In case you missed it...
See March 7 StarTribune op/ed piece by Tim Reckmeyer of Prior Lake...
"A Tornado in Early March?  In Minnesota? Really?"

From the Paris Conference:  see
video of the heads of state of  Canada, Chile, Ethiopia, France, Germany and Mexico calling for a price on carbon. ________________________________________

Check out this new 2 minute video about the climate problem - and the most effective solution for it...

See more about all things CCL at the main CCL web site!

Next CCL meetings will be
Saturday May 13th

Here's the time and place detail for CCL meetings in the Twin Cities area in May: 

* Southwest metro chapter will meet on 5/13 at Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church in Chaska (map) at 11:45
* Bloomington
chapter will meet on 5/13 at the Izaak Walton League, 6601 Auto Club Road in Bloomington at 11:45
* Eden Prairie chapter will meet on 5/13 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie at 11:45  
* Edina chapter will meet on 5/13 at the community room of the Lunds & Byerly's at 7171 France Av S  at 11:45 am
NW Metro Climate Action - will meet on 5/13 at Noon at the community room of the Lunds & Byerly's in Plymouth
* St Croix Valley CCL chapter will meet on 5/13 at Family Means, 1175 Northwestern Blvd in Stillwater, starting at 11 am
* Northfield CCL chapter will meet on 5/13 at 11:30 am at Masonic temple in Northfield
* For information about the Scott County chapter meetings, send an email to
* For information about the Alexandria chapter meetings send an email to
* Dakota County CCL chapter - will meet on 5/13 at 10:30 am at Robert Trail Library, 14395 Robert Trail in Rosemount
* St Paul chapter will meet at Macalester College Campus Center building 2nd floor, on 5/13 at 11:45  
* Minneapolis (CD5) chapter - will meet Wednesday evening May 17; for details contact Kathy Iverson at



Natasha DeJarnett

Guest speaker on May 13th
will be Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, of the American Public Health Association

The burning of fossil fuels takes a tremendous toll on public health, not only from the impact of climate change, but also from the pollution that leads to heart and respiratory problems. To learn more about this, we’re joined this month by Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, policy analyst in the American Public Health Association’s Center for Public Health Policy. Her specialty areas within the Policy Center include climate change and environmental exposures. Dr. DeJarnett received her PhD in Public Health from the University of Louisville in 2013. As a postdoc at the University, she was awarded a fellowship by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to investigate cardiovascular risks of air pollution exposures.




Please urge Representatives Paulsen, Emmer
and Lewis to join the bi-partisan climate solutions caucus!


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

The "REMI" report shows that the Fee and Dividend Act would not only reduce carbon emissions, but it would also be
good for the economy!

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


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