Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Dr Natasha DeJarnett | Citizens Climate Lobby | May 2020 Speaker

Dr Natasha DeJarnett | Citizens Climate Lobby | May 2020 Speaker

May 9, 2020

Climate change and carbon pollution have always had an impact on public health, and the COVID-19 pandemic bears that out. On this month’s call, Dr. Natasha DeJarnett will look at how these two crises are connected. Dr. 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. She also serves on the governing board of Citizens’ Climate Education.

Helpful Links:

National Environmental Health Association: https://www.neha.org/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Additional Health Action Team Recommended Research Articles: http://cclusa.org/health-research-may-call

Sign up to find out more about Citizens' Climate Lobby: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/join-citizens-climate-lobby/

 

Hannah Pickard | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | March 2020 Monthly Speaker

Hannah Pickard | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | March 2020 Monthly Speaker

March 14, 2020

Hannah Pickard trains people in proven communications techniques that shift the national conversation about climate change to be more positive, civic-minded and solutions-focused. She is the Network Manager for the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation. NNOCCI currently supports climate communicators in 184 institutions in 38 states. As we go out in our communities to lead presentations, Hannah’s coaching can help us to inspire audiences to take action and be part of the solution.

More Information: NNOCCI: https://climateinterpreter.org/about/projects/NNOCCI

Hannah's Slides & March's Monthly Actions: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet

Citizens' Climate Radio Episode 39 featuring Hannah Pickard: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/citizens-climate-radio-ep-39-envisioning-and-communicating-climate-success/

Coronavirus Forums: https://community.citizensclimate.org/discuss/viewcategory/2762

 

John Wood | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | January 2020 Monthly Speaker

John Wood | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | January 2020 Monthly Speaker

January 11, 2020

Searching for ways to bridge the partisan divide in America, we hear this month from John Wood, Jr. at Better Angels, a national citizens’ movement “to reduce political polarization in the United States by bringing liberals and conservatives together to understand each other beyond stereotypes.” Wood is a national leader for Better Angels, a former nominee for Congress, former Vice-Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, and author of the upcoming book, “Transcending Politics: Perspectives for a Divided Nation.”

Andy Hoffman | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | November 2019 Monthly Speaker

Andy Hoffman | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | November 2019 Monthly Speaker

November 9, 2019

Solving climate change — and saving civilization as we know it — will require a major systemic shift in our culture. Andrew Hoffman maintains that we are in a societal moment akin to a new era of enlightenment. He joins us to talk about the system-level changes to our thinking needed in the anthropocene and the role of business in the great rethinking of our economy. Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan. He has published 16 books, including:

Helpful Links:

CCL November Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet

The Next Phase of Business Sustainability

How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate

Climate Change and Our Emerging Cultural Shift

Kiera O’Brien | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | October 2019 Monthly Speaker

Kiera O’Brien | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | October 2019 Monthly Speaker

October 12, 2019

There’s been a shift among Republicans in Congress on climate change, due in no small part to polling that shows younger GOP voters are as concerned about climate change as their progressive counterparts. As vice president of Students for Carbon Dividends, Keira O’Brien is working to harness that passion among young conservatives to generate political will for carbon dividends legislation, which places a fee on carbon and gives revenue to households (sound familiar?). Kiera, who is President Emeritus of the Harvard Republican Club, recently testified at a congressional hearing alongside Republican pollster Frank Luntz. Over the summer, she spoke about carbon dividends at the Teen Vogue Summit: “There are many climate-oriented groups rallying around the problem, but Students for Carbon Dividends is rallying around the solution.”

Helpful Links:
IMF's Support For a $75/ton Carbon Tax: https://blogs.imf.org/2019/10/10/fiscal-policies-to-curb-climate-change/
Students For Carbon Dividends: https://www.s4cd.org/
Economists' Statement: https://www.clcouncil.org/economists-statement/
CCL Monthly Action Sheet: http://cclusa.org/actionsheet

Dr. Jonathan Haidt | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | September 2019 Monthly Speaker

Dr. Jonathan Haidt | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | September 2019 Monthly Speaker

September 14, 2019

How did American politics get to be so dysfunctional? It has a lot to do with psychology, and our guest this month, Jonathan Haidt, will help us wrap our heads around this phenomenon. A Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University Stern School of Business, he is the author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. Haidt’s book explains the origins of the human moral sense and how variations in moral intuitions can help explain the polarization and dysfunction of American politics.

