Marin Chapter Special Alert
September 5, 2020

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 hope all of you are staying safe and sane. Our hearts go out to those affected by the fires, the virus and all their serious impacts. Clearly, we must carry on with increased energy and focus.

Special Event co-sponsored by Marin CCL:
How the Earth Wins This Election

A local call for national leadership to solve the cascading crises of climate, health, equity and the economy.

Monday September 21, 2020 4:00 – 5:30pm Pacific

Please send your questions in advance to marin@leadonclimate.org 

Panel

Representative Jared Huffman
Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) represents California’s second district spanning from the Golden Gate Bridge north to the Oregon border. Huffman is a member of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. He chairs the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife.


Dr. Natasha DeJarnett
Dr. Natasha DeJarnett is the interim associate director of Program and Partnership Development at the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), where she leads research as well as climate and health activities. Dr. DeJarnett is an adjunct professor at George Washington University. She is a member of  U.S. EPA Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC), the Governing Board of Citizens’ Climate Education and the Board of Directors for Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Prof. Daniel Kammen
Daniel M. Kammen is a Distinguished Professor of Energy in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and a former Science Envoy for the State Department. He served as coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Selected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences April 23, 2020.

Both Dr's Dejarnett and Kammen serve as CCL advisors
Earth's Future Is On The Ballot This November

Biden’s Early Climate Focus and Hard Years in Congress Forged His $2 Trillion Clean Energy Plan

Biden, known in the Senate for his work on foreign relations, focused on climate change early as a matter for international diplomacy. In 1986, after testimony by NASA scientist James Hansen on the greenhouse effect, Biden introduced his Global Climate Protection Act. 

President Donald Trump’s Climate Change Record Has Been a Boon for Oil Companies, and a Threat to the Planet

Pursuing an unrelenting fossil fuel agenda, Trump has scaled back or eliminated over 150 environment measures, expanded Arctic drilling, and denied climate science.


On Climate, Kamala Harris Has a Record and Profile for Action

"A true environmental champion," said Tiernan Sittenfeld, vice president of government affairs for the League of Conservation Voters, noting that Harris has had a 91 percent pro-environmental lifetime voting record on the LCV scorecard (that's better than Biden's lifetime score of 83 percent). "Senator Harris has been a long-time champion for climate action and environmental justice....We know she will continue the fight for a more just solution to the climate crisis."
A Climate Change Skeptic, Mike Pence Brought to the Vice Presidency Deep Ties to the Koch Brothers

"It has long been a goal of the liberal left in this country to advance a climate change agenda," Pence said in a June 2017 interview on Fox & Friends to laud Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate accord. "For some reason or another, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world." Really, Mike? Why do you think?
And speaking of the "liberal left's" agenda:
Scientists “too frightened” to tell truth on climate impacts

Professor Peter Wadhams, an expert on the disappearing Arctic ice, says that while countries in North America and Europe are ignoring the threat that changing weather patterns are causing to the world food supply...changes in the jet stream caused by the melting of the ice in the Arctic are threatening the most productive agricultural areas on the planet.

“The impact of extreme, often violent weather on crops in a world where the population continues to increase rapidly can only be disastrous,” he warns.

What's New with the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act?
82 Congressional Cosponsors
614 Businesses
98 Faith Groups
100 Local governments
168 Nonprofits
21 News Media
384 Prominent Individuals

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Prepared by Peter G. Joseph, M.D. 
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