Next CCL meetings are on Saturday, September 6th! 

CCL meetings are generally held all across the U.S.A. and Canada on the first Saturday of each month. 

Len HeringEach month, a notable speaker on a topic related to climate change speaks to the CCL
meetings all across the USA and Canada by phone conference call.  The speaker for
Saturday September 6th will be Rear Admiral Len Hering Sr. (ret.), who will speak about
the impact that climate change is having on national security.  Adm. Hering is the Executive
Director of the California Center for Sustainable Energy in San Diego.  During his career
 in the Navy, Hering  built a team that reduced energy consumption by nearly 42%,
diverted 75% of Navy waste from landfills and reduced water consumption by more than one billion gallons.
He instigated wind, thermal, photovoltaic and conversion technology at all levels in Navy facilities.

You are invited to attend whichever of these Saturday September 6th CCL meetings is most convenient for you:

   * Linden Hills Park building, 43rd & Xerxes in Minneapolis
   * Wayzata Library, 620 Rice Street, in Wayzata 
   * Southdale Library, 7001 York Avenue South in Edina
   * Maple Grove Library,  8001 Main St N, in Maple Grove
   * in Eden Prairie, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 16515 Luther Way  

Meetings at all of the above locations start at 11:30 am on Saturday September 6th.

September 6th meetings at these three locations will start at 11:45 am:
   * Northfield - at the Masonic Center basement Social Hall - corner of West 2nd st & Linden  
   * Stillwater - at Family Means, 1875 Northwestern Avenue 
   * Alexandria - send email by Friday night to for information about the location
   * Bemidji - in the main floor of the BSU Library
   * Morris - in the U of M - Morris Welcome Center downstairs conference room

And, the Dakota County chapter will meet at 10 am on 9/6 at JoJo's Rise and Wine Cafe, 12501 Nicollet Av in Burnsville

There will NOT be a St Paul chapter meeting at Macalester College on Sept 6.  St. Paul area people are welcome
to go to any of the other chapter meetings in the Twin Cities.



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

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

Ask your candidates where they stand on climate change! 

A group called Vote Climate!  is appealing to voters to ask their candidates for the November elections where they stand on taking action to limit the impacts of climate change.  Check our their effort at!


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