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9.29.2014

PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH IS OVER, NOW WHAT?

Last evening there was a showing in Tallahassee of the video, Disruption, about the recent climate change march and groups organizing a significant people presence to bring about real political action on climate change.  

Discussions follow the showings of films organized by Transition Tallahassee and other groups at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Tallahassee.  Last night's conversation included the Citizen's Climate Lobby and their mission to have legislation passed to create a tax on carbon.  If you haven't been following this issue, it's beginning to gain traction.  

You can read up on the revenue neutral carbon tax that is being proposed here:
http://citizensclimatelobby.org/carbon-tax/  Also, you can read a short summary of the book on Climate Policy written by FSU professor Shi-Ling Hsu here:  HSU_carbon_tax_precisFinal  (downloads as PDF)

If you want to get up to speed locally on the proposed tax on carbon, Tallahassee's chapter of the International Citizen Climate Lobby meets monthly and also has telephone calls with national leaders updating folks on issues.  You may want to join their Facebook page at: 
https://www.facebook.com/tallahassee.ccl

The next meeting of the Citizen's Climate Lobby local chapter is: 
Thursday, October 2nd. at 6:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church Education Building
110 North Adams Street, #Tallahassee.

This article from Resilience highlights Oil Companies Quietly Prepare For a Future of Carbon Pricing:
The toll of fossil fuel emissions — from the ballooning costs of crop insurance tied to climate-related weather extremes, to the ravages of sea level rise in coastal areas, to stresses on health services as tropical diseases migrate northward — is part of the discussions at the UN climate summit in New York this week. And the new carbon mathematics is putting a spotlight on the oil industry: Earlier this year, all four of the major oil companies were listed in the journal Climatic Change as being among the 90 global businesses responsible for two-thirds of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. 
If you missed the showing of Disruption, you can watch it online here:
http://watchdisruption.com/  it's an hour long.

Films related to the environment are shown as part of Transition Tallahassee's on-going video series shown at 4:00 PM on the fourth Sunday of the month at the UU Church, 2810 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee.  They are free and open to the public--with snacks! 

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