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Lobby Day, June 21 to 23 in Washington D.C. 

Did you see the article by George Shultz in the Pioneer Press this week?

Shultz was Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1989. 
In the article - titled "A Reagan Approach to Climate Change" Shultz calls for
a carbon tax, saying, "Before you get mugged by reality, take out an insurance policy.''


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climate problem - and the most effective solution for it...




Next CCL meetings are on Saturday, April 4th!

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

Guest speaker on April 4 will be George Marshall of Climate Outreach and Information Network

George Marshall, of Climate Outreach and Information NetworkOn our April call, we dive into the psychology of climate change communication with
George Marshall, author of 
Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired
To Ignore Climate Change
Why is there such a big gap between what the scientists tell us about climate change
 and what the public believes? Marshall, co-founder of 

Climate Outreach and Information Network will discuss what we can do to close that gap. 

 Here's the info on locations and start times for the CCL meetings in Minnesota on April 4th. 
   * southwest suburban chapter will meet at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie, at 11:45 am (map)
   * the Edina chapter will meet at Edina Community Library, 5280 Grandview Square, at 11:45 am
   * the northwest suburban chapter will meet at Plymouth Library, 15700 36th Ave N in Plymouth, at 11:45 am
   * the Minneapolis chapter will meet at Linden Hills Park Building, 43rd & Xerxes, starting at 11:45 am
   * the St Croix Valley chapter will meet at 10:45 am at Family Means, 1875 Northwestern Av in Stillwater 
   * the Dakota County chapter will meet at 10 am at JoJo's Rise and Wine at 12501 Nicollet Av in Burnsville
   * the Northfield chapter will meet at 11:45 am at the Masonic Center, corner of West 2nd Street and
           Linden Street South, in Northfield.  Contact for more information. 

   * the St Paul chapter will meet at 11:45 am at Highland Park Community Center ground floor
        meeting room, 1974 Ford Parkway in St Paul
 (and not at Macalester College as in past months)

   * the Red Wing chapter will meet at 11:30 am at the Env. Learning Center, 442 Guernsey Lane, Red Wing
   * For information about the Alexandria chapter meetings send an email to
   * For information about the Prior Lake chapter meetings, send an email to

   * Other CCL chapters in MN are in Duluth/Two Harbors and in Morris.

NY Republican Congressman plans to present a "pro-science" climate bill

New York Republican Congressman Chris Gibson announced on December 4th  that he will introduce a bill on
climate change that will "help others recognize the reality of the situation."  He added "we have to operate in
the realm of knowledge and science."  You can see a National Journal article about this here.

If your representative in the U.S. House or Senate is a Republican, please print the article 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.

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