Here's another event of interest:

"The Pope & Climate Change"

February 7 at 2:00 pm
at Southdale Library, 7001 York Av in Edina

“The Pope & Climate Change” will be presented by Dr. Amy Levad on Sunday, February 7, 2:00 to 4:00 (Super Bowl kickoff is at 5:30), in the Ethel Berry Room, Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave. S, Edina 55435.

Free of charge and open to all. 

Dr. Levad is Associate Professor of Moral Theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. 

She will present an overview of Laudato Si (On Care for our Common Home), the encyclical written by Pope Francis on the environment and climate change.

Sponsored by Minneapolis Area Interfaith Initiative
From the Paris Conference:  see video of the heads of state of  Canada, Chile, Ethiopia, France, Germany and Mexico calling for a price on carbon. ________________________________________

Check out this new 2 minute video about the climate problem - and the most effective solution for it...

See more about all things CCL at the main CCL web site!

Next CCL meetings will be Saturday Feb. 13th  

Here's the time and place detail for CCL meetings in the Twin Cities area on February 13th: 
* Minneapolis (CD5) chapter will meet at 11:45 am at Linden Hills Park Building at 43rd and Xerxes in south Minneapolis
* Southwest Metro CCL chapter will meet at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie (just north of the Kowalski's store on Hwy 5) at 11:45 am
* Edina CCL chapter will meet at Edina Library, 5280 Grandview Sq in Edina starting at 11:45 am
* Wayzata CCL chapter and Maple Grove CCL chapter will have a joint meeting at Plymouth Library, 15700 36th Av N in Plymouth, starting at 11:45 am
* St Croix Valley CCL chapter will meet at Family Means, 1175 Northwestern Blvd in Stillwater, starting at 11 am
* Dakota County CCL chapter will meet at JoJo's Rise and Wine, 12501 Nicollet Ave in Burnsville, from 10am to noon
* Northfield CCL chapter will meet at 11:30 am at Masonic temple in Northfield
* For information about the Scott County chapter meetings, send an email to
* For information about the Alexandria chapter meetings send an email to


Guest speaker on Saturday, Feb. 13  ...

The guest speaker for February meetings is Jeffrey O'Malley, Director of Data, Research and Policy for UNICEF.  Mr. O'Malley is responsible for shaping research and evidence priorities, ensuring that evidence shapes UNICEF policies and strategies.  Mr. O'Malley will present information from the new UNICEF report, UNLESS WE ACT NOW, which examines the impact of climate cahnge on children around the world.

On September 17, eleven House Republicans presented
a resolution calling for action on climate change!
Please urge Representatives Paulsen, Emmer
and Kline to sign on as co-sponsors!

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