Events & News - Jan 4

CSGA Events

Movie Night

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Friday, January 12, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Events of Interest to CSGA

28th Safety Study Rally / We Are Cove Point

Jan 4, 1 PM - Governor's Mansion, Annapolis

Call to Double Renewable Energy in Maryland / Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Jan 4, 7 PM - Teleconference

Meeting / Montgomery County Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions

Jan 4, 7:30 PM - Kol Shalom, Rockville

Meeting / Charles County Board of Appeals

Jan 9, 7 PM - Charles County Government Building, La Plata

Rally for #ClimateAction / Maryland Climate Coalition

Jan 10, 10:30 AM - Lawyers Mall, Annapolis

Hearing on the Repeal of the Clean Power Plan / Maryland General Assembly and Attorney General

Jan 11, 1 PM - Legislative Services Building, Annapolis

Mobilization Training / The Climate Mobilization Montgomery County

Jan 13, 10 AM - River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bethesda

Monthly Chapter Meeting / Citizens Climate Lobby Annapolis

Jan 13, 12:45 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Trash isn’t the only threat to the Potomac - The Washington Post

Green energy has a brighter future - Baltimore Sun

Maryland's energy future should not involve subsidizing polluters.

2017 was the hottest year on record without an El Niño, thanks to global warming | The Guardian

Solar's Bright Future Is Further Away Than It Seems - Bloomberg

Yes, panels are cheaper, but much more R&D is needed for a true green energy breakthrough.

How to Help My Daughter Face Climate Change With an Open Heart by Chris Moore-Backman — YES! Magazine

In his new book Being the Change, climate scientist Peter Kalmus shows why, on the cusp of climate catastrophe, we are neither choiceless nor powerless.

How Climate Change Deniers Rise to the Top in Google Searches - The New York Times

Groups that reject established climate science can use the search engine’s advertising business to their advantage, gaming the system to find a mass platform for false or misleading claims.

Science Teachers Respond to Climate Materials Sent by Heartland Institute | InsideClimate News

For years, fossil fuel groups have tried to influence teachers in the classroom. The latest effort is a climate change teaching guide from the Heartland Institute.

People Can Handle the Truth About the Environment - Bloomberg

Scientists don't need to sugar-coat it.

Murkowski introduces bill to study ocean acidification | Juneau Empire

Global warming is causing ocean water to become less like baking soda and more like milk, chemically speaking.

It’s Not Too Late: A Climate Change New Year’s Resolution | InsideClimate News

Five big gaps in national climate plans - and how to close them | Climate Home News

The Paris climate deal is based on pledges from 165 countries, but there are major omissions that need addressing before the next round in 2020.

The article that changed my view … of how civil disobedience helps the planet | The Guardian

Suganshi Ropia says a piece she read after the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement helped her realise we shouldn’t wait to make our voices heard.

If you want to propound the science, try a little empathy | Cosmos

Taking the heat of debate is often more about feelings than facts, writes science communicator Craig Cormick.

How Corporations 'Bypassed the Politics' to Lead on Clean Energy in 2017 | Greentech Media

From mega wind purchases to rooftop solar arrays to electric truck orders, companies of all sizes are stepping up to act on climate.

Fossil fuel divestment an empty gesture - Baltimore Sun

A university that divests from fossil fuels is only hurting its students.

How Big Oil Lost Control of Its Climate Misinformation Machine | InsideClimate News

Climate Change Places a Major Economic Burden on Future Generations | Futurism

One new study shows that warming temperatures may impact the earning potential of children today by the time they reach adulthood.

Science suggests path to hope for human intervention to minimize climate change : TreeHugger

More importantly, it reminds scientists not to lose sight of the importance of human behavior in the search for answers about the physical processes of climate change.

Microsoft "AI For Earth" Project Will Democratize Access To Climate Change Data | CleanTechnica

Microsoft will invest $50 million over the next 5 years to make AI tools available to more people so they can access climate data themselves and decide how to adjust their personal lives and businesses to limit the impact of climate change.

The Republican Tax Bill Won't Address Climate Change - The Atlantic

Despite much cajoling and prodding from fellow conservatives, the party didn’t adopt a climate policy in the new tax bill.

Louisiana, Sinking Fast, Prepares to Empty Out Its Coastal Plain - Bloomberg

Rising humidity can worsen impact of higher temperatures: study | Reuters

Shanghai Experiments With "Sponge City" Technology | CleanTechnica

China has designated 30 urban areas to become "sponge cities"; — urban laboratories designed to test new ways to manage flooding from rain and rising sea levels.

Earth becoming a desert without climate deal, scientists warn | Washington Examiner

The findings show that more than 25 percent of the world's population will live in a perpetual state of drought and growing desertification.

As an EPA intern, I was barred from mentioning climate change - The Washington Post

I helped manage the social media accounts — and saw firsthand why the staff is demoralized.

Keep global warming under 1.5C or 'quarter of planet could become arid' | The Guardian

A global temperature rise to 2C above pre-industrial levels could see many regions facing an increased threat of drought and wildfires, study suggests.

Fighting Climate Change, One Laundry Load at a Time - The New York Times

Experts in the study of fungi are playing a bigger role in improving laundry detergents and, by extension, leading efforts to cut energy use.

As Winter Snows Disappear, Sled-Dog Racers Are Trading Skis for Wheels | The New Yorker

Meera Subramanian visits the Dirty Dog Dryland Derby, in northern Wisconsin, to see how the sport of dogsledding is adapting to climate change—and how the mushers feel about it.

Leading U.S. oil producer issues first sustainability and climate analysis - Axios

It shows that the big oil companies aren’t the only ones paying attention to climate change.

Why coal-rich Wyoming is investing big in wind power -

Wind power is gaining ground in many conservative states across the American Plains, as residents begin to view investment in wind power as an economic opportunity rather than an ideological statement.