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Big Tent Climate Talks - Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Big Tent Climate Talks - Chesapeake Climate Action Network

January 28, 2021

Join us for the launch event of a new CCL Training pilot - Big Tent Climate Talks, a new, engaging, monthly conversation that spotlights leaders in the climate community outside of CCL doing important work in building coalitions around effective climate solutions.

At CCL, we know solving climate change requires a variety of policies and perspectives. That's why we do this work under a big tent that includes folks from the right, the left, and every spot in between. In our Big Tent Climate Talks, we'll talk to a wide variety of climate leaders outside of CCL to learn more about how we can all work better together.

These talks will take place for 40-45 minutes on the fourth Thursday of every month at 3:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm PT. Our launch event features a conversation with Jamie DeMarco and Quentin Scott of Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Taylor Krause, CCL’s National Partnerships & Coalitions Coordinator.

Join CCL: https://cclusa.org/join

Register For Next Month's Talk: https://cclusa.org/bigtent

More information about CCAN: https://chesapeakeclimate.org/ 

Climate Science Ask Me Anything Featuring Dr. Michael Mann!

Climate Science Ask Me Anything Featuring Dr. Michael Mann!

January 28, 2021

Join Dr. Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, and Science Policy Network leader Dana Nuccitelli for this quarter's Ask Me Anything that answers CCL volunteer climate science questions. Dr. Mann, Keynote for CCL's 2016 International Conference, is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC) and the author of several books including his most recent work, The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back our Planet.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
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0:00) Intro & Agenda
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3:00) The New Climate War & Climate Solutions
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17:10) Carbon Capture & Direct Air Capture
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23:37) Will atmospheric CO2 reduce quickly when we get to net-zero emissions?
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29:39) How can we educate school-age students with curriculum and psychological support?
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36:53) How will business support translate to climate action?
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43:31) What risks for tipping points are there if we approach 1.5 or 2.0 degrees temperature rise?
(46:33) What changes to the Ocean Conveyor Belt & Jet Stream are happening?
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54:20) Which is the bigger challenge: complacency or denial?

 

More information:

More About Dr. Mann: https://michaelmann.net/
If your question didn't answered, please post in the Science Policy Network Forums
To learn more about CCL's basic climate science training see the Climate Change Science Basics training page

CCL: The Details of the Text of the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act (Audio)

CCL: The Details of the Text of the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act (Audio)

December 14, 2018

Note: This webinar quotes from the 2018 version of this legislation - for the updated page & line references, see this training page.

 Join CCL’s Vice President of Government Affairs Dr. Danny Richter for a webinar that dives deeper into the text of the monumental Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act for all CCL volunteers.

The webinar will begin with a quick review of updates with the legislation, and then delve into the actual bill text via the section-by-section analysis, as Dr. Richter walks through the language and backstory the same way CCL's DC office presented the bill architecture with Congressional offices.

 
Skip ahead for a specific section's analysis:
Section 1: Legislation Background (2:30)
Section 2: Findings & Context (5:11)
Section 3: Carbon Dividends & Components (6:13)
Section 4: Carbon Dividend Trust Fund (20:54)
Sections 6 & 7: National Academy Review & Biomass Study (29:15)
Section 8: Adjustments to Duplicative GHG Regulations (30:53)
Section 11: No Preemption of State Law (37:42)
Core Volunteer Training: Diving Deep Into Carbon Fee & Dividend

Core Volunteer Training: Diving Deep Into Carbon Fee & Dividend

October 10, 2018

Core Volunteer Training is a webinar series to help newer CCL supporters connect with each other from across the world and empower them to achieve their larger goals for climate advocacy.

"Diving Deep into Carbon Fee & Dividend," features Robert Archer, US-AID economist (retired) and CCL Economic Policy Network contributor giving an in-depth presentation on new ways of thinking about the key components of the three dimensions of CCL's flagship policy.

CCL Training: Social Media Basics

CCL Training: Social Media Basics

September 14, 2018

Join CCL’s Marketing & Events Director Ashley Hunt Martorano for a training geared at enhancing you and your group’s use of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to support your social media goals for your own climate advocacy efforts.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Overview (2:09)
Volunteer Actions By Lever (9:46)
Volunteer Actions By Platform (24:11)
Running Your Chapter Account (28:47)

Slides: https://cclusa.org/social-media-basics

Training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/64

Core Volunteer Training: Working With Print Media

Core Volunteer Training: Working With Print Media

September 10, 2018

CCL Communications Coordinator Flannery Winchester leads a webinar geared at enhancing your understanding and confidence in writing effective letters to the editor and building key press relationships. Volunteers will learn key concepts like the LTE formula, the hierarchy of news items to respond to, and suggestions on how to connect to local issues that matter to their community.

Come prepared to respond to an article in your own local newspaper and bring a copy from today to the webinar to support getting your first letter to the editor written.

Core Volunteer Training is specifically created to support CCL volunteers in becoming more active, empowering you to achieve your larger goals for climate advocacy as well as answer questions you might have across a wide range of topics.

Core Volunteer Training: Community Influencers & Our Action Teams

Core Volunteer Training: Community Influencers & Our Action Teams

August 14, 2018

Join Todd Elvins with CCL's Endorsers Program Lead in highlighting successful examples of building support from local faith, business, and community leaders and elected officials in the support of leader's letters as well as how to navigate our Grasstops Engagement Tracker and Action Teams network.

Demonstrating to Congress that business and community leaders support our policy is critical. In the words of CCL's Senior Liaison Jay Butera, "Bringing in endorsers with me was a game changer in our relationship with Congressman Curbelo’s office, and played a big role in gaining his signature on the Republican Climate Resolution.”

Core Volunteer Training is created to help connect new volunteers with each other from across the world and empower them to achieve their larger goals for climate advocacy.

Core Volunteer Training: Improving Our Communications

Core Volunteer Training: Improving Our Communications

August 14, 2018

Led by​ CCL Effective Communication Action Lead Dave Folland, this webinar draws upon the tools and techniques of motivational interviewing and walks through best practices in how to engage in reflective listening, open-ended questions, and the art of engaging in discussions that are effective collaborations. CCL's Volunteer Education Coordinator Brett Cease also highlights key takeaways from climate communications research groups like ecoAmerica, the IPCC, and Yale Project on Climate Communications in finding common ground along with helping walk through some communications exercises for small groups.

Core Volunteer Training is created to help connect new volunteers with each other from across the world and empower them to achieve their larger goals for climate advocacy.
 

Core Volunteer Training: Explaining the Science of Climate Change

Core Volunteer Training: Explaining the Science of Climate Change

August 14, 2018

Explaining the Science of Climate Change features Citizens' Climate Education board member and climate scientist Dr. Sandra Kirtland Turner.

The training features explanations by Dr. Kirtland Turner on the concepts behind climate change: CO2 traps heat, the concentration of CO2 is rising, and human contributions are driving this rise as well as discussing how to communicate the science behind climate change and where to find additional resources.

Core Volunteer Training: Engaging In Grassroots Outreach

Core Volunteer Training: Engaging In Grassroots Outreach

July 14, 2018

This training is led by CCL’s Presenters Action Team Co-leader David Cain and CCL Regional Coordinator Susan Adams and addresses everything you ever wanted to know about grassroots outreach with CCL: tabling, scheduling, and giving presentations.

David and Susan trade-off with each other to highlight the bite-sized best practices in the art of preparing for both tabling and presentations and what to do once you get there.

Core Volunteer Training is created to engage and support newer volunteers in becoming more active and answering any questions across a wide range of topics.

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