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Climate Change: Its effects on the Oregon Coast


Allen Soloman, forest ecologist

TALK SCHEDULED ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE COAST

Global ecologist Allen Solomon will describe the current state of climate science and discuss how climate change may affect the Oregon coast in a free public lecture planned for Lincoln City April 15th, 2:30pm at the Driftwood Public Library at City Hall.

Soloman is a life-long forest ecologist who specialized in climate change for much of his career with the U.S. Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and in other agency and university posts, Solomon recently retired to Charleston and joined the Oregon Shores board. He is an adviser to that organization’s Coastal Climate Change Adaptation Project, an experiment in citizen-based planning now taking place in Lincoln County.

Solomon will review what scientists believe they know about global warming, and discuss the effects of climate change that are likely to occur in the coastal region, ranging from sea level rise and increased storm surges to droughts and flooding. There will be plenty of time for questions. The event will also include a brief description of Oregon Shores’ project

For more information on this event or on the climate adaptation project, contact Paris Edwards, Oregon Shores’ volunteer coordinator, at (541) 414-9371, paris@oregonshores.org.

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