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 regular CCL meetings will be
Saturday February 10

Here are the times and locations for the January meetings...

* Southwest suburban chapter will meet on 2/10 at Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church in Chaska (map) at 11:45
* Bloomington chapter will meet on 2/10 at Izaak Walton League at 6601 Auto Club Road in Bloomington at 11:45
* Eden Prairie chapter will meet on 2/10 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie at 11:45  
* Edina chapter will meet on 2/10 at 11:45 am at Edina Community Library, 5280 Grandview Sq in Edina
* St Croix Valley CCL chapter will meet on 2/10 at Family Means, 1175 Northwestern Blvd in Stillwater, starting at 11 am
* Northfield CCL chapter will meet on 2/10 at 11:30 am at Cannon Valley Friends, 512 Washington Street in Northfield
* Dakota County CCL chapter will meet on 2/10 at 10:30 am at Farmington Library, 508 Third St in Farmington
* St Paul chapter - check here soon for details
* For information about the Scott County chapter meetings, send an email to
* For information about the Alexandria chapter meetings send an email to  
* Minneapolis (CD5) chapter - for time and location contact Kathy Iverson at

Celia Paris

Guest speaker on February 10th
will be Celia Paris of Loyola University

The guest speaker (by national video conference) for February 10th will be Celia Paris, Asistatant Professor in Political Science at Loyola University.  She is currently working on a book manuscript that explores whether Madisonian ideals for deliberative and collaborative decision-making have lost their appeal.  Titled "Madison's ABCs: Why the Public Still Values Accomplishment, Bipartisanship and Civility in Congress, her book argues that the desire for a more Madisonian approach to politics remains alive and well in the American public and that citizens value accomplishment, bipartisanship and civility. 




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