OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

MEETING TO EXPLORE CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS IN OREGON

06/10/2004

CORVALLIS - A group of leading experts will meet at Oregon State University on June 15 for a one-day professional conference that will explore the future impact of climate changes on the Pacific Northwest.

The event is not open to the general public, but is expected to attract prominent experts in climate change, terrestrial and marine ecosystems, water resources and other topics. It is being coordinated by the Institute for Natural Resources at OSU, and its findings will assist a state Advisory Group on Global Warming that is advising Gov. Ted Kulongoski on climate mitigation strategies for Oregon.

At the symposium, experts will share their knowledge about the present status of global climate change research, state and regional efforts for greenhouse gas reduction, scenarios for climate change, possible impacts in the Pacific Northwest, and areas of consensus and uncertainty.