Events & News October 11



Climate Steward of Greater Annapolis Events


What We Breathe

CSGA Speakers Series

Thursday, October 11, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House





CSGA Business Meeting

Thursday, October 18, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House


Events of Interest to CSGA

Scientific and Technical Working Group Special Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Oct 11, 10 AM - The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, Annapolis


Days of Action vs Wells Fargo / Climate First!

Oct 12, 11:30 AM - Washington


Parachutes for the Planet / Mother Earth Project

Oct 13, 11 AM - Georgetown Waterfront Park, Washington


Chapter Meeting / Citizens' Climate Lobby

Oct 13, 12:30 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis


Super Villains for FERC / Beyond Extreme Energy

Oct 16, 9 AM - Union Station, Washington


Sustainability Social / Neighborhood Sun

Oct 16, 5 PM - Waverly Brewing Company, Baltimore


Public Meeting / Baltimore Commission on Sustainability

Oct 17, 4 PM - Baltimore City Planning Office, Baltimore


Talking Out Loud About the Earth / Clean Water Action Maryland

Oct 21, 2 PM - First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia


News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA


Report: Baltimore retirement fund board chair recruited business partner to oversee $1.6 billion in investments - Baltimore Sun

The chairman of the Baltimore Employees' Retirement System board recruited a longtime business partner as chief investment officer of the $1.6 billion system without disclosing their 33-year business relationship, according to a report from the city's inspector general.


West Virginia Court Orders Temporary Stay On Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction | The Republican Standard

After multiple delays involving work stoppages and regulatory issues, the Mountain Valley Pipeline service date has now been pushed back from late 2018 to late 2019.


Estimated cost of Mountain Valley Pipeline increased to $4.6 billion | dailyprogress.com

The projected cost of building the Mountain Valley Pipeline has increased by nearly $1 billion.


Baltimore is one of two cities picked for food waste management program - Baltimore Sun

Baltimore is one of two pilot cities across the nation picked for a new food waste management initiative.


Let's move beyond climate ignorance - Baltimore Sun

The world can't afford for the U.S. to take so many steps backward on climate change.


As climate risks rise, scientists call for rules on solar engineering | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Technologies to reflect some of the sun's rays away from Earth, as a way to cool future runaway climate change, are moving closer to becoming a reality.


Stopping Climate Change Is Hopeless. Let’s Do It. - The New York Times

It begins with how we live our lives every moment of every day.


IPCC - SR15 Global Warming of 1.5 °C

Global Warming of 1.5 °C - an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.


Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 - The New York Times

A landmark United Nations report paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding damage requires quickly transforming the world economy.


Wind Farms May Actually Warm the US, Controversial Study Finds | Earther

Climate change? Bad. Wind farms to fight climate change? Maybe...also bad?


Marking a Decade of Climate Cap and Trade Policy Leadership | Resources for the Future

Ten years after its inaugural allowance auction, RGGI continues to play a leadership role in emissions cap-and-trade program design.


Hurricane Florence crippled electricity and coal -- solar and wind were back the next day - CBS News

Renewable energy advocates say it is less vulnerable to severe storms than traditional electric utilities.


Climate Change Will Cost U.S. More in Economic Damage Than Any Other Country But One | InsideClimate News

The first country-by-country estimates of the social cost of carbon show who will pay more than their share, and which big emitters face the least economic impact.


As Baltimore hits pace for its wettest year on record, frustrations mount: 'I am just done with this rain' - Baltimore Sun

Baltimore is on pace to set a record for its wettest year ever. All the rain has residents weary, after so many canceled events and even two deaths. "I am just done with this rain," Columbia resident Ian Kennedy said.


Georgia's Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion gets owners' OK | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Plant Vogtle nuclear power project in Georgia gets OK from all four owners, including hold-out Oglethorpe Power.


More firms disclose climate change information, but few disclose impact on business risks – report - Pensions & Investments

Most firms disclose information aligned with climate change recommendations, but few describe the financial impact on their company.


Global warming: Warm sea water fueled catastrophic 2017 hurricane season | USA Today

The catastrophic 2017 hurricane season – which included such major hurricane monsters as Harvey, Irma and Maria – was fueled by unusually warm sea water.


Latin American Countries Sign Landmark Treaty to Protect Environmental Defenders | Earther

Latin America and the Caribbean finally have a treaty to help protect defenders of the environment.


Clean Energy Boom Could Fuel One of the World's Dirtiest Industries | Earther

The irony of transitioning to clean energy is we’re going to have to mine the Earth to do it. Much like our computers and smartphones, wind turbines and solar panels are high-tech devices whose production demands a smattering of metals and minerals from across the periodic table and the planet.


Environmental conflict dominates City Council meeting - Capital Gazette

Trees and waterways dominated discussion in City Council chambers Monday as two pieces of environmental legislation came up for public comment and two more for a vote.


“Jobs Alliance, ” Funded by Trump Backer, Tries to Block Gas Plants That Would Bring Jobs to West Virginia — ProPublica

Murray Energy, one of the nation’s largest coal producers, is paying for lawyers trying to block natural gas plants that would support a growing industry.


Tesla HR Chief Suggested Promoting UAW Advocates to Safety Jobs - Bloomberg

Tesla Inc.’s human resources boss emailed with Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk about offering employees promotions that could prevent them from continuing their advocacy for unionization.

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