CCL: Introducing The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividends Act Webinar

November 28, 2018

In November 2018, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was introduced in Congress by two Republicans and three Democrats. This historic bipartisan bill would enact carbon fee and dividend into law when passed, and is the result of the hard work and support of thousands of CCL volunteers over many years.

Call Outline (skip forward to times listed): The Bill's Background (starts at 1:43), Review of the Bill's Basic Framework (starts at 7:31), Review of Actions & Next Steps (starts at 15:57), Review of Where to Find Resources on Community (starts at 22:22) Mark Wraps up (starts at 30:21).

Join CCL's Mark Reynolds, Madeleine Para, and Danny Richter in a webinar that celebrates this achievement, reviews the basic framework of the bill, and highlights what CCL is calling on volunteers to do today, tomorrow, and over the next few weeks to help now that a bill introduced.

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018 incorporates the most important provisions of carbon fee and dividend: a fee on carbon emissions at the source that starts at $15 per ton and goes up $10 per year, and a full dividend allocated to households. There are also a few provisions that have been added that are not in our proposal.

You can get more information on its website: www.energyinnovationact.org

As well as on CCL Community at: www.cclusa.org/bill

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The IPCC Special Report on 1.5 Degrees & CCL

November 20, 2018

CCL's Research Coordinator Rick Knight reviews the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report “Global Warming of 1.5°C.” (or SR1.5).

In the presentation Rick reviews three main questions:

Why was this report written?

What does it tell us that’s new? 

How does it inform CCL’s work?

For a link to the slides and full video, visit: https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/learn/climate-science/ipcc-special-report-1-5-degrees-ccl/

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Nov 2018 Monthly Meeting with Anthony Leiserowitz

November 17, 2018

Just days after the midterm elections and right before CCL volunteers lobby on Capitol Hill, we talk to Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, about their latest polling on Americans’ views about climate change and solutions like carbon pricing.

Dr. Leiserowitz is an expert on public opinion and public engagement with the issues of climate change and the environment. His research investigates the psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence environmental beliefs, attitudes, policy support, and behavior.

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CC Radio Ep 30 What Does the Bible Say About Climate Change

November 17, 2018

Three American Evangelicals consider faith, theology, and global warming. Kyle Meyaard Schaap, National Organizer and spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (YECA) and Corina Newsome, YECA steering committee member on the diversity and civic engagement subcommittees, along with Rev. Josh Gibson, pastor of Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church in Sunbury, PA, chat with host, Peterson Toscano about the Bible, stewardship, loving our neighbor, heaven, and earth. Discover how these Evangelicals approach the often political topic of climate change, and learn how to connect with Bible believers, who may not be environmentalists but care very much for what happens to people and to our earthly home. 

Art House

In response to the question, What Does the Bible Say About Climate Change? Tony Buffusio from the Bronx, NY (a comic creation of Peterson Toscano) tells the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis. Joseph lives in Egypt during a time of temporary regional shifts in the climate. Not only does he predict changes in weather patterns, he developes a plan of how to look after the people. Peterson is a Bible scholar with a passion for looking after the welfare of people who are affected by extreme weather events.

Puzzler Question

We hear from Jay Greene in Salisbury, England. She tells us what her faith has to do with climate change. 

Since this is such a rich question, we want to keep it open another month. 

Louis, someone you know from your faith community asks why are you involved in climate change work. You say, Lots of reasons, but a big part is because of my faith. Louis looks puzzled. He asks, Climate Change? What’s faith got to do with it?

So what do you say to Louis? How is climate change connected to your faith or religion or spiritual practice? How is climate change connnected to your faith or religion or spiritual practice? What do you have to add to this topic?

Send your answers to Peterson by December 10, 2018. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from.

You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.) 

Dig Deeper

Here is a listing to the various Bible passages referenced in Ep 30. You can look up these verses at BibleGateway.

Genesis 1:26, Genesis 2:15, Leviticus 25:4, Pslam 24:1,2, Psalm 104:10-15, Colossians 1:15, Revelation 21, Matthew 25:31-46, Romans 8:19-21

 

You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunesStitcher RadioSoundCloudPodbeanNorthern Spirit RadioGoogle PlayPlayerFM, and TuneIn Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.

If you listen on iTunes, please consider rating and reviewing us!

 

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CCU: 2018 Congressional Education Day Logistics Review (Audio)

November 9, 2018

Are you curious about what to expect about the conference and lobby day?

