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TitleHuman Dimensions of Climate Change in Coastal Oregon
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsHoelting, Kristin, and Nina Burkardt
Series TitleOCS Study BOEM
Pagination216 p.
InstitutionU. S. Dept. of the Interior. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,
CityWashington, D. C.
Call NumberOSU Libraries: Digital Open Access
Keywordsclimate, coastal hazards, commercial fisheries, Coos Bay, demographics, ecosystem modeling, general, general ecosystem health, human impacts, ocean acidification, precipitation, sea levels, water temperature, Yaquina Bay
NotesAn attractive climate relative to the rest of the State and nation draws more people to the Oregon Coast. Longer, drier summers bring more tourists, more forest fires and less available freshwater. Heavier winter rains bring more flooding and erosion events. Higher water temperatures cause the ranges of animals (terrestrial and aquatic) to change, increase toxic algae blooms, kill salmon and stress Dungeness crabs. Increasing ocean acidity stresses shellfish. More intense winter storms and higher sea levels threaten infrastructure. These are some of the consequences of climate change outlined in this excellent report. One of the more valuable aspects of this comprehensive look at climate change in our area is extensive quotations from local residents. Good information on the Coos Bay and Newport areas. This report is highly recommended.