Marin Chapter Newsletter
March 2018

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

We sincerely hope that you maintain emotional, physical and social equilibrium during these very challenging times. Action helps.
Al Gore, the CIA, and Cold War spy intel:
How they helped advance climate science

A fascinating, slightly humorous new documentary about how US and Soviet military spies collaborated at the end of the cold war, sharing secrets and contributing to early understanding of the trouble brewing in the Arctic -- until squashed after the 2000 election.
Climate Deniers: Go To Hell,
or thereabouts

Last year's drew 1,300, and lobbying was capped at 950. (Most House offices are pretty small.) This year will be even bigger, so please register early, especially if you plan to ascend The Hill.

Help young people attend the conference
Marin CCL members are helping bring a few youth members to DC. If you'd like to donate miles or funds for Marin kids, please contact Molly .

Alameda CCL is helping Central Valley kids attend the conference. Contribute here.
New Member Orientations:
Next: Thursday, March 22
Contact Barbara for details.
Our Social Media team invites your clicks, likes and posts.
(Guaranteed: no fake news)

Thank you, Amanda and Jay!

Revenue Neutral Carbon Fee and Dividend: Bending the Emissions Curve wins it's third popular choice award at MIT

Our third winning MIT Climate CoLab entry offers a deep primer on CCL's proposal (follow the links for full effect.)
Got Kids?
Exciting new initiative:
School board members are the only elected officials with a singular focus on the well-being and future success of children. This recent initiative to recognize climate change as a children's issue is spreading quickly in our local community school boards and beyond. Read all about it here .

Much more info:
Passed Resolutions: 

Website and Media:

Sample or Model Resolutions:

Get involved locally:
Contact Lucia London for upcoming Marin actions

Nice try, feds, but...

By unanimous opinion by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in SF, our kids will get their day in court, arguing that the government has failed to protect their constitutional rights to a livable world. Learn more and help them out at
Got Adderal?
Oh where have you been, my blue eyed son? Watch this...uh... intense new video from Students for Carbon Dividends . (Don't blink.) Welcome, college dems and republicans! It's your future, after all.
What's happening in the Arctic is now beyond words . Here are the data. It's a mid-winter heat wave, and it spells trouble.
Now that we know how vulnerable our elections really are, it's all hands on deck!

Make 2018
 A Climate Election

Denial Corner

"You can run, but you can't hide"
-- Boxer Joe Louis
Out of the frying pan...

Mike Pompeo, Climate Policy Foe, Picked to Replace Tillerson as Secretary of State
Ready to get more involved? Action teams invite you :
We're all volunteers, and you don't need to be an expert. 
One of the best ways to get involved is to...just get involved! Our action team leaders invite you to participate.

If yo ur skill set resonates with any of these teams, please  contact  Molly  with your interest.

Wonk Room:
Years of Living Dangerously is now  The YEARS Project.  They’ll still be telling the biggest story of our time, but doing it in a new way: on  Facebook Watch . Check it out, along with their other superb climate videos. 
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New From the New York Times, a weekly digest of their climate coverage
Past Newsletters
If you've read this far, you might be zealous enough to want to review informative past Marin CCL newsletters:

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