CCL Regional Conference in Des Moines, Nov. 7 to 9.  Don't miss it! 

 "On 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 Moines, Iowa.

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 conference:
   *  Sailor, photographer, and first American to sail the Northwest Passage in both directions David Thoreson will
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! 


 Next CCL 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. 

Charles KennelEach 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
Saturday November 1st  will be Charles Kennel. Mr. Kennel was the ninth director of the
Scripps 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
the 2
° warming goal, and instead track a range of "vital signs".  He recently co-authored an
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:
   * 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
*  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 for more information. 

* 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.


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!


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

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

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!


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