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.


Climate change can be an opportunity, not a cost, for businesses - The Globe and Mail

The true potential to combat climate change will be achieved when once human ingenuity and the resource efficiency of the market are fully tapped.


Digging Deep for a Climate Change Reversal / Public News Service


As climate talks end, it is time for action | Nature

Worrying disconnect between emissions rhetoric and real-world trends highlights urgent need for nations to honour their pledges.


Shell doubles up on green spending and vows to halve carbon footprint | The Guardian

Anglo-Dutch giant to spend $2bn on wind power, biofuels and electric cars as it bows to shareholder pressure by setting new company climate change target.


Trump Races to Pick Judges Who Oversee Environment Cases - Scientific American

The president's court picks could help his climate legacy endure long after Trump leaves office.


U.S. repeal of carbon rule criticized in coal country | Reuters


How to persuade people that climate change is real - The Washington Post

Now you'll be ready to talk climate at the holidays.


Clearing the Air on Climate Education: A Reporter Returns to the Scene of Her Story - The New York Times

“There may be emotional safety in talking about your story at a physical remove from where it unfolded. But it is far more enlightening — and personally rewarding — to be there.”


Exclusive: PSA seeks Opel refund from GM over CO2 emissions | Reuters


Scientists Worry About Backlash Against Climate Change Research : NPR

After years of budget and political pressure, some climate scientists are changing the way they describe their research, and avoiding the term "climate change."


Trump's EPA Backs a Climate Change Tweak Environmentalists Like - Bloomberg

The Trump administration took a small step toward addressing climate change last week -- it just didn’t put it quite in those words.


Vanguard pushes companies to disclose climate change risks - Business Insider

Vanguard is taking climate change seriously.


Study: Climate Change a Top Concern for Consumers – WWD

A new study released by the Oeko-Tex Association revealed that climate change is a top concern for consumers.


Trump Disaster Aid Includes $12B for Cities Battling Climate Change Flooding | Insurance Journal


Atlanta passes infrastructure ordinance to support EV charging | Utility Dive


UPS Starts Electric Trailer Delivery Trial In London | CleanTechnica


Toyota Clings to Hydrogen Bet While Electric Sales Soar - Bloomberg


A Warning from East Seagull Drive - United States of Climate Change | The Weather Channel

Nags Head’s struggle with severe beach erosion and litigious homeowners offers a preview of what’s to come as storms and rising seas hit communities from Maine to Texas.


Calculating Various Fuel Prices under a Carbon Tax | Resources for the Future

A new fuel price calculator estimates the impacts of a US carbon tax on the prices of various types of fossil fuels.


How Trump’s Plan to Help Coal Will Raise People’s Power Bills - Bloomberg

President Donald Trump’s administration is trying to figure out ways of keeping financially ailing coal power plants from closing.


5,500 U.S. Schools Use Solar Power, and That's Growing as Costs Fall, Study Shows | InsideClimate News


New study uncovers the 'keystone domino' strategy of climate denial | The Guardian

Dana Nuccitelli: How climate denial blogs misinform so many people with such poor scientific arguments.


Bay Journal: ‘I’ll never leave this place, and I hope this place will never leave me’

Even though repeated promises of a seawall have failed to materialize, teen and Tangier’s other residents refuse to give up hope.


The Obscure 'Poison Pill' Senate Tax Provision Threatening Renewables | Greentech Media

“We’re looking at the end of the principal financing mechanism that has fostered growth of the renewable energy sector since the 1990s.”


Critics Demand Clean Energy Guarantees for Diablo Canyon Closure | Greentech Media

A proposed plan to close California’s last nuclear plant gets harshly criticized.


Barry Myers, Trump’s pick to run NOAA, declares humans are main cause of climate change - The Washington Post

Myers's acceptance of the human role in climate change marks a clean break from other members of the Trump administration.


Turn North Jersey Into A “Climate Change National Park” | Fast Company

National parks are usually selected for their beauty. But what if the Meadowlands became a place to showcase the dangers of–and solutions to–climate change.


To Show How Climate Change Is Affecting Boston Harbor, This Artist Uses A Popsicle Taste Test | The ARTery

Evelyn Rydz says her interactive project is a meditation on daily, seemingly small decisions with global impacts.


The human faces of climate change - Salon.com

North Carolina filmmaker Dayna Reggero is leading a new conversation about the impact of climate change.


EPA hears worries about climate in heart of coal country | AP


Italian Oil Company Passes Last Hurdle to Start Drilling in U.S. Arctic Waters | InsideClimate News


Moody's Warns Cities to Address Climate Risks or Face Downgrades - Bloomberg

Coastal communities from Maine to California have been put on notice from one of the top credit rating agencies: Start preparing for climate change or risk losing access to cheap credit.