Events & News November 8

CSGA Events

Climate Stewards Business Meeting

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Thursday, November 8, 7 PM







Cowspiracy

Climate Stewards Movie Night

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Thursday, November 15, 6:30 PM






Creating Healthy Soils - Overcoming the Damage of Roundup

Climate Change Speakers Series

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Saturday, November 17, 2 PM



Events of Interest to CSGA


Days of Actions vs Wells Fargo / Climate First

Nov 9, 11:30 AM - Washington


Strategic Planning Workshop / Maryland Legislative Black Caucus

Nov 9, 9 AM - Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis


Annapolis Chapter Meeting / Citizens' Climate Lobby

Nov 10, 12:45 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis


12 Years to Save the World / Sunrise Movement

Nov 12, 6 PM - St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, Washington


Mitigation Group Webinar / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Nov 13, 1 PM - Webinar


Green Drinks / Annapolis Green

Nov 13, 5:30 - Hannon Armstrong, Annapolis


Education, Communication and Outreach Working Group Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Nov 14, 10:30 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore


STOP McNamee Day of Action / Beyond Extreme Energy

Nov 14, 7:30 AM - United States Senate, Washington


Meeting / Maryland Commision on Climate Change

Nov 15, 10 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore


Wild and Scienic Film Festival / ShoreRivers

Nov 16, 5 PM - Avalon Theatre, Easton


Racing to Zero / Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church

Nov 16, 6:30 PM - Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, Bethesda


News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA


Raw materials use to double by 2060 with severe environmental consequences - OECD

The world’s consumption of raw materials is set to nearly double by 2060 as the global economy expands and living standards rise, placing twice the pressure on the environment that we are seeing today, according to a new OECD report.


What is climate-ready infrastructure? Some cities are starting to adapt | The Conversation

Infrastructure systems – roads, water treatment systems, power grid – can't be built the same ways as in the past. What's a better roadmap for the future?


Scientists Push for a Crash Program to Scrub Carbon From the Air - The New York Times

Scientists are increasingly warning that cutting emissions isn't enough. We'll also have to take billions of tons of carbon out of the atmosphere.


Climate fund approves $1B for projects in poor countries | AP

A U.N.-backed fund has approved more than $1 billion for 19 new projects to help developing countries tackle climate change.


Dominion Solicits for 500MW of Renewables, Positioning Virginia as a Top Growth Market | Greentech Media

The Request for Proposals (RFP) stems from Virginia’s Grid Transformation & Security Act, which went into effect in July. In a plan tied to the law, Dominion will develop 3 gigawatts of clean energy by 2022.


A smart plan for protecting D.C. from the coming storm - The Washington Post

Legislation would help businesses prepare for climate change.


NC Gov. Cooper: Governor Cooper Commits to Clean Energy Economy for NC to Combat Climate Change, Create Jobs

Governor Roy Cooper today issued Executive Order No. 80 highlighting North Carolina’s commitment to fight climate change and lead North Carolina’s transition to a clean energy economy.


Air board restarts process for regulating carbon pollution - beginning with tighter limit | richmond.com

Virginia is beginning again to regulate carbon dioxide pollution by electric power plants.


Virginia giving communities $14 million for electric buses, governor announces | pilotonline.com

The $14 million comes from money Virginia received in a settlement with Volkswagen after the company's emissions cheating scandal.


Va. Governor Signs Executive Order to Combat Sea Level Rise — CHESAPEAKE BAY MAGAZINE

This week Virginia’s governor signed an executive order to take action against sea level rise and extreme weather.


Trudeau’s carbon-pricing plan shows real leadership. Here’s how he should sell it. - The Washington Post

It’s important to sell the plan as the right thing to do. But it must also be sold as a value proposition, which is to say, it must answer the question "What’s in it for Canadians?"


Washington state voters reject carbon-fee initiative | The Seattle Times

Voters in Tuesday returns rejected I-1631, the proposed carbon fee initiative, which would have raised more than $1 billion annually by 2023, with spending decisions to be made by a governor-appointed board as well as the state's utilities.


PJM Presents Fuel Security Study | PJM Inside Lines


Whose Climate Damages Should Count? – Energy Institute Blog

A new policy proposal uses bad science to undermine the Social Cost of Carbon.


Congress Has No Clue What Americans Want - The New York Times

People in the U.S. House and Senate have wildly inaccurate perceptions of our opinions and preferences.


Research links dramatic declines in Chesapeake Bay oyster population to warmer winters — not overfishing - Capital Gazette

Warmer winters — not overfishing — have depleted Chesapeake Bay oyster populations in recent decades, researchers have found. The changing environment affected oysters, clams and scallops up and down the East Coast of the United States, according to a study.


Ocean Shock: The climate crisis beneath the waves. | Reuters

More than a year of Reuters reporting has come to a disturbing conclusion: The planet’s marine life is fleeing warming waters – and threatening livelihoods.


Trump Embraces Tree-Fired Power That Scientists Call Worse Than Coal - Bloomberg

The Trump administration endorsed burning trees and other biomass to produce energy on Thursday, vowing to promote a practice some scientists have declared more environmentally devastating than coal-fired power.


Where Americans (Mostly) Agree on Climate Change Policies, in Five Maps - The New York Times

Americans are politically divided over climate change, but there’s broader consensus around some of the solutions.


How Big Oil Dodges Facebook’s New Ad Transparency Rules — ProPublica

We’ve identified 12 ad campaigns in which energy, insurance and other industries masked their sponsorship of political messages on Facebook.


Fenceline monitoring: A way to monitor well pad emissions for public health - Dominion Post

Fenceline monitoring is a way to monitor emissions from well pads and other gas industry sites.


Why Plans to Turn America’s Rust Belt into a New Plastics Belt Are Bad News for the Climate | DeSmogBlog

The petrochemical industry anticipates spending a total of over $200 billion on factories, pipelines, and other infrastructure in the U.S. that will rely on shale gas, the American Chemistry Council announced in September. Construction is already underway at many sites.