Marin Chapter Newsletter
October, 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

From the MacArthur Foundation, a major CCL supporter, a comprehensive summary of the recent IPCC report, commissioned by the UN to explore the consequences of hitting global warming of 1.5C. (We've already hit 1C.)

It's a stark warning about the urgency of immediately "turning the world economy on a dime" away from fossil fuels -- a message lost on denier governments like the US, Australia and Brazil. Maneuvering the enormous machine of the world's energy economy that fast requires power steering: effective carbon pricing!

Spoiler Alert: Just about nobody. Carbon tax, carbon tax, carbon tax!
by Jonathan Marshall
Marin CCL steering committee member,
former economics editor, S.F.Chronicle
by Ray Welch
Marin CCL steering committee member,

Marin CCL leaders David Kunhardt & Dr. Peter Joseph:

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 10AM - 1 PM

A 3 hour deep dive into the current science, solutions and politics right after both the mid-terms and CCL's Congressional Education Lobby Day. Hopefully we'll be able to share some good news.
Help set the climate agenda for the next Congress

CCL will again be on The Hill a week after the midterm elections. Join us if you can.

Our Call Congress Day will be November 9th .
Call your members of Congress, ask them to enact carbon fee and dividend, and pave the way for CCL's November 13 Lobby Day in D.C.

"We’re perfect for the job. If the human species specializes in one thing, it’s taking on the impossible."
(It would be even more possible if the global economy were working on our side.)

The United Nations report estimated that governments would need to impose effective carbon prices of $135 to $5,500 per ton of carbon dioxide pollution by 2030 to keep overall global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. CCL's proposal gets to $135/t in just 12 years while stimulating the economy and protecting household budgets.

L.A. Times endorses CCL's proposal over that of the Climate Leadership Council's plan, which includes shielding oil companies from liability and rollback of regulations.

"The plan pushed by the Citizens Climate Lobby would similarly escalate the per-ton tax over time and return the proceeds in a per-capita dividend, without the corporate giveaways. That’s a better option."

"Today, most companies use their significant lobbying influence to fight regulations and defang government. But that has to change in the face of this crisis. The first priority — which the IPCC makes clear — is to  put a price on carbon . Companies must lobby for escalating prices on carbon everywhere."
While everyone was distracted department:

"Last month, deep in a 500-page  environmental impact statement , the Trump administration made a startling assumption: On its current course, the planet will  warm a disastrous seven degrees  by the end of this century."

Oops! How'd that get in there?

Join us at the Commonwealth Club of S.F. January 22 to honor CCL advisory board member

This event will sell out!

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

Trauma experts explain why you're not crazy, and that all is not lost.

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