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Events & News January 31

Events of Interest to CSGA

Exploring Titan, Saturn’s Largest Moon / Cafe Scientifique

Jan 31, 6:15 PM - 49 West, Annapolis

Feb 2, 6:30 PM - Annapolis Friends Meeting House / Annapolis

Feb 2, 2 PM - Zion Lutheran Church, Baltimore

Feb 4, 7 PM - Webinar

2019 Green New Deal Launch / Sunrise Movement

Feb 5, 7 PM - United Workers, Baltimore

Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit / Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Feb 6, 4 PM - Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis

Meeting / Annapolis Environmental Commission

Feb 6, 7 PM - 145 Gorman Ave, Annapolis

Annapolis Chapter Meeting / Citizens' Climate Lobby

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

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

A financing study undertaken by University of Maryland researchers portends a watery future if the City of Annapolis cannot — in the next 10 to 20 years — find creative financing to build up and protect the city against a rising sea.

Baltimore County Councilman Wade Kach on Tuesday withdrew his bill that would have suspended the development of commercial solar facilities in rural areas.

Could a 3-D printed steak save the world?

Poor nutrition is a key driver and risk factor for disease. However, there has been a global failure to address this. It is everyone's and no-one's problem. Nutrition had no dedicated Millennium Development Goal and still has no Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). SDG 2, zero hunger, addresses only one of the many manifestations of poor nutrition. Despite several efforts, actions for improving nutrition have failed to gain global traction.

The Global Risks Report 2019 | World Economic Forum

The Global Risks Report 2019 is published against a backdrop of worrying geopolitical and geo-economic tensions. If unresolved, these tensions will hinder the world’s ability to deal with a growing range of collective challenges, from the mounting evidence of environmental degradation to the increasing disruptions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The effects of climate change are exacerbating conflict between communities in both Mali and Niger, leading to a deepening of poverty, a weakening of public services and a disruption to traditional means of survival.

Climate Change in the American Mind: December 2018 - Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Our latest national survey finds that a large majority of Americans think global warming is happening, outnumbering those who don’t by more than 5 to 1.

What if flip the frame from emissions to impacts when looking at the geography of climate change?

Call it the “do-nothing” tax.

The smart political move is leaving the question of what counts as clean energy as open as possible.

Scientists and meteorologists on the front lines of the climate wars are testing a new strategy to get through to the skeptics and outright deniers.

Virginia utility regulators Thursday rejected most of Dominion Energy’s $6 billion proposal to modernize its electrical grid, stating that the cost to customers was too high.

Legal delays on key environmental permits for the $7 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline are starting to hit home for the pipeline's owners.

Message from Nutty, who begins a two week sentence for taking action to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline. From March to May of last year, for 57 days, Nutty lived on a tiny cot atop a tall monopod, blocking MVP’s access to the top of so-called Peter’s Mountain in the Jefferson National Forest.

The Rachel Carson Council’s new report, Clear Cut, takes a comprehensive look at the forces driving the wood pellet industry’s hold in the United States.

Chattanooga will be the first manufacturing facility in North America that will produce vehicles using Volkswagen's modular electric toolkit chassis, or MEB. The first Volkswagen electric vehicle will roll out in 2022. VW made the announcement Monday morning at the Detroit Auto Show.

Owning a private jet might become too expensive, even for the ultra-wealthy.

Davos, this is outrageous - The Washington Post

Leaders at Davos are not prioritizing climate change.

Projections show that the the cost of doing nothing to combat the problem would be sky high.

Historic churches, cemeteries, homes and history are in the way of rising waters.

On his farm in southwestern Iowa, Seth Watkins plants several different crops and raises cattle.He controls erosion and water pollution by leaving some land permanently covered in native grass. He grazes his cattle on pasture, and he sows cover crops to hold the fertile soil in place during the harsh Midwestern winters. Watkins’ farm is a patchwork of diversity—and his fields mark it as an outlier.

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