Helpful Links:
Monthly Action Sheet: http://cclusa.org/actionsheet
https://www.openmindplatform.org
https://righteousmind.com/about-the-book/discussions-of-the-book/
CCL Youth Outreach: youth@citizensclimate.org
Find out more at https://www.citizensclimatelobby.org

Sam Daley Harris | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | August 2019 Monthly Speaker

Sam Daley Harris | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | August 2019 Monthly Speaker

August 10, 2019

Just how powerful and influential is grassroots advocacy? Our guest this month, Sam Daley-Harris, will share examples of organized citizen lobbying that had a major impact on national policies and priorities. Sam is the founder and CEO of Civic Courage, a non-profit that coaches organizations to improve the effectiveness of their advocacy work. In 1980, he founded RESULTS, an organization working to end hunger and poverty, which later became the model for Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Sam is also the author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government.

 

Helpful Links:
Civic Courage: https://civiccourage.org/
Monthly Action Sheet: http://cclusa.org/actionsheet
Carbon Pricing Bills in Congress: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/220
Follow Citizens' Climate Lobby on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate
https://citizensclimatelobby.org

Drew Jones | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | July 2019 Monthly Speaker

Drew Jones | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | July 2019 Monthly Speaker

July 13, 2019

Drew Jones, is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive, a think tank that provides modeling for climate policies and tools, giving policy-makers a realistic view of what's needed to contain global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. Drew will share details of Climate Interactive's new climate policy simulator En-ROADS, a fast, powerful tool for understanding how we can achieve our climate goals through changes in energy, land use, consumption, agriculture, and other policies.

Helpful Links:
To sign up for En-ROADS updates and the tool: http://en-roads.org
Monthly Action Sheet: http://cclusa.org/actionsheet
For the video shown at the end, visit: https://youtu.be/bd8SjXTMgco

Carlos Curbelo | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | May 2019 Monthly Speaker

Carlos Curbelo | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | May 2019 Monthly Speaker

May 11, 2019

Before leaving Congress, Carlos Curbelo did more than any Republican to tone down the divisive rhetoric on climate change and start a movement to turn it into a bipartisan issue. Along with Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), he led the formation and growth of the Climate Solutions Caucus, which had 45 Republicans and 45 Democrats at the end of the previous Congress. In January, he joined the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and he also joined the advisory board of the Millennial Action Project, a nonprofit focused on getting younger lawmakers to work across the aisle and to bring civility to the governing process. He joins this month’s call to talk about building the momentum for a bipartisan approach to solving climate change.

Helpful Links:
Monthly Action Sheet: http://cclusa.org/actionsheet
Alex Honnold Expresses Support for HR 763: https://community.citizensclimate.org/bulletin/2101/26
Cincinnati & Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Endorses HR 763: https://energyinnovationact.org/supporters-overview/

Rev. Susan Hendershot | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | April 2019 Monthly Speaker

Rev. Susan Hendershot | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | April 2019 Monthly Speaker

April 13, 2019

On the issue of climate change, the faith community speaks with a moral authority. One of the leading voices in that community is Interfaith Power & Light, whose mission is "to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy." IPL President Rev. Susan Hendershot joined our April call to share the work they're doing to spread the gospel of stewardship and sustainability.

Helpful Links:
Monthly Action Sheet: http://cclusa.org/actionsheet
Chicago Endorses Carbon Fee and Dividend: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/chicago-volunteers-bring-ccl-values-to-life/
Silicon Valley Group Supports HR 763: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/silicon-valley-gets-in-the-game-for-carbon-pricing-and-h-r-763/
Interfaith Power & Light: https://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/