We are the Yolo County Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, working together with other CCL chapters and climate advocates throughout the U.S. and world to pass economically practical legislation for solving the problem of greenhouse gas induced global warming.
In Joint Meeting with CCL Yolo and CCL Santa Rosa, Congressman Mike Thompson Agrees to Cosponsor Key Climate Legislation
CCL Santa Rosa and CCL Yolo held a video conference meeting with our Congressman Mike Thompson on 11/7. The Congressman gave us updates on the situation for climate legislation and excellent feedback on actions we could do to help. He also agreed to cosponsor three bills that CCL is seeking to advance in Congress - The Big Wires Act, the Increased TSP Act, and the RISEE Act.
The Big Wires Act would increase electrical interconnection between regions of the country, hastening deployment of renewable energy generation, making it more widely available in the power mix, and improving overall electrical grid reliability.
The Increased TSP Act would increase the number of technical service providers available to farmers and ranchers for carbon sequestration projects implementation and credits.
The RISEE Act would devote a portion of offshore wind energy leases to improving coastal infrastructure resilience.
A huge thanks to Congressman Thompson for stepping forward on these key bills.
Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act Reintroduced
At an event in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Monday, Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) announced his plans to reintroduce our core legislation. The Congressman delivered remarks alongside CCL staffer Olivia Melonas and CCL Santa Barbara volunteer Carol Schwyzer, which you can watch on YouTube. And as of today (9/27), he has officially reintroduced the bill in the House.
Big Wires Act Introduced
Building out the electrical grid and providing interconnections between regions is critical to getting full effectiveness from the climate provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act. The Big Wires Act, introduced by Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) and Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA-50), is a key part of CCL's strategy for supporting green infrastructure and permitting reform. Use the new click-to-call action tool to contact members of Congress such as our own Rep. Mike Thompson. See this 2 minute video for usage instructions.
James Hansen Sounds the Alarm Bells
(Aug. 2023) James Hansen, sometimes known as the father of climate change analysis, expounds on the current science and observations (link):
"Global temperature in June and July (Fig. 1) shot far above the prior records for those months for the 140 years of good instrumental data. Early indications are that warming exceeds expectation based on only the long-term trend due to increasing greenhouse gases (GHGs) plus the emerging El Nino. Three additional mechanisms will have a near-term effect, with a result that the 12-month mean global temperature likely will pierce the 1.5°C warming level before this time next year. Uncertainties in present analyses draw attention to the inadequacy of and the precarious state of crucial global observations."
Climate restoration presentation
(April 2023) We had a total of 76 people (including 10 via Zoom) attend the Climate Restoration Presentation in Davis. There was plenty of good information, good Q&A, and networking. Thanks to all who attended and to Peter Fiekowsky for his presentation. For a transcript of the event, click here.
For more information on the potential and the research needs for ocean biotic climate restoration, see this link at the National Academy of Sciences. Here is their summary:
Yolo CCL attends Congressman Thompson's Woodland office opening
Yolo CCL members met with Woodland office staff, Congressman Thompson, and many local friends at the Woodland office opening.
Woodland City Council Passes Climate Safe California Endorsement
Our thanks to the Woodland City Council for passing a resolution to endorse the Climate Safe California Platform, which was supported by Yolo CCL and other local groups.
What we do
Yolo CCL has been spreading the good news about a nonpartisan approach to global warming that can do the heavy lifting, be effective internationally, and actually improve the economy. We lobby members of Congress and provide public outreach. We table at numerous community events, present to local groups, and hold meetings with Congressman Thompson and other members of Congress and their aides on advancing climate legislation. We work with other climate advocacy groups on moving solutions forward at all levels.
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