Events & News November 29

Events of Interest to CSGA

Before the Flood / Interfaith Power & Light

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

Maryland Legislative Summit / Maryland Legislative Coalition

Dec 2, 10 AM - UMBC Engineering Building, Baltimore

Extinction Rebellion / Climate First!

Dec 2, Noon - Stanton Park, Washington

Adaptation and Response Working Group Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Dec 3, 2 PM - Department of Natural Resources, Annapolis

Baltimore's Water Accountability and Equity Act Introduction / Baltimore City Council

Dec 3, 4 PM - Baltimore City Hall, Baltimore

Solving our Climate Crisis: A National Town Hall / Sen. Bernie Sanders

Dec 3, 7 PM - US Capitol, Washington

Community Solar Information Session / HoCo Climate Action

Dec 4, 7 PM - East Columbia 50+ Center, Columbia

Meeting / Annapolis Environmental Commission

Dec 5, 7 PM - 145 Gorman St, Annapolis

Before The Flood / Havre de Grace Green Team

Dec 5, 7 PM - Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Havre de Grace

Mitigation Working Group Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Dec 6, 10 AM - Conference Call

Fridays For Future Climate Strike with Greta / Greta Thunberg Dec 7, 8 AM - US Department of Energy, Washington

Annapolis Chapter Meeting / Citizens' Climate Lobby

Dec 8, 12:30 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Fourth National Climate Assessment | U.S. Global Change Research Program

This report is an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States. It represents the second of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990.

Our climate reality will catch up to us, no matter how hard Trump tries to bury the evidence - The Washington Post

The federal government’s new report on climate change makes clear what is at risk in terms of life, property and the economy.

The Energy 202: Trump administration's release of a climate report on Black Friday didn't bury the news - The Washington Post

If anything, the timing gave Democrats another point of criticism.

Republicans say they want free-market innovation. Then they should want a carbon tax. - The Washington Post

Government regulations can speed the innovation Republicans say is key to fighting climate change

Nations must triple efforts to reach 2°C target, concludes annual review of global emissions, climate action | UN Environment

SOFI 2018 - The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World | Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 presents progress towards ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition.

France’s climate change commitments trigger rising diesel prices and street protests - The Washington Post

Huge crowds blocked roads across the country Saturday to protest diesel fuel tax hikes that they blame on the “president of the rich.”

Focus on those with an open mind » Yale Climate Connections

People resist climate information for varying reasons. Start by understanding your audience.

Army Corps of Engineers puts pause on Atlantic Coast Pipeline |

Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers can’t cross any stream or river along the pipeline’s 600-mile-long path to build the project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decided this week.

TransCanada halts work on two pipeline projects in Central Mexico - Houston Chronicle

Midstream giant TransCanada has halted construction along the routes of two natural gas pipeline projects in Central Mexico citing numerous delays, runaway costs and alleged acts of extortion.

France is most food sustainable country, U.S. and U.K. faltering | Thompson Reuters Foundation

France introduced legislation in 2016 requiring supermarkets to redistribute leftover food to charities in a bid to reduce food waste.

Public land drilling contributes a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions in US: report | TheHill

Drilling on public lands contributes nearly a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., according to a new Trump administration report.

Zinke announces offshore wind power on US coasts | PRI

Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has focused primarily on supporting oil, gas and mining interests — his announcement of new offshore wind projects came as a bit of a shock.

Maryland Puts Value Of Solar At $7 Billion Over 10 Years | CleanTechnica

Yet another state commission, this time Maryland, has concluded that solar provides substantial value to the state overall, and specifically to the operation of the grid.

Flood insurance rebuilds homes with public money repeatedly | AP

Floodwaters rose about 15 inches (40 centimeters) into Danielle Rees' home in September when Hurricane Florence drenched this tidewater city on the Pamlico River and overwhelmed a local creek and marshland.

Bipartisan group of lawmakers propose landmark carbon tax | TheHill

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is introducing a landmark bill that would charge fossil fuel companies a tax for their carbon dioxide emissions.

D.C. climate change bill advances with unanimous council vote - The Washington Post

The bill would move the District’s electricity to 100 percent renewable sources by 2032.

Two U.S. pipelines rack up violations, threaten industry growth | Reuters

Energy Transfer LP and its Sunoco pipeline subsidiary have racked up more than 800 state and federal permit violations while racing to build two of the nation's largest natural gas pipelines, according to a Reuters analysis of government data and regulatory records.

'We'll be voting soon': Students take on PM over climate change | The Sydney Morning Herald

Canberra students skipped school to deliver their climate change message on a sodden day at Parliament House.

Appalachia Already Has a Plan to Get Past Coal | The Nation

Green energy, jobs training, affordable housing: We just need to fund it.

Pollution by the Numbers by Kaushik Basu - Project Syndicate

Our only hope of overcoming the environmental challenges we face is to use every tool we can. That means collecting detailed data on issues like air quality, and using what we learn to design the right rules and incentives.