Join hosts ​Taylor ​Krause, CCL's Executive Assistant and Sara Wanous, CCL's Membership Coordinator, for a final walk-through of the who, what, when, where, how and why of the 2018 International Conference & Lobby Day in Washington, DC.

If you’re attending for the first time​ this is ​a highly valuable webinar in preparing for what to expect with the schedule, logistics, and final details.

CCL's website: https://citizensclimatelobby.org

Follow us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby

Twitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Youtube: www.cclusa.org/youtube

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CCU: 2018 June Meeting Analysis (Audio)

November 2, 2018

Join CCL's Vice President of Government Affairs Dr. Danny Richter as he presents his annual analysis of the 500+ meetings CCL volunteers have with members of Congress or their staff in June each summer.

This lesson reviews the June Meeting Analysis, how to use it in a meeting with a Member of Congress, the media, potential endorsers, and the larger community, as well as sharing our two-page leave-behind. The documents and resources reviewed in the lesson are available in CCL Community as well as the top topics tool we use to prepare for meetings with members of Congress or their staff.

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CC Radio Ep 29 Truth, Fact, and Cli Fi

October 27, 2018

When telling climate change stories, truth is more important than facts. Host, Peterson Toscano shares his own bizarre climate change coming out story. Like many people, he was aware of climate change, but it never hit him in the heart or the gut--until one day. Moving, funny, and unexpected, his awakening came when climate change hit him and his Italian-American/South African family close to home. In addition to telling how he woke up to the reality of climate change, he shares listeners' responses to the Puzzler Question—What Does Climate Change Mean to You?

Art House

We learn about climate fiction or “cli-fi” from Elizabeth Rush. Although she is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed non-fiction book, Rising—Dispatches from the New American Shore, she also teaches cli-fi at Brown University. She reveals the differences and important contributions both humanities and science students bring to the course. She also provides us with a reading list and discusses:

Gold, Fame, Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins

10:04 by Ben Lerner

New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

Puzzler

The puzzler question is such an important part of this show. These questions are designed to help you improve in your climate communication skills. 

New Puzzler Question (especially designed for people of faith)

You are at a place of worship and you have fliers about an upcoming climate change event. Louis, someone you know from your faith community asks why are you involved in climate change work. You say, Lots of reasons, but a big part is because of my faith. Louis looks puzzled. He asks, Climate Change? What’s faith got to do with it?

So what do you say to Louis? How is climate change connected to your faith or religion or spiritual practice?

Send Peterson your answers. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from.

Get back to him by November, 15, 2018. You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or better yet leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)

Dig Deeper

You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunesStitcher RadioSoundCloudPodbeanNorthern Spirit RadioGoogle PlayPlayerFM, and TuneIn Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.

If you listen on iTunes, please consider rating and reviewing us!

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CCU: Using Yale’s Climate Opinion 3.0 Maps To Influence Your Decision Maker

October 19, 2018

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication conducts scientific studies on public opinion and behavior, informs the decision-making of governments, media, companies, and advocates, educates the public about climate change, and helps build public and political will for climate action.

In this training, join Yale’s Program on Climate Change Communication Project Manager Eric Fine and Research Scientist Dr. Jennifer Morlan as they explain the climate opinion modeling estimates from Yale, the 2018 updates to Yale’s Climate Opinion 3.0 Maps, and how we can leverage the data in our meetings with Congress, the media and others.

CCL's website: https://citizensclimatelobby.org

Follow us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby

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Youtube: www.cclusa.org/youtube

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CCU: Growing Your Local Group (Audio)

October 15, 2018
Looking for new insights in getting other community members more engaged in your advocacy work with CCL?
 
Join CCL’s Northwest Regional Coordinator Tamara Staton and Brett Cease, Volunteer Education & Engagement Coordinator as they discuss strategies for finding and engaging people to become active volunteers in your local chapter.
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October 2018 National Call with former Congressman David Jolly

October 14, 2018

Even if Democrats take the House in November, legislation to price carbon will need to be bipartisan, and that leads us to this month’s conversation with former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL). Before giving up his House seat to run for Senate, Jolly was an early member of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus and a cosponsor of the Republican climate resolution introduced by former Rep. Chris Gibson. Speaking in 2016, Jolly said, “I’m sick and tired of going nowhere in addressing large problems and I’d like to see our party accept the science and say we believe in conservative solutions.”

 

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