On September 17, eleven Republican members of the U.S. House presented a resolution calling for action on climate change!  Please urge Minnesota's House Republicans to sign on as co-sponsors!

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!

Minnesotans at the Capitol on June 23, 2015
Minnesotans in D.C. on June 23, 2015

Next CCL meetings will be on October 3rd...  

Pic of Rachel Kyte - guest speaker for Oct 3 CCL meetings The guest speaker (by nat'l conference call) for the October CCL meetings is Rachel Kyte, Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change at the World Bank.

As an advocate for action to combat climate change because of its intrinsic link to poverty and development, Ms. Kyte is the leading figure for the World Bank Group in efforts to campaign for an ambitious agreement at the 21st Convention of the Parties of the UNFCC this December.  She was recently appointed as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Special Representative for Sustainabile Energy for All.  She will talk about the World Bank's efforts to spread the use of carbon pricing globally to achieve greenhouse gas reductions.  

CCL meetings in Minnesota on Saturday, October 3rd will be:
* in Eden Prairie, at 11:45 am at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie
* in Minneapolis, at Linden Hills Park Building in Minneapolis at 11:45 am
* in Northfield at Masonic Center in Northfield at 11:30. Contact CCLNorthfield@gmail.com for more information about Northfield chapter. 
* in Stillwater, at 11:15 am (new time) at  Family Means, 1875 Northwestern Av
* in Edina, at 11:45 am at Edina Library, 5280 Grandview Square in Edina
* in Maple Grove, at 11:45 am at Maple Grove Library
* in St Paul,
at 11:45 am, at Highland Park Library
* in Red Wing,
at 9:30 am at the Anderson Center Barn; see more info here
* in Dakota County at 10 am JoJo's Cafe, 12501 Nicollet Avenue in Burnsville

The brand new Fargo/Moorhead chapter will meet on 10/3 at 4259 31st Av S in Fargo at 11 am.

* For information about the Alexandria chapter meetings send an email to jjclimatelobby@gmail.com
* For information about the Scott County chapter meetings, send an email to scottcounty@citizensclimatelobby.org.

* The west suburban chapter will meet on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6 pm at Excelsior Library, 337 Water Street in Excelsior.
* The Two Harbors/Knife River chapter will meet on October 11 at 5 pm in Knife River; contact Katya Gordon at 218-290-5975 for location.
* The Duluth chapter will meet on October 18 at 6 pm; contact eenberg63@yahoo.com for details..

If you have questions or suggestions, please send them to

On September 17, eleven House Republicans presented
a resolution calling for action on climate change!
Please urge Representatives Paulsen, Emmer
and Kline to sign on as co-sponsors!

If your representative in the U.S. House or Senate is a Republican, please print the resolution and send it to him or her with a hand-written cover letter asking the rep to support the initiative by Rep. Gibson!

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.

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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