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 April 8th

Check back here soon for the time and place detail for CCL meetings in the Twin Cities area in April!

Devashree Saha

Guest speaker on March 11th
was  Devashree Saha
of the Brookings Institution

You can see replay of
Ms. Saha's presentation here.

Devashree Saha studies the decoupling of decarbonization and the economy, and how carbon emissions are declining despite a growing economy.  She is a senior policy associate and associate fellow at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program.  Her research primarily focuses on the intersection of clean energy and economic development policy, including the transition to a clean energy economy.
Prior to joining Brookings, Saha worked at the National Governors Association where her work spanned clean energy, transportation and land use planning issues.  She holds a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's in political science from Purdue University.



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


Look who's calling for a carbon tax...

* George Shultz, James Baker and others: "A Conservative Climate Solution" February 7, 2017

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