Events & News - Dec 7

CSGA Events

Thursday, December 7, 7-9 PM

General Meeting

to discuss a Strategic Plan for the CSGA

at Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Thursday, December 14, 7-9 PM

General Meeting

at Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Events of Interest to CSGA

KidWind Challenge 2018 / Center for Wind Energy at James Madison University

Dec 9, 10 AM - American Wind Energy Association, Washington

Monthly Chapter Meeting / Citizens Climate Lobby - Annapolis

Dec 9, 12:30 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis

Accokeek Compressor Station Special Exception Hearing / Charles County Board of Appeals

Dec 12, 7 PM - Charles County Government Building, La Plata

Fight Fossil Fuel Shipments Through Baltimore and Chesapeake Bay / Baltimore Speak Out Now

Dec 13, 7 PM - Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture, Baltimore

The State of the Grid / Marylanders for Energy Democracy & Affordability

Dec 15, 1:30 PM - University of Baltimore, Baltimore

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Score One for Corn: In Battle Over Biofuel, a Rare Setback for Big Oil - The New York Times

The Environmental Protection Agency announced it would not change the rule mandating a rising percentage of ethanol to be blended with gasoline.

How Much CO2 Will the World Need to Remove from the Air? - Scientific American

Scientists increasingly agree that the world may need negative emissions to prevent catastrophic warming.

Study: no acceleration in global warming, climate sensitivity to CO2 too high | Watts Up With That?

New research yields old result: Climate warming slow, steady; Observed value is half that of CMIP5 climate models.

Climate skeptics under fire for new paper | Daily Mail Online

Scientists have slammed a new paper by researchers at the University of Alabama in Huntsville that claims there has been no acceleration in warming over the last two decades.

Inaction on climate change risks leaving future generations $530 trillion in debt | The Conversation

Rutgers professor: Advice from an AIDS fighter about climate-change denialism | NJ.com

Like what happened with HIV/AIDS, climate change and its toll on human health will continue to worsen, whether we believe in it or not, and regardless of the prevailing politics.

Top US firms including Walmart and Ford oppose Trump on climate change | The Guardian

US companies president claims to champion choosing to disregard Trump’s sceptical climate stance and press ahead without him.

On Tybee Island, a glimpse of why flood insurance is a vexing US challenge - CSMonitor.com

Congress faces a Dec. 8 deadline to mend a federal flood insurance program that runs chronic imbalances in an era of rising flood risks and densely populated coastal areas.

New York Governor Approves Energy Storage Target, Months After the Bill Passed | Greentech Media

The target could help streamline regulatory barriers that have held back storage growth in the state.

Trump’s EPA will no longer require mining companies to prove they can clean up after themselves — RT US News

Mining companies no longer need to prove they can clean up after themselves, after the EPA decided to end a proposal requiring them to do so.

Potential new tech innovations can combat climate change – The Johns Hopkins News-Letter

Want to Save the Planet? Scientists Lay Out 20 Natural Solutions to Curb Climate Change | Newsweek

Conservation, restoration and better land management will help a lot more than scientists previously understood.

The East Coast's pipeline wars: A cheat sheet -- www.eenews.net

Trump can redeem himself on climate change. Here’s how. - The Washington Post

Congress has now affirmed its belief in climate change, and the president has an opportunity.

As Greenland Melts, Where’s the Water Going? - The New York Times

Each year, Greenland loses 270 billion tons of ice as the planet warms. New research shows that some of the water may be trapped in the ice sheet, which could change how scientists think about global sea levels.

U.S. Disbands Group That Prepared Cities for Climate Shocks - Bloomberg

The Trump administration has terminated a cross-agency group created to help local officials protect their residents against extreme weather and natural disasters.

Trump appeals court decision against oil drilling rule delay | TheHill

The Trump administration is appealing an October federal court decision that found it was “unlawful” to delay an Obama administration rule limiting methane pollution from oil and natural gas drilling on federal land.

Oil industry group launches methane reduction program | TheHill

The American Petroleum Institute (API), a leading oil industry association, launched a voluntary program Tuesday for member companies to reduce emissions of methane and other pollutants from the natural gas sector.

Electric charge: Glencore bets big on car battery metals | Reuters

Forest gumption: How scientists are tapping everything from drones to pruning shears to stem global warming - CSMonitor.com

One method of stemming greenhouse gases – by pruning excessive undergrowth that prevents forests from flourishing – is one of a slew of quixotic ideas being worked on by scientists and researchers around the world to help solve what could be the dominant issue of the next 100 years.

Leaked PowerPoint Reveals The Gas Industry’s Playbook For Waging Pipeline Fights | HuffPost

Your Energy, an industry front group, claims to have recruited 10,000 people to its cause of battling pipeline protesters.

The Environmental Case Against Bitcoin | New Republic