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Davos World Economic Forum: Climate change poses HUGE risks to the economy

Whatever you think of billionaires, it’s almost always better to have them on your side rather than as foes. That’s why news from one of the world’s glitziest gatherings of the high and mighty, the World Economic Forum at Davos, bodes well for climate activists. Prior to meeting this week, the WEF published its celebrated annual […]

Former congressman Carlos Curbelo weighs in on climate progress

“You can always count on me!” is how former Florida Representative Carlos Curbelo signed off of Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s national call this month.  While in office, Curbelo worked closely with CCL as the Republican co-chair of the Climate Solutions Caucus. Today, between “enjoying the private life a bit” and serving as a fellow at Columbia’s Center on […]

Which 2020 candidates support carbon prici

    In past years, presidential campaigns have rarely mentioned global warming, let alone offered major policy proposals. 2020 will be different for many reasons. By Bob Taylor Dire reports from the world’s scientific community make it clear that we must act now. Extreme weather has increased markedly in recent years, from wildfires to hurricanes, and has […]

After the fire: What Californians devastated by wildfire can do about climate change (Video)

Around the world, people are experiencing increasingly severe extreme weather events: floods, droughts, heat waves, hurricanes, and wildfires, like the one that destroyed the town of Paradise, California in November 2018. It’s more necessary than ever to talk about why these tragedies are happening – climate change – and what we can do to stop them. […]

Hold my beer: Craft breweries organizing for climate change to save the industry

As the impact of climate change continues to escalate, more industries are experiencing substantial challenges to successful business operation. Breweries in particular are realizing the very real threat climate change poses to their industry, and have therefore started to speak out on the issue before one of America’s proudest and most profitable products is made […]

CCL members join Youth Climate Strike

Even if you’re not sure who she is, you’ve probably seen her face and Skolstrejk för Klimatetsign. 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg understands the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions. She knows if we don’t heed the advice of scientists and rapidly lower emissions by 2030, her generation will grow up with the catastrophic consequences […]

Citizens’ Climate Lobby on AOC’s Green New Deal: Americans want bold climate solutions

Today, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey released a non-binding resolution that would “recognize the duty of the federal government to create a Green New Deal.” The phrase “Green New Deal” quickly trended on social media, and the resolution garnered support from dozens of Democratic members of Congress, including Democratic presidential candidates. By Citizens’ Climate Lobby […]

Climate action: Bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend bill reintroduced in Congress

A group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives has reintroduced the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, the groundbreaking bipartisan climate solution to price carbon, give revenue to households and bring greenhouse gas emissions down 90 percent by 2050. Sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL), Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), Rep. […]

Spreading the message: Q&A with the Outdoor Writers Association of America

Though the Outdoor Writers Association of America as a professional journalism guild does not advocate on issues outside of that space, many of its members are committed to conserving natural resources, and using film, radio, and the written word to communicate the threats facing our natural world and resources. By Citizens’ Climate Lobby The OWAA […]