Marin Chapter Newsletter
February 20, 2019

CCL exists to create the political will for climate solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power. -- Mission Statement

Approximately 40 CCL members attended the award ceremony for Dr. Hayhoe (front row, fourth from right, wearing blue) at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco on January 22 to honor her as she received the Stephen Schneider Award. Listen to this inspiring event here . Learn about the pioneering climatologist who passed too young here .
Dr. Hayhoe's trick Question: What is the most dangerous feedback due to arctic sea ice melt? (Hint: not what you think. Solution: an effective carbon price.) Answer here .
The new, improved
CCL Community site is here!
All CCL members now have access.
A year in the making, this will help you get oriented, active and educated. It's rich, deep and easy to use (once you get used to it.)
Tours depart from here .

Enjoy exploring.
New to CCL? Please join us at the following events. Let us know you're coming so we can personally welcome you.
Movie follow up class at
Book Passage
Corte Madera, Saturday, February 23, 10-12. Free . Sign up here .

David Kunhardt & Peter Joseph present
Climate Change: Present Realities and Promising Solutions

Many who saw The Human Element movie were moved to learn more about the hopeful bipartisan carbon pricing bills introduced in both houses of Congress in late 2018 and now reintroduced in the House as HR 763. Find out why you want them to succeed.
General membership and new member welcome meeting March 9

Join us in Larkspur on a Saturday morning at 9:30, connect with your fellow CCL members, listen to the national call at 10, and learn how you can participate.
Register here .
10 th  annual Citizens’ Climate International Conference & Lobby Day
June 9 th  – 11 th , 2019
Washington, D.C.

Join 1,300 fellow citizens in DC for this exciting educational event and journey up the steps of our Capitol. With actual legislation in play it will be more than interesting.
Register here . Lobbying space is limited.
Speaking of "national emergencies":

Trump could pave way for a 'national emergency' on climate change
More Republicans Than You Think Support Action on Climate Change

The author of this article recently gave a great talk at the Environmental Forum of Marin

U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed
America’s carbon dioxide emissions rose by 3.4 percent in 2018, the biggest increase in eight years.
Maybe it's time to put a price on them.
Oh, Canada!
Watch the masterful rollout of Canada's carbon tax plan. Pay attention to the framing -- his use of language, imagery, and values. (You can also brush up on your rusty French.)

"After two years of presenting himself on the world stage as a climate champion, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has put his money where his mouth is. Mr. Trudeau has pledged that all of Canada will have a price on carbon dioxide pollution by 2019. Mr. Trudeau’s plan would impose a tax of about $15 per ton of carbon dioxide on industrial polluters, rising to about $38 by 2022. Most of the revenue would be returned to citizens in the form of rebates."

(Sounds familiar, eh?)

They're doing great work at the school board level making climate change a children's issue. But the politics are thick.

Comments, Questions?
Apologies for cross postings
Prepared by Peter G. Joseph, M.D.