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“Climate and Weather Reporting” With Meteorologist Amber Sullins – Citizens’ Climate Lobby Conference Call Tomorrow!

Omaha CCL’s April Meeting
Saturday, April 14th – 11:45 a.m.
Augustana Lutheran Church Fellowship Wing

38th and Lafayette

Guest Speaker: Meteorologist Amber Sullins

Conference Call Description
With surveys showing a persistent gap between what scientists say about climate change and what the public thinks scientists believe, it’s clear that Americans need more exposure to the views of scientific experts. As Amber Sullins says, the only scientist most people hear from is the person who delivers the weather forecast every evening. That’s why the Phoenix meteorologist talks about climate change during her reports.

Sullins, who holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Arizona in Tucson, joins Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s conference call tomorrow to discuss how meteorologists are helping the public to connect the dots between climate change and our changing weather.

LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
NOVA Video: “Decoding the Weather Machine,” in which scientists explore the question, “How Is Earth’s Climate Changing?” airs next Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. on NET.

Watch the trailer here. 

Highlights from 2017 Congressional Education Day

By Flannery Winchester, Citizens Climate Lobby

What an incredible week! CCL’s 4th annual Congressional Education Day was our largest November lobbying event to date, with more than 600 attendees registered and more than 400 lobby meetings scheduled on the Hill.

Even with 600 CCLers there in person, we know there were thousands more across the country who would have loved to be with us. For that reason, we captured and shared lots of the conference on social media, so everyone could join in virtually. Here is a roundup of the highlights.

About Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL)
CCL is working toward legislation that would:

  • Place a fee on fossil fuels at the source: well, mine or port of entry.
  • Distribute the net revenues to U.S. households to offset higher energy costs.
  • Include a border tariff adjustment to discourage businesses from relocating where they can emit more CO2. This will also encourage other nations to adopt equivalent carbon pricing.

Nebraska currently has 5 CCL Chapters. To learn more, click a link, below, to a chapter near you, or visit CCL’s website to read about ways you can become involved.

The Climate Solutions Caucus: Currently there are 62 Members: 31 Republicans and 31 Democrats.

Climate Solutions Caucus

Bacon, others to explore climate change solutions during conservation summit in Omaha

By Roseann Moring, Omaha World-Herald

U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., and a former Republican congressman who’s pushing conservative solutions to climate change will headline a summit on conservation in Omaha this week. The event, on Saturday, is the Nebraska Conservation Summit, hosted by the Nebraska League of Conservation Voters. It will “explore the political conversations happening across the country when it comes to climate change and how we might solve this global challenge through bipartisanship,” according to a press release. Click here to continue reading

Photo: Representative  Don Bacon took questions on topics like health care and guns at a town hall at Papillion-LaVista High School on Monday. Credit: Julia Nagy / Omaha World-Herald

Climate Solutions Caucus
Representative Bacon is a member of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. Caucus membership is kept even between Democrats and Republicans, currently numbering 60 members.

What is the Climate Solutions Caucus?
The Climate Solutions Caucus is a bipartisan group in the US House of Representatives which will explore policy options that address the impacts, causes, and challenges of our changing climate. The caucus was founded in February of 2016 by two south-Florida representatives Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), who serve as co-chairs of the caucus.

The Caucus will serve as an organization to educate members on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and protect our nation’s economy, security, infrastructure, agriculture, water supply and public safety,” according to documents filed with the Committee on House Administration.

Source: Citizens’ Climate Lobby

2017 Nebraska Conservation Summit

Hosted by the Nebraska League of Conservation Voters and the
Nebraska Conservation Education Fund

November 11, 2017
Thompson Alumni Center at UNO
6705 Dodge St, Omaha, Nebraska 68182
1:30 to 4 p.m.

The Summit will explore the political conversations happening across the country when it comes to action on climate change, and how we might solve this global challenge through bipartisanship. Congressman Bob Inglis and Congressman Don Bacon will be the featured presenters.  The format of this event will be a discussion with the two Congressmen, moderated by NLCV. 

For additional details and to purchase tickets, click here.

The business case for pollinator-friendly solar sites

By Steve Levitsky, Brian Riddle, Dennis Van Engelsdorp, and Albert Todd Published by GreenBiz

Pollinator habitat on solar sites is a common practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and is abundantly feasible wherever solar installations are replacing row crops. The practice simply uses a different seed mix — not turf grass — to create a low-growing and shade-tolerant flowering meadow. These flowering plants have many agricultural and ecological benefits. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that globally, 75 percent of food crops rely at least partially on pollination. Pollinator-friendly solar sites can bring pollinators into closer contact with food crops. Read more here.

Photo Credit: Fresh Energy

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING

What is the Climate Solutions Caucus?
Citizens Climate Lobby Website Post

The Climate Solutions Caucus is a bipartisan group in the US House of Representatives which will explore policy options that address the impacts, causes, and challenges of our changing climate. The caucus was founded in February of 2016 by two south-Florida representatives Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) who will serve as co-chairs of the caucus.

“The Caucus will serve as an organization to educate members on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and protect our nation’s economy, security, infrastructure, agriculture, water supply and public safety,” according to documents filed with the Committee on House Administration. Membership will be kept even between Democrats and Republicans.
Click here to read more.