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.”
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
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.
CCL Youth Outreach: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more at https://www.citizensclimatelobby.org
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.
Follow Citizens' Climate Lobby on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby
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.
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.
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.
January 12, 2019
Joining our January 2019 is Amanda Ripley, a reporter who practices “solutions journalism” that digs below oversimplified narratives to get to the deeper truths about people and society. In the process, she has come across a way to address conflict that results in a more satisfying outcome: Complicate the narrative.
As we engage in the difficult conversations needed to arrive at solutions to preserve a livable world, Amanda offers the tools to disrupt the intractable conflict that impedes our progress. Amanda has written for The Atlantic, Time magazine, Slate and the Wall Street Journal and is the author of The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way.
Mark introduces Amanda: 3:14
Amanda's presentation: 8:34
Q&A from audience: 18:15
January monthly actions: 29:57
You can download this month's CCL Action Sheet at www.cclusa.org/actionsheet
December 8, 2018
On CCL's December call, Executive Director Mark Reynolds reviews all of the significant actions that CCL groups across the country have done since the historic Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act was introduced.
We are also joined by Per Espen Stoknes, a Norwegian psychologist and politician for the Green Party who served as a deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway.
He weaves together psychology and economics in imaginative ways, often revolving around our human relationships to the natural world and to each other. He is the author of the book, What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming. Stoknes posits that people have five inner defenses that stop people from engaging on climate change, and he offers ways to "flip" those defenses.
You can download this month's CCL Action Sheet at cclusa.org/actionsheet