Yolo CCL Summer 2019
Yolo CCL May Meeting 7:00 PM Wednesday, 7/10 at the Yolo/Davis Public Library
National Meeting and Washington DC Lobbying Update, Upcoming Events
May 2019 - HR 763 now has 35 co-sponsors in the House, including 14 members from California.
January 2019 - Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act reintroduced into new 116th Congress as HR 763. Click here for more details.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2018 – Today, 5 members of the U.S. House of Representatives from both parties introduced the most significant climate change legislation Congress has seen in over a decade. Click here to read the details on HR 7173.
The just-released National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century. Click here to read more.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released it's 2018 update on climate change with the key message that we are already seeing the consequences of 1 degree C of global warming through more extreme weather, rising sea levels, and disappearing Arctic sea ice. Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees ( to keep under that 2 degree mark) is possible to do, but it would require us to act on a wider scale and faster than we've ever done. Part of that action should be pricing carbon.
Congressman Garamendi addressing the audience
Bonnie Dixon asking about co-sponsoring HR 763
Rob Beggs asking about international considerations
Yolo CCL at Garamendi Climate Change Meeting
Yolo CCL was invited to participate in a meeting on February 19 with Congressman Garamendi on solutions to climate change. The Congressman answered questions from the audience, including two questions from CCL members. He responded that he would consider co-sponsoring HR 763.
Yolo CCL Member Nick Jensen lobbies Congress on CCL Education Day in November
On November 13, 2018, UCD graduate student and Yolo CCL member Nick Jensen joined hundreds of other CCL members from around the country to talk to members of Congress and their aides about support for climate action in their districts and our proposed legislative approach. The big emphasis was to make climate action a bridge issue across the aisle. Photo is of Nick and other CCL members along with Congressman Garamendi's legislative directors outside the Congressman's office.
Tabling at Woodland Tomato Festival
Good music and food, lots of visitors
Tabling at the Whole Earth Festival
Sharing how the CCL approach can be effective globally
Meeting Congressman Garamendi at his Basque BBQ