Photo by Lyn Topinka (USGS)
Interviews with the Four Candidates for Tacoma Port Commissioner on 9/22
Videos coming soon
Senate and House Calling Campaigns
The CCL Senate calling campaign far exceeded its goal! Over 50,000 emails and phone calls asking for a price on carbon flooded Senate offices over the last three weeks. Thanks to all who participated! If you missed it, it’s not too late to contact your Senator: cclusa.org/senate
And now the House! A similar push is on until August 31st to call our representatives and ask for a price on carbon (“and dividend" can be part of the message). For instructions: cclusa.org/house Want to volunteer for the phonebank? cclusa.org/phonebank-signup. This effort can influence policy in the budget reconciliation bill coming up. With everyone's help, the CCL House calling campaign will be just as successful as the Senate one!
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
Lakewood Farmers Market took place on August 20. See Photos
Monthly CO2 Average at Mauna Loa (Details)
August 2021: 414.47 ppm
August 2020: 412.78 ppm
Last updated: September 7, 2021
From Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute (9/17/21), The Only Long-Range Solution to Climate Change
Also from Vox (9/12/21), How to end the American obsession with driving
From Vox (9/10/21), What’s the worst that could happen?
From Undark (9/9/21), Opinion: The Messy Truth About Carbon Footprints
From The Guardian (9/8/21), Vast majority of fossil fuels 'must stay in the ground' to stem climate crisis
A bipartisan Infrastructure Bill that includes funding aimed at addressing climate issues passed the Senate on August 10th. A budget reconciliation bill that could include more specific climate measures (including hopefully a carbon fee and dividend) is now in process.
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!