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 Aug 13  

Here's the time and place detail for CCL meetings in the Twin Cities area on August 13th: 

* Minneapolis (CD5) chapter will meet at 11:45 am at Linden Hills United Church of Christ, 4200 Upton Ave in south Minneapolis
* Southwest Metro CCL chapters (Edina, Eden Prairie and other SW suburbs) will meet at Edina Community Library, 5280 Grandview Square in Edina (map) at 11:45 am
* Northwest Metro CCL chapter will meet at Plymouth Library, 15700 36th Av N in Plymouth, starting at 11:45 am
* St Croix Valley CCL chapter will meet at Family Means, 1175 Northwestern Blvd in Stillwater, starting at 11 am
* Northfield CCL chapter will meet at 11:30 am at Masonic temple in Northfield
* For information about the Scott County chapter meetings, send an email to scottcounty@citizensclimatelobby.org
* For information about the Alexandria chapter meetings send an email to jjclimatelobby@gmail.com
* Dakota County CCL chapter will not meet in August
 


Guest speaker on Saturday, Aug 13th:
Rikkia Ramsey of Truman Center
 

Rikkia Ramsey is Policy Program Coordinator
for the Truman Center.   The Truman Center focuses on America's challenges and opportunities in the 21st century.  On August
13th Rikkia will talk with us about Truman
Center's "Operation Free", a coalition of
veterans and national security experts that advocates for securing America with clean energy. 


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!

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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

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
here!

 

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