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.  

Yolo county climate action

Check out the latest on Yolo County's Climate Action Plan and take their survey.

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."

CCL's Ben Pendergrass as Quoted by NBC News

NBC's coverage of the Republican Presidential Debate included questions for our own Ben Pendergrass :  "Ben Pendergrass, a conservative and the vice president of government affairs at Citizens’ Climate Lobby, an environmental group, praised Haley for openly acknowledging the reality of climate change at the debate, while recognizing the conservative perspective on reducing global emissions, not just American emissions, to solve the sprawling issue of climate change." (Aug. 2023)

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:

"Among the biotic approaches, research on ocean iron fertilization and seaweed cultivation offer the greatest opportunities for evaluating the viability of possible biotic ocean CDR approaches; research on the potential CDR and sequestration permanence for ecosystem recovery would also be beneficial in the context of ongoing marine conservation efforts. "  

Infrastructure Permitting Reform Moving to Center Stage

In case you missed it C2ES announced their Reaching for 2030: Climate and Energy Policy Priorities. The video of the event is worth a watch for Reps. Marionette Miller-Meeks R (IA-2) and Scott Peters D (CA-52).

See Rep. Peter’s excellent POWER ON Act. NEPA is a 70's era law designed to stop projects and, in its current form, continues to fulfill its role by stopping us from building our way to a clean energy future. For those looking for the ideas that will supercharge the clean energy transition, permitting reform is it.

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.  


See the new Bipartisan Climate Action Fund here:

Bipartisan Climate Action 

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.

Join us and come work together.