Addressing Climate Change
Maryland has experienced climate changes over the past century including warmer winters, wetter autumns and springs and drier, hotter summers. With its vast shoreline, Maryland is extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change, particularly sea level rise which is now projected to increase by as much as 3.7 feet by the year 2100. To help secure a sustainable future for all Marylanders, the State of Maryland is committed to combating climate change – both the drivers and the consequences.
Governors Announce Bold Initiative to Put 3.3 M Zero-Emission Vehicles on the Road by 2025
Governor O’Malley and governors from seven other states announced a groundbreaking initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads in their states within a dozen years. These governors have joined forces to revolutionize the automobile market by promoting zero-emission vehicles. The use of these clean vehicles will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and public health, enhance energy diversity, save consumers money, and promote economic growth. Read more…
Governor Martin O’Malley Hosts Maryland Climate Change Summit, Releases Final Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act Plan
Governor Martin O’Malley hosted hundreds of scientists, business leaders, environmental advocates and community activists today at a climate change summit to celebrate the release of Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act Plan (the Plan) and discuss how Marylanders can take action to help the State reach its goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25 percent by 2020. Read more…
“The earth’s climate is changing. The time to act is now.”
— Governor Martin O’Malley