Events & News - Nov 30

CSGA Events

Thursday, December 7, 7-9 PM

General Meeting

to discuss a Strategic Plan for the CSGA

at Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Events of Interest to CSGA

Maryland Pre Legislative Session Summit / Maryland NOW

Dec 3, 10 AM - UMBC Engineering Building, Baltimore

A Symposium on Climate, Faith, and Advocacy / GreenFaith

Dec 3, 2:30 PM - Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, Bethesda

Be a Climate Hero! / Audubon's Green Leaders

Dec 5, 5:30 PM - Hampstead Hill Academy, Baltimore

FracTracker Training / We Are Cove Point

Dec 6, 6:30 PM - Calvert Library, Solomons

The Future of Agriculture: Rebounding Nature / Resources for the Future

Dec 6, 6:30 PM - National Museum of Natural History, Washington

Meeting / Annapolis Environmental Commission

Dec 6, 7 PM - 145 Gorman Ave, Annapolis

Stop the Potomac Pipeline / Greenbelt Climate Action Network

Dec 6, 7 PM - Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt

KidWind Challenge 2018 / Center for Wind Energy at James Madison University

Dec 9, 10 AM - American Wind Energy Association, Washington

Monthly Chapter Meeting / Citizens Climate Lobby - Annapolis

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

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change | HuffPost

Leonard Higgins, the "valve turner"; who shut down a tar sands pipeline in Montana last year, was found guilty of a felony charge on Wednesday.

With the right moves, India's renewable-energy push could lift thousands of rural workers out of poverty — Quartz

Global Warming Might Be Especially Dangerous for Pregnant Women - The Atlantic

Scientists are concerned that heat waves could be linked to more premature births and stillbirths.

Decatur plant at forefront of push to pipe carbon emissions underground, but costs raise questions - Chicago Tribune

Ethanol plant is 1 of 17 large-scale operations in the world, but some are skeptical of costs when cheaper options like natural gas, wind and solar exist.

What the first Thanksgiving can teach us about adjusting to climate shock - The Washington Post

The Pilgrims gave thanks for a change in weather, but didn’t thrive until they changed, too.

Exxon, oil giants team up to reduce methane emissions | TheHill

ExxonMobil Corp. and seven other energy firms have teamed up to tackle natural gas sector greenhouse gas emissions, the companies announced on Wednesday.

Naomi Klein: Trump's Treatment of Haitians Portends Brutal Future for World's Climate Refugees | Common Dreams

"This isn't only about Trump's antipathy toward non-white immigrants," she writes. "We may also be witnessing a particularly brutal form of climate change adaptation."

Disrupting sensitive soils could make climate change worse, researchers find | Phys.org

Nearly a third of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere annually can be traced back to bacteria living in the soil, where they break down plant and animal matter for energy.

A climate-change policy that grows the economy and benefits D.C. residents - The Washington Post

We must act now to prevent climate-change-related calamity.

Letters: There are practical, market-based ways to solve global warming - Capital Gazette

Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides | The Guardian

As global warming exacerbates drought and floods, farmers’ incomes plunge – and girls as young as 13 are given away to stave off poverty.

A Star Psychiatrist Swerves From Nuclear Armageddon To Climate Change | HuffPost

Robert Jay Lifton studied Nazi doctors and the threat of nuclear annihilation. But global warming changed everything.

How Inuit artists express climate change - SWI swissinfo.ch

How has climate change influenced the artwork of people living in the arctic, and what lessons can we learn from these artists?

How Greed, Fear and Our Own Biases Blind Us to the Realities of Climate Change | Alternet

By the time climate change is no longer a long-term threat, it will be too late.

'Their own media megaphone’: what do the Koch brothers want from Time? | The Guardian

The company’s decline is readily apparent – but if the billionaire brothers’ other interests are a guide, their investment will be about more than money.

House Preparing to Sacrifice Right Whales for Big Oil | NRDC

Symposium mulls ‘climate change’ - hccommunityjournal.com

A Texas Water Symposium titled “Climate and Water in Central Texas: Planning for a Changing Resource,” was held earlier in November at Schreiner University and recorded for broadcasting on Texas Public Radio.

Making passengers part of the fight against climate change | Intelligent Transport

Stephan Anemüller details how an advertising campaign around the effects of climate change encouraged Cologne's citizens to adopt public transit methods.