Events & News - June 7

CSGA Events

CSGA Business Meeting

Thursday, June 14, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House







Events of Interest to CSGA


Clean Transportation For All Community Forum / Sierra Club

June 7, 7 PM - Silver Spring Civic Center, Silver Spring


Monthly Meeting / Citizens Climate Lobby Annapolis Chapter

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


Door Knocking about Proposed Eastern Shore Pipeline / No Eastern Shore Pipeline

June 10, 11 AM - Rising Sun


The "Denial Gene" that Most Humans Have / Baltimore Green Forum

June 10, 4 PM - 1105 Providence Rd, Towson


Drop In and Hang Out at MDE / We Are Cove Point

June 13, 11 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore


The Islands and the Whales / Havre de Grace Green Team

June 13, 7 PM - The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Havre de Grace


Happening / Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church

June 15, 6:30 PM - Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, Bethesda


News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA


We rebuilt Ellicott City before, and we can do it again. Should we? - Baltimore Sun

We took a hard look at whether it made sense to rebuild Ellicott City after the last flood. The second in just two years doesn't change the answer.


Ellicott City, Again – Downstream

You can still roll snake eyes twice in a row even though the odds of doing so are one in 1,296. The problem is that now we have loaded the dice.


Al Roker connects devastating flooding in Ellicott City, MD, to climate change on Today | Media Matters

Corporate TV networks rarely connected extreme weather events to climate change in 2017.


After the flood: Ellicott City will rebuild, but difficult decisions lie ahead - The Washington Post

As the mud gets cleared, some locals acknowledge it may be time to rethink some of the zone’s most flood-vulnerable spots.


Ellicott City, Maryland, flooding: Climate change is coming as rain. | Slate

We've entered the age of the urban flood.


After flooding, when is it time to pick up and leave? - Baltimore Sun

Ellicott City is not the only vulnerable Maryland town with tough questions to ask itself about its future.


Flooding: Civil fix requires civil discussion - Baltimore Sun

Ellicott City flooding is a man-made problem that requires a civil debate about solutions.


During nation's warmest May, rainfall set a new Maryland record - Baltimore Sun

May brought record warmth across the country and record rainfall in Maryland. Average temperatures across the contiguous United States were more than 5 degrees above normal last month, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information. Maryland rainfall was nearly 8 inches.


Final report: Harvey’s impact on Houston area laid out in grim detail - Houston Chronicle

A final report on Hurricane Harvey concludes the storm caused the most disastrous flood in the nation's history. And it could have been worse.


Coastal communities saw record number of high tide flooding days last year | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Increased flooding trend is likely to continue.


These photos of the District underwater illustrate our future with sea-level rise - The Washington Post

Flooding days such as Tuesday are becoming more common with time. Eventually, what you see in these photos will be the norm.


Wind power a win-win for man and fish | delmarva now.

Rep. Andy Harris is calling for more studies on wind power before approval. A UMES professor calls his bluff.


The next Big Dig? UMass study warns Boston Harbor barrier not worth cost or effort - The Boston Globe

The team at the Sustainable Solutions Lab said city officials should instead focus their efforts on quicker, local shore-based projects.


Environmental groups call on Northam to stop surveillance of anti-pipeline protesters | richmond.com

Two environmental groups on Wednesday called on Gov. Ralph Northam and relevant state leaders to order an end to surveillance of Mountain Valley Pipeline protesters done by a state entity.


Mountain Valley Pipeline resistance sees parallels with civil rights tactics | roanoke.com

Since work on the Mountain Valley Pipeline began, opponents from all walks of life have been charged with a variety of non-violent misdemeanor offenses.

U.S. Army Corps Pulls Significant Permit for Mountain Valley NatGas Pipeline — Pipeline Town Hall

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week pulled a significant permit for the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia in order to determine if it is at odds with West Virginia environmental rules.


Draft Statement from Virginia Advisory Council on Environmental Justice Calls for New Gas Infrastructure Moratorium, Stream-by-Stream Assessment | Blue Virginia


WV PSC denies Appalachian Power's plan to buy two wind farms | wvgazettemail.com

The state Public Service Commission has rejected Appalachian Power’s bid to buy two wind farms under development in West Virginia and Ohio.


Can't Stand The Heat? Tell Us How You're Coping With Rising Temperatures : NPR

Have hotter days (and nights) changed your daily routines or long-term plans? Has your business had to adapt to higher temperatures?


‘Just plain common sense’: Hawaii Governor adopts most ambitious climate laws in U.S. – ThinkProgress

The state aims to become carbon neutral by 2045.


Rich nations spend $100 bln a year on fossil fuel subsidies | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States have pledged to phase out subsidies - but many are still in place.


Limiting global warming could avoid millions of dengue fever cases -- ScienceDaily

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C could avoid around 3.3 million cases of dengue fever per year in Latin America and the Caribbean alone -- according to new research. A new report reveals that limiting warming to the goal of the UN Paris Agreement would also stop dengue spreading to areas where incidence is currently low.


How Climate Change Disproportionately Harms Senegalese Women - Pacific Standard

Warming oceans and rising sea levels are harming fish stocks in the west African country, the effects of which are mostly felt by the region's women.


Miami's Displaced Puerto Ricans Offer A Glimpse At America's Looming Climate Crisis | HuffPost

Nine months after Hurricane Maria, Florida’s biggest city is struggling to aid Puerto Ricans as they suffer a quiet epidemic of homesickness and worry for the next storm season.


After 60 Years of Nuclear Power, What About the Cleanup? - The Atlantic

The demand for atomic energy is in decline. But before the country can abandon its plants, there's six decades of waste to deal with.