Next CCL meetings are on Saturday, August 2nd! 

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. 

Guest speaker for the August 2nd call will be retired General Wesley Clark, who will speak about how climate
change is impacting national defense.  


On Saturday August 2nd, these are the CCL meeting locations across Minnesota....

   * Linden Hills Park building, 43rd & Xerxes in Minneapolis (starts 11:30)
   * Wayzata Library, 620 Rice Street in Wayzata (starts 11:30)
   * Maple Grove Library, 8001 Main St. N.  in Maple Grove (starts 11:30)
 
   * Alexandria - send email by Friday night to jjclimatelobby@gmail.com for information about the location
   * Southdale Library, 7001 York Avenue South in Edina (starts at 11:30)
   * Morris, at the U of M-Morris Welcome Center, Main Floor (starts at 11:45)
   * Northfield, at the Masonic Center basement Social Hall - corner of West 2nd St & Linden (starts at 11:45) - use
      the parking lot entrance off 2nd Street
   * in St Paul at the Macalester College Campus Center, 1600 Grand Ave, (starts at 11:45)
   * in Burnsville at JoJo's Rise and Wine Cafe, 12501 Nicollet Ave S (starts at 11:00)
   * in Stillwater at Family Means, 1875 Northwestern Ave (starts at 11:45)
   * in Two Harbors, at 133 3rd Ave (home of Mark & Katya Gordon) - starts at 11:30
   * in Eden Prairie, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 16515 Luther Way - starts at 11:30

The Bemidji chapter is taking a break for the summer, and will meet again in September. 
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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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