Join us Tuesday October 8 at 6pm
at St. James Episcopal Church at 5 West Olive and So. Tracy (See: Google Maps )
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Meet great people working towards a practical solution to our climate crisis.
Plus, hear the latest from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Report from Dr. John Abraham on our national conference call.
Click here to be counted in our annual update of CCL members! Members of Congress pay attention when we’re backed by their constituents.
New Member? Join the national CCL Introductory calls any Wednesday at 6pm. Register at http://citizensclimatelobby.org/options-for-action/start-a-group/introductory-call/. Or, check out our ten minute super inspiring video at http://citizensclimatelobby.org/
We met with Darin Thacker, Congressman Daines’ Legislative Director! Collette Brooks Hops, Don Funke, Nick Bentley, and Kristen Walser joined Citizens Climate Lobby Legislative Director Danny Richter and Mr. Thacker Sept. 12 for an early morning Skype. Before the sun was up, we were discussing CO2 emissions scenarios and revenue neutral carbon tax! Mr. Thacker wants to know more about how jobs would be affected and wants to keep in touch!
Global Warming ‘Hiatus’ is the real hoax. You may have noticed an LA Times/AP article in the Daily Chronicle Weds. Sept. 23 on the Global Warming ‘Hiatus’. While seemingly ‘balanced’, it was a clear representation of the methods used in Rupert Murdock-owned media outlets, like Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, to sow seeds of doubt just prior to the IPCC release, and similar tactics may have contributed to Australia’s recent turn around on its carbon tax. Check here for ways to respond to similar arguments!
Jet Stream in the News! After Paul Beckwith’s whirlwind tour of the earth’s climate in our conference call last month, NPR featured a story on the same topic 9/25/13. Scientists have tracked the jet stream (high altitude winds that circle the earth in a wavy pattern and guide our surface weather) going further north, drawn by the diminishing coolness of the Arctic compared to the Tropics. With the Arctic heating 2 to 3 times faster than lower latitudes, there’s less heat differential with the equatorial zone, and less impetus for upper winds to move. The effects can be to create pockets where the winds and weather stall in one place, like the rain flooding Colorado this summer, or the 2010 drought in Russia.