Events & News - May 31
Events of Interest to CSGA
Mitigation Working Group Meeting / Maryland Climate Change Commission
May 31, 10 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore
Rally for a Safety Study / We Are Cove Point
May 31, Noon - Governor's Mansion, Annapolis
Hide Tide in Dorchester / Chesapeake Bay Foundation
May 31, 6:30 PM - Avalon Theatre, Easton
A Bill is Coming / Chesapeake Climate Action Network
June 5, Noon - Wilson Building, Washington
Drop In and Hang Out at MDE / We Are Cove Point
June 6, 11 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment
Listening Session / The Transportation and Climate Initiative
June 6, 5 PM - Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington
Potluck and "Climate Change Update" / Greenbelt Climate Action Network
June 6, 6:30 PM - Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt
Meeting / Annapolis Environmental Commission
June 6, 7 PM - 145 Gorman St., Annapolis
Rally for a Safety Study / We Are Cove Point
June 7, Noon - Governor's Mansion, Annapolis
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
The "Denial Gene" that Most Humans Have / Baltimore Green Forum
June 10, 4 PM - 1105 Providence Rd, Towson
News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA
Climate change lessons — town by town - Baltimore Sun
The Hogan administration offers a lesson in climate change by offering lessons in climate change.
Montgomery County landowners fear water woes from pipeline construction | WDBJ7.com
Construction activities for the Mountain Valley Pipeline are moving forward in Montgomery County. And residents of the Catawba Valley who oppose the project say heavy rains and muddy conditions that followed have confirmed their fears.
Here's how the 2018 Ellicott City flood happened - The Washington Post
The waterlogged weather pattern, Ellicott City's flood-prone geography and climate change all conspired to make this flash-flood horror show.
Climate Signals | Ellicott City Floods May 2018
Impact of Climate Change on Ellicott City Floods May 2018
Rodricks: Ellicott City flood was no 'act of God' - Baltimore Sun
Locally and globally, human activity caused the devastation on Main Street.
Coal industry praises Northam decision to sign tax credit - The Washington Post
Southwest Virginia lawmakers and coal industry representatives see hope for economic development in Gov. Ralph Northam’s decision to sign a bill reinstating a pared-down tax credit for certain coal producers, but environmental groups call the move a wasteful corporate giveaway.
Three US states signed up for 1,200 MW of offshore wind power this week — Quartz
After a decade of dithering, the US east coast went all in on offshore wind power this week.
A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s already happening – ThinkProgress
‘Impossible to Ignore’: Why Alaska Is Crafting a Plan to Fight Climate Change - The New York Times
Many solidly Republican states have resisted aggressive climate policies, but Alaska is already seeing the dramatic effects of global warming.
In a Warming West, the Rio Grande Is Drying Up - The New York Times
Even in a good year, much of the Rio Grande is diverted for irrigation. But it’s only May, and the river is already turning to sand.
The hidden carbon cost of everyday products | The Conversation
Richer countries import products but not the emissions used to make them.
Trump signs order to boost efficiency in federal agencies | TheHill
President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday designed to boost the environmental performance of federal agencies.
Trump dials back Obama policy asking agencies to reduce emissions | TheHill
Obama signed the original order in 2015, with a goal of reducing the federal government’s greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent in a decade.
Trump sculpture on Arctic glacier planned as climate-change protest | Fox News
Although President Donald Trump might be skeptical of climate change (or global warming, if you prefer), activists in Finland hope to use the commander-in-chief's likeness to draw awareness to the issue.
Camp uses West Virginia's coal as creative tool | herald-dispatch.com
Found in the hills and valleys of McDowell County lies a rarity of art originating from West Virginia's rich coal history.
Medusa’s Curse: The Necessity of Art in the Climate Struggle - Resilience
Because I am a literary writer, writing about climate justice, people often ask me, What is the importance of art in the climate struggle?
Climate change in the United States presented in 123 red, white and blue stripes - The Washington Post
The visualization unambiguously reveals a long-term warming signal.
Favianna Rodriguez says climate change imagery lacks a human touch | Grist
The Oakland-based artist and activist is putting people and solutions at the center of her work.
'Avengers' casualty: environmental understanding » Yale Climate Connections
Through their strategy to make a fictional drama more compelling, the creators of Marvel's latest movie have made it harder to address the real-world problem of climate change.
Racial Resentment May Be Fueling Climate Denial – Nexus Media
What began as a way of trolling Prius drivers became a signature protest against America’s first black president — rolling coal.
Higher temperatures equal lower test scores — study confirms that students learn less in overheated classrooms | Chalkbeat
A warm classroom is not conducive to learning, as any student trying to pay attention to a teacher’s lecture on a hot day can attest. There’s research to back that up.
National parks report on climate change finally released, uncensored | Reveal
Human causes of climate change had all been deleted, delaying report for months.
PUC judge halts Sunoco's Mariner East pipeline, yet again - Philly
The shutdown comes less than a month after the full Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission ruled the pipeline can resume operations safely.
California’s rooftop solar panel mandate: the case for and against - Vox
More solar is not necessarily always a good thing.
Arkema officials were warned of flood risks a year before Hurricane Harvey - Houston Chronicle
The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board on Thursday morning released the findings of its investigation into Arkema's actions before, during and after the fire that occurred at the chemical plant during Hurricane Harvey.
Markets may be underpricing climate-related risk - The Economist
Shareholders reckon that their companies will not suffer—or that they will be able to get out in time
Costa Rica's "Little Jamaica" coast struggles to ride out climate storm | Thomson Reuters Foundation
I think everything is changing, it's a little warning.