We just had a great CCL Regional Conference in Des Moines -
see highlights of the conference here.
 
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 Next CCL meetings are on Saturday, December 6th! 

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 the CCL
meetings all across the USA and Canada by phone conference call. 
The speaker for the December 6th conference call will be Allan Savory of the Savory Institute, speaking on
"Holistic land management - reversing desertification and sequestering carbon through cattle herding"



A
llan Savory is Zimbabwean biologist, farmer, soldier, exile,
environmentalist, and winner of the 2003 Banksia International
Award and the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge.

Savory is the originator of "holistic management", a Whole Farm/Ranch Planning System that addresses and improves environmental health, sustains economic viability, and enhances the quality of life of farm and ranch communities.

For Minnesota CCL meetings on December 6th.......
   * the Minneapolis, Edina and Wayzata chapters will have a joint meeting at the Davanni's Pizza shop at
           5124 Gus Young Lane in Edina, starting at 11 am.
   * 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 CCLNorthfield@gmail.com for more information. 
   * For information about the Alexandria chapter meeting send an email by Friday 12/5 to jjclimatelobby@gmail.com.
   * Check back here soon for location and start times for 12/6 CCL meetings in Dakota County, St Paul,
          Stillwater, Duluth/Two Harbors, Morris, Eden Prairie and Red Wing.
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Look who's calling for a carbon tax...

* 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

* Leading economic advisors to Presidents Nixon, Reagan, George H.W. Bush & George W. Bush, and to candidates John McCain and Mitt Romney

* 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!


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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
ccl@citizensclimatelobby.org.

Find out more about Citizens Climate Lobby at the national organization's website

Or see CCL Executive Director Mark Reynolds explain the Fee & Dividend proposal on the Thom Hartmann show here...

Download PDF with information about Fee and Dividend!

Did you know that many top Republican economic advisers support a carbon tax? 
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

 

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