Photo by Lyn Topinka (USGS)
Call Your Senators!
And please ask your friends and family to call too in the next 3 weeks.
From Mark Reynolds, CCL Director: “The Senate is deciding right now what action they’ll take on climate change…We need 500 emails and calls to each senator (from WA) asking for a price on carbon in this year’s budget reconciliation bill. We could have a price on carbon this fall!”
Go to cclusa.org/senate for more details.
Potluck Picnic and Chapter Meeting
We enjoyed meeting in person! On Saturday the 17th, earlier in the month than usual, we had a potluck picnic at Wapato Park. New and old members had a great time on a gorgeous evening with delicious food and discussed future directions for the group, including how we should meet. See below for the options we discussed. Contact Chuck Jensen with your preferences.
Continue all meetings on Zoom
All meetings in person at the Univ. Puget Sound Library
Alternate months, in-person and Zoom meetings
Meet in person except for Zoom in the winter months
Meet on Zoom except for quarterly in-person meetings
Create an in-person/Zoom hybrid method ASAP (we are working on this!)
Back to the Table
At last, CCL tablers can get out in public and promote the fight against climate change in person! What is tabling? We pass out information, attract kids with activities, chat, provide sign-ups and petitions. It’s a great way to get started as a CCL volunteer. Join the fun! Contact Linda Cohan for more information.
The Tacoma Ocean Fest took place on June 6. See Photos
Climate Justice Festival, Sunday, August 1, 4 - 7 pm
Farmers Markets, selected dates in August TBA
Monthly CO2 Average at Mauna Loa (Details)
June 2021: 418.94 ppm
June 2020: 416.60 ppm
Last updated: July 6, 2021
From Inside Climate News (7/21/21), Do Leaked Climate Reports Help or Hurt Public Understanding of Global Warming?
From the NY Times (7/21/21), America in 2090: The Impact of Extreme Heat, in Maps
SciAm's (7/21/21), Earth & Environment weekly
An Opinion by Ezra Klein of the NY Times (7/15/21), It Seems Odd That We Would Just Let the World Burn
From SciAm (6/20/21), The Delusion of Infinite Economic Growth
Senators Whitehouse and Schatz introduced the Save Our Future Act on June 16. 2021. It combines carbon pricing with environmental justice concerns. Details
Olympia had a truly historic legislative session for climate bills! The Clean Fuel Standard (HB1091) and the Climate Commitment Act (SB5126) both passed, among others. You can continue to enter your support for climate bills at the WA State Legislative Website, public testimony.
Join CCL's Monthly Calling Campaign
In fact, you can become a 5-minute climate activist by joining our CCL Monthly Calling Campaign to call our Members of Congress. Sign up at CCL National. You'll be sent a reminder, contact info, and are given an optional script. It's easy!