Climate change’s impact on Oregon and what to do about it are topics of Jan. 12 talk with Bill Bradbury

When it comes to the impacts of climate change, you would be hard-pressed to name any place that won’t feel some effect. Oregon is no exception.

In fact, our state is already feeling the heat of global warming as it breathes down our neck. Exhibit A: The impact that global-warming-induced ocean acidification is having on Oregon and the Pacific Coast’s shellfish industry.

Oysters are yummy but under threat because of acidifying ocean waters that impact their survival and shell formation. Yoichira Nishimura | Freeimages.com

Oysters are yummy but under threat because of acidifying ocean waters that impact their survival and shell formation. Yoichira Nishimura | Freeimages.com

So what are we doing about it?

Former Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury will address this question and more in a Jan. 12 talk about climate change in Portland.

Bradbury will discuss the impacts Oregon is already seeing, plus the state’s current plan to reduce its carbon footprint and initiatives aimed at addressing the Northwest’s energy needs.

His talk will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in TaborSpace, 5441 S.E. Belmont St., and is free. However, preregistration is encouraged as space may fill up.

The event is co-sponsored by 350PDX and Renew Oregon, which focus on “building a diverse grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis” and supporting Oregon’s transition to a clean energy economy, respectively.

For registration and more information, go to the event’s page on Eventbrite. You also can email the organizer any questions at climaterenewal@yahoo.com.

Susannah L. Bodman
Twitter: @Sciwhat
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