Climate change can be a daunting and overwhelming issue for Oregonians and the general public to wrestle with. The doom and gloom impacts of climate change from rising sea levels, ocean acidification, more intense storm activity to warming ocean and global temperatures can leave one dizzied and confused for what we can do to adapt to along our changing coastline. On Wednesday, April 8th at 6pm in the Siuslaw Public Library’s Bromley Room in Florence, Surfrider’s Oregon Policy Manager Charlie Plybon will give be giving a community presentation touching on some of the drivers and impacts of climate change on the Oregon coast as well as highlighting some key examples of how some coastal communities in Oregon are planning for climate adaptations.
These case studies present exciting opportunities for individuals and communities to think about climate change in a new light, less about arguing the science and more about modeling into the future, – providing policy scenarios and tradeoffs for long-term planning and decision-making. “We need to think beyond today, tomorrow and the next ten years for that matter,” says Plybon on planning for coastal climate change. “The issue doesn’t have to be obtuse and overwhelming, we have the tools and science to model future scenarios, look at our choices and make decisions now, rather than mire in what often feels like a quagmire of impacts.” Climate change is happening, the impacts are clear and the drivers might often be politically argued, but what we’re going to do about it is up to us.
We hope to see you there.
Wednesday, April 8th – 6pm
Siuslaw Public Library’s Bromley Room in Florence,