Events & News November 23


Events of Interest to CSGA


Thanksgiving for Environmentalists - Celebrating Successes! / Baltimore Green Forum

Nov 25, 4 PM - Maryland Presbyterian Church, Towson


Stop McNamee! / Beyond Extreme Energy

Nov 27, 7:30 AM - Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington


Pack the House at BRTB / Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition

Nov 27, 8:30 AM - Baltimore Metropolitian Council, Baltimore


Meeting / Baltimore Commission on Sustainability

Nov 28, 4 PM - Baltimore Office of Sustainability, Baltimore


Before the Flood / Interfaith Power & Light

Nov 30, 6:30 PM - First and St. Stephen United Church of Christ, Baltimore


Maryland Legistlative Summit / Maryland Legislative Coalition

Dec 2, 10 AM - UMBC Engineering Building, Baltimore


News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is pressuring Nancy Pelosi on climate change - Vox

The struggle is on for control of the long-term Democratic climate agenda.


What exactly is the 'Green New Deal'? -- www.eenews.net

In a Democratic clash on Capitol Hill, progressives are pushing an ambitious plan to wean the U.S. off fossil fuels, boost renewables and build a "smart" grid. Meet the "Green New Deal."


How to break bad news about the climate » Yale Climate Connections

A six-step guide to honest and compassionate conversations.


Northam removes two board members ahead of crucial vote on pipeline project - The Washington Post

Environmentalists are outraged by decision. Pipeline vote affects historic African American community.


Helping David Take On Goliath | Bay Weekly


Policies of China, Russia and Canada threaten 5C climate change, study finds | The Guardian

Ranking of countries’ goals shows even EU on course for more than double safe level of warming.


Election results 2018: big oil money crushed clean energy ballot initiatives - Vox

A carbon tax, limits on fracking, a renewable energy standard — all defeated.


Citizen group marches in Montreal for government action on climate change | Globalnews.ca

Hurricane Michael is looking even more violent on closer scrutiny - The Washington Post

With a storm surge of almost 16 feet and enduring high winds, it devastated a 70-mile stretch of coastline.


Students Across Europe Excoriate World Leaders for Hiding Scientific Reality of Pending 'Global Collapse' | Common Dreams

Representatives from the Schola Europaea international schools demand leading global institutions publicize failures to meet decades-old objectives on sustainable development and climate stabilization.


Part of the Answer to Climate Change May Be America’s Trees and Dirt, Scientists Say - The New York Times

A new study found that the United States could store enough carbon in natural landscapes to offset all the cars and trucks on the road.


Severn joins 'ugly produce' hubs trying to fix food waste in America - Capital Gazette

Imperfect Produce, doesn’t just save “ugly” food from the trash. It turns the fruits and veggies into Instagramable products people can order in a trendy, customized box delivery service. Its newest hub is in Severn.


Shrinking Swiss glacier hosts world's largest postcard - BBC News

This huge mosaic on the Aletsch Glacier was made from 125,000 drawings, to highlight climate change.


City Council proposes clean air rules forcing Baltimore trash incinerator to cut pollution — or shut down - Baltimore Sun

Baltimore City Councilman Ed Reisinger on Monday introduced a clean air ordinance that would require the Wheelabrator Baltimore trash incinerator and a medical waste incinerator in Curtis Bay to drastically reduce and continuously monitor their emissions of hazardous air pollutants.


To lessen climate change, educate the public - Baltimore Sun

There are many policy and technological avenues for climate mitigation, but they all start with a change in our mindsets to link the new weather extremes to global warming. News reporters must make the climate-disaster connection so that people see the extremity of the episodes.


New Index finds air pollution reduces global life expectancy by nearly 2 years, making it the single greatest threat to human health | Energy Policy Institute at University of Chicago


Marshall Islands first nation to submit new, binding climate targets | Thomson Reuters Foundation

We believe in leading from the front. If we can raise the ambition of our climate action then so can other countries.

Judge dismisses charges against Roanoke County women who sat in trees to block pipeline | roanoke.com

A judge dismissed charges Thursday against a mother and daughter who for more than a month lived in the trees.


Global warming: Weird winds wreak havoc on our weather | USA Today

The odd behavior of the jet stream appears to cause more wild and extreme summertime weather for us Earthlings.


Renewables reduced wholesale power costs by $5.7 billion in Texas – pv magazine USA

A recent report puts numbers to the power of wind and solar to reduce wholesale prices in ERCOT. And there is a lot more coming.


Britain's renewable electricity capacity overtakes fossil fuels - report | Reuters

Britain's renewable electricity capacity has overtaken that of fossil fuel generators such as gas and coal for the first time, a report said on Tuesday.

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