Photo by Lyn Topinka (USGS)
CCL National June Conference
"The Push for a Price on Carbon"
Held on June 12-13. Full recordings of the sessions are available here.
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? It's simply setting up and staffing an attractive interactive booth at events like farmers’ markets and expositions and engaging with folks to learn about climate change and solutions like the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. 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. The next planned event so far is the Steilacoom Drive Electric Event on September 11 from 11am - 3pm. There may be more as the summer progresses!
Security and Sustainability Forum Presents
Sixty Minutes with Ecological Economists Hazel Henderson and Kate Raworth
Mon, Jun 28, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
“Join ecological economist and futurist, Hazel Henderson, in a 60-minute dialogue with Kate Raworth an English economist working for the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. Kate is known for her work on doughnut economics. Her work shows how we can break our addiction to growth; redesign money, finance, and business to be in service to people; and create economies that are regenerative and distributive by design.”
Monthly CO2 Average at Mauna Loa (Details)
May 2021: 419.13 ppm
May 2020: 417.31 ppm
Last updated: June 7, 2021
From Scientific American (6/20/21), The Delusion of Infinite Economic Growth
From the NY Times (6/14/21), Our Response to Climate Change Is Missing Something Big, Scientists Say
From Yale Climate Connections (6/8/21), Geoengineering: A worst-case Plan B? Or a fuse not to be lit?
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!