Events & News December 6

CSGA Events

CSGA Business Meeting with

Phil Ateto

Thursday, December 13, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House






Events of Interest to CSGA


Mitigation Working Group Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Dec 6, 10 AM - Conference Call


Fridays For Future Climate Strike with Greta / Greta Thunberg Dec 7, 8 AM - US Department of Energy, Washington


Annapolis Chapter Meeting / Citizens' Climate Lobby

Dec 8, 12:30 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis


What Lies Upstream / Howard County Sierra Club

Dec 10, 7 PM - Elkridge Branch Library, Elkridge


Eating Animals / Interfaith Power & Light

Dec 12, 6:30 PM - Cleveland Park Library, Washington


A Night of Envisioning Water Justice For All Marylanders / Food & Water Watch

Dec 12, 6:30 PM - 3000 Hillen Rd, Baltimore


Katharine Hayhoe at Grace Capital City / Grace Capital City

Dec 16, 4 PM - Grace Capital City, Washington


News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA


Naval Academy plans to raise seawall as Annapolis sea level rise looms - Capital Gazette

The Naval Academy will raise one of its seawalls to combat water that could rise as much as 3 feet in three decades, an issue the institution shares with neighboring downtown Annapolis.


Merkley bill would move U.S. to zero-emission cars by 2040 - KTVZ

Senators Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D R.I., senior members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unveiled ambitious new legislation Wednesday.


Climate Science Blockbuster: Can Maryland Pass the Big Test? – Maryland Matters

Ever had this nightmare? You’re in school when suddenly you remember you have a huge exam the next day.


Climate change already a health emergency, say experts | The Guardian

Deadly heatwaves and spread of diseases affect people’s health today – report


Powering down coal: Navigating the economic and financial risks in the last years of coal power - Carbon Tracker Initiative

This interactive portal and accompanying report track the economic and financial risks of coal power.


Special Report - Wall Street cleans up on 'clean' coal subsidies | Reuters

Earlier this year, the chief financial officer of global insurance giant Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. explained to analysts how the company had turned a little-known U.S. energy subsidy into a profit machine, worth hundreds of millions of dollars to its bottom line.


Seven Marcellus natural gas myths, or, you're playing with fire, America | BOE Report

Sometimes a phenomenon comes along that captures the public's attention in near totality, and we find ourselves losing our minds.


Penn State researchers examine ground, stream water for shale drilling impact - WaterWorld

Chemical clues in waters near Marcellus Shale gas wells in rural Pennsylvania can identify new drilling-related sources of methane contamination, according to scientists.


Opposition Growing Against Natural Gas Pipeline To Supply Beaver Co. Cracker Plant « CBS Pittsburgh

Opposition is growing for a pipeline to supply the cracker plant in Beaver County.


Construction begins on South Jersey pipeline tied up in court | pressofatlanticcity.com

As Adam Neuman’s wife left her home for work Monday morning, she texted him a photo: a truck filled with sections of 30-inch pipes driving down the street.


Xcel Is First Big U.S. Utility to Swear Off Greenhouse Gas - Bloomberg

Xcel Energy Inc. became the first major U.S. utility owner to pledge to fully phase out carbon-dioxide emissions that cause global warming.


The Depravity of Climate-Change Denial - The New York Times

Risking civilization for profit, ideology and ego.

Rebuffing Prime Minister's Order to Stay in Class, Australian Students Forge Ahead With #ClimateStrike Walkouts | Common Dreams

"We're at the stage where we can't vote and by the time we're in power, it's going to be too late to start making change."


Five myths about climate change - The Washington Post

What’s happening isn’t natural — and almost all scientists agree.


Trump admin. approves seismic tests for Atlantic offshore oil drilling | Ars Technica

The approval moves forward a policy that many affected states don't want.


Why Is the Left Ignoring the Bipartisan Carbon Tax Bill? | RealClearPolitics

Last Tuesday, a small bipartisan group of three Democratic and three Republican members of the U.S. House introduced legislation, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.


UMD can’t keep using a natural gas power plant - Arc Publishing

We need drastic environmental policy. UMD should be investing in zero emission energy.


Macron Blinks as Yellow-Vests Protest Forces Fuel-Tax Climbdown - Bloomberg

Emmanuel Macron blinked.


Climate change gets a local perspective at 2018 Art Basel | Miami Herald

Miami Beach’s Art Basel is the year’s premiere art event, and artists aren’t afraid of tackling tough social problems like climate change. But this year’s best climate-themed work comes from the locals.


Greenland's Ice Melt Is in 'Overdrive,' With No Sign of Slowing | InsideClimate News

Melting on Greenland’s ice sheet has gone into “overdrive,” with meltwater runoff increasing 50 percent since the start of the industrial era and continuing to accelerate, new research shows. As more water runs off the ice sheet, it drives sea level rise, putting new pressure on coastal communities around the world.