CCL Agriculture Series: How Much Should We Invest? With Greg Page, former chairman of Cargill (Audio)

November 7, 2017

Audio Only: The CCL Agriculture Action Team’s six-week webinar series called “Agriculture at the Table” wraps up with its final session with this webinar. “How Much Should We Invest?” features guest speaker Greg Page, retired chairman and CEO of Cargill.

Over the course of his 42-year career with Cargill, Mr. Page held positions in the United States, Singapore, and Thailand in animal nutrition, poultry processing, beef and pork processing, and financial markets. Mr. Page was elected CEO in 2007 and since retiring has been an active contributor to the Risky Business project.

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CCL Agriculture Series: Forests- Carbon Extraction and Storage

October 31, 2017

Join Jad Daley, Vice President at American Forests, for a webinar about the powerful role of forests and forest products in naturally absorbing and storing 14% of U.S. carbon emissions each year.

This “negative emissions’ power of forests is at risk due to the stresses of climate change and other factors. Jad discusses what we can do to keep forests working to slow climate change.

Jad Daley has worked on forest conservation for more than two decades, including authoring federal legislation to benefit forests and co-founding the Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG) in 2007. Jad is a graduate of Brown University and Vermont Law School.

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CCL Agriculture Series: Connecting with Farmers on Climate (Audio)

October 24, 2017

Audio Only: Join Tom Driscoll (National Farmers’ Union) in a discussion that highlights salient points that farmers may respond especially well to, or are particularly important to their operations, regarding climate change. It will also identify opportunities to adapt to and mitigate climate change, and the advantages to be achieved by doing so. Tom Driscoll is the Director of the NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy. He works to mobilize farmers for beneficial climate action and to inform policymakers of how best to work with farmers to secure the food system as the climate changes.

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CCL Agriculture Series: Opportunities for Climate Change Solutions in 2018 Farm Bill (Audio)

October 11, 2017

Audio Only: Join Alyssa Charney, policy specialist at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) in Washington D.C for the second installment in CCL's Agriculture Action Team's series. Alyssa’s talk covers the basics of the farm bill, opportunities to address climate change in the next farm bill, and relevant proposals that NSAC is advocating for in the 2018 Farm Bill.

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Dana Nuccitelli: Recent Research on the Impacts of Climate Change (Audio)

September 5, 2017

Audio Only: Most people view climate change as a threat distant in time and space. They think its impacts will only effect people in the future, and in other countries. As a result, climate change isn't considered an urgent problem. To build the political will for climate solutions this is an important challenge to address through connecting how climate change is impacting us now. 

Join Dana Nuccitelli, environmental scientist and climate writer for The Guardian and Skeptical Science to learn more about how climate change is impacting people today by intensifying extreme weather events like hurricanes, heat waves, floods, and droughts; hurting the economy; and putting us on a path heading toward the planet's sixth mass extinction.

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Dana Nuccitelli: Recent Research on the Impacts of Climate Change

September 5, 2017

Most people view climate change as a threat distant in time and space. They think its impacts will only effect people in the future, and in other countries. As a result, climate change isn't considered an urgent problem. To build the political will for climate solutions this is an important challenge to address through connecting how climate change is impacting us now.

Join Dana Nuccitelli, environmental scientist and climate writer for The Guardian and Skeptical Science to learn more about how climate change is impacting people today by intensifying extreme weather events like hurricanes, heat waves, floods, and droughts; hurting the economy; and putting us on a path heading toward the planet's sixth mass extinction.

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Climate Advocate Training Lesson Two (Audio)

August 11, 2017

Audio Only: Join Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Director of Operations Amy Bennett and Director of Volunteer Education and Engagement Brett Cease as they welcome you to CCL. In this updated second part of the series, you'll review CCL's methodology of building common ground, put it into practice, and review more of the details behind carbon fee and dividend to help cover the basics of becoming an effective CCL climate advocate.

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Climate Advocate Training Lesson One (Audio)

August 11, 2017

Audio Only: Join Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Director of Operations Amy Bennett and Director of Volunteer Education and Engagement Brett Cease as they welcome you to CCL. In this updated first part of the series, you'll review CCL's values, structure, and organization along with examples of the tools we use to build the political will for a livable world.

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The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives

July 1, 2017

Jonathan Haidt, a professor in the Business and Society Program at NYU-Stern, is a social psychologist and author of The Righteous Mind and The Happiness Hypothesis. Dr. Haidt discusses how we came to be so politically polarized as a nation and what needs to happen to restore a more cooperative system of governing. “To live virtuously as individuals and as societies, we must understand how our minds are built. We must find ways to overcome our natural self-righteousness. We must respect and even learn from those whose morality differs from our own.”

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How Dire Messages Reduce Belief in Global Warming

July 1, 2017

Though scientific evidence for the existence of global warming continues to mount, in the United States and other countries belief in global warming has stagnated or even decreased in recent years. One possible explanation for this pattern is that information about the potentially dire consequences of global warming threatens deeply held beliefs that the world is just, orderly, and stable. Individuals overcome this threat by denying or discounting the existence of global warming, and this process ultimately results in decreased willingness to counteract climate change. Two experiments provide support for this explanation of the dynamics of belief in global warming, suggesting that less dire messaging could be more effective for promoting public understanding of climate-change research.

Dr. Robb Willer summarizes the study's findings.

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