EUGENE, Ore. — Scientists from around Oregon and other Western states will be in Eugene this weekend to discuss climate change. The keynote topic will center on a study looking at how it will affect the state.
Three University of Oregon professors will give us a glimpse into what the future holds for Oregon as carbon dioxide continues to steadily rise in the atmosphere.
According to the study, the state is projected to warm up by 7 to 9 degrees in the next 85 years, but we won’t experience extreme heat and extensive loss of land due to rising sea levels.
Oregon is also projected to be wetter by 2 to 9 inches. Seasonal droughts may still be in the future, but researchers say we’re expected to face them in late winter and summer.
Even with all these potential changes, researchers say Oregon will fare relatively well during ongoing climate change when compared with surrounding states.
If you would like to learn more about the study, you can attend the panel Saturday at the University of Oregon. Click here for more information.