Showing posts from April, 2017

Vulnerable Populations: Climate Change Impacts on Children and Young People

On Wednesday, May 17th, 7pm, Let's Talk Climate hosts the final forum for spring 2017, titled "Vulnerable Populations: Climate Change Impacts on Children and Young People" at TaborSpace Commons, 5441 SE Belmont, Portland.
Some think of climate change as a topic for grownups, yet the long term impacts will take their greatest toll on today’s young people. Many teens in the Portland area are already involved in addressing climate issues, and many adult allies are speaking up about the impacts of climate change on future generations, especially those growing up right now under the specter of a warming planet.  Children in all communities may bear the greatest physical, emotional, and social vulnerabilities in an economically and politically uncertain climate future.
The forum will feature: Oregon House Rep.Alissa Keny-Guyer, moderator  Dr. Nicki Nabavizadeh, Pediatric Resident, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, OHSU and Oregon PSR Gordon Levitt, Climate Law Fellow, Our Childr…

Portland's Urban Heat Islands: Unequal Impacts -- What Next?

This handout has been prepared for our Let's Talk Climate conversation on April 18, 2017.
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Advocate: Urge your state Representative and Senator to vote for climate abatement and mitigation and to put a cap on carbon. Attend constituent meetings, call, e-mail, or write them. Learn who represents you and about pending legislation at the OLIS website.Join the People’s Climate March in Portland on April 29thCheck out Renew Oregon and 350PDX for current opportunities to advoc…