Regional Conference in Des Moines, Nov. 7 to 9. Don't miss it!
the Cusp of Changing History - Moving Our Energy Forward" is the theme of
the Nov. 7-9
Citizens' Climate Lobby Regional Conference at Drake University in Des
The conference will bring together CCL group
members and CCL newcomers from our region:
Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.
Here are just a couple of the highlights of the
* Sailor, photographer,
and first American to sail the Northwest Passage in both directions David
kick off the conference Friday
evening, speaking on “The Northwest Passage in an Era of Climate Change”
* Saturday afternoon, climate scientist and climate
communication leader Katharine Hayhoe will speak (via Skype)
See more details, and register for the conference
here. Early bird registration price
break ends Nov. 1!
meetings are on Saturday, November 1st!
CCL meetings are generally held all across the U.S.A. and Canada on the first Saturday of each month.
Each month, a notable speaker on a topic related to climate change speaks to
meetings all across
the USA and Canada by phone conference call. The speaker for
Saturday November 1st will be Charles Kennel. Mr. Kennel was the
ninth director of the
Institution of Oceanography, and a former Associate Administrator at NASA.
Kennel's presentation will be "2C or not 2C?" - examining whether it is
time to abandon
warming goal, and instead track a range of "vital signs". He
recently co-authored an
article on this
question in the journal
article on this question in the journal Nature.
You are invited to attend
whichever of these Saturday November 1st CCL meetings is most
convenient for you:
Look who's calling for a carbon tax...
* Linden Hills Park building, 43rd & Xerxes in Minneapolis
* Plymouth Library, 15700 36th
Ave. N., in Plymouth
* Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave
S in Edina
* in Eden Prairie, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 16515 Luther Way
Meetings at all of the above locations start at
11:30 am on Saturday November 1st.
The St Paul chapter will meet at Macalester College Campus Center 2nd
Floor, 1600 Grand Ave in St Paul,
starting at 11:45 am.
For information about the Alexandria chapter meeting send an email by
Friday night to email@example.com.
* The St Croix Valley chapter will begin its Nov 1 meetings at 10 am
at Family Means, 1875
Northwestern Ave in Stillwater.
* The Northfield chapter will meet at 11:45 am at the Masonic Center,
corner of West 2nd Street and
Linden Street South, in Northfield. Contact
* The Red Wing chapter will have its inaugural meeting, starting at 10:30
am, at Red Wing Environmental
Learning Center, 442 Guernsey Lane in Red Wing.
* The Dakota County chapter will not be meeting on Saturday November 1 -
and urges people to register to attend
the CCL Regional Conference on November 7 to 9 in Des Moines Iowa.
*Hank Paulson, Treasury Secretary under Pres. George W. Bush from 2006 to 2009, in a commentary titled
"The Coming Climate Crash" which appeared in the New York Times on 6/21/2014.
* Four Republican ex-Administrators of the EPA
* An anonymous
Republican Congressional staffperson
* Fox News commentator John Stossel (even tho in the same interview he says "the climate argument is absurd").
* The London School of Economics...."a uniform global price on carbon would be an ideal tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
sharply in a cost-effective way, based on the principle that the "polluter pays".
* And "more than two dozen of the nation's largest corporations, including five major oil companies" are building it into their plans!
The Carbon Fee and Dividend Act
The science is clear - climate change is real, it's
serious and it's being caused mostly by humans burning fossil fuels.
And, it's clear that if we don't take strong action ASAP to reduce fossil
fuel use, climate change will have terrible impacts on the lives of our
children and grand children later this century.
At Citizens Climate Lobby, we believe that our national policy on climate change should be a match for the science. Toward that end, we offer the following legislation that will achieve the critical goals needed to avert catastrophic climate change. We believe this legislation can achieve these goals while at the same time shielding Americans from the financial impact of transitioning to a clean-energy economy. Our volunteers are bringing this proposal to their members of Congress. If you would like to take our legislation to your member of Congress, please get in touch and we'll be happy to support your efforts. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about Citizens Climate Lobby at the national organization's
Or see CCL Executive Director Mark Reynolds explain the Fee & Dividend proposal on the Thom Hartmann show here...
Did you know that many top Republican economic advisers support a carbon
See what they're saying here!
Ask your candidates where they stand on climate change!
A group called Vote Climate! is appealing to voters to ask their candidates for the November elections where they stand on taking action to limit the impacts of climate change. Check our their effort at www.vote-climate.org!
Most impressive is the work of Citizens Climate Lobby, a relatively new, fastgrowing, nonpartisan, nonprofit group with 60 chapters across the United States and Canada. If you want to join the fight to save the planet, to save creation for your grandchildren, there is no more effective step you could take than becoming an active member of this group."
- Dr. James Hansen, head of Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA