Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis Events
CSGA Business Meeting
Thursday, November 8, 7 PM
Annapolis Friends Meeting House
Events of Interest to CSGA
Water Quality & Health Briefing / Maryland Environmental Health Network
Nov 5, Noon - Webinar
Meeting / Annapolis Environmental Commission
Nov 7, 7 PM - 145 Gorman St, Annapolis
A Cleaner Path - Inside the Transportation & Climate Initiative / Greenbelt Climate Action Network
Nov 7, 7 PM - Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt
Burned: Are Trees the New Coal? / Havre de Grace Green Team
Nov 7, 7 PM - Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Havre de Grace
Annapolis Chapter Meeting / Citizens' Climate Lobby
Nov 10, 12:30 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis
News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA
White House officials pushed the EPA to maximize savings for the oil industry despite the agency’s concern that weakening regulations would allow more methane to escape into the atmosphere, according to newly released documents.
The Trump administration thinks we should just watch the world fry - The Washington Post
Faced with the existential threat of catastrophic warming, the administration shrugs.
Beto O’Rourke shows Democrats how to talk about climate change. | The New Republic
Global warming is an existential threat to human life, but most candidates aren’t talking about it. One of the few exceptions has been O’Rourke, the Democratic congressman from El Paso, who’s running a heavily covered campaign against incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz.
Could somebody ask Rep. Andy Harris about the new UN climate change report?
Maryland MIT alumni: The state can help prevent climate disaster - Baltimore Sun
Maryland MIT alumni (including a Nobel laureate) ask Maryland candidates pledge to act on the climate.
Warming temperatures worsen ozone pollution. Excess carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas) causes plants to grow faster and release more pollen — extending the “allergy” season.
US air pollution deaths nearly halved between 1990 and 2010 • UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Air pollution in the U.S. has decreased since about 1990, and a new UNC-Chapel Hill study now shows that this air quality improvement has brought substantial public health benefits.
More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day | World Health Organization
Every day around 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. Tragically, many of them die: WHO estimates that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air.
New satellite data analysis reveals world’s biggest NO2 emissions hotspots - Greenpeace International
“Just as we have nowhere to hide from the dirty air impacting our daily lives, so too do the polluters have nowhere to hide."
If Antarctica had a theme song, I imagine it’d be a lyricless, transcendent tune. It’d be both irresistible and eerie. I imagine it’d sound a lot like this:
Tens of thousands of people marched in Paris and other major cities across France on Saturday to call for greater action on climate change.
Our politicians, under the influence of big business, have failed us. As they take the planet to the brink, it’s time for disruptive, nonviolent disobedience, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot.
"The politics that's needed to prevent the climate catastrophe—it doesn't exist today," says Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old from Sweden. "We need to change the system."
The "climate kids" were back on the steps of a federal courthouse in Oregon on Monday. But it's unclear if their case against federal authorites will go to trial.
Six people are facing charges after a protest at a Mountain Valley Pipeline equipment yard.
Federal regulators have pulled another permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline construction project, which now lacks authority to build through streams and wetlands along the project’s entire 303-mile route.
Eliza Griswold writes about Danielle Friel Otten, whose opposition to the Mariner East pipeline project has spurred her to campaign for a seat in the Pennsylvania Assembly.
This was probably not the news that opponents of the Mariner East 2 pipeline wanted to hear.
After a pipeline burst blamed on a landslide, environmental regulators found Energy Transfer is not doing enough to control erosion.
An extension of the Mountaineer Gas Pipeline to the planned Rockwool mineral wool factory was hotly contested at a Public Service Commission hearing.
State to hold Transco pipeline hearing on Nov. 5 in Franklin | My Central Jersey
Environmentalists urge Central Jersey residents to attend a Nov. 5 DEP meeting about the controversial Northeast Supply Enhancement and its compressor station.
Aliso Canyon must serve as a constant reminder for California: it's time to get off natural gas. Natural gas infrastructure leaks. There's no way around that. At every turn from our energy grid to our vehicles and our buildings, we can kick gas to the curb and choose cleaner, safer options instead.
Why climate change planning fails - The Washington Post
Our well-intentioned climate solutions are making us less safe.
A new article shows how a medieval tale about a viking swimming with a sheep led to a misunderstanding about the "medieval warm period" and spawned a misguided strain of climate change denial that continues to this day.