – we ask what these events portend for Oregon. To help us understand the current and future impact of climate change on Oregon’s natural resources and agriculture, Philip Mote, Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University and a national climate change expert, will review key findings in the Northwest chapter of the draft Climate Assessment Report issued earlier this year by the National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC), available here:

Speaker:              Dr. Philip W. Mote is a co-lead author of the Northwest chapter of NCADAC’s draft Climate Assessment Report. He is a professor in the College of Earth, Oceanic, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University; Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) for the Oregon University System; and Director of Oregon Climate Services, the official state climate office. He is the co-leader of both the NOAA-funded Climate Impacts Research Consortium for the Northwest and the Northwest Climate Science Center for the U.S. Department of the Interior. Since 2005, Dr. Mote has been involved in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Dr. Mote earned a B.A. in physics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington.

Details:                Date/Time          Wednesday, June 5, noon to 1:15 pm

Location               Wells Fargo Building, 21st Floor

1300 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR

Call-in                    Teleconferencing available

Cost                       Free to Sustainable Future Section members, $10 for non-Section members (cash or check to OSB at the door)

Lunch                    Brown bag (bring your own)

CLE                         1 general CLE credit pending